The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and while snow is most likely not in the forecast for the Golden Isles, there are still many activities that will put you in the Christmas spirit this season. From tree lighting celebrations, holiday parades and classic Christmas performances, even the most “Scrooge-like” will be able to find something enjoyable in the upcoming weeks in the Golden Isles!

Brunswick Christmas Parade

Mistletoe Market

Talented artists and crafters with the perfect gift for everyone on your list will be at this holiday-themed celebration of the Georgia coast December 7 and 8.

A Christmas Carol

December 14, 15, 20, and 21 Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will be running at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick. Don't miss Bryan Thompson as Ebenezer Scrooge. 

Historic Downtown Brunswick Tree Lighting

Join the festive fun at Brunswick’s annual tree lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29. There will be Christmas carols, carriage rides and more.

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Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade and Great Tree Lighting

Enjoy a variety of activities and holiday fun for the whole family at the Jekyll Island Holly Jolly Parade and Great Tree Lighting on December 7. Visit Santa Claus and munch on tasty holiday treats.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

Enjoy a Christmas themed First Friday on December 6. Visit local shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick and sample holiday foods and beverages while listening to the sounds of the season.

39th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas

Experience how Christmas was celebrated on a rice plantation during the 1850s with Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols, cookies and Santa Claus. This event takes place at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation from December 6-7.

Christmas lights shine brightly in the Golden Isles each holiday season

10th Annual Jingle All the Way 5K and Fun Run

CASA Glynn will hold its fifth annual Jingle All the Way 5K and Fun Run on December 7. Get into the holiday spirit as you “jingle” along the USATF certified 5K course on Jekyll Island.

Brunswick Christmas Parade

Ring in the holiday season with the annual Brunswick Christmas Parade at Howard Coffin Park on December 7. Featuring over 100 floats, vehicles, groups and marching band units, this Christmas parade is fun for all. Santa Claus also will be making an appearance and word has it that he will be giving candy to all of the kids on his nice list!

Christmas Cookie Workshop

Spend an afternoon with the pastry chefs decorating cookies at the Morgan Center, December .

New Year’s Eve Party

Ring in the New Year at the Jekyll Island Club Resort featuring a party at the Morgan Center. The party will include food, champagne, live music and more.