How to Have the Best Thanksgiving on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start making your holiday plans! It’s always fun to gather for a festive feast complete with turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pecan pie. However, why not start a new tradition this year, and enjoy a relaxing Thanksgiving on Kiawah or Seabrook Island? You’ll never find a shortage of festivities, dining options, or activities to experience along our beautiful shores. Here are some of our top recommendations!

If you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving on Kiawah Island, make sure to request a copy of our complimentary Kiawah Island Vacation Guide! It’s full of tips about the best things to see and do on our beautiful barrier island.

Likewise, if you are planning your holiday season on Seabrook Island, be sure to access our exclusive Seabrook Island Vacation Guide. From dining and shopping to activities and events, vacation planning has never been easier.

Benefits of Staying in a Vacation Rental for Thanksgiving

This year, make a vacation out of your holiday gathering and bring your family and friends together to celebrate by the beach.

There are many advantages to planning a stay in one of our vacation rentals this holiday season.

Here are just a few!

  1. Gourmet, designer kitchens fully stocked with everything you need to cook a large family meal, without dirtying up your own kitchen. Or, if you’d rather not cook, our local team is readily available to assist you with finding the perfect catering or Lowcountry dining options
  2. Large, spacious homes with plenty of bedrooms allow the entire extended family to gather under one roof
  3. Built-in entertainment for everyone when you spend the holiday weekend at the beach. Kiawah, Seabrook, and the Charleston area offer endless possibilities
  4. No need to clean your own home before company arrives, or after they leave- let the Pam Harrington Exclusives team take care of all the details of hosting a group
  5. Dozens of opportunities to make family memories, rest, relax, and spend quality time together in the beautiful Lowcountry

Celebrating Thanksgiving on Kiawah Island

We compiled the following list of restaurants and local events to help you plan the ultimate Thanksgiving on Kiawah Island.

Check it out and get ready for a holiday your family will remember for years to come!


Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner

Are you looking for the ultimate culinary experience this Thanksgiving on Kiawah Island? The Atlantic Room in the Ocean Course Club house hosts a lavish buffet. There are several stations throughout the ballroom featuring seafood displays, live chef presentations, holiday meats, and other favorites. Sample the wine menu and save room for dessert! Call 843.768.6251 for reservations.

Enjoy a full, home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle of pots and pans. Meals serve 8-10 people or you have the option to order a la carte. Orders must be places by November 20th and can be picked up on November 26th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the West Beach Conference Center. Click here to view the menu.

Jasmine Porch in The Sanctuary Hotel offers an elegant ambiance that is sure to impress. This delicious 4 course Thanksgiving dinner is complete with all your traditional favorites as well as live music. Call 843.768.6252 for reservation information. A separate breakfast buffet is also available.

Kiawah Private Chefs & Catering

Kiawah Island Thanksgiving Events

There is no end to the Thanksgiving excitement when you plan your Kiawah Island fall getaway. Take the kids out for the annual Heron Park Turkey Hunt and let them run around searching for golden turkeys to get the wiggles out before the big feast. Or check out Charleston’s 2020 Turkey Trot Virtual Challenge going on throughout the month of November. *Be sure to call ahead for recent COVID-19 updates.

View Kiawah Resort Events

Celebrating Thanksgiving on Seabrook Island

Celebrate in style when you stay on Seabrook Island this Thanksgiving season.

From the green beans to the pumpkin pie, Seabrook has everything you need to have your best Turkey Day yet.

Discover the best of Thanksgiving on Seabrook today!

Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Seabrook Island Club

Seabrook Island Club is hosting take out Thanksgiving meals.  Orders are made directly with the Club.  

Seabrook Island Club Pick Up Menu
Thanksgiving To-Go Menu 11/26/2020

12:00 - 4:00 pm Pick up times every 30 minutes in the Carolina Room
Orders must be placed by Thursday, November 12th**
EMAIL:  Michelle Duplessis at to confirm your order and pick up time.  You may also call 843-768-7849

  • Harris Teeter at Freshfields Village

Do you need to pick up some last-minute groceries, wine, or beer? Harris Teeter at Freshfields Village has everything you need to create your mouthwatering, homemade holiday meal. The grocery store is open from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

*Be sure to call ahead for recent COVID-19 updates.

Seabrook Island Thanksgiving Events

Enjoy a fun-filled day of fall-inspired events in the Lowcountry this Thanksgiving. Come out to ring in the Yuletide spirit with the Charleston Tree Lighting in Marion Square or simply enjoy a stroll around the cobblestone. And don’t forget to visit the big man at one of his many sightings around the barrier islands.

*Be sure to call ahead for recent COVID-19 updates.

Spend Thanksgiving at a Luxury Home on Seabrook or Kiawah Island

Enjoy the feasts and festivities this Thanksgiving on Kiawah Island.  When night falls, return to your premier vacation rental to continue your family’s celebration. 

With convenient locations and excellent amenities, Pam Harrington Exclusives can help you find the perfect home for your holiday. Our spacious Kiawah and Seabrook Island vacation rentals are the perfect option for your family and friends.

We offer pet-friendly homes (Seabrook Island only) as well as beach-front, golf-view, and marsh-facing homes.

Browse our available rentals, and reserve yours early to beat the rush. We look forward to sharing amazing food, fun, and good cheer with you this November!