Holidays in High Style on Kiawah Island

As the year winds down, we gear up to celebrate the holidays in high style on Kiawah Island. No sooner does the resort clear the numerous Thanksgiving feasts than staff begins decorating, signaling a month-long celebration of the season.

The Sanctuary Chocolate Sculpture
 The Sanctuary Chocolate Sculpture


The Santa Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Sanctuary on November 25 officially heralds the Christmas season as the entire resort becomes festooned with tastefully wrought holiday décor. A highlight of the season is the annual unveiling of the giant holiday sculpture – crafted entirely of chocolate – in The Sanctuary lobby. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, restaurants throughout the resort host festive holiday meals to properly ring in the season. Offerings range from Tomasso’s traditional Italian Festa dei Sette Pesci (Feast of Seven Fishes) on Christmas Eve to an elegantly sophisticated Christmas Day dinner at The Ocean Room. For full details on Christmas activities and dining, be sure to visit the Christmas at Kiawah page.

Feast of the Seven Fishes at Tomasso
Tomasso Feast of Seven Fishes

New Year’s

Kiawah Island Golf Resort rings out the old year and rings in the new with weeklong activities and festivities designed for guests of all ages. Get a one-day jump on New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at the Bonfire and S’Mores at Night Heron Park and enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores while grooving to live music. New Year’s Eve begins with a New Year’s Family Celebration and a Kid’s Night Out New Year’s Bash at The Sanctuary indoor pool. Adults can dance to live music and sip specialty cocktails at The Lobby Bar before strolling out onto the Grand Lawn to toast the new year under the stars. On New Year’s Day, shake off the cobwebs by participating in the bracing Polar Bear Plunge in the Atlantic and a 5K fun run on the beach. Be sure to visit the New Year’s Celebration page for complete information on all the exciting ways to ring in the new year.

Sanctuary Grand Lawn Christmas Tree
Grand Lawn Tree

To begin planning your magical holiday, contact one of our friendly reservations specialists at (888) 601-4904. They will ensure that you celebrate your holidays in high style on Kiawah Island.