Snuggle under the lights
With the holidays comes holiday light displays throughout the lowcountry, and few things are more romantic than snuggling up under twinkling lights with your sweetie. Whether you choose to battle the crowds at the James Island County Park Lights, enjoy a little something different at Magnolia’s Chinese Lantern holiday display, or just twirl around under the Francis Marion tree, there are plenty of festive opportunities to enjoy the holiday season.
BYOS (bring your own shucker) to an oyster roast
Winter is prime oyster time, and since oysters are aphrodisiacs, you’ll definitely want to grab some gloves and get to shuckin’ (if you know what we mean). Popular events include the Charleston Oyster Social at Bowens Island on November 24, the Deck The Hall Oyster Roast at Drayton Hall on December 7th, and Lowcountry Oyster Festival on January 26. Keep your eyes peeled, because during the winter months, there’s practically an oyster roast every weekend!
Reenact The Notebook together
One of the two Nicholas Sparks flicks filmed in Charleston, this quintessential chick flick features many of Charleston’s landmarks throughout the film. Watch the movie to refresh your memory and then head out to see some of its key scenes IRL. See the full list here.
Go for dinner and a movie (at the same time)
Dinner followed by a movie has always been the go-to date activity, but Cinebarre in Mount Pleasant mixes things up a bit by letting you enjoy your dinner and movie simultaneously. Watch a new release -- get started on your Oscar checklist, maybe? -- and dig into some burgers, pizzas, and cocktails (all with movie-themed names, of course) during your movie.