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Nothing makes us feel the merry magic of the holidays like the beauty of the Lowcountry. If you’re looking for ways to rouse some holiday spirit, our communities are full of holiday happenings to brighten your season and prompt yuletide joy. From Bluffton to Hilton Head, here are some of the many events to help you take full advantage of the Christmas season here on the coast.

2020 Holiday Events in Hilton Head

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Christmas Village in South Beach | Details Here

Come to the South Beach Marina Village to write letters for Santa, enjoy holiday treats, and take in one of the most beautiful light displays in the Lowcountry. Children (and pets) can meet Santa for pictures and cocoa during various times throughout the season!

When: Nov. 29-Dec. 22, 2020


Holiday Pops with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra | Details Here

There’s nothing like magnificent music from talented musicians to remind us of the beauty and joy that the holidays are all about. Partake in some musical magic with the talent of young cellist Raymond Tsai, the beautiful soprano voice of Mikki Sodergren, and HHSO’s wonderful John Morris Russel serving as conductor.

When: Dec. 6, 2020 • 4PM

Dec. 7, 2020 • 7:30PM


Watch “A Christmas Story” Under Liberty Oak | Details Here

Watch a beloved Christmas classic under the beautiful branches of the Liberty Oak at Harbour Town. With a fire-pit to roast marshmallows and free admission with the donation of any canned food item (to benefit the Deep Well Project) this festive family-friendly activity reminds us to embrace the spirit of giving this holiday season.

When: December 7, 2020 • 7-9PM

2020 Holiday Events in Beaufort

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Southern Living Showcase Home | Details Here

This beautiful Lowcountry home has been open for tours throughout November but starting on December 1, will reopen as a fully decorated holiday haven. Experience the joy and merriment of a beautifully decorated home without having to completely deck your own halls this year. Tickets are for sale online or at the Habersham Land Company office.

When: Dec.1-27, 2020


Festival of Trees | Details Here

If you’re looking to keep your social distance while partaking in holiday fun, stop by the Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort to enjoy the beautiful decorations at your own pace on a walking or driving tour. While there are opportunities to shop and dine, the tour itself is festive and free!

When: Dec. 1-31, 2020

2020 Holiday Events in Bluffton

Society of Bluffton Artists’ Annual Holiday Boutique | Details Here

Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list at SOBA’s 8th Annual Holiday Boutique. Local artists showcase their works and vendors sell trinkets that include jewelry, etched glassware, wreaths, and floral arrangements. If you’re still searching for some boughs of holly and the right decor, there are plenty of handmade holiday decorations to choose from!

When: Nov.19-Dec.19, 2020 • 11AM-3PM Sunday through Wednesday; 10AM-5PM Thursday through Saturday


Bluffton Farmers’ Market | Details Here

Though the Bluffton Farmers’ Market is a year-round event, there’s no better time than now to start experimenting with fresh foods and produce in your homemade holiday feasts with family. Local vendors bring decadent homemade dishes and lovely artisan crafts to sell, as well. We suggest you come hungry and ready to shop!

When: Every Thursday 2020 (closed Thanksgiving)

2020 Holiday Events in Savannah

A Night at the Theatre with “A Christmas Tradition” | Details Here

The show must go on! Live performances are good for the soul and the Savannah Theatre has the social-distancing protocol in place to keep this beloved Christmas show safe this season. See Frosty, Santa, and his dancing reindeer in this funny and festive holiday treat.

When: Nov. 26-Dec. 24, 2020


Savannah Christmas Market | Details Here

Nothing will have your spirit as bright as a stroll among the twinkling lights of the Plant Riverside District in Savannah. Enjoy holiday music, street performances, food specials, and pictures with Santa Claus himself throughout the season!

When: Nov. 27, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021


No matter how you’re celebrating Christmas in the Lowcountry, there are plenty of events in our community to bring you tidings of comfort and joy in 2020.


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