Celebrations begin on Monday, November 25 at 6:00 PM


The holidays at Turning Stone will officially begin on Monday, November 25 with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, starring the season’s favorite guests – Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their Elves.  Guests of all-ages can have their pictures taken with Santa and tell him what’s on their Christmas lists.  The festive celebration also includes the grand opening the resort’s renowned Gingerbread Village, recognized for the last several years by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the best gingerbread villages in the country.

Turning Stone’s 2019 Gingerbread Village will be on display this year in the resort’s Exit 33 Atrium (near Tin Rooster), measuring more than 70 feet in length and includes nine towering buildings, including a bakery, hotel, Tudor-style home, a church, a barn, train station and more.  All edible, the village consists of more than 700 pounds of gingerbread dough, 2,045 pounds of icing and more than 750 pounds of candy.

Turning Stone’s Kick-off-to-the-Holidays Week continues on Thanksgiving Day with an elaborate Thanksgiving Dinner, prepared by the resort’s award-winning culinary team.  The holiday feast features several stations, including soups, salads and sides, pasta, a carving station with turkey and garlic rubbed striploin, a Kids station, an assortment of holiday desserts, and more.

Prices are $43.95 for adults, $23 for kids ages 6 – 15 and free for children 5 and under.

Breakfast with Santa at Season’s Harvest buffet, another festive annual tradition at Turning Stone, also begins during the Kick-off-to-the-Holidays Week.  Every Saturday beginning with November 30, guests can make reservations to enjoy breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Clause and friends.

Prices are $17.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids ages 5 – 12 and free for children under 5.


Annual Tree Lighting & Grand Opening of the Gingerbread Village

  • Monday, November 25 at 6:00 PM
  • The Emerald Lobby (by Emerald restaurant)

Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Turning Stone Conference Center

Breakfast with Santa

  • Saturdays, Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21
  • 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Season’s Harvest Buffet

For more information about the Holidays at Turning Stone, visit TurningStone.com/Holidays


Media planning to attend the tree lighting must contact Kelly Abdo, Director of PR in advance: kelly.abdo@turningstone.com or 315.366.9291