HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina will ring in the holiday season with Thanksgiving dinners, visits from Santa, boats decorated with lights and more.
Thanksgiving at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes will be celebrating Turkey Day at two resort locations. The Palmetto Dunes Club, 2 Carnoustie Road, will host an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, November 24. It includes a starter, entree of turkey, roast beef or seafood mornay, sides and dessert, including pumpkin and pecan pies. The cost is $32.95 per adult and $16.95 for kids 12 and younger.
Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza at the Robert Trent Jones golf course invites guests to enjoy a plated Thanksgiving meal on site or to take back to their home or vacation villa. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, serving a three-course meal with a main course of turkey. The cost is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 12 and younger.
Reservations for both are required by November 21 at 5 p.m. by calling 843-301-0218.
Thanksgiving Weekend Oyster Roast at the Dunes House
The Dunes House, Palmetto Dunes’ oceanfront restaurant and event space, will host its popular annual Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 26 from 1-5 p.m. In addition to oysters, they will serve their full food and drink menu and provide live music from the band Unicorn Meat.
Seasonal Events at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
On Friday, November 27, Santa will arrive at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina via firetruck at noon and stay until 2:30 p.m. for children to share their Christmas wish list and snap a pic with Old Saint Nick at the iconic Neptune Statue.
From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. November 27, there will be a variety of holiday activities for both children and adults, including free gingerbread cookie decorating for the first 200 children beginning at 11 a.m. Little ones can hop aboard the kiddie train for a fun ride through Shelter Cove, jump in the bounce house and join in other arts and crafts. Adults can stroll through the area’s many unique stores and boutiques while enjoying holiday music and specials at participating stores along the harbour.
Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, Shelter Cove shops and restaurants will be hosting sales, including Small Business Saturday deals on Nov. 26, and offering holiday specials, gift wrap, freebies and more. Patrons can also enter to win a variety of Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina gift cards and items from area retailers. Many Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina restaurants will also have live entertainment.
At dusk, visitors can stroll the second annual Light up the Harbour display of holiday lights decorating private boats docked in the marina while Christmas music plays in the background. The display runs through January 1, 2017.
Holiday Shopping Beach Style
Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina offer a variety of options to find one-of-a-kind presents for those on your gift list this season. The Robert Trent Jones golf pro shop, which is home to one of only six Nike Concept shops in the country and the Under Armour Golf Concept shop, will offer free gift wrap on full retail items throughout the holiday season.
Fans of resort can load up on Palmetto Dunes logoed gear from anywhere in the world via the resort’s online store, which offers free shipping. Items include men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, golf bags, belts, hats, ties, barware, yardage books and more from Bette & Court, Marc Joseph New York, Brooks Brothers, Bobby Jones, Dunning and others. The online store is accessible at www.PalmettoDunesStore.com and also sells resort gift cards.
Catering for Holiday Get-Togethers
Dunes Catering & Events is available to cater events both large and small from intimate plated dinners to large buffets this holiday season. The catering arm of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort can host events on or off site. For more information, call (843) 686-9142 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. Named one of the Top 20 Best Resorts in the South by Conde Nast Traveler in 2016, the resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis and pickleball center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.
About Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is one of three waterfront areas that are part of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. A Mediterranean-style village located mid-island at mile marker 8 across from the resort, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina offers waterfront dining, shopping, live entertainment and beautiful views of Broad Creek. It hosts a variety of events and festivals every year, such as summer’s HarbourFest, and Music & Taste on the Harbour during spring and fall.