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St. Simons Island Christmas Gift Ideas

In need of last minute Christmas Gifts ideas while enjoying time on St. Simons Island? Shop local and find great Christmas Giftsgift ideas for him or her. With so many great shops across the island you are sure to find something for everyone on your list.

If you are looking for a great selection of elegant women’s clothes and preppy men’s clothes make a stop at Gentleman’s Outfitters in the Shops at Sea Island. They carry name brands like Vineyard Vine, Coasta, and Barbour. Check out their website for all their great items and deals.

Do you know a Lilly Pulitzer fanatic? If so the Cloister Collection is a perfect place for you to find a great selection of Lilly apparel and gifts. With a whole section dedicated to Lilly Pulitzer for women and children you won’t leave this store empty handed!

You can never go wrong with candles or potpourri, Dutchman’s Designs has a variety of great home accent gift choices. With many selections under $30 it makes the perfect gift for any hostess. The Spice Island scents help to add some fun festive colors to the occasion!

If you are on St. Simons this Christmas, it is safe to assume you love this beautiful place as much as we do! To treat yourself this holiday season stop by Two Friends and pick up one of their custom throw pillows with the geographical coordinates for St. Simons on it.

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Holiday Activities in the Golden Isles this Weekend

Enjoy the holiday spirit this weekend in the Golden Isles. There are many great and festive holiday activities for you and your family to holiday activitiesdo while in town. Starting tonight through this weekend Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Presents: A Christmas Carol. This live show will be sure to delight! With local actors, sounds effects and great costumes you will feel like you are living in the 1940’s as you watch this live radio drama unfold. Tomorrow bring your kids to watch Christmas movies with Santa! Presented by the American Cancer Society Victory Board and Georgia Theatre Company. Pictures start at 9am and movies start at 9:45am. Don’t miss out on The Grinch, presented by Jill Stanford Dance Center at the Glynn Academy Auditorium this Saturday and Sunday.  This holiday production will be one of your new favorites! With talented young dancers in great holiday costumes this Christmas Celebration will delight every member of the family! Lastly, tomorrow Santa will arrive to St. Simons Island via pilot boat. Make sure to bring the kids by so they can make sure Santa has the most up to date and accurate Christmas list on file for them! Don’t forget the camera so you can take pictures of your little ones on Santa’s lap!

 

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Things to Do This Weekend on St. Simons Island

Fall is in full swing here on St. Simons Island, with the summer months behind us we are excited about all the events we have coming up. There is always so much going on in the Golden Isles from concerts to art exhibits, to festivals… there is something for everyone. This weekend there are many events happening, we hope that you will come out and enjoy some of the fun things going on! Here is a guide to whats happening this weekend in the Golden Isles.

disabGeorgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit in the Ritz Theatre Gallery

Now through November 23rd, 2016     

The Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit features 49 entries that include paintings, photographs, clay pottery, textiles and other mediums. Local artist Risa Rambo of St Simons Island received an Honorable Mention and her “Smocked Dress” will be on display.

 

art-100Glynn Visual Arts Presents “100 Art Works Celebrating 100 Years”

Now through November 21st, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present a new art exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary/centennial of our National Parks Service.  GVA has partnered with Fort Frederica and will be presenting over 100 works by local artists celebrating the beauty, history and uniqueness of our own National Park, Fort Frederica. The exhibition will include art work in various mediums including painting, pottery, photography and more.

edwardsChristmas Open House

November 4th to 5th, 2016

Visit Edwards on St. Simons this weekend to see their expanded showroom for the Christmas Open House November 4th and 5th! Open 9am-5pm they will have Christams Decorations galore and more! Some of the items will include the following:Wreaths, garlands & swags,Ribbons, candles, cards & treats Heirloom quality ornaments, Orchids, plants & gifts, Plus home accents & decor

downtown brunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

November 4th, 2016

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

 

 

warThe Literary Guild presents A War

November 4th, 2016

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film series presents A War. Denmark, 2015, directed by Tobias Lindholm. Commander Claus M. Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province, while back in Denmark Claus’ wife Maria is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him—and his family back home.In Danish with English subtitles
110 minutes; Rated R.

They are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees.

concertAlina Kiryayeva, concert pianist and chamber musician

November 4th, 2016

Golden Isles Live! Presents Alina Kiryayeva live in convert at the Glynn Academy Auditorium.

Cost is $35 for adults, $10 for children or students

 

bruns-stewAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee

November 5th, 2016

 Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The daylong event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event.

 

 

 

antique-showSt. Simons Island Antique Show

November 5th to 6th, 2016

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc.

 

 

St. Simons Island

Community Day

November 5th, 2016

On Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Society will host its 2nd annual Community Day event. The museum will be open free of charge and offer tours, educational crafts, and activities for children and families.

 

 

beerRhythm & Brews Fest

November 5th, 2016

Enjoy live music from local bands throughout the day, tastings from dozens of craft beers, and a barbecue cookout at the Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island. The event is free to attend and tickets are available for tasting and barbecue.

 

victory-galaACS Victory Board 47th Annual Victory Gala

November 5th, 2016

Gala is Victory Boards’ primary fundraising effort annually, traditionally a black-tie event, which includes dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions.

Event will be held at the Gruber Aviation Hanger at the McKinnon St. Simons Airport.

riverNovember Rhythm on the River

November 6th, 2016

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

Georgia Sea Grill Fall Wine Dinnerga-sea-grill

November 6th, 2016

Join us at the piano bar Sunday, November 6th for an intimate wine pairing dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Executive Chef Tim Lensch and Wine Director Brian Henderson have crafted the ultimate blend of cuisine and wine in this special 4-course dinner with pairings. To reserve your seat for this delicious dining experience, call 912-638-1197 or email events@georgiaseagrill.com. Tickets are $65 per person, gratuity included.

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The Holidays Come to Jekyll Island

by Katie Brown

Image courtesy of Jekyll Island

Image courtesy of Jekyll Island

You know the Holidays have arrived in the Golden Isles when the temperature drops below 80, and Jekyll Island announces their annual Holiday Island. Jekyll will be ringing in this year’s Holiday Season with a Christmas Tree Lighting Festival on November 29. Come tour the historic district of Jekyll Island and the Jekyll Island Club Hotel as you have never seen it before…with a full Holiday wardrobe! This year’s festivities will begin at 4:30pm and continue until the Christmas tree lighting and fireworks finale at 7:30pm. Bring the whole family and prepare to be entertained by historical reenactors, musical ensembles, and local dance ensembles. The
kids may enjoy a hay ride, pictures with Santa, and did I mention SNOW in South Georgia! This coastal tradition is a great way to start the Holiday Season, and I look forward to seeing you there!

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Hodnett Cooper Professionals Assist the Salvation Army

Jerry & Kate

Jerry & Kate

Laura, Nancy, & Carol Ann

Laura, Nancy, & Carol Ann

The Hodnett Cooper real estate professionals are in the Holiday spirit early this year, helping the Salvation Army with its annual Christmas Kettle Donation Drive.  At the Winn Dixie on St. Simons Island, Carol Ann Spell, Laura de Martino, Nancy Norwood, and Guerry Norwood braved a windy 40 degree day to welcome shoppers to the store and encourage donations small and large.  On the Mainland, Jerry Rhyne and Kate Pontello dispensed Holiday greetings to shoppers taking advantage of Belk’s early holiday sales and collected generous contributions for the Salvation Army’s Christmas missions.

The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season. Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need.  Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid.  Families of prisoners are often included.  The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it services at Christmas so the real meaning of the season is not forgotten.