The Jekyll Island Club Hotel will serve a four-course holiday dinner in the Grand Dining Room and at Crane Cottage. Adult plates are $54.95 and $27.50 for children under 12 years-old. Seating will be held at 6 and 8:30 p.m. and reservations are required. Visit jekyllclub.com for more information.
Music & Merlot
An evening of fine wine, delicious food and elegant chamber music benefiting the Jekyll Island Foundation.
9th Annual UGA 4-H Tidelands Art Sale
Local artists display their artwork for sale to benefit UGA 4-H Tidelands Nature Center.
Santa & the Sea Turtles
Santa loves good boys and girls. Santa loves his reindeer. And Santa loves his sea turtles! Join the Jolly Man at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to tell him your holiday wishes, then stick around to visit the turtles and make holiday ornaments. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Visit georgiaseaturtlecenter.org for more information.
Jekyll Island Art Festival
The smell of oil paints and potter’s dust is in the air and Jekyll Island’s Historic District is a buzz with creative energies.
Jekyll Convention Center Event:
Note: Private meetings, events and parties are scheduled for the holiday season at the convention center, but are not open to the general public.
November 30, 8 p.m.
A Very Merry Motown Christmas Concert
The holiday season opener that stole the show last year is back! Join a few of Motown’s favorite classic acts as they entertain crowds and ring in the start of the merriest of seasons. This year’s concert will showcase the Original Vandellas whose list of hits include “Dancin’ In The Streets,” “Jimmy Mack,” “Nowhere to Run,” and “Heat Wave”, and special guest Dr. Elmo with his No. 1 hit “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.”
Jekyll Island Museum Events:
November 18 to 22
Help the Jekyll Island Museum bring Christmas to Jekyll Island. Every year, the Jekyll Island Museum recruits dedicated elves to help decorate the historic district as a reflection of holidays past. The island’s period-decorated historic cottages are a highlight of the season. Sign-up times are available throughout the week. To participate, please contact Gretchen Greminger, at 912-635-4034.
Celebrate St. Nicholas Day
Enjoy a 1920s Christmas party at the Jennings family home on Jekyll Island.! Explore the grounds of Villa Ospo for a holiday open house full of historic encounters. Music and light refreshments, storytelling, games, and a visit with St. Nicholas offer entertainment opportunities for the whole family. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and reservations are required.
December 7 to 28
Holidays in History
The cottages of the historic district are decorated for the season! Enjoy the history of Jekyll Island enriched in seasonal splendor as you venture inside the cottages of Jekyll Island’s National Historic Landmark District. Tours are $16 for Adults, $7 for children ages 7-15 and free for children ages 6 and under.
Daytime Trolley Tours
Available daily, November 30 to December 31 (except the 24 and 25). Tours are set for at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Special Twilight Tours available will be available at 5:30 p.m. December 7 through 28 and reservations are required.
For information and to make reservations, call or visit the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road, 912-635-4036.