The most wonderful time of the year has arrived! The holiday season in Charleston brings a whole new charm to the city. With buildings decorated with sparkling white lights, garlands of greenery, and big shiny bows throughout the city, Charleston is an unforgettable sight to see. At CREC we understand that this can be an incredibly busy part of your year as well, and we want to set you up for a successful month. We have curated the perfect list to ensure you are prepared for this holiday season in your cozy Charleston rental. 




December in Charleston, South Carolina is jam-packed with holiday activities to get you and your loved ones in the spirit! Here are some of our favorites: 

Festival of Lights

Head over to James Island County Park to kick off the season with The Festival of Lights. This vibrant light show features nearly 2 million dazzling lights over a 3-mile drive. After driving through the grand display, this event also features many more family attractions, shopping, dining and so much more. There’s no wonder this event has been a national holiday hotspot every year!

Charleston Farmers Holiday Market

Kill two birds with one stone this season and experience the Charleston Farmers Holiday Market for both gifts and holiday fun!. Located in the beautifully decorated Marion Square in downtown Charleston, enjoy locally made art, local produce, food vendors, and live music! 




Regardless of the holiday you’re celebrating, decorations are a must! Between holiday shopping and planning family gatherings, at CREC we want to take one less responsibility off your hands. Read out decor tips below to save yourself some time planning this year.


While most famously around this time big evergreen trees and garlands are seen in homes, adding more neutral plants into your mix can create a timeless nature inspired vibe this season. Plants never go out of style, and laying your greenery, such as eucalyptus or ferns, in the winter adds a fresh feel into your home. 

Baby’s Breathe as Faux Snow

Adding baby’s breath to small glass vases looks beautiful placed around the home and is another great way to incorporate natural elements into your holiday decor. If you have a Christmas tree, adding baby’s breath into it sparsely can also create a beautiful texture and look like snow!

Unconventional Light Placement

Incorporating twinkly lights in new areas of your home is a fun way to add some charm to the atmosphere. Lights can be used for so much more than just a tree, including places like your mantle, around windows, door frames, hallways, and even around any art you may have. It’s certain to cozy up your space! 




Visiting family or friends elsewhere this holiday season? Charleston will miss you but we understand! At CREC we want to ensure your rental is left in perfect condition for when you return so that you can truly feel at ease knowing your home is safe. Here is a checklist you can use to make sure of this!

  • Unplug small appliances and electronics
  • Take out all trash
  • Clean out perishables in the fridge
  • Close all blinds
  • Any housekeeping to make sure its tidy upon return 
  • Lock up! Check each door and window before you leave to ensure security

CREC wishes you and your loved ones a happy holidays! Working with CREC, you will always have the chance to sit back and relax, we got this! As we approach the new year we promise to continuously go above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction.  Reach out to us today with any questions at (843) 574-9100 or email us at [email protected]