This time next week is Christmas. Let that soak in. One. Week. That means you have seven days to cram in as much holiday cheer as possible. Here are some fun, on the cheap ways to do just that.


Flex your holiday movie knowledge at Ms. Rose’s Monday night trivia starting at 7 p.m.

Run off those Christmas cookies at the James Island Group Run starting at the Terrace at 6:30 p.m.

Good (grownup) boys and girls, head to Rec Room for a Naughty Santa party/comedy performance starting at 9:30 p.m.

Head to The Schoolhouse at 5 p.m. on Magnolia Road for a wine and cheese reception and exhibit by mixed media artist Kirsten M Lindsay.


From 9 p.m. to midnight, get jazzed at the Pour House as Charlton Singleton plays contemporary jazz tunes.

Robotrio plays at Royal American starting at 8:30 p.m. — no cover.

Celebrate Chanukah at the Festival of Lights. Bring a menorah and picnic to this family friendly free event, starting at 5 p.m. at James Island County Park; there will be treats, sing-a-longs, and free admission to the Festival of Lights.


If you’re interested in a judgment free open mic night, head to Elliotborough Mini Bar starting at 7 p.m.

Tanger Outlets hosts an inaugural Family Winter Festival from 2 to 8 p.m. with food trucks; visits from Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, Santa, and Jingle the Elf; and an ornament crafting workshop.

Take a deep breath in the midst of your holiday shopping and head to the Miller Gallery, which hosts a complimentary all-levels yoga class starting at 6 p.m.

The Church of the Holy Communion holds a neighborhood Christmas caroling session from 6 to 8 p.m.

Take a complimentary in-store HYLO class at Lululemon Mt. Pleasant starting at 7:15 p.m.

Two Rivers Church holds Carols and Candles, an evening of caroling, s’mores making, hot chocolate sipping, and ornament crafting. Attendees will also make goody bags to share with the construction workers on Clements Ferry Road.


Santa visits McCann’s Irish Pub from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be free hot chocolate and cookies, gifts for the wee ones, and music by Charles Cannon.

Channel your inner Buddy the Elf and sing your heart out at Windjammer’s Christmas Karaoke party starting at 7 p.m.

Escapada Living Signature Store hosts a Charleston Candle CO pop-up from 4 to 6 p.m. with complimentary holiday drinks.


Kick off the weekend with some free tunes by the PoHo Family Funk Revue on the Pour House deck starting at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy live acoustic jams from Ryan Stewart at Elliotborough Mini Bar from 8 to 11 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Becca Leigh plays at Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl starting at 8 p.m.

Sip on some whiskey and enjoy music from The Harrows at Seanachai starting at 8 p.m.


Clare Elich & Friends play acoustic, bluegrass, and folk tunes at Eclectic starting at 8 p.m.

Who doesn’t love a good customer appreciation bash? Head to Honky Tonk Saloon for all inclusive food and drink from 5 to 8 p.m.


Head to PoHo for brunch and shopping from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and stock up on fresh produce from Lowcountry Street Grocery.

From 4 to 8 p.m., Daniel Island Grille pours Sierra Nevada’s Celebration IPA, hosts a special raffle, and serves up egg nog and complimentary rum balls.