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The holiday season is here and Hilton Head is buzzing with excitement. If you're planning a vacation to Hilton Head over the holidays, you're in luck. There are tons of fun festive events happening on the island throughout November and December. In addition, you can use the code WINTER2019 to book your Hilton Head vacation home for 20% off through the rest of 2019! Check out the fun holiday events in Hilton Head and start planning your Hilton Head holiday trip today!

1. Holiday Wine Tasting Exhibition: November 21, 2019

The Rooftop Bar at Poseidon is hosting a special holiday event for wine-lovers on November 21st. The Holiday Wine Tasting Exhibition features over 50 premiere wines and delicious hors d'oerves prepared by Chef Chris Carge. Additionally, guests can enjoy live entertainment from The Dueling Piano Show. Tickets are just $35 and the event takes place 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

2. Christmas Tree Lighting: November 23, 2019

On November 23rd, join in on the holiday festivities from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The Christmas Tree Lighting has something everyone in your family can enjoy. There will be fun kids activities like crafts and caroling, but there will also be holiday treats, an art market, and a special performance from "Kiss Me, Kate."

This year, they're even adding two new events, The Pup Parade and a Puppy Pageant, so be sure to dress up your furry friends in Christmas attire. Palmetto Animal League is also bringing adoptable pets, so you could even bring a new family member home with you this holiday season. In addition to adopting a pet, you can also give back to the Hilton Head community by donating non-perishable food items and toys for Deep Well. It's safe to say that this free event is one of the most anticipated days of the year!

3. Winter Wonderland Festival: December 6, 2019

Hilton Head's Winter Wonderland Festival is the perfect family-friendly Christmas event to enjoy on your holiday vacation. Head over to Shelter Cove Community Park from 4 pm to 8 pm on December 6th to enjoy carnival games, a children's parade, a golden candy cane hunt and so much more. Admission to the festival is free, but concessions, the trampoline bungee, and rock wall tickets are sold separately. Overall, this is a great kid-friendly event to get you into the Christmas spirit this December.

4. Bluffton Christmas Parade: December 7, 2019

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The Annual Bluffton Christmas Parade takes place on December 7th at 10 am. Grab your blankets and your loved ones and cozy up to watch this festive Christmas parade this holiday season. Enjoy appearances from Santa and amazing floats. The parade begins at 10 am, but streets start closing at 8 am, so be sure to get there early enough to find a spot on the route!

4. Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island: December 6-9, 2019

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If you love learning about history, then Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island is the event for you this holiday season. Enjoy a weekend full of fun traditions celebrating this history of Hilton Head Island. There will be authentic low country food, historic church experiences, a holiday market, ancestry research, bike tours, trolley, and community tree lighting. Don't miss out on Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island December 6th-9th.

5. Bluffton Coffee & Chocolate Fest: December 14, 2019

If you love coffee and chocolate, then you'll love the Bluffton Coffee & Chocolate Fest. On December 14th from noon to 4 pm, head over to The Cottage Cafe, Bakery & Tea Room and enjoy free samples and tastings of delicious coffees and chocolates in addition to live music performed by Whitley Deputy and Ben Hughey. Additionally, festival specials will also be available for purchase. Furthermore, this event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton with a cakewalk and giveaways.

6. Annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run & Health Walk: December 24, 2019

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Burn off those extra holiday calories with the Annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk at 8 am on Christmas Eve. Additionally, holiday costumes are encouraged and the first 600 participants will get a long sleeve shirt, jingle bells, and a candy cane. Early registration is $32 and late registration is $38. Additionally, there will be a fun post-race party and award ceremony featuring Santa Claus, hot cocoa, cider, a kids fun run, door prizes, and music.

Overall, with so many fun holiday events happening in Hilton Head, it's easy to see what makes this town so fun this time of year. Between the Christmas festivities, beautiful beaches, and lovely weather, December is the perfect time to visit! Don't forget to book your holiday stay with the code WINTER2019 to get 20% off!

*WINTER2019 Sale lasts through December 31st, 2019.

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