Gingerbread Decorating Workshops
Available Saturdays; November 24, December 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.
The season's sweetest treats are featured in these workshops. Would-be pastry artists of all ages are invited to work decorative magic on gingerbread houses festooned with frosting, marshmallows, gumdrops and peppermints. $60 per house, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited and reservations are required; please call 706-467-7059.
Exclusively for Resort Guests:
Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception by Lake Oconee
Wednesday, November 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Jolly Old St. Nick will launch the Christmas season with the luxury resort's official 11th annual Christmas tree lighting. Experience Santa's unique arrival, sing along with carolers, sip on hot cocoa and marvel at thousands of twinkling lights.
Santa's Segway Experience
Available daily from November 24 through December 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. by reservation
A truly memorable way to explore the scenic beauty of The Lodge's lakeside setting is on Santa's Segway -- each adorned with seasonal decorations, lights and antlers. $135 per rider for 90 minutes, limited availability. Riders must be 12 years or older. Reservations are required at 706-467-7130.
Linger Longer Holiday Express (complimentary)
Available for rides daily from November 21 through December 31 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
All-aboard! The Linger Longer Holiday Express is a favorite way to see the decked out grounds of this Lake Oconee golf resort.
Story Time with Mrs. Claus & Dooley, The Lovable Resort Mascot (complimentary)
Available on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 1 p.m.
The most lovable human and most irresistible dog, the Georgia luxury resort's chocolate lab Dooley, will charm little ones with classic Christmas tales on Saturdays in December. Santa's Helpers will provide each child with a holiday surprise. (No reservations required.)
"St. Nick's Flicks" for the Family (complimentary)
Available on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Holiday movies, served with fresh-popped popcorn, are screened on Saturdays during December. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ritz-Kids "Elves in Training" Night Out, Fridays and Saturdays in December
Available December 1 through December 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Santa's elves certainly know how to craft the best toys and they'll be here to help little elves construct their own creations. $75 per child includes activities, materials and dinner. Space is limited and reservations are required; please call 706-467-7130.
Elf Tuck-ins with Special Treats, Saturdays in December
Available on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Children will be treated to a reading of "T'was the Night Before Christmas" in their guestroom at bedtime and a copy of a Santa-autographed book. Milk and cookies will complete the evening before they're snuggled into their beds for a good night's sleep. $35 per room. Space is limited and reservations are required; please call 706-467-7130.
WINTER INDULGENCES AT THE AWARD-WINNING RITZ-CARLTON SPA
Many seasonal luxurious treatments certain to relax, de-stress and delight are offered at the Georgia resort's spa this season including: Tranquility Facial to de-stress and re-charge during the holidays; Winter Surrender to relieve tension and stress; Rekindle the Flame for couples to re-connect during the hustle and bustle; and Celebration Hair & Makeup Special to beautify for the holidays.
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