Start a Holiday Tradition at Belmond Charleston Place

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with the streets decked out in holiday finery, homes strung with garland and the magical sound of carriages clip-clopping through the streets of Charleston. If you lean more towards palm trees and sunshine for winter weather, look no further than starting your own holiday tradition at Belmond Charleston Place.

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Allow yourself to be transported back in time with tours through the Aiken-Rhett House Museum and Nathaniel Russell House. These homes are rich in history, and widely recognized as icons in Charleston, offering a glimpse into life during the 19th century. Seasonally decorated, these homes exemplify the city’s approach to preserve the beauty of historic landmarks.

Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett Houses

Continue your new holiday traditions by exploring picturesque Charleston. Stroll along King Street, feast your eyes on the beautiful and abundant decorations, and continue to Marion Square with a cup of hot chocolate and view the colorful and enchanting lights and decorated trees.

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Prior to retiring to your luxurious accommodations, visit the lobby level of Belmond Charleston Place for its most beloved and memorable tradition, the holiday train. Designed and exclusively built in 1999 by Promotional Railroad of Piedmont, S.C., this beautiful G-scale train display features a replica of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE). With a hand-carved eight-foot mountain, hundreds of handcrafted trees, and a small-scale world of shops, inns and hotels, the VSOE holiday train takes visitors on a snow-covered journey through alpine Europe.

VSOE Holiday Train

Let the elevators whisk you away to your suite, and continue to revel in festive celebrations with your loved ones. Indulge in a private holiday meal, served by a butler and prepared by our award-winning chefs. Allow us to focus on the details, while you focus on your friends and family. With our award-winning food and beverage program, and completely customizable menu, this will be a tradition to continue for years.

With mild winters, beautiful décor and joyous festivities, this season is the perfect time to visit Charleston and start your own holiday traditions. Experience this blissful time at Belmond Charleston Place for a holiday to remember. Book now> 

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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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