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Holidays at Kiawah

Friends and family come together to celebrate the holiday season here at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Relax and enjoy the variety of dining and recreation options available in addition to a round or two of golf. Our chefs and staff have prepared delicious menu options paired with local fare to ensure this holiday season is a joyous and memorable one.

Christmas Eve Dining Saturday, December 24

Jasmine Porch and The Ocean Room

Saturday, December 24 | The Ocean Room, 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Jasmine Porch, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
On Christmas Eve, both The Ocean Room and Jasmine Porch will serve menus enhanced by seasonal specials. Celebrate this special evening by savoring the seasonal cuisine offered at The Ocean Room or by sampling Lowcountry and regional favorites at Jasmine Porch. Call Dining Reservations at (843) 768-6253 to secure a reservation for what are already very popular dining events.

The Atlantic Room

a la carte, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
On Christmas Eve, joins us for an enchanting holiday dinner in The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course. Celebrate this special evening by savoring the seasonal cuisine prepared by Chef Jonathan Banta.

Tomasso

Feast of the Seven Fishes | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | 5 courses for $65, or $90 with wine pairings
The Feast of the Seven Fishes (festa dei sette pesci), also known as The Vigil (La Vigilia) and celebrated on Christmas Eve, is believed to have originated in Southern Italy. The long tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve dates from medieval Italian times, where meat markets were closed on specific holy days. We at Tomasso are carrying on the tradition with our own feast!

Christmas Day Dining Sunday, December 25

Jasmine Porch

Breakfast from 6:30am - 10:15am | Grand Buffet from 12:00pm - 8:00pm; $72++/adult, $25++/child (ages 4-12)
Kiawah's Grand Christmas Day Buffet is held at Jasmine Porch. Celebrate this special day with The Sanctuary and allow our chefs to overwhelm your palate with holiday specialties. Call Dining Reservations at (843) 768-6253 to secure a reservation for what is already a very popular dining event.

Tomasso

Dinner, 5:00pm - 9:00pm a la carte
Celebrate the holiday in our Italian Gathering place. Allow Chef Brandon Lapp to prepare your Christmas dinner while you relax and enjoy a glass of wine. Please call (843) 266-4070 for reservations.

The Ocean Room

5:00pm - 9:00pm
The Sanctuary's signature restaurant is proud to present a true Christmas experience. The Ocean Room will be featuring their seasonal steakhouse menu in addition to holiday favorites. Children's menu available. For a more non-traditional option, our Sushi Lounge will be available for small plates and libations. Call Leisure Services for reservations at (843) 768-6253.


NEW YEAR'S EVE DINING Saturday, December 31

Jasmine Porch

Bid farewell to 2016 and welcome 2017! Dinner served from 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Ring in the New Year with a warm atmosphere accompanied with live music, your favorite champagne, and regionally inspired cuisine. Jasmine Porch will be offering their "Tour of the Lowcountry" with a holiday spin, plus a limited a la carte menu. Reservations required. Call (843) 768-6253.

The Ocean Room

5:30pm - 10:00pm
Celebrate a new beginning at The Ocean Room this New Year's Eve while enjoying their seasonal steakhouse menu! Join us prior to your dinner reservation for spirited libations in The Ocean Room Lounge. For lighter options, the Sushi Lounge will be available for southern style sushi and small plates. Reservations are required; please call (843)768-6253. Tax, gratuity, and wine selection at dinner not included. Call the Sommelier to pre-select wine at (843) 768-6308.

lobby bar drinksThe Lobby Lounge

Live Music and After Party, 8:00pm - 1:00am
Join us in the Lobby Bar before and after your dining plans. Enjoy specialty cocktails and spectacular live music as you count down to the New Year.
All guests are welcome to dance the night away on the dance floor and raise a glass of champagne to the New Year under the stars of the Grand Lawn.
There will be a stunning firework display at midnight. Dancing and cocktails will continue until 1:00am.Cash Beer & Wine Bar available in the Lobby in
addition to our full Lobby Bar. Light menu fare available until 11:00pm. No outside alcoholic beverages, please.

New Year's Eve Special Events

New Year's Family Celebration

Sunday, December 31 | 5:30pm - 10:00pm | Night Heron Park
Ring in 2017 with friends and family, featuring live entertainment and fireworks at Night Heron Park. Full a la carte dinner menu including Kiawah's favorites, such as roasted oysters, barbecued chicken & ribs, collard greens and hoping' john, delicious desserts, and kettle corn. Food will be served until 9:30pm. Activities include train rides, jump castles, a magician & party favors for all. The fireworks finale begins at 10:00pm from the Night Heron Park Soccer Field! The evening is full of entertainment suitable for families and groups of all ages.No coolers or outside food and beverages allowed.

Kamp Kawa: KNO New Year's Eve Bash

Saturday, December 31 | 7:30pm - 12:30am | 3 to 11 year olds.
Ring in the New Year at The Sanctuary hotel! Enjoy splashing around The Sanctuary's indoor pool, have a pizza party and play video games! Pick-up and drop off is located at The Sanctuary's indoor pool.

Teen Night: New Year's Bash

Saturday, December 31 | 8:30pm - 12:30am
Kick off the new year with us! We'll be taking over the Ashley Cooper Room at The Sanctuary with music, PS4 games, Xbox Kinect, snacks, crafts and Wii competitions. Reservations required. Call (843) 768-6001. Recommended for ages 12 to 16. $50/person.

New Year's Day Events

New Year's Day Brunch at Jasmine Porch

Join Jasmine Porch for your first meal of the New Year! Breakfast available 6:30am - 11:00am and then enjoy our extended brunch options from 11:45am - 2:00pm. This southern traditional brunch will feature Hoppin' John, Collard Greens, Shrimp & Grits and all your Lowcountry favorites.

3rd Annual New Year's Day 5K

Sunday, January 1 | 11:00am | Sanctuary Beach Access
No better way to ring in the New Year than with a beach fun run! This fun run will begin at The Sanctuary beach access, running east toward The Ocean Course 1.55 miles, turning around and heading back to the finish line in front of The Sanctuary hotel. All participants will receive a Kiawah Island Golf Resort keepsake, as well as be entered into a raffle for some great giveaways! Water will be available at the start and finish line. Complimentary.

4th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Sunday, January 1 | 11:45 am | Sanctuary Beach Access
Plunge into the New Year at Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Polar Bear Plunge on Friday, January 1. Come and celebrate new beginnings with us as we gather on Kiawah's Beach, just in front of the hotel to plunge into The Atlantic. All fellow plungers must bring their own towel to this event. Complimentary.