Palm trees wrapped in festive décor and abundant blue skies welcome you to Charleston this holiday season. Make Charleston Place your home away from home for the holidays and celebrate at our holiday headquarters with your nearest and dearest. Whether listening to carolers in the Market Street Circle or watching the rare occurrence of a nightly snow fall, we’ll help you embrace the holidays to the fullest. Holiday Decor | Daily From November 25th through the holiday season, Charleston Place will transform into an enchanted winter wonderland, complete with whimsical all-white installations, immersive birch forests, and abundant garland throughout the hotel from Petaloso floral design studio. More than 70 decorated trees will adorn the hallways and courtyards, along with a 40-foot tree of lights in Market Street Circle. The holiday train, one of the hotel’s most memorable traditions celebrating its 20th season, will return this year traversing the grand lobby along 300 feet of track. Cocktails and Caroling | Fridays 5-8pm Join us on Fridays starting on November 26th, and get into the holiday spirit with Cocktails and Caroling in Market Street Circle. Sip on libations from the igloo bar while enjoying the festive sounds of The Charleston Caroling Company. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will also be available for purchase from local bakery, Baguette Magic. Let it Snow | Daily 6pm Every evening, “snow” will magically fall on Market Street Circle, blanketing the holiday trees and walkways in a lovely sheet of winter white. Come witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City! Holiday Comforts | Daily 5pm Sip on creative cocktails while enjoying festive sounds from the hotel’s talented musicians. Live piano music starts nightly at the Thoroughbred Club at 5pm and live jazz at the Charleston Grill on Wednesday-Sunday evenings starting at 5:30pm. Stock up on Stocking Stuffers Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm Home to luxury brands, boutique shops and local favorites, The Shops at Charleston Place are a one-stop shopping destination for all of your gift-giving needs. Historic District Holiday Tour | December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 Join the Lid Lady for a private, curated holiday tour of Charleston’s Historic District. Learn about the city’s treasured holiday traditions as you pass homes elegantly adorned and celebrate the season with a Champagne toast. $30/pp. Call 843 732 6674 or book via the link. Advance reservations required. Photo provided by Anne Rhett Photography. Candlelight Tour and Cocktails | December 3-4, 9-11, 16-18 Step back in time and enjoy a candlelight tour of the Nathaniel Russell House, a National Historic Landmark dating back to 1808 as a docent will guide you through the artfully preserved home. $25/pp. Tours start at 6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm on select dates. Call 843 722 1149 or book via the link. Advance reservations required. Save the Date Wednesday, December 3 | Cocktails and Conversations 5pm-7pm | Exclusively available for guests of The Club, local artist Renee Lever will bring her talents to the lounge for a live painting demonstration along with conversation around her artistic process and inspirations. Saturday, December 11 | Painting Class 3pm-5pm | Join notable local artist Danielle Cather Cohen for a “Starry Night” painting class in The Palmetto Cafe Courtyard. Prosecco and a small gift will be provided. $200/pp. Call Click here to book. Advance reservations required. Sunday, December 12 | Second Sunday with Santa 12pm-4pm | While strolling down King Street for Second Sunday, stop by The Palmetto Cafe Courtyard for the treasured holiday tradition of visiting Santa. Sip on libations from the igloo bar while enjoying the festive sounds of The Charleston Caroling Company. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will also be available for purchase from local bakery, Baguette Magic. Saturday, December 18 | Live Painting 12pm-2pm | Established local artist Harrison Blackford will bring her talents to the Market Street Circle for a live painting demonstration. Friday, December 31 | New Year’s Cheers 5pm-9pm | As 2021 draws to a close, toast to new beginnings with your nearest and dearest over a three-course celebration at Charleston Grill. $150/pp. Call 843 577 4522 to book. Advance reservations required. For more information on these holiday events and offerings, please contact the Concierge at 843-937-8725. #CelebrateatCharlestonPlace
Whether basking in the blissful temperatures or indulging in centuries-old traditions, Charleston is a magical place during the holidays. Garlands adorn Antebellum mansions. Magnolia wreaths flank wrought-iron gates. Twinkling lights wrap the trunks of Palmetto trees. From holiday markets to special menus featuring the finest Lowcountry cuisine, there’s never been a better time to Celebrate in Charleston. Timeless Traditions A living history museum, Charleston embraces the holiday season with a reverent look towards the past. Tour the festively decorated Edmondston-Alston House by candlelight, warm up in the courtyard with a glass of hot cider as carolers sing, then listen to a local storyteller perform Gullah Christmas stories at Christmas on the Battery. Or set out with a private guide to Magnolia Plantation or Middleton Place. Torch-lit gardens beckon guests to warm up fireside while yuletide traditions and 18-century reenactments celebrate the sights and sounds of the Lowcountry. Holiday Comforts Treasured family recipes are the touchstones of holiday traditions and Charleston’s rich culinary history is on display during the holiday season. Gather friends and family around the table for a delicious feast at one of the city’s best restaurants, Charleston Grill or The Palmetto Cafe, where guests can find special menus for the holidays. Or sip a hot toddy by one of our outdoor fire pits while nibbling on holiday themed cookies. All the Trimmings Home to luxury brands, boutique shops and local favorites, give the gift of Charleston this season. Steps from our guest rooms, explore The Shops at Charleston Place, with gifts for men, women, children and home. Or walk out our doors and onto King Street, considered to be one of the finest shopping districts in the country. Festive Moments Bring your family together for an unforgettable celebration in an unprecedented year. It’s an invitation to come together and reconnect with loved ones, enjoy the salty sea air and create new memories together. From holiday décor in your suite to special family photos with a professional photographer, mark the occasion in grand style. Holiday Headquarters There’s perhaps no better time to escape to Charleston. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with twinkling Christmas trees, grand wreaths and rows upon row of garland in our lobby. Step into our courtyard garden and by wowed by the magnificent 40-foot lighted Christmas tree that towers over the Market Street Circle fountain. Take part in cherished holiday traditions and embrace the spirit of the season in charming Charleston. To learn more about our offerings, click here.
As the seasons change, it is the perfect time to bid farewell to old habits and welcome new resolutions. Whether you set out to discover more of your corner of the world, get into shape, or adopt healthier eating habits, your journey to a new lifestyle doesn’t have to come to a halt while you travel. A stay at Charleston Place, A Belmond Hotel allows you to maintain optimal wellness; from state-of-the-art fitness equipment and personal training sessions to healthy dining options and savory mocktails, the hotel has plenty of healthy lifestyle options. Read on to discover how you can indulge in the good life while maintaining your wellness habits. Stay Fit on the RoadFor the ultimate, calorie-burning workout, visit our fitness center. Equipped with a full range of free weights and the latest cardiovascular machines, including three Peloton bikes, boost your energy and stay in shape during your stay. Or, allow our team to install a Peloton bike in your suite. You can Rise and Ride from the comforts of your private guest room. Kick Start Your Personal Fitness PlanSet out on a wellness adventure and take in the majesty of the morning in the Holy City. In a city filled with such charm and character, the best way to explore is by foot. Walk the waterfront, do HITT exercises in the historic district or run over the famed Ravenel Bridge with a private guide. Discover Healthy Dining Options Charleston is known for its decadent Lowcountry dishes and Southern staples, but healthier options are available at our dining outlets. Start your morning at The Palmetto Cafe with fresh Green Juice or an Acai Bowl, break for lunch at Meeting at Market to indulge in their crisp Cobb Salad, and end your evening with a delicious veg-forward entrée from Charleston Grill. A third of the menu at this fine dining gem is currently vegan or vegetarian. Bask in Wellness at The SpaThere’s no better way to unwind and relax than with a restorative treatment at The Spa. Located on the fourth floor of the hotel, you’ll find our haven for beauty and wellness. Whether you choose to indulge in a full body massage, facial, body scrub, or hand and foot therapy, each treatment will help you rejuvenate the skin you’re in. Embark on a Self-Guided Walking Tour Just steps from the hotel, you’ll experience some of Charleston’s most coveted landmarks, museums, and the Historic City Market. A city best explored by foot, visit our concierge team to pick up a self-guided walking map that will take you by the Holy City’s iconic spots. Sip and Savor MocktailsWhether you’re looking for a cocktail without the calories or have simply resolved to cut alcohol from your lifestyle, visit the Thoroughbred Club or Charleston Grill for savory mocktails. The alcohol-free handcrafted drinks are the perfect way to indulge in great flavors among live music seven days a week. Slather on SunscreenLocated just steps from the horizon-edge swimming pool and Clocktower Terrace, you’ll discover sunscreen dispensers filled with SPF 30 available for our guests. Thanks to The Spa’s charitable initiative, I Will Reflect, the dispensers are located throughout the city and hotel and are free to use. Be sure to slather on sunscreen before you bask in Charleston’s vibrant sun. Indulge in ‘Me Time’Relax, disconnect, and slow your pace from the comforts of your spacious guest room. As you cozy up on the bed or in the reading nook, we invite you to savor the moment, and indulge in that most prized possession: your time. This season, take time to explore all that the Lowcountry has to offer with a stay at our cosmopolitan retreat. Located at the very heart of downtown Charleston, in the historic district and within walking distance of all the major attractions, our hotel is the perfect base for a city adventure. Book your stay, and contact our masterful concierge team or spa staff to help organize your next wellness adventure.