Who says Charleston vacations are only for the summertime? Not us! In fact, it’s truly a treat to enjoy a vacation in Charleston in December. If you didn’t already know why, then you’re about to find out! We’re about to tell you what makes this time of year so special in the Lowcountry. So, read on and find out everything you need to know to experience an incredible winter getaway to Charleston, South Carolina!
Your experience in Charleston is always our No. 1 priority. That’s why we love to provide plenty of helpful information to help you plan the perfect vacation. In addition to reading this blog, make sure you check out our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of our local recommendations for restaurants, shops, historical attractions, and more.
3 of the Top Reasons to Visit Charleston in December
Many people like to spend time here during the summertime, but winter is actually one of the best times to visit. The cooler weather in Charleston in December makes it perfect for those of you who like to bundle up in cozy clothing and explore the coastline without worrying about hot, humid afternoons – or getting sunburn! The average high temperature for Charleston in December is 60 degrees, and the average low is 46 degrees.
What would a vacation during the holiday season be without fun festivities? Luckily for you, there are some magical Christmas events in Charleston that you can look forward to each winter. Here are a few of our favorites:
- James Island County Park Holiday Festival of Lights | November 13 – December 31
- The Sound of Charleston | November 28 – December 30
- The Reindeer Run | December 1
- Mount Pleasant Holiday Market & Craft Show | December 12
- Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade | December 13
Note: These events might have limited hours or capacity as well as special rules in 2020 due to COVID-19. Please visit the official websites for updates and information before you plan your trip.
Last but not least, one of the best reasons to visit Charleston in December is that there are fewer people here! Since so many visitors come to the Charleston Coast during the summer instead of winter, you don’t have to worry about waiting in line at your favorite restaurants and attractions. Plus, you can take peaceful, undisturbed walks on the beach without any distractions as you take in the scenery.
Find Your Happy Place for December
Here’s a bonus benefit of visiting in December: You get to choose from a selection of gorgeous vacation rentals that are typically booked during peak season. (You’ll even get some remarkable rates on them!) Charleston Coast Vacations offers a variety of luxurious villas and beach homes to make your winter getaway the best it can be. Whether you’d like to stay in Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, of Sullivan’s Island, we have you covered.
Browse our beautiful properties today and experience the ultimate December vacation!