First Friday is on tap for the first day of the month. From 5 to 8 p.m., businesses will stay open later, offering specials and entertainment. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority. For more information, visit discoverbrunswick.com.
The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia’s Blue Jean Ball will return from 6 to 10 p.m. at Sinclair Plantation, 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. Hosted by Robin and Davis Love III, the fundraiser will include food, libations, and entertainment. Tickets are $160 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit HSSCG.org/blue-jean-ball.
The Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Dr. St. Simons Island. A variety of holiday items will be sold, and authors will sign books. For more information, visit coastalgeorgiahistory.org.
The Lynx, a replica of an 1812 privateer ship, will be taking an extended vacation on the Coast. The vessel will be docked at the Morningstar Marina until a few days before Christmas, when it will make its way to Brunswick’s waterfront where it will stay through March. The Lynx will offer free deck tours and educational opportunities for children. For more information, visit www.tallshiplynx.com.
PorchFest, a display of all of the funky fun of SoGlo, will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. in Brunswick’s historic district, beginning at Bruswick Manor. Musicians will play on porches, and food trucks will serve up tasty treats. This is a free event. For details, visit www.porchfestbwk.com.
The Coastal Symphony of Georgia will host Cool Strings and Creative Cuisine at 7 p.m. at Halyard’s Restaurant, 55 Cinema Lane, St. Simons Island. Sinisa Ciric and Micah Gangwer will perform various styles of music. Tickets are $40 per person. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.
Fall is the perfect time for Bourbon, Brews and BBQ — and all of the above will be available at a fundraiser for the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia hosted by the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Resort, St. Simons Island. From 6 to 9 p.m., the event will offer samplings of eats and drinks plus entertainment provided by the Island Kings. Tickets are $75 per person and are available at eventbrite.com.
The stunning vistas of Sea Island will be the backdrop for a half marathon and 10K race. Runners will begin at 7:15 a.m. with festivities wrapping up at 10 a.m. at the Cloister, 100 Cloister Dr., Sea Island. For more information, visit seaisland.com.
The annual Moxie Holiday Craft Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Old City Hall, 1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Dozens of vendors will be selling their wares with food trucks offering treats. For more information, visit Moxie Craft’s Facebook page.
November 18 to 24
RSM Classic returns to the Isles. The official PGA tour event is hosted by Davis Love III. The course is open to the public beginning at 7 a.m. November 20 at the Seaside and Plantation golf courses on St. Simons Island. For packages and tickets, visit rsmclassic.com.
November 19, 20 and 23
In addition to the play on the course, a number of charity events will be held in coordination with the RSM. The Wiffle Ball Classic will be held at 5 p.m. November 19 at Frederica Academy, 200 Murray Road, St. Simons Island. It is free to attend. On November 20, the RSM will host the Charity Putting Challenge at 4 p.m. at the Lodge, 100 Retreat Avenue, St. Simons Island. On November 23, the RSM will host a Charity Bike Ride from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Great Dunes Park on Jekyll Island. At 8 p.m. November 23, country star Cole Swindell will perform. Tickets for the concert range from $30 to $50. Packages for the tournament vary in price. For more information, visit rsmclassic.com.
Anderson Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will host an opening reception for Judith Pond Kudlow and Christopher Grove. The exhibit’s theme will be “Heaven and Earth.” For more details, visit AndersonFineArtGallery.com.
The third annual Wobble B4U Gobble 5K and Fun Run will roll at the Risley Annex, 2900 Albany St., Brunswick. Fun runners should be in place by 7:30 a.m. with the 5K folks starting at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. To register, visit signmeup.com.
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, will open its doors for the annual Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is $72 for adults and $25 for children ages 6 to 12. There’s no charge for children 5 and under. Reservations are required, and may be made by calling 912-268-5967. For more information, visit kingandprince.com.
The Jekyll Island Arts Association will host the Merry Artists’ Market at Goodyear Cottage in the Jekyll Island Historic District. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends through December 30. A number of unique holiday items will be available for purchase with prices ranging from $5 to $150. For details, visit jekyllartists.com.
The Christmas classic “The Grinch” will be screened at 5:30 p.m. on the Green in the Beach Village on Jekyll Island. Attendees should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. This event is free and open to all.
The Coastal Symphony of Georgia will hold its second performance of the season at 8 p.m. at Brunswick High School on Altama Avenue in Brunswick. This concert will feature a number of pieces, including selections from “The Nutcracker.” Individual adult tickets are $40. Tickets for students are $12. For more information, visit coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.
December 3, 10, 16 and 18
The Jekyll Island Club Hotel will host its annual Holiday High Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. on these dates throughout the month. Attendees should dress in their festive best to dine on sandwiches, scones, soups, and desserts. There will be an expansive selection of teas, as well. The cost is $38.77 per person, which includes taxes and processing fees. To make reservations, visit eventbrite.com.
The Golden Isles Community Messiah Chorus will present Handel’s “Messiah” at 5 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page titled Golden Isles Community Messiah Chorus or wesleyssi.org.
The Jekyll Ocean Club will host a Holiday Chef Demonstration at 12:30 p.m. at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, 80 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island. Attendees will be given generous portions to sample, and a glass of wine. The cost is $44.06 per person. To make reservations, visit eventbrite.com.
Hospice of the Golden Isles will hold its Lights of Love ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1692 Glynco Pky., Brunswick. Thousands of lights will shine throughout the wooded campus in honor of those who have passed on. For more information, visit hospice.me.
The 39th Annual Hofwyl-Broadfield Christmas celebration will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the plantation, 5556 U.S. Hwy. 17, Brunswick. The program will include historical re-enactors, food, and carols. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 6 to 17). Those under 5 years old will be admitted for free. For details, visit gastateparks.org/hofwylbroadfieldplantation.
First Friday is back. From 5 to 8 p.m., businesses will stay open later, offering specials and entertainment. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority. For more information, visit discoverbrunswick.com.
The annual Christmas Parade will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Brunswick. The floats will begin at Howard Coffin Park, proceeding down Gloucester Street to Mary Ross Waterfront Park. For more information, visit discoverbrunswick.com
The Cassina Garden Club will offer up confections, wreaths, and holiday arrangements during its 26th Annual Christmas Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the tabby cabins,1195 Arthur J. Moore Dr., St. Simons Island. The event is free and open to all. For details, visit www.cassniagardenclub.org.
Jekyll Island Club’s Lunch with Santa program will be held in the resort’s grand dining room at noon December 7 and 14. Tickets for adults are $31.33, and $22.85 for children under 12. Photos may be purchased for an additional $25. To make reservations, visit eventbrite.com.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2801 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will host its annual Holiday Market and Craft Festival. A variety of vendors will take part selling art, pottery, jewelry, ornaments, and holiday decor.
A Christmas concert, featuring Terry Readdick, will be held at 4 p.m. at Christ Church Frederica’s Parish Hall, 6329 Frederica Dr., St. Simons Island. Tickets are $35 for adults, and children will be admitted for $10. For tickets, email email@example.com or visit coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.
Ventriloquist Cliff Patton will offer up a comedy and magic Christmas show at 1:30 p.m. in the Morgan Center, 151 Old Plantation Road, Jekyll Island. Admission is $12.24 for adults and $9.06 for children. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
The Jekyll and Hyde Comic and Horror Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Jekyll Island Convention Center December 13, 14, and 15. There will be multiple events over the three day period. For a complete schedule or for tickets, visit JekyllCon.com.
December 13 to 15 and December 22 to 22
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities will stage its annual production of “A Christmas Carol.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, as well as 3 p.m. Sundays at the Ritz Theatre,1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Advance tickets are $15 for Golden Isles Arts and Humanities members, and $20 for non-members. Senior member tickets are $10. Prices increase by $5 on the day of the performance. Students are always admitted for $5. For tickets, visit goldenislesarts.org.
Breakfast with the Grinch will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Jekyll Ocean Club, 80 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island. Tickets are $31.33 for adults and $22.85 for children. To make a reservation, visit eventbrite.com.
December 14 and 15
The Grinch, an annual production by Jill Standford Dance Center, will be held at 2 and 6 p.m. December 14, and at 2 p.m. December 15. All performances are at Brunswick High School. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For details, visit jillstanforddancecenter.com.
December 19 and 20
Children can whip up a batch of Christmas cookies at 2 p.m. in the Morgan Center, 151 Old Plantation Road, Jekyll Island. Tickets range from $5 to $17.50. For more information or to register, visit eventbrite.com.
Ring in 2020 with a New Year’s Eve party on Jekyll Island. From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., attendees will enjoy music and dancing to the tunes of Backbeat Boulevard in the Morgan Center. Tickets are $22.85 per person and include a complimentary champagne toast. To make a reservation, visit eventbrite.com.