The Holidays Come to Life at Crystal Springs Resort
Leave the hustle and bustle of the season behind, and find yourself surrounded with absolute holiday perfection. Join us at Crystal Springs Resort for our Holiday themed weekends.
The spirit of the season fills the air, with an atmosphere that fosters a sense of relaxation and renewal. Once you're here, it simply won't seem like an ordinary holiday vacation, but feel more like your home away from home.
At Crystal Springs Resort, we offer a host of fun and festive activities fit for the entire family. Crystal Springs Resort is the perfect place for the whole family to celebrate the season and create cherished memories together.
We've created a collection of events that set the stage for the season! Enjoy building a gingerbread house with your family, wreath making demonstrations, learn how to create the perfect festive libation for your holiday party, take a stroll through our massive homemade gingerbread village or enjoy a weekly Tree Lighting Ceremony while roasting marshmallows!
Book your Holiday Weekend Getaway today by calling 973.827.5996 x 2 or book online at Grand Cascades Lodge, Minerals Hotel or Mountain Creek .
View our Christmas dining options.
Winter Weekends Brimming with Holiday Fun
Green Valley Farms Christmas Trees
The timeless tradition of selecting a Christmas tree has never been more fun! Gather the family and join us at Green Valley Farms to pick out your own Christmas tree for the holidays. Enjoy hot chocolate, hot cider and a warm bonfire to keep you toasty while you search for the perfect tree. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm-9pm from November 29 – December 22nd. Green Valley Farms is located adjacent to the Mountain Creek South Parking Lot on Route 94 in Vernon, NJ.
Date/Time/Location: Every Thursday-Saturday / 12pm-9pm / Green Valley Farms
Family Gingerbread House Decorating
Nothing says ‘the Holidays’ like white icing trim, licorice window treatments and a delicious lollipop fence! Join us for Gingerbread House Decorating every Saturday from November 30th – December 21st at 10am at the Grand Cascades Lodge Napa Room or Minerals Hotel Art Room. We supply the house, icing and candy. Space for this yummy activity is limited – call 973.827.5996 to register.
Fee: $25 per house (including props)
Date/Time/Location: Every Saturday (Starting Nov. 30) / 10am / Minerals Hotel Art Room & Grand Cascades Napa Room
Wreaths are perfect for any occasion, especially during the holidays. They make for great gifts and brighten up any home. Join our artist for a Wreath Making class – Saturdays in the Minerals Hotel Art Room, Saturdays from November 30 – December 21 at 4pm. Enjoy a glass of wine during the class to help get the creativity flowing! Also available November 29, December 23 and 24.
Fee: $25 per person
Date/Time/Location: Every Saturday (Starting 11/30) / 4pm / Minerals Hotel Art Room
Children's Holiday Ornament Decorating
The little ones will love this! Gather the kids for the Kids Holiday Ornament Decorating class, sure to inspire and get them into the spirit of the season! Perfect for keepsakes, gifts or even just some good old fashioned crafty fun! Classes take place at the Minerals Hotel Art Room (next to the game room) every Saturday from November 30 – December 21 at 2pm. Also available on December 22 and 23.
Fee: $20 per person
Date/Time/Location: Every Saturday (Starting 11/30) / 2pm / Minerals Hotel Art Room
Elf Story Time at Grand Cascades Lodge & Minerals Hotel
Make your holiday season come alive! Our Resort Elf has made the trek down from the North Pole to help us create lasting memoires for you and your family with the all new Elf Story Time! Our Elf will deliver a special holiday treat and personally read a story to your little ones. The Elf will be very busy, so reservations must be made 24 in advance at 973.827.5996 x4.
Fee: $25 per 15 minute visit
Date/Time/Location: Every Friday & Saturday (Starting 11/29, also available 12/23 & 12/24) / 15 minute reservations available 5pm-9pm / Your Guest Room
Black Friday Shopping Trip to Woodbury Commons
There’s nothing like the rush of holiday shopping…especially on Black Friday! Join us for a Black Friday shopping trip to Woodbury Commons Outlets on Friday, November 29! Don’t miss out on amazing sales at all of your favorite stores! Fuel up with a muffin and coffee (included) and hop on our shuttles, departing from Grand Cascades Lodge at 6am, and Minerals Hotel at 6:15am. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Shuttle departs Woodbury Commons promptly at 12 noon.
Fee: $20 per person
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 29 / Departs Grand Cascades Lodge at 6am & Minerals Hotel at 6:15am
Friday Night Tree Lighting (GCL Guests Only)
Help us light our holiday tree in celebration of the jolliest season of the year! Meet at the fire pit every Friday night at 9pm from November 29 – December 20 to help us light our tree and indulge in delicious roasted marshmallows.
Date/Time/Location: Every Friday (starting Nov 29) / 9pm / Fire Pit at Grand Cascades Lodge
Holiday Mixology at Springs Bistro and Kites
Learn how to make festive, delicious Holiday drinks for your home party! Join our Resort Mixologist and learn how to “mix” it up for the holidays! Seminars take place every Saturday at 4pm, starting November 30 through December 21 at Kites Restaurant and Springs Bistro.
Date/Time/Location: Every Saturday (Starting Nov 30) / 4pm / Kites Restaurant & Springs Bistro
Photo Opportunity with Santa
You better not pout, we’re telling you why: ‘cuz Santa Claus is coming to town! Get the cameras and Christmas Lists ready - Jolly Old Saint Nick is visiting The Crystal Tavern every Saturday from 11am-1pm starting November 30 through December 21 !
Date/Time/Location: Every Saturday (Starting Nov 30) / 11am-1pm / Crystal Tavern
Holiday Story Telling
Join our cast of holiday characters as we host Story Time and Singalongs at Grand Cascades Lodge at 2pm on Saturday, December 14! This is sure to be a festive time not to be missed.
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, December 14 / 2pm / Grand Cascades Lodge - Room TBD
The sounds of the Holidays sure do capture the magic of the season! Join our Holiday Carolers as they warm your heart with unforgettable renditions of your favorite Holiday classics at the Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel lobbies on Saturday, December 21.
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, December 21 / Time TBD / Grand Cascades Lodge & Minerals Hotel Lobbies