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13 Oct 2020
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Coming to visit Kiawah Island or Charleston this fall or winter? There are plenty of fun seasonal events around the area to enjoy. Although things look a little different this year, there are still fall and winter events around town! Now, here's a look at some of our favorite fall and winter activities below:

Fall Events

From fall festivals to Halloween attractions, there's an event for everyone in the Charleston area this fall!

Fall Field Day & Run Like The Devil 5K 

Come out and enjoy all of the outdoor fun - the farmer's market, petting zoo, contactless carnival games, local makers, food for purchase from local food trucks, live music, and MORE. There's also the "Run Like the Devil" 5K race for the running enthusiasts. This fabulous fall event is scheduled for October 17th at Kiawah River.

Pony Up Movie Night 

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding's 4th Annual Pony Up Movie Night will be held on October 17th at the Brickhouse Equestrian Center on Johns Island. There will be raffles, prizes, games, and a showing of Ride Like a Girl. All proceeds benefit CATR’s therapy horses. What could be better than a fun event that benefits a great cause?

Boone Hall Fright Nights 

Celebrate Halloween September 26th to October 31st (Thursday - Sunday) at Boone Hall Plantation. Boone Hall Fright Nights, Charleston's favorite Halloween, event is back and scarier than ever with three all-new attractions. Visit the terrifying Maximum Security Prison, Tiny's Toy Factory, or Scary's Tales: The Final Chapter.  

Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch 

Head to Legare Farms for pumpkin picking, hayrides, scarecrow building, horse rides, and more! The Pumpkin Patch is open weekends throughout the month of October. 

SC Aquarium's Haunted Trail 

This event will offer visitors the opportunity to get their fill of "gills, chills, and thrills" as they traverse through spooky-themed rooms that are sure to give anyone a fright. The Haunted Trail will be available to all guests who visit the Aquarium and is included in the price of admission from October 1st to October 31st.

Winter Events

Spending the holiday season on Kiawah Island or in the greater Charleston area? Get out of the house and enjoy some of these wonderful winter events!

Holiday Festival of Lights

Each winter, thousands of friends and families create memories while driving through the Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island. Enjoy the 3-mile display multicolored lights then park your car to enjoy family activities like roasting marshmallows, drinking hot chocolate, shopping and so much more! The festival runs from November 15th to December 31st this year.

The Sound of Charleston: Special Holiday Edition

The Sound of Charleston is the city's longest running musical production. In this very special Holiday Edition, you will hear music of Charleston's history from gospel to Gershwin. The concerts are at historic Circular Congregational Church which will be festively decorated for Christmas. The series runs from November 28th to December 30th, with each show beginning at 7 PM.

Yuletide on the Ashley

Enjoy the Holiday season at this Holiday Market and Art Fair on December 12th and 13th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. With unique items and artisan crafts in abundance, this Holiday Market is the perfect place to round out your holiday shopping. Browse through dozens of local vendors who will have everything from wreaths and ornaments, to jewelry, photography, and woodwork.

 As more fall and winter events are scheduled, we will update this post. Be sure to check back soon!


Plan Your Fall/Winter Getaway

Escape the cold in Kiawah! Our Kiawah Island vacation rentals are perfect for guests who want to spend the cooler seasons near the beach. We offer an extensive variety of private home, cottage, and villa vacation rentals on Kiawah Island, and aim to provide our guests with vacation experiences to last a lifetime.