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Holiday Activities

Friday, December 22, 2023 - Saturday, January 6, 2024

Celebrate the season at Crystal Mountain with tons of fun holiday activities for the whole family.


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Pick-a-Tree: Visit the Park at Water’s Edge beginning November 24. Trees are $20 each while quantities last.

Snowiest Snowflake Contest: Visit the Park at Water’s Edge to create a unique snowflake. Prizes for the top three snowflakes in four age groups. Winners announced  January 1 and posted at the Park at Water’s Edge. You do not need to be present to win.

6-Hole Disc Golf Course: Available 9am - 5pm. Visit the Park at Water's Edge for a complimentary set of 3-discs. Please Note: There will be a $15 fee for lost discs.

4-Hole Wedge Only Walking Course: Held at the Driving Range from 10am - 4pm (weather permitting). Holes are a maximum of 100 yards. Complimentary for all guests, equipment included!

Family Crafts:  Make your own Puppet, Puffy Pillow or grab a Build-a-Buddy Kit! Prices may vary. Visit the Park at Water's Edge for more information, or call 231-378-2238 .

Michigan Legacy Art Park:  Open daily, dawn to dusk. Hike or snowshoe this 30-acre preserve with over 50 sculptures.

Outdoor Hot Tub:  Located at the Park at Water's Edge. Public hours are 9am - 9pm. Private hot tub rental is available nightly from 9:15pm - 10pm.  To book your reservation, please call the Park at Water’s Edge at  231-378-2238  or book online .

Wild Tomato Igloo Rentals:  Choose from a special selection of cocktails, shareables & sweet treats while surrounded by twinkle lights and under the Michigan sky. You can reserve an igloo for up to 8 people by booking online .

Ice Skate Rentals:  Glide across our ice skating rink, located in Barr Park right in the heart of Crystal's village. Visit the Park at Water's Edge for your rink pass and ice skates.  Ice skating is weather permitting.

Snowshoe Rentals:  Snowshoeing is permitted on all Crystal Mountain property except the downhill slopes and cross-country trails. Michigan Legacy Art Park  is also a beautiful snowshoe destination. For rentals, visit the Park at Water's Edge.  Snowshoeing is weather permitting.

  • Private Guided  Snowshoe Hikes are available with a minimum of four participants and 48-hour advance notice. Rental fees and guide fees ($50/hour) apply. Reservations required, call  231-378-2238 .

Fat Tire Bike Rentals:  Explore northern Michigan on two wheels with a Fat Tire bike ride. Visit the Park at Water's Edge for rentals!

  • Private Guided  Fat Tire Tours  are available with a minimum of four participants and 48-hour advance notice. Rental fees and guide fees ($50/hour) apply. Reservations required, call  231-378-2238 .

Movie Rentals: Pick from a variety of favorites to take back to your room and enjoy a cozy night in. Visit the Park at Water's Edge for details. $5 per movie.

Scavenger Hunts: Visit the Park at Water's Edge for your clues! Free to participate.

Frankly Fun Playground: Slide, swing and climb at the Frankly Fun Playground, located behind the Mountain Adventure Zone.

Indoor Pool and Hot Tub: Open daily at the Peak Fitness Center!

Peak Fitness Classes: Check out our Fitness Schedule for fitness classes, specialty programs and more.

Crystal Spa: Enjoy a variety of spa services ! Advanced bookings are highly recommended. 


Activity Descriptions (see schedule below)

*Reservations are required for indicated activities listed below.

*Horse Drawn Surrey Rides: Be whisked away by a team of gentle Belgian horses. $12 per person; children under 2 years old are free with paying adult. Surrey rides depart every half hour from the Crystal Center. Reservations required, call 231-378-2238  or book online . (Time listed represents the start time, additional times are available.)

*Outdoor Laser Tag: $15 per person for a 30 minute session. Ages 6 and up. Reservations required, call  231-378-2238  or book online . (Time listed represents first session offered; additional sessions may be available.)

*Archery: With target distances of 30 feet, our range is beginner friendly but challenging enough for the seasoned archer. $20 per person for a 30 minute session. Ages 7 and up. Reservations required, call 231-378-2238  or book online . (Time listed represents first session offered; additional sessions may be available.)

Build-A-Buddy Workshop: Held in the Lobby of the Peak Fitness Center, select a buddy to take home. Kits are $30 and include a birth certificate, t-shirt and stuffing. Additional accessories are also available for purchase including outfits, wish hearts, and voice box recorders. Reservations are not required for this activity.

Glitter Tattoos: Held in the Lobby of the Peak Fitness Center, select a stencil and up to two shimmering colors. $10 per tattoo. Reservations are not required for this activity.


Activity Schedule (Details Above)

*Indicates a reservation is required. Book online today  »

Friday, December 29:
9am - 3pm: Demo Days at the base of Buck
2pm: Archery*
2pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge
3pm - 4:30pm: Glitter Tattoos
3pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Slopeside Tent
4:30pm - 6pm: Build-A-Buddy Workshop
5:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides*
7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
8pm - 11pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

Saturday, December 30:
10am: Fat Tire Bike Tour - Complimentary with a fat tire bike rental or $10 with your own fat tire bike. 
9am - 3pm:  Demo Days  at the base of Buck
2pm: Archery*
2pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge
3pm - 4:30pm: Glitter Tattoos
​3pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Slopeside Tent
4:30pm - 6pm: Build-A-Buddy Workshop
5:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides*
7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
7pm: Picnic Park Movie - "Elf"
8pm - 11pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

Sunday, December 31:
2pm: Archery*
2pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge
​3pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Slopeside Tent
5:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides*
7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
8:30pm - 12:30am: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

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Monday, January 1:
2pm: Archery*
2pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge
​3pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Slopeside Tent
5:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides*
7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
8pm - 11pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

Tuesday, January 2:
2pm: Archery*
3pm - 4:30pm: Glitter Tattoos
4:30pm - 6pm: Build-A-Buddy Workshop
5:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides*
7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
8pm - 11pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

Wednesday, January 3:
10am: Fat Tire Bike Tour - Complimentary with a fat tire bike rental or $10 with your own fat tire bike. 
2pm: Archery*
3pm - 4:30pm: Glitter Tattoos
4:30pm - 6pm: Build-A-Buddy Workshop
5:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides*
7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
8pm - 11pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

Thursday, January 4:
2pm: Archery*
3pm - 4:30pm: Glitter Tattoos
4:30pm - 6pm: Build-A-Buddy Workshop
5:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides*
7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
8pm - 11pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

Friday, January 5:
2pm: Archery*
3pm - 4:30pm: Glitter Tattoos
4:30pm - 6pm: Build-A-Buddy Workshop
5:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides*
7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
8pm - 11pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

Saturday, January 6:
10am: Fat Tire Bike Tour - Complimentary with a fat tire bike rental or $10 with your own fat tire bike. 
1pm: Winter Trails Day
2pm: Archery*
2pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge
3pm - 4:30pm: Glitter Tattoos
​3pm - 5pm: Live Music in the Slopeside Tent
4:30pm - 6pm: Build-A-Buddy Workshop
5:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides*
7pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
8pm - 11pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

*Indicates a reservation is required. Book online today  »

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