Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 2014 Charleston Currents Feature

Add A New Tradition This Holiday SeasonBy LEIGH SABINE, contributing editor
Special to
NOV. 17, 2014 -- The holiday season is a time for repeating traditions unique to each family. As your children get older, consider adding one or two new activities to keep things exciting. The following list includes a few ideas your family may enjoy:
  • Send a card to Grandma: If you are planning to stay close to home this holiday season, encourage your school age child to send some cards of their own using the creative MUSC Children's Hospital 2014 Christmas cards made by local children. Be sure your child is aware that sending these cards supports the hospital. Next year, they may even be inspired to submit their own entry! This direct link is available to order MUSC 2014 Christmas cards.
  • Study the Nativity: The 2014 Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival offers a fascinating exhibit of nativity sets from all over the world. There is no admission fee, but all donations help support the Abbey and build the nativity collection. Families must make a reservation at www.mepkinabbey.org. Located at 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner, S.C.
  • Trains and Treats: Visit the annual train display at the Charleston Place Hotel (free to the public) and treat your family to tea at the adjoining Thoroughbred Club all through December. Located in downtown Charleston at 205 Meeting Street.
  • Christmas at the Aquarium: Visit SCUBA Claus at the Great Ocean Tank at the SC Aquarium Nov. 29 through Dec. 21, 2014 and be sure to catch the wonderful Aquarium presentation of thePolar Express in the 4D IMAX movie theater on site and free with membership (Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014).
  • Lights Before Christmas: Visit the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC at night for a special Christmas memory. The zoo is illuminated during the evening at Lights Before Christmas Nov. 21 through Dec. 30, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 2 to 12. *Be sure to purchase tickets online to avoid a wait in line.
  • Try a New Holiday Recipe: Check in with pluffmudkids.com for coming child-friendly recipes like gingerbread cookies and peppermint playdough that are simple crowd pleasers on cold days at home!
                             Mark your calendar now to squeeze in even just one new Christmas tradition!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great list Leigh. I had forgotten about the Mepkin Abbey nativities. Hopefully we can check them out this year.