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17 Dec 2021

The halls of Hilton Head are decked–as are the decks of many of our boats–and our palm trees are trimmed! The whole island is full of good cheer, joy, and festive events to take part in.

A can’t miss stop is the Holiday Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Get your gift shopping on as your stroll around the shops and restaurants while taking in the spectacular light show throughout the center all season long!  The amazing 28 foot decorated tree in the park along Broad Creek is the perfect spot for holiday picture taking! All of the merchants look forward to welcoming you with that special Lowcountry southern hospitality that will–along with all the dazzling lights–truly brighten your holiday season!

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making stops themselves throughout this holiday season. Meet up with the merry couple near Francesca's. And have those phones ready to capture the magical moments! Check out the full schedule here:

New Year 2022

Ring in 2022 at the Harbour Towne Light House New Year’s Eve Celebration: A festive New Year's Eve ball drop from the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. You can enjoy fabulous food, fun, entertainment, and live music throughout Harbour Town. Then gather together to count down the ball drop not just once, but twice (for those who can stay awake for midnight)! They will have two drops: 7:00 PM and midnight. The event runs from 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM. 

New Year’s Eve, and all that jazz! The iconic Jazz Corner in the Shops at Wexford presents the Noel Freidline Quintet featuring the evocative Maria Howell. There are two concerts: one at 5:00 PM and one at 8:00 PM (both are $165 per person) That includes: Concert with The Noel Freidline Quintet featuring Maria Howell, 4 course dinner, champagne toast, and party favors.After rocking the night away on the 31st, you can keep on rocking on the first day of 2022 with a tribute concert of Grateful Dead music at Coligny Theatre! If you love the Grateful Dead and their staggering catalog of songs, you’ll love this show. This event is thrown in spirit for Hilton Head Island’s food and beverage community so they can have a great time since many of them are working on New Years Eve, but all are welcome! It’s called the “Day of The Dead for Food & Bev.” It’s hosted at Coligny Theatre on January 1, 2022. With doors opening at 5:00 PM, and the show starting a little after 6 PM! Come rock in the New Year with Zach Stevens, Martin Lesch, Matt Robbins, Nate Douglas, John Cranford, Ben Hughey and maybe even some surprise guests!

What’s the perfect thing to do after a night of celebrating? Sleep in, and then get your brunch on with delicious and decadent breakfast and lunch fare–and maybe a Bloody Mary and Mimosa or two! From mouthwatering bennys with southern and seafood twists to OMG Omelettes to chicken and waffles and much more, here are some of the top Hilton Head’s top restaurants for brunch:

  • A Lowountry Backyard
  • Watusi Cafe
  • Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
  • Nectar Farm Kitchen
  • Lucky Rooster
  • Skull Creek Boat House

Beyond these exciting events and celebrations of the season, Hilton Head has plenty to offer. As the weather can still be mild at this time of year there are 12 miles of beach to enjoy for a stroll or bike ride. Plus, there are more than 30 golf courses on the island–many of them world-class tracks–to go for birdies on. In fact, no other location has this unique blend of all the upscale amenities and activities one could want, balanced with an idyllic, natural coastal habitat.

Yes, Hilton Head Island is a special place, but it’s even more so during the magical and festive holiday season. To truly enjoy your time here you’ll want a place to stay that’s equally as special, and no other property management group can do that better than The Vacation Company. As the leading property management and vacation rental company on the island, we offer you an exclusive portfolio of nearly 400 Hilton Head properties in Sea Pines, North and South Forest Beach, Shipyard, Shelter Cove, Palmetto Dunes and other mid-island beach communities. We’ve got it all, from breathtaking oceanfront estates to beach-chic golf course villas. Let one of our local island experts plan your perfect holiday escape from the hustle and bustle. Because at The Vacation Company, we bring you only the best Hilton Head Island has to offer.