What people see and hear and what they think and feel when they come to The Shops at Sea Pines Center tends to bring them back with its own kind of affection. That feeling seems to change and grow as time goes on. And as Thanksgiving and the holidays approach, the warmth that people find here takes on a special glow.

Morbi vitae purus dictum, ultrices tellus in, gravida lectus.

Sun lit, or sparkling for the evening, the plaza that’s embraced by The Shops at Sea Pines Center has been a magnet for people in the know about Hilton Head Island for generations. Its power to pull the attention away from daily cares – or to offer a master-stroke answer for the arrangements that are called for by a family vacation – has been remarkable and consistent for more than 30 years.

With Gratitude and Thanks

The many friends of Forsythe Jewelers and the new acquaintances they make with their gracious welcome are looking forward to a special Trunk Show featuring the works of designer Marco Bicego, the week before Thanksgiving, on November 16 and 17.

Local growers and artisans continue to make Tuesdays a festival with our Farmers and Makers Market. This year we are especially thankful for the new growers and exhibitors that the Market has welcomed.

Approaching a Season of Celebration

As the holidays approach, the First Thursdays Art Market is preparing to deepen and enlarge the festivities accordingly. Our Christmas tree lighting, for the Shops at Sea Pines Center, will take place at the December 2nd First Thursday. It’ll be a glittering evening you won’t want to miss and a wide-open beginning of the approach to our precious Christmas season.

Making Joy a Regular Thing

When the First Thursdays Art Market launched last year, it was an inspiration from right here within the plaza. The Artists of Sea Pines, who for a long time have exhibited their works indoors, at the Sea Pines Community Center here, teamed up with the merchants of The Shops at Sea Pines Center. They invited still more artists from all around the Lowcountry to become the First Thursdays Artists, and to concoct an event we now celebrate with real joy, not waiting for a Holiday inspiration, but rather on a regular basis.

By bringing their art out into the plaza to exhibit, the First Thursdays Artists initiated a sense of even greater openness, of sharing with a wider embrace. By adding accomplished local musicians to the occasion, the merchants brought a sense of celebration. Beginning from the very first one, the First Thursdays Art Market was a hit with visitors and residents alike.

Carrying an Ongoing Story

The magnetism of The Shops at Sea Pines Center is not based on any one kind of occasion. Celebrations such as our seasonal Farmers Market or our First Thursdays Art Market are just the punctuation marks in a story that goes on all the time and brings with it literally millions of happy endings.

The ways of enjoying The Shops at Sea Pines Center are as personal and individual as the men, women, and children, or the friends and families who come here. Each person finds his or her own version. And providing that colorful palette of choices was as much a part of the Sea Pines founders’ design as placing us right here in the middle of the Miracle Mile.