Christmas At Boone Hall Plantation◊December 6 – January 3 Tours of the plantation home during the Christmas holidays are included with regular paid admission to Boone Hall Plantation. There is no additional charge to tour the mansion beautifully decorated for the Christmas holidays. Click here for additional information.
Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall◊ December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19 Experience Drayton Hall at night this holiday season with a candlelight tour. This is a remarkable way to understand the house and lives which touched it from the perspective of a non-modernized colonial home. Tours are offered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings during December, 2020 between 6:00 and 7:00. Tours meet all COVID 19 safety guidelines. Click here for additional information and registration.
Virtual Wreath Making Class◊December 5 Local Charleston floral design artists, Roadside Blooms join Drayton Hall’s virtual holiday events with a virtual wreath making class broadcast on Zoom! All of your supplies are included and will be available for local pick up at Drayton Hall the week before the event! There could not be an easier way to learn wreath skills! This class will be broadcast on Zoom on Saturday, December 5 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Click here for additional information and registration.
Spirituals Virtual Concert◊ December 12 & 19 On two Saturdays this holiday season, December 12th and 19th, 2020, Drayton Hall will hold it’s annual African American Spirituals Concerts in a virtual format from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The Spirituals Concert Series represents a rare opportunity to experience the music of traditional spirituals. Two extraordinary and memorable performances by Ann Caldwell & The Magnolia Singers will be broadcast this year. Click here for additional information and registration.
Webinar: Historic Entertaining and Wine◊December 17 Join Curator Amber Satterthwaithe, Sommelier Catherine Coughlin, and UC Davis Professor Jim Lapsely for a romp through colonial entertaining and wine tales of the from the colonial period through the 19th century. This is a Donate What You Can Event. Click here for additional information and registration.
Christmas on the Battery: Carols, Candlelight & Gullah Christmas Stories◊December 3 & 4 Enjoy a special evening at the historic Edmondston-Alston House. Tour the festively decorated house by candlelight and hear the Charleston Caroling Company. Warm up in the courtyard with a glass of wine or hot cider where local storyteller, Fouché Sheppard, will perform Gullah Christmas stories. This event will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and masks will be required inside the house. For additional information and tickets, click here and select the date.
Grand Illumination and Dinner◊December 17, 18 & 19 Join actors in period costume as they take you back to the Christmas of 1782. This lively event celebrates the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the British troops. Guests will feast on early American cuisine from the colonial period in the Pavilion following the presentation. One modern version of an old dish was inspired by former Chef-in-residence and James Beard award winner, Edna Lewis. Torch-lit gardens, warm fires, dramatic scenes and presentations, and a chef and attendant served buffet will make Grand Illumination a memorable part of your holiday season. For additional information and tickets, click here and select the date.