Looking for a fun getaway during the Christmas season? Great Wolf Lodge, North America’s largest family of indoor waterparks, celebrates the holidays with its annual Snowland event. During this time, guests get admission to an enormous indoor water park and access to tons of other fun plus an extra layer of Christmas holiday magic.
When: Begins Nov. 25, 2017 and runs through the New Year 2018
How much: Rates start around $250 a night, including accommodations, admission to an enormous indoor waterpark, and many special seasonal activities.
When booking, use the promo code SNOWLAND.
During Snowland, families can enjoy the season with holiday caroling, holiday-themed Cub Club activities all while enjoying the 84-degree indoor waterpark.
- Life-sized gingerbread houses to accommodate up to six guests for breakfast, lunch or dinner
- Writing letters to Santa Claus at the Writing Depot
- Participating in holiday-themed crafts in Santa’s Workshop
- Earning a “Snowploma” from North Pole University
- Caroling and special Snowland Clock Tower show
- Nightly holiday story reading in the Grand Lobby with Rowdy the Reindeer
- Photo opportunities with the Gingerbread House, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus
Feel like treating yourself to an upgrade? Great Wolf Lodge offers festive guestrooms called Snowland Suites that come complete with a decorated tree, twinkling garland, oversized snowflakes, and an assortment of take-home goodies. To up the holiday ante, Great Wolf characters Wiley and Violet the Wolf will be hand delivering cookies and milk to each suite booked.
Great Wolf Lodge Resorts
Great Wolf Resorts is the largest chain of indoor water parks in the world. The chain offers a rustic, Northwest woodland lodge theme, complete with rugged timber beams and a stone fireplace in the lobby. The first Great Wolf Lodge opened in the water park mecca Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, in 1997.
The second location opened in another water park magnet, Sandusky, Ohio, in 2001. Today there are 14 Great Wolf Lodge locations in the United States and Canada, with another opening in Minnesota in 2017 and two more, opening in Illinois and Georgia, in 2018.
In addition to accommodations in wilderness lodge-style rooms and suites, guests receive complimentary, unlimited access to a large indoor water park with numerous water slides, a wave pool, lazy river and more. Some locations also have an outdoor water park. Also on-site at each location: restaurants, an arcade, spa, fitness room and children’s activity areas that may include mini golf, bowling, a 4-D motion thrill ride, a high-ropes course and the MagiQuest high-tech scavenger hunt game. In addition, kids can meet the Great Wolf Lodge woodland characters, Wiley, Sammy, Rachel, Brinley, Viol and Oliver.
Where: 14 Great Wolf Lodge locations in the US and Canada and three more on the way:
- Bloomington, Minnesota (opening Dec 2017)
- Chicago/Gurnee, Illinois (opening 2018)
- Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio
- Kansas City, Kansas
- Sandusky, Ohio
- Traverse City, Michigan
- Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin