Past Events

Thanksgiving Day Dining

Thanksgiving Day Dining

November 24, 2016 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. Information about which of our fabulously distinct dining locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day continues to come in.   Following is the latest for your planning purposes: Agave Bar & Grill (402 First Street; 912-472-9022) will be open 11am – 3pm. Bernies Oyster House (13 Tybrisa Street; 912-786-5100) will be open 12pm – 7pm. Lighthouse Pizza North (1105 Highway 80 E.: 912-786-9874) will be open 12pm – 10pm. North Beach Bar & Grill (33 Meddin Drive: 912-786-4442) is taking pre-orders for...

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2016 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 26 as you do your holiday shopping.  Plus, remember gift certificates are also wonderful presents for those you care about! Read the Small Business Saturday Proclamation here. Locations posted below, with hours of operation and...

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Community Decorating Day

Community Decorating Day

November 26, 2016 Come together to decorate the island for the holidays! All are welcome to meet at the Community Garden, between the Old School Cafeteria and Gym, to pick up decorations for five special areas on the Island. Then, off you go with decorations in hand to help make the Island festive! Students can receive community service hours. Time: 10:00am Meeting location: Old School Complex (between the Cafeteria and Gym) Share

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U R the judge for the Best Decorated Businesses

U R the judge for the Best Decorated Businesses

Nov. 24 – Dec. 2 Judging of Best Decorated Business Every year holiday decorations are hung with care throughout our character-filled island. Merchants light up their storefronts with festive bulbs, ornaments, and favorite characters depicting holiday memories are painted for all to see along the windows. During the Lights on for Tybee Celebration, awards will be presented by Tybee Beautification Association to the Best Decorated Businesses.  The public is encouraged to participate by submitting nominations for your favorites!  Voting will take place between Thanksgiving Day and December 2. Nominations may be emailed here. Share

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Lights on for Tybee Celebration

Lights on for Tybee Celebration

December 2, 2016 Lights on for Tybee Celebration HOLIDAY LIGHTS! MUSIC! DANCING! SHOPPING! DINING! A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting and holiday joy! 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’s choir theme is “A Charlie Brown Christmas”! Tybee Beautification will present the Best Decorated Business awards and Gretchen Greene School of Dance students will be performing will get you ready to...

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Girls Night Inn

Girls Night Inn

December 3, 2016 Girls Night Inn Each year, the innkeepers at Beachview Bed & Breakfast host Girls Night Inn to benefit the Tybee Island Rising Tyde Food Pantry. This year a Taste of Tybee has been added to the evening of live entertainment, raffle drawings, and silent auction action.  Tickets are required.  Please click here for more information.   WHEN:  Saturday, December 3 @ 5:30pm WHERE:  Beachview Bed & Breakfast 1701 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island,...

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Tybee Island Christmas Parade

Tybee Island Christmas Parade

December 3, 2016 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...

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Floating Christmas Parade

Floating Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 11 Floating Christmas Parade During high tide, boats will be festively floating.  Please call the Crab Shack at 912-786-9857 to confirm participation early!  The more entrants, the better & brighter.    Start time:  5:30pm. Cost:  Free to participants with a donation for Second Harvest Food Bank; $5 for spectators with a donation for Second Harvest Food Bank. Awards will be presented afterwards. Call 912-786-9857 for more information and to...

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A Lighthouse Christmas

A Lighthouse Christmas

December 10 & 17, 2016 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: 7pm $20.00 for Adults & $15.00 for children 5-17 (Children 4 and...

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House of Christmas Mouse

House of Christmas Mouse

December 3 – 4, 2016 House of Christmas Mouse The Arts Association welcomes kids to come to the Arts Center for their House of Christmas Mouse. There will be a plethora of Christmas gifts at children prices available for your little ones to do their holiday shopping on December 3 (10am – 1pm & 4pm – 6pm) and December 4 (10am – 2pm). The Arts Center is located at 7 Cedarwood Avenue.  For more information, visit their website by clicking here or follow them on FB...

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Holly Trolley – Residential Decoration Judging

Holly Trolley – Residential Decoration Judging

December 16, 2015 Residential Decoration Judging Jump aboard the Holly Trolley with Tybee Beautification Association to ride around the neighborhoods looking for the best decorated homes. Each year participants partake in caroling on the trolley, sharing treats and “ohhhs-n-ahhs” when they see homes all decked out for the holiday season. Residents, When they see yours so festive, they stop and present you with a beautiful gift of appreciation for making such a contribution to the holiday island spirit.  Please click here for more information or to suggest your home / your neighbors home be considered. Time: 7:00pm Place: Tybee Island Post Office –...

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Ft. Pulaski Candle Lantern Tours

Ft. Pulaski Candle Lantern Tours

December 18-19, 2015 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 fort...

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cancelled for 2016: Tybee Island Tour de Lights Bike Parade

cancelled for 2016: Tybee Island Tour de Lights Bike Parade

– cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew cleanup – Saturday, December 17 11th Annual Tybee Island Toure’ de Lights Bike Parade Light up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun! The Tour de Lights parade will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside (1315 Chatham Avenue).   Bike line-up and decorating begins at 5 p.m. with the contest judging at 6:15 pm.  The winner will be announced at 7 pm. All proceeds and donations benefit the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry. Call 912-786-9533 for more information and participation requirements.

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Church Activities & Services during the Holidays

Church Activities & Services during the Holidays

      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 – December 24 @ 6 pm Christmas Day Service – December 25 @ 10am Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church (809 Butler Avenue, 912-786-4647): Christmas Concert, “Silent Night, Holy Night” – December 18 @ 7 pm Christmas Day Communion – December 25 @ 10am Saint Michael Catholic Church (8th & Butler Avenue, 912-786-4505): Christmas Eve Vigil – December 24 @ 5pm (4:30pm Christmas prelude and congregational singing) Christmas Day Mass – December 25 @ 9:30am (9:15am Christmas...

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Christmas Eve Dining

Christmas Eve Dining

December 24, 2016 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.   Following is a list of our fabulously distinct dining locations that will be open:   A-J’s Dockside Restaurant (1315 Chatham Avenue; 912-786-9533) will be open 11am – 9pm. Agave Bar & Grill (402 First Street; 912-472-9022) will be open 11am – 3pm. Bernies Oyster House (13 Tybrisa Street; 912-786-5100) will be open 11am – 8pm. Bubba Gumbo’s (1 Old Tybee Road; 912-786-4445) will be open 4pm – 9pm. Fannie’s On The Beach (1613 Strand Avenue; 912-786-6109) will be open 11am – 4pm. Gerald’s Pig &...

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Christmas Day Church Services

Christmas Day Church Services

December 25, 2016 Christmas Day Church Services Christmas Day Church Services on Tybee Island:   All Saints’ Episcopal Church (804 Jones Avenue, 912-786-5845): TBD Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church (809 Butler Avenue, 912-786-4647): TBD Saint Michael Catholic Church (8th & Butler Avenue, 912-786-4505): TBD Trinity Chapel United Methodist (911 Butler Avenue, 912–786-4491): TBD Share

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Christmas Day Dining

Christmas Day Dining

December 25, 2016 Christmas Day Dining   Yes!  Local Tybee restaurants are open on Christmas Day.     So, if this is your year that Santa gifts you with the luxury of dining out for Christmas Day, festive dining options include:  Bernies Oyster House (13 Tybrisa Street; 912-786-5100) will be open 12pm – 7pm. Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp (1115 Highway 80 E; 912-786-4227) will be open 11:30am – 8pm.  Please note that hours may vary. Lighthouse Pizza North (1105 Highway 80 E.: 912-786-9874) will be open 5pm – 10pm. Rock House Bar & Grill (1518 Butler Avenue: 912-786-7176) will be open 11am – 3am. Daily specials will be available. Wet Willies (16 Tybrisa Street: 912-786-5611) will be open 5pm – 12am. Please call for...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

December 31, 2016 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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17th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge

17th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge

January 1, 2017 17th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge   Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends to celebrate the beginning of 2017! 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 are: A-J’s Dockside Restaurant (1315 Chatham Avenue; 912-786-9533) will be open 11am – 9pm. Bernie’s Oyster House (13 Tybrisa Street; 912-786-5100) will be open 8am – 10pm. CoCo’s Sunset Grille (1 Old US Highway 80 East; 912-786-7810) will be open 11am – 9am.  The annual New Year’s Oyster Roast will be taking place as the Christy Alan Band...

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7th Annual Christmas Caroling Trolley

7th Annual Christmas Caroling Trolley

December 15, 2012 7th Annual Christmas Caroling Trolley Every year, in true community spirit, neighbors board the trolley and spread singing joy throughout the island. This year’s sponsor and meeting location is Marlin Monroe’s @ 404 Butler Avenue. Gathering begins at 5pm and the Caroling Trolley will depart at 6pm – rain or shine. Flashlights are recommended. One trolley will be transporting this year, so be sure to buy tickets early! For ticket availability call 912-786-4745. Share

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