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Tours & Events

Illumination Charleston: All Access Package (Dec. 2-5, 2021)

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - December 4, 2021 @ 10:30 pm

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Illumination Charleston

DECEMBER 2–5, 2021

A weekend of inspired design, Southern culture, and holiday décor in Charleston, SC

This three-day event will be a gathering of the South’s (and beyond!) most exciting tastemakers, designers, artisans, and personalities, as well as a celebration of the creative and welcoming spirit of Charleston. Join us for demonstrations, tours of historic houses, a market featuring the Southern Living Tastemakers, inspired vignettes at the historic Aiken-Rhett House, engaging talks from some of the brightest stars in the design world, and fabulous nighttime gatherings!

Presented by:
Explore Charleston | Southern Living | Historic Charleston Foundation

Fabulous events start Thursday evening and run through Sunday morning

There are many ticket options available, from a la carte to all-inclusive packages. Explore these events and more:

  • Opening Night Party at the Aiken-Rhett House hosted by Historic Charleston Foundation on Thursday
  • Designer Vignettes throughout the fabulous Aiken-Rhett House Museum
  • Design-in-Mind Talks with Alessandra Brance, India Hicks, and Ashley Whittaker
  • Design-in-Mind Panel Discussion with Southern Living’s Editor, Sid Evans, and the Designers of the Historic Home Tours
  • Design Tours of Exquisite Historic Homes on Friday and Saturday (only available in the All-Access package)
  • Southern Living Cooking Demonstrations
  • Southern Living’s Tastemakers Market
  • Southern Living’s Luminaries Cocktail Party on Friday night
  • Ranky Tanky Concert with BBQ and Craft Beer on Saturday night
  • Coffee and Tour Historic Nathaniel Russell House Museum

Please note: Some events are only available as part of a package. Other events are available to purchase a la carte. To view all the ticket and package options, visit

HCF recommends the All Access Package. This package includes:

  • Opening Night Party hosted by Historic Charleston Foundation (Thursday)
  • Tastemakers Market with early Access Shopping (Friday & Saturday)
  • Luminaries Cocktail Party (Friday)
  • Designer Vignetttes + Admission to Aiken-Rhett House Museum (Open throughout weekend)
  • Design Tours of Exquisite Historic Homes in downtown Charleston (Friday & Saturday) ~ available only to All Access ticketholders
  • Celebrity Cooking Demonstrations (Friday & Saturday)
  • Design in Mind Talks (2 on Friday & 2 on Saturday)
  • Ranky Tanky Concert (Saturday)
  • A portion of this package price is tax-deductible ($200).

Locations vary for these events. Your purchase confirmation will include all event details.

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In addition to the generous sponsors below,
HCF would also like to recognize these individuals who helped light up HCF events during the Illumination Charleston weekend:

Claire and Jim Allen
Scottie and David Hoffman

Thank you!

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