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Activities

So Many Fun Things to Do at Our Missouri Resort

Memories of childhood vacations conjure up camping trips, snuggling around bonfires, and hiking through the wonders of nature. Activities at Big Cedar Lodge are shaped for your family to uncover new traditions and create memories for the next generation to come.

Whether you’re in the mood for relaxation, or non-stop action, you’re sure to discover something new at Big Cedar. From swimming and boating, to painting and photography, you will begin new family traditions during your stay at Big Cedar.  What will you discover?

Christmas Activities 2017

Ice Skating

Whether you're staying overnight or just visiting for the afternoon, ice skating at Big Cedar is the perfect Family activity. Our synthetic ice ensures that the rink is available on even the warmest winter days. Christmas lights will light up the ice at night!

$15 per person; rental skates included. Beginning November 10th, offered on the Swimmin’ Hole Lawn every Monday-Thursday from 4:00pm-8:00pm and every Friday-Sunday from 11:00am-8:00pm. This activity is offered through January 1st, 2018.

Family Ice skating in the winter


Sleigh Bell Scurry

Scurry across the Big Cedar property as you solve Christmas clues – each correct answer will lead you to a wreath decoration! Afterwards, enjoy quality time with your loved ones around the campfire with hot chocolate and s’mores. Your decorated wreath is yours to keep, serving as a reminder of your time at Big Cedar Lodge! 

$70 per team. Two to six members per team. Beginning November 10th, offered on the Swimmin’ Hole Lawn every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30pm. Flashlights will be provided. Appropriate footwear is strongly recommended. Reservations required.


Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt

Participate in the classic Christmas tradition! Stop by Guest Services for a clue sheet to find where our 5 mischievous little elves are hiding around the Big Cedar property. Snap a photo on a cell phone of each elf in their secret location, head back to Guest Services, and show the photos as proof to receive a prize! This activity is complimentary and offered daily.


Tree Lighting Ceremony

We’re excited to welcome you with an invitation to come and join us in “Santa’s Wonderland” for Big Cedar’s Magic of Christmas tree lighting ceremony where a lucky little one will receive the opportunity to light up the beautiful Christmas trees! Prior to the special lighting ceremony, we’ll have a bonfire and entertainment as the festive sound of Christmas fills the air. Listen for “Ho, Ho, Ho’s” and bring your cameras for a photo opportunity with our special surprise visitor! 

This event is complimentary and does not require reservations. Offered on the Swimmin’ Hole Lawn on Saturday, December 2nd, 9th, 16th and on Sunday, December 24th at 4:30pm.


Breakfast with Santa & Stocking Decorating

Santa invites the guests at Big Cedar to join him for a special breakfast where he will be sure and listen to all of your Christmas wishes. A stocking craft will be available to decorate along with the delicious breakfast.

Adults: $19.95; Children: $16.95. Cost of breakfast voucher includes stocking decorating. Stockings are available to purchase for decorating for non-breakfast guests for $10 each. Offered at The Worman House the first four Saturdays in December. Breakfast will be available from 9:00am-12:00pm. Stockings will be available to decorate until 1:00pm. Reservations required.


12 Days of Christmas

Join us for a 12-day celebration of Christmas with an activity series. From December 13th through December 24th, each day we’ll feature a special activity, demonstration, or performance, themed to the 12 days of Christmas lyrics. Activities include sampling special holiday dishes, birds of prey and bird calling demos, Christmas Olympics, an ice skating performance, goose egg hunt, and more!

All activities are complimentary; some activities require reservations. Check the listing of events posted at The Worman House entrance or ask Guest Services for more information.


Sunrise Santa Visits

Get your cameras ready as Santa delivers presents to your little ones on Christmas morning. $65 per child; includes one wrapped gift.

Offered for children up to 12 years of age (age limit is strictly enforced) on Christmas, December 25th, from 7:00am-10:00am. Limited to 10 minutes per room. Reservations required.


Elf Visits

The elves have made a special trip from the North Pole all the way to the Ozarks so they can visit your little ones and help spread holiday cheer. They’ll offer a great photo opportunity, read a bedtime story, collect your children’s letters to Santa and deliver a special Big Cedar stocking full of goodies.

$40 per child. Offered for children up to 12 years of age (age limit is strictly enforced) every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Limited to 10 minutes per room. Reservations required.


Cooking with Mrs. Claus

Children will get to experience hands-on cooking with Mrs. Claus as they prepare their lunch for the afternoon. They will enjoy fun-filled adventures as they make friends, learn skills and earn their themed adventure badge.

$80 per child; includes dinner, ranger vest and themed adventure badge. Offered at the Kids’ Nature Discovery Center, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain, every Saturday from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Reservations required.


Dinner with Mrs. Claus

Children are invited to join Mrs. Claus for a fun-filled evening. After dinner, children will enjoy story time and crafts as they make friends and earn their themed adventure badge.

$80 per child; includes dinner, ranger vest and themed adventure badge. Offered at the Kids’ Nature Discovery Center, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain, every Friday from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Reservations required.


Great Gingerbread Build-Off

Show off your creative side and have fun decorating and building your own gingerbread house. There will be a gingerbread house contest and great holiday gifts will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place. Gingerbread houses will be displayed in the Registration Lobby following the event so be sure and vote for your favorite! You will also receive a cookie to decorate and eat while you work on your gingerbread house.

$30 per gingerbread house. Offered in the Table Rock Event Room, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain, every Wednesday and Friday at 1:00pm. Reservations required.


Holiday Pottery Festivity

Come and pick from a variety of different pottery styles to hand paint and take home as a memorable keepsake. Prices vary per item.

Offered in the Table Rock Event Room, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain, every Tuesday at 1:00pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required.


Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Join us for story time with Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves while enjoying milk and cookies. This event is complimentary and reservations are not required.

Offered in the Falls Lodge Lobby every Monday at 4:30pm. Arrive early, limited seating will be available.


Elves Workshop

Join the Activities Team for decorating fun! Ornaments will be available to purchase and decorate. Prices vary per craft.

Offered at the Kids’ Nature Discovery Center, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain, every Monday and Wednesday at 10:00am. Reservations required.


Family Jingo

Join the Big Cedar Activities Team to play multiple games and styles of our special holiday Bingo. Great prizes will be awarded. This activity is complimentary.

Offered in the Table Rock Event Room, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain, every Monday and Wednesday at 4:30pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required.


Beer & Jingo

Join the Big Cedar Activities Team to play multiple games and styles of our special holiday Bingo while enjoying a beer. Great prizes will be awarded. This activity is complimentary. First beer is complimentary. Additional beer will be available for $5 per beer; must use exact cash, change will not be available.

Offered in the Table Rock Event Room, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain, every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00pm. Must be 21 years of age or older; ID’s will be required for admittance. Reservations required.


Kid’s Jingo

Parents, while enjoying Beer & Bingo, drop the kids off for some special holiday Bingo fun of their own! Fun prizes will be awarded. $10 per child; includes snacks.

Offered at the Kids’ Nature Discovery Center, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain, every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00pm. Reservations required.


 

  • Services & Amenities

    Board Games – A selection of current games adds spice to a lazy afternoon.

    Bonfires – Get to know your neighbors at Big Cedar with a cozy evening around a campfire. Roast marshmallows and play lawn games.

    Canoes and Kayaks – You and your family will want to paddle to our historic Devils Pool and see if what they say is true.

    DVD Checkout – We have a wide variety of current movies to select from. Our movies are available at Guest Services in the Registration Building.

    Fitness Center – Our fully equipped gym offers everything from an 11-station machine workout circuit with eight aerobic apparatus to Olympic-style free weights and dumbbells.

    Horseshoes – Have a throw for fun or some light competition with companions.

    Hot Tubs – Enjoy the relaxation and rejuvenation our hot tub offers. Three convenient locations.

    Internet Access – Internet access is available at Truman Coffee & Cafe, the Registration Lobby, and in all Cabins and Rooms.

    Kiddie Pools – Our children's pools provides hours of fun for your little ones. (Open May through September.)

    Lazy River – Enjoy a relaxing swim in the lazy river.

    Miniature Golf – Put your mini-golf skills to the test. We have a newly designed nine-hole course that's fun for the whole family.

    Paddle Boats – Take a paddle boat out and around our cove on Table Rock Lake. The whole family will enjoy the scenery.

    Paved Jogging/Walking Trail – Our 5K trail is a great way to get your heart rate up while you tour the heart of the resort. Trail begins at the Fitness Center.

    Playground – Monkey bars, slide, and climbing apparatus are available for energy burning and memory-making.

    Sand Volleyball – Beautifully landscaped with a fantastic lake front view, our sand volleyball court will offer many hours of fun in the sun. You may check out volleyballs at Guest Services.

    Shuffleboard – Our shuffleboard court is located next to our sand volleyball court. You may check out shuffleboard equipment at Guest Services.

    Swimming Pools – Our heated outdoor swimming pools, open seasonally, allow fun and relaxation with a spectacular view of Table Rock Lake. Lakeside pool and hot tub, and our pool and hot tub at Devil's Pool are open from 10:00AM - 10:00PM. The Swimmin' Hole pool and hot tub are closed until March 26th, 2018. Brushey Creek indoor pool and outdoor hot tub are open year-round from 10:00AM - 10:00PM.

    *Hours of operation may be changed or events canceled at our discretion, based on the season, weather, or participation. Various services and activities open seasonally.

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