Saturday, December 26, 2009

Spend the Holidays at The Homestead

Couples and families will enjoy endless activities over the upcoming holiday season, at The Homestead Resort – America’s Freshwater Resort, in Glen Arbor.

Discover a place that's luxurious yet relaxed, nearby yet far away. It's a place that features fine design and inviting décor, exquisite food and memorable accommodations. Skating, snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding - without crowds - are a part of it. So, too, are magical moments for families, sparkling fires, candlelit dinners and romantic interludes for couples. It's unlike you'll discover anywhere else.

Activities on the schedule this holiday season include:

Roasted Chestnuts & Hot Apple Cider (Daily, Dec. 26-Jan. 2)
Enjoy a classic tradition of chestnuts roasting on an open fire while sipping hot apple cider. Complimentary. At the base of Bay Mountain. 4:30pm daily.

Cookie Decorating (Dec. 27 & 29)
Children can enjoy cookie decorating at Camp Tam-A-Rack at 7pm. Complimentary.

Storytime Reading (Dec. 28)
Storytime reading with hot chocolate at Camp Tam-A-Rack. 1pm. Complimentary.

Guided Snowshoe Hike (Dec. 29 & Jan. 2)
Fun for the whole family! Guided snowshoe hike on the Bay View trail. Meet at Mountain Flowers Lodge. 7pm. (Snowshoe rentals available at Mountain Flowers Lodge)

Storytime with Fuzz Foster (Dec. 30)
Local storyteller, Fuzz Foster, entertains at Camp Tam-A-Rack as part of the Kids Night Out from 6pm to 9pm. Reservations required. $25 per child, includes snack.

Torchlight Parade (Dec. 31)
Watch the magic of a torchlight parade from the base of Bay Mountain. 8pm

New Year's Eve Dinner (Dec. 31)
Enjoy a special five-course New Year's Eve dinner at Nonna's with Chef John Piombo. Serving from 5pm to 10pm. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Includes champagne toast at Beppi's.

Happy New Year! (Jan. 1)
Watch the New Year's Day Bowl games on six flat screen televisions at Beppi's. Open from Noon to Midnight.

Celebrating its Silver Anniversary in 2009, The Homestead is Northern Michigan’s largest waterfront resort community located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – a unit of the National Park Service. Along with its unmatched natural setting and miles of frontage on Lake Michigan and the Crystal River, the resort offers downhill and cross country skiing in the winter; and world-class lodging, shops, restaurants, meeting centers and the luxurious new Spa Amira, throughout all four seasons.

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