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Where to Find Santa in the Lowcountry

Michael Gonzalez



Feb 5 4 minutes read

Christmas - the most magical time of the year! No one is too young or too old to experience the wonder of this happy holiday. Break out your ugly Christmas sweaters. Bundle up with a nice hot cup of cocoa and take note of where to find Santa this year around Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Beaufort!

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Santa's Village Meets The South Beach Inn

When: All Fridays and Saturdays of Dec, 3-7pm.

Where: 232 S Sea Pines Dr #106, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Wonder at the spectacle of the season and enjoy a festive light display at the South Beach Inn. Be sure to make a good impression on Santa and dot your "I's" and "t's" before folding up your letter to him. There will be Christmas treats to go around too!

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Salty Dog Welcomes Santa

When: All Saturdays and Sundays in Dec, 12-4pm.

Where: Tanger Outlets Hilton Head, 1414 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

Head on over to Salty Dog's Tanger 2 Outlet store and catch Santa for a photo op or two. Santa will be asking you if you've been naughty or nice so let's hope you've kept your nose clean. Grab your chance to sit on Santa's knee and tell him what you want for Christmas!

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Run, Santa, Run

When: Dec 24, 9am.

Where: 25 Hospital Centre Blvd. Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Looking for a healthier way to spend the holidays? Come to the Jingle, Jingle Fun Run! Dress up in your best, funniest, wackiest, most traditional Christmas costumes and your trusty running shoes for a 5k fun run. Santas of all shapes and sizes will be sure to make an appearance!

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Santa Sighting at Port Royal Farmers Market

When: Dec 17, 9am - 12 noon

Where:  Ribaut Rd, Port Royal, SC 29935

Mark your calendars because Santa will be showing up all Saturdays this month at the Port Royal Farmer's Market. Sponsored by The Beaufort Garden Club, pictures with Santa in the Gazebo will surely be a snapshot to share on the mantle. 

Santa at the Dove Street Festival

When: Dec 16-17, 22-23, 6pm onward

Where: Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, 29928

Enjoy an evening and bond with your family at the Dove Street Festival. Gawk at the awesome Christmas displays, get your glitter-tattoo on and strike a pose with Santa. Bring your skates and enjoy a fun night on the ice!

Santa Goes to Main Street Village

When: Dec 21, 12-2pm

Where: 301 Main St, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Need to take a short breather from all the glorious fuss of Christmas? Head on down to Main Street Village where you can kick up your heels and wait for Santa to make his appearance.  There will be a lot of fabulous boutiques for last minute shopping too! 

Santa at Bay Street

When: All Fridays in December, 8pm.

Where: Bay Street

All Fridays in December Night on the Town Celebration Santa will be showing up on Bay Street and will be posing for memorable photos with children and families! 8pm. With thousands in attendance, make sure you get up to the tree a bit early to get yours Santa time!

The Beaufort Inn Welcomes Santa

When: Fridays in December

Where: 809 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC 29902

Roast marshmallows and sip on hot cocoa as you sit around a warm and cozy Christmas fire. Share stories while waiting for your turn to sit and pose with Santa. Show him your love and bring him a cookie to go with his milk. Bundle up and see you there!

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