Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Get Away to the Beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington for Holiday Events


How about enjoying a holiday getaway on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula? Lake Quinault Lodge and Lake Crescent Lodge will once again be celebrating this exciting time of year with special rates and festive events and activities that will continue throughout year’s end. All events are open to the public and may require reservations.

Lake Crescent Lodge
Lake Crescent Lodge Events
Built in 1916, the historic Lake Crescent Lodge is located in Olympic National Park in Northwest Washington. This charming, turn-of-the-century resort is nestled among giant fir and hemlock trees on the shores of Lake Crescent.

The lodge offers a variety of room types from historic lakefront cottages, to traditional lodge rooms. Activities offered at Lake Crescent Lodge include: kayak tours, boat and fishing gear rental, and guided hikes. Learn more at www.olympicnationalparks.com, facebook.com/olympicnationalpark or (866) 297-7367.

Saturday December 5 and 12th, 2 p.m.: Franklin and Theodore’s Teddy Bear Tea
Teddy Bears, Franklin and Theodore, host a special Holiday Tea Party on the historic sun porch at Lake Crescent Lodge. Attendees will learn the history of the teddy bear and two Presidents who influenced Olympic National Park. Adults and children are invited to gather for high tea with their teddy bears, dolls also welcome. Child & 1 Adult - $28, additional child - $9, additional adult - $19 The Lodge is also requesting guests bring a toy for a local charity. Reservations are suggested.

December 13 and 20th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Sunday’s With Santa
Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch with Santa Claus. Adults - $32, Seniors -$28, Children under 12 - $14, Children under 4 - Free Reservations are suggested.

December 24, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Christmas Eve Buffet
Christmas Eve Buffet with all the traditional favorites guarantee to make your holiday memorable. Join us for dinner and a nightcap in front of the warm crackling fire Adults - $42, Seniors - $36, Children under 12 - $21, Children under 4 – Free. Reservations are required.

December 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Christmas Day Brunch Create new traditions this Christmas, celebrate at Lake Crescent Lodge with exquisite food presentations, action stations and all the fixings. Adults - $39, Seniors - $33, Children under 12 - $18, Children under 4 – Free.  Reservations are required.

December 31, 8 p.m.: New Year’s Eve Gala
Join in the fun as Lake Crescent Lodge hosts an evening of fine dining, live music and dancing. Ring in the New Year and toast Lake Crescent Lodge’s completion of its 100th year at this black tie gala. Dinner & Gala - $185/person, Gala only - $109/person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., Gala begins at 9 p.m. Reservations are required.

January 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: New Year’s Day Brunch
This well-known holiday brunch wraps up the 2015 season and the 100th birthday for Lake Crescent Lodge. Adults - $39, Seniors - $33, Children under 12 - $18, Children under 4 – Free. Reservations are suggested.

Lake Quinault Lodge Events
Lake Quinault Lodge
Built in 1926, the charming Lake Quinault Lodge has long been a gathering place for Pacific Northwest vacationers. The historic lakeside lodge is located in the heart of one of only three temperate rainforests in the world and offers hiking, biking, fishing, boat rentals and tours of the lake and rainforest.

Lake Quinault Lodge is also home to the Roosevelt Dining Room, where Franklin D. Roosevelt dined during a trip that would later result in the area being designated a national park. Learn more at www.olympicnationalparks.com, facebook.com/olympicnationalpark or (866) 297-7367.

December 24, 6 p.m.: Christmas Eve at Lake Quinault Lodge
Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas
On Christmas Eve, Santa will stop by with one of his llamas (yes, we said llmas), sit by the fire and read The Night Before Christmas and hand out gifts to the kids. Following Santa’s appearance, attendees will be invited to roast chestnuts over an open fire which enjoying the crisp cool Christmas air.

For more information on holiday events  or to make reservations visit, olympicnationalparks.com or call (360) 928-3211

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