Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights
9 Ways to Spend the Holidays on Georgia's Coast
Visit Georgia's coast in November and December to enjoy a classic coastal holiday.
Shop for fine art and gifts on St. Simons Island Dec. 1-2, 2018, at the Mistletoe Market at Postell Park. Choose from pottery, jewelry, photography and more in a festive outdoor island holiday atmosphere.
Shop small, heading to Historic Downtown Brunswick Dec. 7, 2018, for the First Friday event. Enjoy the galleries, shops and businesses that will be open late serving wine and snacks, with live music in the squares.
Watch a Movie Outdoors
Many Georgia towns frequently hold outdoor movie nights in the spring, summer and autumn. Thanks to mild temperatures, coastal towns get to extend that practice well into the fall. On Nov. 23, 2018, take your family to Movie on the Green at Jekyll Island Beach Village where they’ll be showing "The Santa Clause."
Experience Christmas Past
On Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018, the Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas welcomes guests to a celebration of the holiday season in the style of plantation life in the 1850s.
Enjoy colonial refreshments, a yule log, bonfire, caroling and dancing at Fort Morris in Midway, Georgia, during Colonial Christmas on Dec. 8, 2018.
Watch a Parade
Tour Festively Decorated Homes
Tour the cottages in Jekyll Island's Historic District Dec. 1-Dec. 31, 2018, to admire the historic homes adorned for the holidays. Combine that with Christmas Twilight Tours Saturdays in December and enjoy special evening trolley rides, a stop at Faith Chapel, and music and refreshments at Indian Mound Cottage.
On Dec. 26-30, 2018, enjoy Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight of the Davenport House in Savannah with light refreshments and music.
Go Ice Skating
Nothing says classic winter fun more than a turn on the ice. The Jekyll Island Skating Village sets up shop Nov. 17, 2018, - Jan. 6, 2019. Children are welcome to skate, however rental skates start at a size 9.
Relax in Classic Accommodations
When you're visiting Georgia's coast, stay at one of the historic hotels decorated for the holiday season like the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island, which adds a large, decorated tree to its recently renovated lobby.
The Jekyll Island Club Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a variety of holiday-centric activities, including teas, workshops and a bagpiper throughout the season.