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  • 2017 Labor Day Weekend


Tan-Tar-A Resort will host its Winter Holiday Festival over Thanksgiving weekend. Guests and the general public can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner buffet on Thursday, Nov. 23 along with a bonfire, sing-along, comedy show, visits with Santa Claus and a ceremonious lighting of the resort's wealth of Christmas decorations. For guests staying at the resort, the entire holiday weekend is packed with activities, including "Black Friday" sales at Tan-Tar-A, stations for writing letters to Santa, a duck drop race at the resort's indoor water park, tailgate parties, cookie decorating and holiday tram tours. To make reservations for lodging or the Thanksgiving day meal, visit www.Tan-Tar-A.com or call 800-826-8272.



Bonfire & Sing-A-Long, Hidden Lakes Parking Lot 6pm
Get in the spirit with your favorite holiday sounds by Powers Entertainment and enjoy bonfires to stay warm. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Visit with Santa Claus, Suite G 6:45pm to 8pm
Tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Photo packages available with prices starting at $8.00. No personal photography please.

Babaloo Comedy Show, Northwinds 7:15pm to 8pm
Babaloo is a one-man musical comedy act for the whole family with high energy and over-the-top fun!

All Thanksgiving Day events are open to the public.


Black Friday at Tan-Tar-A, 8am to 5pm
Purchase $100 in Tan-Tar-A Gift Certificates and receive a $20 Tan-Tar-A Gift Certificate free! Purchase $100 or more in merchandise at The Oaks Pro Shop and receive a free 18-hole round of golf!

Duck Drop Race, Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark, 1:30pm
Adopt a "Duck for a Buck" and cheer it along as the ducks race our lazy river. The sponsor of the first duck crossing the finish line wins a prize! Must be present to win. Entry to view the race is complimentary. Entry to play in the waterpark is $22 per person or $17 per hotel guest, plus tax. Proceeds of "Duck Drop" will benefit local Ozarks children in need.

Cookie Decorating Fun, Main Lobby Foyer, 3pm to 4pm
Decorate your favorite Christmas cookies!

Storytelling with Santa & His Elf, Main Lobby, 7pm
Join Santa as we read a holiday tale in front of the fireplace.

Hot Chocolate Social, Mr. D's, 7:30pm
Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate.


Face Painting with Merry Marry, Social Lobby 9am to 11am
Face painting fun for the family!

Pop-A-Shot, Bears Den Arcade 2pm
Make the most baskets and win a prize! Prizes available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places!

Crazy Bowl, Bowling Alley, 4pm
A silly mix of bowling fun for the whole family!

Storytelling with Santa & his Elf, Main Lobby, 6pm
Join Santa as we read a holiday tale in front of the fireplace. Complimentary for hotel guests.

Make Your Own S'mores, Windgate Plaza, 7pm to 8pm
Come enjoy a tasty s'more and hot chocolate to keep yourself warm!

Cosmic Bowl, Bowling Alley, 8pm
Glow in the dark fun for everyone!

Everyday events

Tan-Tar-A Tailgate Party, Mr. D's Lounge 11am
Join us daily and relax with your favorite beverage while watching the games. Specialty drinks available.

Letters to Santa & Coloring Contest, Main Lobby
Complimentary for hotel guests.

Holiday Tram Tours, Main Lobby, starting at 7pm
Tour the grounds and see all of our holiday lights. Tram departs from the Main Lobby. Sign up at Guest Services. Complementary for hotel guests. Arrive early to check out Mr. D's Tram Tour Specials to keep you warm on your tour!

Take a Selfie with our Elfie
keep a lookout for our elf, Snowflake hiding around Tan-Tar-A. When you find her, snap a selfie with her and post your picture to our Facebook page. You could win a 2-night stay!

Visit the Market Lane Gift Shops and the Windjammer Spa for Special Small Business Saturday Discounts and Offers!
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