After a truly vibrant fall here in the Carolinas, the most wonderful time of the year is now upon us. For this holiday issue, we wanted to focus on some of our favorite things this season brings: delicious food, philanthropy, festive places, and, of course, gifts for the friends and family. Everyone loves enjoying tasty treats during the holidays so we decided to share our favorite places in the Queen City to get cookies, pies, cakes, and more. We share the many local charities that you can donate to this holiday season. We also include our top list of Carolina hotel destinations — from the Lowcountry to the Blue Ridge — where you can visit to have a truly amazing holiday stay. It's truly an issue that will put you in the spirit of the season. We hope you enjoy, and we will see you in 2022.