2020 Holiday Season at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

The holidays are quickly approaching and while the season looks very different this year, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is open and still spreading holiday cheer – safely. From Christmas Dinner To Go, socially distant shopping, and the chance to give to those in need, here is a list of this year’s specials and events.

Gallery of Shops Holiday Event

This holiday season, shop small and local at the Gallery of Shops. With free parking and smaller crowds, you can shop safely and socially distant while crossing gifts off your list. Visit the Gallery of Shops on Saturday, December 12 from 10am-6pm for a special holiday shopping event. Enjoy 20% off in all shops, complimentary gift wrapping with purchase, free hot chocolate from Whirligigs Candy & More with a purchase in any shop, free gift with purchase from participating stores, and enter to win gifts from Mudpie.

Christmas Dinner To Go

Our Aerie Thanksgiving To Go was a huge success! 214 meals were prepared, serving nearly 900 people. We have decided to double the offer with both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner To Go. Indulge in an expertly prepared Christmas feast in the comfort of your own home. No shopping and no pots or pans to clean, our professional chefs do the work for you. This $119 precooked meal serves four and features a winter chop salad, dauphinoise potatoes, grilled and roasted bistro steak, Atlantic salmon with pineapple cilantro chutney, delectable side dishes, and delicious red velvet yule log! Take home this special meal on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Spa Week of Giving

The holidays are also the season of giving and this year, more than ever, is the perfect time to help those in need. Spa Grand Traverse is working to help end hunger in our community with Spa Week of Giving. Join us from December 18-24th and Spa Grand Traverse will donate $5 from every 50-minute spa treatment to a local food bank. Relax and unwind for a good cause this holiday season.

Honoring Our Healthcare Heroes

Speaking of the season of giving, Spa Grand Traverse would also like to celebrate our local healthcare heroes this holiday season. Our healthcare workers have dedicated themselves beyond belief the last 10 months and deserve the chance to relax and be pampered. We want to hear stories about how local healthcare heroes have gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the Spa Grand Traverse Facebook page to submit your nomination. Four winners will be picked on December 24.

Resort and Spa Gift Cards

Looking for the gift that keeps on giving? Purchase a Grand Traverse Resort and Spa gift card! Receive a $10 bonus gift card for every $100 worth of gift cards you purchase, up to $500. New this year, purchase $500 in gift cards and receive a voucher for 50% off a night stay in the Tower. Gift cards can be purchased at the lobby front desk or online. You can also treat yourself while giving the gift of relaxation to somebody else with a Spa Grand Traverse gift card. Receive $25 in spa bonus bucks for every $100 of digital Spa Grand Traverse gift cards you purchase. Both offers are valid until December 31, 2020.

New Year’s Eve

Ring in the new year your way! Celebrate the arrival of 2021 with a package that lets you celebrate in style and safety. Our New Year’s Eve Your Way Package includes a bottle of champagne, party favors, a $100 Resort credit, plus special savings at Spa Grand Traverse and our Gallery of Shops.

Looking to celebrate from the comfort of your own home? We’ve got you covered with New Year’s Eve Dinner To Go. Ring in the new year with a special $119 four-person spread featuring a chef’s charcuterie, herb pepper crusted bistro steak with horseradish cream, truffle whipped baked potatoes, assorted chocolate truffles, and more. This meal is the perfect way to say goodbye to 2020.

Don’t forget to stop by the Resort to see the beautiful Christmas decorations, check out the homemade gingerbread house (you can smell the deliciousness even through your mask!) and write letters to Santa. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

About Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Nestled among the freshwater beaches and hardwood forests of Traverse City, MI, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is miles away from ordinary. Featuring nearly 600 guest rooms and 86,500 square feet of meeting space, the 900-acre property is one of Michigan’s premier resort destinations. The Resort is also home to three championship golf courses, the renowned Spa Grand Traverse, and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. Visit or call 800-236-1577 to learn more.