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Middleton Place Foundation Event Calendar

Attendees of Middleton Place Special Events receive 10% off the room rate at The Inn at Middleton Place. Click here or call 843-556-0500 to reserve.

November 27: Thanksgiving at Middleton Place

Date: Thursday, November 26
Time: Seatings from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (reservations required)
Price*: $60/adults; $25/children (6-13); $10/children (3-5)
Call 843-266-7473 for reservations.

Served among the ancient Live Oaks of Middleton Place in the Pavilion and under a graceful sailcloth tent, Thanksgiving at Middleton Place promises to be a wonderful gathering for families who are invited to stroll “America’s oldest landscaped gardens” before and after dinner. Make plans to spend Thanksgiving Day at Middleton Place with a traditional buffet meal by the Middleton Place Restaurant.

*Price includes general admission to Middleton Place and dinner. Foundation Members and guests of the Inn at Middleton Place are entitled to a reduced rate for the Thanksgiving buffet.

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November 27 & 28: Holiday Market

Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 27 & 28
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: free to shop

The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market including local artisans and vendors, live musicians performing festive carols, complimentary hot cider and treats, and featured items in both shops.

Applications to become a vendor are closed. Thank you for your interest.

December 4 & 11: Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House

Dates: Fridays, December 4 & 11
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., tours given continuously
Cost: $20/advance, $25/at event
Tickets: Click to purchase Christmas 1860 tickets >>

Celebrate a Victorian holiday season by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House, located in Downtown Charleston – decorated for the holidays as it would have been in 1860. Costumed interpreters will present dramatic scenes exploring Charleston’s last opulent Christmas before the start of the Civil War.

December 12: Family Yuletide in the Stableyards

Date: Saturday, December 12
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: $15/Adults, $5/Children (4-13), ages 3 and under are free 
Tickets: Click to purchase Family Yuletide tickets >>

Fresh greenery, berries and other natural items gathered from the plantation will be provided to make wreaths and other holiday decor. Stableyards artisan shops will be lit by candlelight as craftspeople ply their trades and interact with visitors. Seasonal refreshments provided.

December 17, 18 & 19: Grand Illumination and Buffet Dinner

Date: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 17, 18 & 19
Times: 6 - 8 p.m., tours given continuously
Cost: $59/adults, $20/children (ages 6-13)
Tickets: Click to purchase Grand Illumination tickets >>

Celebrate the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the occupying British troops. Warm fires, dramatic presentations and buffet will help make Grand Illumination a memorable part of the season.

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