1. Fill your month with these 14 things to do
December is finally here! And it doesn’t matter if you’re a local or a tourist, Charleston is a unique place to spend this last month of the year. We’ve made a list of things you need to put on your calendar. Let us know what your favorite plan was!
2-6.Buy gifts at an independent bookstore
Not sure what to give to your loved ones this Christmas? These independent bookstores have gifts, vintage books, and other surprises. Here’s a list of amazing spots:
- Itinerant Literate Bookstop
- Buxton Books
- Sullivan’s Trade a Book
- Mr. K
- Blue Bicycle
7. Visit The Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park
“The Holiday Festival of Lights” at James Island County Park is one of the most awaited light shows in Charleston during the holiday season. Enjoy thousands of twinkling lights decorating trees and making figures. This attraction is perfect for taking pictures with the whole family and getting into the Christmas spirit!
8. Take a walk through Charleston
The Gateway Walk is a great option to get to know Charleston and spend some time outdoors. This informal trail goes through the graveyards and gardens of some of the most iconic places in Holy City. The weather is cooler and just perfect for taking a stroll.
9. Support local businesses at the Charleston Holiday Market
The Charleston Farmers Market will be present this December in Marion Square together with some special holiday vendors! Do some Christmas gift shopping from local artisans, listen to live music and caroling, plus treat your children to free visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
When: December 3, 4,10, 11 & 17, 2022
Where: Marion Square 329 Meeting Street
Time: 9:00 pm – 2:00 pm
10. Snap some pics and drink hot chocolate at the life-size gingerbread house inside Hotel Bennett
Stop by to order a hot chocolate cup and choose between toppings, including whipped cream, sprinkles, and candy.
11. Visit Aquarium Aglow this weekend at the South Carolina Aquarium
Thousands of twinkling lights decorate the aquarium. An amazing family-friendly attraction to visit this December!
12. Ice skate at these rinks in the Lowcountry
Perfect your skating, swizzles, and spirals at these three different ice skating rinks in the Lowcountry. Bundle up in your holiday finest, lace up your skates and buy a ticket to these magical venues.
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