Special Happenings & Holiday Sharing

Community of Caring

Community of Caring

November 22 through January 1 Community of Caring   Tybee Island may be a relatively small barrier island, but it sure does have a lot of people with huge hearts! Since 2009, during holiday time, various locations throughout town help collect donations for the food pantry, animal shelters, and/or children in need to share the true meaning of the season.   Share Locations where donations will be accepted for 2018 are listed below.  Rising TYde Community Food Pantry   for the children   animal shelters  Tybee Post Theater 10 Van Horn Street X Wet Willie’s 16 Tybrisa Street X X Kelly & Company – An Essential Oil Experience 1207 Hwy 80 X Casey Jones Photography & Tybee Gallery 1213 Hwy 80, Suite C X Caldwell Cottage Boutique 802 First Street X...

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Thanksgiving Day Dining

Thanksgiving Day Dining

November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day Dining on Tybee Island Will this be the Thanksgiving you give thanks to someone else for cooking and cleaning up? If so, you are in luck because many of our local restaurants will be open to help you do just that. Following is information about which of our fabulously distinct dining establishments will be open on Thanksgiving Day:     Beachview Java & Juice @ 1701 Butler Avenue, 912.786.5500: open Benny’s @ 1517 Butler Avenue, 912.786.0121: open at 5pm Bernie’s Oyster House @ 13 Tybrisa Street, 912.786.5100:  open 12pm – 10pm with the regular menu and specials posted on Bernies-Tybee FB page Doc’s Bar @ 10 Tybrisa Street: open Huc-A-Poo’s @ 1213 E. Hwy 80, 912.786.5900: kitchen closed, bar...

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2018 Small Business Saturday on Tybee   Small Business Saturday falls between “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” every year. We celebrate our locally owned and operated businesses throughout the year and SBS is one special day to do just that! This nationwide event is when consumers, like you, hit the pavement and show your support for your favorite homegrown business during the holidays.   Join us in celebrating our commercial neighbors, their distinctiveness, and spectacular service Saturday, November 24 as you do your holiday shopping.  Plus, remember gift certificates are also wonderful presents for those you care about! A list of local businesses that will be participating in Small Business Saturday 2018 with hours of...

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Decorating Day

Decorating Day

November 24, 2018   Decorating Day started on Tybee Island in 2009 and has become a holiday tradition.  Those that help every year say it’s their time to get into the holiday spirit. This year, come together to decorate the Christmas tree for the holiday season! All are welcomed to meet at the Roundabout beginning at 10am.  Adults and children will bring their homemade ornaments to hang on the tree along with traditional adornments that will be provided. Come join in the holiday fun as memories are made.  We promise that you will not have to untangle a string of lights!  😉   Students can receive community service hours. Time: 10:00am Meeting location: Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout...

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Lights on for Tybee Celebration

Lights on for Tybee Celebration

November 30, 2018 Lights on for Tybee Celebration HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy! As we await the start of the evening’s festivities, a special performance near the Christmas tree will be taking place. Enjoy the softness of the flute as beautiful melody is brought to you by flutist Mary D.   You are invited to partake in the festive Island spirit as Mayor Buelterman lights the Christmas tree at the Roundabout. Following the lighting ceremony, the choir – led by performers with the Tybee Arts Performing Society will lead you from the tree to the steps of Historic Carbo House for holiday entertainment and good ole’ fashioned singalongs.   This year the...

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3rd Annual House of the Christmas Mouse

3rd Annual House of the Christmas Mouse

December 1-2, 2018 3rd Annual House of the Christmas Mouse The Tybee Arts Association welcomes kids of all ages to join us at the Tybee Arts Center for the 3rd annual House of the Christmas Mouse. This year will feature make it and take it ornament workshops, an interactive photo booth, face painting and storytelling. Sunday, The Starland Pixxies perform holiday circus entertainment. If you wish to do a little holiday shopping,  there will be local art for sale and a market for kids to shop at kids sized prices.   This event is free and open to the public on December 1 and 2 from 10am until 5pm. The Tybee Arts Center is located at 7 Cedarwood Ave.  For more information please visit our website at tybeearts.org or follow us on...

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A Holiday Market

A Holiday Market

December 1, 2018 4th Annual Holiday Market On Saturday, December 1st from 11:00am to 5:00pm the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 154 will have their 4th Annual Holiday Market at the Tybee Island American Legion Post 154 at 10 Veterans Drive. The arts, crafts, and culinary market will include photography, paintings, jewelry, ocean home decor, gifts, apparel, handknits, artisan jellies, jams, sauces & more. There will be a Chinese Auction, Vendor Market Basket Raffle, and ALA Baked Goods Sale with all proceeds going towards ALA Unit 154 fund raising for local veterans, their families, & the historic Post 154 building. Bring your significant other too… the canteen will be open and the football games will be on! Also offering dawgs & chili. Time:...

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Tybee Island Christmas Parade

Tybee Island Christmas Parade

December 1, 2018 Tybee Island Christmas Parade The holiday season is a special time of year on Tybee and this parade has become a tradition that highlights the small town charm you only find here.  The parade begins at 1:00pm from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Hotel Tybee) and travels up Tybrisa to Butler Avenue then to the Tybee Gym where children will have photo time with Santa! The Tybee YMCA will have surprises for all to enjoy at the gym. All are welcome to be in the parade!  Parade applications are available here and are due by November 21....

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Floating Christmas Parade

Floating Christmas Parade

Friday, December 7, 2018 10th Annual Lighted Boat Parade Boats will be festively floating down the Back River during high tide for the 9th year!  Please call the Crab Shack at 912-786-9857 to confirm participation early!  The more entrants, the better & brighter. Start time:  7pm. Free Hot Dog & Chili Bar for everyone with a Second Harvest Food donation. Awards will be presented afterwards. Click here for more...

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Tybee Island Tour de Christmas Lights Bike Parade

Tybee Island Tour de Christmas Lights Bike Parade

Saturday, December 8 11th Annual Tybee Island Tour de Christmas Lights Parade Light up your bikes and golf carts, tinsel up the frames and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Tour de Christmas Lights parade will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside (1315 Chatham Avenue).   Registration is from 3pm until 6pm.  The oyster roast, door prizes, and raffle drawing begins at 4:30pm.  The “best of” judging begins at 6pm and the parade will start at 7pm.   Once the winner is announced, the riding begins for touring the island’s lights and downtown spontaneous stops!   All proceeds and donations benefit the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry – the goal is $10000 for the 11th year of this lit parade!   Click here for more...

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Christmas Eve Dining

Christmas Eve Dining

December 24, 2018 Christmas Eve Dining A variety of local restaurants are open Christmas Eve for those that choose to relax and leave the kitchen work to someone else the evening prior to Christmas Day.   Information about which of our fabulously distinct dining establishments that will be open on Christmas Eve are posted below:   A-J’s Dockside Restaurant @ 1315 Chatham Avenue B, 912.786.9533: open Beachview Java & Juice @ 1701 Butler Avenue, 912.786.5500: open Benny’s @ 1517 Butler Avenue, 912.786.0121: open until 1am Bernie’s Oyster House @ 13 Tybrisa Street, 912.786.5100:  open 12pm – 10pm with the regular menu and specials posted on Bernies-Tybee FB page The Breakfast Club @ 1500 Butler Avenue, 912.786.5984: open Cafe 80 Deli & Bakery @ 394...

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Christmas Church Services

Christmas Church Services

      Following is a list of activities and services that our local churches are hosting in honor of the holiday season:         All Saints’ Episcopal Church (804 Jones Avenue, 912-786-5845): Christmas Eve Service – 7pm Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church (811 Butler Avenue, 912-786-4647): Christmas Eve Service – TBA Saint Michaels Catholic Church (801 Butler Avenue, 912-786-4505): Christmas Eve Vigil – Children’s Mass – 4pm (3:45pm congregational singing) Christmas Eve Vigil –  6pm (5:45pm congregational singing) Christmas Day Mass – 10am (9:45am congregational singing) Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church (911 Butler Avenue, 912-786-4491): Christmas Eve Worship – 5pm Christmas Eve Worship – 7pm...

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Christmas Day Dining

Christmas Day Dining

December 25, 2018 Christmas Day Dining Yes!  Local Tybee restaurants are open on Christmas Day.   Information about which of our fabulously distinct dining establishments will be open on this day of youthful joyfulness are posted by the below: Beachview Java & Juice @ 1701 Butler Avenue, 912.786.5500: open Benny’s @ 1517 Butler Avenue, 912.786.0121: open at 5pm Bernie’s Oyster House @ 13 Tybrisa Street, 912.786.5100:  open 12pm – 10pm with the regular menu and specials posted on Bernies-Tybee FB page Doc’s Bar @ 10 Tybrisa Street: open Huc-A-Poo’s @ 1213 E. Hwy 80, 912.786.5900: kitchen closed, bar open Lighthouse Pizza Beach @ 15 Tybrisa Street, 912.786.9874:  open 12pm – 10pm with the regular menu Nickie’s 1971 @ 1513 Butler Avenue, 912.786.4444: open Rock...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

December 31, 2018 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration Curl up in your beach chair or on a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks display as they are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion at midnight. Fireworks can be seen from the beach as well as from the variety of beachfront restaurants!  Click here for more information. Share

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19th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge

19th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge

January 1, 2019 19th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge   Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2019! Please click here for more information and how you can register for this event!     To warm up before and / or after the “Plunge” a list of local dining establishments that will be open just for you follows: A-J’s Dockside Restaurant @ 1315 Chatham Avenue B, 912.786.9533: open Beachview Java & Juice @ 1701 Butler Avenue, 912.786.5500: open Benny’s @ 1517 Butler Avenue, 912.786.0121: open Bernie’s Oyster House @ 13 Tybrisa Street, 912.786.5100:  open 12pm – 10pm with the regular menu and specials posted on Bernies-Tybee FB page Cafe 80 Deli & Bakery @ 394 First Street,...

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Ft. Pulaski Candle Lantern Tours

Ft. Pulaski Candle Lantern Tours

December 14-15, 2018 Ft. Pulaski Candle Lantern Tours Fort Pulaski commemorates the Confederate Nog party of 1861 each year during the holiday season. The long-lived Savannah tradition provides night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps. The original party, held at Christmas time in 1861, gave the Confederate garrison at Fort Pulaski a respite from the tension of impending battle. The fort casemates, armed with cannons, were decorated with holiday garlands. As one soldier commented, tables groaned under the weight of fine delicacies sent down from the city. With song and good cheer, the men celebrated a light-hearted moment as the dark clouds of war gathered over Savannah. Guests will have the unique experience of a guided tour for the...

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A Lighthouse Christmas

A Lighthouse Christmas

December 8 & December 15, 2018 A Lighthouse Christmas The Tybee Island Historical Society invites you to join them for a unique opportunity to travel back through time and experience the sights and customs of Christmas at the Tybee Island Light Station in the days of their last Lighthouse Keeper and his family. This quaint depiction of holiday cheer in the 1930’s and 40’s illustrates the traditions of a simpler time by a small family whose closest, and sometimes only, neighbors were the military families of Fort Screven. Enjoy the twinkle of the Christmas Lights across the island from the top of the Lighthouse, carols, hot cider and the joy of the season by the warm glow of candlelight. Time: 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm $15.00 for Adults & $10.00 for...

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