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As migrating birds take to the skies and a crisp breeze returns to the Lowcountry, it’s time to settle into the season and enjoy the festivities surrounding the holidays. Whether you’re a resident or an out-of-towner planning a visit, here is a roundup of can’t-miss events taking place in the Lowcountry this November and December.

Hilton Head Oyster Festival 2022

November 11 – November 12, 2022
Friday | 5-8PM
Saturday | 10AM-4PM
Where: Shelter Cove Community Park – 39 Shelter Cove Lane

All you can eat oysters AND live music? Yes, please. Take a trip to Hilton Head for the 2022 Hilton Head Oyster Festival, and you’ll also be treated to local favorites including Lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder, and chili. Hilton Head’s annual oyster festival is not an event to miss for the sea-foodie! This event has limited availability (and is very likely to sell out), so be sure to purchase tickets in advance.


  • $55 adults, $45 for children
  • Food provided by Roy’s Place Catering. Beverages provided by Southern Eagle and Coca-Cola.

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Bluffton Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 2, 2022 | 5:30 pm
Martin Family Park and DuBois Park (on Boundary Street in the Historic District of Bluffton)

Bluffton’s tree lighting ceremony and Christmas parade have become the official way to kick off the holiday season in the Lowcountry. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2 at Martin Family Park, followed by Santa’s Workshop at DuBois Park’s Pavilion. Grab your kids and some picnic blankets or chairs to enjoy The Grinch at 6:30 p.m.

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Bluffton Annual Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 10 am

If you’ve spent much time in Bluffton during the Holiday season, chances are you’ve heard of or attended the annual Bluffton Christmas Parade. This iconic event is a local favorite for good reason. Bring your family and friends out to the Bluffton Historic District on Saturday, December 3 at 10 am to take in the festivities.

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Movie Nights at Town Parks

December 16, 2022 | 6-8 pm
Bounce house and games begin at 5pm

The Town of Bluffton is hosting a final movie night of their 2022 series to bring Bluffton families together via Town Parks for the Holidays. Get to the park early to enjoy a bounce house and games beginning at 5 pm, and laugh together with your family as you enjoy Elf at Martin Family Park. Bring your own picnic blankets or chairs for maximum comfort.

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America’s Boating Club Hilton Head’s 1st Annual “Deck the Hulls” Christmas Boat Parade

December 3, 2022 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Skull Creek Waterway Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, SC 29926

Does the idea of enjoying Christmas lights on the water float your boat? For the first time ever this year, America’s Boating Club in Hilton Head is hosting a boat parade! This family fun, holiday event is free and open to the public. A wide array of boats decked out in their holiday best will take a parade route that meanders along the Skull Creek Corridor, and prizes will be awarded to captains who “deck the hulls” with the most spirit.

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Beaufort Homes for the Holidays 2022

November 19-20, 2022 starting at 11 am

You already know about historic downtown Beaufort’s Christmas boat parade – but have you heard about the “Homes for the Holidays” event? Find all the inspiration you need to deck your own halls while enjoying a walking tour of professionally decorated homes located just across from the Intracoastal Waterway. This year, enjoy perusing seven unique homes of all different architectural styles, plus a charming “Cookie Cottage.” All proceeds from the event will benefit Saint Peter’s Catholic School.

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Hampton Hall Holiday Home Tour

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 12-4 pm
Hampton Hall Club | 170 Hampton Hall Boulevard, Bluffton, SC 29910

If you miss the Beaufort Homes holiday tour, get ready “fore” some spirit and head to the Hampton Hall Club in Bluffton for Christmas home festivities! Your ticket price covers admission to the tour, refreshments, door prizes, and raffle opportunities. In true Hampton Hall style, ticket holders will travel in their own golf carts to each of the featured homes.

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The Salty Dog’s Christmas Village

South Beach Marina, Hilton Head Island

If you haven’t picked up a t-shirt from the Salty Dog, have you really been to the Lowcountry? The home of Hilton Head’s most ubiquitous souvenir is going all out for the 2022 holiday season every evening from Friday, November 25 until January 1. Thousands of lights and decorations are promised, making this the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit with family members young and old. Highlights of the Christmas Village include fireside adult Happy Hour specials daily from 4-6 pm, a South Beach visit from Santa every Saturday at 3 pm, Christmas trains at the Land’s End Christmas Tavern, and a South Beach Nativity Scene near Jake’s Cargo. Afterwards, guests will be treated to free hot cocoa, s’mores, and other Christmas treats by the fireside.

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Official Lighting of the South Beach Giant Tree

Friday, Nov 25, 2022 | South Beach Marina

Go green simply by catching the lighting of Hilton Head Island’s “greenest” Christmas tree – an iconic tree located on the South Beach Marina that’s festooned with 100% solar and wind powered lights! Live music and a fireside Happy Hour will both begin at 4 pm, with the official lighting of the tree happening at dusk (close to 5 pm).

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You haven’t experienced the best of the Lowcountry until you’ve spent a holiday season here celebrating with loved ones. If you’re looking to find the perfect home for the holidays, we’re here to help. Contact us today to discover the ideal home for creating holiday memories for years to come. 843-757-7712 | info@usserygroup.com


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