Thanksgiving at Kiawah

Year-after-year, families have made Kiawah Island Golf Resort the host of their favorite holiday traditions—with lavish Thanksgiving Day feasts in our restaurants and activities for all ages around the resort.

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Delicious Dining
One of our most popular dining celebrations of the year, Thanksgiving at Kiawah is the ultimate family affair! From an elegant four-star meal, to a relaxed clubhouse atmosphere, there's a dining experience for every palate!

The Players’ Pub at Cougar Point
11am-5pm

Give thanks and celebrate at The Players’ Pub at Cougar Point. Chef Cory O’Connor will be offering two special holiday plates along with his seasonal a la carte menu, both for dine-in and to-go. View Thanksgiving dinner offerings here. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations encouraged. 843.768.2771


The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course
Seatings at 11am, 2pm and 5pm – Fully Committed, Waitlist Available

Chef John Ondo is preparing the Thanksgiving buffet you’ve come to love from The Atlantic Room, but with a twist for 2020! Select one of several seating times and feast on an assortment of selections ranging from a Raw Bar to traditional favorites like Herb Brined Turkey, Sweet Potato Soufflé, and more! View the full menu here.

Reservations required. Please contact us here to secure your seating.

Event space is available for private rental in the Player’s Lounge.


Thanksgiving To-Go
Order by Friday, November 20th

Enjoy the leisure of a hot, home-cooked Thanksgiving meal without any of the effort! Our banquet team has created a delectable menu of holiday favorites, available for carry out. Choose a full meal that serves 8-10 people, or order just the turkey or just the sides – either way, the cooking is on us! View the full menu here.

Orders must be placed by Friday, November 20th, and can be picked up on Thursday November 26th from 10am – 4pm at the West Beach Conference Center. Call 843.768.2997 to order.


The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary
2pm – 9pm | Priority given to guests of The Sanctuary at this time.

Dine in elegance this Thanksgiving at The Ocean Room with an a la carte menu specially prepared by Chef Kyle Bowling. Choose from entrée options that include a Turkey Dinner featuring Potato Mousseline, or Heirloom Grain Encrusted Quail. Reservations required. Call 843.768.6251.

* The Ocean Room Lounge will be open to guests on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservations required.


Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary
12pm – 8pm | Priority given to guests of The Sanctuary at this time.
Adults $125 | Children under 12 $69 (plus tax and gratuity)

Enjoy a four-course family-style Thanksgiving meal at Jasmine Porch! Chef Jeremy Holst is preparing all of your Lowcountry favorites in this special plated dining experience. Reservations required. Call 843.768.6252.


Thanksgiving Pies
Order Online | Place orders by Thursday, November 19th
$20 per pie | Traditional Flavors Include: Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple-Crumble

Let the Resort’s pastry team take care of your pie needs this Thanksgiving! Our chefs have crafted beautiful, flaky pastry creations to complement any holiday table. Pies are specially boxed and ready to pick up from West Beach Conference Center on: Wednesday, November 25th from 9am-12pm, or Thursday, November 26th from 9am-11am.

Thanksgiving Beach Bicycles
Family Activities
Thanksgiving is a time for family, and Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers a wide range of activities to keep kids (and grownups!) of all ages entertained!

While we continue to make memories at Kiawah Island Golf Resort this Thanksgiving, we want to ensure everyone is staying safe. Events that may not have required reservations in the past, may require them this year in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please read all event descriptions thoroughly.

Bike Rentals (Available Year Round)
Ride along 30 miles of paved leisure trails and 10 miles of hard packed beach. We offer beach cruisers for family members of all ages. We anticipate selling out of bikes. Make reservations in advance by calling Recreation Reservations at 843.768.6001. Resort Guests and Governor’s Club Members may also make reservations in advance online.

Calendar Of Events
For a complete schedule of holiday events, nature tours art classes and more, please visit our Calendar of Events.

THANKSGIVING SPECIAL EVENTS

Turkey Scavenger Hunt
Monday – Saturday, Nov. 23 – 28
Night Heron Pavilion or Pool Shop

Oh, no! We’ve lost all of our turkey friends and need your help locating them! Grab your clue sheet from the Night Heron Pool Shop or Night Heron Park Pavilion to start your search. Follow the clues and bring your completed sheet back to the pavilion for a special Thanksgiving prize!

This event is complimentary, and no reservations are required. Everyone is welcome! Please practice social distancing.

Turkey Trot
Tuesday – Thursday, Nov. 24 – 26, 9 AM – 12 PM
The Sanctuary Beach Access

What is Thanksgiving without the annual Turkey Trot? We are excited to offer THREE days of gobble goodness for you and your family to wobble on your own! Dust off your feathers and come strut your stuff along our 1-mile or 3-mile course. We guarantee all the huffing and puffing will be worth the extra stuffing.

Course will be set up each day from 9 am – 12pm – start and finish line will be located on The Sanctuary Front Beach. We ask participants to practice social distancing. The event is not staffed, but directional signs will be located at the race start. Participate in our annual free pie raffle by submitting your photos taken at the race to our Recreation Facebook Page! Winners will be announced at 12 PM on November 26.

Holiday Bazaar Workshop
Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 24 – 25, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Night Heron Park Pavilion

Drop in to our art studio to make holiday gifts for all the special people in your life! Projects include scented candles, jewelry dishes, necklaces, ornaments, home decor and more!

$15-30 per project. All ages are welcome. Reservations are not required. Tables will be spread out in order to practice social distancing.

Storytime with Santa
Friday, Nov. 27, 4 PM – 4:30 PM and 5 PM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, Nov. 28, 9:30 AM – 10 AM and 10:30 AM – 11 AM

Night Heron Park Stage

‘Twas just a month before Christmas, when all through the park, not a creature was chirping, not even a lark! For everyone had gathered at the center stage, to hear Santa himself read stories page by page.

Admission is $30 per square and secures your family a socially distanced space that seats up to 5 people. If you have more than 5 people in your party, you will have to purchase a second square. Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001.


M O N D A Y, November 23

Thanksgiving Trivia
1 PM – 2 PM
Night Heron Park Stage

It’s trivia time! Get your team ready and test your knowledge on a wide variety of different topics, including a special Thanksgiving category. Be the envy of the island by winning and taking home your very own Kiawah Island Golf Resort prize.
This event is complimentary, and no reservations are required. Everyone is welcome! Please practice social distancing.

Sanctuary Splash Bash
6 PM – 9 PM
The Sanctuary Indoor Pool

Kids ages 6-12, meet us at The Sanctuary indoor pool for a night full of pizza, swimming, and party!
Price is $60 per child. Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001. Due to COVID-19, there will be a 10 child maximum limit. 24-hour cancellation policy.


T U E S D A Y, November 24

Thanksgiving Picture Bingo
1 PM – 2 PM
Night Heron Park Stage

Grab your friends and family and join us for the game loved by people of all ages, BINGO! Enjoy the fresh air in the park and see if you have the luck needed to win.
This event is complimentary, and no reservations are required. Everyone is welcome! Please practice social distancing.

Movie in the Park
5 PM – 8 PM
Night Heron Park Soccer Field

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an outdoor movie experience, featuring the film The Croods! Doors open at 5 PM, and the movie will start at 6 PM. A concessions stand will be available with candy, popcorn and sodas.

Admission is $30 per square and secures your family a socially distanced space that seats up to 5 people. If you have more than 5 people in your party, you will have to purchase a second square. Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001.


W E D N E S D A Y, November 25

Painting in the Park
6 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us under the Night Heron Pavilion for some fall fun! Our instructor will guide you step-by-step in painting a seasonal canvas, featuring sunflowers under a big harvest moon. We will also be serving apple cider!

Welcome to guests ages 16+, no experience necessary. Cost is $60 per painter. Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001. 24-hour cancellation policy.

Sanctuary Splash Bash
6 PM – 9 PM
The Sanctuary Indoor Pool

Kids ages 6-12, meet us at The Sanctuary indoor pool for a night full of pizza, swimming, and party!

Price is $60 per child. Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001. Due to COVID-19, there will be a 10 child maximum limit. 24-hour cancellation policy.


T H U R S D A Y, November 26

Family Sand Sculpting
2 PM – 3:30 PM
The Sanctuary Beach Access

Grab your buckets and shovels, and meet us for a family-friendly competition on the beach! Each family will have one hour to build the coolest Thanksgiving themed sand sculpture. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

Per Kiawah Town Ordinance, metal shovels are not permitted. This event is complimentary, and no reservations are required. Everyone is welcome! Please practice social distancing.

‘Square Dancing’
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Night Heron Park Stage

Grab your dancing shoes and join us out in the park for a “SQUARE” Dance unlike any other. Each family will be given a socially distanced square to gather with each other, dance, and enjoy some live music.

Admission is $30 per square and secures your family a socially distanced space that seats up to 5 people. If you have more than 5 people in your party, you will have to purchase a second square. Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001.


F R I D A Y, November 27

Holiday Ornament Workshop

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM & 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Night Heron Park Pavilion

Join us for a cup of hot cocoa and learn to make an ornament that is uniquely yours!

$25/ per bag, each bag includes 4 ornaments, ages 5-adult. Additional ornaments can be added to purchase. Advanced reservations are required, call 843.768.6001.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
1 PM – 3 PM
Santa’s Route
There is no masking our excitement – Santa Claus is coming to town! His big red sleigh may look a little different, but is sure to have all of the bells and whistles! The St Johns Fire Department will be escorting Santa through the island while his reindeer are busy at the north pole fueling up for the big night. Friends and family are welcome along the 2-mile route to catch a candy cane and a Merry Christmas wish! Sleigh bells will ring, make sure you are listening! Check back for more details.

Event is complimentary, no reservations are required. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines with people outside your group.

Polar Express Family Movie
5 PM – 8 PM
Night Heron Park Soccer Field

Come dressed in your PJs for a magical showing of The Polar Express! Arrive when the doors open at 5 PM to get the best square and make a special jingle bell necklace craft. The movie will begin at 6 PM. A concessions stand will be available with candy, popcorn and sodas.

Admission is $30 per square and secures your family a socially distanced space that seats up to 5 people. If you have more than 5 people in your party, you will have to purchase a second square. Please bring your own blankets and chairs for seating. Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001.


S A T U R D A Y, November 28

Thanksgiving Battle of the Brains
1 PM – 2 PM
Night Heron Park Stage

Survey Says! Assemble your team and test your luck at guessing answers to various survey questions. See if your family has what it takes to come out on top to win some Kiawah Island Golf Resort prizes!

Reservations are required, 843.768.6001. 5-person maximum per team. This event is complimentary.

Rick Hubbard and the Kazoobie Kazoo Show
4 PM – 5:30 PM
Night Heron Park Stage

Our fan-favorite Rick Hubbard and the famous Kazoo Band is back for a special Thanksgiving performance on the Night Heron Park Stage! Concessions will be available to purchase.

Admission is $30 per square and secures your family a socially distanced space that seats up to 5 people. If you have more than 5 people in your party, you will have to purchase a second square. Please bring your own blankets and chairs for seating. Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001.