Want something different for Thanksgiving in Charleston? Here are some local events taking place in Charleston that help you celebrate the holiday. Plenty of these Thanksgiving events are family-friendly and are happening all throughout the month of November.

King Street Shopping – You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get the deals. Do all of your holiday shopping all in one day and in one section. Charleston’s King Street has a wide variety of stores where you can shop for clothing, accessories, household goods, cookware, and more. You can also get your hands on some jewelry at Croghan’s Jewel Box on 308 King or some men’s clothing at M. Dumas & Sons on 294 King.

Charleston Strolls – Spend time with your family enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season by taking a stroll in Charleston. This is a great way to get your family out of the house and to stop eating the turkey. Not to mention, this makes a great exercise. Learn about the city’s history as it gets transformed for the holidays. Tours start at the Mills House Hotel from 10 am to 2 pm. You need to make a reservation for this tour since it fills up fast.

Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K – This is another great way to burn off those calories and to do some good for a change. Help support local charities with this 5K run! The race runs all the way through the historic district of Charleston and ends at Marion Square. Registration is currently open until Nov. 22. When you register, you’ll get a free digital race bag that contains exclusive offers, promotions, and deals from select sponsors. Sign up now to claim your free spot.

Thanksgiving Golf Cart Parade – Would you rather put than walk or run? Well, you can’t golf but you’ll enjoy the sea of golf carts at this unique Thanksgiving parade. Kick off your Thanksgiving with the Thanksgiving Golf Cart Parade, which is ideal for all ages. Enjoy the golf cart parade at Palmetto Drive. The parade starts out in front of the Swim Center and is finished with Santa Claus. This parade is hosted by this Isle of Palms Fire Department and is great for golf lovers and drivers.

Harvest Hangout – The Harvest Hangout also takes place at the Isle of Palms. This event is fun for all ages. Families and individuals can choose to play a game of Bingo or share spooky ghost stories by the campfire. This Thanksgiving Day event isn’t complete without its showing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This event also has plenty of food with its impressive buffet that includes Southern dishes such as grits, chicken and waffles, and warm bread pudding.

You have plenty of options to celebrate Thanksgiving in Charleston. Most of these Thanksgiving events are free to do and include ways to give back to the community. Consider booking a private cart service to one or some of these events so you and your family can enjoy the holiday without worrying about traffic.

Reserve a GCT car service to Thanksgiving events all around Charleston!