4 Reasons to Visit Tybee During the Holidays

The holiday season is one of the very best times to visit Tybee Island; you’ll experience the area in a whole different light, complete with the most festive island excitement!  Sit back and picture yourself surrounded by holiday decor, Christmas scents, and of course what we islander’s consider the best beach around.  You don’t have to take our word for it though, here are four reasons why you won’t want to miss everything the holiday season brings to our area!

Floating Christmas Parade – Get swept away by all the festive Christmas lights on the water at this year’s Floating Christmas Parade, December 2nd!  Join the team at the Crab Shack beginning at 6:00pm to prepare for the lit festive boat launch at approximately 7pm.  The hot dog and chili bar will be open from 6pm – 7pm.  Participation is free with a food donation for America’s Second Harvest and $5 for spectators with a food donation.  Awards will be presented when the boats return.

Lights on for Tybee – Start out the holiday season on December 7th by Tybee Pier for “Lights on for Tybee” and the lighting of the tree.  Partake in the festive Island spirit as the Mayor lights the Christmas tree at the Roundabout, the choirs sing, and Gretchen Greene School of Dance students perform.  Plus, two surprise visitors will be flying in to kick off the holiday weekend of celebrations!

Tybee Island Christmas Parade – Following the tree lighting on December 8th is the Tybee Island Christmas parade.  Santa will be on hand for the event, which begins at 1pm at the 14th street parking lot by the Christmas tree and travels up Tybrisa to Butler Avenue then to the Tybee Gym where children will have photo time with Santa.  Make sure to stop by the Tybee YMCA, there will be Holiday Treats for everyone to enjoy!

Christmas Caroling Trolley – The 7th Annual Christmas Caroling Trolley is another unique event that takes a classic Christmas activity and puts a twist on it.  Join other carolers in the Christmas spirit on December 15th by riding around on a trolley and spreading holiday joy across the island through song.  Holiday drinks and appetizers will be available to refresh your voice from a night of joyous singing.  This year’s sponsor and meeting location is Marlin Monroe’s at 404 Butler Avenue.  Gathering begins at 5pm and the Caroling Trolley will depart at 6pm – rain or shine.

There’s nothing like having a beach for your Christmas setting and Tybee Island is one such destination that can cross that off your wish list.  The tight community in Tybee Island only enhances the holiday spirit.  The 17th Street Inn is within close distance to all of the events and can act as your home away from home if you are visiting during the holidays.

There is never a shortage of fun and things to do in Tybee so pack your bags and we’ll see you when you get here!

Contact us here at the 17th Street Inn for more information about staying with us, things to do on Tybee Island including dining, nightlife, beach activities, must see attractions and events, and any other questions you may have about the area!  We would also love for you to connect with us on our Facebook Page.

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