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Things To Do

Holidays at the Lake

Traditions kept, memories made

It's a magical time of year

From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, The Abbey Resort aquires a special feel. Lights and garland fill the lobby, trees are trimmed around the resort and the lake takes on a quiet stillness. Families come together to celebrate the holidays - some for the first time, others as an annual family tradition. For all, memories are made that will last a lifetime.

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Holiday activities for all

Enjoy holiday meals, family activities, parties and specials during the holiday season. Keep an eye on this page for our downloadable holiday activities handout, or visit our events calendar.

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1st Annual Event

Santa's Lighting Up Fontana

Everyone is invited to experience the beginning of the Christmas season when Santa Claus lights up The Abbey Christmas Tree and all of the festive lights in the Village of Fontana. Enjoy live music, fresh cookies, hot chocolate, family activities, and so much more.

Saturday, November 30 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm 

Holiday Overnight Packages

We've created holiday experiences that will be warmly remembered for years to come. To make your reservations, visit the links below or call 800-709-1323.

Thanksgiving Dinner Package

Make a new Thanksgiving tradition this year at The Abbey! We've made planning your Thanksgiving family getaway easy with our new Thanksgiving Dinner Package. On this package, receive a special discounted room rate along with reservations to our traditional Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner at 240° West

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Brunch With Santa Overnight Package

Make holiday memories to last a lifetime when you stay at The Abbey Resort and watch your children share their holiday wishes with Santa. On our Brunch with Santa Package, your stay will be full of fun and wonder from beginning to end. Enjoy overnight accommodations and share a delicious Sunday brunch will Jolly Old St. Nick at 240° West.

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Brunch-only options available. See our Dining Page or call 800-709-1323 for details.

Santa Cruise Package

Stay at the Abbey Resort and take part in a magical Christmas boat cruise to Santa’s North Pole hideaway! Enjoy a trip on Lake Geneva Cruise Line's Santa Cruise along with discounted guestroom accomodations and a $50 dining credit to round out this memorable holiday family trip.

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Holiday Dining at 240° West

Reservations Required 800-709-1323

Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner

Share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends at 240° West. Savor all of your favorite dishes, from Herb Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Relish to Candied Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkin Pie, along with other seasonal selections that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy. 

Thursday, November 28 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | $44.95 adults / $17.95 children 4-12 (Under 4 free with a paying adult).

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Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner

Start a new holiday tradition with family and friends on Christmas Eve at 240° West. Our new Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is sure to warm your heart and your spirits with holiday favorites like Roast Turkey and Hickory Smoked Ham along with special Fireside Entrees and all the trimmings.

Tuesday, December 24 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | $34.95 adults / $16.95 children 6-12 / $5 children 2-5

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Christmas Brunch

Start off your holiday morning with a delightful brunch at 240° West. Enjoy your favorite brunch selections as well as special additions just for the occasion.

Wednesday, December 25 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | $27.95 adults / $12.95 children 6-12 / $5 children 2-5

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Christmas Dinner

Enjoy a delicious four course meal with your family at 240° West after a day of holiday celebrations. Executive Chef Joshua North has created a menu that will delight your palate and warm your heart. 

Wednesday, December 25 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | $39.95 per person

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Avani Spa December Specials

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December Spa Special

35% Discount

Receive 35% off of all spa services regularly priced at $75 or more during this monthly special. Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and treat yourself to some much needed relaxation at Avani Spa. Choose from a complete menu of spa and wellness amenities including massage, aromatherapy, facials, wraps and a full service salon.

*Valid December 2-19, 2019, Monday-Thursday only. Based on availability. May not be combined with other discounts.

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December Membership Special

With a membership at Avani Spa, take full advantage of all of our spa amenities and enjoy special benefits only available to you. Memberships include use of our Life Fitness cardio equipment, fitness classes, facilities including the Atrium Pool, sauna and steam room, along with discounts on retail items and spa services. Purchase a membership for yourself or give it as a gift.

Single 6-Month Membership - $500 (Regular $550)

Couples 6-Month Membership - $950 (Regular $1100)

Current members - Refer a new member to receive a 50 minute relaxation massage as a gift to you!

*Offer valid December 1-31, 2019 only. Based on availability.

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Peppermint Stick Spa Services

Refresh and rejuvenate dry, dehydrated skin with the invigorating fragrance of peppermint with these special services. A refreshing blend of grapeseed oils scented with peppermint essential oil, as well as a large variety of phytonutrients with antioxidant properties including vitamins, carotenoids and flavonoids. 

Peppermint Manicure | 50 Minutes 

Peppermint Pedicure | 50 Minutes 

Peppermint Body Scrub | 25 Minutes 

Peppermint Stick Massage | 50 Minutes

*Offer valid December 1, 2019-January 31, 2020. Based on availability.

Avani Spa Holiday Hours of Operation

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm

New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm  

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Whether looking for a gala event, a party with friends or fun with the family, we've got the perfect New Year's Eve Celebration for you. Visit the links below or call 800-709-1323 to make your reservations.

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New Year's Eve Gala

Greet the New Year in high style at our annual New Year's Eve Gala in the Harbor Ballroom. Enjoy a four-course dinner with a wine pour and open bar, then dance the night away with The Business, a Chicago based horn band that plays your favorite musical styles and genres. The balloon drop completes the evening when the clock strikes midnight. 

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New Year's Eve 240° West Dinner

Indulge in the romance of starting the New Year with that special someone at 240° West. Dine on a delicious four-course meal as you enjoy live piano music by Tom Stanfield. Add the optional Party Pass for $45 and join the festivities in the Ballroom or Waterfront to ring in the New Year.

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New Year's Eve Waterfront Party

Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 at our popular New Year's Eve party in the Waterfront. Dance to the music of the area's favorite band, Triple D, and enjoy an open bar and late night snacks. Greet the new year with old friends and new with a champagne toast at midnight.

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Dance the Night Away Family Party

Who says New Year’s Eve is just for adults? Bring the family to celebrate at our Dance the Night Away celebration! Enjoy a buffet dinner with favorites for kids and adults alike, then bust a move in Club Millennium for a lit up family-friendly party with glow sticks, dance contests and a DJ playing all the best tracks. 

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Holiday Gift Card Promotion

It's the perfect gift!

Looking for a unique gift for friends, family or a coworker? Give experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. The Abbey Resort gift card may be used for overnight accommodations, restaurant dining, room service, Avani Spa services or merchandise at The Abbey's Waterfront Gift Shop.

During this special holiday promotion, earn a $20 bonus certificate for every $100 purchased PLUS earn a free night stay with every $500 in gift cards purchased! 

To purchase your gift cards, call 800-709-1323 or visit our Gift Card page.

*Bonus certificate and free night stay redeemable 1/2/20 - 4/30/20. Room night subject to availability. Excludes holidays and group or catering functions. No extentions or refunds available on unused portion.