November is a magical time in Charleston! With pleasant weather, a variety of local events that invite fall fun, and exciting activities perfectly suited for the season, November is an inviting time to explore Charleston and the surrounding coastal areas!


What is the Weather Like in Charleston SC in November?


November in Charleston continues to feature mild temperatures and the beginnings of fall weather creeping into the air. During the day, you can expect temperatures in the mid-70s while in the evening temperatures drop into the low 50s.

Later in the month, the daily highs are typically in the 60s and evenings are even chillier.


Things to do in Charleston in November

With mild temperatures still gracing the Carolina Coast during November, a walking tour is a perfect activity for exploring Charleston. Choose between tours that will show you highlights of historical sites around the city, culinary tours to show you the best restaurants to feed your appetite, and even ghost tours that show you the spookier side of town.

When the weather dips below ideal beach weather, we recommend exploring the best restaurants in Charleston. Stop in for some barbecue at local favorites like Rodney Scott’s BBQ or Lewis Barbecue or head to Leon’s Oyster Shop for a raw bar and southern-style fried chicken.


Can’t Miss Charleston Events in November


November 11 and 12, 2022

YALLFEST (or The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival) is the world’s largest young adult book festival. For two days in Charleston, writers from the young adult genre gather for panels and book signings! Attend this festival to hear from your favorite authors and find your new favorite book! This event is a can’t miss event for bookworms!

November 5, 2022

Riverfront Park
North Charleston
Hosted by the Scottish Society of Charleston.  One of the oldest events in the area, this highly popular event offers guests a glimpse into the culture of Scotland.  Food, music, traditional games, and plenty of fun for the whole family.

November 8, 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Charleston Museum
Learn about the life and career of Charleston’s most prominent colonial period clockmaker, Joshua Lockwood. Curator Chad Stewart leads this discussion and offers a look at life in Revolutionary Charleston.  Donations are encouraged, but the lecture is free to the public.

November 24, 2022

Start Thanksgiving Day off right with Charleston’s oldest 5k race! The race begins and ends in Marion Square with a party waiting at the finish line. Challenge yourself to beat your best time and celebrate with free drinks and food at the finish line. You can also jam out to live music after the race or simply cheer on your friends and families along the way. There is also a children’s race for little ones who want to take part in the fun!


John’s Island November Events


November 5, 2022

Celebrate fall with festival-style fun at Johns Island County Park. Dance to bluegrass-style live music, hop aboard a hayride, try your hand at archery, and get creative painting a pumpkin. A craft market will also be featured where you can stroll the stalls and perhaps even find a few holiday gifts.

Hungry? Soothe your appetite with southern-style favorites including Carolina barbecue and festival staples.


November Events on Kiawah Island


Kiawah Island
Saturday, November 5, 2022
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Tour exquisite homes of distinction in one of the east coast's most stunning oceanfront communities, Kiawah Island. Sponsored by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Freshfields Village this year's event is not to be missed!.  Proceeds from the tour of homes support the Charleston Symphony and fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.  View the Charleston Symphony Orchestra website here for more details and ticket purchase options.  

Sandcastle, Kiawah Island
Friday, November 4, 2022
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In honor of its 25th year, a special celebration will kick off the weekend of events on Kiawah Island.  The KICA Sandcastle hosts this event, offering live music, lite appetizers, and beverages.  Tickets are $35 pp.

West Beach Conference Center, Kiawah Island
Saturday, November 5, 2022
5:00 pm

Enjoy a free concert performed by members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.  Following the Island Homes Tour head over to West Beach for s special, free performance.  Click here for free tickets to this event, or to purchase tickets for the homes tour.

  • Creek Fishing

Daily 9:30 am to 11:30 am Dates and Times subject to change

Your guide will lead you through the tidal creeks and small channels where you may catch flounder, redfish, sheepshead, stingrays, sharks, and more!
$450 (1-2 anglers)
$50/each additional angler, max 6 people
For reservations or more information, please call 843.768.6001.

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Friday, November 25, 2022 (The Day after Thanksgiving)
9:00 am to 10:00 am 

Santa Claus will visit the island for a parade from Night Heron Park to the Sanctuary Hotel!  Wave to the big man and catch a candy cane.  Concessions available.

Thanksgiving at Kiawah


Thanksgiving on Kiawah Island is a family tradition everyone enjoys. It is the perfect time to gather with family and friends and celebrate all we have to be thankful for each year. The weather is mild and the beaches are pristine.

With an abundance of outdoor activities for everyone, you can burn off those holiday meal calories in no time. If you don't want to spend your day in the kitchen, here are some holiday meal options on Kiawah Island.

  • Thanksgiving To-Go

Click here for menu.

Let the Kiawah Island Resort chefs prepare you a delicious feast for your holiday meal. Enjoy all your classic favorites and some special Lowcountry traditions.
Friday, November 18, 2022 is the deadline for orders.

Pick-up is Thursday, November 24th from 11am-4:30pm at the West Beach Conference Center.

  • Thanksgiving Pies

$24 per pie – Order online

Let our Villa Resort pastry team take care of your pie needs this Thanksgiving! Our chefs have crafted these beautiful, flaky pastry creations to complement any holiday table. Pies are specially boxed and ready to pick up. Traditional flavors include Pumpkin, Pecan, and Apple-Crumble.

Orders must be placed by Friday, November 18th. Order pick-up will take place at the West Beach Conference Center on Wednesday, November 23rd from 9 am-12 pm and Thursday, November 24th from 11 am-12 pm.

  • Thanksgiving Buffet at The Atlantic Room

11:00am-5:00pm | $85++/adult, $40++/child (4-12 years)

Chef John Ondo has created dishes that capture the spirit of the season with his Thanksgiving buffet menu. Savor the flavors of the holidays while taking in the dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Call 843.266.4085 for reservations.

  • Jasmine Porch

Reservations are limited to hotel guests only at this time. Non-hotels guests are welcome to book online only beginning on November 7th, based on availability.

Breakfast: 6:30-10:15am
Thanksgiving Buffet: 12-8 pm
Adults: $129 | Children 4-10: $75

Celebrate the holiday with a magnificent buffet featuring traditional favorites, live entertainment, and house-made desserts. This will be a meal to remember in a warm, yet elegant atmosphere as you toast loved ones. Jasmine Porch is sure to be an annual tradition for you and your family. Call for reservations: 877.683.1234

  • The Ocean Room

Reservations are limited to hotel guests only at this time. Non-hotels guests are welcome to book online only beginning on November 7th, based on availability.

5:30-9:30pm

The Sanctuary’s signature restaurant is proud to present a Thanksgiving experience made for the true epicurean. The Ocean Room will feature their seasonal steakhouse menu in addition to holiday favorites. Children’s menu is available. Call for reservations: 877.683.1234

  • The Players’ Pub at Cougar Point

11:00am-5:00pm

Give thanks and celebrate at The Players’ Pub at Cougar Point. This outlet will be offering holiday specials along with a seasonal a la carte menu. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. 843.768.2771

  • The Nest Market | Café

7:00am-3:00pm | Night Heron Park

Stop by for those last-minute grocery items, plus beer and wine. Also serving breakfast and lunch.

 

Thanksgiving at Seabrook Island


  • Seabrook Island Annual Turkey Trot

This Thanksgiving Day 5k is a great way to burn off some calories before the big feast. This annual Seabrook Island 5K run/walk begins at the Lake House and runs through the front of the island. Registration forms can be found here. Cost is $20 and completed forms can be dropped off at the Lake House or emailed to jmogus@sipoa.org. Thanksgiving Morning, November 24, 2022. Time TBA.

  • Seabrook Island Artist Guild Black Friday Show and Exhibit

November 25, 2022

Join local artists at the Seabrook Island Lake House for this annual after-Thanksgiving show and sale. Beautiful landscape and area interest paintings for sale and viewing.

  • Seabrook Island Thanksgiving Day Dining

The Island House at the Seabrook Island Club is renowned for its Thanksgiving Buffet. Several seatings offer guests and club members several options for holiday dining times. This is always a sell out so make reservations early. Thanksgiving 2022 dining reservations are not yet available. (as of September 15, 2022)

Please call the Island House Reservation Desk at 843-768-2571 for more information and to reserve your spot!