Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hilton Head Island’s Christmas 2011

Harbour Town Christmas TreeIt is the last day of November and the decorations for the coming Holiday are all over Hilton Head Island. For the first time in over 20 years we are going to have to forgo the Dove Street tradition and perhaps find some new ones. If you live on Hilton Head or will be visiting between now and the first of the year here are some places/events and things you might want to see and do

Forgive the quality of the pictures as I never realized how difficult it is to use a point and shoot camera with Christmas lights.

Last year Harbour Town decided to upChristmas Lights on the Harbour Town Lighthouse the ante on their decorations and made it a must see place for Hilton Head Christmas Lightsa decorated stroll. It is also a place to bring an unwrapped toy, canned good or monetary donation for Deep Well.

While you are in Sea Pines you might also want to drive by South Beach Village (you know, where the Salty Dog is) and check out their Christmas Village and their thousands of twinkling lights and falling snow. And another place that will be interesting is Pineland Station off Hwy 278 where Bluffton artist Richard Coyne has designed a multi-sensory 200 foot winter wonderland with trains, trolley, towns and tunes (they suggest you bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.)

One of my personal favorites is the Fire Station on 278 right next to the First Presbyterian Church near the entrance of Port Royal Plantation. A couple of years ago the Island fire stations were adopted by civic groups and decorated and voted on with this fire house being the most impressive and the only one still decorated to this extent. What is great is you get to drive around the whole station and each year something new seems to be added.

As always there are some personal homes that go out of their way to be in the holiday spirit and in a future blog I will center on those with hopefully more stable images! Enjoy the lights of Hilton Head and let us know places we shouldn’t miss.

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