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Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade and Lighting of the Great Tree
December 7 at 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Join the festive fun of the Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade jingling all the way through the Historic District to the Main Lawn, where Santa will light the Great Tree. Enjoy holiday music, food trucks, and shopping along Pier Road. Once Santa brings light to the Great Tree, visit him at Skating Village.
The 1.5-mile parade begins at the Jekyll Island Golf Course, heading west on Captain Wylly Road, south on Old Plantation Road to Stable Road, then along Pier Road to Sans Souci, and ends on the Main Lawn around the Great Tree.
Bring new, unwrapped toys for the Georgia State Patrol’s Toys for Tots drive and drop them off next to the People’s Choice table.
Share in the holly jolly spirit by joining the parade lineup! Registration is free and open to businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups and individuals. Golf carts, Red Bugs, ATVs, cyclists, and walkers can participate along the route.
- Line-up: 4:30-5:15 p.m.
- Safety Check: 5 p.m.
- Judging: 5:15-5:30 p.m.
- Parade: 5:30-7 p.m.
- Most Holly Jolly
- Business: $300
- Non-Profit: $300
- Most Holly Jolly Walkers: $200
- Most Holly Jolly on Wheels: $200
- Most Creative Walkers: $150
- Most Creative on Wheels: $150
- People’s Choice (All Categories)
- Walkers: $100
- On Wheels: $100
Walk-up registration accepted.
Pets are allowed in the parade. All entries must have working, visible headlights that remain on throughout the parade to participate. State law prohibits Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) from allowing a candidate to use JIA property or participate in JIA sanctioned events for the purpose of campaigning for office. Participants may only win in one category. Limit one prize per entry. See full entry rules here.
Jekyll Island will be seeking volunteers to help with the parade. If you’re interested in helping with this fan-favorite event, please contact Erin Evors or visit our volunteer page to learn more.
Erin Evors, Jekyll Island Authority Events Coordinator