Homemade Roasted Thanksgiving Day Turkey with all the Sides

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving on Kiawah Island This Year

It’s time for friends, family, and, most importantly, food. Thanksgiving is the time of year to be thankful for everything you have and to indulge in some delicious treats that are, for some reason, reserved exclusively for Thanksgiving dinner. After your feast, join the holiday celebrations on Kiawah! With plenty of festivities to participate in all weekend, Thanksgiving on Kiawah Island is setting up to be a real treat! While you’re here, don’t forget to take a look at our free Destination Guide. Full of the island’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, your Thanksgiving getaway is not complete without it!

What You Need to Know About Thanksgiving on Kiawah Island

Where to Eat

Perhaps It’s time for a new family tradition! Kiawah Island hosts plenty of options when it comes to finding a place to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in the company of your friends and family. Kiawah Resort alone has four locations that provide a traditional, buffet-style meal. Everything from the hand-carved turkey to the pecan pie is cooked to perfection. All you have to do is pick out your favorite items! You can dine at the Jasmine Porch, The Ocean Room, The Atlantic Room or the Sanctuary Resort. You can make your reservations online up to seven days prior to your arrival.

How to Celebrate

After you’ve filled up on all of your favorite treats, it’s time for the Kiawah Island Thanksgiving festivities to begin. Shed off some of that holiday weight gain with this year’s beach Turkey Trot or join the fun at the Kiawah Island Fall Festival. The festival features live music in Night Heron Park, an inflatable jump castle, pumpkin bowling, southern lawn games, face painting, and train rides. Admission is completely free, so there’s no excuse not to attend!

What to Do

No matter what time of year it is, Kiawah Island is full of so many fantastic attractions and things to do that planning an exciting trip here is always a breeze! Whether you wish to spend the day on one of the island’s world-class golf courses or are looking for a relaxing day at the beach, there’s something for everyone on the island. End your day with a dip in the Andell Inn’s gorgeous, saltwater pool or grab a drink at the porch bar! Any way you spin it, spending the holiday season in Kiawah is sure to provide plenty of lasting memories.

Where to Stay

The perfect place to stay on your Thanksgiving getaway, the Andell Inn has plenty of room for the whole family! Our boutique hotel is right next to Freshfields Village and is seconds away from all of Kiawah Island’s most exciting attractions.

view of the interior of the two bedroom suites

For a guest room that can accommodate the entire family, take a look at our Two-Bedroom Suites. This luxurious suite features a master bedroom with a king bed, a guest bedroom with two queen beds, a living area with a sleeper sofa, and a fully functional kitchen. Start planning your escape today!