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Activities & Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and Kiawah Island is a great place to be! With an abundance of activities to enjoy, you and your family certainly won’t be bored during your vacation. Events are held almost daily on the island and there is something for every member of the family. Take a peek at just a few upcoming Kiawah Island events that will help put you in the holiday spirit:

Santa’s Cookie Platter Practice

November 25, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm | Night Heron Park Deck
The elves have been hard at work baking spirits bright, but they need your help making these cookies just right! Cookies and everything you need to decorate your delicious confections will be supplied. As an extra sweet treat, the world’s jolliest cookie sampler himself will be stopping by the park for photos- Santa!

$20 per box, each box contains 4 cookies. Reservations required  843.768.6001.  A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Subject to availability.

Santa Visits the Village

November 25, 2022 - November 27, 2022 | Freshfields Village
Kick off the festive season with Freshfields Village on Friday, November 25th as they welcome Santa to the Village Green! Santa Claus will be available for complimentary photos in Santa’s Surf Shack on the Village Green from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26, and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 27. Be sure to bring your camera or phone as families will be able to capture their special moment this year.

Chocolate Sculpture Unveiling

November 26, 2022 | The Sanctuary Lobby
Don't miss this spectacular event as The Sanctuary pastry team unveils this season's confectionary masterpiece–a sculpture made entirely of chocolate! Watch as Executive Pastry Chef, Jordan Snider and his team put the finishing touches on this year's display and stay for a Q&A with the artists.

FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen Christmas Eve Party

December 24, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen
You're invited to the first FortyEight Christmas Eve Party happening on Saturday, December 24th from Noon - 5 pm. Enjoy heavy-passed hors d'oevres along with bottomless wine hand-picked by their experts!

$48.48 per person ++ includes bottomless wine and food served from noon - 5 pm. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

Please email to inquire today or visit to sign up.

New Year's Eve Family Celebration

December 31, 2022 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM | Night Heron Park
Ring in 2023 with friends and family, featuring entertainment and fireworks. Don’t forget to stay for the fireworks starting at 9 pm. The evening is full of entertainment suitable for families and groups of all ages. Please note this event is limited to Kiawah Island guests and residents. 

Polar Plunge

January 1, 2023| 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Sanctuary Beach Access
Plunge into the New Year at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Polar Bear Plunge. Come and celebrate new beginnings as everyone gathers on Kiawah’s beach, just in front of the hotel to take a dip into The Atlantic. All participants must bring their own towels to this event. This event is complimentary, and no reservations are required. The schedule is subject to change.

Plan Your Christmas Vacation

Experience the holiday magic on Kiawah Island! Our Kiawah Island vacation rentals are perfect for guests who want to celebrate the Christmas holiday in a unique and special way. We offer an extensive variety of private home, cottage, and villa vacation rentals on Kiawah Island, and aim to provide our guests with vacation experiences to last a lifetime.