Christmas at Kiawah


Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family and friends at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

From Thanksgiving weekend right up until Christmas Day, the resort decks the halls and rolls out a roster of fun and festive activities to get you in the seasonal spirit – from The Sanctuary’s official tree lighting to craft making workshops and Santa’s Lowcountry Grand Arrival.

Of course, your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals will be served in style in our fine restaurants, including the festa dei sette pesci (feast of the seven fishes), a time-honored tradition that proudly lives on every Christmas Eve in Tomasso at Turtle Point.

Feast of the Seven Fishes
Delicious Dining
The holidays are a time for families at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and our Christmas dining options reflect that sentiment.


Friday, December 24

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

Tomasso at Turtle Point
Feast of the Seven Fishes | 4 – 9pm | 5 courses for $90, or $115 with wine pairings | Menu
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 Andy Raeside and team at Tomasso are carrying on the tradition with their own feast! Call 843.266.4070 for reservations.

The Atlantic Room
A la carte | 5:30 – 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 John Ondo’s winter inspired menu. Call 843.266.4085 for reservations.

Ryder Cup Bar will open from 11am – 8pm on Christmas Eve serving offerings from their regular menu.

Town Center Market
Open 7am – 6pm

(Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House and The Players’ Pub are both closed on Christmas Eve.)


Saturday, December 25

Jasmine Porch
Breakfast from 6:30 – 10:15am
Christmas Buffet from 12 – 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

The Ocean Room
Dinner | 5:30 – 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 relaxed option, our Lounge will be available without reservations required. Call for reservations 843.768.6253

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House
Dinner | 5 – 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. Call 843.266.4636 for reservations.

The Players’ Pub
Lunch | 12 – 4pm | a la carte
Merry Christmas from Chef Tripp and team! Join us for an a la carte Christmas dining experience with casual pub fare at the island’s newest clubhouse. Call 843.768.2771 for reservations.

Town Center Market
Open 8am – 3pm

The Sanctuary Lobby Bar
Open 12 – 10pm

Beaches & Cream at The Sanctuary
Open 7am – 5pm

(The Atlantic Room, Ryder Cup Bar and Tomasso at Turtle Point are all closed on Christmas Day.)

Festive Events
From magic shows to a New Year's Day dip in the Atlantic Ocean with our annual Polar Bear Plunge, there's no better way to celebrate the holidays than joining in the many family-friendly activities offered around the island!