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If you’re too busy to plan a bunch of holiday events, consider heading to The Cloister, where everything is planned for you. This Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel goes all out during the winter with family events planned throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas. Kids can visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, munch on cookies while hearing classic Christmas tales and get tucked into bed by one of Santa’s elves. If you brought your dog along, get your four-legged friend in the holiday spirit by dressing him up for the Sea Island hotel’s annual Reindog Parade.
The Reindeer Dash Family Fun Run takes place on Christmas Eve morning, and later that night, following religious services in The Cloister Chapel, join the Yule Log Ceremony to sing carols and sip eggnog with fellow guests. After you’ve opened presents on Christmas morning, a sumptuous lunch is served in The Cloister Ballroom. Cap off the holiday by enjoying the luxury hotel’s It’s a Wonderful Life buffet, where you’ll dine on excellent food while watching the traditional Christmas flick.
The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel holds regular holiday events at other times of the year as well. Easter weekend activities include the sand-bunny building contest, Bunny Hop Fun Run, Easter egg hunt and breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The Fourth of July is also celebrated in grand fashion, starting with the Fabulous Fourth Luau at The Cloister Beach Club, the Firecracker 5K Beach Race and Independence Day Fun Run, the Flag Raising Ceremony on the Beach on the morning of the Fourth and, later that night, Taps at Twilight followed by fireworks.
You’ll receive a schedule of all the week’s events when you check in — make sure to note which activities require reservations and which ones are complimentary.
Holidays are absolutely magical at Sea Island! For several generations, families have chosen Sea Island as the place to celebrate their holidays—from Christmas to Easter to 4th of July and every special day in between. Fourth of July includes an annual parade, full day of carnival games & concludes with a spectacular fireworks show over the Atlantic Ocean. During the Christmas holiday, Santa makes sure Sea Island is decorated to the 9s—complete with a life size gingerbread house, 30 ft. tall tree in our Lobby and twinkling lights galore! He even lets his Elves take a break from the North Pole and visit Sea Island to give children Elf Tuck Ins, in which the elves bring cookies & milk to the guest rooms and read stories as the children are nestled all snug in their beds!
Whatever holiday you choose to celebrate, Sea Island will make sure you and your family feel extra welcome during your stay!