January 2025: Things to Do in SC

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Our January 2025 festivals and events calendar includes tons of fun things to do in South Carolina. We list non-commercial events free of charge. Events must be of statewide interest — i.e., things people would be willing to travel for. Add your event here!

DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
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Jan
1
New Year's Day
Welcome 2025! - federal and state holiday
Statewide
Holiday
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Jan
1 - 5
Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles
Over 2,700 hand-lit candles, sparking lights, food, live performances and music
Learn more about Brookgreen Gardens
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Holiday
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Jan
16 - 19
SOS Mid-Winter Break
Bring in the new year with this 4-day shagging event
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Jan
16 - 17
SC Beach Advocates Conference
Line-up of speakers featuring key dignitaries and experts in SC beach management
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Conference
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Jan
18
Run Downtown 5K Road Race
Run or walk this 5K through Downtown Greenville, post race event
Greenville
Sports
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Jan
20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
State and federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. who supported nonviolent means to end racial segregation
Statewide
Holiday
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Jan
24
A Night in the Valley
Cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres followed by a dinner and auction - formal attire - benefits TTC students
Charleston
North Charleston
Gala
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Dates TBD
Aiken Augusta Bridal Show
Connect with leading wedding professionals, plus live model fashion show with the newest gowns by Tiffanie Bleu Bridal Boutique & Simons Formal Wear menswear
Aiken
Expo
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Dates TBD
Bo's Roast and Chili Cook Off
All you can eat oysters, chili tasting, live bands, kids' activities - benefits Islands Against Cancer and Sara's Cure
Charleston
James Island
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Carolina Country Music Awards
Awards open to performers who grew up in or now reside in North Carolina or South Carolina - hosted by the Carolina Country Music Association
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Arts
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Dates TBD
Charleston Half Marathon
Half marathon and 5K, post race party - benefits Engaging Creative Minds
Charleston
Sports
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Dates TBD
Children's Garden Christmas & Kids' Walk
Drive through animated light display at Edisto Memorial Gardens plus stroll through the Kid's Walk that features interactive light displays
Orangeburg
Holiday
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Dates TBD
CreateAthon
Riggs Partners pulls an all-nighter providing pro bono marketing services to support Midlands and Upstate nonprofits
Columbia
Misc
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Dates TBD
CreateAthon
Riggs Partners pulls an all-nighter providing pro bono marketing services to support Midlands and Upstate nonprofits
Greenville
Misc
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Dates TBD
Harbour Town Lights
Holiday lights event plus live entertainment and activities - donations of canned food and unwrapped toys accepted for the Deep Well Project
Hilton Head
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Hartness Half Marathon & 5K
A cross-country style run on pavement, trails, dirt roads, gravel roads and grass fields - benefits Make-A-Wish SC
Greenville
Sports
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Dates TBD
Hilton Head Snow Day
Snowfield, inflatable rides, entertainment - benefits Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children's Scholarship Fund
Hilton Head
Festival
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Dates TBD
Holiday Ice Rink
Take a spin around this open-air rink across from Fountain Park
Rock Hill
Sports
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Dates TBD
Ice On Main
Enjoy the season at this open-air ice skating rink on Village Green, adjacent to City Hall
Greenville
Sports
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Dates TBD
Lisznyai Christmas House
Enjoy the display and dancing lights from the comfort of your car or from the walking paths - donations for SC Make-A-Wish
Columbia
Spring Valley
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Oyster Roast
Live music, silent auction, oysters and tasty eats, open bar - benefits the United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society
Columbia
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Southern Author Expo
Meet and greet selected regional authors as well as listen to special featured speakers - hosted by the Greenville County Library System
Greenville
Expo
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Dates TBD
Wild Lights
Stroll through Riverbanks Zoo and discover nearly 60 larger-than-life handcrafted lanterns - advanced registration required
Columbia
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Winter Bluegrass Jubilee
Jam sessions, performances, workshops - supports the Pickens High School Bluegrass classes and the Young Appalachian Musicians Program
Clemson
Pickens
Festival



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