Thanksgiving Weekend is full of fun and surprises here at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. We are kicking off the holiday with our traditional Thanksgiving Buffet at Aerie Restaurant and continuing the good times with crafts, games and activities all weekend long.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

If you're looking for someone else to prepare Thanksgiving dinner and entertain the family this year, join us in Aerie Restaurant & Lounge for our popular Thanksgiving buffet.

TIME: 11:00am to 6:00pm

Adults - 30.95
Younger Guests 11-13 - 16.95
Younger Guests  5 -10 - 13.95
Younger Guests 4 and under - Complimentary

Reservations are highly recommended. Call 231-534-6800 or click here.

2018 Menu PDF

A credit card number will be required for all reservations over 8. No shows will be charged $15 per person, if not cancelled 48 hours in advance. A manager will contact any large reservations of 8 or more.

RETAIL SPECIAL OFFERSThanksgiving Giveaway Items

November 23-25

Head to our Gallery of Shops to enjoy great discounts at all of our stores including 15% off your total purchase at all shops. Look for these discounts:

15% off total purchase – all shops*
At Mudpie – free gift with purchase  (while supplies last)
At Natural Life – free gift with purchase (while supplies last)
At Bear Logo – with any purchase add on a hat for “him” for $15 (excludes Under Armour) – men’s only
At Tumbleweeds – enter to win a set of 4 plush sports throw pillows

 *Not valid for Brighton accessories or alcohol. Not valid with other offers. Other restrictions may apply.

Activities, Games and Craft Calendar:


  • Friday, November 23

    10:45am            Swim Like a Mermaid. $25/Club Member and $30/Hotel Guest/Public. Click for details. (The Health Club) 

    12:00pm            Christmas Ornaments. Complimentary. (The Health Club)

    1:00pm              Color Your Own Stocking. Complimentary. (Health Club)

    2:00pm              Dear Santa Letters. Complimentary. (Grand Lobby)

    2:00pm             Cookie Decorating. Complimentary. (Grand Lobby)

    7:30pm             Movie with Cookies & Milk. Complimentary. (Council Room)

  • Saturday, November 24

    11:00am            Color Your Own Stocking. Complimentary.  (The Health Club)

    11:45am            Swim Like a Mermaid. $25/Club Member and $30/Hotel Guest/Public. Click for details. (The Health Club)

    1:00pm              Candy Cane Hunt. Complimentary. (Health Club)

    1:45pm            Swim Like a Mermaid. $25/Club Member and $30/Hotel Guest/Public. Click for details. (The Health Club)

    3:00pm              Cookie Decorating. Complimentary. (The Health Club)

    7:00 pm             Pajama Party with cocoa bar, movie (Polar Express), and popcorn. Complimentary : (Location: Council Room)

Upcoming Events

Select Saturdays
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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
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November 22
Thanksgiving Buffet and Weekend Activities

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