Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton



Your Week Ahead:  

Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.

DEC. 14
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 or visit  

DEC. 15
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

DEC. 15
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

DEC. 16-17
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

DEC. 17
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.  

DEC. 17-18
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.  

DEC. 18
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 

DEC. 18
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.

DEC. 18
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.  

DEC. 18
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

DEC. 19
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.  

DEC. 23
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  


DEC. 31
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.

JAN 12-22
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.

JAN. 14
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.  

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  

JAN. 21
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. Register online at

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 or

JAN 28
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  


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   

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

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   

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

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  

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

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   

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  

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  

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

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  

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  

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.  

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   

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.  

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  

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

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  

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  

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