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Christmas & New Year's Eve

Friday December 16, 2016 - Monday January 2, 2017

Welcome to The Briars for the holiday season. We hope you enjoy your stay and wish you a magical time during this special season.

The Sibbald Family

Our overnight pacakges include:

  • Overnight Accommodations

  • Use of Resort Facilities including games room, indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, fitness room and various cosy sitting rooms

  • Full Activities Program (see below)

  • Delicious gourmet meals, including all our festive feature menus!

Contact us for more details or to book your Christmas or New Year's Eve Getaway today. Call 1-800-465-2376.

A FANTASTIC Way to Unwind before Christmas

From December 16th to 23rd, it's a lovely quiet time - at special reduced rates - to relax before the rush. Saturday evening there is dancing and midweek there are spa specials daily. You will often find you have quiet corners to yourself relax and read. Starting December Friday 23rd through Monday January 2nd there are special Holiday Programs and Events daily as well as some very special meals: 


Festive Menus

Throughout the Christmas Holiday Period we feature a number of special menus, meant to make you feel at home in true holiday fashion. You can view the following menus by clicking on the links to explore all the festive goodies headed your way throughout your Christmas and New Year's Getaway.
Christmas Eve Buffet ~ Dec 24th, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Christmas & New Year's Breakfast Buffet ~ Dec 25, 8:30 - 9:30am & Jan 1, 9:00 - 10:30am
Christmas Day Feast
~ Dec 25, 2:15pm
Elves Supper ~ Dec 25, 7:00 - 7:45pm
New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Buffet ~ Dec 31, 6:30 - 8:30pm


Christmas & New Year's Recreation Schedule

*please note this schedule is a draft and subject to change.

Friday December 23rd

  • 3:00pm   Mulled Cider Welcome

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 7:15pm   Spirit of Christmas - Jim Cronk Live Entertainment

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

Saturday December 24th - Christmas Eve

  • 8:30 - 9:30am   Breakfast

  • 10:30am   Guided Country Walk

  • 11:00am   Gentle Yoga

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 1:30pm onwards   Sleigh or Hay Rides & Hot Chocolate

  • 2:30pm   Making treats for the birds

  • 3:00pm   Mulled Cider Welcome

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Festive Buffet Dinner

  • 8:30pm   Christmas Eve Party with Music, Caroling and fun! Enjoy a complimentary cocktail

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

  • 10:00pm   Late Show Feature Film

sunday December 25th - Christmas Day

  • 8:30 - 9:30am   Christmas Day Breakfast buffet 

  • 10:30am   Annual Christmas Day Crazy Golf Tournament & Bonfire

  • 1:30pm   Punch Party & Hors D'Oeuvres

  • 2:15pm   Traditional mid-day Christmas Feast with complimentary white wine

  • 5:00pm   Matinee Movie

  • 7-7:45pm   Elves Supper - a light sandwich supper with complimentary drinks

  • 7:00 - 10:00pm   Celtic Party with Tom Leadbeater

  • 9:45pm   Candlelight & Quiet

monday December 26th - Boxing Day

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 12:00 onwards   Lunch is available in our Lounge for those staying on. Dining Room closed until dinner.

  • 4:00pm   Intermediate Yoga

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 6:30 - 11:00pm   DJ Dance - Dining Room (after 10:00pm adults only)

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

tuesday December 27th

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 10:30am   Complimentary Ski Rentals

  • 10:45am   Guided Ski Tour (Guided Hike if no snow)

  • 11:00am   History Room & Tour

  • 11:30am   Bonfire with Mulled Wine

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 2:00pm   Chaotic Exotics

  • 4:00pm   Gentle Yoga

  • 6:00 - 8:00pm   Dinner 

  • 6:00 - 8:30pm Dining Room - Jane Loewen at the piano

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

wednesday December 28th

  • 8:30 - 9:30am   Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 10:30am   Complimentary Ski Rentals

  • 10:30am   Nordic Walk

  • 11:30am   Bonfire with Mulled Wine

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 1:30pm onwards   Sleigh or Hay Rides & Hot Chocolate

  • 4:00pm   Sun Salutation Yoga

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 8:00 - 10:00pm   Campfire, guitar, songs and s'mores with Jane (Great Hall)  

  • 8:45pm   Feature Film

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

thursday December 29th

  • 8:30 - 9:30am   Breakfast

  • 10:30am   Drumming Fun for everyone - Great Hall  

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 2:30pm   Making treats for the birds with naturalist Sean 

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 7:00 - 10:00pm   Tom Leadbeater Entertains

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

friday December 30th

  • 8:30 - 9:30am   Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 10:30am   Free Ski Rentals (90 min)

  • 10:30am   History Walking Tour

  • 11:00am   Gentle Yoga

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 4:00pm   Candle Crafts

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 7:30 - 10:00pm   Jim Cronk Entertains - Join the Sibbald Family for some dancing & a complimentary cocktail.

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

  • 10:00pm   Late Show Feature Film

saturday December 31st - New Year's Eve

  • 8:30 - 9:30am   Breakfast

  • 10:30am   Guided Country Walk

  • 11:30am   Bonfire with Mulled Wine

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 1:30 onwards   Sleigh or Hay Rides & Hot Chocolate

  • 3:00pm Scottish Country Dance Lesson   

  • 6:30 - 8:30pm   Gala New Year's Eve Buffet

  • 7:00 - 1:00am   Dancing Entertainment TBA

  • **Please note that effective Dec 27, any new bookings for the evening (overnight or event only) will be seated for dinner in Drinkwaters or Jalna. In these locations you can't hear the band very well. After dinner, you are welcome to relax in the Library or Drawing room, near the band, and proceed to the dance floor from there.  

sunday January 1st - New Year's Day

  • 9:00 - 10:30am   Special New Year's Day Breakfast buffet

  • 9:00am   Spa Open - Book in Advance

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 3:00pm   Movie Matinee

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 6:30 - 8:30pm   Larry Baguley on the pianoin Dining Room 

  • 8:45pm   Traditional New Year's Night Torch light Parade

  • 9:15pm   Bonfire with Hot Toddies

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

monday January 2nd

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 10:30am   Country Walk

  • 10:30am   Nordic Walk

  • 11:30am   Mulled Wine & Hot Chocolate

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 6:00pm   Dinner

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool