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Start Planning The Perfect A Southern Holiday Getaway

As we progress through the final moments of the year, we still have a lot to be done.

Start Planning The Perfect A Southern Holiday Getaway

Families are going to be looking for different ways to celebrate!

It may not seem like there's nothing to do, but that's not going to be the case this year.

When it comes to having fun and celebrating, you are about to be in for quite the treat that everyone is going to enjoy.

Time To Start Celebrating

Wild Dunes Resort, located on Isle of Palms in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, is providing families with the perfect holiday getaway, full of safe, social-distanced fun.

This means that you and the family will have loads to look forward to.

All you have to do is check out the 12 days or ways to celebrate the holidays at Wild Dunes Resort below!

Trust me, you will find something that everyone is going to love attending.

Start Planning The Perfect A Southern Holiday Getaway

1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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

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

6. 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.

7. ‘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

8. 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. 

9. 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.

10. 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

11. 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. 

12. 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.

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