Thanksgiving Traditions on Kiawah Island

It’s the start to the holiday season. Kiawah Island Golf Resort prepares for the grand feast and all the fixings! If you and your family are looking for new Thanksgiving traditions, look no further. We ensure you this island has something for everyone.

Are you attending a family Thanksgiving dinner and dessert is your responsibility? Let The Sanctuary’s award winning pastry team take care of your pie needs! Our chefs are crafting beautiful, flaky pastry creations to complement any holiday table.

Pies are specially boxed and ready for pick up. Flavors available- Pumpkin, Cinnamon-Apple Lattice and Chocolate Pecan.

If you and the family are looking to dine out on Thanksgiving Day, you have a choice between four incredible venues on beautiful Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Thanksgiving Feast at The Grand Oaks Ballroom

Now once the bellies are full and we’ve given thanks, The Sanctuary switches gears overnight as we ‘deck the halls’ 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 on Friday, November 29 as The Sanctuary is transformed into a magical, holiday mansion. Our tree lighting festivities will begin at 5pm, we look forward to celebrating this special time of year with you and your loved ones.

After the tree is light, Mingo Point will light up their festivities with an island favorite Oyster Roast from 6pm-9pm. Come out and enjoy an authentic Lowcountry experience at Kiawah’s most popular family outing. Join us for fresh roasted oysters while watching the sunset on the Kiawah River or dance under the moonlight to the sounds of The Island Trio. Kids can enjoy the all-new “cool zone”, a complimentary design your own beach bag, and their own brand new kid friendly buffet!

The Sanctuary picks back up on Saturday as Santa and Mrs. Clause make their grand arrival on Kiawah Island! Kids of all ages welcome Santa on the Grand Lawn and follow him into the hotel for an opportunity to speak with the big man himself. Parents- this is a great opportunity for a picturesque holiday card! After visiting Santa, children spend the afternoon with Mrs. Claus for cookie decorating!

Stick around Saturday afternoon as the Pastry team unveils this season’s version of a Sanctuary Gingerbread theme, Rainbow Row!

Pastry Sous Chef, Robert Brehm and pastry team building this year’s Gingerbread House.