December 1 to 30
Advanced Members Exhibit at Goodyear Cottage Gallery
The talented hands that make up the Jekyll Island Arts Association will showcase their cream of the crop works, including painting, sculpting, woodworking and more. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. Admission to the exhibit is free.
December Wine event benefits culinary school
A benefit that will celebrate the partnership between the College of Coastal Georgia’s Culinary Arts program and the Jekyll Island Authority will feature a Bordeaux Wine tasting seminar at Villa Ospo in the historic district of Jekyll Island at 6 p.m. Dec. 5. The event will mark the leasing of Fins restaurant on the Jekyll oceanfront, as well as Villa Ospo and Gould’s Casino in the historic district, by the college to expand its culinary arts and hospitality management programs.
Tickets, which are limited and must be purchased in advance, are $40 per person. To purchase tickets, call 279-5852.
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.
Holiday High Tea
This annual holiday gathering offers guests high tea, sandwiches, soup, scones and holiday sweets, set to the music of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s pianist as he plays holiday tunes. The tea will be held at 3:30 p.m., in the Grand Dining Room. Admission is $25 per person. Visit jekyllclub.com for more information.
Advanced Members Exhibit Opening Reception
Celebrate the annual Advanced Members showcase with friends new and old, during the opening reception at Goodyear Cottage Gallery. Snacks and drinks will be served. The reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
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.
Casa Jingle All the Way Run
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 CASA Glynn will hold its fourth annual Jingle All The Way 5K and 1 Mile Run. Get into the holiday spirit as you “jingle” along the USATF certified 5K course. The race will be chip-timed by First Place Sports using disposable chips affixed to your race number. Visit website for more info.
Santa Claus at Crane Cottage
Jolly St. Nick will welcome children and families to hear their holiday wishes. A photographer will be on-hand to capture children’s special moment with Santa. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Crane Cottage. Admission to the event is free, but there is a charge of the photos, which are optional. Visit jekyllclub.com for more information.
Christmas Cookie Workshop
The Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s pastry team will be on-hand to help guests decorate Christmas cookies. Each guest receives one-dozen cookies. The workshop will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Morgan Center. Admission is $15 per cookie maker, and $5 for others. Visit jekyllclub.com for more information.
December 19 to 24
Scottish bagpiper Tim Akins heralds the season was he walks around the hotel campus playing traditional holiday tunes and Scottish melodies. Akins will play from 4 to 4:50 p.m. throughout the Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s outdoor properties. Admission is free.
The Jekyll Island Club Hotel will serve a brunch buffet filled with traditional and modern holiday cuisine. Brunch is served at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 pm. In the Grand Dining Room; and from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Crane Cottage. Meals are $42.95 for adults and $21.50 for children under 12 years-old. Reservations are required. Visit jekyllclub.com for more information.
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.