If you are spending Christmas with us on Kiawah Island, you are in for a treat! There is so much going on to celebrate the season. Read on for a list of the best Kiawah Island holiday events and festivities taking place this year, as well as dining recommendations for excellent Christmas meals.
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Kiawah Island Holiday Events
Cookie Decorating at The Sanctuary
Every Saturday from November 25 – December 16 at 11 a.m. in The Morning Room.
This kid-themed Kiawah Island holiday event is fun for children of all ages! Sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island, it is free to participate. However, reservations are required. To sign up, please call Leisure Services at 843-768-6253.
Saturday, December 2, 9, and 16, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., $15/kit (Available for purchase at The Lobby Lounge)
Join us on the Grand Lawn at The Sanctuary for one of the tastiest Kiawah Island holiday events! Enjoy fireside s’mores and hot cocoa while sitting under the stars. Bring the children; story time with Mrs. Claus begins at 5:30 p.m. Afterward, come inside for Christmas carols with our pianist. (This event is weather-dependent.)
Holiday Feasts on Kiawah Island
Christmas Eve Dining
Sunday, December 24
The Ocean Room, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Jasmine Porch, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
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 843-768-6253 or ext. 86253 to secure a reservation for one of these very popular Kiawah Island holiday events.
The Atlantic Room
A la carte, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
On Christmas Eve, join us for an enchanting holiday dinner in The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course. Celebrate this special evening by savoring the seasonal cuisine prepared by Chef Nicholas Torno.
Feast of the Seven Fishes, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
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 a tradition from Southern Italy. The ritual of eating seafood on Christmas Eve dates from medieval Italian times, where meat markets were closed on specific holy days. Tomasso carries on the tradition with its own feast!
Christmas Eve Closings
Town Center Market (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House
Christmas Day Dining
Monday, December 25
Breakfast from 6:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Grand Buffet from 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
$72++/adult, $25++/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 Dining Reservations at 843-768-6253 or extension 86253 to reserve your seat.
Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House
A la carte lunch and dinner, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday with amazing Southern barbecue. Allow Chef Keith Richardson to prepare your Christmas dinner while you relax at the Osprey Point Clubhouse. Whether you come for lunch or dinner, these Kiawah Island holiday events will add some Lowcountry flair to your Christmas.
The Ocean Room
5 p.m.-9 p.m.
The Sanctuary’s signature restaurant is proud to present a true Christmas experience. The Ocean Room will be featuring their seasonal steakhouse menu in addition to holiday favorites. A children’s menu is also available. For a more non-traditional option, the Sushi Lounge will be available for small plates and libations. Call Leisure Services for reservations at 843.768.6253 or ext. 86253.
Christmas Day Closings
Ryder Cup Bar
Tomasso at Turtle Point
West Beach Café & Gifts
Beaches & Cream – Closes at noon
Town Center Market (8 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Have the Perfect Family Holiday on Kiawah Island
If you are dreaming of an ideal Lowcountry Christmas, these Kiawah Island holiday events will help make your dreams a reality. Pam Harrington Exclusives can provide a vacation rental to be the epicenter of your family’s festivities. With a wide variety of beautiful properties available, we can help you have an island vacation unlike any other. Whether you’re searching for an oceanfront paradise, marsh view escape, or woodland hideaway, every home offers its own unique qualities and experience. Browse available rentals online, then contact us to schedule your trip. We look forward to seeing you during the holiday!