Signature Holiday Events

Golden sunshine, sandy beaches and mild coastal temperatures make up the glorious backdrop of the Golden Isles in the wintertime. And our signature holiday events take center stage. Attend an annual event, find great live music weekly or discover your new favorite festival in the Golden Isles this season!

ST. SIMONS ISLAND

Mistletoe Market: December 7 - 8

Find the perfect gift of locally made artwork, pottery, sculpture, photography, woodworking and more as you browse more than 60 accomplished artist booths at Glynn Visual Arts' eighth annual Mistletoe Market held at Postell Park . Other exciting events include the Holiday Hound Hike, a festive dog parade, and a kids' creation station. Learn more.

Family Christmas Concert at Christ Church: December 8

A piano performance with a holiday twist! Terry Readdick is bringing you your favorite holiday pieces like Joy to the World and Jingle Bells. He even will be performing selections from the Nutcracker. This is something to get the whole family in the Christmas Spirit. Learn more.

Christmas Tour of Lights: December 13-27

Join Lighthouse Trolleys for their Annual Fendig Family Christmas Tour of Lights! The 90-minute tour will be offered daily from December 13-27. Learn more.

SEA ISLAND

Sea Island Half Marathon: November 16

Runners will take in the scenic sights and views around Sea Island as they opt between a 10K or half marathon course with minimal elevation gain. The marathon, presented by Vineyard Vines, will feature a post-race party and champagne brunch, Vineyard Vines participant performance tee, medal and more. Learn more.

JEKYLL ISLAND

Holly Jolly Light Tours: November 29 – December 28

The Jekyll Island Mosaic Museum will be offering the jolliest of holiday trolley rides. Tour the Historic District and gaze at over half a million holiday lights! The centuries old live oak trees will be decorated spectacularly for the season. So grab a holiday beverage and enjoy this coastal take on a winter wonderland. Learn more.

Merry Artists' Show & Sale: November 29 - December 31

If you're thinking about something a little more creative than a tie or sweater for those on your gift list this holiday season, the Jekyll Island Arts Association's fifth annual Merry Artists' Show & Sale is your shopping solution. Find unique works of art, all created by Jekyll Island Arts Association members and on sale throughout the holidays at Goodyear Cottage. Learn more.

Holiday High Tea: December 3 & 18

A holiday tradition at the Jekyll Island Club Resort, this is the perfect opportunity to gather your closest friends and family for a festive afternoon filled with delicious treats and beautiful decorations. Enjoy the sounds of the season while you sip on the expansive selection of teas and dine on tea sandwiches, soup, warm scones and exquisite sweets. Reservations required. Learn more.

Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade: December 7

Ring in the holidays with Santa, his sleigh, and golf carts decked out in their best holiday gear! This parade will be jingling all the way from the Historic District to the Beach Village. Celebrate this holly jolly event with the whole family. Learn more.

BRUNSWICK

Festival of Lights and Window Wonderland: November 29 – December 14

Celebrate the holidays with festive lights and decorations, including creative displays in Historic Downtown Brunswick’s windows and storefronts! Decorations will be up throughout the holiday season, and many special activities are scheduled in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Learn more.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation's 39th Annual Christmas: December 7

Step back in time at Brunswick's historic rice plantation and enjoy the special holiday-themed decorations for the Christmas season. Visitors will walk along the illuminated path under centuries-old oaks, take in the beautifully decorated plantation home, witness pre-Civil War re-enactments and cannon firings, and even visit with Santa Claus himself! Learn more.

Brunswick Christmas Parade: December 7

This annual community parade takes place on the first Saturday in December. Starting at 5:30 p.m. at Howard Coffin Park, more than 100 floats, vehicles, walking groups and marching bands will make their way down Newcastle Street as they light up the night and fill the air with holiday cheer. Learn more.

A Christmas Carol: December 13 - 22

Watch a live performance at the Historic Ritz Theatre of Charles Dickens' immortal tale of the mean old miser Scrooge and his magical night discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Live on stage and starring Bryan Thompson as Ebenezer Scrooge. Learn more.

Explore more arts festivals, live music, First Friday events and more on our full events calendar to see what fits into your vacation!