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Village Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House at Boyne Mountain Resort – December 17, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011
5pm – 9pm

Join us for this first annual event as we kick-off the holidays at Boyne Mountain.  Along with taking part in holiday cheer, earn a FREE zipline ride on our exciting Twin Zip, plus chances to win great prizes, and discover great deals and tastes of the season!

  • 5-9pm: Holiday Open House – stores, restaurants, spa and activity areas across the resort welcome guests with treats and specials
  • 6pm: Village Tree Lighting – village tree located between Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria and Boyne Country Sports
  • 7pm: Pictures and Wishes with Santa Claus – Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa Lobby
  • 7:30pm: Storytime with Santa Claus – join for cookies and milk in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa Library
  • 8pm: Family Holiday Movie – Geneva Room, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa

Maximize the fun and earn your chance to win fabulous Boyne Mountain prizes!  Visit at least five Holiday Open House locations around the resort, and earn a free Twin Zip Ride on our side-by-side 780’ single ziplines.

Families and groups of five or more who sing a Christmas carol at seven locations, receive a free pizza from Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria!

Visit ten Holiday Open House locations and earn your chance to win one of several great prizes including:

  • BOYNE Gold Season Pass
  • Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark Splash Package with resort lodging
  • Racing package from the new American Hot Rod Racer located at Boyne Mountain

The holiday cheer and activities are open to all on this special evening.  Enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides, roaring bonfire and s’mores, arts ‘n crafts, family holiday movie, chair massage, shopping specials, live entertainment, complimentary arcade tokens, holiday treats, beer & wine tastings and so much more!  Plus, dining and holiday drink specials are offered in every resort restaurant.

* Guests must meet Twin Zip height and weight requirements to zipline, and must be 18 years or older to win prize packages.

First Annual Holiday Open House Locations

Locations can be visited in any sequence and are open 5-9pm.

Activity Center, Resort Village

  • Pick up your Holiday Open House Passport and Christmas Caroling Songbook here.
  • To receive a complimentary Twin Zip ride after visiting five Holiday Open House locations, bring your stamped passport back to the Activity Center Zipline Desk anytime between 5pm and 9pm.

To be entered in the prize drawing after visiting ten Holiday Open House locations, bring your stamped passport to the Snowflake Lounge in the Clock Tower Lodge by 8:45pm.  Winners will be announced in the Snowflake at 9pm.

Boyne Realty, Resort Village

  • Bonfire & S’mores
  • Complimentary Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa slopeside entrance

Kilwin’s, Village Lane

  • Complimentary Fudge Samples and Hot Chocolate
  • Holiday Specials

Pierson’s Grille & Spirits, Village Lane

  • Live Entertainment

Spielladen Toy & Candy, Village Lane

  • Letters to Santa
  • Gift and Candy Specials

Del Sol, Village Lane

  • Complimentary Color-Changing Gift and Cookies

Mountain Express Deli & Provisions, Village Lane

  • Michigan Beer and Wine Tastings, $5

Helga Haus Children’s Learning Center, Adjacent to the Civic Center

  • Face Painting and Make Your Ornament Arts ‘n Crafts
  • Learning Center Tours
  • Hot Cider and Donuts

Avalanche Bay Arcade

  • Four Free Tokens
  • Meet & Greet with Fritz, the resort’s mascot
  • 60% off Merchandise
  • 15% off Build It! Race It! Cars
  • Racing $6 per person or $20 per group (4 or more) for a 20 minute session
  • * Waterpark admission not required.

Après Ski Pub, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark

  • Complimentary Chips and Salsa
  • Food and Drink Specials
  • Sports on the Big Screen TV
  • * Waterpark admission not required.

Everett’s, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa

  • Free Appetizer or Dessert with Purchase of Two Adult Entrees
  • Drink Specials
  • Live Entertainment – Michelle Chenard, 7-10pm

Geschenk Laden Gift Shop, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa

  • Gift, Apparel and Candy Specials

Solace Spa, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa

  • Complimentary Chair Massage
  • Spa Gift Card Special: $20 bonus spa dollars with every $100 spa gift card purchase
  • Spa and Salon Boutique  Specials

Das Café, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa

  • Complimentary Samples of Starbucks Frappuccino

Boyne Country Sports, Resort Village

  • TBD Vendor Demo
  • Snowsports Equipment, Apparel and Accessories Specials

Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Clock Tower Lodge

  • Free Popcorn
  • $3.99 Miniature Pizza Deal

Stein Eriksen’s, Clock Tower Lodge

  • Free Children’s Buffet (ages 12 & under) with Purchase of One Adult Dinner Buffet

Ice Skating Rink, Clock Tower Lodge

  • Complimentary Rental of Ice Skates (weather dependent)

Snowflake Lounge, Clock Tower Lodge

  • Drink Specials
  • 8:45pm: Deadline for Holiday Open House Prize Entry
  • 9pm: Prize Drawing
  • 9:30pm: Live Entertainment – Natural Born Suspect Band, 9:30pm – 1:30am
  • Must be at least 21 after 10pm

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