Dec. 6-31

“A Christmas Story: The Musical,” Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Directed by Mark Martino; children age 5 and older welcomed and encouraged. Tickets $53 child, $58 adult preview; $58 child, $63 adult regular run. artshhi.com

Dec. 8-18

“Educating Rita,” Lean Ensemble Theatre at Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10, 15-17; and 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 18. Talkbacks Dec. 9, 11, 16, 18. Tickets $45, with student, first responder, military and group discounts offered. Rush tickets on sale 30 minutes prior to performances. leanensemble.org

Dec. 8 

“A Singing’ Little Christmas with Suzy Bogguss,” 7:30 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Tickets at USCBCenterForTheArts.com or 843-521-4145.

Dec. 9-11 

“A Hauntingly Good Victorian Comedy,” comedic adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” by Travis Hornsby at May River Theatre. Dec. 9-10 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at Ulmer Auditorium, inside Town Hall, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton.  

Dec. 9 

“The Many Moods of the Season,” holiday concert by Hilton Head Choral Society, under direction of Dr. Dustin Ousley, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy. on Hilton Head Island. Tickets $15-$40, available at hiltonheadchoralsociety.org. For more information or for assistance with ticket order, call 843-341-3818 or email tickets@hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.  

Dec. 10

“Carols in the Courtyard,” second annual free outdoor holiday concert by Lowcountry Community Concert Band, 2 p.m. at USCB Bluffton campus. Includes food truck, cookie baking contest, ugly sweater contest. Bring chairs and beverages. Wheelchair accessible. Donations welcomed.

Through Dec. 11

“It’s a Nutty Christmas,” nutcracker paintings on boards, created by Beaufort Art Association artists, placed at local businesses. Rent a nutcracker to benefit BAA education fund for children. Vote for favorite Nutcracker at BSS, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. 207-985-8888 or 843-521-4444

Dec. 16

Lunch with Author Series, noon at Belfair Clubhouse, Bluffton. Featuring Mary Martha Greene, “The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All,” and Kevin Mitchell, “Taste of the State.” Books available for purchasing and signing. Tickets $50 at USCBCenterForTheArts.com or 843-521-4145.

Dec. 16

Ted Rosenthal Trio, holiday jazz piano, part of Hilton Head International Piano Competition Recital Series, 7:30 p.m. at SoundWaves, 7 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head Island. Tickets $40, cash bar. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org

Dec. 16

“Sounds of the Holidays,” annual holiday cabaret with Terry Herron and Friends, Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club. Cocktails, 5:30 p.m. (cash bar), dinner 6-7 p.m., show 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets $45. 843-271-9919 or 678-644-8200

Dec. 18

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra final Supper Club of 2022, 6:30 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. concert at SoundWaves, 7 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head Island. Cabaret seating, tickets $29-$69. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org

Through Dec. 31

Holiday Gallery of Gifts, Art League of Hilton Head, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Original works of art, jewelry, handmade ornaments, stocking stuffers, and holiday decor. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

Through Jan. 1

Christmas Bazaar at SOBA Gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. Unique handcrafted gifts, art, decor. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. SOBAgallery.com or 843-757-6586

Through Feb. 12, 2023 

“Avant Gardener: a Creative Exploration od Imperiled Species,” exhibition by artist Lisa D. Watson, at Coastal Discovery Musuem, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. “Art-full Seeding” workshop 5-7 p.m. Dec. 1, $30, reservations required at coastaldiscover.org. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m Sunday.