- $20 for admission for two to the Swanky Christmas Vintage Marketplace (up to $40 value)
Admission grants access to the entirety of the three-day event, where guests will browse wares from a variety of vendors from Thursday, December 5 to Saturday, December 7. Guests may drop in early for the Sneak Peak held on Thursday December 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here, shoppers have access to the merchandise before the sale opens to the public on Friday.
Replete with ornate gardens and a brick mansion fronted by towering, white columns, Rippavilla Plantation winds the clock back to the time of the Civil War. In the fall, the smells of bonfires and steaming hot chocolate fill the sprawling grounds as they host pumpkin paintings and other old-timey, outdoor fun. The Rippavilla corn maze tests internal compasses and scarecrow-bribing techniques on a 10-acre, labyrinthine path. As they pass through the maze, guests encounter signs that boast historical facts about major Civil War battles in 1862, putting them in touch with the site's legacy. For a plus-size serving of fresh, autumn air, guests can also board the hayride to circle the grounds, which are devoid of the sinister ghouls that often emerge at many fall festivals; instead, the grounds remain family-friendly throughout the night.