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Thanksgiving and Frippmas at Fripp Island

Looking for something different this holiday season? Head to Fripp Island and let us take care of the festivities!

Thanksgiving Celebration – November 22-25, 2017

We kick off the holiday season at Fripp Island with lots of family fun Thanksgiving Weekend. From silly kids games and fishing to delicious food and an arts and crafts show, there is plenty for everyone to do. Of course we have the usual Fripp Island activities like golf, tennis, kayaking, nature and craft programs, but if you’re ready to get the holidays rolling here’s some of the fun:

Wednesday, November 22

Fripp Fall Family Fling – Gather the family and head to the Beach Club Pool for an evening of family friendly entertainment. There’s lots of games (pie eating contest, anyone?), music, a kid-friendly menu, holiday movie on the big screen and more. Entry is $10 per person or $50 for a family (up to 8). Call 843-838-1516 for more information.

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Beach Club – Come hungry! Entrees include Rosemary Crusted Pork Loin, BBQ Glazed Salmon, Herb Roasted Turkey and what lowcountry celebration is complete without Shrimp and Grits? There are lots of side and desserts and if that isn’t enough food, order a to-go turkey sandwich to satisfy that late night craving. Buffet cost is $29 (plus tax & gratuity) for adults and $12 (plus tax & gratuity) for children 10 and under. Reservations are required, so please call 843-838-1510 to make yours.

Friday, November 24

Kids Fishing Tournament – Join over 100 kids in this Fripp Island Classic. Tournament hours are 8am to 3pm and you can fish from the Marina docks (this day only), your boat, the surf, your private fishing hole or Bonito Bridge. Prizes for the largest fish in each category. Pick up an application at the Marina. Call 843-838-1517 with questions.

Arts & Crafts Show – Here’s your chance to get something special for everyone on your shopping list. It runs from 10am to 5pm and offers everything from pottery and art to soap and jewelry.

Gingerbread Contest and Elves Sweet Shop – Back by popular demand this year is the Gingerbread Contest. This year we’ll have two categories: Kids (12 and under) and Family (all ages). The Activity Center will have some kits for sale, but you’re welcome to bring or bake your own. Drop off your creation at the Beach Club from 11am to 4pm and while you’re there, the kids can decorate a holiday cookie! Judging will take place at 5pm and winners will be announced at Santa’s Arrival.

Santa’s Arrival – This is it! The moment all the kids have been waiting for – the big man in red’s arrival! After a long year of rest, Santa makes his first stop of the season at Fripp Island (he has to come here to pick up his reindeer after all). Since he’ll be riding a fire truck, you can’t miss him when he pulls into the Beach Club circle at 6pm. Bring your camera and list…and don’t forget to be good!

Saturday, November 25

Breakfast with Santa – The man in red is back for breakfast! Enjoy a buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage & pancake breakfast bites, french toast sticks and more. $14 (plus tax & gratuity for adults and $6 (plus tax & gratuity) for kids 10 and under. Call 843-838-1510 to make your reservation.

Nature Hayrides – Join our naturalist on a hayride at 10am and 11am where you’ll learn about some of the inhabitants of Fripp Island. Call 843-838-1516 for pricing and reservations.

Holiday Hayrides – We’ll send out hayrides at 5:30pm and 6:30pm. While the hayrides go out, we’ll have a holiday movie in the Creek House with hot chocolate and cider and marshmallows to toast over the fire.

Frippmas – December 1-3, 2017

When you’re on Fripp Island you celebrate Frippmas! Boat parades, decorating contests and holiday golfing fun and more are all waiting for you.

If you’re a resident be sure to enter our Festive Fripp House Decorating Contest. Do the holidays bring out the Clark Griswold in you? Show your holiday spirit and enter your house in our Festive Fripp contest! Judging will take place on Thursday, December 14th, so call 843-838-1516 to register your house by that day. Winners will be announced at Happy Hour on December 15th.
1st Place – $100 Fripp Bucks 2nd Place – $50 Fripp Bucks

Friday, December 1

Fripp Island  Yacht Club Boat Parade & Happy Hour ~ 5:30pm to 9pm (Happy Hour 5:30-7pm ~ Parade Starts at 6pm) – Head to Peg Leg’s for the boat parade and enjoy Happy Hour drinks, hors d’oeuvres & entertainment. Anyone is welcome to enter the boat parade! Contact the Marina for more information. 843-838-1517

Ride the Fripper – Holiday Cruise ~ 5pm to 6:30pm – Don’t have a boat for the parade? Don’t worry! Ride in the parade on the Fripper in style! Tickets are just $15 and include beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Call 843-838-1518 to reserve your spot today!

Golf Cart Decorating Contest – Drive your golf cart to the boat parade and deck it out in all it’s holiday finest. First place receives $100 in Fripp Bucks and second place receives $50 in Fripp Bucks. Winners announced that night.

Saturday, December 2

Santa Scramble Golf Tournament – Wear your best holiday sweater and get your swing on. Call 843-838-1576 for info.

Beaufort Holiday Boat Parade ~ 5:30-8pm – Join Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron as for the Light Up the Night Boat Parade at the Waterfront Park. Bring the family to watch the enchanted display of decorated boats with cookies & a cup of hot cocoa.

Sunday, December 3

Brunch & Bloody Mary’s at the Bonito Boathouse ~ 11:30am to 2pm – Build it your way when you join us for our Bloody Mary Bar.

Beaufort Christmas Parade ~ 3pm – Head into Beaufort and enjoy an afternoon downtown watching the annual Christmas parade.