Celebrate the Season at these Tybee Holiday Events
The most wonderful time of the year is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! The holiday season is a time to gather with loved ones and take part in all sorts of fun festivities. Christmastime on Tybee is extra special as the island is transformed into a winter wonderland — albeit a warm one — complete with glittering decorations and a host of holiday happenings that are sure to get you in the spirit. There’s a flurry of activities taking place throughout the island that you won’t want to miss, so mark your calendars for these upcoming holiday events.
Upcoming Holiday Events
Tybee Christmas Parade
The annual Christmas Parade returns Friday, Dec. 1 from 6:30–8 p.m. The parade will kick off from 6th Street and continue down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street. Watch in wonder as shining lights illuminate the path leading Santa into town. It’s a magical, memorable time for the whole family.
The Tybee Post Theater will soon host Christmas Americana, a riveting and nostalgic journey through holiday seasons past and present, taking place Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. The afternoon will include spirited performances by talented acts like The World Famous Crabettes; Black Nativity, the Performing Arts Collective of Savannah; Alex Richardson & the Chandler Institute Trio and several others. Genres span from classic tunes to contemporary hits, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this enchanting event.
The Land of the Sweets
The Tybee Ballet Theatre invites you to enter “The Land of the Sweets” in a captivating reimagining of the Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker.” Tybee Ballet Theatre’s saccharine spin is an original production that is inclusive and relatable to viewers of all ages. Performances will take place at The Post Saturday, Dec. 9 at 3 and 7 p.m. as well as Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. The Sunday show will be followed by an exclusive afterparty featuring appetizing food and drinks and a meet and greet with cast members. If you’re a passionate patron of the arts, you should plan to be in attendance.
A Very Merry Cookie Crawl
You’ve probably heard of a bar crawl, but what about a cookie crawl? Head to Tybee’s North End on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 12–4 p.m. for A Very Merry Cookie Crawl. Visit each participating location — which includes island staples like Seaside Sisters, Misty Marsh and Pelican’s Palette, among others — to complete your cookie passport and be entered into a drawing for the coveted Holly Jolly Wreath, which is covered in gift cards from participating businesses worth more than $350. That’s a gift that keeps on giving!
The 1940’s Holiday Radio Show
Take a thrilling journey back in time to the golden era of radio. The 1940’s Holiday Radio Show celebrates the iconic glamor of yore complete with musical and comedic performances and vintage commercials. With performances Dec. 14–16 at 8 p.m at the Post., the variety show is a special opportunity to enjoy the holiday magic of a bygone era while keeping alive its extraordinary entertainment value.
Tybee Tour de Lights
Now in its 14th year, the Tybee Tour de Lights is an annual fundraiser hosted by A-J’s Dockside. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 16, including a parade, contest, door prizes, silent auction and live entertainment. For a $25 registration fee, participants can adorn their bikes or golf carts with festive decorations and bright lights. Show off your ride in the parade and compete for the best decorated title. The Tour de Lights is truly a highly-anticipated spectacle.
Tybee Tour de Art – Holiday Market
Tybee’s seasonal art market, Tour de Art returns to North End Dec. 16 from 12–5 p.m. Featuring 50+ vendors offering a wide array of artisanal goods, Tour de Art presents a great opportunity to shop for unique stocking stuffers and holiday gifts that your loved ones will cherish for years to come.
Home for the Holidays
Maxine Patterson School of Dance will take the stage at the Tybee Post Theater on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. for their dynamic “Home for the Holidays” performance. Watch as young, talented dancers leave it all on the stage, as they enthrall the audience with their grace and skill. The performance is a festive celebration of the holiday spirit featuring various genres of dance.
Free Paint Party — “The Nativity Scene”
On Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 3–5 p.m., Pelican’s Palette will host a free paint party where attendees can create their very own nativity scene. Instructor Gloria Dalton will lead attendees step-by-step to recreate a beautiful nativity scene that’s picture perfect for the holiday season. No experience is required and all materials will be provided, so just bring yourself and some holiday cheer to spread among participants.
Tybee Post Theater is rounding out the holiday season with special screenings of Christmas classics leading up to the holiday. Catch “White Christmas” starring Bing Crosby and Phil Davis Thursday, Dec. 21; followed by Will Ferrill’s “Elf” Friday, Dec. 22 and “The Polar Express” on Saturday, Dec. 23. Each day, the movies will play at 3 and 7 p.m., adding a welcome dose of winter wonder to your holiday celebrations.