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Thanksgiving on Lake Oconee

The stage is set as we launch this holiday season in style with our annual Lighting at the Lake Celebration, the opening of our Ice Skating rink in The Forest and our famous Thanksgiving Brunch.

Annual Lighting at the Lake and Live Entertainment
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 starting at 6 p.m.

Kick off the holiday season with the resort’s annual Lighting at the Lake with sweet treats and holiday fun!  Listen to live entertainment from singer-songwriter and world-renowned upright bassist, Scott Mulvahill, as we await Santa’s surprise arrival.  Once the big man in red arrives he will cue, hundreds of thousands of lights to illuminate the resort. Enjoy post lighting fun by taking photos with Santa, gliding down the 20-foot long ice slide or skate around the ice rink, ending with hot chocolate and cider. Combined with the gorgeous holiday setting, it promises to be a fun evening for kids and kids at heart. This event is open to resort guests and Reynolds Members.

Ice Skating Rink
Wednesday, November 27 to Sunday, January 5, 2020

Glide across our 6,000-square-foot Ice Rink in The Forest starting Wednesday, November 27 at 4 p.m. 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 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.

Thanksgiving Brunch
Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Give thanks with family and friends as you celebrate time together. Feast on Chef’s favorite Bourbon Glazed Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Cornbread Stuffing along with traditional Herb Crusted Prime Rib with Creamy Horseradish, Grain Mustard and Au Jus. Festive stations will include Autumn Salads, Dim Sum, along with Regional Cheese and Charcuteries. Finish off the meal with an array of sweet delights including Tiramisu Cheesecake, Triple Chocolate Trifle, Pumpkin Pie and more. Listen to live entertainment while enjoying the Bubbles and Bourbon Bar, customizable with a variety of elixirs and shrubs from our mixologists. Brunch is priced at $105 per adult and $48 per child, ages 4-12. Children under the age of 3 are complimentary. Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation.   

Ritz Kids Night Out - Elves in Training
Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, 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
Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, 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.
 
Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2 p.m.

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

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, November 30, 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. 

Gingerbread Workshop
Saturday, November 30, 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, November 30, 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.
 
Holiday Game Room
Saturday, November 30, 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, November 30, 2019 from 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.

Reservations will open on October 1 for registered resort guests and November 4 for Reynolds Members and local guests.

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