Things to do on Hilton Head in November

Music & Entertainment

Harmonious: A Charity Concert Under the Stars

When: 7-10 p.m. Nov. 19

Where: The Country Club of Hilton Head

Details: Harmonious is an exclusive jazz charity concert featuring stunning performances and tantalizing tastings, benefitting Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s patient care programs.hospicecarelc.org or allevents.in

Jazz: America’s Voice

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7

Where: First Presbyterian Church

Details: Don’t miss the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s performance of works by Copland, Etkin and Grant, featuring clarinetist Orin Etkin and the Orin Etkin Quartet. hhso.org

Many Moods of the Season

When: 7 p.m., Dec. 9

Where: First Presbyterian Church

Details: Celebrate the season with the Hilton Head Choral Society through a variety of musical perspectives, cultures and traditions performed by the full chorus, guest soloists and orchestra. This year’s program includes the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah and Robert Shaw’s The Many Moods of Christmas. hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

TPAC 2022 Gala Wine Dinner & Recital

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 9

Where: TidePointe

Details: The Performing Arts Consortium honors distinguished HHI philanthropist Mieke Smit at its 2022 GALA fundraiser event featuring an elegant dinner with wine pairings, followed by a spectacular concert. eventbrite.com

Gregg Russell Thanksgiving Concert

When: 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 25

Where: Harbour Town

Details: Join The Sea Pines Resort under the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town for a special Gregg Russell Thanksgiving concert for the entire family, as well as the official lighting of the Harbour Town Christmas Tree. seapines.com

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 27; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28

Where: First Presbyterian Church

Details: John Morris Russell and the HHSO kick off the holiday season with two Thanksgiving weekend performances. This beloved Lowcountry tradition will feature the HHSO Chorus and its director, Michael Schwartzkopf, 2022 YCC winner and cellist Ewan Manalo and operatic sensation Jennifer Cherest in a program of holiday classics and enchanting new favorites. You also can catch the Bluffton performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church Parish Life Center. hhso.org

Sports & Outdoors

Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival 

Thursday, Nov. 3

  • Grand Motoring Film Festival, 5-9 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Friday, Nov. 4

  • Driving Tour, the Parris Island Experience, 8 a.m., Beaufort 
  • Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala, 7-10 p.m., Hilton Head Island Airport 

Saturday, Nov. 5

  • Car Club Showcase, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Port Royal Golf Club
  • Aero Expo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hilton Head Island Airport
  • Legends of the Autobahn East, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Port Royal Golf Club
  • Austin-Healey Southeastern Classic, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Port Royal Golf Club
  • Satisfy Your Thirst After Party, 4-6 p.m., Port Royal Golf Club
  • Design Among the Stars, 6:30 p.m., Harbour Town Clubhouse, Sea Pines Resort

Sunday, Nov. 6

  • Concours d’Elegance, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Port Royal Golf Club

Other car shows in the area:

  • Cars, Coffee & Cigars: 8:30-11 a.m. Nov. 5 & Dec. 3, South Island Square
  • Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 11, Grayco on Lady’s Island
  • Palm Trees & Pistons: 9-11 a.m. Nov. 12, Sea Turtle Marketplace
  • Annual Charity Car Show: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12, Chevrolet Hardeeville
  • Pizza n’ Pistons cruise-in: 4-6 p.m. Nov. 14, Pizza Co. Bluffton
  • Carolina Dreamers Car Club Bluffton: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Crave Station, Hilton Head
  • Cars & Coffee: 8-11 a.m. Nov. 19, USCB Bluffton
  • Speed: 9-11 a.m. Nov. 26, Sonic Drive-In in Bluffton 

Palmetto Bluff Conservancy events

With a vast outdoor classroom, the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy team members are ambassadors to each resident and guest, introducing them to this landscape in ways large and small, structured and informal. Tours, classes and workshops, programs, research and field trips are all available to facilitate this environmental learning process. palmettobluff.com/conservation

Conservancy events:

  • Brown Bag Lunch – Turpentine: Noon-1 p.m. Nov. 9
  • PBC Birding – Cemetery Loop: 8-11 a.m. Nov. 10
  • Explore PBC – Rephraim Cemetery: 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 11

Savannah Ghost Pirates’ first home game

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 5

Where: Enmarket Arena

Details: Cheer on the home team. It’s the Savannah Ghost Pirates’ first East Coast Hockey League home game. ghostpirateshockey.com

Upcoming home games:
Nov. 10, 11, 18, 19 & Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 11, 22, 23, 30, 31

Bike Bluffton for The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton

When: 8 a.m.- noon Nov. 6

Where: The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton

Details: Don’t miss this cycling event for bike riders of all abilities to benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton. Choose various levels of cycling on routes through Palmetto Bluff and Sun City and enjoy food trucks, live music and entertainment. bikebluffton.org

Arts & Culture

The Nutcracker

When: Times vary, Nov. 11-20

Where: Seahawk Cultural Center

Details: Get in the holiday spirit and attend Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker. hiltonheaddance.com

Palmetto Bluff Artist in Residence

When: Times vary, Nov. 9-12

Where: The FLOW Gallery in Bluffton

Details: Teresa Roche is the featured artist of the month. See her work or attend a workshop. palmettobluff.com

Food & Drink

Hilton Head Oyster Festival

When: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 12

Where: Shelter Cove Community Park & Lowcountry Celebration Park

Details: This year’s festival includes all-you-can-eat food, live music, local artisan pop-up shops and an oyster shucking contest. All Proceeds Benefit The Carmines Family Recreation Scholarship Fund at the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center. hiltonheadoysterfestival.com

Lecture & Classes

WACHH Distinguished Speaker Series

The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head’s Distinguished Speaker Series usually takes place on the first and third Fridays of each month at the First Presbyterian Church – October through May. Speakers come from around the globe and are known for their international experience in government, business, military affairs and academia. wachh.org

Distinguished Speaker Series Lineup:

November 11: Kevin Cassidy: Global Supply Chains

December 2: Sarah Chayes: Corruption in America – What’s at Stake

Bluffton Library Birthday Party

When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Nov. 12

Where: Bluffton Library

Details: Celebrate the Bluffton Library Building’s 20th Birthday with a celebration in the lobby, an author talk, “Gullah Spirituals with Dr. Eric Crawford” and the Friends of the Bluffton Library Annual Meeting. friendsoftheblufftonlibrary.com

2022 Nesting Season Recap

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8

Where: USCB Hilton Head campus

Details: Don’t miss the end-of-season turtle recap hosted by the Sea Turtle Patrol HHI, presented by Amber Kuehn; your RSVP is required. Celebrate the highlights of this season as well as begin preparations for the next. seaturtlepatrolhhi.org

Markets & Shopping

Local markets 

Enjoy the local flavors of the Lowcountry with some of these regular farmers and art markets:

  • Bluffton Farmer’s Market: Noon-5 p.m. Thursdays, 68 Boundary St.
  • Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum
  • Farmers & Makers Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, The Shops at Sea Pines Center
  • Hilton Head Community Market: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Shelter Cove Community Park
  • Port Royal Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Naval Heritage Park
  • Forsythe Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Savannah
  • First Thursdays Art Market: 4-7 p.m. first Thursday of each month, The Shops at Sea Pines Center
  • SOBA Christmas Bazaar: Regular gallery hours, Nov. 7-Jan. 1, the SOBA Gallery
  • The Root and Bloom Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 6, 20 & Dec. 4, 68 Boundary St.
  • Lowcountry Made Port Royal Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., second Saturday of each month, Live Oaks Park
  • Lowcountry Made Bluffton Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., third Saturday of each month, Buckwalter Place Park
  • Beaufort First Friday: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 4 & Dec. 2, Downtown Beaufort
  • Bluffton Night Bazaar: 5-8 p.m., first Thursday of each month, Burnt Church Distillery
  • Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Market: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dec. 3, Sharon and Dick Stewart Maritime Center

Marco Bicego Trunk Show

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 15 & 6 p.m., Nov. 16

Where: Forsythe Jewelers

Details: Marco Bicego has redefined the phrase “everyday luxury” with sensuous, extraordinarily beautiful jewelry which blends old-world Italian hand craftsmanship with tradition, passion and imagination. His uniquely crafted pieces are exceptional enough to make a statement, yet personal enough to wear every day. forsythejewelers.biz

Holiday Open House

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 30

Where: Forsythe Jewelers

Details: Browse from a large selection of top-brand jewelry designers, including Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, David Yurman, Lagos, Gabriel & Co., Sethi Couture, Jude Frances, Gurhan and more. And shop MacKenzie-Childs holiday décor and housewares in a fun and festive atmosphere. forsythejewelers.biz

Santa’s Arrival and the Gingerbread Trail

When: 1:45-4 p.m. Nov. 26

Where: Village at Wexford

Details: Take photos with Santa in his Christmas cottage along the Gingerbread Trail with treats for kids, crafts and complimentary holiday bags. Story time with Santa begins at 1:45. Enjoy story time and photos with Santa every Saturday through December 17. villageatwexford.com

Santa and Shopping Day

When: 12-2:30 p.m. Nov. 25

Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Details: Don’t miss a day of specials and sales throughout the harbour shops and restaurants. Santa will arrive at noon via fire truck and stay at the Neptune Statue for children to share their Christmas lists and take photos. Enjoy holiday music and train rides around the marina. Bring a new unwrapped toy or canned items for The Deep Well Project. ShelterCoveHiltonHead.com/santa

Evening in the Village

When: 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16

Where: Village at Wexford

Details: Enjoy a holiday open house through the village complete with promotions, demonstrations, music and refreshments. villageatwexford.com

Charity & Community

Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade

When: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 12

Where: Alder Lane Beach Access to Coligny Beach & the Tiki Hut

Details: Join this parade and celebrate the history, ecology and people of the island. The only requirement is having a lantern. The parade lineup begins at 5, the parade starts right after sunset traveling north, and the after-party begins at the Tiki Hut. culturehhi.org

Four Legged Frolic

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 13

Where: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort

Details: At the Hilton Head Humane Four Legged Frolic, you will be doing more than just enjoying an open and fun-filled night of food, dance and music. You’ll be ensuring a brighter future for the dogs and cats of the Lowcountry. hhhumane.org

23rd Annual LightHouse Awards Gala

When: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 18

Where: Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association

Details: The coveted LightHouse Award is an honor given to area homebuilding professionals for their demonstration of excellence and quality of craftsmanship in the construction of homes throughout Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties. hhahba.com

Harbour Town Lights

When: Times vary, Nov. 25-Jan. 1

Where: Harbour Town

Details: Stroll along the harbor and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures, including the centerpiece attraction – a towering Christmas tree. The official tree lighting will take place just prior to the Gregg Russell Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. While you’re enjoying the holiday season, help the Deep Well Project make a difference in someone’s life. Drop off a couple of canned goods or a new, unwrapped child’s toy in the well by the Liberty Oak stage. seapines.com

Savannah Events

  • November 7: Cupid’s Arrow Golf Classic at The Savannah Golf Club
  • November 11: Bonnie Raitt at the Johnny Mercer Theater
  • November 11: #HonorMark 5K at Grand Prize of America Ave
  • November 12: 10th Annual Savannah Cranksgiving Ride
  • November 12: The Fab Four at the Johnny Mercer Theater 
  • November 12: Reba McEntire at the Enmarket Arena
  • November 18: Christmas Made in the South at the Savannah Civic Center
  • November 19: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Johnny Mercer Theater
  • November 26: South Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker
  • November 26: Savannah Boat Parade of Lights

Save the Date

  • December 1: Holiday Tree Lighting at the Telfair Museum
  • December 1: Holiday Sip and Shop in Old Town Bluffton
  • December 2: Winter Wonderland at Shelter Cove Park
  • December 2: Holiday Open House at Vitality Med Spa
  • December 2: Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish…Freedom: A Sea Island Holiday Celebration
  • December 3: 51st annual Bluffton Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
  • December 3: Deck the Hulls: A Christmas Boat Parade
  • December 3: The Ted Flach Memorial Candy Cane Classic 
  • December 3: Savannah’s Christmas Market at the Savannah Convention Center
  • December 3: The Great Pumpkin Festival
  • December 3: Deck the Hulls at Skull Creek 
  • December 3: WinterFest 2022 at ZenDen in Port Royal
  • December 3: JSLB Truckin’ It 5K in Port Royal
  • December 3: Ted Flach Memorial Classic
  • December 4: Dirty Dancing in Concert at the Johnny Mercer Theater
  • December 4: Holiday Artisan Market in Palmetto Bluff

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