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during the Holiday Season is always a joyous, and busy, time of year. From tree lightings to concerts, our calendar is filled with cheer and entertainment. Read on to learn more about all our fun, festive holiday events.
You may be aware that , Georgia was the winter retreat for some of America s wealthiest and most influential individuals, dating back to 1886. Families such as the Morgan s, Carnegie s and the Rockefeller s built mansion-sized family cottages and a grand Clubhouse on this remote island off the South Georgia coast as their winter escape. Over a span of 56 years, these elite enjoyed the mild winters and lush beauty of , leaving behind a rich heritage in what is now a National Historic Landmark District, with many of the homes still in-tact and revitalized.
For anyone interested in taking a step back in time and enjoying the holidays as they were celebrated throughout history, Jekyll is a perfect destination. Throughout the season, guests can enjoy timeless seasonal festivities, Below are a few highlights, and you can also read about more here.St. Nicolas Day Celebration (Dec. 7) A 1920s-style Christmas party hosted at the historic Villa Ospo cottage, featuring characters in period dress and timeless activitiesHolidays in History (Dec. 7-28) Daily tours inside the historic cottages of Jekyll Island, decorated in vintage styleHoliday High Tea (Dec. 10) Traditional tea, , soup, scones and holiday sweets, set to holiday music from Jekyll Island Club Hotel s pianistSanta Claus at Crane Cottage (Dec. 15) A traditional visit from Jolly St. Nick himself!Christmas Cookie Workshop (Dec. 18-19) For guests interested in the timeless art of cookie decorating, hosted by the Club Hotel s pastry chefChristmas Bagpiper (Dec. 19-24) An authentic Scottish bagpiper heralds the season with free entertainment.
In addition, the outdoor lighting in the historic district will be among the most spectacular ever showcased on Jekyll Island. An all-new outdoor lighting system, which is greener and more unique than traditional outdoor holiday lights, will put an new spotlight on the historic oak trees of the historic island. The system creates shimmering effect that results in the appearance of fireflies dancing throughout the branches and leaves.
To find out more about all of these holiday festivities and to keep up-to-date with Jekyll Island events year-round, be sure to visit us online at . Really want to keep in the know? Find us in the social media circuit, on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. We also have a very active blog that is updated often, so head over to to learn about news, events and more
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