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Celebrate the Holidays at
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

From seasonal treats and train rides to ice skating between the Georgia pines, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee provides guests with a variety of festive experiences to create memories that last a lifetime. Surprises are in store for both children and adults as the resort decks the halls, ensuring each moment is merry and bright.

Celebrate the Holidays with a Lakeside Retreat 

Continue the holiday cheer with celebrations around resort taking in holiday décor and giant Gingerbread House in the Lobby. Magical seasonal surprises await families and couples alike. 

Daily Activities in December

  • The Winter Forest: Step into The Winter Forest where adventures and memories await. Guests can glide across the 5,000 square-foot ice rink, holding hands and laughing as they take in views of Lake Oconee. Relax in the Ice Lounge with plush sofas, creative drinks and twinkle lights. The Sand Bar, a retro trailer outfitted with holiday cheer, will be serving up warm classics such as hot cocoa, apple cider and hot toddies while creative cocktails make an appearance.  Stop by the Winter Wonderland Photo Wall to snap and share those magical #RCMemories.  The Winter Forest will be available daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Ice Skating is complimentary for all registered resort guests within the Resort Fee.
  • Giant Gingerbread Creation in the Lobby: Pastry Chef Michael Gaddy and his team are turning a Christmas fantasy into reality by crafting a one-of-a-kind, life-sized Gingerbread creation in the resort’s main lobby.
  • Letters to the North Pole: Stop by the 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 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 11, 18 and Thursday, December 23, 2021 with seatings at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children of all ages will delight in our 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 while also savoring traditional brunch favorites. 

Reservations required. Breakfast is priced at $62 per adult and $35 per child, ages 4-12. Children under the age of 3 are complimentary.

Ritz Kids Night Out - Elves in Training
December 10-11, 17-18 and 22-23, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a date night while your children spend a fun-filled evening with The Ritz-Carlton Elves. They will play Reindeer Games, have a festive dinner, holiday snacks and take home a special toy. 

Priced at $85 per child and includes dinner. Space is limited and reservations required.

Elf Special Delivery 

Create some magic by having Santa’s Elves deliver a special holiday package right to your guestroom.  Once the elves deliver the personalized bag, children will delight in the surprises hand selected from Santa and his elves. Children will receive a book signed by Santa, holiday crafts, a few trinkets and assortment of sweet treats.  

Priced at $75 per guestroom; $25 per additional child. Reservations required.

Build a Buddy
Saturday, December 11, 18 and Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Build your “beary” own holiday friend you will love for a lifetime. Traditional and festive bears available for all ages. Priced at $25 per bear. 

Gingerbread Workshop 
Saturday, December 11, 18 and Thursday, December 23, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Mrs. Claus and her elves in building a Gingerbread house. She will supply guests the pre-built house, candy, icing, and a box in which to take your creation home. Guests will also enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider.

Reservations required. The Gingerbread Workshop is priced at $80 per house. 

Story Time with Mrs. Claus 
Saturday, December 11, 18 and Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 1 p.m.

The most lovable lady of the season will charm little ones with classic Christmas tales throughout the holidays. This experience is complimentary for resort guests.

Holiday Movie Room
Saturday, December 11, 18 and Thursday, December 23, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Gather around for your favorite holiday classics with popcorn. This experience is complimentary for resort guests.

Send off 2021 in Style 

As we count down to a New Year, join us for an unforgettable weekend that will be a perfect start to 2022. 

New Year’s Eve Dining at the Lake 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Ring in the New Year with dinner at Linger Longer Steakhouse, Georgia’s, or Gaby’s by the Lake. Menus to follow. Reservations required.

The Winter Forest 
Open daily until Sunday, January 16, 2022

Step into The Winter Forest where adventures and memories await. Guests can glide across the 5,000 square-foot ice rink, holding hands and laughing as they take in views of Lake Oconee. Relax in the Ice Lounge with plush sofas, creative drinks and twinkle lights. The Sand Bar, a retro trailer outfitted with holiday cheer, will be serving up warm classics such as hot cocoa, apple cider and hot toddies while creative cocktails make an appearance.  Stop by the Winter Wonderland Photo Wall to snap and share those magical #RCMemories.  The Winter Forest will be available daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Ice Skating is complimentary for all registered resort guests within the Resort Fee.  

Annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 8 a.m.

Start off the New Year with a cool, fresh dip at the resort’s Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Dip your toe or jump off the Floating Docks to welcome in 2022.  Complimentary event for all resort guests.

PAMPER YOURSELF THIS SEASON AT OUR SPA

Retreat to the Spa for seasonally inspired treatments in addition to our Southern-inspired treatments. Refresh with all things holiday like the Marine Hydrating Facial and Vitamin C Brightening Facial. A peaceful day spent in the Spa is just what is needed among the holidays. 

Reservations will open one-month prior from date of event for registered overnight resort guests.
To secure your reservation for Holiday Dining, please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 and to for additional information or reservations for holiday events, please contact our Resort Concierge at 706.467.7130.