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Christmas at Wild Dunes

Posted: December 14, 2023

Christmas is rapidly approaching and in Isle of Palms we are dreaming of a white sand beach Christmas. If you are considering a vacation destination for the holidays, look no further than Wild Dunes for the perfect getaway. Mild climate, brilliant sunshine, and a world-class resort will make this holiday season unforgettable for all ages. 

The Isle of Palms Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you and your family to our island town this holiday season. We have many member businesses that can help you rent accommodations and plan the perfect trip to South Carolina in December. 

Here are some of the events you can look forward to during Christmas at Wild Dunes.

Christmas lights on the boardwalk

Grand pavilion Wild Dunes decorated for Christmas

There is something about palm trees and Christmas lights that makes us all get into the holiday spirit on Isle of Palms. One walk down boardwalk at Wild Dunes towards the Grand Pavilion at night will have you humming Christmas carols in the cool sea breeze. The boardwalk is decked out in twinkling lights and other decorations for you to enjoy. There is also a fully-decorated Christmas tree at the Sweetgrass Plaza Inn.

Meet Santa at the beach

Santa’s job can be hectic this time of year and he needs some much needed rest and relaxation like the rest of us. He can be found in multiple places at Wild Dunes this season as he gears up for his trip around the world. Here are some places you can find Santa at Wild Dunes this holiday season:

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 16th, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM, Sweetgrass Pavilion

Come dine with Santa and enjoy Rudolph’s pancake buffet with an array of toppings and hot chocolate. 

Stories on the Stoop with Santa

Saturday, December 23, 6:00 PM

Kids of all ages can come and hear Santa read The Night Before Christmas while enjoying plenty of cookies and other sweet treats. 

Sippin’ Santa

This holiday pop-up theme bar is going on all month long at the Laughing Gull on Wild Dunes. Adults can don their favorite Hawaiian holiday shirt and enjoy Beachbum Berry’s Sippin’ Santa Tiki Bar through December 31st. 

Santa playing golf at Wild Dunes

Other Christmas events on Wild Dunes

Holiday family movie night

Sunday, December 17th, 7:00 PM

Join the events team at the Indigo Rooftop for a special screening of “Elf” with freshly popped popcorn and hot chocolate. 

Cookie decorating

Saturday, December 23, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Located on the Plaza at Wild Dunes, you can come and enjoy some holiday cheer while you transform ordinary cookies into Christmas works of art. 
IOP Chamber of Commerce members would love to help you plan your family’s Christmas vacation to Wild Dunes. Please visit our website for more information.