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Christmas and New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around The Midwest

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Join Santa for a run down the slopes. (Shanty Creek)

It's been a good start to the Midwest ski season, and a major snowstorm is forecast for Christmas. Several Heartland resorts have plans to celebrate the season. Santa is bringing the snow get out and celebrate.

Winter wonderland at Boyne Mountain. (Boyne Mountain)

Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands will be celebrating the sights and sounds of the holidays Dec. 23-Jan. 3 with lots of planned activities, dinners, holiday rail jams, and New Year’s Eve dinners, live bands and celebrations capped with fireworks over the ski slopes. Find complete schedules for Boyne Mountain and the Highlands. Boyne’s 6 for 1 day is Dec. 15 when six people can ski at either resort for the price of one, which celebrates North America’s first six-seat, high speed lift installed at Boyne Mountain in 1991.

Santa with friends at Crystal Mountain. (Crystal Mountain)

Crystal Mountain will be celebrating holiday week Dec. 16-Jan. 6. On Dec. 24 ski with Santa and on Dec. 25 all lift tickets are $25. Planned activities will be taking place every day—fat bike tours, snowshoe tours, horse drawn surrey rides—with dinners, live entertainment and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Shanty Creek’s holiday events include the Sardine Special on Friday, Dec. 15, when you pack the car with as many people as possible and you all ski for the price of $50, and breakfast and story time with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 22. On Christmas Day ski and ride free with Santa on the Schuss Mountain slopes. Just bring a non-perishable food item or clothing to donate. A variety of parties and dinners for both kids and adults take place on New Year's Eve. 

The Ice Bar is open at Treetops for the holidays. (Treetops)

Treetops Resort has family activities slated from Dec. 26-31, and two different New Year’s Eve dinners and celebrations; a family party and a dance party.

Big Snow Resorts, Michigan’s UP, has New Year’s Eve parties slated, torchlight parades and fireworks over the slopes. Special events include ski with Santa Saturday, Dec. 23 and live music nightly.

Devils Head offers great riding and skiing. (Devils Head)

Wisconsin’s Devil’s Head Resort famed New Year’s bash package, which includes three night’s lodging, three dinners, three breakfast or lunches, four day lift tickets, festivities and a free bottle of champagne, starts at $506 per person. Kids can be added for $49 per night. It’s one of the best holiday parties in the Heartland.

Take a winter horseback ride at Boyne Highlands. (Boyne Highlands)

 

 

 

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