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Upcoming Festivals & Events

Throughout Georgia’s Golden Isles, every season shines with activities and new experiences: art and antique shows, festivals, food and wine events, historic celebrations, performing arts, clinics, themed tours and races. Regardless of which month you choose to visit the Golden Isles, there will be an event or festival to add to your fun and enjoyment. Check out our signature annual events here.

To submit a tourism-related event for our calendar, please email events@goldenisles.com

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E.g., 11/25/2017
E.g., 11/25/2017

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There are 30 events happening between November 25th and December 25th, 2017.

Oil Painters of America at Anderson Fine Art Gallery

November 17th to December 17th, 2017

Anderson Fine Art Gallery on St. Simons Island, GA will be hosting the Oil Painters of America 2017 Eastern Regional Exhibition Of Representational Oils November 17th-December 17th. This is a juried show open to all members of the OPA living in states east of the Mississippi River.

Jekyll Island Skating Village

Jekyll Island Skating Village

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November 18th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018

Jekyll Island Skating Village
Open November 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Merry Artists Christmas Gift Sale

Merry Artists Christmas Gift Sale

November 24th to December 31st, 2017

Come shop on an island paradise. Visit the Goodyear Cottage, in the historic district on Jekyll Island, for one-of-a-kind gifts made by the artists of the Jekyll Island Arts Association. You will be sure to find the most unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Merry Shrimpmas | Jekyll Island

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November 24th to 25th, 2017

This year, and this year only, we’re having a special festival that merges some of the most beloved elements from the Shrimp & Grits Festival and the Tree Lighting celebration into a new, two-day event – Merry Shrimpmas.

Holiday Arts and Craft Market

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November 25th to 26th, 2017

Holiday Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island.

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday

Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

Holidays in History on Jekyll Island

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This listing is Family Friendly
November 25th to December 31st, 2017

Jekyll Island is transformed for the holiday season. The Historic District decorated in Christmas grandeur and special themed tours take guests back in time to Christmas during the Club era.

Literary Guild Film Series | Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina"

November 27th to 29th, 2017

Join us for a discussion and showing of two versions of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" followed by a discussion. Presented by the St. Simons Literary Guild, St. Simons Public Library.

Literary Guild Film Series | A Sense of an Ending

November 29th, 2017

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents A Sense of an Ending, UK, 2017, directed by Ritesh Batra. Retired and living alone, Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) learns of long-kept secrets from his past and realizes that his own memories are filled with errors.

Santa Cinema

December 1st, 2017

Come enjoy a movie with Santa! Each child will visit with Santa, parents will have the opportunity to take photos and Santa will have a special treat for each child. The Christmas classics, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will be shown every half hour in the theater.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

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December 1st, 2017

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 - 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick.

Christmas at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Hofwyl Broadfield 37th Annual Christmas Tour

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December 1st to 2nd, 2017

Visitors will walk along the illuminated path under centuries old oaks and will be treated to a guided tour of the antebellum rice plantation.

Sea Island Half Marathon

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December 2nd, 2017

The Sea Island Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K are all run on Sea Island. Race entries are limited and early registration is suggested.

All participants will receive:

Magnolia Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes

December 2nd, 2017

Step back in time and tour 6 historic Victorian homes decorated for the season.

Tour 10:00am-3:00pm
Bake Sale at Old City Hall 10:00am-4:00pm.

Mistletoe Market

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December 2nd to 3rd, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to announce its seventh annual Mistletoe Market. This fine art and gift market has become a mainstay of the Golden Isles’ holiday festivities.

Santa Claus is coming to Golden Isles Olive Oil

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December 2nd, 2017

Join us as we get in the Holiday Spirit. Santa Claus is coming to Golden Isles Olive Oil.

Santa at the Rink

Santa at the Rink

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December 2nd to 9th, 2017

Can’t make it to the Tree Lighting to see Santa? No worries! He’ll make special trips back to Jekyll Island at the Skating Village.

This event is free. Admission is required skate at the Skating Village.

Full Moon Porching Social

Full Moon Porching Social

December 2nd, 2017

Celebrate the full moon rising over Jekyll Island with the best moon watching ingredients…cocktails, comfy chairs and great company.

Christmas Twilight Tours

Christmas Twilight Tours 2017

December 2nd to 30th, 2017

Exclusive to the holiday season, enjoy a special evening trolley ride through the National Historic Landmark District highlighting the story of Christmas on Jekyll Island.

A Merry Mixer 2017

December 2nd, 2017

Shaking It Up To Benefit the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center, will be held Saturday, December 2 at Halyards and Tramici restaurants on St. Simons Island. The continuing goal of this event is to raise funds for the Elizabeth F.

Moonrise Party at ECHO

Moonrise Party at ECHO

December 2nd to 4th, 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature's beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO - St. Simons' only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.

Brunswick Christmas Parade

The Brunswick Christmas Parade

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This listing is Family Friendly
December 2nd, 2017

This annual community parade takes place on the first Saturday in December. Starting at 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

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December 2nd, 2017

Get your Christmas Spirit on and join the Golden Isles Sailing Club’s Christmas Boat Parade to welcome the holiday season. Set for Saturday, December 2. The parade will start at Brunswick Landing Marina and travel towards the Sidney Lanier Bridge and back.

Paint with Santa

December 5th, 2017

Santa is coming! This is by far our most popular event of the year. We love to welcome our best friend from the North Pole and all our little friends from our community. Before you check out, you will choose a reservation time between 3:30-6:30.

Golden Isles Live Presents The Nelons

December 8th, 2017

With tight family harmonies, timeless songs and a passion for worship, The Nelons have been captivating audiences for four decades.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Presents A Christmas Carol

December 8th to 10th, 2017

Featuring a talented cast of local actors the show is done just as it would have been done in the 1940s as a live radio drama - in front of a live audience, with period costume and sound effects.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 8-10, 2017

Fri-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 3pm

Jekyll Island Comic Con

December 9th to 10th, 2017

Jekyll Comic Con is Southeast Georgia’s Premiere multi-day Pop Culture event attracting thousands of attendees of all fandoms.

Jill Stanford Dance Center presents The Grinch

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December 9th to 10th, 2017

Jill Stanford Dance Center presents The Grinch at the Glynn Academy Auditorium

Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m.

Lighthouse Trolley Island Tour of Lights

Christmas Tour of Lights

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December 13th to 24th, 2017

Join Lighthouse Trolleys for their Annual Fendig Family Christmas Tour of Lights! The 90-minute tour will be offered daily from December 13-24 at 7:00pm and 7:30pm. Tour departs in front of the St. Simons Pier. Adults are $20 and children are $10. Private tours may be arranged as well.

Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade

Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade

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December 16th, 2017

Santa has his sleigh, and Jekyll Island has golf carts! Join in the fun of the festive Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade, where golf carts don their Christmas best and jingle all the way to Beach Village.

Mixology 101 with John Sabbe

December 16th, 2017

Shaken or Stirred?

Come learn a few new tricks and mixes at the bar with John Sabbe!
John Sabbe is currently a bartender at Tipsy McSway’s located in Brunswick, Ga. John has a diverse background ranging from a certified coffee master, bartender, brewer, and cook.