Christmas at the Wilderness

It’s the most wonderful and exciting time of the year!

December will be filled with all sorts of events from Santa Visits, special family activities in our WildKids Club room, and even our Take Flight ride, The Polar Express™ – Journey to the North Pole has been upgraded for an even longer and thrilling experience. Also, make sure to check out our amazing Christmas Buffet menu below at Camp Social. Tell the family they’ve been good this year, and book your December getaway to the Wilderness Resort today!

See all current event details and happenings below, and be sure to check back often as more are added.

Christmas Dinner Menu


  • Santa Visits

    December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23 & 24 | 9 AM -11 AM

    He’s here! Santa will be making his yearly visit to the Wilderness. He’ll be posing for pictures and talking with children.
    Santa will be seated just outside of our WildKids Club room on the lower level of Take Flight. The best entrance to Take Flight/WildKids Club is through Camp Social, located on the second level of the New Frontier lobby.
  • WildKids Club Events

    December 4, 11, & 18 | 1PM – 2 PM

    Our WildKids’ team will be decorating Christmas cookies with children in our WildKids’ room in the Take Flight building.

The Polar Express™ – Journey to the North Pole


NOW PLAYING. NEW FOR 2021, If you enjoyed Polar Express™ last year at Take Flight, you’ll want to come back and check out the longer extended cut version complete with new scenes and an even better, more thrilling, motion seat experience! Based on the inspiring and beloved movie classic. This new cinematic experience, starring Tom Hanks, features classic scenes from the movie and will leave you on the edge of your seat. Hang on as a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride that will have you twisting and turning along down the track to visit Santa at the North Pole. This is one attraction you won’t want to miss! This experience will run through January 17, 2022


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Additional Holiday Offers:


  • Candy Cabin will have memorable holiday treats, including special edition hand-dipped “Golden Ticket” Believe Chocolate Bars. Inside, the wrapper of every Believe Chocolate Bar includes a prize. We are giving away over 1 MILLION arcade tickets redeemable at any of our Mega Arcades. Some lucky winners may receive a $100 arcade gift card, and one GRAND PRIZE (1:5000) winner will receive a $250 Wilderness Gift Card. Each Chocolate Bar is a winner!
  • The Burger Bar will again be serving up their Polar Express-o’s made with a shot of locally roasted Espresso with white chocolate and peppermint syrup blended in vanilla ice cream served with whipped cream, candy cane, and snowflake sprinkles. An adult version of the drink can be made with peppermint vodka and a light crème de cacao. Also, don’t miss out on our new Spiked Holiday Eggnog made with locally crafted Wollersheim Brandy blended with eggnog in a holiday-sprinkle rimmed glass topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. The Spiked Holiday Eggnog will be available Dec. 17-31.
  • Klondike Pizza Kitchen will also bring back their popular “All Aboard for the Polar Express Pizza Package,” which includes:
    ○ Large 1-topping pizza

    ○ An order of breadsticks
    ○ A 2-liter bottle of soda
    ○ Plus, you’ll get a special Polar Express desert package that includes six candy canes and six Christmas sugar cookies.


Holiday Fireside Dinner Buffet

December 25 | 4 PM – 9 PM | ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT

Make plans now to join us at Camp Social on Christmas night. Reservations for this special dinner buffet are required.

Featured items include:
  • Chef Carved Honey Glazed Ham
  • Roast Beef w/ mushroom and onion au jus
  • Oven Roasted Turkey
  • Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes & Turkey Gravy
  • Herbed Cornbread Stuffing
  • Tri-Colored Tortellini w/ Alfredo sauce
  • Haricot Vert Almondine
  • Brown Butter Honey Parisian Carrots
  • Sweet Buttered Bi-color Corn
  • Brandied Cranberry Sauce
  • Cranberry Fluff
  • Classic Garden Salad w/ choice of dressing
  • Holiday Apple Salad
  • Dinner Rolls

For the Little Campers:
  • Chicken Nuggets W/ ranch or BBQ sauce
  • French Fries
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Jell-O Cubes

  • Gingerbread
  • Cookies Sugar Cookies
  • Lemon Bars
  • Peppermint Brownies

Holiday Buffet Prices:
Adults (13-Over)   $27.99
Kids (4-12)             $13.99
Kids (0-3)               Free

Call (800) 867-9453 today to make your dinner reservation. Reservations needed.