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Gobble Up Thanksgiving Festivities at Charleston, SC’s Island Resort

We invite you and yours to be a part of our annual Thanksgiving traditions at Wild Dunes Resort. From our annual Thanksgiving Feast to new activities like Tiny Turkey Tennis and a grand Harvest Hangout, prepare for delicious food and loads of fun for your Turkey Day getaway… 

Thanksgiving Activities

Little Gobblers Golf
Saturday, November 30
Give thanks for the great game of golf by gathering the kids (ages 7-15) for a fall afternoon of golf instruction at the Links Driving Range from 2-3:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per child. Call 843.886.2002.

Tiny Turkey Tennis
Give thanks for the game of tennis! These clinics on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013 are designed for children of all ages of all skill levels. Clinics are $50 per session. Book the appropriate clinic below by calling 843.886.2113.
• Tiny Tots (ages 4-6) from 8-8:45 a.m.
• Junior Masters (ages 7-11) from 9-11 a.m.
• Future Stars (ages 12-16) from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Harvest Hangout
Wednesday, November 27
Enjoy Thanksgiving theme crafts and activities at the Village Amphitheater at 3 p.m. before playing some BINGO. As it gets dark, hang out by the firepit, roast s’mores, and enjoy an outdoor screening of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Fees may apply for some activities.

Duney’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, November 28
Kick off your Thanksgiving Day with a parade down Palmetto Drive. The parade starts at the brick parking lot in front of the Harbor Golf Shop. Lead by the Island of Palms Fire Department and followed by Santa Claus, the parade is fun for drivers and spectators alike. Prizes are awarded for the Best Decorated Rental Cart and Best Decorated Personal Cart. A limited number of rental carts and decorating kits are available. Please reserve early.

  • Rental Cart and Decorating Kit - $50 (reservations required, call extension 2292)
  • Rental Cart Only- $25 (reservations required, call extension 2292)
  • Personal Cart Entry Fee - $5 (check-in at brick lot desks 9:30-10 a.m.)
  • Personal Cart - complimentary* (add on to end of parade line 10:20 - 10:30 a.m.) *no contest eligibility
  • Decorating and Rental Cart Assignment 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Decoration Contest Cutoff Time 10 a.m.
  • Decoration Winners Announced 10:15 a.m.
  • Parade Starts 10:30 a.m.

A Tradition Continues in The Sweetgrass Pavilion
Thursday, November 28
You are invited to celebrate the holiday at The Sweetgrass Pavilion with a delicious Thanksgiving feast. The buffet tables will be filled to the brim with a cornucopia of delights. We’ll have turkey and your favorite trimmings along with roast beef, ham, seafood and all the appetizers, salads, vegetables and tantalizing desserts a hungry pilgrim could hope for. There will be three seatings: 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Cost is $50 inclusive of tax and gratuity for adults, $25 inclusive of tax and gratuity for children ages 5-12 and complimentary for children 4 and under. Reservations are required at 843.886.2307. To cancel, please call 48 hours in advance to avoid being charged in full.

The Lettered Olive Lounge at Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28
Visit The Lettered Olive Lounge during your stay. The lounge is open Thursday-Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Choose a favorite from the Lighter Fare menu, grab a beverage, kick back and relax while watching your favorite team. Call 843.886.7300.

The Sea Island Grill at Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28
The Sea Island Grill will be serving regular menu items for lunch and dinner, along with the option of a traditional American Turkey dinner. Call 843.883.2200 to make reservations.

Thanksgiving Feast Delivered
We offer a Thanksgiving meal certain to fill you up, delivered straight to you! Our delicious feast includes a whole roasted turkey, corn bread dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with toasted pecans, glazed baby carrots, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows, dinner rolls and pumpkin and apple pies plus all the necessities for leftover sandwiches (feeds 10 – 12 people). Delivery available Thursday, November 28 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by noon on Monday, November 25. Cost is $250. Pick-up available. Please inquire when placing order. Call 843.886.2307.

Tour of Shops
Friday, November 29
The days after Thanksgiving are the busiest shopping day of the year. Take advantage of Resort-wide sales at each of our shops on Friday, November 23. The sale will be held at Sand and Sea Salon from 1-2 p.m., the Tennis Pro Shop from 2-3 p.m., the Harbor Pro Shop from 3-4 p.m., the Links Pro Shop from 4-6 p.m. Stop by each stop and spin the wheel to earn your Black Friday exclusive offers. Call 843.886.2002.

Black Friday Tie Dye
Friday, November 29
Make a groovy vacation reminder as you get your hands wet during this popular activity before the Thanksgiving Festival. Fun for all ages with regular, tank, and long sleeve logo T-shirts. Fees vary depending on type and size of shirt. The fun begins at 3 p.m. on he Grand Pavilion Volleyball Court.

Thanksgiving Festival
Friday, November 29
Join us at the Grand Pavilion for a seaside celebration! Marvel at how the Grand Pavilion glows during our tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m., experience a Lowcountry tradition as you shuck oysters from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and watch the holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy live music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and get in the holiday spirit while visiting with Santa. Beverages are available for purchase. Movie and entertainment are complimentary. In addition to oysters, we will also be serving a buffet of mixed salad with dressings, catfish, chicken fingers, fries, coleslaw iced tea and lemonade. The buffet also includes s’mores, hot chocolate, popcorn and a chefs selection of desserts from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost for the oyster roast is $30 for adults inclusive of tax and gratuity, $15 for children ages 5-12 inclusive of tax and gratuity and complimentary for children 4 and under. Reservations for the oyster roast are required at 843.886.307. To cancel, please call 48 hours in advance to avoid being charged in full. Call 843.886.2307.

  • Santa/Gingerbread House 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:30 p.m.
  • Oysters/Buffet/S’mores Station 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Movie 7:30 p.m. 

Seventh Annual Turkey Trot
Saturday, November 30
Take some of the guilt out of your holiday eat-a-thon with our scenic 5K beach Turkey Trot. Meet our personal trainers on the Grand Pavilion at 8 a.m. and get your day started right with this fun beach run or walk. Entry fee is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance. Call 843.886.7008.

Pumpkin Enzyme Peel & Latte 
This facial is formulated with extract and yam and pumpkin pulp purées to help rejuvenate your complexion, to minimize hyperpigmentation, fine lines and sun damage for a rejuvenated appearance. Its anti aging formula also works to increase collagen production and promote elasticity. All that’s left is a firm, radiant complexion. Pair with a yummy pumpkin latte for a fantastic fall treat. Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $125; Thur-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $140. For more information or to make an appointment at Sand & Sea Salon and Spa, please call 888.845.8915, or on the Resort, call 843.886.2555. 

For packages to visit this Thanksgiving, visit our special offer or call 888.778.1876 to customize your Charleston, SC Thanksgiving getaway today!  

See your Thanksgiving getaway at Wild Dunes Resort that awaits...  

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