You are here

20 Dec 2018
Related Items: 
Things to do on Sanibel

It’s that time of year again. There’s no snow or freezing temperatures, but it is Christmas on Sanibel. Travel down Periwinkle Way and see all of the decorations and twinkling lights, it really is a beautiful sight.

 Now, you are probably thinking about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and what you will eat and when. We have compiled a list of some of the restaurants that are open on either day. Reservations are required at most of the restaurants for these days. The Chamber of Commerce also has a list, you can visit that site here.

 Bailey’s Supermarket


Christmas Eve: 7a.m. - 4p.m.

Christmas Day: CLOSED

 Jerry’s Supermarket


Christmas Eve (grocery): 6a.m. - 6p.m.

Christmas Eve (restaurant):  7am. – 2p.m.

Christmas Day: CLOSED


Traditions on the Beach


4p.m. – 9 p.m.


Thistle Lodge


Christmas Day: 11a.m-7p.m. ~ Buffett

$59.95 per Adult

$19.95 children 10 & under


Captiva House

Christmas Buffet

11:30a.m – 8p.m.

Reservations Required

239-472-5161 ext. 4



Christmas Eve: 4:30p.m. – 8p.m.

Christmas Day : 4p.m. – 8 p.m.



Sea Breeze Café at Sundial

Reservations Required

Seating’s at: 1p.m., 3p.m., 5p.m., & 7p.m


Adults $58

Children 4-12 $27

Children under 3 free


Doc Ford’s Captiva


11a.m. -9p.m.


Gramma Dot’s

Christmas Eve

11:15a.m. – 8p.m.



If you are looking for Church Services:

 Chapel By The Sea

11580 Chaplin Lane


Christmas Eve Service- 6 p.m.

Christmas Day- 11:00 a.m.


St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal

2304 Periwinkle Way


Christmas Eve 5:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Christmas Day 10:00 a.m.


 Sanibel Community Church

1740 Periwinkle Way


Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 11p.m.

Christmas Day

8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.


St. Isabel Catholic Church

3559 San-Cap Road


Christmas Eve 5:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Day 10:30 a.m.


Merry Christmas!