BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 9, 2011) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Delaware North Companies Parks & Resort locations. At least a half dozen Delaware North-owned and/or -operated hotels across the country are offering special package deals and family winter events now and into the new year. Choose from horse-drawn sleigh rides at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite to taking in the sights and sounds from around the world at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s “Holidays in Space.” Many Delaware North properties are offering a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, New Year’s celebrations or outdoor winter adventures.
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
From dinner with Santa to horse-drawn sleigh rides to ornament decorating, there are plenty of holiday activities for your family to enjoy at Tenaya Lodge. Children can gather around for a Christmas Eve bedtime story and or show their creativity in a cookie decorating workshop. Tenaya Lodge’s restaurants feature special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus. Ring in the New Year at Tenaya with a champagne toast.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Guests at this scenic resort in British Columbia may experience the Festival of Trees, classic Christmas movies, board game and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Christmas Day guests enjoy dinner and dancing in the legendary Copper Room. Stay for New Year’s Eve and enjoy a gala at the Copper Room and a New Year’s Day buffet or breakfast.
Now through Jan. 1, guests can celebrate the holiday sights, sounds and tastes of International Space Station partner countries as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex presents its first-ever “Holidays in Space.” Prior to every IMAX film, guests will have the chance to see actual images of ISS crews celebrating the holidays in space. Making the celebration truly meaningful, guests will be invited to email a holiday greeting to the current crew of the International Space Station.. Those who want to remember their international holiday experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex may purchase a commemorative “2011 Holidays in Space” ornament from the Space Shop.
Santa Claus will hear wish lists and pose for photos in Santa's Launch Control Center. Wherever Santa goes, cookies are a requirement. The Cookie Space Station, located within Santa's Launch Control Center, will feature holiday cookies from around the world for a nominal fee with a different cookie featured daily.
Immersing guests in the sounds of the holidays, a team of international carolers clad in astronaut flight suits will perform traditional holiday songs. Throughout the Holidays in Space celebration, a section of the Rocket Garden will be transformed into a Space Skating Rink with a synthetic, all-weather polymer surface. A towering 42-foot ISS-themed Christmas tree located in the Rocket Garden will be adorned with colorful bulbs and 600 miniature flags from the 15 ISS partner countries.
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Horizon’s Restaurant. Reservations are required. Join in the holiday spirit as Santa and friends stroll through the lodge telling stories and spreading holiday cheer. Kids will enjoy a breakfast buffet, fun crafts and activities while they wait to talk to the big guy, and more.
Visit Horizons Restaurant at the lodge on Christmas Day and enjoy our seasonal winter menu with a few added traditional Christmas specials. For pricing and reservations, call 440-466-7100, press 2. Celebrate New Year's Eve in style with an annual New Year’s Eve Celebration! Package price starts at $359 plus tax, per couple.
Sequoia National Park is the perfect place to enjoy the exhilarating sport of cross-country skiing. Take full advantage by booking our Winter Adventure Package! Starting at $125 plus tax per night, you'll get nightly accommodations and all-day rentals of cross-country skis, boots and poles for two. Snowshoe rentals can be substituted for those who prefer to sightsee at a slower pace.
The Ahwahnee Hotel
Yosemite’s Chefs' Holidays® at The Ahwahnee®, held each year in January and February, features some of the world's most innovative and acclaimed chefs. This Northern California cooking adventure provides a showcase for the range of styles, personalities and trends that characterize the American culinary scene. Guests can sample wine and hors d’oeuvres at the meet-the-chefs reception, enjoy cooking classes and demonstrations followed by tastings and behind-the-scenes kitchen tours. The five-course Chefs' Holidays Gala Dinner includes four paired wines.