South Carolina
New Year's in Charleston
Have a ball on New Year’s in Charleston as you witness the Festival of Lights, enjoy traditional Southern cuisine and learn about historic sites and architecture on expert-led walks.
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Program No. 20693RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Embark on a holiday adventure that celebrates the New Year in the heart of Charleston and the Lowcountry! Revel in the festivities of New Year’s Eve as you dine in and enjoy the ambiance of the Historic District. Marvel in the architecture of Charleston’s Historic District — and admire its holiday finery — during an expert-led walk. Experience the Lowcountry’s plantation history during field trips to Middleton Place and Boone Hall Plantation, and delight in holiday traditions at the historic Nathaniel Russell and Edmondston-Alston Homes. Clap and sing along at the Circular Church to Civil War songs, spirituals, gospel, jazz, some Gullah and Gershwin.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend New Year's Eve on St. James Island at the Holiday Festival of Lights before enjoying a dinner at the Mills House and attending a celebration at historic Marion Square.
  • Experience the history of plantation life during a field trip to Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark situated on the Ashley River.
  • Marvel in the artistry of sweet-grass baskets during a demonstration by a local Gullah artisan.
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