'A Christmas Story'

Description: The Village Playhouse presents this stage adaptation of Jean Shepherd's tale.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 3 p.m. Dec. 19.

Price: $12-$27.

Where: 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant.

Contact: 856-1579 or www.villageplayhouse.com.

'The Charleston Christmas Special'

Description: Brad and Jennifer Moranz present an all-new musical revue.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 2 p.m. Dec. 18; 3 p.m. Dec. 19.

Price: $19.50-$32.50.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Contact: 853-2252 or bradandjennifermoranz.com.

'Waffle Haus Christmas'

Description: Pure Theatre brings back the production that originally was part of its 2007 Holiday Shorts.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18.

Price: $15-$30.

Where: Charleston Ballet Theatre, 477 King St.

Contact: 866-811-4111 or www.puretheatre.org.

'A Christmas Carol'

Description: When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

When: 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 17

Price: Free.

Where: John L. Dart Library, 1067 King St.

Contact: 722-7550

Also showing: 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at St. Andrews Regional Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, 766-2546.

CBT's 'The Nutcracker'

Description: Charleston Ballet Theatre's "Nutcracker."

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17; 3 p.m. Dec. 18.

Price: $20-$45.

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston.

Contact: 723-7334 or charlestonballet.org.

'The Humbug Holiday Hour'

Description: A Deuce Theatre production of the seven deadly sins of the holiday season.

When: 8 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 3 p.m. Dec. 19.

Price: $10-$15.

Where: South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston.

Contact: 580-2223 or www.deucetheatre.com.

'The Night Before Christmas'

Description: Enjoy a fun story for everyone in the family.

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 17.

Price: Free.

Where: Folly Beach Library, 55 Center St..

Contact: 588-2001.

Grand illumination, Christmas 1782

DEscription: Stroll through illuminated gardens and hear costumed interpreters tell stories of this joyous holiday season when the British evacuated Charleston and the Middleton family was reunited near the end of the Revolutionary War.

When: 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18. Tours are on the half-hour.

Price: $45/adults; $20/children

Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road

Contact: 556-6020 or middletonplace.org.

25th annual Progressive Dinners

Description: Visitors take a horse-drawn carriage to three historic establishments.

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18, 20-23.

Price: $95.

Where: Circa 1886,149 Wentworth St.

Contact: 853-7828 or www.charminginns.com.

'A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas'

Description: Charleston Stage's adaptation of "A Christmas Carol," returns to the Dock Street Theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 3 p.m. Dec. 19.

Price: $22-$52.

Where: 135 Church St.

Contact: 577-7183 or www.charlestonstage.com.

Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas'

Description: The Footlight Players present the stage adaptation of the classic holiday movie.

When: 8 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 3 p.m. Dec. 19.

Price: $15-$30.

Where: 20 Queen St.

Contact: 722-4487 or www.footlightplayers.org.