Experience the Holiday Festival of Lights in Charleston

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One of the best parts of the holiday season is seeing all the beautiful decorations – especially the shimmering lights that are sure to put everyone in a mood of Christmas cheer. The Holiday Festival of Lights, taking place here in Charleston at James Island County Park, was rated by TripAdvisor as “one of the best holiday light shows in the country,” so it’s a can’t-miss light show this season. Round up your loved ones and head out anytime between November 10th and January 1st to see the lights.

Holiday Festival of Lights

 About the Event

Entry is only $20 per vehicle all week for groups of 15 or less, with the admission price increasing depending on the size of your group and whether you go on a weekday or weekend. However, you can get a discount if you bring a donation of canned food or dog/cat food with you Monday-Thursday. Not only that, but seeing the lights aren’t the only thing to do at the Holiday Festival of Lights. A holiday train ride, sand sculpture, carousel, visits with Santa Claus, and even Santa’s Sweet Shoppe all await you at the festival.

The Holiday Festival of Lights in Charleston is running now. Come bring out your family and friends for an amazing holiday experience.

Charleston Historic Tours for a Unique View into the City’s Past

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Fall is the perfect time to see more than just beautiful foliage. If you’re in the Charleston area, there’s no better time of year to get out and experience the amazing local history and architecture. Until October 29th, the Preservation Society of Charleston offers a variety of tours of the area’s most historically significant and beautiful properties. Here are some of Palmetto Ford’s favorite Charleston historic tours you can check out this fall.

Charleston historic tours

Four for $40

If you’re short on time or cash, these tours are for you. Abbreviated and inexpensive, these are a great option for those who want to quickly learn about the history of an amazing city.

Living History Lunch Lecture

Prefer to eat while you learn? This lecture series combines great food at 82 Queen and engaging presence who will entertain you with stories about Charleston’s past and present while you eat.

Amazing Building of Charleston Walking Tour

If you really want to delve into the architecture of Charleston and how it relates to the history of a nation, be sure to catch one of these tours. This is a great way to spend a wonderful afternoon in Charleston. Just remember to wear your walking shoes!

Discover something new this fall! Check out these awesome Charleston historic tours and you’ll see your city in a whole new light.

 

Attend the Scottish Games in Charleston This September

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Scottish Games in Charleston

Kicking off on September 15th, the Scottish Games are bound to leave a lasting image in your mind. A rather unique event, the Scottish Games feature a variety of activities that span several days. With the addition of live entertainment, the enjoyment factor can only go up. Designed with attendees of all ages in mind, there’s something for everyone!

The Scottish Games kick off with a Scotch Whiskey tasting at Gage Hall. On September 16th, the Tartan Ball offers a classy atmosphere with a live band and heavy hors d’oeuvres (which are reason enough to go if you ask us). After that, the real entertainment starts.

The piping and drumming competition is one of the largest in the southeast. When it comes to heavy athletics, no people perform quite like the Scottish. The sheaf toss, stone of strength, and caber toss will all be performed by both professionals and amateurs. Shortly after, Scottish dancing presents a different take on the culture.

Saturday brings the after-party and Sunday closes things out with the Kirkin o’ the Tartan. Rathkeltair and Carroll Brown will take the stage with live music straight out of Scottish culture through the Scottish Games.

There are games, crafts, and culture for children as well as an appearance by Ronald McDonald. Children will also be able to watch Border Collie demonstrations.

We here at Palmetto Ford encourage you to attend the Scottish Games in Charleston come this September!