New Year’s Celebrations

 

Ring in the new year at Kiawah Island Golf Resort with family-friendly activities 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 racing into the chilly Atlantic Ocean in our annual Polar Bear Plunge.

Continue below for a complete roster of dining events and fun activities so you can plan your New Year celebrations at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Delicious Dining
Ring in the New Year with a decadent meal from one of the many Resort dining establishments - from a number of a la carte options on New Year's Eve to our guest-favorite brunch at Jasmine Porch on New Year's Day.

New Year’s Eve

Jasmine Porch
Breakfast 6:30am-11am | Lunch 11:30am-2pm | Dinner 5:30 – 9pm
Ring in the New Year with a warm atmosphere and regionally inspired cuisine. Jasmine Porch will be offering their a la carte menu. Reservations required; call 877.683.1234

The Ocean Room
Dinner | 5:30 – 9:30pm
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. Reservations are required; call 877.683.1234

The Sanctuary Lobby Bar
Open 2pm – 12am | Music at 8pm
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 to Andrew Thielen Big Band and raise a glass of champagne to the New Year under the stars of the Grand Lawn. The Sanctuary Lobby Bar event is limited to Kiawah Island guests and residents–gate access will be closed to the public for this event. No outside alcoholic beverages, please.

The Atlantic Room
Dinner | 5:30 – 9:30pm
Reservations required; please call 843.266.4085

Ryder Cup Bar open 11am – 9:30pm – no reservations required.

Tomasso at Turtle Point
Lunch & Dinner | 11:30 – 9pm
Reservations required for dinner service; please call 843.266.4070.

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House
Lunch & Dinner | 11:30am – 9pm
Reservations required for dinner service; please call 843.266.4636

The Players’ Pub at Cougar Point
Lunch & Dinner | 12 – 9pm
Reservations required for dinner service; please call 843.768.2771

The Nest Market | Café
Open 7am – 8pm

New Year’s Day

Jasmine Porch
Breakfast 6:30am-11am
New Year’s Day Brunch 12pm-3pm
Adults $110 | Children Ages 4-12 $60
Dinner 5:30pm-9pm

Festive Events
From magic shows to a New Year's Day dip in the Atlantic Ocean with our annual Polar Plunge, there's no better way to celebrate the start of a new year than joining in the many activities offered over the holiday!

W E E K L Y

Family Craft
December 29-31 | 1–2pm
Night Heron Park Pavilion

Family Craft is making a special New Year’s return! Join us on the deck in Night Heron Park this week from 1pm-2pm to create your own unique craft!

Friday – Tie Dye

Saturday- Stuffed Animal Factory

Sunday- Noise Makers

For pricing and more information, or to see our entire list of New Year’s activities, visit KiawahActivities.com.

Archery Lesson
December 29-30 | 1:30–2:30pm
Night Heron Park

Whether you want to be like Robin Hood, Katniss, or Legolas, you will learn your skills here. Join our staff as you try your luck with various stationary targets. Great for beginners!

$45/person. For ages 8+. Participants must be able to confidently pull 15lb draw weight of bow. Reservations required, please call 843.768.6001. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Subject to availability.

Camp Kiawah
December 28-31 | 8:30am–12:30pm
Night Heron Park Pavilion

Camp Kiawah is our day camp dedicated to making every day memorable for your child! Each session is themed with games, crafts, and snacks–guaranteed to be tons of fun!

For ages 3-7. Reservations required – please call 843.768.6001. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Subject to availability.

Camp Xtreme
December 28-31 | 8:30am–12:30pm
Night Heron Park Basketball Court

Camp Xtreme is designed with 8–13 year olds in mind! Competitive sports, team building, and more guarantee a day of XTREME FUN!

For ages 8–13. Reservations required-please call 843.768.6001. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Subject to availability.


T H U R S D A Y, December 28

Escape Box Experience: Low Country InvestiGATOR
2 -3:15pm | Night Heron Park Pavilion

If you’re looking for a program you can really sink your teeth into, sign up for our tabletop escape experience! You will be tasked with using fun and factual information about alligators posted around the room to solve a series of clues provided at your team table. Do you have what it takes to chomp down on the solution that will get you into the naturalist’s locked case before time is up?

Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001. Pricing: $40 per team

Candle Making
4-5pm | Turtle’s Nest Art Studio

Our artist will help you step by step in the candle-making process. You can choose from over our 80+ scents, either picking out one scent or combining scents to make it your own. Design your candle label or even decorate your candle jar to make it even more unique to you!

$40/person. For ages 5+. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required, please call 843.768.6001. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Subject to availability.

Music Bingo
4-7pm | Night Heron Park Pavilion

Join us in the park for a few rounds of music bingo! Try your luck in various rounds of bingo and mini games. Fun for the whole family! First round begins at 4pm. Registration is complimentary.


F R I D A Y, December 29

Canvas Painting 
4-5pm | Turtle’s Nest Art Studio

All ages and levels can join this fun painting class! Depending on the ages that have signed up for the class, the artist will pick a painting project that everyone will be able to follow along step by step; no matter the skill level.

$60/person. Smocks are available, but please have participants wear older clothes as paint will stain. 24 hour cancellation policy applies. Children under 7 require parental supervision.  A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Subject to availability. Please call 843.768.6001 for reservations or more information.

Karaoke Carols
5-7pm | Night Heron Park Stage

Shine your way into 2024 by joining us at the Night Heron Park Stage for another great round of karaoke! Reminisce on previous years by singing carols, oldies, or 2023 hits that are sure to pop off the charts. Don’t want to sing? Show your support by cheering on the performers as they countdown to the new year, or enjoy the popcorn bar that guarantees new year cheer!

Popcorn will be available for purchase. This event is complimentary. Schedule subject to change.

Kid’s Night Out in the Park
5–8pm | Night Heron Park Pavilion

Our Kid’s Night Out programs provide everything needed for an exciting and adventurous experience for our young vacationers and local residents. For kids ages 5-12. Dinner is included.

Kids can meet us at Night Heron Park for a night of fun! The Activities include a night beach walk, gaga Ball, necklace making, and s’more making!

Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001.
A 24-hour cancellation policy applies.
4 camper minimum for camp to run. Subject to availability.

Pricing:
Governor’s Club: $68
KIGR Guests & KICA Members: $80
Standard Price: $100


S A T U R D A Y, December 30

Escape Box Experience: Low Country InvestiGATOR
2-3:15pm | Night Heron Park Pavilion

If you’re looking for a program you can really sink your teeth into, sign up for our tabletop escape experience! You will be tasked with using fun and factual information about alligators posted around the room to solve a series of clues provided at your team table. Do you have what it takes to chomp down on the solution that will get you into the naturalist’s locked case before time is up?

Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001. Pricing: $40 per team

Glass Fusing 101
5–7pm | Turtle’s Nest Art Studio

$45/ person. Ages 5+. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required, please call 843.768.6001. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Subject to availability.

Learn to cut, layer and design glass pieces to create unique artwork of your own. Choose from a wide variety of color options to make a design that is uniquely yours. Class includes a 3×3 tile with upgrade choices available. Precut pieces available for children.

Bonfire and S’mores
5–7pm | Night Heron Park

Spend time with each other around a fire while enjoying lawn games and indulging in a s’more or two. Live music provided by Thomas Champagne.

This event is complimentary and no reservations are required. S’mores, hot chocolate, and apple cider available for purchase. A limited amount of picnic table seating available, beach chairs or blankets recommended. Schedule subject to change.


S U N D A Y, December 31

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration
6pm–9pm | Night Heron Park

Ring in 2023 with friends and family, featuring glow golf, music and fireworks. Full à la carte dinner service available until 9pm. Don’t forget to stay for our firework starting promptly at 9pm. The evening is full of entertainment suitable for families and groups of all ages.

The New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Night Heron Park is limited to Kiawah Island guests and residents. This event is complimentary, no reservations required. Food and glow gear available for purchase. Schedule subject to change.

Kid’s Night Out: New Year’s Eve Bash
7:30pm–12:30am | Sanctuary Indoor Pool

Ring in the new year at The Sanctuary Hotel! Enjoy splashing around the indoor pool, have a pizza party, and play board games. Pick-up and drop off is located at The Sanctuary Hotel’s indoor pool. Ages 3-10

Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. 4 camper minimum for camp to run. Subject to availability.

Pricing:
Governor’s Club: $113.50
KIGR Guests & KICA Members: $130
Standard Price: $150


M O N D A Y, January 1

New Year’s Day 5K
11am–12pm | Sanctuary Beach Access

No better way to ring in the New Year than with a beach fun run! This fun run will begin at the Sanctuary beach access, running east toward the Ocean Course 0.5 miles or 1.55 miles, turning around and heading back to the finish line of the Sanctuary Hotel. Please bring your own water bottle.

This event is complimentary and no reservations are required. Schedule subject to change.

Polar Plunge
Plunge into the New Year at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Polar Bear Plunge. Come and celebrate new beginnings with us as we gather on Kiawah’s beach, just in front of the hotel to take a dip into The Atlantic. All participants must bring their own towel to this event.
Monday, January 1
11:45am–12:45pm | Sanctuary Beach Access
This event is complimentary, and no reservations are required. Schedule subject to change.