The new year in Charleston brings promises of good eats, popular events, local specials and lots of laughs. If you’re thinking about visiting the Charleston area in the off season, you’ve picked a great time to come! Charleston offers tons of fun events in January.

What is the weather like in Charleston during January?

In January, the weather is cooler while still being a reprieve from winter snows in other areas of the country. The daily weather can fluctuate between sunny days with chillier temperatures or rainy days that call for days spent cozying up inside or visiting one of Charleston's downtown museums

The average high during January in Charleston is 57° and the daily lows average in the 40s.

Things to do in Charleston in January

  • Explore Charleston’s Art Galleries

A perfect activity for chillier days in Charleston, the downtown area is home to contemporary, modern, and even European fine art in numerous galleries. Explore the beautiful gallery spaces and find a new piece to highlight the walls of your new Charleston real estate property. 

  • Museum Mile Month

Come explore, learn about, and enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer with Museum Mile Month! Enjoy easy access to participating Museum Mile sites in January – for one low price! The Museum Mile Month pass is $35 for adults ($10 for children) to 13 different Museum sites in downtown Charleston. Purchase tickets in advance online; these passes are a great holiday gift for locals!

  • Hop Aboard a Charleston Tour

If the day calls for bundling up, hop on a Charleston Tour! See the city from the back of a carriage including the Battery, Broad Street, historic homes, gardens, and more. Other tours include walking tours, ghost tours, culinary tours, and tours of the Old Jail. Learn about the charm and history of this coastal town with a tour!

Can't Miss Charleston Events in January

Charleston Restaurant Week

This is one of the most anticipated weeks in the South Carolina Lowcountry! From January 13 - 22, 2022 local restaurants offer prix fixe lunch / dinner menus, priced at 20 - 50 dollars. Whether you are craving something sweet, savory, or anything in between, this one-of-a-kind event will please every palate. This is an affordable way to sample the Holy City’s foodie scene. Find a list of participating restaurants here.

Charleston Marathon

The 2022 Charleston Marathon is coming up January 16th! Check out one of the most unique ways to experience downtown Charleston. The race passes by some of Historic Charleston's noteworthy places: Hampton Park, The Battery, Iconic King Street, The Citadel and River Front Park. This 12th annual event is a Boston Marathon qualifier!

Charleston Comedy Festival

Start the year off with some good laughs at the premier comedy event of the Southeast. The annual Charleston Comedy Festival, showcasing the country's most talented comedians is slated for January, with dates TBA. The 2020 event was bigger than years past with more shows and venues - offering stand up, sketch and improv performances. Check back for more info!

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Head over to Boone Hall this February 6th, from 10 am to 5 pm and enjoy winters most celebrated seafood. This “top 20 Southeast Event” is the WORLD’s largest oyster festival! The charitable fundraiser includes shucking, oyster eating contests, live music, wine, beer, street food and children’s area.

Charleston Boat Show

This annual event signifies the beginning of the boating season each year. Outdoor enthusiasts gather to find an array of boating materials ranging from powerboats, skiffs, sailboats, yachts, and more. This year, the event will take place from January 28th - 30th, 2022. Prepare for the boating season by picking up everything you need to head out on the water! Don’t miss this annual staple of the Lowcountry boating community.

Kiawah Island & Seabrook Island Events

BFF Sundays at Palmetto Scent Studios

Grab your best gal and head over to Freshfields to craft custom scented products & candles. Enjoy 30% off, every Sunday in January, when you make a total of 4 products at Palmetto Scent Studio. 2 for each of you!

Cars and Coffee

Held the 3rd Saturday of every month on the Village Green, Cars and Coffee offers the opportunity to see some unique, antique and other cool styles of cars. Swing by from 9 - 11 am, on January 15th. Don’t forget to grab breakfast from JAVA JAVA


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