Destination holidays are a popular option for many families. Christmas for most is a time filled with nostalgia, love, and wonder. It is made even more special on the magical coast of Hilton Head Island.
Sea Pines of Hilton Head Island offers a memorable holiday experience. There are numerous holiday activities and events, delicious food, and refreshingly cool weather. Winter is one of the best times to visit Sea Pines, allowing visitors to experience the unique appeal of the island during the off-season.
Holiday Activities for Kids
There aren’t many more exciting things for children than Christmas. Hilton Head Island has some wonderful kid-friendly activities that will make their holiday season even more special.
Holiday Fun in Harbour Town
Holiday Fun in Harbour Town is a hit destination for families with children. Running from December 27th to December 29th, families can gather together to watch movies, toast marshmallows, participate in holiday activities, and take train rides. Admission is free with a canned food item, and train rides are five dollars per person.
Little Elf Workshop
Little Elf Workshop is an ideal spot for young children. Taking place on Saturday, December 14th, from 1 pm – 3 pm, where children can enjoy crafts, reindeer games, cookies, and hot chocolate. There will be a special visit from the Sea Pines Mascot, Albert the Alligator, as well. Attendees will be given elf ears and have the chance to write a letter to Santa.
Polar Pines Express Holiday Wagon Ride
The Polar Pines Express Holiday Wagon Ride is a festive event that will enchant children. They will take a wagon ride to the “North Pole,” hear the story of the Polar Express, create a conductor’s hat out of paper, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Reservations are required, so act fast.
Holiday Activities for Adults
The fun activities are not just for children. Adults can also enjoy a wide range of Sea Pines activities while enjoying their destination holiday.
Exploring Island Bike Trails
Enjoying the outdoors on the island a perfect way to spend the holiday season, especially for those who are from colder climates. Hilton Head is a beautiful place, boasting picturesque scenery and over 108 miles of paved trails. Adults can easily find Hilton Head bike rentals and explore the trails during the winter season’s idyllic cool weather.
30th Annual Taste of the Season
It is not a proper holiday season without a good party. The 30th Annual Taste of the Seasons allows holiday vacationers to don their party best, indulge in some of the best local treats available, and participate in a silent auction. The event takes place on December 6th, 2019, between 6-9 pm at Marriott Hilton Head Resort and Spa.
Holiday Activities for the Family
Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island is a family-friendly holiday destination. There are a variety of activities and events that the whole family can enjoy, including the following:
The Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees is an annual event that takes place at Sonesta Resort. Families can browse the beguiling display of Christmas trees and decor that are available for purchase. In the spirit of charity, all proceeds from the sales made during this ten-day event go to the Hilton Head Preparatory School Tuition Assistance Program. Of course, there will be a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus so that children can meet their holiday hero.
Santa at Shelter Cove Harbor and Marina
For those visiting around Christmas, Shelter Cove Harbor will be their annual post-Thanksgiving event, “Santa and Shopping Day.” There will be exclusive specials and sales throughout the harbor’s local shops and restaurants. Children can enjoy cookie decorating, music, and other kid’s activities between 11 am and 3 pm. Santa arrives at noon, and children will even be able to board a fire truck. This event takes place on Friday, November 29th, at Shelter Cove Harbor.
One of the best things about visiting Hilton Head Island for the Holiday season is the wonderfully inviting weather. Free from the oppressive summer heat and much warmer than the frigid Northern winter, visitors can enjoy a wide range of festive outdoor activities.
Winter Wonderland Festival
The Winter Wonderland Festival helps families jump feet first into the Christmas season. It takes place on Friday, December 6th, between 4-8 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park. The festival takes place outdoors, contributing to the long list of island activities that invite visitors to enjoy the great outdoors during their stay. There will be carnival games, a golden candy cane hunt, a children’s parade, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
The Winter Wonderland Festival is a fun event for people of all ages. Though admission is free, there is a rock wall, bungee trampoline, and concessions sold separately.
“A Christmas Story” Under the Liberty Oak in Harbor Town
Enjoying the cool evenings during the holiday season is a fantastic experience for many visitors. On Saturday, December 7th at 7 pm, visitors can watch “A Christmas Story” under the historic Liberty Oak in Harbor Town. There will be benches and a fire pit, and attendees can roast marshmallows as they watch the movie.
Family Bike Rentals and Trail Rides
Perhaps the best way for the whole family to enjoy the expansive and wondrous outdoors during a Coastal Christmas in Sea Pines is to rent bikes and hit the local trails. Sea Pines bike rentals are not reserved for adults only. Pelican Cruiser Bike Rentals offers bike accessories like youth and toddler helmets, bike trailers for towing children, and baby seats that mount on the back of the bicycle.
Sea Pines is an excellent place to plan a destination holiday. The numerous activities available for children, adults, and families make it an accessible and festive place to celebrate Christmas.
The weather on Hilton Head Island is perhaps the most appealing aspect of visiting the island during winter, and enjoying the outdoors is as simple as taking a stroll in the park or renting a bike to explore the trails. Contact Pelican Cruisers for more information on how to enjoy the outdoors while celebrating Christmas in Sea Pines.