Create New and Unique Holiday Traditions This Year at Skytop Lodge  

Oct 14, 2021

Imagine yourself spending your holiday season in a place that looks like an actual Christmas card. You could cozy up with a good book as you watched the snow fall around the mountains, or sip eggnog with everyone that you love by the fireplace in the lodge. When you spend your holidays in the Poconos, then you can have an idyllic season that is everything the holidays should be — relaxing, magical and full of fun.

At Skytop Lodge, we have created new and exciting events that are sure to result in lifelong memories for you and your family. Consider creating new and unique holiday traditions with us this year.

Here is what the holiday season is going to look like for families at Skytop Lodge:

Spend Thanksgiving Weekend at Skytop Lodge

Thanksgiving is the unofficial start of the holiday season, so you should kick it off right by spending your long weekend at Skytop Lodge. We have created a family-friendly Thanksgiving experience that allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of the Poconos without sacrificing that delicious turkey dinner that is an absolute necessity.

These are a few of the things that we have planned for Thanksgiving 2021:

  • A Cornhole Tournament
  • A Kids and Parents Painting Class
  • A Hayride Around the Resort
  • Family Olympics
  • Glow-Stick Skate Night
  • Axe-Throwing Competitions
  • Campfire
  • Tea and Cookies Each Afternoon

Both Windsor and Lakeview will be open throughout Thanksgiving weekend. Windsor will be offering a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner with all of the traditional fixings. Lakeview will have a variety of Thanksgiving specials on its menu, allowing you to find the meal that sounds best to you. These meals are popular, so we do recommend that guests make reservations in advance in order to guarantee seating over the holiday weekend.

Marvel at Our Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the team at Skytop Lodge will quickly be ushering in the holiday season by installing a life-sized gingerbread house in our lobby. We anticipate that this magnificent structure is going to bring the magic of the holidays to life, not only for our youngest visitors who have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, but also for our guests who are young at heart. The gingerbread house will be on display throughout all of December.

Add the “I Wish to Have a Christmas Tree” Package to Your Stay

We know that you don’t want to just trudge your way through December with your family, trying to check off boxes and make the holiday season as merry and bright as possible. To avoid making the holidays a chore this year, book a stay at Skytop Lodge and add the “I Wish to Have a Christmas Tree” package to your stay. This package allows you to travel to a local Christmas tree farm, where you can make memories with your family as you cut down your tree. This simple yet timeless experience is sure to feel like something out of a storybook, and you and your family will treasure these moments together for a lifetime.

Join Us for the Tree Lighting Each Saturday During the Holiday Season

This holiday season, we want every moment to feel as festive and magical as possible, which is why we are hosting a tree lighting ceremony every Saturday in December. These are a few moments that you can enjoy with your family if you stay at Skytop Lodge for a weekend during the holidays:

  • Attend a tree lighting ceremony in order to see the large Christmas tree in the lobby lit up in all of its splendor.
  • Listen to Christmas carolers sing the best songs of the season as you dine on tea and cookies.
  • Enjoy a cozy yule log ceremony.
  • Witness Santa’s arrival and enjoy a few merry moments with the Big Guy — just make sure you are on your best behavior. He’s still checking his list twice!

Have Breakfast with Santa Every Sunday in December

While you may have seen Santa Claus come to town — or at least come to Skytop Lodge — on Saturday evening, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to dine with him the following morning. Every Sunday in December we are hosting a Breakfast with Santa event, which is the perfect chance for families to have some one-on-one time with Santa and share their lists with him.

This is what you can expect when you reserve a spot at our Breakfast with Santa event:

  • Enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet that is large enough to even make Santa’s belly full.
  • Listen to whimsical holiday music throughout the entire event.
  • Visit with Santa throughout the morning.
  • Take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage around the Skytop Lodge property.
  • Give your holiday wish list to one of Santa’s elves, who will personally deliver it to Santa when breakfast is done.

This is one of our most popular holiday events, so you will definitely want to reserve your tickets in advance. Keep in mind that you may be sitting with another party during this event. To keep your large party together, contact Skytop Lodge in advance to make your requests.

Indulge in the “Holiday Cheer” Package for Your Christmas Celebration

If you want to get away for Christmas week, then allow Skytop Lodge to host you. Our team is ready to make your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as special as possible. The “Holiday Cheer” package transforms your Skytop room into a home-like setting complete with a fully decorated Christmas tree as well as a delivery of warm cookies and cool milk in the evening. This package includes breakfast in the morning, allowing you to rest, relax and rejuvenate your spirit in our cozy lodge. In addition, you will receive a holiday gift from us — a keepsake lodge ornament so that you can always remember the Christmas that you spent in the Poconos.

Most of us have allowed the holiday season to get out of control. We spend the weeks leading up to those end-of-the-year holidays frantically buying gifts, baking dozens of cookies that may never get eaten, driving the kids around to their holiday concerts and wrapping presents late into the night. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can take control over your holidays once again, and begin a series of new and unique holiday traditions with us at Skytop Lodge.

Allow us to transform your season into one that is truly full of peace and joy. Book your holiday stay at Skytop Lodge this year, and give yourself the gift of a Merry Christmas.