Festive Fun Awaits

The holidays are a magical time of year at Belmond Charleston Place. Here are some of the activities within the hotel that make it one of Charleston’s most unique holiday stays.

Holiday Train

Upon arrival, you will be entertained by an immense model train display, inspired by the legendary Venice Simpson-Orient-Express. The miniature replica travels more than 300 feet of tracks through a snow-covered village complete with shops, resorts and an eight-foot tall hand carved-mountain. Delighting kids of all ages through January 2.

The Shops at Belmond Charleston PlaceShopper’s Delight

Knock out your gift list with a stop at The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place. Delight that special someone with a timeless gift from Gucci or Louis Vuitton and pick up stylish clothing for Mom and Dad at Anne Fontaine and Tommy Bahama. With more than 20 world-class stores, you will find something for everyone on your list.

Extended Shopping Hours:

December 12-23 10am to 8pm

Except for the following days:

Sunday, December 18 12 noon to 5pm

Christmas Eve 12/24 10am to 5pm (Saturday)

Christmas Day 12/25 Closed (Sunday)

New Years Eve 12/31 10am to 6pm (Saturday)

New Year’s Day 1/1/17 Closed

Located on the 4th floor, The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place offers local products and indulgent gift ideas. Treat yourself to a pedicure post shopping or pick up a gift card for that hard-to-please person on your list.

Meeting at MarketMemorable Meals

Catch up with loved ones over with a draft beer in the new sporting pub, Meeting at Market. Or toast to the holiday season at the newly expanded Thoroughbred Club, which features a variety of seasonal cocktails, including The Conductor, inspired by the model train in the lobby.

Celebrate the season with good cheer, good company and and gourmet meals. Join the Charleston Grill on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for Chef Michelle Weaver’s special prix fix menu featuring several choices for each course. Or indulge in informal elegance at the garden-like Palmetto Cafe, which is offering a Christmas Day Buffet.

Reservations required. Call 843-577-4522.

With so much to do this holiday season, it is the perfect time to visit Charleston and Belmond Charleston Place.

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Join the Charleston Art Walk

Four times a year, more than 40 art galleries in the French Quarter neighborhood of Charleston welcome art lovers into their spaces after hours. From the galleries dotting Broad Street, the growing presence on Upper King Street and the tucked away galleries in between, Charleston’s art scene is truly thriving. The next Art Walk happens Friday, December 2nd from 5-8pm. If you can’t make the sip and stroll, take a glimpse at our guide to contemporary and fine art in Charleston for your next visit.

The Corrigan Gallery on Queen Street features a wonderful array of representational and abstract art that molds the traditional charm of old Charleston with a contemporary flair.

Dog & Horse Fine Art

Dog & Horse Fine Art

Established by Sotheby’s-educated curator Jayne Milligan Spector, the Dog & Horse Fine Art gallery features three centuries of dog and horse fine art from top quality artists across the Americas and Europe.

Since 2004, the Helena Fox Fine Art gallery has exhibited fine contemporary representational art. The nationally and internationally recognized works include impressionistic landscapes, realistic still lifes, as well as wildlife sculptures and handcrafted jewelry.

Located in one of Charleston’s most famous historic buildings, the magnificent space of the Martin Gallery boasts a variety of works from numerous mediums, including oils, acrylics, bronzes, marbles, terra-cottas and glass.

Robert Lange Studios

Robert Lange Studios

Voted the best art gallery in Charleston for the last four years by Charleston City Paper, Robert Lange Studios features award-winning visual artists. Its focus on individuals and subjective style has set it apart as one of the city’s finest.

For more than 30 years, the John C. Doyle Art Gallery has been featuring works by one of Charleston’s first and finest gallery artists. The gallery showcases Doyle’s original oils, sketches and photography. It is the exclusive gallery of Charleston’s renown Margaret Petterson and impressionist Danielle Cather Cohen.

Don’t miss out on this incredible aesthetic experience. With Charleston’s art scene continuing to expand, the exciting blend of contemporary and fine art is certain to captivate visitors. See our concierge for more recommendations.

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Experience the magic of the Belmond Holiday Train

Inspired by the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE), the world’s most legendary train and one of Belmond’s seven luxury rail experiences, the Holiday Train is one of Belmond Charleston Place’s most memorable traditions. Since 2001, this fully operational replica has been traversing the hotel’s grand lobby every holiday season. Visitors will marvel at the train’s intricate design as it travels over more than 300 feet of track. The immense spectacle of the scenery is certain to grab attention. Complete with a hand carved, eight-foot mountain, hundreds of handcrafted trees and a miniature world of ski resorts, hotels, inns, shops and vintage automobiles, the glorious scene takes visitors back to alpine Europe during the early 20th century, with the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express was in its early days.

Visitors this year will be able to witness the addition of an underground subway, courtesy of model train designer and enthusiast Lou Nappi. The Nappi family has been arranging the impressive model train scene for nearly two decades, with four generations of family members working to put the centerpiece of the Belmond Charleston Place lobby together.

Watch our time lapse video of the magical Belmond train come to life. The Belmond train operates daily from 9am to 10pm in the Charleston Place lobby from November 23, 2016, to January 2, 2017. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has often been called the “king of trains and the train for kings” – quite fitting for this behemoth among miniatures.

 

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