Holiday Fun & Festivities

Holiday Festival of Lights
The Holiday Festival of Lights is back! With over two million lights, this beloved tradition offers fun for the whole family and is sure to boost your holiday spirit. The Holiday Festival of Lights is open every evening, rain or shine, from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., November 10 through December 31. The festival is more than just driving through the three miles of beautiful light displays. You are invited to park your car and explore Winter Wonderland,  home of the area’s largest holiday sand sculpture formed from over 50 tons of sand. Roam through festival shops for merry gifts, official collector series ornaments, toys, personalized items, decorations and stocking stuffers. Pop into Santa’s Sweet Shoppe for tasty treats. Take a ride on the train for an up-close view of the festival, and see even more light displays on the Enchanted Walking Trail. A complete map of the Holiday of Lights Festival can be found here. Santa will be at Santa’s Village, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. each night, November 10 through December 23. Visiting with Santa at the festival is free. Digital photos are available for an additional fee.To enhance visitor experience and to help manage wait times and traffic, Holiday Festival of Lights organizers used historical attendance data to create GREEN, YELLOW and RED nights. Admission prices vary based on the night. Visitors can save by buying tickets in advance online. Green night pricing is $15 per vehicle if purchased online, or $20 at the gate. Yellow night pricing is $25 per vehicle if purchased online, or $30 at the gate. Red night pricing is $30 per vehicle if purchased online, or $40 at the gate. Click here for more information and tickets.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Holiday Events
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family and friends at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. From now 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. Learn more here

Harmonize the Holidays

Saturday, Dec. 2 | West Beach Conf. Center
Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Show starts at 3 p.m.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For advance tickets call Jennifer Gibson at 843-530-3528. Governors Club members will have their name added to a list and the cost will be deducted from their account. Learn more here

Holiday Restaurant and Catering Hours
This Holiday Season, enjoy a fabulous meal at one of our Charleston area restaurants, or take home a meal from a local caterer. See full list here

Holiday Starlight Cinema Series in Freshfields
Join Freshfields Village in December for a special holiday edition of the Starlight Cinema! The outdoor movie series will be held on Saturday, December 9 and Saturday, December 16. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy the family-friendly movie under the stars beginning at 6:00 p.m. Learn more here

Celebrate the New Year at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ring in the new year at Kiawah Island Golf Resort with family-friendly activities before saying goodbye to the old and making resolutions for the shiny new year.Then boldly welcome that new year in an invigorating way, by racing into the chilly Atlantic Ocean in our annual Polar Bear Plunge. Continue below for a complete roster of dining events and fun activities so you can plan your New Year celebrations at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Learn more here