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Family Yuletide in the Stableyards: Middleton Place’s stableyards artisan shops will be aglow by candlelight as craftspeople ply their trades and interact with visitors at this year’s yuletide event. The event features crafts for children, a living nativity, storytelling and carolers, and seasonal refreshments will be provided. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Dec. 12. 5:30-8 p.m. $25/adult; $10/child; Free ages 5 and under. Middleton Place. 4300 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. middletonplace.org

Private Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall: For the first time, the oldest untouched home open to the public
in the U.S. will be open for public candlelight tours in the evening
for this year’s holiday season. Experience Drayton Hall with this
new way to understand the house and lives which touched it, and enjoy a warm cup of spiced cider as you stroll back toward the
Visitors Center. 
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays during December. 6-7 p.m. $600/up to
6 people. Drayton Hall. 3380 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. draytonhall.org

Holiday Market and Craft Fair: Unique items and artisan crafts will be in abundance at this year’s Holiday Market, the perfect place to round out your holiday shopping. Browse dozens of local vendors’ wares as they peddle everything from wreaths and ornaments to jewelry and woodwork. The market will also feature live carolers, hot drinks and a visit from Santa.
Dec. 12-13. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $20/adult basic admission; $10/child basic admission. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. 3550 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. magnoliaplantation.com

Breakfast with Santa: Join Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails for mornings full of holiday magic to celebrate the Christmas season. Families can enjoy the chef’s breakfast fare and some time with Santa himself. The event has sold out in previous years, so Handcraft is strongly recommending those interested make reservations early. 
Dec. 12-13. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $25/adult; $17/child under 10. Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails. 735 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. handcraftmtp.com

The Ugly Sweater 5k Dash: Dive into the back of your closet for your ugliest sweater and get ready for The ARK’s holiday race that includes a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile stroll. Proceeds go to the ARK, which provides comprehensive support services to families living with Alzherimer’s or related dementia.
Dec. 12. 8:45 a.m. $35/5K; $10/1 mile. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
206 Central Ave. Summerville. bit.ly/ARKDASH