Through Dec. 29
Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House
Annually, the Garden Club of Charleston uses the historic Joseph Manigault House as a backdrop for their creative arrangements of plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the first quarter of the 19th century. This year’s theme is “A Carolina Christmas: Celebrating 350 Years” honoring the milestone anniversary of the city’s founding.
Dec. 4-Dec. 29. All day. Free for members, free with admission to the house. The Joseph Manigault House. 350 Meeting Street. Downtown.
Cougar Night Lights
The last chance to catch a glimpse of the 4th annual Cougar Night Lights is inching closer, and the 43,000 individual bulbs are about ready to be turned off for the year. The show is produced and designed by CofC alumnus John Reynolds. Those in attendance must comply with social distancing measures on the CofC campus.
Nov. 25-Jan. 1 6:30-7 p.m. Free to attend. College of Charleston Cistern. 66 George Street. Downtown. cofc.edu
Through Jan. 5
2020 Festival of Trees
Hosted by Explore Charleston, the inaugural Festival of Trees benefits the cancer patients, survivors and supporters of Dragon Boat Charleston. Visitors will have the chance to stroll through the newly remodeled visitors center and bid on 17 decorated trees for a good cause.
Nov. 15-Jan. 5. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free to attend. Charleston Visitors Center. 375 Meeting Street. Downtown. dragonboatcharleston.org
New Year’s Eve
Bay Street Biergarten New Year’s Eve Party
Bay Street Biergarten’s New Year’s Eve party has officially been dubbed “The Funeral — Death of 2020.” The event will be an exclusive, full-band concert with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell. Attire is funeral appropriate, so in not-so-loving memory come and help the hosts lay 2020 to rest at the funeral of the century.
Dec. 31. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $125-1,500 pending ticket choice. Bay Street Biergarten. 549 E. Bay Street. Downtown. baystreetbiergarten.com
New Year’s Eve
Folly Beach Virtual New Year’s Eve Flip-Flop Drop
The annual Folly Beach New Year’s Eve Flip-Flop Drop is going virtual this year. The event will be streamed online instead of blocking off a section of Center Street to avoid the large crowds it usually draws. The city will drop the iconic footwear when the clock strikes midnight, kicking off the new year with a surprising sense of normalcy after a year that’s been anything but normal.
Dec. 31. 11 p.m. Free to view. Virtual. Folly Beach. follybeach.com