The Christmas and New Year holiday season is now on a roll! Hope you're doing well and spending some quality time with your family and friends. If you're after some awesome weekend fun, check out our list and have a festive celebration.

1. 26th Annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk

When: December 23, 2017
Where: Hilton Head Hospital

On Saturday, December 23, the Hilton Head Hospital is having its 26th Annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk that will take place 'round the Hilton Head Hospital Campus and Main Street. Get the chance to win special prizes by joining this annual event. It covers all standard male and female running divisions along with a free Kids Fun Run for children ages 6 and under. Holiday prizes await the top three overall male and female finishers including the top three in each age category. There will be a festive award ceremony following the race which shall feature a visit from Santa, music, refreshments and door prizes. Registration is available online. Call 843-757-8520 or visit bearfootsports.com.


2. Gregg Russell Christmas Concert 

When: December 23, 2017
Where: Harbour Town
                149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Relish the spirit of the holidays with popular performing artist Gregg Russell as he plays his guitar and sing songs of the season for children and adults. Gregg Russell has been writing and performing great music for more than 30 years. His long lineup of credits include literally hundreds of children's songs, writing and performing original music for TV specials and so much more! He is most remembered for his evening performances held under the old Liberty tree in Harbour Town where he has delighted more than 3 million fans for over 30 seasons. Stay until the end of the concert and enjoy a special visit from Santa Claus! For more information, call 843-842-1979 or visit seapines.com.


3. Caribbean Christmas

When: Dec. 23, 2017 at 9 p.m. to Dec. 24, 2017 at 2 a.m.
Where: 8 Pin Oak Street Bluffton, SC 29910

Get ready for a grand experience with a twist of island flavor at Pin Oak Street in Bluffton. Be wowed with flavors from local and the caribbean experience. Give in to your taste buds with the unique caribbean cuisine that will surely transform whatever you desire into something that's truly satisfying.


4. Gullah Heritage Trail Tours 

When: December 23 and 24, 2017
Where: Coastal Discovery Museum

Make this year's Christmas more meaningful by discovering more things when you join the Gullah Heritage Trail Tours. An authentic culture of the Sea Islands, Gullah is the West African-based system of traditions, customs, beliefs, art forms and family life that have survived centuries of slavery and more than a century of free lifestyle. It is the unique culture of enslaved West African who inhabit the Sea Islands of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida prior and since the Civil War. As a whole, this area is known as the Gullah Geechee Corridor which includes Hilton Head Island. Tours are Tuesday to Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday at noon; departing from the Coastal Discovery Museum at 70 Honey Horn Drive. For more information, call (843) 681-7066 or visit gullaheritage.com.


5. Sips And Bites At The Bar At Michael Anthony's 

When: December 23, 2017
Where: Michael Anthony's

Savor three tasty small plates paired with three premium wines at Michael Anthony's, available only between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The menu changes every Monday so make sure to check it out regularly on their website. Reservations are highly recommended and must be made by calling the restaurant directly. Price is at $19 (plus tax and gratuity). For more information, call (843) 785-6272 or visit michael-anthonys.com.


6. Pokemon Trading Card Game And Video Game League 

When: December 24, 2017
Where: Roll Initiative
                17b Kitties Landing Road, Bluffton, SC

With the release of Sun and Moon, the Pokemon community has awakened in this area. Every Sunday, between 1 to 5 p.m., join the community for casual play and occasional tournament. Got no cards? No worries! There will be theme decks available so you can start playing and have fun! This is a premier level event. It means that players who wish to attend are required to have a Pokemon Organized Play ID. They also need to provide a completed decklist as part of the registration. Players will play 30-minute swiss-style rounds, with the number of rounds depending on the number of players entering. Players will be divided by age division during the competition, that is if there is enough number of players to do so. Each play will get 1 pack for  playing. Prizes will include League Challenge trophy cards for the top players that come from each age division. There will be additional prizes depending on attendance.


7. Groove Town Assault

When: December 23, 2017
Where: Club Seats Grille
                2600 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

There ain't no party like a Groove Town party! Come and join the party that's happening right at Club Seats Grille on Saturday, December 23 at 9:30 p.m. Be entertained by the Groove Town Assault, a 7-member band that plays just about every style of music with a goal of delivering a sound that pleases the masses. 


8. Beer Pong City 7th Annual Tournament

When: December 23, 2017
Where: Rooftop Bar at Poseidon
                38 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The 7th Annual Beer Pong Tournament is kicking off this Saturday, December 23 with lots of prizes in store! Be sure to mark your calendars as it will be on a first come, first serve to the first 64 teams. Registration begins at 9 p.m. Each team will have an entree fee of $26 which shall entitle them to the beer per player game so long as they are still active in tournament play. While spectators will not have a cover charge, they must be at least 21 years old and above. 

The prizes are as follows:

$25 - 4th Place
$100 - 3rd Place
$250 - 2nd Place
$500 - 1st Place!!!


9. Pictures With Santa At The Bluffton Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory 

When: December 23, 2017
Where: Hilton Head Tanger Outlets 2

Still no luck on getting a selfie with Santa Claus? Now is your chance to take pictures with Santa at the Bluffton Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory in Tanger 2 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. through December 23. Children and well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome. Remember, be good if you don't want to be on Santa's naughty list.


10. Christmas SIP and Paint Party

When: December 23, 2017
Where: Wine Your Art Studio
                Wine & Paint Classes in Beaufort
               1209 Boundary Street, Beaufort

It's time to unwind from the stressful Christmas rush. On Saturday, December 23, be a part of the Wine and Paint classes in Beaufort where every guest has the opportunity to choose any project to work on. This includes any painting from the gallery, Pour & Sip, Paint Your Pet, or Shells and Rocks project. There's also the opportunity to use glowing in the dark paint to add a Touch of Glow under Black Light in every class (upon the request of Happy Artists). So dip those paint brushes on paint and enjoy a sip of good wine on the side. 


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