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Suncadia’s Winterfest Plays Host to Your Favorite Holiday Traditions

Celebrate a season of family and fun at Suncadia Resort with these winter events and activities.

By Darien Parish Rozell November 7, 2017


This post is sponsored.

Sponsored by Suncadia Resort

While Suncadia is a beautiful place to visit any time of year, the resort, located 1.5 hours southeast of Seattle, truly comes alive during the winter months. Suncadia’s annual Winterfest, November 24 – January 2, plays host to an entire itinerary of events and activities for both children and adults throughout the holiday season. Lace up your ice skates and spend a few hours at the outdoor rink, or strap on some snowshoes or cross-country skis and explore several miles of groomed trails. Warm up in the spa with one of the many winter packages being offered, or dry your mittens near the outdoor fire pit as you sink your teeth into a gooey s’more. Round up the kids and visit Santa at the North Pole and spend an afternoon crafting a magical gingerbread house. Suncadia’s packed calendar of activities will keep the whole family moving, exploring and making memories.

Below are a few highlights you won’t want to miss.

Special Events:

Tree Lighting Celebration; November 24, 6 p.m.

Enjoy live holiday music at Dawson Park as the entire Suncadia property is transformed into a beautifully lit winter wonderland, complete with a 25 foot Douglas Fir for the holiday season. Sponsored by the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement. Santa will be available from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for photos!

8th Annual Running of the Elk 5k; November 24, 10 a.m.

Grab your layers and lace up your sneakers to join in the 8th Annual Running of the Elk 5k. Each runner will be given a pair of antlers to start the race and throughout the run they will have the opportunity to complete their Holiday Elk attire with a red nose and bell. The little ones can also get moving with the 1 mile fun run. 

Holiday Bazaar; November 24-25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Start your shopping early this year at the Holiday Bazaar and Arts & Crafts show at Suncadia. Enjoy sipping on the signature DRY Sparkling flavor of Winterfest, Juniper Berry, in the Rialto Ballroom at The Lodge at Suncadia. Snap a photo of your little ones with Santa from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. with a visit from the North Pole.

Festive Dining:

Plated Plymouth Dinner; November 23, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sit fireside for Thanksgiving dinner at the Gas Lamp Grille. Choose your main course, ham or turkey, and each will include traditional sides of potatoes and vegetables, as well as bread to share. $35 Adults, $19 kids (4-12 yrs), 3 and under are free.

Breakfast with Santa and Friends; November 26, December 10, 17 & 24  8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring the little ones for breakfast with Santa and some of his closest friends – Snowman, Reindeer, the Elves and more! $30 Adults, $18 Kids (4-12 yrs.), Under 3 Free

Cozy Christmas Dinner; December 24 & 25, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m .  

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Day with a rustic fireside dinner at Gas Lamp Grille. Choose your main course, ham or turkey, and each will include traditional sides of potatoes and vegetables, as well as bread to share. $35 Adults, $35 Adults, $19 kids (4-12 yrs), 3 and under are free

Outdoor Activities:

Ice Skating

Enjoy the crisp winter sun or majestic evening stars at Suncadia’s outdoor ice rink. Located at The Village Pavilion, guests can take a break and warm up by the outdoor fire pit while sipping hot chocolate and making s’mores. Price: all-day pass $22 ages 12 and under, $27 ages 13+

Rope-Tow Inner Tubing

Experience the thrill of the hill with Suncadia’s snow tubing. Inner tubes included with lift ticket purchase. Price: $20 per session per rider.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for the winter activities available at Suncadia this season. See the full guide of holiday happenings, gather the family and start planning your quintessential Pacific Northwest getaway.


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