A red door with a wreath on it

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!
COVID-19 Protocols

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Schedule
of events

Thursday, December 2

Friday & Saturday, December 3-4

Sunday, December 5


Packages
& Tickets

All Access


  • Opening Night Party
  • Tastemakers Holiday Market Pass with Early Access Shopping (Friday and Saturday)
  • Luminaries Cocktail Party
  • Designer Vignettes + Aiken-Rhett House Admission
  • Historic Home Tours
  • Celebrity Cooking Demo
  • Design in Mind Talks
  • Ranky Tanky Concert

Southern Living VIP


  • Tastemakers Holiday Market Pass (Friday and Saturday)
  • Luminaries Cocktail Party
  • Celebrity Cooking Demo
  • Designer Vignettes + Aiken-Rhett House Admission

Design In Mind


  • Tastemakers Holiday Market Pass (Saturday Only)
  • Design in Mind Talks
  • Designer Vignettes + Aiken-Rhett House Admission

General Admission Package


  • Tastemakers Holiday Market Pass (Saturday Only)
  • Designer Vignettes + Aiken-Rhett House Admission

A la carte

Opening
Night Party

Hosted by Historic Charleston Foundation

Saturday
Ranky Tanky Concert

Design In Mind Speaker
Alessandra Branca

Design In Mind Speaker
India Hicks

Design In Mind Speaker
Ashley Whittaker

Design In Mind
Panel Discussion:
Preservation as Inspiration

TOUR HISTORIC NATHANIEL RUSSELL HOUSE


Preferred
Hotels

Mention "Illumination Charleston"
WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR STAY TO HEAR ABOUT SPECIAL EVENT WEEKEND BENEFITS PROVIDED BY OUR HOTEL PARTNERS.



Meet the
Tastemakers


Meet the
Design In Mind Speakers

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