Sometimes the harsh winter cold and constant snowfall can get to be too much, and as nice as having a white Christmas can be, sometimes you want to get away from it all and enjoy some warmer weather and not worry about shoveling your driveway. Hilton Head Island is a great destination for that very thing, and it’s filled with opportunities to hit the beaches. In fact, it stays warm enough that on some sunny days you’ll even be able to go for a swim if the weather’s right.

Hilton Head Island also has its fair share of Christmas-themed events for you to enjoy while you’re visiting. Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the holiday spirit, giving you the best of both worlds. That being said, here are some recommendations for things to do while you’re spending Christmas in Hilton Head Island.

Brunch with Santa

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa will host an all-ages event where you can participate in their annual brunch with Santa. Guests will be treated to a brunch buffet, raffle, cookie decorating, hot cocoa bar, arts and crafts, and there’s plenty of spare time to get photos with Santa before you head out. This is a wonderful way to enjoy some delicious and seasonal-themed cuisine with a holiday twist. Tickets are available to purchase online.

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Holiday Fun in Harbour Town

Centered around the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town, this event will treat you to viewings of classic holiday movies, roasted marshmallows, and train rides around the harbor. It’s a great family friendly event for a good cause, because entry is free as long as you provide at least a single canned food item for the Deep Well charity, so get in the generous holiday spirit and help those less fortunate while having some fun.

Gregg Russell Christmas Concert

If you’re in town on December 23rd, embrace the festive holiday vibes during an enchanting evening at Harbour Town. Delight in the melodic tunes of Gregg Russell as he strums his guitar, serenading audiences of all ages with beloved seasonal songs. After the concert, anticipate a delightful surprise visit from Santa Claus himself! This heartwarming event is free for all to enjoy.

Hit the Beaches in Your Spare Time

Though this might seem like it goes without saying, you’ll have a great time hitting the beaches while you’re visiting the island. They’re absolutely gorgeous year-round, and since you’re visiting outside of peak season, you’ll have plenty of extra space to enjoy the peace and quiet. You’ll be able to walk for hours every day if you like, and with miles of beach to explore, you can always find something new.

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Explore the Island

With plenty of fine dining and shopping all in a relatively short distance, you can spend plenty of time taking in the sights and finding what helps make Hilton Head Island the unique place that it is. Since it doesn’t ever get down to freezing weather, you might enjoy renting a bike and taking it for a ride around the island. It’s a great way to get around, and you can make plenty of different stops in a short amount of time.

Enjoy Christmas Dinner in Your Vacation Home

Christmas dinner is often the main event of the holiday, giving family and friends a chance to get together and show their appreciation for each other over a nice meal. Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on dinner, because our vacation rentals come with fully equipped kitchens. You’ll love using our modern appliances to put together the Christmas meal of your dreams, and you’ll have plenty of space to make that happen. You can even put together a uniquely local meal by getting ingredients on the island.

With plenty of open seating space, you and the family can gather at the dining room table to have a traditional sit down with each other, and when dinner finally comes to a close, head to the living room to share your gifts with each other. Experience Christmas in a new way in your home away from home.

Christmas in Hilton Head Island Is Waiting

Coastal Vacation Rentals wants to make sure you have the best Christmas vacation possible. We’ve put together a portfolio of gorgeous rentals with the best views on the island, and they come in all shapes and sizes to make sure there’s room for everyone. With a long list of different amenities and locations to choose from, our agents will answer any and all questions you have to make sure you find the right home for you. Get in touch with us now to get your vacation started!