Holly Jolly Jekyll – Jekyll Island Foundation

Holly Jolly Jekyll

Participants from the Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade.

Life-sized gingerbread men and twinkling lights at Jekyll Island Mini-Golf’s Peppermint Land.

Santa reading to child from his chair in the historic district.

‘Tis the season! The Holly Jolly Jekyll season, that is! This year the whole season has been reimagined to ensure guests will remain safe and healthy while participating in activities the whole family will enjoy. From the return of the Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade to the addition of two nights of fireworks, this season promises to be better than ever!

The Holly Jolly Jekyll season kicks off November 27 and ends January 3. Returning all season long, guests can hop on a Holly Jolly Light Tours to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view of over half a million lights across the island, all from the comfort of Jekyll’s jolliest trolley. Then, guests can head over to Jekyll Island Mini Golf and play into the evening amongst the life-sized gumdrops, peppermint sticks, gingerbread men, and more at Peppermint Land. Guests can also hop on a Holidays in History trolley tour to learn all about how the millionaires decorated for the holidays, their traditions, and even step into their homes to see the decorations up close.

SANTA! With a total of 15 Santa sightings throughout the season, the Jekyll Island Convention Center kicks off visits with the big man with multiple opportunities to see him at both their Breakfast with Santa and Cookie Decorating with Santa events. From special viewing locations, guests can also spot him in the island-wide Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade. Kids can likewise wave to him at the Holiday Big Truck Roundup while exploring several emergency vehicles from Jekyll Island Fire/EMS and Georgia State Patrol. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Prior to the start of both Drive-in Movies, featuring the movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa will join his fire department friends for a ride around in his big red fire truck!

It’s the best time of the year! From fireworks to playing a round of mini golf under twinkling lights, every day of the Holly Jolly Jekyll season is filled with joy and merriment. So, whether you’re visiting Jekyll Island for the day or the month, there’s a holly jolly line-up for all!

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Jekyll Island Foundation

P.O. Box 13002, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-4100


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