December PlanAhead: Your December Charleston events calendar

All month long 

A Winter Wonderland in Color | All month long | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Charleston Museum | $12+ | Stop in for The Charleston Museum’s holiday exhibit + view colorized historical photos.

Team Trivia | Every Monday | 7 p.m. | Home Team BBQ West Ashley | Free | Gather friends + family for this fast-paced trivia game — top three teams win Home Team gift cards up to $50.

Family Bingo Night | Every Monday | 6-8 p.m. | Dog and Duck Park West | Free | Bring the whole family for bingo at this locally-owned pub.

Team Trivia | Every Tuesday | 8 p.m. | Home Team BBQ Sullivan’s Island | Free | Gather friends + family for this fast-paced trivia game — top three teams win Home Team gift cards up to $50.

Tuesday Trivia/$2 Taco Night | Every Tuesday | 5-10 p.m. | Montreux Bar and Grill, 127 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville | Free | Come by for $2 tacos + stay for trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. 🌮

Trivia Tuesday | Every Tuesday | 7-9 p.m. | Container Bar, 2130 Mt. Pleasant St. | Free | Tackle trivia during dinner from five local food trucks — top three teams win a prize.

Holy City Farmers Market | Every Wednesday | 4-7 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave. | Free | Come by for live music + support local vendors with items for sale. 

Barn Jam | Every Wednesday | 5:50-10 p.m. | Awendaw Green, 4853 N. Highway 17, Awendaw | $10 | Groove to five local bands + snack on bites from The Roast Bar and Holy City Popcorn — guests are welcome to BYOB.

Paws on the Patio | Every Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | Dashi, 1262 Remount Rd., North Charleston | Free | Bring your pup for brews from Revelry Brewing and food from Dashi to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

Wednesday Dec. 1-Sunday Dec. 5

Wednesday., Dec. 1

Elf the Musical | Wed., Dec. 1-Sun. Dec. 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Historic Dock Street Theatre | $36+ | Come out for a live performance of this holiday favorite. 

An Evening with Chevy Chase | Wed., Dec. 1 | 7 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center | $48+ | Join actor Chevy Chase (Clark Griswold) for a screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, hear stories about his career + ask questions after the movie.

Monthly Plant Workshop | Wed., Dec. 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Ghost Monkey Brewery | Free | Sign up for this plant making workshop led by Rock N Roots Plant Co. + grab food from Dashi. 

Holy City Farmers Market | Wed. Dec. 1 | 4-7 p.m. | Holy City Brewing | Free | Come by for live music + support local vendors with items for sale. 

Barn Jam | Wed., Dec. 1 | 6-10 p.m. | Awendaw Green, 4853 N. Hwy. 17, Awendaw | $10 | Groove to five local bands + snack on bites from The Roast Bar and Holy City Popcorn — BYOB. 🎵

Thursday., Dec. 2

The Elf on The Shelf: A Christmas Musical | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center | $34.95+ | Gather the whole family for a live performance of this holiday favorite + experience a post-show photo opportunity in front of a North Pole backdrop.

Modern Calligraphy + Christmas Ornaments | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Holy City Brewing | $65 | Create your own ornament during this hands-on modern calligraphy workshop + order bites and brews from Holy City Brewing.

The Fab Four- Ultimate Beatles Tribute | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $33+ | Experience Emmy-winning Beatles tribute band The Fab Four.

4th Annual Holiday Champagne Tasting | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 3-10 p.m. | Avondale Wine and Cheese, 813 Savannah Hwy., Ste. B. | $30 | Come by for a seasonal champagne tasting — reservations suggested.

NxSE Oysters Pop Up | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 4-7 p.m. | Freehouse Brewery | Free | NxSE Oysters is visiting Freehouse — stop by for oysters on the half shell.  

Paws on the Patio | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Dashi, 1262 Remount Rd., North Charleston | Free | It’s Dachshunds night at Dashi — bring your pup for brews from Revelry Brewing and food from Dashi to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

Holiday Market Under the Stars | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 5-8 p.m. | Park & Grove, 730 Rutledge Ave. | Free | Enjoy holiday shopping with 12 local vendors, live music + an outdoor bar.

Friday., Dec. 3

South Carolina Stingrays vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits | Fri., Dec. 3 | 7:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum | $20+ | Cheer on the Lowcountry’s hockey team as they take on Greenville — stream online if you can’t make the game. 🏒

Loco Holiday Party | Fri., Dec. 3 | 7-11 p.m. | Holy City Brewing | $25+ | Celebrate the holiday season with a formal event featuring an open bar, catered hors d’oeuvres, MoMo food truck + music.

The Nutcracker | Fri., Dec. 3-Sun., Dec. 5 | Times vary | Sottile Theatre | $25+ | Celebrate the holiday season with a performance of this timeless show featuring local dancers from The Mt. Pleasant Performing Arts Dance Company. 🩰

Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall | Fri., Dec. 3-Sat., Dec. 4 | 5:30 p.m. | Drayton Hall | $40+ | Explore the nation’s oldest untouched home open to the public on this candlelight tour conducted by an audio broadcast.

Daniel Island Night Market- Holiday Market | Fri., Dec. 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Guggenheim Terrace, 200 Seven Farms Rd., Daniel Island | Free | The night after the Daniel Island Tree Lighting Ceremony, visit this market featuring local crafters, artisans, specialty food vendors + live music. 

Hanahan Christmas Tree Lighting and Vendor Market | Fri., Dec. 3 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Hanahan Amphitheater, 3100 Mabeline Rd., Hanahan | Free | Ring in the holidays with a tree lighting,, vendors, and performances from local chorus groups and bands. 

Art for Good: Auction & Music Fundraiser | Fri., Dec. 3 | 5-9 p.m. | SC Society Hall, 72 Meeting St. | $15 | Support nonprofit organization Breath to Blossom with a semi-formal silent art auction featuring local artists, music, drinks + dancing.

Christmas in the Creek Tree Lighting | Fri., Dec. 3 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Goose Creek Municipal Center, 519A North Goose Creek Blvd. | Free | The holidays are in full swing — celebrate with a tree lighting ceremony, hayrides, crafts, marshmallow roasting + shop local vendors. 🎄

Saturday., Dec. 4

SC Stingrays vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits | Sat., Dec. 4 | 6:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum | $20+ | Cheer on the Lowcountry’s hockey team as they take on Greenville — stream online if you can’t make the game. 🏒

Christmas Festival and Parade | Sat., Dec. 4 | 4-8 p.m. | Felix C. Davis Community Center | Free | View holiday lights during an action-packed afternoon with a parade through Park Circle, caroling by the Charleston Caroling Company, a petting zoo, music from DJ R Dot + 13 food vendors.

Teddy Bear Toss | Sat., Dec. 4 | 6:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum | $20+ | Bring a teddy bear to the SC Stingrays game to throw onto the rink after the Rays’ first goal — first 1,900 fans receive a free lunch bag.

8th Annual Homegrown Holiday Bazaar | Sat., Dec. 12 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Johns Island County Park | Free | Shop for food, crafts + holiday goodies during this seasonal market.

Old Village Holiday Street Fest | Sat., Dec. 4 | 2-8 p.m. | Pitt St., Old Village Mt. Pleasant | Free | Cross off your holiday shopping list during an outdoor market featuring local vendors, live music, food trucks + in-store events. 🛍

BIG Lowcountry Boil | Sat., Dec. 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Holy City Brewing | $40 | Come by for a traditional shrimp boil featuring Lowcountry sides, two complimentary beers, a silent auction, live music, and outdoor games. 🍤

Holiday Street Festival | Sat., Dec. 4 | 2-7 p.m. | Front Beach on Isle of Palms | Free | Illuminate your holiday festivities with a holiday street festival featuring light displays, food vendors, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

German Christmas Market Charleston | Sat., Dec. 4 | 3-9 p.m. | RiverOaks Charleston, 1165 15 Mile Landing Rd., Awendaw | $5 | Visit this German-inspired holiday market featuring local vendors, handcrafts, food, drinks + a fire pit. 

Charleston Farmers Market | Sat., Dec. 4-Sun., Dec. 5 | 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Stop by to this award-winning holiday market for local produce, flowers, craft vendors, live entertainment + seasonal foods.

Sunday., Dec. 5

Thrifters + Drifters Holiday Market | Sun., Dec. 5 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Royal American | Free | Stop in for holiday shopping with 25+ local artisans and vendors.

Comedy at The Sparrow with Andy Sandford | Sun., Dec. 5 | 7 p.m. | The Sparrow, 1078 E. Montague Ave., Ste. D., North Charleston | $14 | Andy Sandford is in the Lowcountry for one night only — grab tickets to see the comedian who has performed on Conan + the Late Late Show with James Corden. 

It’s a Celebration: Women’s Entrepreneurs Brunch Gala | Sun., Dec. 5 | 1:30 p.m. | Harbor Club at WestEdge, 22 WestEdge St. | $85 | Attend this elegant gala featuring a mimosa bar, brunch buffet, shopping + photo opportunities. 

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., Dec. 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Pour House | Free | Visit this local market featuring a full deck bar, live music, and local food from 40+ farmers and artisans. 🌽

Regatta Inn’s First Annual Flippers and Fur Fest | Sun., Dec. 5 | 12-5:30 p.m. | Regatta Inn, 64 W. 9th St Ext., Folly Beach | $25 | Support Pet Helpers + the Folly Beach Sea Turtle Watch Program with an afternoon of live music, games, vendors, and a silent auction.

Monday Dec. 6-Sunday Dec. 12

Monday., Dec. 6

Open Mic Comedy Night | Mon., Dec. 6 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | The Sparrow, 1078 East Montague Ave.,Ste. D, North Charleston | Free, donations accepted | Experience some of Charleston’s favorite comics in this live show. 🎤

Family Bingo Night | Mon., Dec. 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Dog and Duck Park West | Free | Bring the whole family for bingo at this locally-owned pub.

Team Trivia | Mon., Dec. 6 | 7 p.m. | Home Team BBQ West Ashley | Free | Gather friends + family for this fast-paced trivia game — top 3 teams win Home Team gift cards up to $50. 🏆

Tuesday., Dec. 7

Holiday Succulent Wreath Workshop | Tue., Dec. 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Freehouse Brewery | $54+ | Join Rock n’ Roots Plant Co. for a wreath making workshop using decorative moss, holiday accents, and fresh greenery + sip on locally brewed organic beer. 🌿

Junior League of Charleston Diaper Drive | Tue., Dec. 7 | 4-9 p.m. | Indigo Reef Brewing Company | Free | Bring a package of diapers to donate to local families in need + receive $1 off a pint of beer. 🍻

Indigo Dye Workshop | Tue., Dec. 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Out of Hand, 113 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant | $80 | Learn the art of indigo dye with local artist Daisy McClellan + create two pillows and four napkins to take home.

Wreath Making Class at Two Blokes | Tue., Dec. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Indigo Reef Brewing Company | $65 | Create your own holiday decor with a personalized evergreen and dried botanical wreath — your first drink is included in the ticket price.

Trivia Tuesday | Tue., Dec. 7 | 7-9 p.m. | Container Bar, 2130 Mt. Pleasant St. | Free | Tackle trivia during dinner from five local food trucks + top three teams win a prize.

Tuesday Trivia / $2 Taco Night | Tue., Dec. 7 | 5-10 p.m. | Montreux Bar and Grill, 127 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville | Free | Come by for $2 tacos + stay for trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. 🌮

Wednesday., Dec. 8

Open Studio | Wed., Dec. 8 | 10-11:45 a.m. | Campbell Sculpture Center Studio, Brookgreen Gardens | Free with garden admission | Join Brookgreen’s Director of the Master Sculptor Program for demonstrations and a Q+A session.

Winter Wonderland Wood Box Workshop | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7-8 p.m. | Frothy Beard Brewing Company | $35+ | Create your own seasonal centerpiece with instruction from Rock N’ Roots Plant Co. + receive decorative materials, care tips, and a watering wand. 

Holy City Farmers Market | Wed.. Dec. 8 | 4-7 p.m. | Holy City Brewing | Free | Come by for live music + support local vendors selling seasonal goodies. 🧺 

Breaking Benjamin: Unplugged | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $53+ | Rock out with “The Diary of Jane” singers and special guest Keith Wallen. 🎤

Barn Jam | Wed., Dec. 8 | 5:50-10 p.m. | Awendaw Green, 4853 N. Highway 17, Awendaw | $10 | Groove to five local bands + snack on eats from The Roost Bar & Grille and Holy City Popcorn — BYOB.

Thursday., Dec. 9

A Very Merry Footlight Holiday Special: Variety Show | Thurs., Dec. 9-Sun. Dec. 12 | Times vary | Queen Street Playhouse | $25 | Celebrate the holiday season with a mix of classic favorites + new comedy performances.

Winter Wonderland Succulent Globe Workshop | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Hobcaw Brewing Company, 496 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $30 | Create your own seasonal globe with instruction from Rock n’ Roots Plant Co. + sip on locally brewed beer.

Soulful Holiday Pop-Up | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Inspired by Annette, 7910 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston | Free | Support local black-owned businesses with a holiday event featuring vendors, door prizes + complimentary cocktails.

Paws on the Patio | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Dashi, 1262 Remount Rd., North Charleston | Free | It’s French Bulldog night at Dashi — bring your pup for brews from Revelry Brewing and food from Dashi to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

Candle Making Workshop | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Julia Deckman Studio, 2008 Wappoo Dr. | $75 | Join local artist Daisy McClellan for a beginner friendly candle making workshop. 🕯

Friday., Dec. 10

A Very Dave Barnes Christmas | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $29.50+ | Get in the holiday spirit with singer and songwriter Dave Barnes during a live performance.

Conversations with a Curator: Ice Age | Fri., Dec. 10 | 10:30 a.m. | The Charleston Museum | Free with admission | Join the Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson for an in-depth look into the Great Ice Age.

Holiday Brass: Summerville | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7:30-9 p.m. | St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 206 Central Ave., Summerville | $20 | Join the Charleston Symphony Brass as they perform holiday favorites.

Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall | Fri., Dec. 10-Sat., Dec. 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Drayton Hall | $40+ | Experience the magic of the nation’s oldest untouched home open to the public with a candlelight tour conducted by an audio broadcast.

Deck The Halls: Tree Lighting and Holiday Golf Cart Parade | Fri., Dec. 10 | 5-8 p.m. | Brighton Park Blvd., Summerville | Free | Get in the holiday mood with a tree lighting ceremony, shopping, and live music + bring new and unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots. 

Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk | Fri., Dec. 10 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, 1746 E. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach | $9 | Explore the Charleston coastline while learning about native bird species. 🦆

Live Music with Jimmy Landry | Fri., Dec. 10 | 5-8 p.m. | The Reel Bar, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Warm up next to a bonfire while listening to live music + making s’mores.

A Charlie Brown Christmas | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7-8 p.m. | Encore Music Hall, 757 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $10+ | Celebrate the holiday season with a live performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas. 🎄

Saturday., Dec. 11

Holiday Market and Craft Show | Sat., Dec. 11 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Ring in the holiday season with an afternoon of shopping + find local produce, baked goods and hot foods.

31st Annual Folly Beach Christmas Parade | Sat., Dec. 11 | 12 p.m. | Center Street, Folly Beach | Free | Get in the holiday spirit with a festive parade down Center Street.

5th Annual Christmas Bar Crawl | Sat., Dec. 11 | 3-11 p.m. | The Brick, 24 Ann St. | $15+ | Grab your favorite ugly sweater for a holiday bar crawl down King Street + receive drink specials + giveaways.

Comedy at The Sparrow with Katherine Blanford | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8 p.m. | The Sparrow, 1078 E. Montague Ave., Ste. D., North Charleston | $12+ | Catch comedian Katherine Blanford for this live show.  

Charleston Farmers Market | Sat., Dec. 11-Sun., Dec. 12 | 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Stop by to this award-winning holiday market for local produce, flowers, craft vendors, live entertainment + seasonal foods.

Outdoor Yoga at Firefly Distillery | Sat., Dec. 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Firefly Distillery | $15 | Start your Saturday with an all-levels yoga class led by Reagan Sobel + stay for live music, food trucks, and drink tastings.

Ugly Sweater 5K Dash | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8:45 a.m. | 206 Central Ave., Summerville | $10+ | Stay warm in your favorite ugly Christmas sweater during a 5K run to benefit the Alzheimer’s Family Support Services.  

30th Annual Reindeer Run | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8-10 a.m. | Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St. | $25+ | Bring the whole family for this 5K run through downtown Charleston to benefit the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital — virtual run option available. 

Christmas in the Creek Holiday Parade | Sat., Dec. 11 | 9:30-11 a.m. | St. James Ave., Goose Creek | Free | Spread holiday cheer with this mile-long parade through Goose Creek.

Sunday., Dec. 12

The Nutcracker | Sun., Dec. 12 | 1 + 5 p.m. | Sottile Theatre | $25+ | Celebrate the holiday season with a performance of this timeless show by Dance Conservatory of Charleston. 

Christmas at The Farm | Sun., Dec. 12 | 2-5 p.m. | Lily Grace Farms, 145 Ponderosa Rd., Summerville | $5+ | Get in the Christmas spirit with a family-friendly afternoon of a petting zoo, food trucks, + a holiday vendor market. 

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., Dec. 12 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Pour House | Free | Visit this local market featuring a full deck bar, live music, and local food from 40+ farmers and artisans. 🌽

Punch Needle Ornament Workshop | Sun., Dec. 12 | 3-5 p.m. | Julia Deckman Studio, 2008 Wappoo Dr. | $90 | Learn the art of punch needle with local artist Daisy McClellan + create your own ornament to take home.

Holiday Candle Making Workshop | Sun., Dec. 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | The Charleston Museum | $75+ | Create two handmade candles with instruction from local artist Daisy McClellan.

Christmas Light Parade | Sun., Dec. 12 | 5:30-8 p.m. | West Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Celebrate the holiday season with a light parade + fireworks show.

2nd Sunday | Sun., Dec. 12 | 1-5 p.m. | King Street | Free | Come out for one of Charleston’s favorite traditions to shop, dine, and stroll down King Street.

Monday Dec. 13-Sunday Dec. 19

Monday., Dec. 13

Monday Night Bingo | Mon. Dec. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Low Tide Brewing | Free | Bingo is back — sip on locally brewed beer, grab bites from the Chicken Fats food truck, and win prizes.

Family Bingo Night | Mon. Dec. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Dog and Duck Park West | Free | Bring the whole family for bingo at this locally-owned pub. 

Team Trivia | Mon., Dec. 13 | 7 p.m. | Home Team BBQ West Ashley | Free | Gather friends + family for this fast-paced trivia game — top three teams win Home Team gift cards up to $50.

Tuesday., Dec. 14

Trivia Tuesday | Tue. Dec. 14 | 7-9 p.m. | Container Bar, 2130 Mt. Pleasant St. | Free | Tackle trivia during dinner from five local food trucks — top three teams win a prize.

○ Music Bingo | Tue., Dec. 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Estuary Beans & Barley | Free | Match the songs on your card with music from a DJ to receive a prize + sip on local brews on the outdoor patio. 🍻

Women, Wealth, and Wine | Tue. Dec. 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Charleston Harbor Club, 22 Westedge St. | Free | Register for this monthly mixer to build connections with local financially-focused women.

Sufferin’ Moses | Tue. Dec. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | The Pour House | $5 | Rock out with Charleston City Paper’s 2019 Blues Act of the Year. 

Tuesday Trivia/$2 Taco Night | Tue. Dec. 14 | 5-10 p.m. | Montreux Bar and Grill, 127 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville | Free | Come by for $2 tacos + stay for trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. 🌮

Wednesday., Dec. 15

Holy City Farmers Market | Wed. Dec. 15 | 4-7 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave. | Free | Come by for live music + support local vendors with items for sale. 

Star Wars Theme Trivia | Wed., Dec. 15 | 7-10 p.m. | Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, 1109 Park W Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | May the force be with you during this Star Wars Theme trivia as you compete for themed prizes. 

Wicked Weed Beer Tasting and Dinner Pairing | Wed. Dec. 15 | 6:30 p.m. | 1st Place, 570 King St. | $65 | Join 1st Place’s Executive Chef for a guided four-course tasting menu featuring craft beer, live music + giveaways.

Virtual Local Paddling Destinations | Wed. Dec. 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Discover the Lowcountry’s best paddling destinations and learn how to gain access to them during this online course.

Barn Jam | Wed., Dec. 15 | 5:50-10 p.m. | Awendaw Green, 4853 N. Hwy. 17, Awendaw | $10 | Groove to five local bands + snack on bites from The Roast Bar and Holy City Popcorn — BYOB.

Mingo at Caroline’s Aloha Bar | Wed. Dec. 15 | 8-10 p.m. | Caroline’s Aloha Bar, 15 Magnolia Rd. | Free | Stop in for bingo with a twist + stay for music, prizes, and drink specials. 

Thursday., Dec. 16

Charleston Christmas Special | Thurs., Dec. 16-Wed. Dec. 22 | Times vary | The Charleston Music Hall | $40 | Celebrate the holiday season with this long-standing tradition featuring music, dancing, and seasonal skits. ❄️

Happy Holiday Hour Pop Up | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 5-8 p.m. | Millers All Day, 120 King St. | Free | Reserve your spot for a holiday happy hour featuring festive bites, specialty cocktails, prizes for best costumes + a screening of the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

The House at Magnolia; A Candlelit Christmas Experience | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnolia Plantation and Gardens | $70 | Experience Magnolia’s historic homes by candlelight during an exclusive night of seasonal decor, drinks, and small bites.

Paws on the Patio | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Dashi, 1262 Remount Rd., North Charleston | Free | It’s Boxer night — bring your pup for brews from Revelry Brewing and food from Dashi to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

Virtual Book Club – Gullah Spirituals with author Eric Sean Crawford | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, donations accepted | Join Eric Sean Crawford for a discussion of his latest book Gullah Spirituals.

Open Studios at Redux | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 5-8 p.m. | Redux Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King St. | Free | Experience a behind-the-scenes look at art from over 40 local resident artists.

Friday., Dec. 17

South Carolina Stingrays vs. Toledo Walleye | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum | $20+ | Cheer on the Lowcountry’s hockey team as they take on Toledo — stream online if you can’t make the game. 🏒

Gaslight’s Funky Jingle Ball IV | Fri., Dec. 17 | 9:30 p.m. | The Pour House | $15 | Get in the holiday spirit with this seasonal show featuring Broken Speakers, The Super Spreader Horns + special guests. 

Loverboy Party | Fri., Dec. 17 | 6 p.m.-2 a.m. | Uptown Social | $40 | Join Kyle Cooke and Carl Radke of Bravo’s Summer House + the founders of cocktail company Loverboy for an exclusive meet and greet, all-you-can-eat pizza, DJs, and giveaways.

Daniel Island Night Market | Fri., Dec. 17 | 5-8 p.m. | Guggenheim Terrace, 200 Seven Farms Rd., Daniel Island | Free | Join in on the festivities with a night market featuring local crafters, artisans, specialty food vendors + live music.

Virtual Tides and Currents | Fri., Dec. 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Register for this online course to better understand water levels while boating.

Holiday Strings | Fri., Dec. 17-Sat., Dec. 18 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. | $46 | Join the Charleston Symphony for an intimate performance of holiday classics.

Friday Night Hikes | Fri., Dec. 17 | 5-8 p.m. | Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel | $12 | Learn about the Lowcountry’s native species that thrive at night during a walk with a Master Naturalist. 

Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall | Fri., Dec. 17-Sat., Dec. 18 | 5:30 p.m. | Drayton Hall | $40+ | Experience the magic of the oldest untouched home open to the public in the United States with a candlelight tour conducted by an audio broadcast.

Saturday., Dec. 18

South Carolina Stingrays vs. Jacksonville Icemen | Sat., Dec. 18 | 6:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum | $20+ | Cheer on the Lowcountry’s hockey team as they take on Jacksonville — stream online if you can’t make the game. 🏒

Lowcountry Lowlifes LIVE Holiday Podcast | Sat., Dec. 18 | 8 p.m. | The Sparrow, 1078 E. Montague Ave., Ste. D., North Charleston | $12 | Listen to a live recording of the local comedy podcast “Lowcountry Lowlifes” featuring standup comedy, improv, and conversations.

Expired Mindsets Book Signing Experience | Sat., Dec. 18 | 1-3 p.m. | Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville | $10 | Meet author Charryse Johnson for a book signing and photos — a portion of the proceeds supports the Summerville community.

Charleston Farmers Market | Sat., Dec. 18-Sun., Dec. 19 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Stop by to this award-winning holiday market for local produce, flowers, craft vendors, live entertainment + seasonal foods.

A Very Merry Taylor Swiftmas Ugly Christmas Sweater Party | Sat., Dec. 18 | 8-11 p.m. | Bay Street Biergarten | Free | Stay Stay Stay for a night of dancing, drinks, and Christmas sweaters with live music by DJ Wade. 🍾

Shen Yun | Sat., Dec. 18-Sun., Dec. 19 | Times vary | North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center | $80+ | Experience ancient Chinese culture with this holiday tradition featuring professional dancers, high tech backdrops + an orchestra.

Sunday., Dec. 19

South Carolina Stingrays vs. Jacksonville Icemen | Sun., Dec. 19 | 3:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum | $20+ | Cheer on the Lowcountry’s hockey team as they take on Jacksonville and check out the Holiday Festival on the concourse during the game. 🏒

Deck the Halls at the HoLiDaY Holy City Vintage Market | Sun., Dec. 19 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Royal American, 970 Morrison Dr. | Free | Shop over 30 vendors for holiday goodies, tarot card readings, vintage finds, local artisans + live music. 🧺

Charleston Holiday Market | Sat., Dec. 18-Sun., Dec. 19 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Stop by this award-winning holiday market for local produce, flowers, craft vendors, live entertainment + seasonal foods.

2nd Annual Holiday Warm Up | Sun., Dec. 19 | 1-7 p.m. | Baker & Brewer, 94 Stuart St. | Free | Stay warm with a holiday vendor market, live music, dancers + pizza.

Scarf + Boots Holiday Social | Sun., Dec. 19 | 4-10 p.m. | Reservoir Hall, 1601 Eagle Landing Blvd., Hanahan | $25+ | Donate new scarves and gloves to benefit 180 Place + enjoy a s’mores station, seasonal drinks, fire pit, open bar + cigar section. 

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., Dec. 19 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Pour House | Free | Explore this local market featuring a full deck bar, live music, and local food from 40+ farmers and artisans. 🌽 

Candlelight Orchestra Christmas Concert | Sun., Dec. 19 | Times vary | SC Society Hall | $45+ | Experience the magic of live holiday music in an elegant candlelight setting.

Monday Dec. 20-Sunday Dec. 26

Monday., Dec. 20

Monday Night Bingo | Mon. Dec. 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Low Tide Brewing | Free | Bingo is back — enjoy brews and bites from a featured food truck + win prizes.

The Night Before Christmas Classical Kids Concert | Mon. Dec. 20 | 1 + 3:30 p.m. | Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. | $7+ | Grab your tickets now to sing along to holiday classics + listen to traditional Christmas stories. 

Family Bingo Night | Mon. Dec. 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Dog and Duck Park West | Free | Bring the whole family for bingo at this locally owned pub.

Team Trivia | Mon. Dec. 20 | 7 p.m. | Home Team BBQ West Ashley | Free | Gather friends + family for this fast-paced trivia game — top 3 teams win Home Team gift cards up to $50.

Tuesday., Dec. 21

Trivia Tuesday | Tue. Dec. 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Container Bar, 2130 Mt. Pleasant St. | Free | Tackle trivia during dinner from five local food trucks + top three teams win a prize.

Cocktails for a Cause | Tue. Dec. 21 | 6 p.m. | Harbor Club at WestEdge, 22 Westedge St., Ste. 700 | $20 | Support Lowcountry Youth Services with a fundraiser featuring a cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres + shopping. 

Winter Wonderland Wood Box Workshop | Tue., Dec. 21 | 6-7 p.m. | Estuary Beans & Barley | $35+ | Create your own seasonal centerpiece with instruction from Rock N’ Roots Plant Co. + receive decorative materials, care tips, and a watering wand.

Tuesday Trivia/$2 Taco Night | Tue. Dec. 21 | 5-10 p.m. | Montreux Bar and Grill, 127 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville | Free | Come by for $2 tacos + stay for trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. 🌮

Wednesday., Dec. 22

Holy City Farmers Market | Wed. Dec. 22 | 4-7 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave. | Free | Come by for live music + support local vendors with items for sale. 

Barn Jam | Wed., Dec. 22 | 5:50-10 p.m. | Awendaw Green, 4853 N. Highway 17, Awendaw | $10 | Groove to five local bands + snack on eats from The Roost Bar & Grille and Holy City Popcorn — BYOB.

Holiday Pops | Wed., Dec. 22 + Thurs. Dec. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center | $28.75+ | Join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for live performances from choirs, dancers, guest vocalists + musicians — snag tickets before they sell out.

Holiday Succulent Wreath Workshop | Wed., Dec. 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | AYO Social, 1097 N. Main St., Ste. 204, Summerville | $54+ | Join Rock N’ Roots Plant Co. to build a holiday succulent wreath using decorative moss, holiday accents, and fresh greenery + sip on local brews. 

Groovy Kinda Love | Wed., Dec. 22 | 8 p.m. | Thirty Four West Theatre Company | $45 | Grab your tickets now for this sellout show featuring a menu of drinks and light bites.

Thursday., Dec. 23

Patti O’Furniture’s Drag Spectacular Feat. Ginger Minj’s “Winter Wonderland Variety Show” | Thurs. Dec. 23 | 7 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $18+ | Grab your tickets for this high-energy night of entertainment featuring local drag queens.

Paws on the Patio | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Dashi, 1262 Remount Rd., North Charleston | Free | It’s English Bulldog night — bring your pup for brews from Revelry Brewing and food from Dashi to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

Holiday Sleigh Rides | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 1-7 p.m. | 14 Anson St. | $30 | Celebrate the holidays with a special 20 minute Christmas tour through historic downtown Charleston + listen to caroling. 

Porto Seguro featuring Alva Anderson | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 7 + 9:30 p.m. | Forte Jazz Lounge | $25+ | Join Porto Seguro for an evening of upbeat Brazilian music.

Friday., Dec. 24

Seth G at Hotel Bennett Plaza Bar | Fri., Dec. 24 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Hotel Bennett, 404 King St. | Free | Spend time relaxing at Charleston’s latest luxury hotel + listen to local musician Seth G.

Santa’s Chef Table | Fri., Dec. 24 | 1-4 p.m. | Woodlands Nature Reserve, 4279 Ashley River Rd. | $15 | Spend Christmas Eve dining by the beach + stick around for music and games — BYOB.

Candlelight Christmas Eve for Summerville | Fri., Dec. 24 | 6 p.m. | Summers Corner, 1609 Beech Hill Rd., Summerville | Free | Celebrate Christmas Eve during a showing of Mickey’s Christmas Carol on an outdoor screen + snack on popcorn and hot chocolate — chairs and blankets encouraged. 

Saturday., Dec. 25

Christmas 9Pin-NoTap Tournament | Sat., Dec. 25 | 7-11 p.m. | Royal Lane, 106 Central AvenueGoose Creek | $25 | Bring the whole family to enjoy this holiday bowling tournament. 

Sunday., Dec. 26

South Carolina Stingrays vs. Jacksonville Icemen | Sun., Dec. 26 | 3:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum | $20+ | Cheer on the Lowcountry’s hockey team as they take on Jacksonville — stream online if you can’t make the game. 🏒

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., Dec. 26 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Pour House | Free | Explore this outdoor market featuring a full deck bar, food trucks, live music, and 40+ local farmers and artisans.

What You Didn’t Get For Christmas | Sun., Dec. 26 | 3:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center | $20+ | Come out to support the Rays for the chance to win giveaways such as smart watches and video games. 

Monday Dec. 27-Sunday Jan. 2

Monday., Dec. 27

Monday Night Bingo | Mon. Dec. 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Low Tide Brewing | Free | Bingo is back — enjoy brews and bites from a featured food truck + win prizes.

Family Bingo Night | Mon. Dec. 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Dog and Duck Park West | Free | Bring the whole family for bingo at this locally owned pub.

Team Trivia | Mon. Dec. 27 | 7 p.m. | Home Team BBQ West Ashley | Free | Gather friends + family for this fast-paced trivia game — top 3 teams win Home Team gift cards up to $50.

Succulent and Sangria Workshop | Mon. Dec. 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse, 832 Coleman Blvd. | $35 | The holiday season is still in full swing — create an eight inch terrarium with instruction from PlantHouse.

Tuesday., Dec. 28

Trivia Tuesday | Tue. Dec. 28 | 7-9 p.m. | Container Bar, 2130 Mt. Pleasant St. | Free | Tackle trivia during dinner from five local food trucks + top three teams win a prize.

Team Trivia | Tue. Dec. 28 | 8 p.m. | Home Team BBQ Sullivan’s Island | Free | Gather friends + family for this fast-paced trivia game — top 3 teams win Home Team gift cards up to $50.

Tuesday Trivia/$2 Taco Night | Tue., Dec. 28 | 5-10 p.m. | Montreux Bar and Grill, 127 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville | Free | Come by for $2 tacos + stick around for trivia at 7:30 p.m. 🌮

Wednesday., Dec. 29

Holy City Farmers Market | Wed. Dec. 29 | 4-7 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave. | Free | Come by for live music + support local vendors with items for sale. 

Aziz Ansari: Last Minute Tour | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center | $55.10+ | Calling all “Parks and Recreation” fans — tickets are sure to sell out to see this award-winning comedian + SC native perform live in the Lowcountry.

Blue Dogs Happy Howlidays Homecoming Show | Wed. Dec. 29 | 7 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall | $25+ | Charleston’s Blue Dogs are returning to the Lowcountry for a special night of new music, visits from past band members + surprise guests.

Barn Jam | Wed., Dec. 29 | 5:50-10 p.m. | Awendaw Green, 4853 N. Highway 17, Awendaw | $10 | Groove to five local bands + snack on eats from The Roost Bar & Grille and Holy City Popcorn — BYOB.

Mingo at Caroline’s Aloha Bar | Wed. Dec. 29 | 8-10 p.m. | Caroline’s Aloha Bar, 15 Magnolia Rd. | Free | Stop in for bingo with a twist + stay for music, prizes, and drink specials. 

Thursday., Dec. 30

Paws on the Patio | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Dashi, 1262 Remount Rd., North Charleston | Free | It’s Corgi night at Dashi — bring your pup for brews from Revelry Brewing and food from Dashi to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

Paint & Sip at Estuary Beans & Barley: Winter Landscape | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Estuary Beans & Barley, 3538 Meek’s Farm Rd., Johns Island | $35 | Create a seasonal landscape during a holiday painting class + grab a bite from the on-site food truck.

Friday., Dec. 31

New Years Eve Gala at Forte Jazz Lounge | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. | Forte Jazz Lounge | $60+ | Ring in the New Year with two bands, a champagne toast, dancing, a chance to win two free admissions to any show in 2022 + surprises — formal attire encouraged.

Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: Charleston NYE 2022 | Fri., Dec. 31 | 6 p.m.-2 a.m. | TBA | $15+ | Spend the New Year at Charleston’s favorite bars + purchase a wristband for no cover charge. 

Republic Garden and Lounge NYE 2022 Celebration | Fri., Dec. 31 | 9:30 p.m. | Republic Garden and Lounge, 462 King St. | $95 | Celebrate New Years Eve with an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, party favors + a special guest DJ.

New Years Eve Dinner Cruise | Fri., Dec. 31 | 7-10 p.m. | Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $109 | Welcome 2022 with a 4 course dinner cruise around the Charleston Harbor featuring live music, a glass of champagne or prosecco + party favors.

○ New Years Eve at Maya | Fri., Dec. 31 | 10 p.m.-2 a.m. | Maya, 479 King St. | $100 | Ring in the New Year on Maya’s back patio with a celebration featuring hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, signature cocktails, and a champagne toast. 🍾

Five Course NYE Dinner at Five Loaves Cafe Summerville | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Five Loaves Cafe, 214 N Cedar St., Summerville | $60 | Call 843-697-1143 to reserve a spot (reservations required) for $60 per person or $75 with wine pairing.*