Around Town: 5 Must-See Lowcountry January Events

Happy 2016, everyone! As we try to start this New Year off on the right foot, we’re looking forward to some of the great events happening around the Lowcountry this month. In fact, some nice ones have already occurred to ring in the year like the Polar Plunge – a local favorite for experiencing the chilly ocean waters in the winter. This may have been the year to do that for any skeptics since our mild temperatures have kept water temperatures higher than normal so far!

Take a look at a few of our favorite picks for the rest of January below:

Charleston Restaurant Week – January 6-17

Charleston Restaurant Week offers a great opportunity to sample the culinary delights that have made Charleston a world-class foodie destination. Best of all, there are lots of participating restaurants throughout all areas of town that meet virtually anyone’s tastes and budget.

2nd Sunday on King Street – January 10

Grab your favorite shopping buddies and hit the shops and restaurants along King Street for this highly anticipated monthly event. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping and socializing on one of Charleston’s most celebrated streets. Complete with great sales and delicious food, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Living in History Lunch Lecture – January 12, 19, 26

Step back in time with this new lunch and learn series sponsored by the Preservation Society of Charleston. Held at the gorgeous, historic 82 Queen Street, this series will cover topics of interest for homeowners new and old who may not have considered the fascinating opportunities for learning within their own four walls.

Third Thursday in Historic Downtown Summerville – January 21

The downtown Summerville district around Hutchinson Square becomes an entertainment destination during the early evenings on the Third Thursday of each month. There is great shopping, booths, and local music to enjoy while Little Main is closed to traffic. This is a great opportunity to support local businesses and experience Summerville’s wonderful community atmosphere.

Oysters on the Point – January 23Oysters

Locally steamed oysters, chili, a Bloody Mary bar and live music makes for a perfect afternoon for locals and visitors alike at this once-a-month winter series. Only $5 for general admission and free for those 12 and under, Oysters at the Point offers gorgeous sunset views of the Charleston Harbor and lots of fun for the whole family.

We hope to see you around town this month!