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Charleston Holiday Events

From the spooky scenes of Halloween to the joyful glow of Christmas, Charleston, West Virginia is a hip and historic city alive with holiday spirit. Get into the holiday season with exciting events and happenings around town – from the Home for the Holidays concert at the Clay Center to the festive shopping atmosphere at the Capitol Market. Throw a holiday party at one of Charleston's wonderful restaurants, or browse the Bridge Road Shops at the Holiday Open House!

Charleston Things to See and Do

  • Boo Bash


    Don your wildest, wackiest or scariest costumes to the 3rd annual Boo Bash at Charleston Tech Park on Oct. 26. This Halloween event is fantastic night of dancing, music, food, drinks, and a costume contest. Enjoy the gift of giving this season and bid in the silent auction to benefit the South Charleston Chamber Educational Foundation.
  • Home for the Holidays Concert


    Enjoy your favorite holiday music with classic songs and jubilant arrangements performed by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. A wonderful family tradition in Charleston, the annual Home for the Holidays concert is a celebration of the season at the Clay Center. Join Maestro Cooper and the WVSO for two unforgettable evenings of holiday music and cheer, Dec. 6 & 7.
  • The Nutcracker


    Celebrate the Christmas holiday with an exciting performance of The Nutcracker danced by the Charleston Ballet. This dazzling holiday classic will feature live music by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and a magical stage production with more than 170 West Virginia dancers, artists, musicians, and singers. Treat your family to this iconic Christmas tale at Maier Performance Hall Clay Center on Dec. 13th and 14th.

Dining

  • Fifth Quarter Restaurant


    Rooted in the philosophy that good food should be shared around a table with friends, Charleston's Fifth Quarter is a casual dining restaurant with a warm, easy vibe. Share your holidays with hearty plates of grilled steak, seafood and chicken, prime rib, pastas, sandwiches, salads and tasty appetizers like their lobster bites. Celebrate the holidays in their private dining room, featuring a special banquet menu.
  • Tidewater Grill


    Enjoy fresh New England seafood at Tidewater Grill at Charleston Town Center. With its relaxed, unpretentious ambiance, this wonderful restaurant is the perfect spot for holiday dining or hosting a seasonal celebration. Dig into delicious fresh catch, including Block Island swordfish, Snug Harbor mussels and sea scallops, or try the lobster ravioli and New England clam chowder.
  • The Chop House


    Share your Thanksgiving or Christmas table at The Chop House Charleston. Savor exceptional cuts of USDA prime beef and fresh seafood infused with flavor and cooked to perfection, enhanced by a premium wine selection. Richly decorated with exquisite artwork, marble accents and glowing gas lamps, this elegant restaurant offers a warm, inviting atmosphere for holiday dinners, parties or meeting friends for the best steak in town.

Shopping

  • Charleston Town Center


    Enjoy holiday shopping, dining and playing at Charleston Town Center, a high-end urban destination with a mix of stores, restaurants and entertainment. Charleston Town Center features 130 stores on three levels, anchored by Macy's Talbot's and Sears. Discover the hippest holiday fashions at Gap, Hollister & Co., American Eagle Outfitters, Aeropostale and Coach. After a day of shopping, enjoy dining at the Chop House, Outback Steakhouse or in the festive atrium food court.
  • Bridge Road Shops


    Stroll through Charleston's most charming neighborhood to the Bridge Road Shops. Feel the glamorous glow of the holiday season as you enjoy luxury shopping and dining at Charleston's most unique stores and boutiques. Shop for your favorite designer clothes, decorate your home with the warmth of season, and experience local and regional art. During the holidays, the streets are decorated with lights and sparkling windows.
  • Capitol Market

    Shop for the season's freshest foods, produce, and flowers from West Virginia's farmers, growers and specialty retailers. Housed in a restored turn-of-the-century freight station in downtown Charleston, Capitol Market is an open-air marketplace where you can shop for seasonal pumpkins, gourds, flowers, and holiday Christmas trees and wreaths. Sample farm-fresh foods and gourmet eats while enjoying the festive downtown vibe.