Holiday Activities

The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve is full of fun, crafts, games, and holiday cheer. We hope that you will join us for Christmas dinner, New Year's Eve, or one of the many fun-filled activities happening in the days between. For more information on kids' activities, call 231-534-6770.


Christmas Day BuffetChristmas Day Buffet

This year, spend Christmas relaxing and enjoying your time with family and friends while Aerie Restaurant & Lounge takes care of the cooking. Join us Tuesday, December 25, for a Christmas Day Dinner complete with all of your holiday favorites like mashed potatoes, ham, pie, and green beans. View the menu here.

Call 231-534-6800 for reservations.

80's New Year's PartyNew Year's Eve Party and Dinner

We are ringing in the New Year with three different parties, a classic dinner at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, a complimentary New Year's Eve reception for our guests and Club Members, and a party just for kids. Learn more about all of the New Year's Eve festivities here.


Outdoor Winter Fun

Snowshoeing at Grand Traverse Resort and SpaEnjoy winter activities like snowshoeing and cross country skiing right here at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (weather dependent). Bring your own equipment or rent from us.

Cross-Country Skis (with boots & poles): $10 per hour; $25 per day
Snowshoes: $15 per hour; $30 per day

Rentals are available in the Gallery of Shops across from Dylan's Candy Bar. Hours of availability are:Thursday, December 28th – 12pm to 8pm
Friday, December 28th – 12pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 29th – 12pm to 8pm
Sunday, December 30st – 9am to 3pm


 Activities, Games and Craft Calendar:

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

  • Wednesday, December 26

    12:00 - 1:00pm            Snowman Building (The Health Club)

    1:00 - 2:00pm              Santa Cookie Toss (Health Club)

    2:00 - 3:00pm              (Build Your Own) Hot Chocolate Bar (The Health Club)

    3:00 -  4:00pm             Cookie Decorating (The Health Club)

    7:30 - 9:00 pm             Movie with Cookies & Milk : (Location TBD)

  • Thursday, December 27

    12:00 - 1:00pm            Holiday Arts & Crafts (The Health Club)

    1:00 - 2:00pm              Santa Cookie Toss (Health Club)

    2:00 - 3:00pm              Find Your Match (The Health Club)

    3:00 -  4:00pm             Cookie Decorating (The Health Club)

    7:30 - 9:00 pm             Movie with Cookies & Milk : (Location TBD)

  • Friday, December 28

    12:00 - 1:00pm            Christmas Arts & Crafts (The Health Club)

    1:00 - 2:00pm              Christmas Bingo (Health Club)

    2:00 - 3:00pm              Candy Cane Hunt (The Health Club)

    3:00 -  4:00pm             Cookie Decorating (The Health Club)

    7:30 - 9:00 pm             Movie with Cookies & Milk : (Location TBD)

  • Saturday, December 29

    12:00 - 1:00pm            Christmas Arts & Crafts (The Health Club)

    1:00 - 2:00pm              Santa Cookie Toss (Health Club)

    2:00 - 3:00pm              Create Your Own Holiday Picture Frame (The Health Club)

    3:00 -  4:00pm             Cookie Decorating (The Health Club)

    6:00 - 7:30pm             Story Time with Elsa - Lobby

    7:30 - 9:00 pm             Movie with Cookies & Milk : (Location TBD)

  • Sunday, December 30

    12:00 - 1:00pm            Pin the Nose on the Reindeer (The Health Club)

    1:00 - 2:00pm              (Build Your Own) Hot Chocolate Bar (Health Club)

    2:00 - 3:00pm              Candy Cane Hunt (The Health Club)

    3:00 -  4:00pm             Cookie Decorating (The Health Club)

    7:30 - 9:00 pm             Movie with Cookies & Milk : (Location TBD)

  • MONDAY, December 31

    12:00 - 1:00pm            Holiday Arts & Crafts (The Health Club)

    1:00 - 2:00pm              Santa Cookie Toss (Health Club)

    2:00 - 3:00pm              (Build Your Own) Hot Chocolate Bar (The Health Club)

    3:00 -  4:00pm             Cookie Decorating (The Health Club)

    6:00pm - 1:00 am        Kids New Years Eve Party (ages 6-12 years) featuring  a pizza party, crafts, games, swimming, and a balloon drop and toast at midnight.

    $40 per child
    Members $30 per child
    Please sign up by calling the Cub House at (231)534-6780.


    6:00 pm - 1:00am      Licensed Childcare for Children 0-6

    We are offering childcare for ages 0-6 on New Year's Eve at the Cub House, our licensed on-site daycare facility. Registration is $8.50 per hour per child. Advance registration is required and closes at 5:00pm on December 21. NOTE: You may cancel before December 28 to avoid a $20 cancel fee per child.

    For daycare questions or to register, visit the Cub House located near our Health Club or call 231-534-6780.

     

     

Upcoming Events

Select Saturdays
Visit with Santa


January 19
Taste of India Dinner


November 24
Traverse City Shop & Sip


December 31
New Year's Eve


May 10-12, 2019
VIP Wine & Spa with Mawby Winery


February 1-3, 2019
Bowers Harbor VIP Wine and Spa Weekend


November April 12-14, 2019
VIP Wine & Spa Weekend with Bonobo Winery


December 7, 2018


December 15
Breakfast with Santa


December 25
Christmas Dinner and Holiday Activities


December 7-9, 2018
Rove Estate VIP Wine & Spa Weekend


November 18-24, 2018
Week of Giving for Cherryland Humane Society


Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm
Happy Hour at Spa Grand Traverse


November 22
Thanksgiving Buffet and Weekend Activities


Souvenir Shopping Tips


Previous
Next

Barefoot Magazine

  • The Science of Golf

    “One of the biggest advantages we have in the time we spend with our students is working on the game the way they’re supposed to work on it.”
    —Stefan Carlsmith, lead instructor

  • A Family Favorite

    Mom, dad, and the kids head due north to escape Texas summer

  • As Natural As The Surroundings

    New spa menu offers up the best of Northern Michigan

The Clubhouse
Stay up-to-date on all the happenings at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Be the first to know about events, news and special offers!
* required field

By registering you are agreeing to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa privacy policy.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Reservations
12
Sep
2014
12
Sep
2014
01
Have a group or promo code? Click Here
**A one-night nonrefundable deposit will be required and processed within 48 hours of making this reservation
  • 2-Night Carefree Getaway - Midweek
    2-Night Carefree Getaway - Midweek

    2-Night Carefree Getaway

    A romantic getaway that includes a 2-night stay, romantic dinner at Aerie Restaurant, and great Spa Grand Traverse savings.

    BOOK NOW Learn More

Special Offer Sign-up

By registering you are agreeing to the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa privacy policy.