Holiday Week at Crystal Mountain

December 19 - 31, 2014

Celebrate the season at Crystal Mountain! In addition to our Mountain Activities, enjoy the following holiday festivities:

Holiday Week Activities



Friday, December 19


5-for-$50 Friday

Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50!

The larger the group, the better the deal:
• 2 for $25 each
• 3 for $16.67 each
• 4 for $12.50 each
• 5+ for $10 each

5-for-$50 Laser Tag

8-10pm. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.


Saturday, December 20


Dog Sled Rides

Bundle up and hang on for a ride like no other! Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $75 for up to 300 lbs.

Santa Visits the Inn at the Mountain, 6-7pm

Get those last minute Holiday wishes before Santa makes his big trip! Join Santa in the Inn Lounge.

Horse-Drawn Surrey Rides, 6pm

Be whisked away through our winter wonderland by a team of gentle Belgian horses. Rides include hot chocolate and post-ride bonfire. Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $10 per person. Kids 8 and under ride free (One child per paid adult.)

Gingerbread House Workshop, 7pm

Get your Gingerbread House kits at the Park at Water's Edge. $35/kit while supplies last. Then, on Saturday evening at 7pm, join us for a Gingerbread House Building Workshop at the Crystal Center! Construction materials include fresh gingerbread, whipped frosting, and a unique candy assortment. It's a great way to craft a tasty holiday memory! Reservations are required, ext. 7000.

Additional Activities:

8-10pm: Outdoor Laser Tag at the Park at Water's Edge. Call ext. 7000 for reservations.

View our This Week At Crystal flier (PDF) for more information about activities.


Sunday, December 21


Dog Sled Rides

Bundle up and hang on for a ride like no other! Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $75 for up to 300 lbs.

Christmas Eve - Wednesday, December 24


Santa Nastar, 1pm

Join Santa for on-hill fun! Find out more about Santa NASTAR »

Christmas Eve Story Time, 5pm

Come listen to "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at the Inn Lobby. Free to attend!

Christmas Eve Buffet at the Wild Tomato, 4-10pm

View Christmas Eve Menu >>

Reservations strongly recommended. Call 855-402-2148.

Horse-Drawn Surrey Rides, 6pm

Be whisked away through our winter wonderland by a team of gentle Belgian horses. Rides include hot chocolate and post-ride bonfire. Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $10 per person. Kids 8 and under ride free (One child per paid adult.)


Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25


Dog Sled Rides

Bundle up and hang on for a ride like no other! Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $75 for up to 300 lbs.

Christmas Day Buffet at the Wild Tomato, 4-10pm

View Christmas Day Menu >>

Reservations strongly recommended. Call 855-402-2148.

Additional Activities:

8-10pm: Outdoor Laser Tag at the Park at Water's Edge. Call ext. 7000 for reservations.

Friday, December 26


Dog Sled Rides

Bundle up and hang on for a ride like no other! Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $75 for up to 300 lbs.

Horse-Drawn Surrey Rides, 6pm

Be whisked away through our winter wonderland by a team of gentle Belgian horses. Rides include hot chocolate and post-ride bonfire. Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $10 per person. Kids 8 and under ride free (One child per paid adult.)

Live Entertainment Featuring: The Outer Vibe, 8pm-Midnight

Crystal Mountain proudly presents The Outer Vibe at the Vista Lounge. Building on Michigan’s storied rock and pop legacy, the Grand Rapids based band, The Outer Vibe has long pushed the envelope for live performances with its ultra-animated stagecraft, audience-involving antics, infectious beats and never-ending supply of resplendent stagewear. No cover charge. Ages 21 and up only.

Additional Activities:

7pm: Snowshoe Tour - $12 per person. Reservation required, call ext. 7000

7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag - Held at the Park at Water's Edge. Call ext. 7000 for reservations.


Saturday, December 27


Dog Sled Rides

Bundle up and hang on for a ride like no other! Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $75 for up to 300 lbs.

Horse-Drawn Surrey Rides, 6pm

Be whisked away through our winter wonderland by a team of gentle Belgian horses. Rides include hot chocolate and post-ride bonfire. Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $10 per person. Kids 8 and under ride free (One child per paid adult.)

Live Entertainment Featuring: The Outer Vibe, 8pm-Midnight

Crystal Mountain proudly presents The Outer Vibe at the Vista Lounge. Building on Michigan’s storied rock and pop legacy, the Grand Rapids based band, The Outer Vibe has long pushed the envelope for live performances with its ultra-animated stagecraft, audience-involving antics, infectious beats and never-ending supply of resplendent stagewear. No cover charge. Ages 21 and up only.

Additional Activities:

6pm: Magic Show - Complimentary! Held in Arctic Bay.

8-10pm: Outdoor Laser Tag at the Park at Water's Edge. $12 per person. Call ext. 7000 for reservations.

Sunday, December 28


Dog Sled Rides

Bundle up and hang on for a ride like no other! Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $75 for up to 300 lbs.

Live Entertainment Featuring: The Outer Vibe, 8pm-Midnight

Crystal Mountain proudly presents The Outer Vibe at the Vista Lounge. Building on Michigan’s storied rock and pop legacy, the Grand Rapids based band, The Outer Vibe has long pushed the envelope for live performances with its ultra-animated stagecraft, audience-involving antics, infectious beats and never-ending supply of resplendent stagewear. No cover charge. Ages 21 and up only.


Monday, December 29


Ski & Snowboard Demo Day, 10am-3pm

Take advantage of the opportunity to demo the latest and greatest equipment. Free, no reservation required; just stop by the slopeside at the base of Loki tent to register.

Horse-Drawn Surrey Rides, 6pm

Be whisked away through our winter wonderland by a team of gentle Belgian horses. Rides include hot chocolate and post-ride bonfire. Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $10 per person. Kids 8 and under ride free (One child per paid adult.)

Live Entertainment Featuring: The Pool Boys, 8pm-Midnight

The Pool Boys will be performing in the Vista Lounge. No cover charge. Ages 21 and up only.

Additional Activities:

8-10pm: Outdoor Laser Tag at the Park at Water's Edge. $12 per person. Call ext. 7000 for reservations.

Tuesday, December 30


Ski & Snowboard Demo Day, 10am-3pm

Take advantage of the opportunity to demo the latest and greatest equipment. Free, no reservation required; just stop by the slopeside at the base of Loki tent to register.

Dog Sled Rides

Bundle up and hang on for a ride like no other! Reservations required, ext. 7000. Cost: $75 for up to 300 lbs.

Live Entertainment Featuring: The Accidentals, 8pm-Midnight

Savannah Buist and Katie Larson, The Accidentals, write their own catchy indie-pop-folk tunes. Quickly gaining popularity in Northern Michigan, these girls are creating quite a name for themselves and have a bright future ahead. Performing in the Vista Lounge, no cover charge. Ages 21 and up only.


Additional Activities:

8-10pm: Outdoor Laser Tag at the Park at Water's Edge. $12 per person. Call ext. 7000 for reservations.

New Year's Eve - Wednesday, December 31


Kick off 2014 at Crystal Mountain, with something fun for every age!
• New Year's Eve Dining
• Frozen Family Fun Party
• New Year's Eve Bash
• Pool Pals
• Teen DJ Dance Party
• Vista Lounge New Year's Eve Party with live music from The Accidentals
• Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
View all New Year's Eve Activities »


Activities Continue All Week


Pick-A-Tree at the Park at Water's Edge

Beginning Friday, Dec. 19. Trees are free to houseguests while supplies last.

14th Annual Snowiest Snowflake Contest

Starting Friday, December 19, stop by the Park at Water's Edge for all the supplies you need to create a one-of-a-kind snowflake. Rules are easy and the prizes are fun! Design a snowflake form a simple piece of paper. Prizes for the top three "snowiest snowflakes" in four age groups. Winners announced Sunday, January 4th and posted at the Park at Water's Edge. You do not need to be present to win.

Photos on the Mountain

Enjoy the perfect holiday gift of a professional family photo! $50/private session. Advance reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Holiday Shopping

Enjoy retail savings at The Shops of Crystal!

Download a PDF of Holiday Week at Crystal



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