With Thanksgiving on the horizon, Edistonians have a lot to be thankful for this year.
To start with, the island is getting back to normal after Hurricane Matthew thanks to the helps from friends, family and strangers who were desperate to get Edisto on her feet again.
If you’re visiting the island for Thanksgiving, here’s what you can look forward to.
Spend Time with Family
Cook a meal at home with friends and family to fully enjoy the island your surroundings. Get what you need at the Bi-Lo or head into Charleston if you need something extra.
Also, don’t forget that you can get a few extra items to donate to the Edisto Food Pantry at the Presbyterian Church to help those in need on the island.
Have Someone Else Prepare Your Meal
You’ll need to head into Charleston if you want to experience the holiday at the hands of a world-renowned chef. There are several restaurants in the city that will serve meals during the day, plus you’ll get the chance to walk around the city before or after. If you’ve never gone out to dinner for Thanksgiving, it’s a great way to try something different while still spending time with your favorite people.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25 the Edisto island Museum Gift Shop will host its annual open house and sale. The museum offers numerous items that are unique to the island from prints to ornaments to books and more.
The museum is located at 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road.
With These Hands Gallery (now located at 547 Highway 174) will have its annual holiday open house from Nov. 25-27. As one of Edisto’s most established and beloved shops on the island, this is a must for your post-Thanksgiving activities.
Plus, on Nov. 26, the gallery will unveil its giving tree.
This is the best time of year to get your hands on some oysters, which is why Flowers Seafood is offering its 5th annual oyster road from 6-10 p.m. at Flowers Seafood on 1914 Hwy 174.
Enjoy the Island
Spend some time walking the beach, exploring the parks or getting out on the water to appreciate all that Edisto has to offer.