The holidays are upon us! The time when jingles fill the air and carolers bring tidings of good joy everywhere. From Christmas concerts to merry musicals, there are more than a few holiday happenings on Hilton Head to enjoy. So get in the spirit this season with one of the many holiday shows on Hilton Head Island! No matter whether it’s Christmas carols being sung at church, a magnificent musical with all the bells and whistles or an acoustic show outside amid the holiday lights, don’t miss the sounds of the season this year. Enjoy these exciting events on Hilton Head Island with friends and family and spread the cheer.
Join the Futrelle Sisters for a hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve when Coastal Stage Productions and Sea Island Classical Studio present the hilarious holiday show, “Christmas Belles,” at the Main Street Theatre. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Enjoy a musical performance of holiday favorites with delicious desserts at Hilton Head Island Community Church when they host An Evening in December Christmas Concert and Dessert at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Arrive 20 minutes early for a pre-show musical experience backstage. Tickets are $6 per person. For more information, call (843) 681-3399.
Just a short drive off the Island, the Bluffton United Methodist Church will present their own Christmas Concert featuring the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased following services at the church or at Markel’s Card & Gift Shop in Kittie’s Crossing. To purchase tickets or get more information, call (843) 757-3351.
Join Hilton Head Christian Academy for a Christmas Evening of the Arts featuring selections from the concert band, Eagles Jazz Band, middle and upper school chorus and their middle and upper school theater students performing selections from Hairspray. These performances will be accompanied by an incredible display of visual art from the middle and upper school art students. Admission is free, doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.
If there’s one performance you can’t miss this holiday season, it’s Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina! See the story of two buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn and find their perfect mates in the bargain come to life and enjoy all the musical numbers. For tickets, call (843) 842-2787.
The Hilton Head Choral Society will present “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” a musical sleigh filled with favorites from traditional carols and generational family favorites to iconic Christmas songs and a waltz or two, at First Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. This Sounds of Christmas Concert is an Island holiday tradition with musical treats for all ages. Tickets are $10-$35 and can be purchased online or by calling (843) 341-3818.
Celebrate this spirited holiday with the Palmetto Brass Ensemble during “A Season for Brass” in the sanctuary at Lowcountry Presbyterian Church in Bluffton at 7 p.m. There is no cost for admission, but free will offerings are welcomed. For more information, call the Lowcountry Presbyterian Church at (843) 815-6570.
8. Holiday Pops
A holiday favorite, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s “Holiday Pops” returns with two concerts—one on Sunday at 4 p.m. and another following on Monday at 8 p.m. This Christmas concert on Hilton Head Island features the glorious sounds of the HHSOC, the heartwarming animated film, “The Snowman” and 2016 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition winner, Haeun Kim, performing Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy.” For more details, call (843) 842-2055.
Bustle on over to Bluffton to hear the Chancel Choir presents its “Christmas Cantata: Invitation to a Miracle” by Joseph M. Martin at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Bluffton United Methodist Church, located at 101 Calhoun St. For more information, call (843) 757-3351.
On Hilton Head Island, it’s a holiday tradition to get out and join Gregg Russell under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town for his Christmas Concert. Santa Claus will even make an appearance after the performance. The show is from 7:30-9 p.m. and while there is no cost for the show, there is an entry fee to get into The Sea Pines Resort, where the concert takes place. For details, call (843) 842-1979.