Holiday Traditions for All Ages on Geneva Lake
New Ski and Stay Package, Brunch with Santa, Kid-Friendly New Year's Entertainment among seasonal offerings at The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa
By: The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa
The weeks leading up to Christmas are bursting with holiday cheer. Santa's Workshop crafts are available for guests of all ages ranging from cookie and stocking decorating to building wooden holiday signs to deck your front door. Holiday Movies will be featured up to four times daily at the new Immersion Cinema featuring a 90-inch flat screen. Additional fun includes Christmas Scavenger hunts throughout the resort, regular Yuletide bonfires complete with s'mores and cider on Harbor Lawn and exchanges with Jolly Old St. Nick himself are readily available at The Abbey Resort including Brunch with Santa offered Sundays until Christmas from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 240° West ($27.95 for adults; $12.95 for kids 5 to 12; kids under 5 dine free). Reservations are required for holiday meals at 240° West including the Christmas Day Brunch Buffet and Christmas Day Prix Fixe Dinner, which are popular for overnight guests and locals alike.
New Year's Eve Celebrations
With a variety of packages to choose from, there is something for guests of all ages at The Abbey Resort on New Year's Eve! The Dance the Night Away package allows families to ring in the new year together with a dinner buffet from 7 until 8:30 p.m., followed by music spun by a live DJ and made complete with glow swag, party lighting and favors. With an in-room childcare option available, adults may choose between several on-site New Year's Eve parties. The popular New Year's Eve Gala takes place in the beautiful Harbor Ballroom and includes a four-course dinner, wine pour, open bar, Big Band entertainment with the Michael Walters Orchestra and midnight champagne toast and balloon drop. For a more intimate dinner, guests may enjoy the 240° West New Year's Eve Dinner featuring a special four-course meal and live piano music by Tom Stanfield. The late-night Waterfront New Year's Eve Celebration includes an open bar, late night snacks and live music by Tripe D. For those looking to dine separately from the parties, a Party Pass may be purchased for access to the late night celebrations. Complete details about New Year's Eve events are available through the following link: http://www.theabbeyresort.com/
In addition to several New Year's Eve overnight packages, The Abbey Resort has a variety of overnight packages from which to choose for an unforgettable winter getaway. Guests are encouraged to enjoy access to Wilmot Mountain, owned and operated by Colorado-based, world-class Vail Resorts that purchased the ski hill in 2016 before completing $13 million of renovations on the destination. Guests taking advantage of this new partnership between The Abbey Resort and Wilmot Mountain through the Ski and Stay Overnight package will enjoy overnight accommodations, a $20 food and beverage credit per evening to warm them up after a day on the slopes, a 20% discount on services at Avani Spa to ease sore muscles and lift tickets for Wilmot Mountain.
Seasonal and Snowy Adventures
Though holidays take center stage this time of year, lasting memories await guests all season long. No matter the weather, there is fun to be found at The Abbey Resort during the winter months. Guests can experience a variety of outdoor adventures such twirling on the harbor-side ice rink, building snowmen on the harbor lawn and hiking or racing through a winter wonderland on snowshoes or cross-country skis.
Indoors, guests can warm up with a hot beverage from Café Latte as they enjoy a board game or a book by the crackling lobby fireplace or head to the all-new Immersion Virtual Entertainment experience center where they are greeted with a fully immersive, beyond-reality virtual gaming experience and a theatre-style cinema with a 90-inch flat screen for cozying up to enjoy a favorite movie complete with snacks from the nearby Immersion Café. Adults can enjoy relaxation and savings at Avani Spa as they rest warmly inside the sunlit pool atrium enjoying the peace, calm and serenity of the season awaiting a Peppermint Stick spa service – manicure, pedicure, body scrub or massage.They will especially enjoy receiving 40% off services greater than $75 scheduled for Monday through Thursday as part of the December Spa Special running December 4-21.
More information available
For general information about winter and holiday activities, packages and rates or to book a stay, please visit www.theabbeyresort.com or call 1-800-709-1323.
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About The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa
As the only full-service resort located directly on the shores of Geneva Lake, The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa caters to guests ranging from families and couples to weddings and corporate groups. Continuing in its commitment to constant improvement, the resort recently completed major property renovations upward of $50 million, including updates made to guest rooms; restaurants, bars and coffee shop; meeting and banquet facilities; Avani Spa; common and lounge areas including the entryway and lobby; the exterior and A-frame and; outdoor pool amenities. Located just 80 miles from downtown Chicago and 50 miles from Milwaukee, The Abbey Resort boasts a breathtaking setting on 90 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, award-winning dining and banquet facilities, nearby championship golf courses, a wide range of outdoor activities and the on-site 35,000 square-foot Avani Spa. The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa is managed and operated by Hostmark Hospitality Group of Schaumburg, Ill. For more information, visit http://www.theabbeyresort.com.