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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.

Thanksgiving Specialty Pies

thanksgiving pies displayLet The Sanctuary's award-winning pastry team take care of your pie needs this Thanksgiving! Our chefs
have crafted these beautiful, flaky pastry creations to compliment any holiday table. Pies are specially boxed and ready to pick up.
Flavors Available:
Pumpkin, Cinnamon-Apple Crumble, Pecan. 
Place your order by Tuesday, November 17.
Pick-up Dates:
Wednesday, November 25 between 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Business Center Hospitality Desk, The Sanctuary. Thursday, November 26 between 9:00am - 11:00am at the Grand Oaks Ballroom podium, The Sanctuary.
To place your order or for additional information, please contact Leisure Services at 843.768.6253.

Thursday, November 26

Children's Thanksgiving Buffet

The Sanctuary Hotel | 11:00am - 4:00pm | $30++ child (4-12)
Your children can enjoy a buffet of their own in the adjacent Heron Room while you enjoy the grand buffet in the ballroom. Your children will always remember this special event that will feature games, live animals, arts and crafts, as well as delicious and fun food.

The Lobby Bar

Join the Lobby Bar in The Sanctuary Hotel for spirits as you gather with friends and family this holiday season. The Lobby Bar will be open from 12:00pm - 11:00pm on Thanksgiving.

themarket-logoTown Center Market

East Beach Center | Open 7:00am - 3:00pm
Stop by for those last minute grocery items, plus beer and wine. Also serving breakfast and lunch.

mingo-pointMingo Point Oyster Roast & BBQ

Friday, November 27 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | $44.95/adult, $24.95/child (5-12) | Reservations: (843) 768-2790
Celebrate the holidays at Mingo Point and come out for the last oyster roast and BBQ of 2015! Enjoy an authentic Lowcountry experience at Kiawah's most popular family outing. Indulge in a riverside oyster roast and an all-you-can-eat buffet of Southern BBQ specialties highlighting holiday favorites. Live entertainment from The Island Trio, a local artisan craft market, and a kids "cool-zone" featuring hair braiding and a design-your-own tote bag station. Be sure to be on your best behavior because good ol' Saint Nick is coming to the Lowcountry for holiday photos!
*Photos with Santa 6:15pm - 7:15pm.

Special Thanksgiving Events

Oil Painting Instruction Wednesday, November 25, 9:00am - 12:30pm
No experience needed! Enjoy being outside painting the beautiful Kiawah River & marsh. All supplies are provided: easel, canvas, oil paint, & smocks. Wear casual clothes. $150/person. All levels of ability are welcomed, ages 18 and up. Reservations are required no later than 4:30 the day before the lesson: (843) 768-6001. Minimum of 2 participants & maximum of 12. Meets at Mingo Point.

2nd Annual Night Heron Park Turkey Hunt Wednesday, November 25, 10:00am
Time to hunt for your perfect turkey for Thanksgiving! Participants will be split into one of three age groups 4 and under, 5-8, 9-12 years old to search for Turkeys that are hidden in the park. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the participant that finds the Golden Turkey. Registration is complimentary. Please bring your own bag to collect turkeys.

2nd Annual Turkey Day Shootout Wednesday, November 25, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us in Night Heron Park for this friendly, archery showdown! The competitor with the highest overall score for each age category will take home the prize! Categories for age groups are 9-11, 12-14, and 15+. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $12/person.

Pumpkin Hockey Wednesday, November 25, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
This game of hockey is one you've never seen! Come to Night Heron Park for a round of pumpkin hockey. Admission is complimentary.

turkey-trotDiscovery Series: Center for Birds of Prey Wednesday, November 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Night Heron Park
Recognizing that the health of our wild bird populations directly reflects the health of our environment, you will discover how our decisions today will make a difference in protecting our natural world for tomorrow. Program includes amazing flight demonstrations you will not want to miss! Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Admission is complimentary.

Turkey Trot Thursday, November 26, 9:00am
Registration begins at 9am on the beach at The Sanctuary Beach Access (just west of the Sanctuary Hotel). Race offers a one-mile walk or a one to three mile run on the beach for families, beginners or competitive runners. The race begins promptly at 9:30am. All participants receive a raffle ticket for a prize drawing that will be held at 10:15am at the race start/finish line! Registration is complimentary. Visit Beaches & Cream, located in The Sanctuary for any of your pre or post Turkey Trot snacks!

Yoga on the Beach Thursday, November 26, 10:30am
Join our instructor for a yoga session on the beach following the race. This session is a medium paced vinyasa class focused on gratitude to start your Thanksgiving Day off in a mindful way. No previous yoga experience required; all are welcome. $18 per person, reservations required. 2 per minimum.

Pottery in the Park Thursday, November 26, 11:00am - 12:30pm - Night Heron Park Pavilion
Decorate a variety of pottery pieces next to a warm fire. Event takes place under the pavilion $10+. Available within one week of completion.

The-Dye Thursday, November 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Night Heron Pavilion
Choose from any of our bright, rainbow spectrum colors to make your traditional Kiawah logo Tye-Dye T-shirt. $17

Family Sand Sculpting Thursday, November 26, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Design a sculpture on the beach at The Sanctuary Beach Access (just west of The Sanctuary Hotel). Categories include best holiday theme and most creative. Judging begins promptly at 2:45pm. Make sure to bring your own sand tools. Entry is complimentary. Limited sand toys available for rent.

Fall Festival Thursday, November 26, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join the Fall Festival with entertainment in Night Heron Park! The Blue Stone Ramblers will be pick'n away on the stage! Favorite crowd attractions include an inflatable jump castle, pumpkin bowling, lawn games, face painting, arts and crafts and train rides.

Fall Quidditch Cup Friday, November 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Night Heron Park Soccer Field
A fictional sport from the World of Wizards and Witches has become a world-wide Recreation sensation. Come experience Kiawah's Quidditch Cup, where players will compete in this fast and exciting version of "Muggle Quidditch". This is a physical activity recommended for ages 8+. Admission is complimentary.

Magic Class Friday, November 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Night Heron Park
Participants will learn the basics of magical entertainment and will take home their own bag of tricks. $12/person. Reservations required. Ages 8+.

Thanksgiving Bingo Friday, November 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Night Heron Park
Join us for this traditional family game. Please bring beach chairs or blankets for seating. Admission is complimentary.

tree-lightingMagic Show with Gary Mauer Friday, November 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Night Heron Park
This magic show is interactive, fun and magical for all ages. Admission is complimentary.

Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Sanctuary Friday, November 27, 5:00pm
Join us as we "Deck the Halls" of The Sanctuary for the holiday season. Our holiday staff will be busy assembling our Grand Lobby Christmas tree, as well as decorating our mantels and grand staircases. Be there as The Sanctuary is transformed into a magical, holiday mansion. Our tree lighting festivities will begin at 5:00pm and come ready to sing some favorite Christmas carols!

CHRISTMAS EVE DINING - Thursday, December 24

jasmine-logoJasmine Porch and The Ocean Room

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 menu 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 by Jasmine Porch. Call Dining Reservations at (843) 768-6253 to secure a reservation for what are already very popular dining events.

The Atlantic Room

atlanticroom-logoa la carte | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
On Christmas Eve, join 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.


Feast of the Seven Fishes | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | 5 courses for $65, $90 with wine pairings
The Feast of the Seven Fishes (festa dei setts 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 fest! For reservations please call (843) 266-4070.

CHRISTMAS DAY DINING - Friday, December 25

dining--jasmine-porchJasmine 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 reservations at (843) 768-6253 for what is already a very popular dining event.


Dinner, 5:00pm - 9:00pm | a la carte | (Turtle Point Bar & Grille will not be open for lunch) Dining Room & Bar
Celebrate the holiday in our Italian Gathering place. Allow our chef to prepare your Christmas dinner while you relax and enjoy a glass of wine. Please call (843) 266-4070 for reservations.

The Ocean Room

The Sanctuary | 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 - December 31 

Jasmine Porch

Dinner served from 5:30pm - 10:00pm. 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.

dining--ocean-roomThe 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.

The Lobby Lounge

Live Music and After Party, 8:00pm - 1:00amJoin 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 and wine bar available in the Lobby in addition to our full Lobby Bar. Light menu fare available until 11:00pm.


New Year's Eve Bingo Wednesday, December 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Night Heron Park
Join us for this traditional family game. Please bring beach chairs and blankets for seating. Admission is complimentary.

New Year's Eve Family Celebration Thursday, December 31, 5:30pm - 10:00pm - Night Heron Park ~ Fireworks, 10:00pm
Ring in 2016 with friends and family, featuring live entertainment by Permanent Vacation 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 hopping' john, delicious desserts, and kettle corn will be served until 9:30pm. Activities include train rides, jump castles, photo booth, a magician & party favors for all. The fireworks finale begins at 10:00pm from the Night Heron Park Soccer Field!

Kamp Kiawah: KNO New Year's Bash Thursday, December 31, 7:30pm - 12:30am
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 indoor pool. 3-11 year olds.

Teen Night: New Year's Eve Bash Thursday, December 31, 8:30am - 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 Kinnect, Wii U, snacks, crafts and more. Participants will also go swimming in the indoor pool, please bring your swimsuit! Reservations required. Call (843) 768-6001. Recommended for ages 12 to 16. $50/per 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.

2nd Annual New Year's Day 5K

Friday, January 1 | 11:00am | Sanctuary Beach Access This fun run will begin at The Sanctuary beach access, running West, 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. Water will be available at the start and finish line. Complimentary.

3rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Friday, January 1 | 11:45am | Sanctuary Beach AccessPlunge 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, ust in front of the hotel to plunge into The Atlantic. All plungers must bring their own towel to this event. Complimentary.