2022 Golden Isles Holiday Event Guide

2022 Golden Isles Holiday Event Guide

TIS’ THE SEASON for family gatherings, holiday events, gift-giving, cozy couch snuggles, extra coffee + warm meals shared together. It’s one of my favorite times of year and although it can get busy, I hope you find time to slow down, to reflect with gratitude on this past year and pray for the Lord’s provision in 2023. If you find yourself saying “I just need to make it through this week,” let that be a reminder that it’s okay to say no to the hustle and bustle, it’s okay to have lazy days with your kids, it’s okay to slow down bake cookies, fresh bread + watch Christmas movies all day.

But if you do find yourself wanting to get out and enjoy the festivities in the Golden Isles, below is a round-up of fun Holiday Events!

Holiday Events In The Golden Isles

Glynn County Holiday Events

12 Days Of Christmas Light Displays @ Jekyll Island – 6pm-12am Daily through 1/8

Peppermint Land Mini Golf @ Jekyll Island Mini Golf – Daily through 1/2

Santa Mailbox on Main @ Jekyll Island – Daily through 12/24

Silents Disco @ Reid’s Apothecary – Fri, 12/9, 9pm

Breakfast w/ The Grinch @ Jekyll Island Club Resort – Sat, 12/10, 9am-11am

Winter Wonderland @ North Glynn Sports Complex – Sat, 12/10, 10am-12pm

Holly Jolly Jekyll Light Parade @ Great Dunes Beach – Sat, 12/10, 7pm

Christmas Lightshow @ Newcastle St – Fridays + Saturdays, 7pm + 9pm

Teddy Bear Tea @ The King and Prince – Sun, 12/11, 11:30am

Camden County Holiday Events

Christmas on The Farm @ Incacheetoo Plantation – Saturdays 11am-7pm + Sundays 1pm-6pm

Santa Lighted Boat Parade @ St. Marys Waterfront Park – Sun, 12/11, 6pm

Christmas Movie Night @ Chick-Fil-A – Sat, 12/10, 6pm

Miracle at the North Pole @ St. Marys Little Theatre – Sat, 12/10, 6pm

Check back each week as I edit for the upcoming weekend!

FREEBIE: December Home Maintenance Checklist

Prep for winter with these 5 December home maintenance tips:

  • Inspect attic insulation. If it’s level with or below your joists, you may need to add more.
  • Clean your chimney and fireplace. If you have gas logs, compressed air clears away dust and soot.
  • Check for drafts around exterior doors and replace weatherstripping or use a physical barrier if needed. 
  • Put a few indoor and outdoor lights on timers. Added security and one less thing you have to remember. 
  • Consider a security or doorbell camera. The holidays are rife with porch pirates. Plus, you can usually score a good deal this time of year.

What’s on your home to-do list this December? Drop how you like to winterize your home in the comments below.

Merry Christmas + Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

FALL EVENTS In The Golden Isles

FALL EVENTS In The Golden Isles

It’s officially Spooky Season and the weather is even starting to feel a little bit like Fall outside – now if someone could just notify the mosquitoes and deer flies that their time is up, lol. Although I wish we had a more colorful Fall here in the Golden Isles {Brunswick, Saint Saint Simons, Kingsland, Saint Marys}, I absolutely love what the Fall season brings – cozy foods, fall festivals, pumpkin patches, football + more! So, I’ve compiled a list of local happenings in the Golden Isles, Georgia area and I’ll add to this list as more pop up.

Fall Events in Glynn County, GA

Under The Oaks Marathon, 10k + 5k – 10/8, 6 AM – 2 PM

Gilded Age Ghosts and Ghouls – Fridays + Saturdays in Oct, 7 PM – 9 PM

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield – Fridays in Oct. 6:30 – 8 PM

SSUMC Pumpkin Patch – Pumpkins arrive 10/8

We’ve gone every year since we’ve lived here – it’s our personal favorite 🙂

Crafts in the Village – 10/8-9, 10 AM – 4 PM

The Golden Isles Children’s Business Fair – 10/9, 11 AM

GIBC Fall Festival – 10/23, 5 PM

Community Fall Fest @ SSI Presberterisn Church – 10/26, 5 PM – 7 PM

Trunk or Treat – Family Life Church – 10/26, 6 PM – 8 PM

Tricks, Treats, & Tricorns – Monsters Oh My! – 10/29

Trunk or Treat @ Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Brunswick, 10/29, 11 AM

Turtleween – 10/29, 10 AM – 3 PM

Shrimp & Grits: the Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival – 11/4-6

Fall Events in Camden County, GA

Incacheetoo Plantation and Petting Zoo Fall Family Fun – Sat/Sun in Oct + Nov, Sat- 11am-6pm + Sun- 1pm-6pm

Fall Festival @ Poppell Farms – Sat + Sun in Oct + Nov, 10 AM – 5 PM

October’s Homegrown Market – 10/8, 11 AM – 4 PM

St. Marys Build-A-Scarecrow Workshop – 10/8, 10 AM – 2 PM

Cumberland Island National Seashore 50th Anniversary Kick-off Event – 10/15, 10 AM

St. Marys Scarecrow Stroll – 10/23, 1 PM – 4 PM

Fall Fest @ First Baptist St. Marys – 10/23, 1 PM

Kingsland Fall Festival – 10/29, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Kingsland Catfish Festival – 11/19, 9 AM – 4 PM

Fall Home Maintenance List

As we move into a new season and start to prep for Holiday visitors, I wanted to share my fall home maintenance list for all of my homeowners!

Be sure to save this post and keep checking back as I contonue to edit it throughout the fall season. I have a feeling some local Trunk or Treats and Fall Festivals will hit the calendars soon!

Looking to FALL in love with a new home? Search here!

Recent Blog Posts

4th of July Style Guide: Mommy + Me via Target (bonus: themed recipe ?)

4th of July Style Guide: Mommy + Me via Target (bonus: themed recipe ?)

Who else absolutely loves the 4th of July?! ??????? It’s always been a family-friendly fun Holiday that allows for BBQ, cute themed outfits and of course, sparklers! ?

Since I love it so much, I decided to share my favorite Target picks for a Mommy + Me 4th of July!

Ranging from casual tanks and bathing suits to cute dresses, this is the perfect look for you and your little. Whether you’re out at the beach or on the mainland, you’ll be cute and comfy. As a mama in this 100 degree weather, comfy is ALWAYS my top priority.

You can shop these looks via LTK.IT, here!

Please note, when using my affiliate links, I earn a tiny commission. While the price you pay doesn’t change, I greatly appreciate you choosing to shop online and pick up in store to use my link and financially support Figs + Freedom! ?

Patrick’s FAV Hawaiian shirt is linked on LTK.IT

Patrick is unfortunately working this 4th of July, but Char and I are heading down to stay with my family in Valdosta so Char can play with all her cousins…It’s only a little over 2 hrs, so not too bad for a one-night trip!

Alright, friends, I wanted to share a bonus 4th of July themed recipe and saw this AMAZING one by my girl Traci from Live Well by Traci. If you don’t already follow her, you should! You can check out the recipe for her yummy flour-less, dairy-free monster cookie bars HERE!

DROOL WORTHY photo via @livewellbytraci?

I hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July! Keep up with me over on IG to see daily life full of food, fitness and how I live a healthy (ish) lifestyle! ?

The Last-Minute Amazon Father’s Day Gift Guide

The Last-Minute Amazon Father’s Day Gift Guide

Any other last minute shoppers out there? Well, in case you haven’t remembered yet, Father’s Day is THIS Sunday! Cue the Amazon search, lol.

Most of these are guaranteed delivery by or before Sunday, but I encourage you to double check before ordering.

Disclaimer–this post contains affiliate links for which I may receive a tiny commission when you purchase using the links. This doesn’t change your price but I do appreciate you helping to keep Figs + Freedom up and running!

Alright, let’s get these dad’s some killer Amazon gifts!

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns (Little Books. Big Profits) | $16.49

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! | $5.39

Stance Men’s Banner Classic Crew Socks | $14.99

 AmazonBasics Classic Lined Notebook, 240 Pages, Hardcover – Ruled | $10.49

G4Free Tactical Messenger Fishing Tackle Side Bag EDC Sling Pack Utility Versipack | $20.99

Suncloud Rambler Sunglasses | $30.99

Tervis NFL Jacksonville Jaguars Tumbler, 24 oz, Clear | $23.99

AUVON Dual Channel TENS Unit Muscle Stimulator Machine with 20 Modes, 2″ and 2″x4″ TENS Unit Electrode Pads | $35.99

TIJN Blue Light Blocking Glasses Square Nerd Eyeglasses Frame Anti Blue Ray Computer Game Glasses | $14.99

And I’ll leave you with one final recommendation, although this will NOT make it in time for Father’s Day, it is one of Patrick’s FAVORITE items we’ve ever ordered.

The first ever, Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies. We discovered these last year and order them monthly. Well, now more often because he takes them, I take them and even Char (our 2-yo) takes them! You can use this link with code ‘FIGSANDFREEDOM’ for a discount at checkout!

These are the $30 sunglasses linked above!

Let me know if you guys are curious about the ACV gummies and I’ll put together a full blog post on them! I love that they’re safe for the whole family, super yummy and 2 gummies=1 shot of ACV! ?

I hope that this gives you a few last-minute ideas to add to dad’s coffee, breakfast or maybe even lunch-date on Sunday! We’re taking Patrick and his dad down to Amelia Island for the day to walk around the cute shops, eat a nice lunch and just hang by the waterfront! 🙂