Christmas at Kiawah


Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family and friends at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

From Thanksgiving weekend right up until Christmas Day, the resort decks the halls and rolls out a roster of fun and festive activities to get you in the seasonal spirit. From The Sanctuary’s official tree lighting ceremony to cookie decorating and craft making workshops right up to Santa’s Lowcountry Grand Arrival.

Of course, your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals will be served in style in our fine restaurants, including the festa dei sette pesci (feast of the seven fishes), a time-honored tradition that proudly lives on every Christmas Eve in Tomasso.


Feast of the Seven Fishes
Delicious Dining
The holidays are a time for families at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and our Christmas dining options reflect that sentiment. Try cookie decorating at The Sanctuary, or dine at Tomasso for the Feast of the Seven Fishes.

Cookie Decorating at The Sanctuary
Every Saturday from November 30 – December 21 | 11am | Terrace Ballroom
Kids of all ages are welcome to come and decorate their favorite holiday creations! This event is complimentary and sponsored by The Town of Kiawah Island. Advance reservations required. Please call 843.768.6251.

T U E S D A Y, December 24
Jasmine Porch and The Ocean Room
The Ocean Room | 5pm-9pm
Jasmine Porch | 5:30pm-9pm

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 843.768.6251 or ext. 86251 to secure a reservation for what are already very popular dining events.

The Atlantic Room
a la carte | 5pm-8pm
On Christmas Eve, join us for an enchanting holiday dinner in The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course. Gather your family and friends for a memorable evening and enjoy Chef John Ondo’s winter inspired menu.

Tomasso’s Feast of the Seven Fishes
5pm-8pm | 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. Chef Derick Wade and the team at Tomasso are carrying on the tradition with their own feast!

Christmas Eve Closings
Town Center Market (open 7am-6pm)
Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House
The Players’ Pub at Cougar Point

W E D N E S D A Y, December 25
Jasmine Porch
Breakfast from 6:30am-10:15am
Grand Buffet from 12pm-8pm | $75++/adult and $28++/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 843.768.6252 or extension 86252 to secure a reservation for what is already a very popular dining event.

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House
Dinner | 3pm-close | a la carte
Celebrate the holiday with the best Southern BBQ the island has to offer. Allow Chef Keith Richardson to prepare your Christmas feast while you relax with your family in the comfort of the Osprey Point Clubhouse.

The Ocean Room
Dinner | 5pm-9pm
The Sanctuary’s signature restaurant is proud to present a true Christmas experience. The Ocean Room will feature 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 for reservations at 843.768.6260 or ext. 86260.

The Players’ Pub
Breakfast & Lunch | 9am-5pm, a la carte
Merry Christmas from Chef Cory and team! Join us before or after your round and enjoy casual pub fare at the island’s newest clubhouse.

Christmas Day Closings
Atlantic Room
Ryder Cup Bar
Tomasso at Turtle Point
Turtle Point Bar & Grille
Beaches & Cream (Closes at Noon)
Town Center Market (Open 8am-3pm)
Heron Park Nature Center