T minus one week until Turkey Day. If you’re planning to head out of town you’re not alone. AAA is predicting the busiest Thanksgiving in years — the third-highest since 2000.
Charleston International Airport sees a lot of travelers too. [According to] Elliott Summey, Executive Director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, “Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the holiday travel season. With record-breaking numbers year after year, we expect to be busy this year as well.” Last year, CHS reported more than 48,700 passengers boarded planes at the airport around the holiday.
AAA reports it’s expecting the highest number of Thanksgiving travelers to fly to their destinations since 2005. An estimated 4.7 million people will take to the skies, up 6.6% from 2022. The average price for a domestic flight is also up ~$680, from last year.
Little Pine, Holiday Pop-up | Thursday, Nov. 16-Saturday, Dec. 30 | 11 a.m. | Little Palm, 237 Meeting St., Charleston | Price of purchase | Sip seasonal beverages in your ugly sweater at the holiday pop-up.
Holiday Festival Of Lights | Thursday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Dec. 31 | 5-10 p.m. | James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston | $15-$40 | Get lost in the twinkling lights, enjoy mouth-watering treats at this seasonal event.
Aquarium Aglow | Thursday, Nov. 16-Friday, Nov. 17 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston | $24.95-$30.95 | Marvel at the magical lights as you get to see wildlife at night.
Friday, Nov. 17
Indigenous American Workshop | Friday, Nov. 17 | 2-4 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston | $10-$15 | Get hands-on and explore the lives of those who first stepped foot in our state over 12,000 years ago.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Sweetgrass Garden Oyster Roast | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 3-6 p.m. | Sweetgrass Garden, 3121 State Rd., Johns Island | $35-$275 | Enjoy oysters, music, beer, and a bonfire at sunset — the annual event benefits the Sweetgrass Garden.
Monday, Nov. 20
Wool Felt Christmas Tree Workshop | Monday, Nov. 20 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd., Charleston | $135 | Put a personal touch on your holiday decor and make a centerpiece for your next gathering — wine + charcuterie will be available during the workshop.
Friday, Nov. 24
The Big Give Black Friday Gift Card Giveaway | Friday, Nov. 24 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, 1218 Belk Dr., Mount Pleasant | Free | The Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is giving away $3,000 in gift cards on Black Friday morning — register to win one of six $500 gift cards to a store or restaurant of your choice.*
The Holidays at The Charleston Place | Friday, Nov. 24 - Monday, Jan. 1 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | The Charleston Place, 205 Meeting St., Charleston | Free | Featuring spectacular decor, Santa, Nutcracker tea, and nightly snowfall, there’s snow place like The Charleston Place during the holiday season.*
Voilà — the finished product. | Photo by the CHStoday team.
Erika here. I recently took the Art of Charcuterie: Fall Edition workshop at Juliska,and it was atreat. The flagship store on King Street offers hands-on artistic experiences in the romantic arts, like Floral Arranging, Thanksgiving Wreathmaking, Holiday Centerpiece Creations, and more.
What we tried:
After entering the store, I walked upstairs to the studio and was greeted by Jacob at the Bohemian Bar. Before the workshop, you are offered a drink of your choice (I chose prosecco).
While I waited for the class to start, I admired the beautiful mouth-blown glassware displayed around the studio. (I’m coming back just for the lovely champagne flutes.) Soon after, the rest of the participants joined, and since it was a smaller and intimate class, we opted to do the workshop right at the bar. The workshop was headed by CHS Coastal Charcuterie, and after our instructor introduced herself, we began.
We first were handed our Juliska Forest Walk Gratitude Platter. The platter has a retail price of $98 and is oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher-safe. Next, we were given all of the ingredients + materials to build the perfect charcuterie board.
We followed the instructor step-by-step, listened to her great advice, and learned all the neat tricks to walk away as a confident charcuterie board maker. Now, I am ready to host a holiday party and show off my newfound charcuterie-making skills.
Ready to voteagain? Three Charleston County races are in a runoff election and early voting is underway for the Charleston mayor’s race, Charleston City Council District 9, and the Folly Beach City Council race. Early voting is only available at the Corporate Road location and ends this Friday, ahead of election day (Tuesday, Nov. 21). (WCSC)
Growing + investing in Charleston County? Technology company QuicksortRx says it is moving from the Charleston Tech Center to a 4,000-sqft facility on Cumberland Street. The move is expected to add 41 jobs to the area over the next three years. (WCSC)
Two new shops are set to open their doors this week, just in time for that holiday shopping. On Friday, Nov. 17, Johnnie-O, a preppy + casual men’s apparel shop, will host its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 132 Market St. Also tomorrow Marsh & Magnolia will open at 404 King St., Ste. 101. (The Post and Courier)
Uptown Social is hosting Movember in an effort to raise money for the nonprofit ZERO Prostate Cancer. The event on Thursday, Nov. 30 also will honor No Shave November, an effort that raises awareness of men’s health — there will be a mustache + beard contest, plus a “best wings” competition. Tickets are $35 and include all-you-can-eat wings and an open bar. (WCBD)
The National Medal of Honor Leadership and Development Center will host a panel discussion at the Citadel in Capers Hall today at 4 p.m. The discussion will center on how leaders can put the Medal of Honor’s six core values to use. Panelists include MOH recipients and the Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. (WCBD)
Single-match tickets for the 2023 Credit One Charleston Open are now available. The nine-day Women’s Tennis Association 500 tournament hosts more than 90,000 attendees on Daniel Island and kicks off the Hologic WTA Tour clay season. (The Daniel Island News)
Here’s a look at what is included in the pupsgiving meal. | Provided by Michael’s Barkery
Give your four-legged friend a seat at the table — well maybe near the table — this Thanksgiving. Michael’s Barkery on Daniel Island is offering a fun + festive “Pupsgiving Meal” to make your dog feel like they’re part of the family.
A pup-safe turkey meatloaf
Mashed sweet potatoes
A pup-safe pumpkin pie
Apple ring treats
Peanut butter pumpkin treat
A doggy breath bone
The meals are $15, and part of the cost is donated to Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary. So when you spoil your pup, you are also helping an animal in need.
Today, Nov. 16, is your last day to place your order, pick-up dates (pre-orders only) are Nov. 20-21, at the Barkery. To secure your pup’s meal call (843) 471-1199 or order in person at the pet spa and boutique located at 864 Island Park Dr., Ste. 103 Daniel Island.
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