Christmas is rapidly approaching. Before it becomes a hectic rush, why not treat yourself to a little getaway. Whether you’re three hours away or 30 minutes away, a quick trip to Pawleys Island is ideal for recharging your batteries!
Pawleys Island, with its relatively mild December weather, is a perfect place to come and pick up some Christmas presents, do some sightseeing, and indulge yourself at a great local restaurant.
Read on to find out our dream December itinerary.
Pawleys Plantation and Country Club
What could be better than starting your day with a round of golf? Pawleys Plantation and Country Club offer tee times from before 8 am – perfect if you’re an early bird!
Book online and save up to 55% off the regular price. You can use the money you’ve saved to buy yourself a treat from the onsite golf shop. Once you’ve finished, you can enjoy a light snack at the beautiful Palmetto Pub restaurant. Don’t indulge too much though; you’ll need your appetite later on!
Island Art Gallery
If you’re looking for a unique gift for a special someone, you must visit Island Art Gallery. Eight talented artists own the Island Art Gallery, and another 18 artists contribute as members. With such a variety of artists, there is something to everyone’s taste and, of course, budget.
From 8th December, Island Art Gallery will be hosting their 3rd Annual Miniature Masterpiece show. These small, but beautifully crafted, artworks will be on sale from $100-$200 and offer an excellent opportunity to own a unique piece of art.
Despite the booming e-book business, nothing compares to holding a solid book and being able to turn each page by hand. If you’ve forgotten the joy of reading, the team of bookworms at Litchfield Books are sure to reignite it with their personalized recommendations.
Every Friday you have the opportunity to meet an author, grab some lunch, and get your copy of the book signed – how about that for a unique experience! This December Wiley Cash, Sally Kilpatrick, and Diane Michael Cantor are coming to town.
Litchfield Books also stocks a range of stationery and gifts which would make perfect stocking stuffers.
Nights of a Thousand Candles
The Nights of a Thousand Candles is an unmissable event if you visit Pawleys Island in December. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the Brookgreen Gardens team hand-light 5,500 candles. In addition to the thousands of twinkling candles, 100,000 lights hanging from the fir trees create a truly magical atmosphere.
Open from 3 pm to 10 pm; you can leisurely walk around Brookgreen Gardens at your own pace. Make sure you book in advance on the website and don’t forget your camera!
If you’re starting to feel peckish, and wondering “is there a great local restaurant near me?” – don’t worry, there are, and we have you covered!
There is no better way to end your day than by having a meal at one of the best Pawleys Island restaurants. Not only is Chive Blossom a favorite local restaurant, it has earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence by delivering excellent food and customer service year round.
From a hearty Pork Shank Osobucco to a light Mediterranean salmon; we have something for all tastes. To go alongside your choice of food, we offer an extensive drink collection that features over 100 wines, dozens of liquors and a selection of beers sourced from around the world. If a traditional drink isn’t for you, we also serve a range of seasonal cocktails so you’ll be feeling festive in no time! Call today to make a reservation.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to getting the most out of your December Pawleys Island trip!