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Delight in a winter wonderland at Suncadia Resort's Winterfest

The season of sweaters, hot cocoa and cozy nights by the fire is fast approaching, and there’s no better place to spend it than at Suncadia Resort. Only two hours outside of Seattle, Suncadia offers fun family activities throughout the year and has a special appeal during the holiday season.

Because the resort gives families a chance to get away from the stressors and responsibilities of home, it helps them set worries aside and really enjoy time together, in the moment, away from chores and distractions.

Here’s an overview of some of the fun events and activities you’ll encounter at Suncadia this holiday season.

Joyous Events

Tree Lighting Celebration | Nov. 24, 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy live holiday music at Dawson Park as the entire Suncadia property is transformed into an illuminated winter wonderland, complete with a 25-foot Douglas fir for the holiday season. Santa will be available from 6:30-8 p.m. for photos!

8th Annual Running of the Elk 5k | Nov. 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 at the start of the race and throughout the run, participants can pick up accessories like a red nose and bell to complete their elken ensemble. Little ones can also get moving with a one-mile fun run.

Holiday Bazaar | Nov. 24-25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Start your shopping early this year at the Holiday Bazaar and Arts & Crafts show at Suncadia at the Rialto Ballroom at The Lodge at Suncadia. Snap a photo of your little ones with Santa from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. when he visits from the North Pole.

Delicious Holiday Dining

Cooking a complete holiday dinner is certainly rewarding, but it’s also a heck of a lot of work. When you spend your holidays at Suncadia, you can leave the prep, cooking and cleanup to the kitchen staff and enjoy a relaxing holiday meal from the comfort of the table. On the schedule this year you can find:


  • Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner | Nov. 23, 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Plated Plymouth Dinner | Nov. 23 3:00-8:00pm
  • Thanksgiving Take-Home Dinner | Pick-up Nov. 22-24, 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm


  • Breakfast with Santa and Friends | Nov 26, Dec 10, 17, 24, 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet | Dec 24, 11:00am-4:00pm, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Cozy Christmas Dinner | Dec 24 & 25, 3:00-8:00pm
  • Christmas Day Dinner Buffet | Dec 25, 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Christmas Take-Home Dinner | Pick-up Dec 24 & 25 - 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

If it’s been years since you relied on someone else to host, cook and clean up holiday dinner, letting Suncadia do the work could be a nice holiday gift to yourself!

Fun Outdoor Activities

Building snow forts, waging in snowball fights and crafting silly snowmen are all perfect wintertime activities, but Suncadia has a few special surprises for active family fun.

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. Rent some skates, get an all-day pass and zoom around to your heart’s content.

Rope-Tow Inner Tubing

Experience the thrill of the hill with Suncadia’s snow tubing! Inner tubes are included with lift ticket purchase and this activity is safe enough for little ones and still exciting enough to delight adults.

To learn more about the holiday fun Suncadia, a Destination Hotel has in store and plan your visit, head to or check out a handy digital booklet at From story time with Princess Frostine to the musical stylings of holiday carolers, there’s tons to see, hear and do at Suncadia throughout the holiday season.