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Upcoming Festivals & Events

Throughout Georgia’s Golden Isles, every season shines with activities and new experiences: art and antique shows, festivals, food and wine events, historic celebrations, performing arts, clinics, themed tours and races. Regardless of which month you choose to visit the Golden Isles, there will be an event or festival to add to your fun and enjoyment. Check out our signature annual events here.

To submit a tourism-related event for our calendar, please email events@goldenisles.com

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E.g., 12/14/2017
E.g., 12/14/2017

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There are 39 events happening between December 14th, 2017 and January 13th, 2018.

Oil Painters of America at Anderson Fine Art Gallery

November 17th to December 17th, 2017

Anderson Fine Art Gallery on St. Simons Island, GA will be hosting the Oil Painters of America 2017 Eastern Regional Exhibition Of Representational Oils November 17th-December 17th. This is a juried show open to all members of the OPA living in states east of the Mississippi River.

Jekyll Island Skating Village

Jekyll Island Skating Village

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November 18th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018

Jekyll Island Skating Village
Open November 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Merry Artists Christmas Gift Sale

Merry Artists Christmas Gift Sale

November 24th to December 31st, 2017

Come shop on an island paradise. Visit the Goodyear Cottage, in the historic district on Jekyll Island, for one-of-a-kind gifts made by the artists of the Jekyll Island Arts Association. You will be sure to find the most unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Holidays in History on Jekyll Island

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This listing is Family Friendly
November 25th to December 31st, 2017

Jekyll Island is transformed for the holiday season. The Historic District decorated in Christmas grandeur and special themed tours take guests back in time to Christmas during the Club era.

December Dining Specials | Sea Island

December 1st to 21st, 2017

From December 1–21, Sea Island welcomes you to dine in our incomparable restaurants, enjoy special Spa and Salon savings, and shop for distinctive holiday gifts at Sea Island’s outstanding collection of unique shops. From Forbes Five-Star elegance to refreshing oceanside charm.

Christmas Twilight Tours

Christmas Twilight Tours 2017

December 2nd to 30th, 2017

Exclusive to the holiday season, enjoy a special evening trolley ride through the National Historic Landmark District highlighting the story of Christmas on Jekyll Island.

Art Downtown Presents My Three Angels

December 2nd to 17th, 2017

Brunswick Actors' Theatre presents "My Three Angels" by Samuel Spewack & Bella Spewack, based on "La Cuisine Des Anges" by Albert Husson.

Lighthouse Trolley Island Tour of Lights

Christmas Tour of Lights

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December 13th to 24th, 2017

Join Lighthouse Trolleys for their Annual Fendig Family Christmas Tour of Lights! The 90-minute tour will be offered daily from December 13-24 at 7:00pm and 7:30pm. Tour departs in front of the St. Simons Pier. Adults are $20 and children are $10. Private tours may be arranged as well.

Ritz Radio Theatre Presents It's a Wonderful Life

Ritz Radio Theatre Presents It's a Wonderful Life

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December 15th to 17th, 2017

Featuring a talented cast of local actors the show is done just as it would have been done in the 1940s as a live radio drama - in front of a live audience, with period costume and sound effects.

Breakfast With Santa

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December 16th, 2017

Breakfast with Santa on Jekyll Island. Bring the kids to enjoy a holiday-themed breakfast buffet at the Morgan Center with a visit with Santa to follow. The kids can share their wish list with Santa, then the whole family can join in for a photo! (photos not included in ticket price).

Touch a Truck on Jekyll Island

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December 16th, 2017

Police and fire and rescue, oh my! Kids of all ages are invited check out all the bells and whistles on the brand new Jekyll Island Authority ambulance, purchased with funds from the fire-emergency fund.

Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade

Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade

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December 16th, 2017

Santa has his sleigh, and Jekyll Island has golf carts! Join in the fun of the festive Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade, where golf carts don their Christmas best and jingle all the way to Beach Village.

Mixology 101 with John Sabbe

December 16th, 2017

Shaken or Stirred?

Come learn a few new tricks and mixes at the bar with John Sabbe!
John Sabbe is currently a bartender at Tipsy McSway’s located in Brunswick, Ga. John has a diverse background ranging from a certified coffee master, bartender, brewer, and cook.

Kids Tea Party

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December 17th, 2017

Children of all ages are invited to sip tea and enjoy scrumptious tea sandwiches and delicious sweet treats while learning proper table etiquette. Santa's elves will make a special surprise appearance with gifts for all attendants.

Sunday, December 17th

Wee Palms Christmas Party

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December 17th, 2017

You are invited to join us on December 17th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Musgrove Ballroom to watch Christmas movies, decorate ornaments, and make gingerbread cookies. Cookies and milk or juice will be provided.

Fall Wine Dinner at Georiga Sea Grill

Christmas Wine Dinner at Georgia Sea Grill

December 17th, 2017

Join us at the Sea Grill for our final wine dinner of 2017 on Sunday, December 17th at 6pm.

The Island Players Holiday Show

December 17th, 2017

Join the Island Players December 17th at 6:30 for the Holiday Show.

Wine Down Wednesday

December 20th, 2017

Come and make a little noise as we Wine Down 2017. There will be good food, good conversation and as always good wine.

Bring a friend and plan to have a good time. Make your reservation today: reserve@farmerandlarder.com, 912.342.7700

Winter Break Kids Coastal Exploration Mini-Camp

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December 21st, 2017

COA is pleased to offer four 1-day mini-camps during the holiday break. Cruise through coastal habitats with us aboard the Low Country Queen as we search for local winter wildlife. Children 6-14 years old are welcome. Space is limited so register today!

Fun Flamingo Paint Party

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December 21st, 2017

Flirty flamingos don their Santa hats for a festive island Christmas celebration!

Sea Palms Christmas Eve Buffet

December 24th, 2017

Join us for the Sea Palms Christmas Eve Buffet.

Click here to view the menu and pricing.

Santa Arrives on St. Simons Island

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December 24th, 2017

Every year, volunteers with the Glynn County Fire Department and the Saint Simons Island Civinettes have brought a wonderful Christmas Tradition to St. Simons Island.

Christmas Eve Dinner at the King and Prince

December 24th, 2017

Join us for a Four-course Christmas Eve Dinner Sunday, December 24th, 2017, 5-9pm.

We have 3 options for the main course including:

Pistachio-crusted venison, pumpkin risotto, root vegetable hash, Alamos malbec & rosemary reduction

Christmas Day Brunch & Buffet at the King and Prince

December 25th, 2017

Join us for Christmas Dinner on Monday, December 25th, 2017, 11am-3pm.
Reservations Required - please call 912-268-5967

Parent-Child Coastal Exploration Mini-Camp

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December 27th, 2017

Explore the scenic coastal waterways around Little Saint Simons and along the Hampton River on this unique Parent-Child excursion. Learn about the wildlife, history and ecology that make coastal Georgia so unique. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Holiday Break Movie | Despicable Me 3

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December 27th, 2017

Come join us for a movie in the Theatre at the Casino on Saint Simons Island. We will be showing Despicable Me 3 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on December 27. $1.00 per person per showing.

Seating is limited so come early. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Winter Break Kids Coastal Exploration Mini-Camp

This listing is Family Friendly
December 28th, 2017

COA is pleased to offer four 1-day mini-camps during the holiday break. Cruise through coastal habitats with us aboard the Low Country Queen as we search for local winter wildlife. Children 6-14 years old are welcome. Space is limited so register today!

New Years Eve at Ocean Lodge

New Year's Eve at Ocean Lodge

December 31st, 2017 to January 1st, 2018

Welcome the New Year enjoying one of the most beautiful views on the island.

Call now for reservations! 912-291-4300

New Year's Eve at Echo

December 31st, 2017 to January 1st, 2018

Ring in the New Year oceanfront at ECHO!

Live music begins at 6pm with Jackson Powers, followed by Crawford & Friends at 9pm and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Jekyll Island Club NYE After Party

December 31st, 2017 to January 2nd, 2018

Ring in the New Year with us at our annual NYE After Party! With a band, appetizers, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight - we have all the ingredients for an amazing last night of 2017!

New Year's Eve Celebration: Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours

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December 31st, 2017 to January 1st, 2018

Join us for a special New Year’s Eve version of “Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation”. Celebrate the New Year with an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation.

Island Treasures

Island Treasures

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This listing is Family Friendly
January 1st to February 28th, 2018

The origin of the event dates back to the early 1900s, when fishermen used glass floats as markers on their nets. Occasionally, the floats would break loose and wash ashore for lucky beachcombers to find and keep.

Island Treasures

Island Treasures

This listing is Pet Friendly
This listing is Family Friendly
January 1st to February 28th, 2018

The origin of the event dates back to the early 1900s, when fishermen used glass floats as markers on their nets. Occasionally, the floats would break loose and wash ashore for lucky beachcombers to find and keep.

Jekyll Island New Year's Bluegrass Festival

42nd Annual New Year's Bluegrass Festival

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January 4th to 6th, 2018

Come experience what is becoming a Jekyll Island tradition, the New Year's Bluegrass Festival. Take part in this 3 day event and hear some of the biggest names in bluegrass perform live at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

Polar Bear Plunge

Annual Polar Bear Plunge

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January 6th, 2018

How brave are you? Are you brave enough to dive into the icy waters of the Neptune Fun Zone Pool in January? This is a free event for anyone daring enough to take the plunge. Come register beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Golden Isles Hospitality Celebration

Inaugural Golden Isles Hospitality Celebration

January 11th, 2018

Please mark your calendars for the Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau's Inaugural Golden Isles Hospitality Celebration!

The Island Players Presents I Hate Hamlet

January 12th to 28th, 2018

Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City - at the time, the author's real life home - the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, an

St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast

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January 13th, 2018

The Land Trust is thrilled to announce that the 18th annual Oyster Roast has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff.

Coastal Conservation in Action Choosing to Lead Conference

January 13th to 14th, 2018

If you care about the world around you and want to do your part to make it a better place, you won’t want to miss this interactive weekend. OHM’s conference features two days - Saturday is a day to learn and be inspired; Sunday is a day to put our ideas into action!