Nat’l Write a Friend Month | 7th - Pearl Harbor Day | 24th - Channukah | 25th - Christmas | 31st - Make Up Your Mind Day
Through Jan 1 HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTS
Stroll along the harbour in Sea Pines Resort enjoying illuminated seasonal figures with towering Christmas tree center piece display. Official tree lighting- 7:30 pm during Gregg Russell concert. More info: Liz Smith, 864-842-1935.
DEC 1-23 HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
10- 5 pm Mon-Sat., 11:30-3pm, Sundays. Collection of local gifts, small paintings, cards, décor and more. SOBA Gallery, corner of Church and Calhoun streets, Old Town Bluffton. Information: 842-757-6586, sobagallery.com
DEC 2 WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL
4-8 pm., Hayrides, carnival games, children’s parade and special North Pole visitors. Sponsored by Pink Magazine and Island Rec Center at Shelter Cove Park, HHI. Information: islandreccenter.org/events. See ad page 65.
DEC 2 ART TALK
3-6 pm “Drop-in” featuring Artist Judy Drummond. Location: The Gallery, 203-B Main Street, HHI. See ad page 54.
DEC 2 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
5-8 pm., Samples, prizes and specials at Hilton Head Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, 35 Bill Fries Drive, Bldg E, HHI. Call 843-681-4088 for more information. See ad page 18.
DEC 3, 10 & 17 Toast the season
Toast the season at Village at Wexford. Enjoy the outdoor market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a wine tasting with live music 2-5 p.m. and shop and sip with Santa 2-5 p.m.
DEC 3 GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING PARTY
10 am – noon at First Presbyterian Church, HHI. $10 fee per house; 540 William Hilton Pkwy., call 843-681-3696.
DEC 4 INTERNATIONAL CAROL SUITE
3 pm, Original choral work World Premiere of Mark Hayes’ “International Carol Suite”- conducted by the composer. Free. First Presbyterian Church, HHI, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., HHI. Call 843-681-3696 or fpchi.org
DEC 5 ACCESSORY SALE
11am – 7 pm, Hundreds of new and gently used vintage real and costume jewelry, handbags, wallets, belts and more. Proceeds support Melanoma research by Hadassah Medical Org. Location: Lowcountry Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 10 Simmonsville Rd. Bluffton. Information: 843-705-2501.
DEC 5-24 FREE HOLIDAY MOVIES
Mondays and Saturdays at 10 am; Coligny Theatre, Coligny Plaza,
1 N. Forest Beach Drive, HHI. 843-842-6050. See the ad page 24 for holiday movie titles.
DEC 5, 12, & 19 MEDITATION MONDAYS
DEC 7- 31 WHITE CHRISTMAS
Irving Berlin’s classic heartwarming musical with matinees and nighttime performances; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, HHI. Box office: 843-842-ARTS or www.artshhi.com. See ad page 6.
DEC 7 COOLSCULPTING LUNCH
11:30 am., Learn all about CoolSculpting with staff from Hilton Head Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, 35 Bill Fries Dr., Bldg. E, HHI. Please RSVP by Dec 5; call 843-681-4008; see ad page 18.
DEC 7 CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON & HOLIDAY JUBILEE
11:30 am, sponsored by Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection, at Hampton Hall Clubhouse, with guest singer and comedienne; Tempe Brown. $25 tickets in advance by Nov 30: 843.705.7604
DEC 8 PINK PARTINI
5:30 - 8 p.m. Ruby Lees South. Come out for the Largest Ladies' Night Out in the Lowcountry. Enjoy drink specials, appetizer samplers, music, dancing and great prizes. Isn't it time you partini-ed?
DEC 8 MEET THE AUTHOR
5 p.m.- Meet Denny Fraser, author of Law School at Fifty, at Art & Soul, 1509 Main Street Village, HHI. Wine & Cheese reception; see the ad page 23.
DEC 9 HISTORY FORUM WITH NIC BUTLER
3 pm; in Community Room at Coastal Discovery Museum, 111 Mathews Drive, HHI. Historian Nic Butler speaks on “Escaping Slavery in Early South Carolina”. $10 pp; members, $5. Reservations required, please call 843-689-6767 ext. 224 or www.coastaldiscovery.org
DEC 24- JINGLE JINGLE RUN
9 am, start. 25th annual event sponsored by Hilton Head Hospital, the 5K Run and Health Walk; course on hospital campus and Main Street. Please wear seasonal costumes. T-Shirts, jingle bells, hot cider, door prizes, and awards. Fees and information: 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.
DEC 24- CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Four Christmas Eve Services to choose from at St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church at Bluffton and Hilton Head Island sanctuaries; see the ad page 48.
JAN 12- MEMORY FEST
1-4 pm, at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, HHI. $35 per person – this New Year’s resolution event is sponsored by Memory Matters. Tickets: 843-842.6688.