Holiday Hours at The Sandbox
When/Where: Located on the south end of Hilton Head Island off of Pope Avenue. The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, has special Holiday hours. The museum will be open Monday through Saturday, December 19-31 and close early at 2:00 p.m. on December 24th and December 31st. Museum’s regular hours during the Winter season are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am-5 pm.
Info: Come out and enjoy the Holiday fun at The Sandbox. Pottery classes will be held on December 17, 20, and 24 at 9:30 a.m. Christmas stories with Santa will be December 21st and 22nd at 10:30 a.m. There will be special holiday crafts all week long.
Contact: For more information, please contact Caroline Rinehart, Operations Director at 843.842.7645 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Log on to www.thesandbox.org for information on other upcoming events and activities.
New Year's Eve Island Style
When/Where: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at The Crowne Plaza Resort Hilton Head
Info: Come have a great time and enjoy The Crowne Plaza’s New Year’s Eve Dining Extravaganza; live music by Trey’s Alien; open bar all night; Silent Auction items; and a Champagne Toast and Balloon Drop at Midnight! A separate on-site Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party is also available for children ages 3-12 from 7:00 pm until 12:30 am. Cost is $25 per child and includes dinner along with their own New Year’s Eve celebration! Parents must attend the “Celebrate Island Style” – New Year’s Eve Celebration for their children to participate. Space is limited, so call The Sandbox to make your reservation.
Cost: Tickets are $85 per person, $165 per couple or reserve a table for eight at $640 or a table for 10 at $800. Special room rates are available at the Crowne Plaza for New Year’s Eve event attendees.
Contact: To purchase your tickets for Celebrate Island Style! 2011 New Year’s Eve Event, call The Sandbox at 843.842.7645 or stop by The Sandbox, located at 18-A Pope Avenue, behind St. Andrew By- the-Sea UMC on the south end of Hilton Head Island. A variety of sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. For more information, contact Anne Finn, Executive Director, at 843.290.4557 or email@example.com.
New Year's Eve Party
When/Where: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 31at The Sandbox Children's Museum on Hilton Head
Info: Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up to midnight? Then ring in 2011 with your family at The Sandbox! The museum is hosting a “Noon” Year’s Eve party at their 18-A Pope Avenue location. Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to scavenger hunts and games, fun arts & crafts and a pasta lunch, attendees will ring in 2011 with party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon. Outside fun includes our popular Sandbox sandcastle bounce house and playing in the SNOW!
Cost: Ticket prices are $10 for adult children (children under 2 are free), Sandbox members $8 each and under 2 are free. Fee includes admission to the museum, all activities and lunch. To purchase tickets simply stop by or call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail Caroline Rinehart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: The Sandbox is located at 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church. For more information, log on to www.thesandbox.org .
Hilton Head Snow Day
When/Where: Jan 28th, 11am-4pm. Shelter Cove Park, Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head.
Info: Snowfield and inflatable rides. Lawn chairs encouraged!
Cost: 10 bucks for ages 2-8. Adults get in free.
Contact: For more information check out islandreccenter.org
The Westin’s annual Christmas Day Brunch
When/Where: Sunday December 25th from 10am – 3pm.
Contact: To RSVP, please call 843.681.4000 and ask for the Carolina Café.
Market to open Tuesdays in winter
When/Where: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays during the winter months.
Info: Pick Pocket Plantation Farmers Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays during the winter months. The plantation is a 15-acre property at 93 Trask Farm Road in Beaufort.
“The Drowsy Chaperone”
When/Where: Through Dec. 31. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Info: “The Drowsy Chaperone” is the show Variety said “emits enough intoxicating charm for just about anyone to get drunk on.” Inventive, fast-paced and delirious, “Chaperone” is a hilarious show-within-a-show about a Broadway fanatic in love with a 1928 smash hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone.” As he plays the cast album, the show magically bursts to life, and audiences are instantly immersed in the hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day. Nominated for 13 Tony Awards, and winner of six, “Chaperone” is a modern Broadway classic.
Contact: Information: www.artshhi.com; 843-842-ARTS.
No School Art Days Holiday Spectacular!
When/Where: Through Dec. 23. 10:00 -12:00. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Info: Looking for something to do while the kids are out of school? Check out this dance and craft camp for ages 6 – 12.
Cost: Pre-registration is required.
Contact: (843) 686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com.
Ninth annual Community Christmas Day Dinner
When/Where: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 25 at Aunt Chilada's Easy street Cafe, 69 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island.
New Year’s celebration at the Arts Center
When/Where: Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m
Info: Ring in 2012 at the Arts Center with a special 9:30 p.m. performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Laugh in the New Year and enjoy complimentary champagne, party favors and a midnight New Year's countdown with the cast of “The Drowsy Chaperone” following the show!
Cost: Tickets for this special event are $65.
Contact: www.artshhi.com; 843-842-ARTS.
“Harbour Town Lights," events presented by The Sea Pines Resort
When/Where: Through Jan. 2, Harbour Town, The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island.
Bedtime StoriesWhen/Where: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Bluffton Branch Library
Info: Get those jambes on and come on down to a special "beat the January blahs" storytime.
Baby Book GroupWhen/Where: 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Bluffton Branch Library
Info: A lap sit program with stories, finger plays and music. 30 minutes with 15 minutes of socialization. Themes are "Let it snow" Jan. 18, "January Sillies" Jan. 25 and "Penguins" Feb. 1. For babies up to 2 years old.
Little BookwormsWhen/Where: 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Bluffton Branch Library
Info: Lots of fun for ages 2-5 years. A lively group with stories, finger plays, flannel boards, dancing and music. A small craft is available to take and make or stay and make.
Book StarsWhen/Where: 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bluffton Branch Library
Info: Enjoy activities, stories and fames all about your favorite characters and themes. Snacks provided. Themes include:
- 5 p.m. Jan. 10: Have fun with Skippyjon Jones
- 4 p.m. Jan. 17: Pirates Abound
- 4 p.m. Jan. 24: Ducks in Books
- 4 p.m. Jan. 31: It's Tacky the Penguin
It's MagicWhen/Where: From 4-5 p.m. starting Jan. 11 for five consecutive weeks at the Bluffton Branch Library
Info: Miss Wendy will hold a special magic group session. Learn and take home a new trick every week. Read magical stories and make snacks disappear.