Dec 2, 2014
7th Annual Blizzard at Blue Heron Nature Trail
The Seventh Annual Blizzard at Blue Heron Nature Trail benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, December 5th at the Blue Heron Trail, 321 Bailey Lane in Ridgeland. This outdoor festival offers snow, bouncy houses, a cake walk, local arts and crafts as well as hot dogs, s’mores, and hot chocolate for sale. Bring the whole family for a night of snowy fun in the Lowcountry! Santa Claus will be there to kick off the holiday season!
Costs include $5 to play in the snow and $5 for a picture with Santa. Other activities will be offered at no charge.
For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County at 843-717-1615 or Liz Vallino with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry at 843-379-5430 ext. 233.
Taste of the Season
Friday, December 5th from 6:00 until 9:00 PM, get holiday inspiration and experience the innovative cuisine of top area chefs as they share their culinary fare from more than 35 of your favorite restaurants at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of the Season at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa.
Here’s your chance to explore all the new restaurants on your list, and some of the Lowcountry’s landmark favorites. From haute cuisine to Lowcountry classics – there’s something to please every palate at the popular holiday event.
Featuring well-known favorites to newcomers and island icons, the event offers a mouth-watering tour of the Lowcountry’s culinary landscape.
Get a headstart on holiday shopping with fabulous silent auction items featuring great getaways and gift items just in time for the season. This is one holiday event you won’t want to miss!
For more information contact Dorothy Guscio at 843.341.8379.
Winter Wonder Festival at Shelter Cove Community Park
The Winter Wonder Festival will be held at Shelter Cove Community Park on Saturday, December 5th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The festival provides a safe environment parents can take their children to start their Holiday celebration! The target age for the event is 3 – 12, but everyone is welcome. There will be hayrides, carnival games, a petting zoo, children’s parade, and much more. We will be joined by Mr. & Mrs. Claus!
Admission is $10 for children (2-15)
Old Town Bluffton Christmas Parade
The Town of Bluffton has several Christmas events planned for the weekend of December 5-7, 2014. The festivities begin with the Town Hall Christmas tree lighting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. December 5th at Town Hall, 20 Bridge St. The event will include a musical performance by M.C. Riley Elementary School students and an appearance by Santa Claus. The Old Town Bluffton Merchants Society also will host “Light Up the Night” from 3 to 8 p.m. that day, which includes free holiday trolley rides beginning at 5 p.m.
The Christmas parade will begin at 11 a.m. on December 6, 2014. The parade runs through Old Town Bluffton on a nearly three-mile route that starts at Pritchard and Bridge streets and ends at Red Cedar Road. The parade typically lasts two-and-a-half to three hours and will take place rain or shine.
Finally, there will be a second Christmas tree lighting at beginning at 3:45 p.m. December 7, 2014 at Buckwalter Place. Santa will arrive in a fire truck, parade awards will be presented and the Red Cedar Elementary School choir will sing. Cookies, cupcakes and hot cocoa will be served at the event, which is a joint celebration with Station 300, Buckwalter Place and the town of Bluffton.
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