Holidays at Kiawah

Friends and family come together to celebrate the holiday season at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Relax and enjoy the variety of dining and recreation options available in addition to a round or two of golf. Our chefs and staff have prepared delicious menu options paired with local fare to ensure this holiday season is a joyous and memorable one.



CHRISTMAS EVE DINING Monday, December 24

Jasmine Porch and The Ocean Room

Jasmine Porch | 5:30pm-9pm
The Ocean Room | 5pm – 9pm
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.

The Atlantic Room

A la carte | 5pm -8pm
On Christmas Eve, join us for an enchanting holiday dinner in The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course. Gather your family and friends for a memorable evening and enjoy Chef Nick Torno’s winter inspired menu.


Feast of the Seven Fishes | 5pm – 8pm | 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 believed to have originated in Southern Italy. The long tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve dates from medieval Italian times, where meat markets were closed on specific holy days. Chef Derick Wade and team at Tomasso are carrying on the tradition with their own feast!


CHRISTMAS DAY DINING Tuesday, December 25

Jasmine Porch

Breakfast from 6:30am – 10:15am
Grand Buffet from 12pm – 8pm
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 for reservations (843) 768-6253

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House

Lunch & Dinner | 11:30am – 8pm | a la carte
Celebrate the holiday with the best Southern BBQ the island has to offer. Allow Chef Keith Richardson to prepare your Christmas feast while you relax with your family in the comfort of the Osprey Point Clubhouse.

The Ocean Room

Dinner | 5pm – 9pm
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. Children’s menu available. For a more non-traditional option, our Sushi Lounge will be available for small plates and libations. Call for reservations (843) 768-6253.



NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING Monday, December 31

Jasmine Porch

Bid farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019! Dinner served from 5:30pm – 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 a limited a la carte menu. Reservations required. Call (843) 768-6253.

The Ocean Room

5:30pm – 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) 768-6253. Tax, gratuity, and wine selection at dinner not included. Call the Sommelier to pre-select wine at (843) 768-6308.

The Lobby Lounge

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 1:00am.
Cash Beer & Wine Bar available in the Lobby in addition to our full Lobby Bar. Light menu fare available until 11:00pm. No outside alcoholic beverages, please.



Bonfire and S’Mores

Sunday, December 30 | 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 to purchase.

New Year’s Family Celebration

Monday, December 31 | 5:30pm – 9pm | Night Heron Park | Fireworks, 9pm
Ring in 2019 with friends and family, featuring live entertainment and fireworks. Full a la carte dinner menu including Kiawah’s favorites, such as roasted oysters, barbecued chicken & ribs, collard greens and hoppin’ john, delicious desserts, and kettle corn. Food will be served until 9:30pm. Activities include jump castles, lawn games and party favors for all. The fireworks finale begins at 9pm from the Night Heron Park Soccer Field! The evening is full of entertainment suitable for families and groups of all ages. No coolers or outside food and beverages allowed.

Kamp Kiawah: KNO New Year’s Eve Bash

Monday, December 31 | 7:30pm – 12:30am | 3 to 11 year olds.
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’s indoor pool.

Teen Night: New Year’s Bash

Monday, December 31 | 8:30pm – 12:30am
Kick off the New Year with us! We’ll be taking over the Ashley Cooper Room at The Sanctuary Hotel with music, video games, snacks, and crafts. Reservations required. Call (843) 768-6001. Recommended for ages 12 to 16.


NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS Monday, January 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 11:45am – 3pm. This southern traditional brunch will feature Hoppin’ John, Collard Greens, Shrimp & Grits and all your Lowcountry favorites.

New Year’s Day 5K

Tuesday, January 1 | 11am | 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 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.

6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Tuesday, January 1 | 11:45 am | Sanctuary Beach Access
Plunge into the New Year at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Polar Bear Plunge on Tuesday, January 1. Come and celebrate new beginnings with us as we gather on Kiawah’s Beach, just in front of the hotel, to plunge into The Atlantic. All fellow plungers must bring their own towel to this event. Complimentary.