December 2015 Events on Hilton Head and in Bluffton

Posted by on Monday, November 9th, 2015 at 3:38pm.

November 21, 2015 – January 3, 2013 - Dove Street Festival of Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Center

Dvoe Street Festival of Lights has been a Hilton Head Island holiday tradition for over 20 years. Hosted at the Shelter Cove Towne Center, visitors can experience a display of over 70,000 holiday lights. The event is presented by Kroger and the merchants of Shelter Cove town center. Enjoy nightly entertainment for all ages from 6PM to 10PM. The Deep Well Project and PEP (People for Exceptional People) will be accepting donations onsite. For a full schedule of events, Click Here

November 27, 2015 – January 1, 2016 – Harbour Town Lights

Stroll the harbour and experience beautifully illuminated seasonal figures and holiday lights all leading to a 30-foot lighted Christmas Tree in Harbour Town. The official tree lighting on November 28th at 7:30 will take place just after the Greg Russell Concert. As you enjoy the festivities at Harbour Town, bring a canned good or two or an unwrapped children’s toy and drop them off at the “Well” under the liberty oak. All donations benefit the non-profit, volunteer-based Deep Well Project. Deep Well has been serving the less fortunate on Hilton Head Island since 1973.

October 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 – 2015 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry welcomes you to the 2015 Public Art Exhibition, which will be held October 1 through December 31, 2015 at the beautiful Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island. The Exhibition showcases 20 large-scale outdoor sculptures by local and national artists.  The full exhibition, comprised of at least 20 pieces, takes the viewer “Around the Horn,” a nearly mile-long trail on the grounds of Coastal Discovery Museum. With views and access to two boardwalks onto Jarvis Creek and on Calibogue Sound, the path meanders through woodlands, planned gardens, a butterfly shed, beehives, as well as historic and contemporary structures along the edge of the creek. The path is lush and informal and may be picked up at any point and followed to a work of interest, for close examination and contemplation. It is an experience that combines art, nature, and a built environment in a context of discovery-rich culture.

The mission of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Public Art Exhibition is to be an important, internationally recognized platform for sculpture while educating and inspiring the Hilton Head Island community and its visitors. The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and the Public Art Committee oversees the Public Art Exhibition. The Public Art Committee is made up of Foundation board members, staff, professional consultants, Town of Hilton Head Island staff, local arts professionals, and community activists. The Public Art Fund Committee boasts an eight-year history of planning and programming, leveraging the arts to enhance the Town’s overall livability and create a distinct sense of place for residents and visitors alike. The inaugural Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island took place in the fall of 2011. There were over 300 artist applicants and over 28,000 visitors. In 2013 the artist applicant swelled to more than 500.  This is a biennial event that is supported significantly by the Town of Hilton Head Island and local businesses.

December 1, 2015 – December 29, 2015 – Farmers Market at Sea Pines Center

The market welcomes back some of your favorite vendors with lots of delicacies for your holiday dining including fresh local produce, pecans, freshly baked bread
and hot crossed buns. Set your table with hand made linens, wooden bowls and hand thrown pottery. Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookies and cakes. The market is open Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. through December 29, 2015.

December 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015 - Bluffton Farmer's Market

Every Thursday from 2pm - 6pm

Fresh, local produce (organic & traditional), plants, nuts, herbs, flowers, honey, cheese, milk, eggs, beef, pork, lamb, and seafood...

 Specialty items: kettle corn, spices, coffee, loose tea blends, smoothie boosters, cookies, galettes, treats, jams, salsa, dips, chutneys, sweets, chocolates, granolas, sprout breads, freshly baked goods & pastries, fresh pasta & sauces...

Prepared foods: bbq, whole beer-can chicken, curries, dumplings, gumbo, brick-oven pizza, oysters, shrimp, & other seafood...

December 3, 2015 – December 31, 2015 – Girls Night Out at The Rooftop Bar

Every Thursday at Poseidon

Starting at 4pm, we will be featuring $3 Cocktails & Martinis! Sip on a delicious Chocolate Martini, Rooftop Blue Martini, Pineapple Dream Martini or Cosmo! Craving some wine? We’re also featuring Quarter Carafes of House Wine for only $6.50! Don’t forget that we offer $2 off all appetizers during happy hour, from 4pm until 7pm. 

Stick around for a live music performance by The Will Snyder Band! The show starts at 7pm! No other band can emulate the talent of this quartet! Creatively modern and funky classic are just a few descriptors of their sounds. 

Throughout the evening, we are raffling off prizes, including a FACES Pamper Sampler (valued at $125), a $25 Copper Penny Gift Certificate and goodie bags from Pinnacle Plastic Surgery! Don’t miss out on your chance to treat yourself to the pampered life! This is definitely something you and your girlfriends can look forward to doing after work every single Thursday!

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, The Polar Express – A Holiday Celebration

December 6, 2015 at 4pm and December 7, 2015 at 8pm

John Morris Russell, Conductor, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Chorus

The Lowcountry’s favorite holiday tradition brings you the classic children’s story by Chris Van Allsburg set to the original music from the 2004 Motion Picture.  A charming and moving masterpiece of words, images and music.

December 5, 2015 – Oyster Roast

The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society is hosting a Oyster Roast Fundraiser on December 5th, 2015. The fundraiser will be held at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park from 5-8 pm. 

Local May River oysters and BBQ will be served at the event. 

Tickets are $30 per person, children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be sold in advance or at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Heyward House Historic Center at 843-757-6293.

December 11, 2015 – Hilton Head Choral Society’s The Sounds of Christmas “A Merrie Olde Christmas”

The Hilton Head Choral Society will ring in the Holiday Season as they present their annual Sounds of Christmas concert “A Merrie Olde Christmas” 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Join the Choral Society as they travel to England to celebrate Christmas with the music of legendary British composer, John Rutter. This concert is an Island tradition filled with musical treats for audiences of all ages. The Sounds of Christmas performed by the full chorus and orchestra, features traditional holiday tunes and carols in new and interesting ways. All seating is reserved and ticket prices are $20, $25, $30 or $35. Tickets may be ordered online or purchased at the door the night of the concert, if available. For more details, call 843-341-3818.

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