Photo courtesy of Shelter Cove Towne Center
Starting Nov. 19, one of Hilton Head Island’s most beloved holiday traditions will return: The Dove Street Festival of Lights.
Returning to the Shelter Cove Towne Center, this annual winter wonderland sees the plaza’s main strip lit up in a twinkling rainbow of holiday cheer. While this annual extravaganza now calls Shelter Cove Town Center home, as its name implies, the Dove Street Festival of Lights was originally held on – you guessed it – Dove Street, on the island’s south end.
For nearly 20 years Dove Street would shine all season long with an array of Christmas lights, with Hilton Head Island locals and visitors alike taking a long, slow ride in their cars past the display, stopping only to drop a donation off for local charities.
At Shelter Cove Town Center, they’ve kept the lights and the charity and added so much more. You’ll definitely want to see it first from your car (in keeping with tradition) but then park so you can take in the festivities first hand: falling bubble snowflakes, nightly entertainment, shopping and dining and even a skating rink in the park.
It’s the season of giving, and plenty of local charities will be on hand including the Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund, Programs for Exceptional People and the Island Rec Center. Fun fact: over the years, this festival has raised more than $120,000 for local non-profits, provided more than 40,000 cans of food for local families in need and provided presents for 20,000 children.
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