We visited the Abbey Resort for
first time this past summer and we had a fantastic time.
Celebrating their 50 Year Anniversary along with a renovation, the
Resort sported a refreshed modern look while keeping their original
distinctive architecture. I could go on and on about the awesome
renovation, the marina with boat rentals and a really fun arcade
with an air hockey table and pool table. They also had free bicycle
rentals, access to a beach, a relaxing spa and more! This time
around though, we were more interested in seeing what the Abbey
Resort offered during the holidays.
After a weekend full of Christmas songs, hot
chocolate and cookies, a tree lighting ceremony and of course, a
chance to see Santa, I am pleased to say that the Abbey Resort will
no doubt get your family in the holiday spirit!
One of the reasons that we love the Abbey is that
there is always something to do. Our recent stay was no exception.
The Abbey Resort provides tons of holiday activities that will make
any Scrooge smile. We were able to visit "Santa's Workshop" for
crafting fun including making our own stockings, ornaments and a
cute little sweet treat! Plus, any place that has marshmallows
ready for dipping in chocolate is always a plus in my kids' book!
Other fun holiday activities include a yuletide bonfire and
Christmas movies in the small theater room or even at the fun
If you love Christmas songs, the 'Christmas
Remembered' show will no doubt get the entire family in the holiday
spirit. In fact, as we left the show, my entire family - including
my three-year-old - was humming songs all the way to our room. The
evening show may have proved to be a little too late for our
toddlers, but they do offer matinee shows.
The highlight of our stay was, of course, brunch
with Santa. We didn't have to worry about fighting crowds or
waiting in line. We could just enjoy one-on-one time with the jolly
old man! It was the perfect way to end our trip at the Abbey
Cheryl Eugenio is a wife and mommy to two toddler boys who are officially addicted to traveling and exploring Chicagoland and beyond.
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