Celebrate the Ho-Ho-Holidays in Berkeley County
Holiday Magic in Berkeley County
Christmas Bells are Ringing in Berkeley County
Holidays are Happier in Berkeley County
December is the most wonderful time of the year…and it’s here! To bask in all the festive fun of 2022 before 2023 comes to call, look no further than Berkeley County.
Merry and Bright Lights
Experience the wonder of thousands of twinkling lights along a path of holiday scenery from the warmth of your car, surrounded by family and friends as you head to Celebrate the Season in Moncks Corner for the Holiday Lights Driving Tour. Tours are offered from 6-9 PM from November 25th – December 30th (with the exception of December 24th and 25th). And you can feel a little extra warm and fuzzy with your drive – Celebrate the Season raised over $87,000 for local charities like Moncks Corner Miracle League, Coastal Community Foundation, and The Berkeley County Animal Center last year. With an admission of $5 per vehicle, you can see that this event is a favorite for locals of all ages!
Assist Santa with Some Shopping…
Still hunting for the perfect gift? Support small-town charm and head to Tanner Plantation in Hanahan for a variety of unique storefronts. Peruse The Governor’s Wife Boutique for an array of women’s wares, jewelry, accessories, and shoes that is unmatched. Their offerings are so on-trend that you may have to adopt the adage of “one for me, one for you” as you shop.
Between the Cooper and Wando Rivers, Daniel Island is another hub for shopping small. For a women’s boutique that keeps up with current fashion and also minds your wallet, check out Paisley of Daniel Island. You can also snag some locally handmade gifts from the Charleston Lowcountry – meaning, you are supporting – and spreading holiday cheer to two small businesses in one transaction!
For a one-stop shop to cross everyone off your list who seem to be impossible to shop for, Nexton Square is your secret weapon. For a treat for those of age, King’s Leaf Cigars and Wine and Nelson Wine and Spirits have just the bottle to pair with a special holiday meal.
To give the gift of a rolling experience this year, The Bicycle Shop, known as Charleston’s leading bike shop, has bikes for the whole family – from mountain bikes to gravel bikes and cruise bikes – to purchase and rent. For a motorized set of wheels to gift, Trucarts has you covered with a large offering of golf carts to rent, lease, or own.
For a gift to put under your tree for your furry friends that are better described as family, Dolittle’s Premium Pet Provisions has food, toys, and other treats for your pet to partake in the pomp of the season. Dolittle’s Premium Pet Provisions also offers training classes – perfect for when you start to make New Year’s resolutions!
…Then Partner with Blitzen for a Brew
Need some extra sparkle to keep your jingle bells ringing? Indigo Reef Brewing Company has your tasty sidekick to a holiday kickback. Sip on the Monk’s Haven, a 9% Doppelbock with hints of biscuit, plum, raisin, and prune that is sure to warm you up from the inside out. You can also swing by for a pick-up order of a variety of local favorites to keep you company while hanging up Christmas lights or wrapping presents.
Indulge in a Festive Flight
Who says flights have to be just for beer? Visit Brew for the most adorable flights to put some pep in your step, cozy up, or mellow out. Try artisan arrangements of coffee, wine, hot chocolate, and mimosas that have been thoughtfully hand-labeled as you savor the season (yes, craft beer is available here, too for a “traditional” flight experience!).
Seasonal syrups like peppermint, maple, and shortbread can further add pizazz to your selection. You can enjoy family fun as well as a merry date night at Brew – the vibe is up to you. If you do not have time to partake in a flight, handcrafted coffee and tea concoctions are also available all day long, as well as a sandwich, salad, or soup for some fuel. As if you need an excuse to check Brew out after scrolling their Instagram, beer and wine is BOGO 50% off between now and December 29th!
Get Holly Jolly in Berkeley County
Whether you enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland of lights, discover the perfect gift to give at one of the local shops, or enjoy some quality time with loved ones sharing a beverage of choice, Berkeley County is the destination for merriment that defines the season.