Santa “Sleigh” Ride: Climb aboard a specially decorated carriage driven by the big guy himself for a festive 20-minute ride through downtown Charleston, complete with cocoa, cookies and caroling. Bring a camera for a photo with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves, and nestle up in a blanket brought from home and holiday-themed mask for a socially distanced night out.
Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Dec. 5. Departures every 30 minutes
5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Old South Carriage Co. 14 Anson Street. Downtown.
Comedy Night at Mex 1: Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is hosting its first comedy night at their Sullivan’s Island location. The night’s emcee will be Austin Hughes, a local comedian known for taking the crowd back to their awkward teenage years. Other local comedians like Doug Allen, Alex Baldauf, Caleb McGraw and Dan Sweeney will also participate, so drop by for some laughs and tequila.
Dec. 8. 7 p.m. Free to attend. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina. 2205 Middle Street. Sullivan’s Island. mex1coastalcantina.com
Boone Hall Candlelight Tour: Swing by Boone Hall this holiday season for a candlelight tour of the main house beautifully decorated for Christmastime. A musical performance by owner Elizabeth McRae Peterson as well as a Christmas Gullah performance will be featured. Wine and beer will also be available for purchase on the tour.
Dec. 3, 4 and 6. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $45/ticket, $80/pair. Boone Hall Plantation. 1235 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant. boonehallplantation.com
Adopt and Shop holiday market: Firefly Distillery is celebrating its first holiday season at its new Park Circle location with an Adopt and Shop event in partnership with local dog rescue Southern Tails for Precious Paws and Berkeley Animal Center. The event features local vendors for holiday shopping, dogs up for adoption and plenty of Firefly spirits. A portion of proceeds will go to support the events’ partners.
Dec. 5. 12-5 p.m. Free to attend. Firefly Distillery. 4201 Spruill Avenue.
Christmas on the Battery: Warm up in the Edmondston-Alston House courtyard with a glass of wine or hot cider and listen to local storyteller Fouché Sheppard perform Gullah Christmas stories. Tour the decorated house by candlelight during the socially distanced event. Masks will be required inside the house, and all tickets must be purchased in advance.
Dec. 3. 5:30-8 p.m. $30/ticket; $25 for members. Edmondston-Alston House. 21 East Battery. edmondstonalston.org