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Palmetto Dunes Resort News- November 2021

Events & News

Check out what is happening at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort this month with a list of events and deals listed below! 

Thanksgiving Options at Palmetto Dunes

hands holding wine glasses together for a typical cheers with holiday lights

Have a no-fuss Thanksgiving celebration at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort! We have two options still available for Thanksgiving this year at Palmetto Dunes on Thursday, November 25.. Sorry, Alexander's Thanksgiving  is now now sold out.

Option 1: Thanksgiving Buffet at Centre Court. All-you-can eat buffet featuring salad, chorizo cornbread stuffing, carved turkey, leg of lamb and pecan pie. View menuMake a reservation today

Option 2: Big Jim's Thanksgiving To-Go Family Pack includes 3 lbs sliced herb roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, choice of 2 sides and choice of dessert. Add ons are available. All orders must be placed by Monday, November 22 at 12 noon. Pre-Order online here.

Thanksgiving Turtle Trot 5k

three runners running on the beach for Palmetto Dunes Turtle Trot 5k

Join us for the first Thanksgiving Turtle Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 25! The family-friendly Turtle Trot is a 5k run/walk on the beach in Palmetto Dunes. The race starts at 8 a.m. from the Dunes House.

Advanced online registration is required for $25. Cut-off for registration is race day at 7:30 a.m.

Santa Returns to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

woman dressed as elf waving next to santa in front of tree at Shelter Cove Marina

Shelter Cove Harbour merchants will be hosting a Day-after-Thanksgiving “Santa and Shopping Day” on Friday, November 26 for visits with Santa from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. Santa will arrive at 12 noon aboard a fire truck and we encourage all kids to bring a letter for Santa with their Christmas list! Additional kids activities from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. will include train rides along with holiday music.

The first 250 kids will be given a gingerbread cookie to take home!
 This event is free and open to the public, but please bring a new unwrapped toy or canned items for the Deep Well Project.

The Dunes House Annual Oyster Roast

Join us for the annual Dunes House Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 27 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy the much loved Dunes House beach front bar from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. where drinks will be available for purchase. Food and live music by La Bodega start at 1 p.m. Tickets include oysters as well as a buffet of lowcountry favorites including a Dunes House Fish Taco bar!

Adults $40 | Children $25
Reservations are required. Limited tickets will be available day of.

The Dunes House is located behind a gate and will be closed except for those attending the Oyster Roast. Advanced reservations are required for entry. The gate will have a list of those purchasing advanced reservations to allow passage through the gate to the Dunes House only. For questions please email

Brunch with Santa at Alexander's

Join us at Alexander's for Brunch with Santa, Sunday, December 12 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Your reservation includes complimentary photos with the big man himself! Bring a new unwrapped toy during this event to benefit the Deep Well Project. Reservations are recommended.

Wine Dinners & Cooking Demonstrations Continue

bottle of rose pouring into wine glasses at Alexander's Restaurant

Last Cooking Demonstration of 2021 Almost sold out!
Sunday, Dec 5, 2 - 3 p.m.: How to make Herb Crusted Prime Rib
Learn more and register online.

Upcoming Wine Dinners at Alexander's
Thursday, Nov 18: Michele Chiarlo Piemonte Wine Dinner SOLD OUT!
Thursday, Dec 16: Burgundy Wine Dinner Almost sold out!
View schedule and register online.

It's time to start planning your holiday party!

buffet food with holiday decorations and chef in the back

Believe it or not, it’s already time to start planning your holiday party — and we can help! Dunes Catering & Events or Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar can cater any event or special occasion, from an intimate plated dinner to an exquisite buffet for large groups. Whether the party is at our venues or yours; we'll deliver a no-hassle year-end celebration you’ll be proud of.

Spread Some Love & Cheer For The Holidays

Our Palmetto Dunes and Alexander's Gift Cards can be purchased online or in person. To ensure the safety of your personal data, gift cards are available for purchase in our secure online store or in person at resort pro shops or the Welcome Center only. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email

This year we ask that you make your gift card orders with free shipping by December 10th and order gift cards with expedited shipping by December 15th to guarantee delivery before Christmas.

The Resort's Recent Renovations

Recent Renovations

Palmetto Dunes Resort's amenities have been built and operated by Greenwood Communities & Resorts since 1979. Learn more about this amazing 50+ year history and the incredible amount of work and dedication it's taken to build three golf courses, the largest marina on Hilton Head Island and more here.

Staying true to Greenwood's dedication to Palmetto Dunes, consistently striving to create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives, there has been many updates and renovations around the resort we'd like to share with you:

☑️ Roofs completely replaced and exterior painting complete at the Jones, Hills, and Fazio Club Houses along with Alexander's Restaurant and Hilton Head Outfitters.
☑️ Jones and Fazio Club House restrooms completely remodeled. Hills coming soon!
☑️ New kiosk and roof at the Marina. The fuel dock was also recently extended with new fuel pumps added.
☑️ New and improved hi-definition Dunes House Web Cam installed.  

Be sure to follow Palmetto Dunes on Facebook to stay up to date on all happenings and deals throughout the year!

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