Christmas in The Holy City


We spent the weekend in Charleston, SC~ where it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas~ even if it doesn’t feel like Christmas with 75 degree temperatures.


Charleston is known as The Holy City, due to the numerous church steeples that can be seen rising above the otherwise low-rise skyline.


 Religion is deeply embedded in Charleston’s culture~with over 400 places of worship for many denominations, and where 70 different churches and temples are within 7 square miles in the downtown Charleston Peninsula.



















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Thank you for your visit!

  20 comments for “Christmas in The Holy City

  1. December 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous city…I used to live about an hour or so away and we visited fairly often… I love Charleston!

  2. December 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Mary, what beautiful photos you made of all those gorgeous doors and wreaths! I miss Charleston and don’t get back nearly as much as I’d like.

  3. Kim
    December 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I love Charleston and must go back some day. Beautiful wreaths.

  4. December 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    It is on my bucket list to get to Charleston. Your images are wonderful, I never knew it was called the holy city! Palm trees and pine cones….only in the south:) Lucky you to get away for the weekend. Come see what we did………:) XO, Pinky

  5. December 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Charleston is one of my favorite cities. I love the pretty greenery, and I’d love to make gorgeous magnolia wreaths like the ones you’ve shared with us. What a pretty post!

  6. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    December 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place to spend the weekend Mary! It’s funny, our temps have been very mild too and I’m sitting here watching Green Bay play in the snow! Great pics too, especially those two seasonal porkers-thanks for the shout out:@)

  7. December 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Beautiful Charleston. I love it! Amazing images, Mary!

  8. December 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Mary, I love Charleston; and these images are gorgeous!

  9. anon
    December 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    what an elegant tour, thank you so much for sharing your southern hospitality. from elegant spires, to a fabulous collection of wreaths, what a wonderful thing to share, thank you, i have been seeing blue and green the last few days, nice to see a traditional christmas again~

  10. December 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Mary, thanks for taking us along to the sights of Christmas in Charleston. Your images are gorgeous. I like to use magnolia leaves for the Christmas season.
    I’m in Dallas for a few days. We drove around this evening to view the Christmas lights in the Park Cities. Amazing! Not sure my images will be blog worthy. ;-)

  11. Merri Jo
    December 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Your photos are truly delightful!!

  12. December 10, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Mary, I’ve never been to Charleston. Your beautiful photos make me want to add it to the list! Love the pigs!

  13. Joni
    December 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I have never been to the South at Christmas. Love all the greenery and all the beautiful doors of the churches. I would love to visit Charleston. Joni

  14. Pondside
    December 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

    How absolutely gorgeous – a city completely ready for Christmas!

  15. December 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Seriously….one of the most beautiful places on earth at Christmastime! I love it! I also really like the way that ground cover was growing across each step!!! And wouldn’t I love to have some fresh crab right now! It’s like 25 degrees out and crab in warm drawn butter would hit the spot big time!!!!!!

  16. December 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Oh thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of Charleston, which is my most favorite city in the country. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to visit and I’d forgotten how beautiful the steeples are. I love visiting their grave yards too and reading all the tomb stones, imagining the history and stories that go with them. Love your post – Cindy

  17. December 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Wow, Charleston really dresses up for Christmas! I was there once and absolutely loved it. Now I need to put it on my bucket list to go there during December. Oh, there are so many places I want to see during December when everything is dressed up so prettily!

  18. franki
    December 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Whoa! Charleston just passed up Atlanta on my “to go” list!! franki

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