Time: 2-8 p.m.
Location: Jekyll Island's National Historic Landmark District
Parking: Festival parking will be located at Great Dunes Golf Course with shuttles to the festival. Shuttles will begin at 1 p.m. and run throughout the festival, with the last shuttle leaving the festival at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Event is free & open to the public; costs vary for individual attractions within event
Jekyll Island Tree Lighting Festival 2018
Ring in the holidays with the lighting of the great tree in Jekyll Island's Historic District. Celebrate this holly jolly event with the whole family.
This one-day festival is full of holiday magic and is sure to put even the grinchiest Grinch in the holiday spirit. Festivities begin with a Candy Cane Hunt and continue with Story Time with Santa throughout the day. Be sure to write your letter and mail it directly through the North Pole Express.
Cross off your holiday shopping list with unique gifts at the Holiday Market. Dance and sing along to your favorite holiday tunes, with live music by the area's favorite bands.
Skate under the twinkling lights of the Historic District at the Jekyll Island Skating Village in its new riverfront location just steps from the great tree. Or, bounce and play until your heart's content in the kid's zone. There are fun activities planned throughout the day. A variety of food trucks will be on hand serving up their favorite dishes.
As the sun begins to set, grab a cup of cocoa and settle on the Main Lawn for the big show. The great tree will be lit, snow will fall, and the skies will sparkle with fireworks as the holiday season officially begins on Jekyll Island.
Giving is the best part of the holiday season. Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Georgia State Patrol's Toys for Tots drive. Donations may be placed in the box at the Main Stage, located near the great tree.
Service animals are allowed at the Jekyll Island Tree Lighting Festival, but we politely ask you to leave other four-legged friends at home out of concern for your pets' safety.