Holiday festivals, magical performances, art shows, and community events fill the calendar this month. Check out the fabulous events planned for this month in the Lowcountry.

Fall in love with the Lowcountry with these events scheduled in October. From football college football fundraisers to Bluffton’s Sunset Party, the possibilities for fun are endless in Hilton Head and Bluffton. Take a look at some of the exciting events planned for our area.  


All Month Long

The Coastal Discovery Museum provides tours, walks, programs, and exhibits about the Lowcountry. Events are scheduled daily. To learn more about the Coastal Discovery monthly events, contact 843-689-6767 or visit


Dove Street Festival of Lights

A Hilton Head Island holiday tradition for over 20 years returns to Shelter Cove Towne Centre for the 2016 holiday season! With the blessing of founders (and Dove Street residents!) Paul & Kristi Beckler and Rob Lolik, visitors from across the region can experience the magic of the cascading and tastefully tacky Hilton Head Island Christmas lights display. Park your car, stroll through the lights, and ice skate in the park, all while enjoying nightly entertainment, shopping, dining and much more!

November 19th – December 31st, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Shelter Cove Towne Center

For more information, call 843.381.7273.

Harbour Town Lights

Enjoy the lights! Stroll along the Harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures with the centerpiece of the display being a towering Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place to be this holiday season with live entertainment and activities.


November 25th – January 1st, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Sea Pines

For more information, call 843.842.1979.


South Beach Christmas Village

Visit with Santa and enjoy the beautiful light display around South Beach Marina. Savor Christmas treats and write letters to Santa. It’s fun for the whole family.

November 27th – December 23rd, 2016 

South Beach Marina

For more information, call 843.671.2232.


Taste of the Season

Kick off the season with Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Season. Held at the Marriott Resort & Spa, this event is the culinary event of the year hosting more than 35 restaurants with their signature plates. The Taste of the Season celebrates the area’s top chefs with menu items including seafood dishes, southern food, and creative concoctions.

December 2nd, 2016 

Marriott Resort & Spa

For more information, call 843.341.8379.


Comedy Magic Cabaret

Kerry Pollock’s Original and Only “Funny Not Filthy” Comedy Venue opens in their new location!  World Class Stand-up Comedy and Variety Headliners as seen in Las Vegas, Hollywood, and National TV.   The Comedy Magic Cabaret is located in South Island Square at 843 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC  29928.   The new venue features an upscale cabaret-style showroom, ground level, ADA accessible, and plenty of convenient parking.  Shows will bel held nightly at 8:00 PM where teens are welcome with their families. Hors d’oeurves, drinks, and desserts are available.

December 1st – December 31st, 2016

Comedy Magic Cabaret

For more information, call 843.681.7757.


Christmas Belles

Coastal Stage Productions and Sea Island Classical Studio presents “Christmas Belles” at the Main Street Theater at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Futrelle Sisters will take you through a hilarious holiday journey of misadventure on Christmas Eve.

December 2nd and December 4th, 2016

Main Street Theater

For more information, call 912.656.1598.


Farmers Market of Bluffton

Every Thursday,  Downtown Bluffton is host to the Bluffton Farmers Market with fresh, local produce (organic & traditional), plants, nuts, herbs, flowers, honey, cheese, milk, eggs, beef, pork, lamb, and seafood. Specialty items like kettle corn, spices, coffee, loose tea blends, smoothie boosters, cookies, treats, jams, salsa, dips, chutneys, sweets, chocolates, granolas, sprout bread, freshly baked goods & pastries, fresh pasta & sauces can be found throughout the market.

Not sure of what to fix for dinner, pick up an already prepared dinner like bbq, whole beer-can chicken, curries, dumplings, gumbo, brick-oven pizza, oysters, shrimp, & other seafood.

Complimentary parking is available and a trolley service runs from Bluffton Village.

Every Thursday

Downtown Bluffton

For more information, call 843.415.4227.


SOBA Gallery Presents Featured Artist Joan Moreau McKeever

The SOBA Gallery is happy to introduce Joan Moreau McKeever as the Featured Artist with her show entitled “From Maui to Maine and Back to the Lowcountry.”

As you might expect the body of work is a range of scenes inspired by Joan’s travels, painted with skill and attention to detail. You can almost smell the salt air viewing her coastal landscapes and the scent of Plumeria in a gorgeous floral scene. 

November 7th – December 4th, 2016

SOBA Gallery

For more information, call 843.757.6586.


SOBA presents A Holiday Boutique

The Society of Bluffton Artists presents “A Holiday Boutique,” a collection of local gifts, handmade treasures, cards, small paintings and more, on display and available from November 19 through December 23. Look for holiday decorations, hostess gifts, and extra special presents for extra special people.

November 19th – December 23rd, 2016

SOBA Gallery

For more information, call 843.757.6586.


Town of Bluffton Weekend of Lights

You are cordially invited to the 2016 Bluffton Tree Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 5:00pm at Bluffton Town Hall (20 Bridge Street) on Friday, December 2nd.

On Saturday, December 3rd will be the Annual Town of Bluffton Christmas Parade.  The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. Streets will begin closing at 8:00 a.m.

December 2nd and December 3rd, 2016

Downtown Bluffton


Annual Oyster Roast – Sponsored by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society

Join BHPS as they host their annual Oyster Roast from 5-8 pm at the Oyster Factory Park.

December 3, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Oyster Factory Park

For more information, call 843.757.6293.


Gullah Food Festival

Enjoy the taste of traditional Gullah food. Admission is free, tickets for food and drink will be available for purchase. Live entertainment will be provided by the Smooth N’ Groove Band.

December 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For more information, call 843.681.3254.


Lowcountry Holiday Market and Festival

The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County presents a unique, family-friendly holiday event, which will offer something for everyone. Hosted by the Blue Heron Nature Center in Ridgeland, this event will take place on December 3rd.

Admission to the event is free. The kids will enjoy bounce houses, train rides, cookie decorating, a visit with Santa and much more. Christmas music will be performed by the Nautical Wheelers and “A Christmas Story” performed by the Columbia Marionette Theater. The day will also include a bake sale, pet holiday costume contest as well as local artisans and vendors selling holiday treasures and treats. There will be an additional charge for food, some activities, and vendor goods.

December 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Blue Heron Nature Center

For more information, call 843.540.4485.


Outdoor Movie “Miracle on 34th Street”

Enjoy the classic movie, “Miracle on 34th Street”, under the stars and the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. Benches and fire pits for marshmallow roasting will be provided.

December 3, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Harbour Town


Small Wonders at the SOBA Gallery

Small Wonders is an exhibit of unique and tiny art, each piece less than 10” in any direction, on display from December 5th through 31st at the SOBA Gallery. Consider shopping for unusual gifts this holiday season: in addition to the small works, an array of art including paintings, 3-dimensional art and photographs will be on hand.

December 5th – December 31st, 2016

SOBA Gallery

For more information, call 843.757.6586.


Hilton Head Choral Society’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Concert

The Sounds of Christmas will fill the sanctuary at the First Presbyterian Church on December 9th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This concert has become an Island holiday tradition with musical treats for audience members of all ages. Filled with the sentiment and spirit of the season, this concert features a musical sleigh overflowing with traditional holiday tunes and carols, presented in new and interesting ways. From traditional carols to generational family favorites and iconic Christmas songs of Bing Crosby, like “White Christmas” and “The Little Drummer Boy,” you’re guaranteed to leave the concert filled with the spirit of the holidays.

December 9th, 2016

First Presbyterian Church

For more information, call 843.341.3818.


Outdoor Movie “Polar Express”

Enjoy the classic family movie, “Polar Express”, under the stars and the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. Benches and fire pits for marshmallow roasting will be provided.

December 10th, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Harbour Town


 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

This heartwarming holiday musical is perfect for the whole family. Featuring a beloved and hum-able score, this is the story of two friends who put on a show in a Vermont inn and find their perfect mates in the bargain.

December 7th – December 31st, 2016

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

For more information, call 888.860.2787.


Head Symphony Orchestra

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Pops! Enjoy the sounds of the season with Conductor John Morris Russell featuring the heart-warming, animated film “The Snowman”. 2016 Youth Concerto Competition winner, Haeum Kim, will make her debut with the HHSO at this event.

December 11th, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

December 12th, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

For more information, call 843.842.2055.


Olli’s Lowcountry Community Concert Band Offers Veterans Day Salute

Conducted by Benny Ferguson and David Hershey, the program will feature music to honor all veterans, including a medley of “Anchors Away”, “The Caisson Song”, “Semper Paratus”, the Marines’ Hymn and “The U.S. Air Force”.  Several stirring marches will be performed including “Americans We” by Henry Fillmore, “The Washington Post” by John Philip Sousa and “National Emblem” by E. E. Bagley.

December 11th, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

For more information, call 843.842.2055.


Jingle Jingle Run

The Jingle Jingle Run is a family 5K run & health walk will follow a course around the Hilton Head Hospital campus.

December 24th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Hilton Head Hospital

For more information, call 843.757.8520.


Holiday Fun in Harbour Town

Meet around the Liberty Oak to watch classic holiday movies, roast marshmallows and enjoy train rides, games, and activities.  Movie and marshmallow roasting starts at 6pm.  Admission is complimentary with the donation of a canned food item for the Deep Well Project.  Train rides are $5/passenger.

December 26th – December 30th, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Harbour Town

For more information, call 843.842.1979.



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