Holly Jolly Jekyll

Returning November 24, 2023 to January 7, 2024

It’s the best time of the year! A time filled with lights, festive fun, and lots of cheer. Every day of the holiday season is filled with joy and merriment, so whether you’re visiting Jekyll Island for the day or the month, we have a holly jolly lineup for you. 

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Preview the Season

Get an early look at the upcoming Holly Jolly Jekyll season.


Holly Jolly Light Tours

Take a ride on Jekyll's jolliest trolley to see more than a million lights around the island. The whole family can sit back, relax, and view the lights of the Historic District. Select nights throughout the season.

Holly Jolly Light Tours

Light Parade

December 14

Join Santa and his festive friends at the Holly Jolly Jekyll Light Parade, jingling across the island.

Millionaire Motorcar: Exclusive Light Tour

Old-fashioned motorcar under the live oak trees wrapped in holiday lights for Holly Jolly Jekyll.

New this year! Ride back in time in a vintage Model T on a private tour of the lights in the Historic District. Select nights throughout the season.

Holidays In History Tour

Explore holidays like members of the Jekyll Island Club. 

Winter Carnival & Big Truck Roundup

Join Santa for some extra holiday fun with a visit to the Winter Carnival & Big Truck Roundup! Kids can enjoy free carnival rides, games, and music on the Village Green. Plus, sit behind the wheel of emergency vehicles from Jekyll Island Fire/EMS and Georgia State Patrol at Great Dunes Beach Park.



December 23 & 30

Watch the night sky light up as we celebrate the season with two nights of fireworks.

Wake Up • Walk Up

Warm up at this holiday pop-up coffee shop! Located at Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum.

Drive-In Movie

December 22 & 29

Find your parking spot for a special movie presentation of Frosty the Snowman.


Cold-Stunned Plunge

Take a cold-stunned plunge into the chilly Atlantic in support of sea turtles on the Georgia coast! This frigid fundraising event supports the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. 

November 30

Peppermint Land

Enjoy mini golf surrounded by life-size gumdrops, peppermint sticks, gingerbread characters, and more.

Mailbox on Main

Drop a letter to the big man at the North Pole Express mailbox. 

Holly Jolly Trading Post

Pick up your ‘Holly Jolly Jekyll’ holiday gifts of the season and enjoy Christmas candies and warm holiday beverages.


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