Mark Your Calendar for These Holiday Events on Hilton Head Island

Winter Wonderland

Shelter Cove

Dec. 3 | 4:00-7:00pm

Organized by the Island Rec Center, all are invited to the Winter Wonderland Festival at the Shelter Cove Community Park. Enjoy fun carnival games, bounces houses, and don’t miss the children’s parade! Santa has RSVP’d to this event, so make sure to bring a camera!

A Christmas Story: The Musical

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Dec. 7-31 | Various Times

Starting on December 7th, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina will open A Christmas Story: The Musical, a holiday film classic turned musical. Recommended for ages 5 and up, grab your tickets and join Ralphie Parker on his exploits to fulfill his Christmas wish. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island

USCB (HHI Campus)

Dec. 10 | 12:00-4:00pm

Attend the holiday tea service or find unique gifts from local authors and artists. Children under 12 are free to attend for holiday stories and complimentary cookies and milk. Learn about the island’s history and support The Heritage Library at this festive event. Purchase tickets here.

Photo by Kelsey Weinkauf

Holiday Nights and Lights

Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park

Dec. 3-5 | 6:00-8:00pm

Celebrate the island’s newest holiday tradition at the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. In its third year, the park will once again be transformed, welcoming cars filled with cheery visitors looking for some holiday magic and Christmas lights.

Holiday Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Centre

40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Nov. 23-Dec. 31, 2022

Harbour Town Lights

149 Lighthouse Rd., Hilton Head, SC 29928

Nov. 25-Jan. 1, 2022

**Gate pass required

Santa & Mrs. Claus Visits Shelter Cove Towne Center

40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Shelter Cove to spread some holiday cheer and take festive pictures with the kiddos. Remember to bring your camera!

Black Friday & Shop Small Saturday

Nov. 25th & 26th

12pm-2pm

Winter Wonderland Festival at Shelter Cove

Dec. 3rd

5pm-7pm

December’s Friday & Saturday Dates

Fri. 9, 16, & 23 at 5pm-7pm

Sat. 10, 17, & 24 at 12pm-2pm

Menorah Lighting

Shelter Cove Towne Center

28 Shelter Cove Lane,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Dec. 19 | 5:30-6:30pm

Hosted by Chabad Greater Hilton Head

Music, light refreshments, and 9′ Menorah


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Hilton Head Ireland Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Returns!

Hilton Head Island’s highly anticipated parade will once again return to Pope Avenue, and this year, the festivities span over two days. The 37th Annual Hilton Head Ireland Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Weekend will take place on March 12th and 13th. A sign that the spring season is about to arrive, locals and visitors alike will join in on the fun wearing their most festive green attire at all three of the scheduled events.

The 2nd Annual Hilton Head Ireland Boat Parade will take place the morning of Saturday, March 12th on Broad Creek. An instant hit, many participants and attendees insisted that the 2021 parade become an annual event. We can’t wait!

The Inaugural Irish Concert festivities will begin at 4:00pm at the Lowcountry Celebration Park on March 12th. The main concert will be free to attend, and feature traditional Irish music as well as Irish rock. The Fenian Sons, the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums, as well as the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums will all take the stage. There will also be a chance to enjoy more live, Irish music after the concert at Reilley’s Grill & Bar.

The main event, Hilton Head Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Parade, will take place on March 13th beginning at 3:00pm. The parade will step off from the Beach Parking Lot onto Pope Avenue across from Lagoon Road, make a left onto Office Park Road, and end at Park Plaza. Make sure to arrive early to get a good spot along the route!

Click here for the parade route as well as more information about the parade weekend.

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