Holiday Week at Crystal Mountain

December 16, 2016 - January 7, 2017

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Daily Activities


Available at the Park at Water's Edge

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

Beginning Friday, Dec. 16. Trees are free to houseguests while supplies last.

16th Annual Snowiest Snowflake Contest

Starting Friday, December 16, stop by the Park at Water's Edge for all the supplies you need to create a one-of-a-kind snowflake. Prizes for the top three "snowiest snowflakes" in four age groups. Winners announced Sunday, January 1st 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! Starting at $60/private session. Advance reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Outdoor Laser Tag

Available daily through January 7, 2017 from 7-9pm. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Family Campfire

Available daily through January 7, 2017 from 8-10pm at the Park at Water's Edge. Unlimited complimentary marshmallows. S’mores are $3 each.

Glitter Tattoos, Tube-A-Licious Candy, Build-A-Buddy, Puffy Pillows

Get crafty at Park at Water's Edge!

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Search the mountain for clues! Visit the Park at Water's Edge to start your journey.

Outdoor Hot Tub

Located at the Park at Water's Edge.

Rentals Available at the Park at Water's Edge

Snowmobile Rentals
Fat Tire Bike Rentals
Ice Skate Rentals
Snowshoe Rentals
Movie and Board Game Rentals


Additional Daily Activities

Adventure Childcare

This on-site childcare program offers homelike comforts paired with resort fun. Advanced reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Holiday Shopping

Enjoy retail savings at The Shops of Crystal.

Crystal Spa

Check out our list of over 50 spa services available »

Peak Indoor Pool & Fitness Center

Our state-of-the-art fitness center is at the core of Crystal Mountain's commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Must be at least 16 years old to use Peak Fitness Center exercise equipment and indoor pool unsupervised. Our indoor pool offers a family play area, separate lap lanes and a hot tub.

Nordic Walking Pole Rentals

Visit the Peak Fitness Center for a work-out unlike any other!

Michigan Legacy Art Park

View 48 sculptures along this 1.7 mile trail. Open daily from Dawn - Dusk.


Specialty Holiday Activities


Activity Descriptions

Snowshoe Tours - A leisurely tour through Crystal Mountain’s rolling, wooded terrain. $15 per person. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Fat Tire Bike Tours - Explore the property on a fat tire snow bike! $19 per person. Geared for ages 12 +. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Horse Drawn Surrey Rides - Be whisked away by a gentle team of Belgian horses! $10 per person. Ages 6 & under free with a paying adult. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Edge Adventure Course - Explore our four element rope and zip line course. $12 per person for two laps. Ages 7+, between 50-250 lbs. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

See our holiday schedule below!

Friday, December 16

7pm: Snowshoe Tour

Saturday, December 17

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm: Fat Tire Bike Tour
6-9pm: Holiday Traditions - Decorate cookies, create ornaments, visit with Santa and more! Held at Crystal Center.
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Tuesday, December 20

4pm: Snowshoe Tour
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Thursday, December 22

4pm: Snowshoe Tour
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Friday, December 23

7pm: Snowshoe Tour

Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve

10am: Snowshoe Tour
1pm: Ski with Santa - Join Santa for some on-hill fun! Call ext. 2000 for more info.
4-10pm: Christmas Eve Buffet at the Wild Tomato
5pm: Christmas Eve Story Time - Come listen to “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Inn Lobby.
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day

4-10pm: Christmas Day Buffet at the Wild Tomato
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Monday, December 26

4:30, 5:15, 6pm: Edge Adventure Course

Tuesday, December 27

4pm: Snowshoe Tour
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Wednesday, December 28

4:30, 5:15, 6pm: Edge Adventure Course

Thursday, December 29

4pm: Snowshoe Tour
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Friday, December 30

4:30, 5:15, 6pm: Edge Adventure Course

Saturday, December 31 - New Year's Eve

4pm: Snowshoe Tour
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Plus New Year’s Eve Parties for all ages to enjoy!

Monday, January 2

4:30, 5:15, 6pm: Edge Adventure Course

Tuesday, January 3

4pm: Snowshoe Tour
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Wednesday, January 4

4:30, 5:15, 6pm: Edge Adventure Course

Thursday, January 5

4pm: Snowshoe Tour
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Friday, January 6

7pm: Snowshoe Tour

Saturday, January 7

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm: Fat Tire Bike Tour
4:30, 5:15, 6pm: Edge Adventure Course
6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40, 9:20pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides


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