Bluffton Night Bazaar-A Lowcountry Made Market: Enjoy fall evenings in the Lowcountry while sipping a seasonal cocktail and listening to live music under the twinkling lights while browsing local artisans and makers including seasonal treats. Free. 5-8 p.m. Burnt Church Distillery (courtyard), 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. Lcmade.com
Book Art-Holiday Edition: Enjoy a morning of book-folding paper crafts from discarded and damaged books to fold into holiday decorations. Materials, books and adhesives are provided along with in-person instructions on how to make folded holiday trees and more. Free. 10 a.m. Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6525 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Winter Wonderland hosted by The Island Recreation Center: A winter wonderland filled with carnival games, a children’s parade and bounce houses. 4-7 p.m. Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Islandreccenter.org.
Lowcountry Boil at The Jazz Corner: Two concerts nightly: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
DEC. 2-DEC. 3
51st Annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade: The Town of Bluffton’s Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Martin Family Park followed by Santa’s Workshop at DuBois Park’s Pavilion. Bring blankets or chairs to watch the movie, “The Grinch” 6:30 p.m. Christmas Parade is 10 a.m. Dec. 3 in Bluffton’s Historic District. Dszpanka@townofbluffton.com. Townofbluffton.sc.gov.
Hilton Head Island’s Holiday Tree Lighting: Festivities include live entertainment by local performers, caroling, screening of a family-friendly movie, and a visit from Santa. Non-profits will share opportunities to give back during the holidays. Free. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Lowcountry Celebration Park, 94 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island.
Annual Nativity Celebration: Community event celebrating the Christmas story with more than 100 nativities from around the world. Free and open to the public. Fellowship Hall on Dec 2-Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m and Dec. 4 from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, 410 Church Street, Beaufort. 843-524-3051 or firstpresbeaufort.org.
DEC. 2-3-4, DEC. 9-10-11
A Christmas Carol Presented by the Bluffton Youth Theatre, A Holiday Dessert Theatre: Ticket includes the show and dessert. Cash bar. Adults $25, children 6-12 years $20 and children under 6 years $15. On Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, the show begins at 7 p.m. On Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, the shows begin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, the show begins at 3 p.m. All shows at 13A Kitties Landing Road in Bluffton. 843-874-0227 or Blufftonyouththeatre.org. Reserve tickets online at https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/blufftonyouththeatre/buy-tix.
Santa and Sirens: HHI Fire Rescue plans this fun and popular tour of island neighborhoods, featuring Santa aboard a fire engine. Visit the town of Hilton Head Island’s website and social media pages for information on which neighborhoods Santa will be visiting each night.
All About Cats Holiday Event: Come for an evening of fun supporting this non-profit that cares for, rescues and provides sanctuary for the island’s cat population. Food and drinks, a silent auction, raffle, door prizes, prize for best “ugly” sweater and opportunities for event sponsorship. 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. Hilton Head Brewing Company, 1 Cardinal Rd, Hilton Head Island. Contact: Sherree Capello at 781-864-7398 or Allaboutcatshhi.org.
Gullah Celebration’s “Holiday Market” at Lowcountry Celebration Park: A holiday-themed market with arts, crafts and food vendors. Complimentary tickets are available online. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. 94 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. GullahCelebration.com.
Winterfest 2022 presented by ZenDen: Browse over 35 local artists, authors and artisans and enjoy food and door prizes. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. 707 & 709 Paris Ave, Port Royal. 843-929-9449 or Zendenpr.square.site.
Carolina Collective Dance Centre Presents The Nutcracker: Dancers take you to a magical place filled with marching toy soldiers, waltzing snowflakes, mischievous mice and the sparkling land of sweets. Tickets begin at $25. Show times begin at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Bluffton High School, 12 H.E. McCracken Cir, Bluffton. 843-949-2109. Purchase tickets online at carolinacollectivedance.com.
Pet Visits with Santa at Shelter Cove Towne Centre: Support Hilton Head Humane with an event just for your pets. Bring your furry family member for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Donations (monetary and supplies) will be accepted and adoptable pets will be available. 40 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. Sheltercovetownecentre.com.
Deck the Hulls: America’s Boating Club of Hilton Head will hold its inaugural Christmas Boat Parade along Skull Creek. Fleet of local watercraft in dramatic light displays, costumed crews, special effects and holiday decorations. The parade route will begin at Port Royal Sound, proceed along Skull Creek to Hilton Head Harbor Marina and return to Safe Harbor- Skull Creek Marina. Free and open to the public. 5:30 p.m.- 7:30p.m. abchh.org/deckthehulls.
The Bay Point Island Foundation Annual Art Auction: Supports foundation projects, resources and research that protect and conserve the flora and fauna of Bay Point Island. Paintings, sculptures, weavings and jewelry. Tickets are $25 and include drinks, d’oeuvres and music. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Auction begins at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at https://www.thebaypointislandfoundation.org/events for more information. Thebaypointfoundation.org.
John Laurens’ War Screening and Discussion: A screening of John Laurens’ War tells the story of an enslaved South Carolina man’s fight for freedom. Stay for a presentation by the film’s director and two historians. Suggested $5 donation. 9 a.m.- 5p.m. 843-284-9227 ext. 103. Morrisheritagecenter.org.
Holiday Nights and Lights in Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park: Holiday drive-through light event in one of Hilton Head Island’s most historic sites. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, 40 Harriett Tubman Way, Hilton Head Island. Exploremitchelville.org
Palmetto Bluff Holiday Artisan Market: Enjoy live music, browse 40+ artisans, food trucks and meet Santa Claus. Advance tickets are $15. Tickets available the day of the event at the gate are $20. Children under 10 are free. 12 p.m.- 5p.m. Sales will benefit Family Promise of Beaufort. Boathouse Row in Wilson Village. 954-241-7926 or Palmettobluff.com.
DEC. 4, 11 & 18
Breakfast With Santa at Plant Riverside District: Enjoy holiday music, photos with Santa and a Holiday Breakfast Buffet. $46+ Adults. $22+ Children. Plant Riverside District- River Landing, 400 W. River St, Savannah. Reservations are required. savannahchristmasmarket.com.
Classic Book Club: December selection is The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers. Free. 2 p.m. Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6526 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
The Lavon Stevens Trio featuring Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist Quiana Parler: Two concerts nightly: 6:30 p.m. and 9p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Hilton Head Choral Society Presents The Many Moods of the Season: The program will celebrate from a more traditional standpoint the many moods of the season as the Choral Society presents the Christmas portion of Handel’s classic, Messiah and Robert Shaw’s The Many Moods of Christmas. Tickets range from $15- $40. 7p.m. 843-341-3818. Reserve tickets at Hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.
Cookies with Santa: Dress up the kids for pictures with Santa, story time and cookie decorating. $5 per person. 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland, SC 29936. 843-284-9227 ext. 103. or Morrisheritagecenter.org.
A Community Christmas Walk: Family- friendly event including a Christmas story trail, nativity, movies, live music, amazing lights, train rides, bonfires, snow, hot dogs, smores and Santa. $5 at the door. Children 5 and under are free. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. All funds go to Thornwell Children’s Home. 171 Cordillo Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. Providencehhi.org.
Bilingual Tours at the Morris Center: Learn about the history, art, and culture of the Lowcountry. Guided tours are in Spanish and English. Free. Offered hourly between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Last tour is at 1 p.m. 843-284-9227 ext. 103 or Morrisheritagecenter.org.
Breakfast with Santa: Santa Claus is coming to town. Enjoy story time, hot breakfast, photo time and craft making. $10 per person. 9 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Morris Center for the Lowcountry, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland, SC 29936. 843-284-9227 or Morrisheritagecenter.org.
Special Holiday Market Presented by Lowcountry Made Port Royal: Live music and food. Shopping from local makers. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Port Royal Live Oaks Park, 904 14th St, Port Royal, SC. Lcmade.com.
The Nutcracker 5K Presented by Horizon Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine: Run, walk, play and dance and get into the holiday spirit. Bring a toy to support Deep Well Project. Kids 12-under run for only $15. Ages 13+ are $35. 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Suite J6, Hilton Head Island. Register online at Runsignup.com.
Hilton Head Humane Shelter Christmas Party: Support this non-profit organization that helps to provide shelter and medical care for the island’s dog and cat population. 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island. To volunteer, contact Kennelsupervisor@hhhumane.org. Hhhumane.org.
Alexander’s Cooking Demo: Homemade Egg Nog: A cooking demonstration at Alexander’s, led by culinary staff. Demonstrations are $25 per person and include a glass of sparkling wine and culinary gift to take home. Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, 76 Queen’s Folly Rd, Hilton Head Island. 866-921-6639. AlexandersRestaurant.com/cooking-demonstrations.
The Jazz Corner Presents CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE! The Martin Lesch Band featuring special guests: Two concerts nightly: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Holly Jolly Mixology: A holiday mixology class to learn how to make three cocktails and receive a recipe sheet and barware to take home. 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Sea Pines Beach Club inside the Atlantic Room, 87 N. Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head Island. Seapines.com/events.
How to Hoopla: A step-by-step guide to using Hoopla, the library’s digital materials collection. Learn how to download ebooks, audiobooks and other digital content. Free. 10 a.m. Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6526 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Audobon Christmas Bird Count: Join the Hilton Head Audobon Society as it works with communities across America, including Sea Pines, to conduct its annual Audobon Christmas Bird Count. For additional information or to register, please contact HHICBC@gmail.com or visit hiltonheadaudubon.org.
Holiday Cookie Decorating: Decorate cookies while listening to your favorite holiday jingles at the library. Cookies and decorations provided. Registration is encouraged. Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6526 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Alexander’s Justin Wine Dinner: Special wine dinner featuring a selection of wine by Justin Winery. Wine dinners are $130 per person and include tax and gratuity. Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, 76 Queen’s Folly Rd, Hilton Head Island. Register early. 855-511-0999 or register online at AlexandersRestaurant.com/wine-dinner.
Cranford Hollow Christmas: Two concerts nightly: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Polar Pines Express- Holiday Wagon Ride: Hop aboard our festive wagon and arrive at our North Pole to hear a classic story, “The Polar Express.” Create a paper conductor’s hat and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Reservations are required. $18/adult, $16/child (ages 12 and younger). 1 p.m. and 2:30p.m. Sea Pines Forest Preserve, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. Seapines.com.
Journey to Bethlehem: A walk-through live Nativity visiting Bethlehem as it was at the time of Jesus’ birth. Free. 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island, 540 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3696. Fpchhi.org.
Brunch with Santa at Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar: Buffet and complimentary photo with Santa. Two seatings at 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m. $43+ per adult/ $23+ per child (12 & under). Reservations are required. New, unwrapped toys accepted to benefit the Deep Well Project. Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, 76 Queen’s Folly Rd, Hilton Head Island. 855-511-0999 or make a reservation online AlexandersRestaurant.com/SantaBrunch.
Hilton Head Island Hanukkah Celebration: Celebrate the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. All are welcomed. Featuring the lighting of the Menorah, latkes and sufganiyot (traditional Hanukkah food), music, dreidel games and more. Free. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lowcountry Celebration Park 94 Pope Avenue.
First Presbyterian Church Youth Choir performs at Shelter Cove Towne Centre: The Adventures in Music Youth Choir will perform near Kilwins for a public performance. Free and open to the public. 1:30 p.m. Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 28 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. Welcometosheltercove.com.
Deas Guys at The Jazz Corner: Two concerts nightly: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Public Menorah Lighting at Shelter Cove Towne Centre: The Chabad Greater Hilton Head is hosting this event with music, light refreshments and the lighting of a 9-foot Menorah in the open court area in front of Jane Restaurant and Belk Men’s Store. Free. 5:30p.m. Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Welcometosheltercove.com.
Gregg Russell Christmas Concert: Gregg Russell plays guitar and sings holiday songs. Enjoy a special visit from Santa Claus following the show. Free. 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or seapines.com.
Bluffton Gullah Market: A local market where Gullah business owners, artisans, craftsmen, caterers and farmers can sell their products. 12 p.m.- 7p.m. Martin Family Park, 68 Boundary St, Bluffton. Townofblufftonsc.gov.
Christmas Eve Services: Family Worship at 4:30 p.m. Candlelight and Christmas Music at 8 p.m. Candlelight & Communion Service at 10:30 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island in the Sanctuary, 540 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3696. Fpchhi.org.
Holiday Fun in Harbour Town: Join us around the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town to watch classic holiday movies, roast marshmallows and enjoy train rides. Complimentary with the donation of a canned food item for Deep Well. Train rides are $5 per passenger. The movie and marshmallow roasting begin at 6p.m. seapines.com/events.
21st Annual Polar Bear Swim: Take a dip in the Harbour Town pool on a chilly winter day. Warm up after with hot chocolate and refreshments. Complimentary. 10 a.m. Harbour Town Pool, 1 Lighthouse Ln, Hilton Head Island. seapines.com/events.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Harbour Town: Enjoy a festive New Year’s celebration with food, fun, entertainment and live music throughout Harbour Town. Countdown to watch the ball drop from the top of the lighthouse as we welcome in the New Year. 843-842-1979. Seapines.com.
DEC. 31- JAN. 2
New Year’s at Palmetto Bluff: Throw confetti, pop champagne and toast the New Year at Montage Palmetto Bluff. Planners are available to schedule your New Year’s weekend at Palmetto Bluff. Montagehotels.com.
Holiday Lights at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina: Take a stroll through this version of a winter wonderland as Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina transforms into a colorful affair. Stroll through the promenade decorated with holiday lights and enjoy everything a “Lowcountry Winter” has to offer. Free. 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. 866-661-3822 or ShelterCoveHiltonHead.com/santa.
Holiday Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Centre: Enjoy the festive lights throughout the center. The beautiful 28-foot decorated Christmas tree will also be in the park. Free. 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. 866-661-3822 or Sheltercovehiltonhead.com.
SANTA & MRS. CLAUS VISIT Shelter Cove Towne Centre: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand, located near Francesca’s. Visit from 12 p.m.- 2p.m. Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Visit from 5p.m. to 7p.m. on Dec. 3, 9, 16 and 23. On Christmas Eve, visit Santa by the Christmas tree in the park from 12p.m.- 2p.m. 40 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. Sheltercovetownecentre.com.
South Beach Christmas Village: Every evening at dusk thousands of lights illuminate South Beach into a festive wonderland. Check out the Christmas trains. 232 S Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or Saltydog.com.
Holiday Lights at Harbour Town: Enjoy strolling along the harbour enjoying live entertainment and activities while taking in the festive, illuminated views of the lights of Harbour Town. Deep Well will be accepting donations of canned goods and unwrapped children’s toys at the well by the Liberty Oak Stage. 843-842-1979 or Seapines.com.
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS
Memory-Enhancing Classes at Memory Matters: A memory enhancing program providing curriculum-based, mind-enhancing content to encourage socialization, stimulation and support for individuals newly diagnosed with early memory loss. Costs: 1 day per week is $200; 2 days per week is $350. In-person on Mondays & Wednesdays. Virtual classes are offered on Thursdays between 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org.
The Martin Lesch Band-A Journey Through Jazz at The Jazz Corner: Two concerts nightly: 6:30p.m. and 9p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Rest, Relaxation and Rejuvenation at Pure Salt Studios: Relax with private yoga in a Himalayan salt room (Halotherapy), heal your body in the infrared sauna or book an appointment for a private massage or sound bath session. Call to book an appointment. Shelter Cove Lane and Marina, 9 Harbourside Lane, Suite B, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2825 or puresaltstudios.com.
FAT TUESDAYS at The Jazz Corner: Two concerts nightly: 6:30 and 9pm. Reservations highly recommended. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: Support our local farmers and producers and take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free-range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, sausage, cookies, bread, she-crab soup and more. Entrance and parking are free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or hhifarmersmarket.com.
Thirsty Thursdays Wine Tasting: On Dec. 1, 8 and 15, Hazel Dean’s Wine Tasting features four fabulous wines on the patio. 4-6 pm. Cost is $20 and includes complimentary charcuteries. Must be at least 21. 843-802-2001 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Theshopsatseapinescenter.com.
Civil War Era: Join this presentation featuring maps and historic photos of this time on Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Reservations required. The cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. or coastaldiscovery.org.
Dueling Pianos Show: The only Dueling Pianos Show on Hilton Head Island takes place each Thursday night at the Rooftop Bar. 8-11 p.m., Rooftop Bar at Poseidon, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3838 or therooftophhi.com.
Farmers Market of Bluffton: Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Boundary Street. Buy a fresh assortment of strawberries, produce, beets, potatoes and more. Also hear local, live entertainment and educational lectures. Noon-5 p.m., Martin Family Park, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or farmersmarketbluffton.org.
LAVON STEVENS Presents Jazz in the Key of Life featuring LOUISE SPENCER: Two concerts nightly: 6:30p.m. and 9p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Sit and Stitch: Practice needlepoint every Friday during this casual sit-and-stitch event. All levels welcome. Free. 10 a.m., Needlepoint Junction, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 6134, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or shopneedlepointjunction.com.
Beginner Shag Lessons and Social Dancing: The Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club will host Friday night beginner shag lessons, followed by social dances. Lessons are open to couples, singles, and anyone who loves to dance. Dances are open to the public. $5. 5:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6008 or hiltonheadshagclub.com.
Santa & S’mores Saturdays in South Beach: Every Saturday through Dec. 17, Santa will be at the marina at the South Beach Village at approximately 3 p.m. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary fireside hot cocoa and s’mores, loads of Christmas goodies and live music from 3-6 p.m. The Salty Dog, S Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head Island. Thesaltydog.com.
Hilton Head Community Market: On Dec. 3rd, 10 and 17, the Island Recreation Center will host a food-focused market that also features a limited number of local artisans and makers each week. Half of all vendor fees received will be donated to a local, non-profit organization each month. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Shelter Cover Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. Contact Colleen Laux at email@example.com.
Palm Tree & Pistons: On Dec. 10, visit this local car show held every second Saturday of each month. This event showcases unique, vintage, antique, exotic, and muscle cars owned by locals. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sea Turtle Marketplace (in front of the former Steinmart), 430 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. Visit the Facebook page for Palm Trees & Pistons for more information.
Bluffton Lowcountry Made Market: On Dec. 17, visit this local market held every 3rd Saturday of each month featuring local artisans and makers. 9a.m. -1p.m. Buckwalter Place (next to Buckwalter Kroger Shopping Center), Commerce Park, 25 Buckwalter Pl. Blvd. Bluffton. Lcmade.com.
WEEKLY, MONTHLY AND HOLIDAY CAMPS
Smith Stearns Tennis Academy: Programs are available all year for junior tennis players of all levels. Private tennis lessons are also available to ensure your student gets one-on-one instruction with one of our top-notch tennis coaches. Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, 1 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-4789 or smithstearns.com.
ALLIGATOR AND WILDLIFE BOAT TOUR: Alligator and Wildlife Boat Tour with H2O Sports in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get an up-close view of indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator, on a one-hour guided boat tour. Reservations are required, 843-671-4386 or h2osports.com.
CRAFTS: Children and adults can choose from a variety of craft activities. The cost is $12-$20. Sea Pines Resort Fitness and Recreation Department, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 122, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or seapines.com.
TRAIL RIDES THROUGH THE SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE WITH LAWTON STABLES: Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. 843-671-2586 or lawtonstables.com.
THE HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM: Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famous lighthouse in a unique, museum-like setting. Admission is $5.75/person and complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. Open every day 10 a.m.-sundown. 149 Lighthouse Rd., Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2810 or harbourtownlighthouse.com.
SAVE THE DATE
Tides to Tables Restaurant Week: This 10-day celebration attracts people from all over the country to come try the amazing culinary creations by South Carolina’s top chefs. Hundreds of restaurants are offering special menu items, promotions and incredible discounts. Restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com.
Daufuskie Island Marathon: An inclusive race held at Haig Point and consists of a 13.1-mile or a 26.2-mile distance on a USATF-certified course. After the race, enjoy live music while having lunch. Browse an Artesian Village filled with vendors and have celebratory drinks on the green. $125- $150. 7:30a.m.- 4:30p.m. Daufuskie Island, Haig Point Lighthouse. Contact: Kerry Dulina- 678-416-1933. Daufuskieislandmarathon.com.
JAN. 20, 21 & 22
Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show: Meet builders, remodelers and contractors and find the latest products and services for your home and landscape. Cost and time are TBA. Savannah Convention Center, 1 International Dr, Savannah, GA. Purchase tickets online at showtechnology.com.
2nd Annual Oyster Boogie Run: Support local Riverview Charter School and run through Historic Downtown Beaufort and across the Woods Memorial Bridge. Runners start and finish at Freedom Park. Cash prizes will be awarded for male & female age groups. 8a.m.- 10a.m. $40+ signup fee. Bfthospitality.com. Register online at runsignup.com.
JAN 21 & 22
3rd Annual Oyster Festival Weekend: Come to this event taking place during the Tides to Tables Restaurant Week for a fabulous low country weekend! Free Admission. 9a.m.- 3:30p.m. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Bay Street, Beaufort. 843-525-7011 or Info@bfthospitality.com or Bftoysterfestival.com.
Snow Day Presented by the Island Recreation Center: This family-friendly event will have inflatable rides, a snowfield and entertainment. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 2-17. 843-681-7273 or Islandreccenter.org.