The lighting of the 9-foot menorah at Shelter Cove Towne Center in December 2019 was the first time for the local event. SUBMITTED

Monthlong

Holiday Fundraiser, at Maye River Gallery, 37 Calhoun St., Bluffton. Featuring handmade gifts by local artists. Proceeds to local charities. mayerivergallery.com or 843-757-2633

Dec. 1-31

Gallery of Gifts at Art League of Hilton Head, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. One-of-a-kind, handmade gifts by gallery artists, including jewelry, ornaments, small paintings and sculptures. Gallery hours 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. artleaguehhi.org or 843-681-5060

Dec. 5

“A Christmas Carol,” radio play live stream, 7:30 p.m. Set in 1940s radio studio, adapted by George Pate, USCB associate professor, directed by Libby Ricardo, USCB professor. Tickets $35-$100. Link sent upon payment. uscbcenterforthearts.com or 843-521-4145

Dec. 5-7

“Season’s Greetings from Around the World,” drive-through holiday lights exhibit, 6-8 p.m., Mitchelville Freedom Park, 229 Beach City Road. Free, donations welcomed. Stay in vehicles.

Dec. 5, 12, 19

Safe Santa at Artware, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 5-7 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus socially distanced, for chat and photo ops. Free.

Dec. 6

Christmas with the Celts, song, dance with lively Irish music, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $61. Face coverings and physical distancing required. Temperature screening required at door. artshhi.com/great-performance/christmas-with-the-celts

Dec. 10

Henry Cho, the “Asian comedian with a Southern accent,” 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $55. Face coverings and physical distancing required. Temperature screening required at door. artshhi.com/great-performance/henry-cho

Dec. 13

“A Broadway Christmas,” seasonal music, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $59. Face coverings and physical distancing required. Temperature screening required at door. artshhi.com/great-performance/a-broadway-christmas

Dec. 13

Hanukkah parade, menorah lighting, begins 4:30 p.m., Tanger Outlets 2, lighting at 5 p.m. Shelter Cove Towne Center. Free. jewishhiltonhead.org

Dec. 21

“A Carpenters Christmas,” holiday variety show with spot-on Carpenter renditions, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $61. Face coverings and physical distancing required. Temperature screening required at door. artshhi.com/great-performance/a-carpenters-christmas

Dec. 25

“The Nutcracker,” special presentation by Savannah Ballet Theatre. Due to pandemic, this annual event has been transformed into an on-air broadcast in partnership with local NBC affiliate, WSAV-TV. Broadcast at 5:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Also be available for streaming on WSAV’s and SBT’s websites as well as via their social media channels. savannahballettheatre.org.

Through April 2021

“Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography,” exhibit of photography by iconic names in the medium, including Gordon Parks, Helen Levitt, and Bruce Davidson. Street photography, youth in protest, Civil Rights Movement, to present day. Telfair.org