The Charleston Place Hotel
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Included with VIP Pass Only
The fabulous Opening Night Party kicks off the third annual Illumination Charleston weekend in style. Enjoy the evening as “snow” will magically fall on Market Street Circle, blanketing the holiday trees and our grand decor in a lovely sheet of winter white. Come witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City while enjoying champagne and live music at the iconic Charleston Place Hotel!
The Charleston Visitors Center
10:00am – 4:00pm
VIP: $140 (includes Friday night event at The Charleston Place Hotel)
Southern Living will once again transform the Charleston Visitor Center into a holiday market featuring a full-day of demonstrations and seminars hosted by Southern Living Editors, notable chefs, authors, and Southern personalities. A selection of pop-up booths will feature gifts available for purchase, food and beverage samplings, and more. Illumination Village attendees will receive complimentary refreshments, including light bites, beer, and wine.
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Experience Charleston's warm hospitality and embrace the holiday spirit at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital Fundraiser. Join us for a festive reception adorned with Charleston's finest decor. Indulge in an open bar, savor delightful cuisine, and revel in the joy of giving back. 100% of the proceeds go directly to support the children in need at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital. Secure your place today and be a part of this heartwarming event.