There are so many reasons why it’s called the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the time of year when special days are celebrated in special places with family, fun and most importantly food! And no one does holiday food like the Golden Isles. Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato pie…you get the idea. (Good thing we have miles of beaches where you can walk off those Christmas calories!)

So, this holiday season, let one of our renowned resorts or award-winning restaurants treat you and your family to a heartwarming meal you’ll never forget! Whether you choose to share a heartfelt meal from the comfort of your vacation rental or head to a local-favorite restaurant for a holiday brunch, here are the top places around the Golden Isles where you can find special holiday meals. 


Christmas Eve

Sago at Sea Palms

Sea Palms' restaurant, Sago, will be offering a showstopping Christmas eve brunch featuring tasty holiday favorites, roast beef, a chilled seafood display, breakfast classics, and more. Open to the public and reservations are required.

Tickets are $59 for members and $69 for non-members. Children 10 and under are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Please make reservations. Learn more.

Join Sago at Sea Palms for a traditional Thanksgiving Brunch on St. Simons Island, GA


Enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner at the King & Prince Resort's restaurant, ECHO. Embrace the spirit of the season with savory dishes and live music. Whether with beloved family or cherished friends, it's a special gathering filled with warmth and joy. 

Reservations are recommended. Call (912)-268-5967 to make your reservation. Learn more.

Other Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve:


Christmas Day


Nothing sounds better than Christmas by the ocean. Enjoy a brunch buffet with the King & Prince Resort at their beachfront restaurant ECHO. Satisfy your taste buds with their holiday themed menu.

Learn more. Reservations required. Call 912-268- 5967.

Jekyll Island Club Resort

Revel in the magic and splendor of the Jekyll Island Club Resort at Christmastime. Resort guests are invited to enjoy festive holiday meals throughout the week of Christmas in the Grand Dining Room, including a Christmas Eve dinner from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and a Christmas Day brunch from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Reservations required. Call 912-635-5155 for more information.

Sea Island

No one does Christmas quite like Sea Island. With beautifully decorated trees that seem to touch the ceilings to roaring fireplaces and cozy lounges, you’ll wish every day was a holiday at Sea Island. Choose from one of several of their beloved restaurants. From traditional Southern Christmas buffet to an Italian Christmas at Tavola, there is something to satisfy every palate this season. Or, check out the take-n-bake menu.

For more information on pricing and reservations click here.

Other Restaurants Open on Christmas Day:


New Year’s Eve & New Year's Day

1509 Brunswick

Kick of the New Year at Downtown Brunswick's only rooftop bar and restaurant, 1509 Brunswick. Enjoy a 3 course meal, entrance to the dueling piano show for the night and a champagne toast at midnight!

Learn more. Please call 912-275-8909 to reserve your table. 



Send the year out in style at the only oceanfront restaurant on St. Simons Island. ECHO will host a New Year’s Eve event featuring an a la carte menu of chef-inspired dishes alongside regular menu offerings and sensational live entertainment. Cheers the new year among the beautiful holiday décor while enjoying live music and a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. Reservations are required.

Learn more. For reservations, please call (912) 268-5967.

Sago at Sea Palms

Indulge in a culinary journey like no other, with a lavish buffet featuring an array of exquisite dishes designed to tantalize your taste buds. From snow crab legs to a made-to-order pasta station, enjoy a menu that is a celebration of flavors and will make your night truly special.

Tickets are $79 for members and $89 for non-members. Children 10 and under are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Learn more. Please make reservations.

Grand Dining Room

Ring in the New Year with the Jekyll Island Club Resort’s New Year’s Eve Dinner from 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Held in the award-winning Grand Dining Room, this five-course plated dinner is sure to be a fine dining experience. 

For more information, call 912-635-3615. Reservations required.

Sea Island

Choose from a selection of New Year's Eve dinners or New Year's Day brunch at Sea Island! Celebrate with your friends and family and revel in culinary delights, family activities, fireworks, and so much more! Reservations are required. 

For more information click here

Other Restaurants Open on New Year's Eve & New Year's Day: