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Christmas Holidays

Vienna Woods Door with Wreath

At Shanty Creek, the 12 days of Christmas is a Norman Rockwell-like winter scene.

Discover what the 2019-20 holiday season has in-store for our guests.

December 20 • 7pm

Storytime with Santa

Gather round the fireplace and Christmas tree in The Lakeview's Great Room for Story Time with Santa—complete with cookies and hot cocoa.

No reservations required.

Santa's Storytime

December 21

Stack of Pancakes

Breakfast with Santa

Swing by The Lakeview and share pancakes, eggs and sausage with Kris Kringle. Bring a canned good donation for charity and receive $1 off per guest. Ho ho ho, indeed.

NEW THIS YEAR! Children’s Donut Decorating Station! Decorate plain cake donuts with assorted frostings, sprinkles, and other goodies and let your donut imagination go wild!

Adults $13 • Children 6-8 $10 (includes tax and tip) • 5 & Under FREE with an adult breakfast (1 child's breakfast, per adult breakfast purchased)

Price includes tax and tip. Call (231) 533-3070 for reservations.

Shanty Creek's Tannenbaum Blitzen at Ivan's celebrates the arrival of the winter season.

Tannenbaum Blitzen

Celebrate the first days of winter with a traditional tree lighting, a torchlight parade, a Christmas choir, and a spectacular fireworks display over Schuss Mtn.

Saturday at Ivan's. 6pm.

Shanty Creek Logo

Christmas Eve + Christmas Day Buffets

Join us in The Lakeview dining room each evening 5:30-9pm for a Christmas Buffet.

Reservations are highly recommended. Call 231-533-3070.

Wine and Ornaments in a Holiday Setting
Ski free with Santa at Schuss Mtn. It's our gift to you.

Christmas Day

SuperKids Program

Your kids will love taking their ski lesson with Santa and his elves!

11:00a – 12:15p
On the snow with Santa's elves

Lunch break

1:15p- 2:00p
On the snow with Santa and his elves!

Lesson Program is $66. With Rentals $83.

Book by December 23 by calling (231) 533-3000;3383

Santa on the Chairlift

Holiday Week Daily Activities

Day-by-day, Holiday Week at Shanty Creek is full of family fun and something for everyone

monopoly board game

Board Games

Join us for some of our family favorites including Jenga, Connect 4, Sorry, Monopoly and Clue.



Who says you can’t learn during Christmas Break? Enjoy activities such as Build a Building, Make a Bridge and more.


Break out the Wii

Are video games more your thing? Well have several Wii Active games available including tennis, bowling and more!


Arts and Crafts

Make a memory and take it home! Get creative with our Winter-themed arts and crafts projects, which cater to both kids and adults.


Cookie Decorating

Nothing says the holidays quite like cookies! Christmas may be over, but we can’t get enough of it – so our talented chefs from The Lakeview have put together decorated sugar cookies with a ton of frostings and sprinkles for you to decorate with!



There’s skiing and riding all day from 9am-9pm at Schuss Mountain. Alpine tubing will be available from 10am-10pm.  And much, much more.

Boy celebrating New Year's Eve with a Sparkler

Kids Night Out

We want the kids to party too. Have them join us in the Bellaire Ballroom for fun and games from 6-10pm.

$25/child includes cookies, snacks, and more.

dueling piano keyboard

Dinner Theater

A New Year's Eve tradition at The Lakeview's Grand Ballroom.

Dinner buffet featuring carved prime rib and crab legs featuring a comedian, magician, and DJ until our fireworks over Summit Mountain at midnight.

Call for reservations. 231-533-3000;7084.

Playing Pool in the River Bistro

NYE @ The River Bistro

Come in for the New Year countdown on the big screens, a fireside cocktail, and some tavern games overlooking the Purple Lift.

There will be drink specials and party favors galore.

Kari Lynch Band

Ring in the new year at Ivan's with the Kari Lynch Band!