“From an all-inclusive, socially distant holiday festival and gourmet meal delivery to ‘snow’ angels on the sand and Christmas cookies with Santa, Wild Dunes Resort is the ideal place to swap snow for sunshine and experience the magic of the holiday season,” says Jill Magee, Director of Event Operations. “With mild winter temperatures and year-round evergreen offerings, including championship golf, nationally ranked tennis and award-winning restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort is a sanctuary for families looking to get away safely this year and enjoy beloved holiday traditions with loved ones.”
Please see a full list of ways to celebrate the holidays at Wild Dunes Resort below.
- Deck the Dunes – With Distance at the Resort’s Holiday Festival
November 27 from 6-8 p.m., Activities 7-10 p.m.
Enjoy an all-inclusive, socially distanced holiday festival on Wild Dunes Resort’s croquet lawn. Up to four guests can reserve their own 10-by-10 square to kick back and relax with family bingo, a holiday movie, a virtual tree lighting and even a virtual appearance from the big man himself. Each personalized family square will be pre-set with two Wild Dunes Resort beach chairs, a blanket, a bucket of beverages, four popcorns and four bingo cards. There will also be three grab-and-go food stations, and heaters will be provided pending weather. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2Tu3P2F.
- Shoot a Holly Jolly Hole in One on the Links Golf Course
Get the holiday par-‘tee’ started on Wild Dunes Resort’s 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed championship golf. With two courses to choose from, the Links Course and Harbor Course, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy sweeping views of Isle of Palms marsh land and the Atlantic Ocean. The resort is also home to one of Charleston’s top golf schools, offering a variety of clinics, lessons and intensives. For more information or to book a tee time, visit https://bit.ly/35mdhdP.
- Make ‘Snow’ Angels or Build Snowmen in the Sand
Parents can relax on the beach while children play in the sand on the resort’s endless shoreline. Families can get creative and build a ‘snowman’ or lay down, spread their wings and make ‘snow’ angels together. Guests are encouraged to snap a picture for social media and use Wild Dunes Resort’s #WDRSandAngels hashtag.
- Drop Off a Letter to Santa at the Resort’s Official North Pole Mailbox
In November and December, children of all ages can drop off their letters to Santa at the Isle of Palms’ official mailbox for the North Pole, located in the resort’s Boardwalk Inn lobby. Kids can bring their already completed letters to mail to Santa or visit the front desk for supplies to craft a letter during their stay.
- ‘Serve’ Up Holiday Spirit on the Resort’s Har-Tru Tennis Courts
Work off those holiday calories on Wild Dunes Resort’s 17 Har-Tru, green clay courts, including a stadium court. The resort offers five lit courts available for night play, and guests can enjoy daily complimentary court times, as well as access to the resort’s full-service Pro Shop and top-ranked instruction with professional instructors. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/35orzdU.
- Spot ‘Rein’deer on Wild Dunes Resort’s Nature Trails
Children can ‘dash away’ like Comet, Cupid, Donner or Blitzen with contact-free bike rentals on Wild Dunes Resort’s sprawling property. Lucky visitors may even spot Isle of Palms very own ‘Rein’deer on the resort’s six miles of bike paths, nature trails and boardwalks.
- Sip on a Seasonal Cocktail or Hot Chocolate at Coastal Provisions
Adults can enjoy seasonal craft cocktails at the vibrant bar, while children can savor hot chocolate at Coastal Provisions. Bright and cheery in the morning and afternoon while alluring and romantic in the evening, this upscale dining spot, located inside the Boardwalk Inn, offers family-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner inside, outside, or on-the-go.
- Host a Holiday Happy Hour for Friends
Make in-home holiday entertaining a breeze with Wild Dunes Resort’s festive, chef-prepared snack spread delivered to your doorstep. The “Holiday Party Pleaser” is perfect for your holiday happy hour, and includes Bourbon and Brown Sugar Brined Smoked Wings with Alabama White Sauce, Mixed Pickles, Vegetable Crudité with Dill Dressing, Mac & Cheese Bites, Assorted Domestic Cheese with Artisanal Crackers and more. This offering requires three days’ notice to order and is available November-December for pick-up and delivery on Isle of Palms. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3kN3xjD.
- Pose for Christmas Cards on the Beach
Hire a local Charleston photographer or take turns snapping pictures of the family for those last-minute holiday and New Year’s cards. There is no better backdrop for children wearing their best winter whites than the picturesque beaches found on the resort’s 1,600 acres of Lowcountry paradise.
- Invite Family to a Vacation Rental for a Holiday Feast
Visitors can stay at one of over 200 social distance-friendly vacation rental homes, villas and cottages at Wild Dunes Resort and receive a holiday feast for up to 12 people, delivered directly to their door. This ‘Holiday Feast Delivered’ from the resort’s catering team features a Roasted Whole Turkey with Caramelized Onion and Boursin Cheese Stuffing, Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes and Giblet Gravy, Lemon Cranberry Sauce, Orange, Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad with Dijon Sherry Dressing and Green Beans Amandine, Cranberry Nut Bread, Pecan Pie and Apple Pie. Available for delivery on Isle of Palms or pick-up at the resort, this offer requires five days’ notice to order. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3kN3xjD.
- Sing Christmas Carols at Wild Dunes Resort’s Christmas Tree
There is no better way to spread Christmas cheer than singing loud for all to hear. Families can gather around the decorated Christmas tree at Wild Dunes Resort’s Boardwalk Inn, or stroll the illuminated Boardwalk to the Grand Pavilion beachfront and sing holiday favorites such as Jingle Bells, O Christmas Tree and Silent Night in the glow of hundreds of twinkling lights.
- Read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and Eat Cookies with Santa
December 20-23 from 5-7 p.m.
Families can get in the holiday spirit with a personalized visit from Santa. Leading up to Christmas, parents can schedule milk and cookies to be delivered to their doorstep, along with a private visit from Mr. Claus himself. Kids will delight in the magic of the season as they follow along "Twas the Night Before Christmas” – read aloud by the big man himself, outside and from a safe, social distance. Each visit will be 10-15 minutes long, and this offer is limited to Wild Dunes Resort guests and Isle of Palms. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Tu3P2F.
Out of an abundance of caution, Wild Dunes Resort has adopted the Hyatt Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, which includes rigorous hygiene standards and esteemed GBAC STAR(TM) accreditation. From contact-free check-in options and hospital-grade sanitizing practices to strict mask requirements for Resort colleagues and guests, Wild Dunes Resort will continue to implement new health and safety practices accordingly; encourage social distancing in all areas of the Resort; and ask that visitors follow safety and health precautions from the State of South Carolina and CDC during their stay.