Fun events for the whole family at Heidel House Resort and in Green Lake.

Experience the Magic of Christmas - December 14, 2013


Celebrate the magic of the season on the shores of Green Lake. Our annual Christmas event creates lasting holiday memories for the whole family. On Saturday, December 14, connect with your children as you enjoy a special breakfast buffet, take a picture with Santa and decorate cookies or a special holiday wreath. Spend the day enjoying family fun activities, or make it a weekend with our Experience the Magic overnight package.

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Carriage Rides

Relax during an old-fashioned carriage ride through our beautifully decorated grounds. Carriage Rides begin and end in front of the Pump House Parlor near the resort's main entrance. They leave about every 10 minutes from 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and cost $3.00 per person. Warm up before or afterward around the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, available for purchase in the Pump House.

Breakfast Buffet with Santa

Enjoy a vast spread of traditional and specialty breakfast items in the Dartford Ballroom, followed by a visit from Saint Nick himself. Seating times are at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Adults are $10.95, Children ages 4-12 are $5.95 and Children 3 and under are free. Reservations required.

Wreath Decorating

Create a one-of-a-kind gift or decoration for your front door. The wreathe decorating workshop will take place in Sandstone from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The cost is $15.00 per wreath. Reservations required.

Ornament and Cookie Workshop

What's a holiday season without sugar cookie cut-outs covered in colorful frosting and sprinkles? Take them home for a bedtime snack or save a few for Santa on Christmas Eve. Handmade ornaments add a special touch to your tree or make a great gift for Grandma. Cookie and ornament kits are $3 per person, per activity. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Lower BoatHouse. Reservations required.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Wind down as Mrs. Claus reads favorite holiday stories to all gathered around our big tree in the lobby. Storytime begins at 1 p.m.

Giant Gingerbread House

Don't forget to check the giant gingerbread house, handcrafted each year by our chefs. The 5-foot tall house is made with over 500 pounds of edible materials including homemade frosting, cookies, candy canes, licorice, M&M’s and peppermint patties, and takes approximately 80 hours to complete. Find it in Gingerbread Cove, located in the main lobby's business center.

Please call 800.444.2812 for activity and room reservations.


More Magic in Green Lake

A true Midwestern Christmas is made of enchanting evergreens draped in snow, twinkling lights and the warmth created by a fire and being surrounded by those closest to our hearts. Comforting meals, indulgent treats and holiday activities add something extra to the festive spirit. Experience it all on the shores of Wisconsin's deepest inland lake. View all Green Lake holiday activities.

Looking for a great Christmas gift? A Heidel House Resort & Spa gift certificate makes a perfect Christmas present. Whether it is for a weekend getaway, dinner at our award-winning Grey Rock restaurant, or a service at Evensong Spa, recipients are sure to be pleased.

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