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


Winter Wonderland Festival at Shelter Cove

Dec. 3rd


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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Guide to Shopping Local this Holiday Season

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift to place under the tree, or a keepsake to remember your trip to Hilton Head Island, there are plenty of opportunities to shop local this 2021 holiday season!

Holiday Markets & Events:


Make sure to RSVP for the 2021 Gullah Holiday Market! Join in on the wonderful celebration of Gullah culture through live music, delicious food, and great shopping. Don’t miss out!

December 4th


Lowcountry Celebration Park,

94 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


The Coastal Discovery Museum is hosting an indigo tie dye station at the Farmers Market on December 7th. Experience a piece of the Lowcountry’s history while making a beautiful tie dye creation for yourself or as a holiday gift for a loved one. You may bring your own cotton items to dye for free and/or purchase a cotton t-shirt for $5. No registration required. Learn more about the Coastal Discovery Museum’s other hands-on programs here.

December 7th


Hilton Head Farmers Market at Honey Horn,

70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


Free to attend, there are two chances to enjoy the Holiday Market at the Shops of Sea Pines Center this season. With such a great collection of shops and local vendors, you’re sure to find the perfect holiday gift and leave with lots of sweet and savory treats!

Please keep in mind that there is a gate fee to enter the Sea Pines property.

December 7th & 14th


The Shops at Sea Pines Center,

71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Toys, Souvenirs, & Much More:


The young and young at heart will have a blast while shopping at either Coligny Plaza or Harbour Town location. Whether you’re in search of the season’s newest toys, or games for a day at the beach, Hilton Head Toys has you covered.

Coligny Plaza Location:

1 N Forest Beach Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC 2998

Harbour Town Location:

147 Lighthouse Rd. #7222, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


After searching for gifts to give your friends and family this holiday season, don’t forget to treat yourself! This women and men’s boutique is a great place to find quality pieces that’ll get you ready for any upcoming office party or family gathering.

38 Shelter Cove Ln. Ste 125, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

For more great places for holiday shopping, visit our Shopping page!

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