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The Charleston Christmas Special Returns with Blend of Holiday Favorites

From holiday classics to spiritual favorites and everything in between, this year’s Charleston Christmas Special has something for everyone. This annual show has become a true holiday tradition for individuals and families all over the Lowcountry and beyond.

Producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz are bringing back audience favorites while creating entirely new musical performances and comedy sketches. Highlights include a quartet of men singing II Divo’s version of “O Holy Night,” Julie Bell performing Christian artist Sandi Patty’s version of “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and Eddie Wilson playing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” on piano. Plus, even the youngest audience members will enjoy a medley of children’s holiday favorites, including “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.”

Running Dec. 5-21 at the Charleston Music Hall, The Charleston Christmas Special is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Former Broadway performers and long-time producers of variety shows and musical revues in Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz entertain more than 9,000 people each December.  

“Watching the audiences during The Charleston Christmas Special is such a treat for us,” said Brad Moranz. “We’ve seen children grow up coming to this show. Families make it part of their annual holiday tradition. Couples enjoy a special night out of music and laughter. We are honored to be part of so many people’s holiday celebration.”

The Charleston Christmas Special performances are:
7 p.m. Dec. 5
2 p.m. Dec. 6
3 p.m. Dec. 7
7 p.m. Dec. 11
7 p.m. Dec. 12
2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13
3 p.m. Dec. 14
7 p.m. Dec. 18 (Kids Free Night)
7 p.m. Dec. 19
2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20
3 p.m. Dec. 21

Tickets are $36 for adults; $33 for seniors (age 62 and up) and military; $19 for students 21 and under; $16 for children 12 and under. Additional etix fees may apply. Group rates are available; call 843-416-8453. On Kids Free Night Dec. 18, guests can receive one free kid’s ticket with the purchase of a paid adult/senior ticket.

New this year is a Dinner & Show ticket option. For $60 per person, guests receive one show ticket (evening performances only) plus a pre-fix three-course dinner at Vincent Chicco’s, an Italian-American restaurant located next door to the Charleston Music Hall. Dinner & Show ticket does not include etix fees, dinner tax/gratuity. It cannot be combined with other promotions or offers and wine specials are an additional fee.

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