6 Things To Do In Charleston This January

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia


Charleston is welcoming 2022 with open arms. If you’re considering visiting the Lowcountry this winter, we’ve made a list of things to do in Charleston this January. Bring out your calendar and start planning! 


Things to do in Charleston this January 

1. Restaurant Week 

This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Lowcountry cuisine at different restaurants. Eateries from all over Charleston and neighboring communities will participate with special prix fixe menus, new options, and takeout. You can find more information here. 

When: 📆January 12 through 23, 2022 

2. Folly Beach Polar Bear Plunge

This yearly event will take place at the beachside at the Tides Hotel. It will feature a costume contest and a plunge into the “chilly” Atlantic. All attendees are encouraged to wear costumes inspired by their favorite Bill Murray character. 

You can register for the contest here.

The plunge is free and will take place at 1:00 pm, so be there or be square! 

When: 📆 Saturday, January 1, 2022 


3. ArtWalk 

Art Walks are held the first Friday of each month from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Dozens of galleries participate in an evening of open houses with wine, food, and art. Some of the participating galleries are: 

  • Anglin Smith Gallery 
  • Charleston Artist Guild 
  • DE LA Gallery 
  • Dog & Horse Fine Art and more…

When: 📆 Friday, January 7 


4. Charleston Marathon 

The Charleston Marathon celebrates its 12th anniversary in 2022. Run through the Holy City! You can still register on their official website. 

When: 📆Saturday, January 15 


5. Brunch at Ruby Sunshine 

Have a very New Orleanian breakfast at Ruby Sunshine, serving brunch all day! They just opened a new restaurant in Charleston, and their delicious menu and boozy options won’t disappoint! 

All the details of Ruby Sunshine can be found here.


6. Fairy House Festival 

Spend a day full of fun for children, families, gardeners, and nature lovers at the Palmetto Island County Park. It will feature the chance to build a cozy fairy house, experience storytime, and get involved in workshops on nature crafts. Children can dress up as fairies and gnomes! All the details of this event can be found here. 

When: 📆Saturday, January 22 



Featured image by A Katz from Shutterstock. 

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