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The holiday season is here, and with comes chilly weather in Charleston. You can warm up with hot cider or feel merry and bright with a peppermint libation at cozy bars and restaurants around town.
Check out these sevenfall + winter cocktails that will get you in the holidayspirit. 🍸
Eggnog | Vintage Lounge, 545 King St. | Sip on this seasonal favorite starting on Black Friday and check out Toddy Tuesday for weekly hot toddies.
Irish Coffee | Élevé, 55 Wentworth St. | The Irish Coffee at this rooftop restaurant features whiskey, whipped cream, and nutmeg + will warm you right up.
Peach Cobbler Martini | Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe, 78 N. Market St. | Delight in RumChata, Peach Schnapps, and cream in this martini through the end of November + stay tuned for the cafe’s winter cocktail menu.
Call It a Night | Little Palm Bar, 237 Meeting St. | Try a specialty cocktail with vodka, cold brew coffee, cacao, and butterscotch this winter at Little Palm — check out the Little Pine holiday pop-up beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Jingle All the Way | Hotel Bennett, 404 King St. | Served out of the lobby’s life-size gingerbread house, this hot chocolate beverage with marshmallows will be available from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
Peppermint White Russian | Blind Tiger Pub, 36-38 Broad St. | Enjoy this cocktail with peppermint cream, Kahlua, and acandy cane garnish by the fire pit starting Thursday, Dec. 1 at the bar’s tree lighting event.
Hot Apple Cider | The Dewberry Hotel, 334 Meeting St. | Celebrate National Apple Cider Day with this seasonal libation served in the Living Room, or sip on the hotel’s classic hot chocolate.
Before you go, here’s a party favor: Bulldog Tours is offering its Holiday Strolls Cocktail Tour combining the yuletide history tour featuring stories of Charleston’s Christmases past with stops at three festive lounges for a signature holiday cocktail.
Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage | Friday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Nov. 19 | Times vary | PURE Theatre, 134 Cannon Street, Charleston | $35-$45 | Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck stop cafe.
North Charleston United Methodist Church Fall Festival | Friday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | North Charleston United Methodist Church, 1125 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston | Free | Shop for gifts and baked goods + enjoy eats like Lowcountry okra soup and pimento cheese sandwiches.
Charleston Symphony’s The Charleston Sound | Friday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., Charleston | $25 | In this concert, the CSO explores the roots, traditions, and sounds of the Holy City in this tribute to our hometown.*
Saturday, Nov. 19
Black Food Truck Festival | Saturday, Nov. 19-Sunday, Nov. 20 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Exchange Park Fairgrounds, 9850 Hwy. 78, Ladson | $25-$140 | The Black Food Truck Festival is back this fall celebrating Black businesses and culture with food, music, family-friendly activities, and entertainment.
Cars & Coffee | Saturday, Nov. 19 | 9-11 a.m. | Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Ln., Kiawah Island | Free | Arrive in your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green at Freshfields Village to browse unique, antique, and other cool cars on the third Saturday of the month.
Creative Studio Drop In | Saturday, Nov. 19 | 1-4 p.m. | Bees Ferry West Ashley Library, 3035 Sanders Rd., Charleston | Free | Explore the studio and discover some new craft ideas at Bees Ferry West Ashley Library.
Stingrays Hockey: Undie Sunday | Sunday, Nov. 20 | 3:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston | $21 | It’s Undie Sunday — fans are encouraged to bring new, packaged underwear or socks to the game and throw them on the ice after the Rays score their first goal.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop with etúHOME & Christina Holmquis | Sunday, Nov. 20 | 10:30 a.m. | etuHOME Store, 173 King St. | $120 | Learn from local florist Christina Holmquist how to create a seasonal centerpiece in an etuHOME’s dough bowl and get 15% off etúHOME products for same-day purchase — feel free to bring your own drink of choice.
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58º | Sunny | 3% chance of rain
Brrrr... here’s some chilly news. A freeze warning for Berkeley and Dorchester counties + a frost advisory for Charleston County are in effect from 2-8 a.m. this morning, Nov. 18.🧊 (WCSC)
Sunrise + sunset
Rise: 6:51 a.m.
Set: 5:18 p.m.
Low: 9:04 a.m. + 9:36 p.m.
High: 2:54 a.m. + 3:07 p.m.
There’s a new park in town. Yesterday, the City of Charleston dedicated Shiloh Parkduring a ceremony at 172 Smith St. The half-acre space is located on the grounds of the former Shiloh African Methodist Episcopal Church + features tropical flora, future art installations, a decorative fountain, and a mural wall. 🌳 (WCSC)
Speaking of, a new $9 million park is coming soon to Goose Creek featuring volleyball, pickleball, and basketball courts, a splash pad, a food truck pavilion, and accessible playground. The grand opening of Central Creek Park will be held on Friday, Dec. 16 from 5-9 p.m. at 47 Old Moncks Corner Rd. (WCSC)
The third Operation Neighborhood cleanup event, sponsored by the City of Charleston, will be held in the Eastside neighborhood on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Efforts will include, but aren’t limited to, litter cleanup, street and sidewalk repair + tree planting. Head to Hampstead Square to get involved.
Tickets are on sale now for the 76th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, the Historic Charleston Foundation’s largest fundraiser, happening March 15-April 16 in 2023. Tour some of Charleston’s most beautiful homes + gardens on historic streets including King Street, Tradd Street, Legare Street, and the newly-added Montagu Street tour. 🏡
The “Shop Where You Live” campaign is running from Friday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Dec. 31 with a chance to win a $100 gift card. To enter, post a photo of your shopping experience at a participating business on Instagram or Facebook, tag the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Mount Pleasant, and the local business, and include #ShopWhereYouLive. Stay tuned for participating spots.
We recently asked where to listen to jazz in the Holy City + many of you, our readers, recommended Forte Jazz Lounge, located at 477 King St. We also spotted a few concerts going on this weekend: Steve Simon and the Kings of Jazz at Gage Hall and Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Gaillard Center. 🎺
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Roper St. Francis Healthcare is optimizing its footprint in the Lowcountry. | Image via @roperstfrancis
ICYMI: Roper St. Francis Healthcare plans to build a new medical campus in North Charleston, a $1 billionproject that will be one of the largest healthcare construction projectson the East Coast. The 27-acre campus will be located at the site of the former city hall near I-26 and 526 and be easily accessible for patients living in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties.
The medical campus is expected to include a full-service acute care hospital with a 24-hour emergency room and a medical office building offering outpatient + specialty care.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare hired E4H Architecture and SOM interdisciplinary firm to design the campus.
Editor’s pick:With the holidays coming up, I want to share a way to give back. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, One80 Place is holding its 10th Annual Turkey and a $20 Driveto help those experiencing homelessness in our community.
Every dollar collected will go directly to the community kitchen which helps feed hundreds of people in need + will support One80’s goal of ending and preventing homelessness.
To contribute to the cause, visit One80 Place at 35 Walnut St.from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., roll down your window, and donate your monetary contribution, gift card, or turkey. Buy a virtual turkey online or creating your own fundraiser here.
Missed yesterday’s newsletter? Shop our gift guide from Six & Main, here.