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In a world-wide ranking posted by Away.com, Charleston, South Carolina came in as a top contented for the best and most beautiful place to celebrate the holiday season.
Charleston beat out other locales such as the entire country of Germany, New Orleans, Newport, Rhode Island and Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is what the review had to say about the Holy City:
A jewel-like historic district boasting more than 3,500 18th- and 19th-century houses, plus spiritual concerts, house and garden tours, craft demonstrations, and storytelling about Lowcountry Christmas traditions that were created over the centuries at plantations like Middleton Place, Drayton Hall, and Magnolia Plantation make for a gracious Southern holiday. A progressive dinner takes guests to three historic inns by horse-drawn carriage. If you have the family in tow, check out the Festival of Lights featuring millions of sparkling lights, Santa's Village, and nightly train rides through an Enchanted Forest housed inside a state park.