Tybee Island Christmas Tree Lighting


Top Winter Events on Tybee Island

From decking the halls to fireworks that light the night sky, these Tybee Island events are the best way to get into the winter spirit. So, grab your friends and family and head to Georgia's northernmost barrier island for a winter beach vacation laced with holiday shows, parades and festivals.

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Tybee Island Winter Events

Annual Christmas Parade of Lights

It's an island-style Christmas parade at the Annual Christmas Parade on Tybee Island. Santa is scheduled to arrive and will be led by a parade of twinkling lights down to the beach. This nighttime display shines an even brighter light on our beautiful island. It's a night not to be missed.

Tybee Island Holiday Market

The cozy and festive Tybee Holiday Market is here to spread joyous cheer. Locals and visitors can expect great finds with local vendors, enjoy great music, as well as kids' activities and a corn hole tournament that everyone will enjoy. Immediately following the market, gather around for the Tybee Island Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Annual Tybee Island Christmas Tree Lighting

Join in the fun with delicious holiday treats, dancing and caroling at the annual Tybee Island Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. You'll be in awe at these lovely branches.

Tour De Lights Bicycle Christmas Parade

All are invited to join in the holiday fun at the annual Tybee Island Tour de Lights Christmas Parade! Dress your bicycle or golf cart in its holiday finery and spread the holiday cheer across our quaint, coastal community.

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Start 2024 off right on Tybee Island at the annual New Year's Eve Fireworks show sponsored by Visit Tybee. Watch as a shimmering display lights up the nighttime island sky. This magnificent show can be seen from anywhere on the island, so you can't miss it. Bring your family and friends as we take a cup o' kindness yet for the last time in 2023.

Tybee Polar Plunge

Are you ready to take the big plunge? The Tybee Island Polar Plunge is back and chillier than ever! Join the fun as we take the leap into the Atlantic Ocean to wash away the old and welcome in the new year. Gather friends and family for the Gang of Goofs celebration for the wackiest costume contest and parade. Register online to beat the crowd and receive your official Tybee Polar Plunge long-sleeve t-shirt. We'll see you at the pier!

Tybee Restaurant Week

Get your "prix fixe" during the highly anticipated Tybee Restaurant Week. Bask in a week-long foodie's dream as participating Tybee Island restaurants offer a diversified menu of coastal goodness you won't find anywhere else. 

YMCA Critz Tybee Run Fest

Run for the kids! The YMCA Critz Tybee Run Fest is a weekend-long event featuring a kids' run, 1-mile run, 2.8-mile beach run, 5K, 10K and half marathon. This scenic trail will provide participants with breathtaking views of the island while benefitting Tybee Island's YMCA youth program and the coastal Georgia community. It's a refreshing way to give back.

Be sure to visit our Tybee Island Event page for the most up-to-date winter events and festivals!

Don't forget! Savannah has some amazing fun-filled holly day events you should check out during our winter season.

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