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Grand Illumination Event December 14 7:00-7:30 p.m.

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Grand Illumination Event December 14 7:00-7:30 p.m.

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Join trained actors in period costume as they take you back to the Christmas of 1782. This lively event celebrates the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the British troops. Guests will feast on early American cuisine and specialty cocktails from the colonial period in a graceful pavilion tent following the presentation. Torchlit gardens, warm fires, dramatic scenes and presentations, and traditional buffet will make Grand Illumination a memorable part of your holiday season. Scroll down for more details, frequently asked questions and ticketing information.

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All sales are final. Event will take place rain or shine. Please bring your order number or print a copy of your email receipt for admittance to event.

Buffet Dinner includes: Carved Turkey, Carved Beef, Tomato Pie, Traditional Sides (green beans, salad, roasted potatoes, mac and cheese, roasted vegetables), Desserts (pecan pie, water cake, cobbler). Cash bar available.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the event?
The Grand Illumination is divided into two parts. The first part is a theatrical production that takes place while walking from scene to scene through the Gardens and House Museum and lasts for about 45-50 minutes. Guests then walk to the climate-controlled pavilion tent for a special historically accurate buffet dinner prepared by the Middleton Place Restaurant. We suggest setting aside about two hours total for the event. The walking route through the gardens, house and to the dinner tent is approximately ½ mile.

What should I wear?
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Clothing and outerwear suitable to the weather should be worn and dressing in layers is suggested. Keep in mind that the first half of the event is outside in the Gardens.

Is this event handicapped accessible?
This special event takes place outdoors and at night. The garden paths on this historic property can be uneven, as they are made of dirt and gravel and sometimes include brick steps; therefore they are not easily maneuverable by wheelchair. The House Museum has very limited handicapped accessibility on the first floor only.

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