Christmas in Charleston
ONGOING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON: Holiday Festival of Lights – 11/14/2008 thru 01/04/2009 – James Island County Park The journey begins … with a magical drive along 3 miles of forest paths aglow with light sculptured art. As you drive, surprises spring from behind every bend. Local history looms larger than life with a Charleston Row House and Old Man Winter showers oaks with his icy breath. Fee is $10 per car. Charleston's Holiday Market - 11/21/2008 - 11/23/2008 - North Charleston Area Convention Center This exciting Christmas extravaganza kicks off the holiday season with specialty gift stores, fashion jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, holiday decorations and ideas, home accessories and decor, food and wine sampling, one-ofa-kind treasures from artisans, and of course, Santa is there to hear every child's Christmas Wish List whispered in his ear. There is something for everyone on your holiday shopping list as well as yourself! $7/Adult, $1/Child (6-12) - Under 6 Free - Free Parking – Same day free return Group Tickets available in quantities of 15 or more. Towne Centre Christmas Tree Lighting - 11/22/2008 at 6 pm - In front of Belk at Towne Centre Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is hosting the annual tree lighting ceremony for the kick-off to the holiday season on Saturday, November 22nd at 6pm. The ceremony will be located in front of the Belk Department store. This event is partnered with WEZL radio station, and the morning show talent Gary, will host the eve nt. The American Red Cross will be having a Blood Drive from 4-6pm in conjunction with the Tree Lighting. Horse Drawn Carriage rides will start this weekend. There will be live holiday music played during the event. Open to All ages – Free to the public Christmases of Yesterday - 11/23/2008 – 01/02/2009 – The public is invited to experience Christmas in the Lowcountry at two of Charleston’s premier historic house museums. The Nathaniel Russell House, 51 Meeting St., and the Aiken-Rhett House, 48 Elizabeth St., will be dressed for the season from Nov. 23, 2007, through Jan. 2, 2008. Exhibits at the Nathaniel Russell House will portray Christmas in 1808, the year the Federal-era mansion was completed. Before Santa Claus and the Christmas tree became popular, Charlestonians celebrated the season by gathering with family and friends to feast on sweets and delicacies. Natural foliage will adorn the house and a grand dining table will be laden with treats as if awaiting the arrival of the Russell’s holiday guests. “Charlestonians were renowned for their lavish style of entertaining, and Christmas celebrations were the most lavish of all,” said Valerie Perry, Historic Charleston Foundation’s Associate Director of Museums. A Victorian Christmas in the South will captivate visitors to the Aiken-Rhett House. On the eve of the Civil War, the urban villa owned by Gov. and Mrs. William Aiken was the focus of the holiday social season in Charleston. Decorations will hearken back to the time of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the first use of “Christmas trees.” Christmas was also a special time for members of the enslaved African community. Exhibits in the outbuildings, where slaves both lived and worked, will emphasize their unique traditions. Charleston Sleigh Ride Aboard The Thriller – 12/01/2008 – 12/31/2008 Christmas in Charleston is a magical time and it has just gotten better. THRILLER Charleston announces its’ plans for a Charleston Sleigh Ride. In the month of December, THRILLER will transform itself from a fast thrill ride to a leisurely holiday excursion perfect for couples and families looking to spend some time together. The Sleigh Ride will begin after sun set and will travel around the harbor viewing the lights along James Island, Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island and Charleston. While underway, the couples will be cuddled under a blanket for warmth, sipping hot chocolate from a spill proof mug, and listening to Christmas carols on the stereo system. Stories about Christmas in Charleston and holiday traditions will be shared. Don’t miss this exciting new addition to the holiday season. Call 843-276-4203 or visit our website, www.thrillercharleston.com, for more information and to make reservations.
Camellia Christmas at The Magnolia House – 12/04/2008 – 12/31/2008 – Magnolia Plantation Enjoy the full bloom of America’s most extensive outdoor camellia display. The plantation house is decorated for the season. Basic Magnolia Plantation & Gardens admission price. The French Quarter Art Walk - 12/05/2008 Discover why Charleston is ranked as one of the top ten art destinations in the United States. Approximately 40 galleries in the French Quarter are open from 5-8, many serve wine and food and many also feature special guest artists and exhibits, live music, etc. Stroll the French Quarter and enjoy the huge variety of paintings, sculpture, prints, glass and other art forms. Holiday Candlelight Tour at the Edmondston-Alston House – 12/05/2008 – 12/12/2008 – Celebrate the holiday season with a special candlelight tour of the Edmondston-Alston House, one of the first dwellings built on Charleston’s High Battery. The Christmas 1860 Candlelight Tours will be offered on Friday, December 5 and 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and will feature costumed interpreters. The historic Edmondston-Alston House will be dressed for the holidays much as it would have been in the 1860s. Living historians in period clothing will tell the story of Charleston’s last opulent Christmas before the start of the Civil War, and will share the different Christmas traditions of the day. Tickets are $20 and may by purchased the night of the event. Advance tickets are available at the EdmondstonAlston House for $15. Group rates are available. For additional information, please call (843) 722-7171 or visit the website at www.middletonplace.org. 29th Annual Charleston Parade of Boats – 12/06/2008 5pm-8pm – Mt. Pleasant Parade begins along Mt. Pleasant at 5pm; Viewing from the peninsula begins at 6:30pm; Fireworks begin at approximately 6:45pm Get on board with a Lowcountry holiday tradition as this display of lighted and festive boats proceeds through the Charleston Harbor, culminating in a brilliant fireworks display. View the procession along Charleston’s waterfront or decorate your own boat and join the parade. Admission: Free Boat Parade on the Yorktown Flight Deck - 12/06/2008 - Flight Deck of the USS Yorktown Enjoy the “best seat in the house” for the Charleston Harbor Boat Parade. Patriots Point is hosting a fun-filled family night with sweets & treats, toasty beverages, Reindeer games, face painting, pictures with Santa and the Polar Express down the pier. You’ll never guess how Santa will arrive to join us on the flight deck! Contact Laura Langston, Event Development Coordinator (881-5984) for reservations and further information. Tickets are $15.00 per person ($12.50 each for Patriots Point members). Citadel’s Christmas Candlelight Service – 12/06/2008 – 12/07/2008 – 12/08/2008 – Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus. The South Carolina Corps of Cadets will present its Christmas Candlelight Service for the Lowcountry at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7 and 8 in Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus. Cadets from the Protestant, Catholic and Gospel choirs, the Chorale, the Women’s Ensemble and members of The Citadel Regimental Band will take part in the annual celebration of the birth of Christ, observing the events of the Advent, the Annunciation, the Birth of the King, and Epiphany through Scripture lessons and carols. Traditional and international favorites are sung, and special highlights include the Procession of Lights. The hour-long program is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Flash cameras and video lights are not permitted inside the chapel. This event is one of the most popular Christmas activities in Charleston. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking on campus and seating in the chapel. For more information, call 843-953-5049. Daniel Island Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Festivities – 12/06/2008 – Family Circle Tennis Center Magazine Stadium The Family Circle Tennis Center Magazine Stadium will again be transformed into an exciting outdoor holiday festival on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm as the Daniel Island Holiday Festival returns. In addition
to over 80 of Charleston’s finest vendors for your holiday shopping pleasure, all located under one roof, there will be an incredible array of talent and non-stop entertainment! The Holiday Festival will come alive with bargains galore and a vast assortment of unique gifts for the whole family! Visitors will have the opportunity to complete all of their holiday shopping in one convenient location. There will also be dance and musical performances throughout the day, including evening performances by Robin Harris & Friends and Plane Jane. North Charleston Christmas Festival – 12/06/2008 – Park Circle Annual North Charleston Christmas Lighting, Festival and Parade – Experience dozens of beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local churches, schools, businesses, and civic groups. Enjoy rides, dancing troupes, hayrides, pony rides, visits with Mr. And Mrs. Clause and the annual Christmas parade. Admission is free. Parade should start around 4:30 and festivities last until 9pm! Reindeer Run – 12/06/2008 – Front of Southend Brewery, 161 East Bay Street at Cumberland St. A jolly jog or jaunt (5K – 3.1 miles) through the streets of downtown Charleston during the holiday season. This event is for reindeer of all fitness levels and all ages and benefits MUSC Children’s Hospital. Whether it’s running or walking the course, be sure to dress in your best holiday costume to win fabulous prizes. The Reindeer Run is for everyone including runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, & scooters.
Holiday Farmer’s Market – 12/06/2008-12/21/2008 – Marion Square Saturdays: 8am-4pm; Sundays 10am-4pm Admission: Free Under the brightly colored tents at Marion Square, you’ll find everything you need to deck the holidays and fill the pantry with baked delights: natural wreaths, fresh greenery, special breads, cookies and fresh vegetables, as well as the best assortment of art, crafts and holiday gift items to complete your shopping lists. For more information, please call (843) 724-7305.
22nd Annual City Of Charleston Tree Lighting Ceremony – 12/06/2008 – Marion Square 4:30-6pm ~ Admission Free Join Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. and Santa Claus in lighting the magnificent 60-foot Tree of Lights, the official City of Charleston Christmas Tree in Marion Square. 28th Annual Charleston Christmas Parade – 12/07/2008 2pm-5pm – Downtown Charleston Admission: Free This holiday tradition is better than ever as bands, floats, marchers and performers parade through downtown Charleston. The parade begins at the intersection of Calhoun and Meeting Streets, proceeds down King Street to Broad Street to Lockwood Blvd. Sponsored by the Tri-County Fire Chiefs Association. Christmas 1945 Aboard The USS Yorktown – 12/12/2008 at 7pm – USS Yorktown Let us transport you and your special someone back to 1945, as we join the Commanding Officer of the USS Yorktown for an elegant Christmas Dinner and Dance. Your romantic evening begins with a gourmet plated dinner followed by dancing to the enchanting music of the 1940s. This is an opportunity to enjoy a special festive evening as we peek back in time to the first year of world peace since 1938. Contact Laura Langston, Event Development Coordinator (881-5984) for reservations and further information. Tickets are $75.00 per person ($65.00 for Patriots Point members). Tickets are limited and reservations are required. The Lowcountry Singing Christmas Tree – 12/12/2008 – 12/15/2008 – Summerville Baptist Church Friday and Monday at 7:30 PM - Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 and 7:30 PM Tickets are $6.50
Come share the excitement of this year’s presentation of the Low Country Singing Christmas Tree. We hope that you will enjoy the music, the drama, the lights, the orchestra and most of all experience the love of Christ through this magnificent presentation. The production features singing, live orchestra, beautiful costumes, a light show as we tell the timeless story of Jesus’ birth. Over the years we have seen the attempt to leave Christ out of Christmas and to turn this special time from a very significant religious holiday to a season filled with shopping, frayed nerves and dashed hopes of families being harmonious. We want to remind and encourage you through this musical presentation that Christ can still be the center of your Christmas…and your life. Christmas Festival at Hampton Plantation –“Christmas through the Ages” – 12/13/2008 Hampton Plantation Hampton Plantation State Historic Site will celebrate the holidays on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a festival called “Christmas through the Ages.” Visitors will join the park staff in exploring the history of Christmas traditions in the Lowcountry. Highlights include tours of the 18th-century plantation mansion decorated for the holidays, dramatic readings of classic Christmas tales and hands-on activities such as creating Christmas cards. The cost is $4 for adults ages 16 – 64, $3 for children ages 6 – 15, $2.50 for any South Carolina senior citizen over the age of 65, and free for any one under the age of 6. Here is the schedule for the day: Self-Guided Tours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Story Time: Featuring “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Santa Claus Meet & Greet: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Make Your Own Christmas Card: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Guided House Tour: 3 p.m. – 4p.m. Participants are advised to dress warmly and bring a camera. For more information call (843)546-9361 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The event also is being held in conjunction with the year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of South Carolina’s state parks. For more information on Hampton Plantation and the State Park Service, go to www.SouthCarolinaParks.com. Family Yuletide at Middleton Place - 12/13/2008 - From 5:30-8:00 p.m. Families can enjoy storytelling around a warm fire, Christmas caroling, and ornament and wreath making. See craftspeople working in their shops by candlelight, and a live nativity scene featuring many of the plantation’s animals. Hot cider and seasonal refreshments included. Reservations required. Call 556-6020. Mount Pleasant Holiday Farmers Market and Craft Show - 12/13/2008 Mount Pleasant Holiday Farmers Market and Craft Show is a combination of locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, hot food and homemade preserves. Hand crafted gifts by more than 75 local artisans will include Christmas ornaments, glass work, lighthouses, whimsical holiday crafts, doll clothing, and original art by locally recognized potters, painters and photographers. Live entertainment with a holiday twist will flow through the market. Children activities will include face painting, a jump castle and a visit with Santa Claus. Santa will ride a 1941 Ford fire engine to the market where he will listen to Christmas wishes and hand out candy canes from the back of the fire truck. “The Mount Pleasant Holiday Market and Festival is at the heart of our town festivities,” said Ashley McKenzie, Tourism Coordinator and Market Manager. “It provides the perfect opportunity for customers to complete their holiday shopping and purchase original pieces from local talents. As always, admission and parking are free and we welcome all residents and visitors to this unique shopping opportunity.” Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade - 12/14/2008 - Along Coleman Boulevard More than 100 floats will march down Coleman Boulevard on Sunday, December 14, as the Mount Pleasant Holiday Parade set sails to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors. Immediately following the Fireworks and Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 PM, the parade will begin at 5:45 PM at the intersection of Coleman and Pelzer Drive. It will continue past Shem Creek to conclude at the Sea Island Shopping Center around 7:15 PM.
Chanukah in the Square 2008 - 12/21/2008 - Marion Square Park The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston and Chabad of Charleston in cooperation with the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Charleston will once again present a citywide celebration of the festival of lights on Sunday, December 21st from 4:00-6:00pm in Marion Square Park. Celebrating the first night of Chanukah, the festivities will include lighting of the first candle, live music, and a performance by the Jewish Choral Society. There will be jump castles, face painting, craft tables for children and adults where you can make your own dreidel, chanukiyah (menorah), and even donuts….plus more activities for everyone! Chanukah in the Square is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
FOOD Dickens Dinner - 12/17/2008 at 6:30pm - Circa 1886 Circa 1886 will take guests back to Victorian England for a storyteller's lively retelling of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" while they enjoy a four-course dinner inspired by the novel. The dinner is $70 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and beverages. To complement the dinner, Wentworth Mansion® will offer a special "A Christmas Carol" package for two guests, including the Dickens Dinner (tax and gratuity included, but excluding beverages) and one night's accommodation. The cost is $475 per couple, not including room tax. 23rd Annual Progressive Dinners - December: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th,12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd The Progressive Dinner offers visitors a nighttime tour and carriage ride of downtown Charleston accompanied by fine cuisine at three of Charming Inns' historic and elegant hotels - the Kings Courtyard Inn, Circa 1886 and the John Rutledge House Inn -- all decorated in grand style for the holiday season. Hors d' oeuvres Presented at the Historic Kings Courtyard Inn 198 King Street Three Course Dinner Presented at Circa 1886 149 Wentworth Street Dessert & Coffee Service Presented at the Historic John Rutledge House Inn 116 Broad Street 5:30pm Hors d'oeuvres at Kings Courtyard Inn 6:00pm Leave by carriage to Circa 1886 6:15pm Dinner at Circa 1886 7:30pm Leave by carriage to the John Rutledge House Inn 7:45pm Dessert at John Rutledge House Inn 8:30pm Dinner Ends - This may vary according to group size Guests are responsible for their own parking. The cost of the dinner is $95.00 per person. Wine, cocktails, soft drinks or after dinner drinks are additional and should be paid directly to the property. For payment we accept cash, Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express or Diners Club. Payment must be received seven days prior to the dinner. Cancellation is 72 hours prior to the dinner.
TOURS The Christmas Holiday Walking Tour by Charleston Strolls - 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2008 Charleston Strolls invites you to enjoy Charleston's holiday spirit and decorations. Join our festive stroll during December. You will visit St. Michaels Church, historic highlights and see private neighborhoods dressed in their holiday finery. This is a fascinating tour with stories and traditions that reveal Charleston's rich history and colorful past. Throughout December, the finale for this special tour is light holiday refreshments.
Dec.1-31 - Monday Through Saturday - Tours (Approx. 2 Hrs) Depart: 9:30 am - Charleston Place Hotel at the Palmetto Cafe, 130 Market Street 9:40 am - Days Inn Lobby, 155 Meeting Street 10:00 am - Mills House Hotel, 115 Meeting Street Adults: $18 - Children (12 and under) $3 Reservations (843)766-2080 - tours@CharlestonStrolls.com
MUSICAL EVENTS Acclaimed CSO Gospel Choir Joins Charleston Symphony Orchestra for a Charleston Holiday Tradition 12/06/2008 at 8pm - The Gaillard Auditorium The 80 voices of the CSO Gospel Choir will perform down-home traditional gospel arrangements, and soulful renditions including the hallelujah chorus from Soulful Messiah, The Twelve Days of Christmas and Now Messiah Has Come. Changed Ma’ Name and God Bless the Child, beloved Christmas standards such at Deck the Halls and Joy to the World as well as classical gems for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.This year’s performance will feature the return of Memphis-based outstanding guest artist Jennifer Bynum, soprano, recently seen in the award-winning film Hustle and Flow starring Terrence Howard. All reserved seats for the Ninth Annual CSO Gospel Christmas are $30 available at Gaillard Auditorium Box Office; Ticketmaster at 843/554-6060; Publix Supermarkets or www.charlestonsymphony com. Annual Spirituals Concert at Drayton Hall - 12/13/2008 - 12/14/2008 - Drayton Hall Drayton Hall presents African-American spiritual music with three concerts by Ann Caldwell and The Magnolia Singers. Ann Caldwell is a full time vocalist, producer, and performing artist who has studied voice with June Bonner, former soprano with the Metropolitan Opera. The Magnolia Singers are an a capella vocal ensemble dedicated to the preservation and performance of early southern music and spirituals. These concerts are a rare opportunity to gather in the candlelit great hall and hear music that could have been heard centuries ago in the fields and praise houses that surrounded Drayton Hall. Concert tickets include a reception and informal tours of the house given by Drayton Hall's professional museum guides. Reservations required. Evening concerts on Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14, at 5:30 p.m. An additional matinee concert on Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for Friends of Drayton Hall. Call 843-769-2605 for information and reservations. For group rates and information, call Debbi Zimmerman at 843-769-2630. Charleston Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert at The Citadel - 12/20/2008 - Summerall Chapel at The Citadel The Charleston Men’s Chorus will present its 14th annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 20, 2008, at 5:00 PM at the Summerall Chapel at The Citadel. The concert will be a combination of sacred music as well as joyful holiday lyrics. Tickets for the concert will be available at all CAT’s Music and Monster Music & Movies stores. Locations are at Folly Rd. in James Island, N. Main St. in Summerville, and Orleans Rd. in W. Ashley. Please note that the Mt. Pleasant location will not be selling tickets. The Charleston Christmas Special - Charleston Music Hall Friday Dec. 12 - 7pm, Sat. Dec. 13 - 2pm and 7pm, Sun. Dec. 14 - 3pm, Tues. Dec. 16 - 7pm, Wed. Dec. 17 - 7pm, Thurs Dec. 18 - 7pm, Fri Dec. 19 - 7pm, Sat. Dec. 20 - 2pm and 7pm, Sun. Dec. 21 - 3pm All new for 2008, "The Charleston Christmas Special" is the lowcountry's longest running holiday show . This heartwarming two hour musical variety show stars Brad Moranz(star of "Singin' in the Rain" on Broadway), Jennifer Moranz(former Radio City Rockette and featured dancer in "42nd St." on Broadway), Crystal Garrett(Miss S. Carolina 2007), Virginia Reid -a soaring soprano who will perform the Sandi Patty classic "How Great Thou Art", Celtic fiddler Anna Schaad, Tracy Distefano and Patrick Dodd(recently seen here in Charleston in the highly acclaimed "Broadway Showstoppers"), Robb Coles(fresh from the lead role in "Footloose" at the Broadway Dinner Theatre), Dion Hargrave(currently a CSU student who just auditioned for the Metropolitan Opera), Charleston favorites Dudley Birch and Tiffany Parker, along with dancers Taylor Huggins, Karen Belush, Brooke Caldwell, and Amanda Callison, and featuring a live orchestra onstage under the direction of Tommy Gill.
Tickets go on sale May 12 at etix.com or by calling 843-514-3849. For more information on all three shows, go online to bradandjennifermoranz.com, or call 843-416-8453. Don't miss the Charleston Christmas Special! Pricing Structure per individual show (includes tax and Etix fee) Adults $31.50, Seniors $28.50, Military Discount $28.50, Groups of 15 or more $25.50, Students w/ID $21.50, Kids 12 and under $19.50 Tickets go on sale May 12 at etix.com or by calling 843-514-3849.
THEATER A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas - 12/04/2008 - 12/21/2008 - Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street Don’t miss the most extravagant and delightful holiday production in Charleston. For over 31 years, no show is more anticipated and treasured than Charleston Stage’s acclaimed original adaptation of A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas returning this year to the College of Charleston’s beautiful Sottile Theatre. This timeless holiday classic will touch your heart and brighten your holiday season with its message of hope and holiday cheer. Gather your friends and family for a true holiday tradition unlike anything else found in the Lowcountry. A joyous present for the entire family! Flying spirits and magical apparitions will haunt the Lowcountry once again as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future warm the heart of the world’s most pitiless curmudgeon. This haunting, original adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas, features stunning sets, dazzling special effects, and scores of bright period costumes. Performances: Thursday December 4 7:30 PM (Opening Night), Friday December 5 7:30 PM, Saturday December 6 7:30 PM, Sunday December 7 3:00 PM, Thursday December 11 7:30 PM (Pay-what-you-will preview), Friday December 12 7:30 PM, Saturday December 13 7:30 PM, Sunday December 14 3:00 PM, Saturday December 20 7:30 PM, Sunday December 21 3:00 PM Prices: Adult: $41/Seniors (60+): $39/Student: $31 $10 Bargain Seats Now Available. Bargain Seating is limited. Order by Phone 843-577-7183 Mon-Fri 12:00 Noon-5PM (also open Sat 12:00 Noon-5PM Show Weeks only) Inspecting Carol by Daniel Sullivan - Playing December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 8:00pm & December 7 and 21 at 3:00pm. The Footlight Players Theatre, Address: 20 Queen Street A Christmas Carol meets Noises Off meets Waiting for Guffman in this hilarious hit written by Tony-winning Broadway director Daniel Sullivan. A man auditioning at a small theatre is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. As the cast and crew cater to his every whim, they also turn the traditional tale of A Christmas Carol on its head. Wildly entertaining, Inspecting Carol is particularly fun at the holidays and has become known among theatre groupies as the "anti-Christmas Carol". Directed by Thomas Keating Individual tickets: $25 adult, $22 senior, $15 student A Child's Christmas In Wales - 12/23/2008 - Circular Congregational Church Come out and experience "A Child's Christmas In Wales" Tuesday, December 23 at 7pm. This special event is a co production of Chamber Music Charleston and Actors Theater of South Carolina. Tickets are $15. Moscow Ballet Presents Its Great Russian Nutcracker - 12/26/2008 - North Charleston Coliseum PAC Moscow Ballet will present its Great Russian Nutcracker at the North Charleston Coliseum PAC on December 26th at 3:00 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the box office: (843) 554-6060 or on-line at www.nutcracker.com Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is an annual treat for the whole family. Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with the richness of Russian classical
dance to make the Great Russian Nutcracker a unique performance not to be missed! The Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see production of 2008.