Things to Do in Charleston (January 2022)

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Happy New Year, and welcome to 2022! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for a great year! Here’s a look at all of the fun, family-friendly events happening around Charleston this month!

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*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. 

January Events

Jan
1
New Years Day Brunch & Pajama Party!
Come start the New Year off right! We’ll be serving our full brunch menu from 10am-3pm, as well as $10 mimosa carafes, and ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES for $8. We’ll also have a DJ playing music while you enjoy breakfast in your pj’s!
Jan
1
8th Annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge
Gather all of the fearless plungers you know, throw on your best Bill Murray attire, and head on over to the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach for the Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge and Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded to Best Girl, Best G...
Jan
3
PLAYNASTICS
Fun playtime in our gymnastics facility for your child. Mondays 10 am-12 noon:  ages 12 months – 5 years, on floor parental supervision required Fee per visit:  Residents:  $5 for 1 child/$3 additional siblings; Non-residents: $7 for 1 chil...
Jan
3
Teen Movie: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
John’s Island Library – Come enjoy watching Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory in the Community Room. Limited seating available so go get your golden ticket from the Teen Desk!
Jan
4
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
5
Winter Bingo
Hurd/St. Andrews Library – Teens are invited to celebrate Winter Break by playing Winter Book Bingo! This bingo will include a mix of reading and other fun challenges. Complete a single line of bingo to earn a prize! Complete your entire card...
Jan
5
MOPS & MOMSNEXT Summerville
Come ready to be refreshed from the daily grind, connected with other real moms, and inspired to lead your kids into greatness! Join us for two kid-free hours while they are safely nurtured. Child care provided with registration. Savor free steaming ...
Jan
5
PLAYNASTICS
Wednesdays 10 am-12 noon:  ages 5 & up, parental supervision not required Fee per visit:  Residents:  $5 for 1 child/$3 additional siblings; Non-residents: $7 for 1 child/$5 additional siblings, Cash or Check only
Jan
5
Kid Tours: Fur & Frost
Enjoy a tour of our latest Historic Textiles exhibit, Fur & Frost: Carolina Winters. Learn about warm clothes for different occasions, and what makes a garment suitable for the winter in different time periods from the 19th century to today. K...
Jan
6
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
6
BINGO for Books! – Summerville
Play BINGO & win books! ages 12&up
Jan
6
Frosty Fun at East Bay Deli! ⛄️
TONIGHT 5-7pm in West Ashley on Savannah Hwy, kids get to build a Frosty the Snowman ornament to take home AND enjoy a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. One free kid’s meal per one adult meal, in store purchases only.
Jan
7
Family Storyhour – Summerville
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. All ages welcome.
Jan
7
LEGO Club – Summerville
Play and build with LEGO toys. ages 6 -9
Jan
7
Fortnite Friday
Where we droppin’? Contender MTP is hosting a solo Fortnite tournament 🔥🔥🔥 Sign up here: https://smash.gg/…/fortnite-fridays-solos-at…/details
Jan
8
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
8
Annie Jr.
Join us at CAMT’s production of MTI’s Annie Jr. at College of Charleston’s Sottile Theater on January 8th and 9th at 1pm. Buy VIP Access tickets to meet and take a picture with Annie before the show. Tickets go on sale Friday, Novem...
Jan
8
Annie Jr.
Annie JR. follows the story of an orphan named Annie living a “hard-knock life” at The New York City Municipal Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie dreams of being reunited with her parents and takes action to find them. In adv...
Jan
8
Frozen Jr.
Join us at CAMT’s production of MTI’s Frozen Jr. at College of Charleston’s Sottile Theater on January 8th and 9th at 4pm. Buy VIP Access tickets to meet and take a picture with Elsa or Anna before the show. Tickets go on sale Frida...
Jan
8
New Year’s Teen Lock-In – Summerville
Join us in the library after hours to celebrate the 2022 New Year with fun games, activities, and food! grades 6-12 Limited to 20 participants. Registration begins 12/13. Call 843-871-5075 to register
Jan
8
Monster Jam
Monster Jam® is an action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfectio...
Jan
9
cml superstars!
The Children’s Museum is open from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the second and fourth Sundays of every month exclusively for children with special needs and their families to visit the Museum for FREE.  Children are able to explore and play in the Museu...
Jan
9
Monster Jam
Monster Jam® is an action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfectio...
Jan
9
Annie Jr.
Join us at CAMT’s production of MTI’s Annie Jr. at College of Charleston’s Sottile Theater on January 8th and 9th at 1pm. Buy VIP Access tickets to meet and take a picture with Annie before the show. Tickets go on sale Friday, Novem...
Jan
9
Frozen Jr.
Join us at CAMT’s production of MTI’s Frozen Jr. at College of Charleston’s Sottile Theater on January 8th and 9th at 4pm. Buy VIP Access tickets to meet and take a picture with Elsa or Anna before the show. Tickets go on sale Frida...
Jan
10
PLAYNASTICS
Fun playtime in our gymnastics facility for your child. Mondays 10 am-12 noon:  ages 12 months – 5 years, on floor parental supervision required Fee per visit:  Residents:  $5 for 1 child/$3 additional siblings; Non-residents: $7 for 1 chil...
Jan
11
Discovery Day: Fur and Feathers
Bring your tiny tot to the Museum to touch textiles and create a collage.  Toddlers will take a scavenger hunt through our latest exhibit Fur and Frost: Carolina Winters and handle fabrics in our classroom that are soft, scratchy, shiny, and sheer...
Jan
11
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
11
Building Music: Piece by Piece – Summerville
Join us for a special program infused with music and movement, led by Gretchen Roper, Second Clarinetist of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra! Learn about how some of your favorite songs can be the perfect tools for developing language, listening, an...
Jan
11
Women, Wealth & Wine
Women, Wealth and Wine is a Community Event for independent, professional women who want to learn steps to take NOW to be empowered in their finances. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE, register today at www.moneymoods.us/events. What can you expect from Women...
Jan
12
The Charleston Museum’s 249th Birthday!
Celebrate the Charleston Museum’s birthday with a visit to the Museum!  
Jan
12
Winter Bingo
Hurd/St. Andrews Library – Teens are invited to celebrate Winter Break by playing Winter Book Bingo! This bingo will include a mix of reading and other fun challenges. Complete a single line of bingo to earn a prize! Complete your entire card...
Jan
12
PLAYNASTICS
Wednesdays 10 am-12 noon:  ages 5 & up, parental supervision not required Fee per visit:  Residents:  $5 for 1 child/$3 additional siblings; Non-residents: $7 for 1 child/$5 additional siblings, Cash or Check only
Jan
12
Time for Tots
Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 2 – 5 as we do a wide variety of things. We may read a book, watch a movie, and do some seasonal-related arts and crafts for the birds! Time: 10 am – 11:30 am Program Fee: $5 per child (a...
Jan
12
Frosty Fun at East Bay Deli
5-7pm in West Ashley on Savannah Hwy, kids get to build a Frosty the Snowman ornament to take home AND enjoy a FREE kids meal with
Jan
12
Frosty Fun at East Bay Deli! ⛄️
TONIGHT 5-7pm at Oakland Market in Mt. Pleasant, kids get to build a Frosty the Snowman ornament to take home AND enjoy a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. One free kid’s meal per one adult meal, in store purchases only.
Jan
13
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
13
Paint & Sip – Summerville
Grab a drink and your paintbrush as a local artist guides you through your own masterpiece! We’ll supply the materials and refreshments. ages 16 & up Limited to 20 participants. Registration begins 12/31
Jan
14
Family Storyhour – Summerville
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. All ages welcome.
Jan
14
LEGO Club – Summerville
Play and build with LEGO toys. ages 6 -9
Jan
15
2022 Charleston Marathon
The Charleston Marathon®, which benefits Engaging Creative Minds, returns for its 12th anniversary on January 15, 2022! Join us for the marathon, half marathon, 5K, or youth marathon that showcases one of the best cities in the world. Register today...
Jan
15
SPARK Autism Event in Summerville
SPARK at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Carolina Speech and Language Center invite you to participate in SPARK, the nation’s largest study of autism, on Saturday January 15th in Summerville, SC! Individuals with autism of a...
Jan
15
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
15
Meet the Author: Live Booksigning with Julie Packett – Battling Bots!
Julie Packett is back with the second in her series: The Chronicles of Ms. Clarke’s Class. This time it’s Battling Bots so you can add to your collection that should already include Science Night, or you can grab ’em both at Main Street Reads, ...
Jan
15
Taste of Folly Festival
The street closure is a family-friendly event to celebrate Folly Beach’s beachside cuisine. It will feature: Live music across 3 stages  60 arts, crafts & food vendors  Multiple kids areas, and other entertainment  Server Olympics  A hot do...
Jan
15
Love All Dogs Adoption Event
Join us at James Island County Dog Park on Saturday, January 15th from 12pm-3pm for live music, local food vendors, pet friendly vendors, and meet some amazing adoptable dogs! Leashed dogs are welcome to join! As an added bonus, we will have a Kitten...
Jan
15
Rail Jam 2022
The bash will take place January 15th from 5 pm to 11 pm at the Mex 1 flagship location (817 St. Andrews Blvd Charleston, SC 29407) where snowboarding will begin at dusk. Entry is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. This e...
Jan
15
Military Night
Military Appreciation Night presented by Campers Inn RV and Atlantic Bedding & Furniture. There with a specialty military-themed jersey auction benefitting Soldiers’ Angels as we honor our country’s finest all game long!
Jan
16
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Jan
17
PLAYNASTICS
Fun playtime in our gymnastics facility for your child. Mondays 10 am-12 noon:  ages 12 months – 5 years, on floor parental supervision required Fee per visit:  Residents:  $5 for 1 child/$3 additional siblings; Non-residents: $7 for 1 chil...
Jan
17
Schools OUT, SNOW, horse rides, animals, more!
Since we had to cancel our last Friday play day with Santa we decided to do a Winter Wonderland and even have fake snow pumping thousands of snowflakes from our snow machine. We will also have $2 horse rides, marshmallows for $1 to roast, cookie kits...
Jan
18
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
18
Frosty Fun at East Bay Deli
5-7pm at Carnes Crossroads in Summerville, kids get to build a Frosty the Snowman ornament to take home AND enjoy a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. *one free kids meal per adult meal purchased. dine in or take-out only.
Jan
18
Frosty Fun at East Bay Deli ⛄️
TONIGHT 5-7pm at Carnes Crossroads in Summerville, kids get to build a Frosty the Snowman ornament to take home AND enjoy a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. *one free kids meal per adult meal purchased. dine in or take-out only.
Jan
19
MOPS & MOMSNEXT Summerville
Come ready to be refreshed from the daily grind, connected with other real moms, and inspired to lead your kids into greatness! Join us for two kid-free hours while they are safely nurtured. Child care provided with registration. Savor free steaming ...
Jan
19
PLAYNASTICS
Wednesdays 10 am-12 noon:  ages 5 & up, parental supervision not required Fee per visit:  Residents:  $5 for 1 child/$3 additional siblings; Non-residents: $7 for 1 child/$5 additional siblings, Cash or Check only
Jan
20
Homeschool History Day: Patriots, Protests, and Parliament
Students will portray colonists, parliament, and the King to learn about the causes of the American Revolution.  Explore our Becoming Americans: Charleston in the Revolution exhibit and the ways patriots protested against the taxes being implement...
Jan
20
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
20
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Jan
21
Family Storyhour – Summerville
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. All ages welcome.
Jan
21
LEGO Club – Summerville
Play and build with LEGO toys. ages 6 -9
Jan
21
Friday Parents Night Out
Whether it’s going home to get a nap, or heading downtown for food and entertainment, leave the kids with us for a great time!!! $60 or Free with Membership Sign Up at https://www.ultimateesportsgaming.com/parents-night-out Become a Member htt...
Jan
22
Fairy House Festival
Let your inner fairy fly! Join us at Palmetto Islands County Park for a day filled with whimsical habitats – perfect for children, families, gardeners, and nature lovers! Satuday, January 22, 2022 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Admission: – Pr...
Jan
22
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
22
LEGO Club Special Movie Event – Summerville
Join us for an exciting LEGO build challenge while watching a specially chosen LEGO film. ages 6 to 11
Jan
22
Pirates & Mermaids!
Come on an adventure for the whole family! This event will include entertainment, face painting, jump castles, food trucks, and meet + greets with your favorite pirates and mermaids! Included with general admission to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Jan
22
Dinosaur encounter, fossils, inflatables, petting zoo, train rides
 Do you have a dinosaur lover in your family? We are hosting an interactive, educational, dinosaur encounter with Dino-Ventures at Crosswind Farm! There are 35 early bird tickets and they are $15. Once those sell out the online price will be $20. It...
Jan
22
Dog Man: The Musical
Based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious and heartwarming new production following the chronicles of Dog Man, who with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, loves to fight crime and che...
Jan
23
cml superstars!
The Children’s Museum is open from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the second and fourth Sundays of every month exclusively for children with special needs and their families to visit the Museum for FREE.  Children are able to explore and play in the Museu...
Jan
23
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Jan
23
2021 – 22 Open Fleet Races
Open Fleet Racing – Bring your boats down to the pond and enjoy some fun racing – a chance to practice your racing skills in a friendly environment
Jan
23
Mascot Mania and Skate With The Rays
Come celebrate Cool Ray’s 29th birthday with all the best mascots from around the Lowcountry! Bring your skates and a toy to donate for a ‘Skate With The Rays’ after the game presented by MUSC Health!
Jan
24
PLAYNASTICS
Fun playtime in our gymnastics facility for your child. Mondays 10 am-12 noon:  ages 12 months – 5 years, on floor parental supervision required Fee per visit:  Residents:  $5 for 1 child/$3 additional siblings; Non-residents: $7 for 1 chil...
Jan
24
Chess Club for Teens
Teens! Join other Chess enthusiasts for a game or two every other Monday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. If you have your own chess board, please bring it! Families are welcome and games will be provided for younger children.
Jan
25
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
26
PLAYNASTICS
Wednesdays 10 am-12 noon:  ages 5 & up, parental supervision not required Fee per visit:  Residents:  $5 for 1 child/$3 additional siblings; Non-residents: $7 for 1 child/$5 additional siblings, Cash or Check only
Jan
27
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
27
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Jan
28
Family Storyhour – Summerville
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. All ages welcome.
Jan
28
LEGO Club – Summerville
Play and build with LEGO toys. ages 6 -9
Jan
29
Kids Flight
A special time exclusively for jumpers age 6 and under! One unpaid chaperone per paying child is permitted to gently interact and assist the child/children in their care. The assisting chaperone MUST have a waiver on file.
Jan
29
Full STEAM Ahead: Glow
During these dark days of winter let’s create some light!  Learn about animals that make their own light and rocks that glow while experimenting with fluorescence materials and blacklights.  Create a glowing lava lamp and cause a glowing eruption...
Jan
29
Fortnite Solos Tournament
1st Place $50 $25 or Free with Membership Sign Up at https://www.ultimateesportsgaming.com/fortnite…
Jan
30
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Jan
30
Dinosaur World Live
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorers across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (a...
Jan
30
2021 – 22 Open Fleet Races
Open Fleet Racing – Bring your boats down to the pond and enjoy some fun racing – a chance to practice your racing skills in a friendly environment
Jan
31
PLAYNASTICS
Fun playtime in our gymnastics facility for your child. Mondays 10 am-12 noon:  ages 12 months – 5 years, on floor parental supervision required Fee per visit:  Residents:  $5 for 1 child/$3 additional siblings; Non-residents: $7 for 1 chil...

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