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Charleston is known for its fantastic climate… warm, balmy temps in the summer. Spring is fabulous, and fall is, too - warm, but without as much humidity. So when word gets out that there’s snow falling in Charleston, it’s BIG NEWS. Seeing the white stuff is pretty darn exciting for us locals, and it sure is a wonderful way to get in the holiday spirit.

There are so many great options for taking in the holiday lights around the Isle of Palms and Charleston. Some are professional installations - world-class ones, even - that draw locals and tourists alike, some from many states away. I’ll share a couple of the absolute best in the Lowcountry.

Angel Oak is wildly popular, attracting more than 400,000 visitors a year, and now it's going to be protected for generations to come. What started as just a four-acre park, has now been expanded into 44 acres of nature preserve. Its noble goal is to ensure the health of the tree and to improve the experience of those who come to visit.

Hollywood loves the Lowcountry. Whether it’s feature films, scripted dramas for television, Netflix series, HBO original programming, or reality shows, there’s a whole lot of filming going on around here. Keep an eye peeled, because another major motion picture is being filmed on the Isle of Palms right now.