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Walking in a Lowcountry Wonderland: Celebrate the Holidays on Hilton Head Island

By Hilton Head Insider

What if you could leave all the planning behind this holiday season? Say goodbye to checklists, preparations, and online shopping, and instead, gather your household — the people who are the closest to you — in an enchanting place with warm breezes and salty waves? 

It sounds like a dream — but it doesn’t have to be. Celebrating the holidays on Hilton Head Island is the perfect way to round out the year with warmth, joy, and relaxation. 

Some of the best gifts come unwrapped, and the Lowcountry charm only grows during the holiday season. Vacation homes, twinkling lights, and seasonal feasts with your favorite flavors await.

Your Home for the Holidays

Steps from the ocean with all of the amenities you need for an oyster roast. Close to scenic leisure pathways for biking and surrounded by lush green golf courses. Pet-friendly, family-friendly, and just plain friendly. What’s on your perfect home-away-from-home wish list? 

Hilton Head Island has vacation homes and villa rentals in all shapes, sizes, and locations, so it’s easy to find a perfect match for you and your loved ones. Hilton Head Island has everything you need to plan your dream vacation, from luxurious resorts to laid-back accommodations.

Holiday Cheer

Worried the holidays just won’t be the same in balmy breezes and the warmth of the sun? Don’t worry! The festive spirit will still be here on Hilton Head Island, even if this year looks a bit different. And yes, even the man himself, Santa, makes an appearance (we hear this is his favorite island too!). Holidays on island time brings you experiences you didn’t know you wished for. 

In 2020, you can meet Santa on November 27th from 12:00-2:30 at the Neptune Statue at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, and on December 5th, 12th, and 19th in a socially safe setting from 5-7 PM at ArtWare, 28 Shelter Cove Lane.

Enjoy the holidays the Hilton Head Island way. Head to Shelter Cover Harbour and Marina, where you can stroll the boardwalk and see the marina and boats lit up with festive cheer, or enjoy a nightly drive thru Christmas light sightseeing display at the Firehouse Station #3 at 534 William Hilton Parkway.

Oh, the Weather Outside Is Delightful

Here on America’s Favorite Island®, there’s no need to bundle up and hibernate indoors when the temperature is comfortable all year long. And with perfect temperatures comes a full slate of outdoor activities. Pedal pathways on a family bike ride. Meander along winding trails with fresh air on your skin. Bask in lazy beach days and leisurely sunset strolls. Trade the swish of your skis for the ripple of a kayak. There are so many beautiful things that make Hilton Head Island so special. Be sure to have your cameras ready for those Insta-worthy moments!   

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