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Lake Geneva Holiday Events

Experience a wide array of holiday events and seasonal specials at The Abbey Resort, located right on beautiful Lake Geneva. Spend your winter vacation with us where you can enjoy family-friendly activities over Thanksgiving weekend plus our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Visit Santa and take part in a number of complimentary activities during Christmas at the Lake.  

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 26, 2016 

Experience the start of the magical Christmas season at our annual tree lighting.  Santa will visit our lobby and spend time with our resort guests and community members making holiday memories.  One child will be selected by Santa to turn on the holiday spirit by pulling the light switch illuminating the Abbey Christmas Tree!  Festive refreshments will be served and holiday songs will fill the air.

Holiday Dining at the Abbey Resort

There's plenty of  holiday dining options to choose from at the Abbey Resort, no matter what you're in the mood for. 

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your family at The Abbey. Join us on November 24 from 10:00am - 5:00pm for a buffet with traditional Thanksgiving favorites and seasonal specialties. Adults $39.95 / Children 5-12 $15.95 / Under 5 Years complimentary. Advance reservations required 800-709-1323. Menu (pdf)
  • Brunch With Santa
Jolly Old St. Nicholas at 240° West Sundays during the holiday season! What's the anticipation and magic of Christmas without a visit with Santa Claus? Guests may sit on Santa's lap or wait for Santa to stop by their table to wish them a Merry Christmas! 10:00am - 1:00pm | Adults $27.95 Children 5-12 $12.95 | Sundays, November 27 - December 04, 11, 18. Reservations recommended (800) 709-1323. Enjoy Christmas morning with our spectacular Christmas Brunch in 240° West. Sunday, December 25th, 9:00am - 2:00pm 
$27.95 Adults | $12.95 12 & Under. Reservations strongly recommended. Menu (pdf) Celebrate Christmas in 240° West. Enjoy our Christmas pre-fixe four course menu or order from our regular menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5-10pm. $30.95 per person. Reservations strongly recommended. Menu (pdf)
  • New Year's Day Brunch
Start 2017 off with culinary treat! New Year's Day Brunch at The Abbey Resort.  January 1, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm $27.95 Adults | $12.95 12 & Under  Reservations recommended. 

Christmas at the Lake Activities

Christmas at the Lake activities are available from late November through the end of December with crafts, cookie making, and visits with Santa. Complimentary activities and offerings include:

  • Christmas crafts including candy making and cookie decorating as well as Christmas stocking and hat decorating              
  • Yuletide bonfires                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Flick 'n Float holiday movies at the indoor pool with red and green glow necklaces 
  • Classic Holiday movies 
  • Family Game Show 
  • Visits with Santa - The Abbey will host Brunch with Santa every Sunday in December before Christmas
View the 2016 Holiday Activities Guide (PDF)

HOliday Gift Card Sale

Special Holiday Promotion now through December 31, 2016. Purchase a $100 Abbey Resort gift card and receive a $20 bonus certificate* Purchase $500 and receive a free night stay and $100 in bonus certificates. Order online or call 800-709-1323

The Abbey Resort gift card can be used for overnight accommodations, restaurant dining, room service, spa services or on merchandise at the Waterfront Gift Shop.
*Bonus certificate and free night stay redeemable 1/4/17 - 4/30/17. Room night subject to availability. Excludes holidays and group or catering functions. No refunds on unused portion. Offer expires 12/31/16

Overnight Holiday Packages at the Abbey Resort

Escape to the lake for Winter Break. Our Winter Break Package includes overnight accommodations, food and beverage credits and Abbey Arcade tokens. The longer you stay the more you SAVE and the more you EARN in food and beverage and arcade tokens! Plus the Abbey Activities Team has hours of fun and entertainment planned that the whole family will love! Visit our Seasonal Specials page for more details or click the button below to book your Abbey Winter escape now.

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New Year's Eve Celebrations

Ring in the New Year at The Abbey! Whether you choose to celebrate over a romantic meal in 240 West, with a gala event,  lively party, or with your family, we offer a variety of packages. View or our New Year's Eve overview document (pdf) for details and call 800-709-1323 to make your reservations. 

New Year's Eve Gala - $125 per person (all-inclusive)
Ring in the New Year at The Abbey's New Year's Eve Gala located in the beautiful Harbor Ballroom! Celebrate with a four-course dinner, including wine pour, open bar, live entertainment, champagne toast and a midnight balloon drop. View menu (pdf)

Waterfront Celebration - $75 per person (all-inclusive)
Ring in 2017 at The Waterfront Celebration starting at 9:00pm with an open bar, live entertainment, champagne toast and late night snacks. 

240° West Dinner - $86 per person (all-inclusive)
Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Abbey Resort with a special New Year's Eve 4-course dinner in 240° West. View menu (pdf)

Family Breakaway Bash - $30 per person
Our 3rd annual Breakaway Bash is planned for full strength family fun for all ages. The Breakaway Bash is an open house format with adults and kids enjoying the various activities at any time throughout the event time frame.

New Year's Eve Overnight Packages

  • NYE Couples' Packages
Ring in 2017 with one of New Year's Eve packages for couples. Choose from our annual NYE Gala featuring live entertainment from Park Avenue Orchestra, romantic pre-fixe dinner in 240 West or the Waterfront Party.
  • NYE Celebrations for Families
Ring in 2017 with one of New Year's Eve packages for families. Choose from options for mom and dad to enjoy some kid free time or celebrate together at our Breakaway Bash.
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holiday parties 

Hold your office or family holiday party in one of The Abbey Resort's amazing.venues. Whether it's a company party or a social gathering with family and friends, we have the perfect event space for your upcoming celebration! Let us take the stress out of the holiday season. Our professional team will take care of all the party details, so you can also celebrate with your colleagues, family, or friends. Now booking celebrations through January. Call us at 800-709-1323 and ask for Group Sales to learn more.

Avani Spa Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Christmas Eve: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Christmas Day: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Year's Eve: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
New Year's Day: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm  

Lake Geneva Shopping

Check everyone off your shopping list during your holiday stay with us at The Abbey Resort. Browse a variety of unique shops in beautiful Lake Geneva including antiques, specialty foods, fashion, and more!

Make Every Day A Snow Day

Experience the excitement and exhilaration of a snow day once again at The Abbey Resort! Create lasting memories by twirling to your heart's delight on the harbor-side ice rink, building snowmen with your little ones, or racing through a winter wonderland on cross country skis. Enjoy the warmth of a crackling bonfire, hot cocoa, and s'mores. Laugh and reminisce with friends or colleagues over dinner and cocktails.  Indulge in pure relaxation with a seasonal treatment at Avani Spa. This winter, drift away from the ordinary and into something extraordinary with a snow day at The Abbey Resort! Watch our Winter Video to see how me make every day at snow day at The Abbey Resort.
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