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December Events and Activities

Holiday Light Walk

Daily

Join us for our spectacular Winter Light Walk dotting the 18 holes of the Grand Cascades Natural-Grass Putting Course! Duck past dragons and slip by candy canes (without taking a lick!) at our sensational holiday light show! Experience the holidays like never before at Crystal Springs!

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Daily Wine Tours

Daily 

Experience our complimentary daily guided tour of our Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Wine Cellar at Restaurant Latour.

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Trap and Skeet Shooting

Wednesdays thru Sundays in December

Test your skills at our new trap and skeet range, located in nearby Wantage NJ, with shuttle service from the Resort. 

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Paint and Sip

Friday Evenings 

Amaze yourself as you create your own masterpiece with hands-on guidance from local artist, Susan Roessner. Enjoy a stress free enviornment filled with fun, friends, laughter and creativity. We supply everything necessary for your success, including the wine! 

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Holiday Tree Market

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thru December 23

Celebrate the magic of the season at our new Holiday Tree Market!  Enjoy fresh cider, hot chocolate and other seasonal favorites while picking out the perfect tree or wreath from our local farmers. 

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Elf Story Time In-Room Visits

Fridays and Saturdays thru December 23

Santa has sent some of his favorite Elves to Crystal Springs this holiday season to greet our guests and enjoy holiday stories with the children. 

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Action-Packed Activities

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 

Tag, you're it! Let loose and laugh your way through 3 amazingly fun action-packed activities at Minerals Hotel. From the outrageous game of Knockerball to laser tag and the new sport of Archery Tag, come to the fun zone and play!

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Holiday Photos!

Saturday Mornings thru December 23

Stay with us Friday night and enjoy a complimentary family photo shoot on Saturday morning. Our professional photographer will be on site to capture your family for a keepsake portrait or to use for your holiday greeting cards! Guests must make photo session reservations in advance. 

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Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturdays in December [2, 9, 16 and 23]

Join us during your stay for a fun time decorating your very own gingerbread house! 

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Festive Holiday Drinks

Saturdays (2, 9, 16 and 23)

Learn to make festive holiday cocktails with one of expert Resort mixologists.

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Animal Educators

Every Saturday

Join us for an hour of fun every Saturday at Grand Cascades Lodge with animal experts from Eyes of the Wild, Rizzo's Reptile Discovery and Space Farms Zoo.  

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Wine Tasting with the Sommelier

Every Sunday 

Enjoy an informative wine education discussion with our Resort Sommelier, including Q&A, basic wine and food pairings, tricks of the trade, glassware usage, and decanting. Tasting of one white and one red wine included in the Bordeaux Room of the Wine Cellar.

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Magician Jay Matioli

Saturday, December 2, 2017

As seen on America's Got Talent, Jay brings his hip style to Minerals Hotel for an evening that will make your mind disappear into the world of magic!

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Holiday Entertaining Series

December 2, 2017 - Braising Basics, You're Not So Tough!

Lesser cuts need more attention, this educational seminar will train on the basics of the braise! Tough to tender in 4 hours or more! 

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Santa Visit

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Here comes Santa Claus to Crystal Springs Resort! Bring your lists because he'll be checking them twice!

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Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market

Saturday, December 2 - Sunday, December 3, 2017

This magical German Christmas Market beckons to all, with beautifully crafted and unique gifts from vendors near and afar. Located in Sparta, NJ just 20 minutes from Crystal Springs Resort, the authentic wooden huts enchant the festive atmosphere and holiday cheer experienced by all.

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The Bow Tie Collective

December 9 and 10, 2017

We proudly welcome local designers Will, Tyler and Josch Kenerson from The Bow Tie Collective as part of our Artist in Residence series.  These fashionable brothers bring with them an array of handcrafted bow ties for every adventure! 

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Sled Dog Photo Shoot

December 9, 2017

Exclusively for guests staying overnight on Friday, December 8.

We are thrilled to welcome our furry friends from the New Jersey Sled Dog Club for this Saturday morning's photo shoot. Our professional photographer will be on site to capture your family for a keepsake portrait or to use for your holiday greeting cards. Guests must make photo session reservations in advance. 

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Holiday Entertaining Series

December 9, 2017 - Let's Get This Party Started!

Creative canapes are a great way to start any celebration! Our chef will guide you through a few quick elegant bites to warm up your guests. 

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Salazar Magic

Saturday, December 9

Join Anthony Salazar at Minerals for a carefully blended performance filled with magic, comedy and audience participation.   

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Restaurant Latour & Krug Dinner

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Now is no ordinary moment in time.

Now is unique and not to be missed.

Now is yours, so spend it wisely.

With friends, with Krug, world's best-rated House of Champagne.

Since 1843, the most precious expression of Now.

Join us and experience the flavors of Restaurant Latour matched with Krug Champagne. 

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Artist in Residence

December 15-17, 2017

Artists Bill and Jenny of JBcreationsNJ join us at Grand Cascades Lodge to share their passion in Blacksmithing. 

Join us this weekend to see their incredible work and witness them in action as they create their signature copper rose.  

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Holiday Entertaining Series

December 16, 2017 - If Every Night Was Christmas Eve...

The feast of seven fishes has come to be a staple in the Italian American home on Christmas Eve. Learn how to make a seafood salad that highlights the tastes of Grandma's table. 

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Holiday Entertaining Series

December 23, 2017 - All That Glimmers!

Who doesn't love cookies?! Now make them the star of your event. Decorate them to highlight the colors and sparkle of the season!

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Mentalist John Graham

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Grand Cascades Lodge invites you to join us for an evening of magic, mind reading and miracles with John Graham. 

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Christmas Week

Friday, December 22 - Sunday, December 31, 2017

Spend the most magical time of year with us! With plenty for kids and even adults holiday week has never been so much fun. Join us for Christmas dinner or New Year's Eve for a celebration to close out the year and welcome 2017!

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Dinner and a Show

Select Dates in December (26, 27, 28, 29, 30)

Join us as we combine two of our favorite things: great food and phenomenal entertainment.  Dine with us at our dinner buffet and get treated to a complimentary family-friendly show!  

 


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Hypnotist Show

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Get ready to experience the amazing power of the mind!  Mr. Hypno, Stephen Christopher, joins us at Minerals Hotel for an imaginative evening of hilarious fun! 

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