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Thanksgiving — that most American of holidays — causes visions of bountiful turkey and gravy, wild rice, sweet potatoes, dressing (or stuffing, depending on your tradition), cranberries, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, pie pie and everything in between.
Do I love a hotel or resort that’s all dressed up for the holidays? If the number of photos I have of my now-teenage daughter standing by an elaborate gingerbread house display, perched by an array of poinsettias, or posed in front of an over-the-top Christmas tree in a hotel lobby throughout the years is any indication, then the answer is a resounding yes.
An explosion of lights, yards of tinsel and giant decorated trees—these hotels specialize in over-the-top holiday experiences
Whether you want to dine in or pick up your Thanksgiving meal, we’ve got you covered this holiday season. City Paper has compiled a list of Charleston restaurants, kitchens and catering companies serving delicious food for families to make giving thanks a little easier.
Charleston locals are opening a custom specialty hat shop at the street level of Hotel Bennett later this month, offering a personalized hat-making experience where guests work one-on-one with a skilled hat stylist to create a felt or straw hat that is truly unique.
If you’re looking for a hotel, The Hotel Bennett is a great choice. Or check out Zero George for relaxed luxury, or Charleston Place if you want to be in the heart of the action, and look into Kiawah Island if you’re looking for a quiet more remote luxury getaway outside of town, or Wild Dunes for a more happening fun family-friendly resort on the beach.
These hotels and resorts really know how to deck the halls at Christmas.
Dreamy desserts have as prominent a place on Charleston’s food scene as shrimp and grits. While there are plenty of places visitors can duck into for a quick, sweet nibble, a few stand out as destinations known for offering an elevated dessert experience.