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  • 2017 Labor Day Weekend


Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks will host its Winter Holiday Festival over Thanksgiving weekend. Guests and the general public can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner buffet on Thursday, Nov. 22 along with a visit with Santa Claus. For guests staying at the resort, the entire holiday weekend is packed with activities, including "Black Friday" sales at Tan-Tar-A, stations for writing letters to Santa, a duck drop race at the resort's indoor water park and cookie decorating. To make reservations for lodging or for the Thanksgiving Day Buffet, call 800-826-8272.



Thanksgiving Day Buffet, Grand Ballroom  11am - 3pm
Reservations are required. Adults $32.95, Seniors 55 & up $26.50, Kids 12 & under $16.50, Kids 4 & under are free

Visit with Santa Claus, Main Lobby 12pm - 2pm & 6pm - 7pm
Tell Santa what you want for Christmas.

Make Your Own S'Mores, Windgate Plaza  7pm - 8pm 
Come enjoy a tasty s'more and hot chocolate to keep yourself warm!
All Thanksgiving Day events are open to the public.


Black Friday at Tan-Tar-A, 8am to 5pm
  • Purchase $100 in Tan-Tar-A Gift Certificates and receive a $20 Tan-Tar-A Gift Certificate free!
  • Purchase $100 or more in merchandise at The Oaks Pro Shop and receive a free 18-hole round of golf!

Duck Drop Race, Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark, 1:30pm
Adopt a "Duck for a Buck" and cheer it along as the ducks race our lazy river. The sponsor of the first duck crossing the finish line wins a prize! Must be present to win. Entry to view the race is complimentary. Entry to play in the waterpark is $22 per person or $17 per hotel guest, plus tax. Proceeds of "Duck Drop" will benefit local Ozarks children in need.

Cookie Decorating Fun, Main Lobby Foyer, 3pm to 4pm
Decorate your favorite Christmas cookies!

Storytelling with Santa & His Elf, Main Lobby, 7pm
Join Santa as we read a holiday tale in front of the fireplace.

Hot Chocolate Social, Mr. D's, 7:30pm
Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate.


Face Painting with Merry Marry, Social Lobby 9am to 11am
Face painting fun for the family!

Pop-A-Shot, Arcade 2pm
Make the most baskets and win a prize! Prizes available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places!

Crazy Bowl, Bowling Alley, 4pm
A silly mix of bowling fun for the whole family!

Storytelling with Santa & his Elf, Main Lobby, 6pm
Join Santa as we read a holiday tale in front of the fireplace. Complimentary for hotel guests.

Make Your Own S'mores, Windgate Plaza, 7pm to 8pm
Come enjoy a tasty s'more and hot chocolate to keep yourself warm!

Cosmic Bowl, Bowling Alley, 8pm
Glow in the dark fun for everyone!

Everyday events

Tan-Tar-A Football Watch Party, Mr. D's Lounge 11am
Join us daily and relax with your favorite beverage while watching the games. Specialty drinks available.

Letters to Santa & Coloring Contest, Main Lobby
Complimentary for hotel guests. Follow us on Facebook to see the winners of the coloring contest!
Winners announced on Wednesday, November 28th

Take a Selfie with our Elfie
Keep a lookout for our elf, Snowflake hiding around Tan-Tar-A. When you find her, snap a selfie with her and post your picture to our Facebook page. You could win a 2-night stay! Contest runs November 22 through December 22, 2018. One random winner will receive a complimentary two night stay at the Resort. Winner will be announced on December 25th!

Visit the Market Lane Gift Shops and the Windjammer Spa for Special Small Business Saturday Discounts and Offers!
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