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Celebrate the holidays with a lakeside retreat

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

Daily Activities in December

  • Ice Skating Rink: Glide across our 6,000-square-foot Ice Rink in The Forest. Skate across the ice as an Olympic figure skater or boogie to the music under the disco ball over the ice. Top off your skate with hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Skating will be available daily through Sunday, January 5, 2020 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.
  • The Gingerbread Creation in the Lobby: Our culinary professionals 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 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 14 and 21, 2019 from 8:30 to 10:30 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 are required and priced $62 per adult and $35 per child, ages 4 to 12. Children under the age of 3 are complimentary. Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation.

Reindeer Games
Saturday, December 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Enjoy indoor festive fun with a variety of vintage video arcade games that even Rudolph would love. This experience is complimentary for resort guests.

Holiday Movie Room
Saturday, December 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2019 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Loblolly

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

Gingerbread Workshop
Saturday, December 14 and 21, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Join Mrs. Claus and her elves in building a Gingerbread house. She will supply guests the pre-built house and an endless supply of icing and sweets to make a special creation. Guests will also enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and cider. The Gingerbread Workshop is priced at $80 per house. Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation.

Build a Buddy
Saturday, December 14 and 21, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Build your “beary” own festive friend to cherish for a lifetime. Traditional and seasonal bears are available for all ages. Priced at $25 per bear.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 14 and 21, 2019 at 2 p.m.

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 resort guests.

Ritz Kids Night Out - Elves in Training
December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 24, 2019 at 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 Christmas games, have a festive dinner, holiday snacks and take home a special toy created by our elves. Space is limited and reservations are required, please dial 706.467.7130 to secure your reservation. The cost is $85 per child and includes dinner.

Elf Tuck-ins with Special Treats
December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Treat your little ones to a holiday bedtime story from one of Santa’s Elves in your guestroom. Children will receive an autographed copy of The Polar Express along with milk and cookies before they snuggle into their beds. Space is limited and reservations are required; please dial 706.467.7130. The cost is $50 per guestroom; $15 per additional book and snack.

Reservations will open on October 1 for registered resort guests and November 5 for Reynolds Members and local guests.

For additional information about any of holiday events, please contact our Resort Concierge at 706.467.7130.