Christmas lights of reindeers
If you are like us, you spent this past weekend getting ready for Christmas. We are pretty typical but here are the most unique Christmas traditions for North Carolina and South Carolina.
Insider compiled a list of the unusual and fun ways each state celebrates the holiday. For example, in Rhode Island, they have a tree of lobster traps on display. In Vermont they do a town wide Christmas themed scavenger hunt.
So what do we do in North Carolina and South Carolina that is unique to our state? Here in North Carolina, you will find Santa repelling at Chimney Rock State Park. In South Carolina, go back in time to the very last Christmas before the civil war in Charleston. They call it Christmas 1860 at the Edmonston Alston House. To learn more about these unique traditions on our states and in the rest of the country, get details here from Insider.
10 Family Friendly Christmas Day Trips In The Carolinas
Christmas is coming and it’s time to start making plans. If you’re like me you are now fully immersed in the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for some fun family-friendly Christmas events around the Carolinas we’ve got you covered. We’ve told you about all the events happening locally in the immediate Charlotte area (and boy are there a lot of them!). But for this list, I want to zero in on family-friendly Christmas trips you can take in the Carolinas. A couple of these I would consider “local” but others are a short drive. They are perfect for a day (or night) trip and are easily doable without a hotel stay. Though you can’t go wrong with a full weekend getaway this time of year either! Each attraction on this list is one of the top holiday destinations in North or South Carolina (or both). They are the perfect opportunities to make life-long memories with your family that you will treasure forever. So grab your kids, jump in the car, and have a good old-fashioned family Christmas. It’s what the season is all about after all. Merry Christmas!
Here are 10 of our favorite family-friendly Christmas trips in the Carolinas: