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A Holiday between the Holidays


Merry and bright, day and night. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is simply magical at Sea Island. With even more to explore before the 25th, you’ll soon understand why Sea Island is a beloved Yuletide destination throughout December. Whether you want to fill your itinerary (with activities sure to make the nice list) or find quiet corners to take in all the marvels of the season, Sea Island is sure to be your Holiday between the Holidays.

This year, before wrapping presents for everyone else, enjoy a holiday gift from Sea Island. Reserve a stay at The Cloister or The Lodge, from November 27-December 21, and receive up to 55% off accommodations and a $100 daily resort credit.*

  • 15% off 1 night
  • 25% off 2 nights
  • 35% off 3 nights
  • 45% off 4 nights
  • 55% off 5+ nights


*Valid for stays November 27, 2023 through December 21, 2023. Valid for The Cloister and The Lodge (excludes King Cottage). Discount is applied to the Standard Nightly Rate and minimum stay will vary depending on dates booked. Offer is subject to availability, applies to new reservations booked at the standard nightly rate, and cannot be combined with other packages or offers. Any update to a reservation’s length of stay will result in the promotional discount amount changing. Resort Credit cannot be applied to room rate, resort fee, or taxes. Does not apply to group bookings. Other conditions may apply.

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December Activities


Pictures with Santa

Join us in The Cloister Colonial Lounge for photos with Santa. Have your kids bring their Christmas lists to place in our lobby mailbox. We’ll cover the postage!

• December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 5-8 p.m.
• Complimentary. Reservations not taken.
• Photos available for purchase through Sea Island Photography.

Santa Surprise at Breakfast

Enjoy a surprise appearance during our morning breakfast in Tavola.

• December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 8-10 a.m.
• À la carte pricing for breakfast. Reservations not taken.


Gingerbread House

Experience the culinary marvel of our life-sized gingerbread house!

• Available for viewing daily in The Cloister Solarium.
• Complimentary. Reservations not taken.

Capture the Holidays

Grab your antlered headbands and coordinating holiday outfits and let Sea Island Photography help you capture the perfect holiday family photo.

  • Offered daily.
  • Prices vary. Reservations required.

Letters to Santa

Kids of all ages can indulge in the spirit of Christmas by sending letters to Santa Claus in the North Pole.

  • Available daily in The Cloister Colonial Lounge.
  • Complimentary. Reservations not taken.

Menorah Lighting

Join us by The Cloister Colonial Lounge fireplace each evening to celebrate the lighting of the menorah during Hanukkah.

  • Offered December 7-12, 5:24 p.m. and December 13-15, 5:25 p.m.
  • Complimentary. Reservations not taken.

Milk and Cookie Turndown

Santa isn’t the only one with a sweet tooth this season. Guests at The Lodge can end their evening with our signature turndown service including butler-delivered homemade cookies and fresh dairy milk.

  • Offered nightly to guests of The Lodge.
Christmas tree at The Cloister

Live Music in The Cloister Colonial Lounge

Enjoy a festive mix of live music in the beautiful Colonial Lounge.

  • Offered Monday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6-9 p.m.
  • Complimentary. Reservations not taken.

Christmas at Sea Island

Holiday cheer in high gear, Sea Island ushers in Christmas week with even more special events and activities.

Christmas trees at The Lodge