New Year’s Celebrations


Ring in the new year with family and friends at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Family-friendly, kids-only and teens-only New Year’s Eve celebrations feature food, festivities and even a fireworks display before saying goodbye to the old  and making resolutions for the shiny new year.

Then boldly welcome that new year in an invigorating way, by either competing in the resort’s annual 5K race or racing into the chilly Atlantic Ocean in our annual Polar Bear Plunge.

Visit our event calendar for a complete list of daily nature tours, Kiawah camps, art classes, lessons, and more. Make online bike reservations to experience Kiawah by bike.

M O N D A Y, Dec. 30

Bonfire and S’mores
5pm – 6:30pm | Night Heron Park
Enjoy time with each other around a fire while listening to live music and indulging in a s’more or two. Event is complimentary. S’mores available for purchase.

T U E S D A Y, Dec. 31

New Year’s Family Celebration
5:30 – 9pm | Location TBA | Fireworks 9pm
Ring in 2020 with friends and family, featuring live entertainment and fireworks. Full a la carte dinner menu including Kiawah’s favorites, such as roasted oysters, barbecue chicken and ribs, collard greens, hoppin’ john, delicious desserts, and kettle corn will be served until 9:30pm. Activities include jump castles, lawn games and party favors for all. The fireworks finale begins at 9pm! The evening is full of entertainment suitable for families and groups of all ages. No coolers or outside food and beverage allowed.

Kamp Kiawah: Kids’ Night Out New Year’s Eve Bash
7:30pm – 12:30am | Sanctuary Hotel
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 Indoor Pool.

Jasmine Porch
Dinner served from 5:30 – 9pm
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 offering their full a la carte menu. Reservations required. Call 843-768-6252.

The Ocean Room
5:30 – 10pm
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 843-678-6260 or extension 86260. Call the Sommelier to pre-select wine at 843-768-6308.

The Lobby Bar
Live Music and After Party | 8pm – 1am
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 1am. Cash beer & wine bar available in the Lobby, in addition to the fully Lobby Bar. Light menu fare available until 11pm. No outside alcoholic beverages, please.

W E D N E S D A Y, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day Brunch at Jasmine Porch
Join Jasmine Porch for your first meal of the New Year! Breakfast available 6:30am – 11am, and then enjoy our extended brunch options from 12pm – 3pm. This southern traditional brunch will feature Hoppin’ John, Collard Greens, Shrimp & Grits, and all your Lowcountry favorites.

New Year’s Day 5K
11am | Sanctuary Beach Access
No better way to ring in the New Year than with a beach 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, no registration required.

Polar Bear Plunge
11:45am | Sanctuary Beach Access
Plunge into the New Year with the Polar Bear Plunge! Celebrate new beginnings as we gather on Kiawah’s beach to take an icy plunge into the Atlantic! All participants must bring their own towels. Complimentary, no registration required.