Dec. 14, 2021

Christmas 1989

About three months after Hurricane Hugo devastated the South Carolina coastline in 1989, a huge snow storm dropped close to a foot of snow in the Lowcountry in the month of December. This unexpected weather event gave Charleston its first white Christmas since records were kept. An 89 foot Christmas tree was brought in from Tennessee, and placed in the center of King Street in downtown Charleston, to commemorate the memorable storm (Hugo) that year. by Charles Young