Discovering South Carolina in November


The weather in November in South Carolina is pleasant and mild with low temperatures around 45° and highs from 65-70°. This is fortunate for residents and tourists alike because there are many exciting things to do and see in South Carolina in November, many of them outdoors. There are art festivals, music festivals and festivals of lights to be enjoyed almost every day of the month, so put on a light jacket and comfortable shoes, get out there and discover some fabulous seasonal events. Here are some of the best events, but there are other exciting things to do, see and hear happening all over the state every November.

Holiday Festival of Lights in James Island in Charleston

This extremely popular event features approximately two million lights and is open every night from November 9 through January 1 starting at 5:30 pm. The Festival of Lights is renowned for its three-mile driving tour, but there is so much more to see and do. Some of the exciting attractions and activities include:

  • Marshmallow roast
  • Train rides
  • Dancing-light displays
  • Old-fashioned carousel
  • Gift shops
  • Food stands
  • A variety of entertainment opportunities

This is a memorable holiday event for people of all ages and tastes. Join the millions of holiday celebrants who make this an annual and much anticipated holiday tradition.

The Arts Center of Clemson Holiday Art Show and Sale

This is a free event open Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. It runs from November 17 through December 22 and is a much different event than the Holiday Festival of Lights. The Clemson Holiday Art Show and Sale features a great gift selection of photography, jewelry, pottery, fiber art, paintings and more. All of the unique and thoughtful items are handcrafted by South Carolina artists. And now for something totally different…

The Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup International in Camden

Traditionally held in November, the Colonial Cup is the season finale of the steeplechase horse racing season. The race often confers national titles such as Jockey of the Year, Trainer of the Year and Horse of the Year. It is a day for families to enjoy the countryside and engage in a variety of activities to delight all ages. There are tailgate parties, boutiques, Jack Russel Terrier races, a carousel and wagon rides guided by mules. For more information including the race date, hours, fees and directions click here.

That is just a taste of the holiday happenings around the state of South Carolina in November. The air is still mild, making it a great time of year to tour new homes, too. The holidays are the perfect time to take advantage of a great deal from Landmark 24 Homes. Contact us to visit our award-winning Richmond model home in the planned community of Sanctuary Cove in Cane Bay, a distinguished new-home community in Summerville, SC. You could be in your new home for the holidays!