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Join us this winter for activities such as seasonal spa treatments, holiday events, ice skating, hiking and biking trails, s’mores by the fire, stargazing in the backyard and swimming in our indoor lap pool.

December

Gingerbread Workshop

Saturday, November 26, December 3, 10, 17 from 2- 4 p.m.

Join Mrs. Claus and her elves in building a Gingerbread house. She will supply you the pre-built house, candy, icing, and a box in which to take your creation home. Guests will also enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and cider. Each station is designed for one to two people to decorate. The Gingerbread Workshop will be available, November 26, and December 3, 10, 17 and by reservation only from 2-4 p.m. The cost is $65 per house.

Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation. 

In the Cellar at Linger Longer Steakhouse

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Join our resident Sommelier for a wine tasting on the first Wednesday of every month, starting at 6 p.m. in Linger Longer Steakhouse. There will be three wines of different varietals and styles. The Sommelier will explain the way that they blend and contrast. The event begins at 6 p.m. and lasts about 45 minutes, just in time for dinner. The price is $20 per person. CTA Link:

Please call our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135 to secure your reservation.  

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Children of all ages will delight in attending Breakfast with Santa where your child's wish list can be shared with him personally. Young guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet featuring miniature pancakes, muffins, waffles and other pint-sized breakfast items. Families will also receive one complimentary 5x7 photo with Santa. Reservations are available between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and the cost is $48 per adult and $28 per child, ages 4-12.

Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation. 

Holiday Activities At The Resort

The Month of December

From ice skating to treats and train rides, memorable moments will fill The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee with the sound of music, love and laughter. Get lost in ice dreams and wintertime stories in classic, southern fashion. The hotel will offer winter warmth and luxurious tidings for guests this holiday season, as magical activities and offerings light up the lake. Seasonal surprises await families and couples alike.

Daily Activities in December

  • Ice Skating Rink- Our beautiful 6,000-square-foot Ice Rink at the Pavilion will open Wednesday, November 23 at 4 p.m. Invigorating exercise and fun are topped off with hot cocoa or hot apple cider. Skating begins November 23, 2016- January 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Ice Skating is complimentary for all Hotel guests. 
  • The Gingerbread House in the Lobby -  Pastry Chef David Campbell, and his team of culinary professionals are turning a Christmas fantasy into reality by crafting a one-of-a-kind, life-sized Gingerbread House in the hotel’s main lobby. 
  • Letters to the North Pole - Stop by the Ritz Kids Concierge to write and drop off your note for Santa Claus.  Our helpful elves will put it on the first sleigh back to the North Pole for you.
  • Caroling on the Linger Longer Express- Just in time for the holiday season, straight from the North Pole; the Linger Longer Express is all decked out and ready for carolers of all ages to hop aboard and sing along to a few Christmas classics.  Caroling rides depart from the front drive daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

December 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

  • 11 a.m. – Crafting Christmas – Join our talented artist for a morning to paint holiday cards and ornaments with loved ones. This experience is by reservation only, so please dial 706-467-7130 for reservations. The cost is $25 per person.

December 4, 11, 18 and 25

  • 11 a.m. – Winter Wreath Decorating – Customize each wreath with holiday flare, and enjoy the smell of the fresh pine for weeks to come.  This experience is by reservation only, so please dial 706-467-7130 for reservations. The cost is $25 per person.

November 26 and December 3, 10 and 17

  • 1 p.m. – Story Time with Mrs. Claus – The most lovable lady of the season will charm little ones with classic Christmas tales throughout the holidays. Santa’s Helpers will also deliver holiday surprises. This experience is complimentary to all hotel guests.

November 25 and 26 and December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31

  • 6 p.m. – Ritz Kids Night Out “Elves in Training” – Join The Ritz-Carlton elves for an evening filled with Christmas games, festive dinner, holiday snacks and a special toy created by our elves. Space is limited and reservations are required, so please dial 706-467-7130 to secure your reservation. The cost is $75 per child and includes dinner.

November 26 and December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16- 24

  • 7 p.m. – Elf Tuck-ins with Special Treats – Children will be treated to a holiday book reading in their guestrooms at bedtime and receive a copy of a Santa-autographed copy of either T’was the Night Before Christmas or Dooley’s favorite holiday book, Olive the Other Reindeer. Milk and cookies will complete the evening before they’re snuggled into their beds for a good night’s sleep. Space is limited and reservations are required; please dial 706-467-7130. The cost is $45 per room. 

November 23-27 and December 2, 3, 4, and December 22 through January 3

  • Reindeer Games – A holiday favorite, this game room will feature fun that even Rudolph would enjoy.  Time and location may vary. 

For more information or to secure one of our holiday experiences, please dial the Resort Concierge at (706) 467-7130. 

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Count down to 2017 with the New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Dance the night away with live musical entertainment from the Drive Time Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Ballroom. Enjoy complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar serving up cocktail favorites throughout the evening. Guests will also enjoy a festive, complimentary champagne toast at the stroke of midnight to ring in the New Year. We welcome families to celebrate together from 9- 10 p.m. and then invite adults 21 and over to join after 10 p.m. Resort-casual wear is suggested and the celebration is complimentary for hotel guests. 

Ice Skating Rink

November 23, 2016 through January 2, 2017

For the sixth year, the beautiful 6,000-square-foot Ice Rink at the  Pavilion will open Wednesday, November 23 at 4 p.m. Invigorating exercise and fun are topped off with hot cocoa or hot apple cider. Skating begins November 23, 2016- January 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Ice Skating is complimentary for all Hotel guests.

Saturday Bourbon Class in Georgia’s Bistro

Saturdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Join us every Saturday in the Georgia’s Bistro from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. for a lesson on a Southern favorite, bourbon. Our resident Bourbon Expert, Kevin Gardner will educate you on the origin, history, process and flavor profile of bourbon. The class will also include samples at $22 per person and will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. This unique experience has limited availability. 

Please dial (706) 467-7135 for reservations.  

Five for Five at Linger Longer Steakhouse

Wednesday - Sunday, 4 - 6 p.m.

Chef has partnered with our Bar Chefs to create a tapas-style menu available at Linger Longer Bar. The menus will feature 5 cocktail selections and 5 appetizers for $5 each and will be available at our bar from 4 - 6 p.m.

Romantic Lakeside Chiminea Dining

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sunset provides an engaging backdrop for a romantic, unique and memorable dining experience lakeside. Bask in the glow of your personal chiminea bonfire while relaxing in Adirondack chairs. Enjoy a private dinner with various menus to choose from, in addition to chilled champagne, assorted truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Reservations are required, kindly dial our Guest Relations Team at (706) 467-7135.

The Ritz Kids Program

Full Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., includes Lunch Half Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12. Children will enjoy nature hikes, hooking fish and spending a day of adventure they’ll soon not forget. Offering full or half-day options, seven days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child. Cost is $85 for full day and $65 per half day.  

S'mores By The Lake

Daily, 8 to 10 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is pleased to have you join our complimentary s’mores celebration daily by the rustic, lodge campfire. As you walk through our doors and time begins to slow down, come huddle around the warmth of the resort’s cozy lakeside bonfire and indulge in our signature tradition of delicious s’mores created just to your liking. The fire is lighted daily from 8 to 10 p.m., just outside of Georgia’s Bistro restaurant.

Linger Longer Express

Friday at 3 p.m. & Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. & 3 p.m.

All aboard The Linger Longer Express! Explore scenic areas of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee with a complimentary ten-minute ride in the one-of-a-kind, eco-efficient locomotive. The Linger Longer Express departs from the front drive Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the above scheduled times.

Complimentary for registered hotel guests.  

January

Ice Skating Rink

November 23, 2016 through January 2, 2017

For the sixth year, the beautiful 6,000-square-foot Ice Rink at the  Pavilion will open Wednesday, November 23 at 4 p.m. Invigorating exercise and fun are topped off with hot cocoa or hot apple cider. Skating begins November 23, 2016- January 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Ice Skating is complimentary for all Hotel guests.

February

In the Cellar at Linger Longer Steakhouse

February 1, 2017

Join our resident Sommelier for a wine tasting on the first Wednesday of every month, starting at 6 p.m. in Linger Longer Steakhouse. There will be three wines of different varietals and styles. The Sommelier will explain the way that they blend and contrast. The event begins at 6 p.m. and lasts about 45 minutes, just in time for dinner. The price is $20 per person.

Please call our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135 to secure your reservation.

Saturday Bourbon Class in Georgia’s Bistro

Saturdays. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us every Saturday in the Georgia’s Bistro from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. for a lesson on a Southern favorite, bourbon. Our resident Bourbon Expert, Kevin Gardner will educate you on the origin, history, process and flavor profile of bourbon. The class will also include samples at $22 per person and will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. This unique experience has limited availability. 

Please call our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135 to secure your reservation.  

Five for Five at Linger Longer Steakhouse

Wednesday- Sunday, 4 - 6 p.m.

Chef Casey has partnered with our Bar Chefs to create a tapas-style menu available at Linger Longer Bar. The menus will feature 5 cocktail selections and 5 appetizers for $5 each and will be available at our bar from 4 - 6 p.m.

Romantic Lakeside Chiminea Dining

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sunset provides an engaging backdrop for a romantic, unique and memorable dining experience lakeside. Bask in the glow of your personal chiminea bonfire while relaxing in Adirondack chairs. Enjoy a private dinner with various menus to choose from, in addition to chilled champagne, assorted truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Guest Relations Team at (706) 467-7135.

The Ritz Kids Program

Full Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., includes Lunch Half Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12. Children will enjoy nature hikes, hooking fish and spending a day of adventure they’ll soon not forget. Offering full or half-day options, seven days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child. Cost is $85 for full day and $65 per half day.  

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Concierge Team at (706) 467-7130.

S’mores by the Lake

Daily, 8-10 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is pleased to have you join our complimentary s’mores celebration daily by the rustic, lodge campfire. As you walk through our doors and time begins to slow down, come huddle around the warmth of the resort’s cozy lakeside bonfire and indulge in our signature tradition of delicious s’mores created just to your liking. The fire is lighted daily from 8 to 10 p.m., just outside of Georgia’s Bistro restaurant.

The Linger Longer Express

Daily, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

All aboard The Linger Longer Express! Explore scenic areas of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee with a complimentary ten-minute ride in the one-of-a-kind, eco-efficient locomotive. The Linger Longer Express departs from the front drive daily, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

March

In the Cellar at Linger Longer Steakhouse

March 1, 2017

Join our resident Sommelier for a wine tasting on the first Wednesday of every month, starting at 6 p.m. in Linger Longer Steakhouse. There will be three wines of different varietals and styles. The Sommelier will explain the way that they blend and contrast. The event begins at 6 p.m. and lasts about 45 minutes, just in time for dinner. The price is $20 per person.

Please call our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135 to secure your reservation.

Saturday Bourbon Class in Georgia’s Bistro

Saturdays. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us every Saturday in the Georgia’s Bistro from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. for a lesson on a Southern favorite, bourbon. Our resident Bourbon Expert, Kevin Gardner will educate you on the origin, history, process and flavor profile of bourbon. The class will also include samples at $22 per person and will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. This unique experience has limited availability. 

Please call our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135 to secure your reservation.  

Five for Five at Linger Longer Steakhouse

Wednesday- Sunday, 4 - 6 p.m.

Chef Casey has partnered with our Bar Chefs to create a tapas-style menu available at Linger Longer Bar. The menus will feature 5 cocktail selections and 5 appetizers for $5 each and will be available at our bar from 4 - 6 p.m.

Romantic Lakeside Chiminea Dining

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sunset provides an engaging backdrop for a romantic, unique and memorable dining experience lakeside. Bask in the glow of your personal chiminea bonfire while relaxing in Adirondack chairs. Enjoy a private dinner with various menus to choose from, in addition to chilled champagne, assorted truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Guest Relations Team at (706) 467-7135.

The Ritz Kids Program

Full Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., includes Lunch Half Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12. Children will enjoy nature hikes, hooking fish and spending a day of adventure they’ll soon not forget. Offering full or half-day options, seven days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child. Cost is $85 for full day and $65 per half day.  

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Concierge Team at (706) 467-7130.

S’mores by the Lake

Daily, 8-10 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is pleased to have you join our complimentary s’mores celebration daily by the rustic, lodge campfire. As you walk through our doors and time begins to slow down, come huddle around the warmth of the resort’s cozy lakeside bonfire and indulge in our signature tradition of delicious s’mores created just to your liking. The fire is lighted daily from 8 to 10 p.m., just outside of Georgia’s Bistro restaurant.

The Linger Longer Express

Daily, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

All aboard The Linger Longer Express! Explore scenic areas of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee with a complimentary ten-minute ride in the one-of-a-kind, eco-efficient locomotive. The Linger Longer Express departs from the front drive daily, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

April

Saturday Bourbon Class in Georgia’s Bistro

Saturdays. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us every Saturday in the Georgia’s Bistro from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. for a lesson on a Southern favorite, bourbon. Our resident Bourbon Expert, Kevin Gardner will educate you on the origin, history, process and flavor profile of bourbon. The class will also include samples at $22 per person and will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. This unique experience has limited availability. 

Please call our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135 to secure your reservation.  

Five for Five at Linger Longer Steakhouse

Wednesday- Sunday, 4 - 6 p.m.

Chef Casey has partnered with our Bar Chefs to create a tapas-style menu available at Linger Longer Bar. The menus will feature 5 cocktail selections and 5 appetizers for $5 each and will be available at our bar from 4 - 6 p.m.

Romantic Lakeside Chiminea Dining

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sunset provides an engaging backdrop for a romantic, unique and memorable dining experience lakeside. Bask in the glow of your personal chiminea bonfire while relaxing in Adirondack chairs. Enjoy a private dinner with various menus to choose from, in addition to chilled champagne, assorted truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Guest Relations Team at (706) 467-7135.

The Ritz Kids Program

Full Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., includes Lunch Half Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12. Children will enjoy nature hikes, hooking fish and spending a day of adventure they’ll soon not forget. Offering full or half-day options, seven days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child. Cost is $85 for full day and $65 per half day.  

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Concierge Team at (706) 467-7130.

S’mores by the Lake

Daily, 8-10 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is pleased to have you join our complimentary s’mores celebration daily by the rustic, lodge campfire. As you walk through our doors and time begins to slow down, come huddle around the warmth of the resort’s cozy lakeside bonfire and indulge in our signature tradition of delicious s’mores created just to your liking. The fire is lighted daily from 8 to 10 p.m., just outside of Georgia’s Bistro restaurant.

The Linger Longer Express

Daily, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

All aboard The Linger Longer Express! Explore scenic areas of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee with a complimentary ten-minute ride in the one-of-a-kind, eco-efficient locomotive. The Linger Longer Express departs from the front drive daily, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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