*Oyster roasts on Tybee forThanksgiving have become a tradition for a lot of families. Forget the turkey or try one Tybee’s fabulous restaurants. Many restaurants like the North Beach Grill have a special Thanksgiving meal planned.
• The Tybee Floating Christmas Parade is spectacular. Imagine christmas trees in the ocean. Boats, skiffs and yachts are all decorated to create an amazing light show. Boats depart from the dock at the Crab Shack at 7 p.m. Nov. 30.
• Lights On for Tybee Celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, our precious Mayor lights the Christmas tree at the Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout. Come out for the live entertainment, extended store hours, refreshments and offers at locations throughout downtown. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also be there, of course. (photo shoots!!!)
• Tybee loves parades and the Tybee Island Christmas Parade starts at about at 1 p.m. Dec. 8. It will run from the 14th Street parking lot to the YMCA on 5th Street.
* NEW YEAR’S
• Tybee can sure put on a fireworks show!!! Don’t miss New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Dec. 31 2013 at midnight. Stand in awe from the pier, under the pier or bring your beach chairs, cocktails and snacks to the beach and watch it from anywhere.
• Brave souls – mainly crazy folks – show up on the beach New Year’s Day for the annual Tybee Polar Plunge . Costumes welcomed while youjump into the Atlantic Ocean for a chilly and refreshing way to start the year. It’s at the pier on the island’s south end.
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