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.