No, I’m not talking about Huston Texas (it is snowing there today!), or even the Ski Slope! My family and I will be traveling to The Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC, to experience an indoor Winter Wonderland, complete with real snow falling three times a day! I know what you’re thinking, but we haven’t had any snow yet here in the NC High Country, and this is just the thing to get me into the Christmas spirit!
I’m also excited to be able to spend some time with other awesome Mom Bloggers! Great Wolf Lodge has locations around the country, in WA, OH, TX, PA, WI, MI, VA, as well as in Canada, so we are lucky to have one so close by!
This December marks the fifth anniversary of Snowland, an annual holiday tradition at Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.®, North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts. The month-long celebration welcomes families into the Lodge to celebrate in a unique, family-friendly way.
The winter wonderland experience starts as soon as guests enter Great Wolf Lodge through the Grand Lobby. Images of snowflakes, icebergs, twinkling lights, decorated trees and other festive decorations fill the space. And several times a day, holiday music plays to compliment the three times daily Snow Show – yes, that would be real snow falling from the snow-making machines hidden in the rafters, showering the children below.
“The holidays are always a special time here at Great Wolf Lodge,” said Phillip Cunningham, general manager of Great Wolf Lodge. “We focus on the family all year long, but when families choose to spend their holidays with us, we try to make it as happy and memorable as possible.”
The holiday experience continues with a variety of themed activities throughout the Lodge:
· Holiday Story Time with Rowdy the Reindeer
· The Writing Depot, where children can write, decorate and mail letters directly to Santa
· Polar Wolf Walk – a wintery nature hike for kids to site penguins, polar bears and more
· North Pole University, complete with educational activities to earn a diploma and special gift
· Toy Creation Station, where children can create toys to keep or give to a friend
· Wrapping Depot for guests to have presents wrapped on-the-spot
· Special musical guest performances
· Holiday caroling
· Santa appearances
· Animated Great Clock Tower holiday performances
Snowland wraps up with the celebration of New Year’s Eve and the annual Snowball, a family-friendly event that includes music, dancing and special waterslide duck races (with prizes). Naturally, all stays include passes to the 84-degree indoor waterpark.
For additional information, visit www.greatwolf.com or call 1.866.925.WOLF (9653) for specific dates, events, and rates.
We are definitely in the throes of the “hustle and bustle” of the Holidays, and it will be so wonderful to get out of the house and away from responsibilities for some genuine family time!
I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures and videos. Click here to see all the activities and amenities at the Great Wolf in Concord! But THIS is what I’m most excited about: the waterpark!
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