Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Boone Hall

  • Wine Under the Oaks ◊ December 8

Boon Hall Wine Under Oaks Dec 2019

Wine Under the Oaks on Sunday December 8, 2019 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm is one of the highlights of the December social calendar in the Lowcountry and a signature special event for Boone Hall Plantation. The event features an all star lineup of wineries and wine distributors who provide samples, gourmet food, a champagne and desserts tent, ice sculptures, wine and food pairings, live musical entertainment, specialty vendors, and more.

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  • Christmas At Boone Hall Plantation ◊ December 8 – January 1

Boon Hall Christmas Dec 2019

From December 8, 2019 through January 1, 2020 the Boone Hall Plantation home and grounds are beautifully decorated for the Christmas holidays. Recognized by USA TODAY 10Best, Boone Hall Plantation is one of the top “Historic Homes For The Holidays”.

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Drayton Hall

  • Deck the Hall Weekend Holiday Celebration ◊ December 7 & 8
    This Lowcountry holiday celebration is a fantastic weekend of oyster roasting, artisan shopping, workshops, and kids interactive experiences at Drayton Hall on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8.

Drayton Hall Holiday Weekend Dec 2019

  • Saturday, December 7
    • Christmastide for Kids at Drayton Hall 10:00 am 3:00 pm
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    • Deck the Hall Oyster Roast at Drayton Hall 6:00 – 8:30 pm
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  • Sunday, December 8
    • Deck the Hall Lowcountry Artisan Market 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Food Truck Brunch 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Book signing by author Susan Sully 1:00 pm
    • Book signing by Nathalie Dupree 2:00 pm
    • Hand Lettering for the Holidays Workshop 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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    • Holiday Floral Design Class 11:00 am 1:00 pm
    • Wreathing Making Workshop 2:00 – 4:00 pm
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    • Holiday Cookie Decorating Class 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Tax free holiday shopping in the new Shop at Drayton Hall.
  • Annual Holiday Spirituals Concerts ◊ December 14 & 15

Drayton Hall Holiday Spirituals Dec 2019

At 3:00 pm on December 14 and 15, 2019 Drayton Hall will hold our annual African American Spirituals Concerts. The only event to still be held inside historic Drayton Hall in Charleston, SC – the Spirituals Concert Series represents a most rare opportunity to experience the music of traditional spirituals. Two extraordinary and memorable performances by Ann Caldwell & The Magnolia Singers will be held this year.

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Magnolia Plantation

  • Lights of Magnolia ◊ November 15, 2019 through March 15, 2020 

Magnolia Plantation Lights Nov 2019

Step inside a unique blend of Chinese Culture and Southern hospitality. Lights of Magnolia is a 9 acre experience of larger-than-life Chinese lanterns in the shapes of flowers, animals, traditional Chinese symbols, and more. Stroll through 23 different themed areas and walk away with unforgettable memories.

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  • Children’s Holiday Village  ◊ December 1 – 31

Magnolia Plantation Childrens Holiday Village Dec 2019

The Children’s Garden at Magnolia will magically transform again this year into our Children’s Holiday Village where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Holiday Season! The Holiday Express will pick you up and take you on a whimsical 15-minute ride around the property and drop you off at Candy Cane Lane. We are celebrating Holiday traditions from around the world this year where you will learn some of the origins or popular traditions, taste unique treats and explore how other countries celebrate with themed activities. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be making a special appearance with some of their elves too!

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Middleton Place

  • Christmas on the Battery ◊ December 5 & 6

Middleton Christmas Battery Dec 2019

Theatrical performances complement a candlelight tour of the Edmondston-Alston House. Adorned in period costumes, performers reflect on past Christmas events that not only touched the lives of the Alston family, but also the city of Charleston. Event will be held on December 5 & 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (tours given continuously).

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  • Family Yuletide ◊ December 7

Middleton Yuletide Dec 2019

Gather the family and make nature-inspired holiday decor and crafts around warm fires on December 7 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The blacksmith, potter, cooper and seamstress will be plying their trades in candle-lit shops and interacting with guests about their roles at Middleton Place in the 18th century. Additionally, a live nativity scene will take place including several animals from the Stableyards. Seasonal refreshments will be provided.

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(Image Credits: boonehallplantation.com; draytonhall.org; magnoliaplantation.com;  middletonplace.org)