Events at The Osthoff Resort
Events at The Osthoff Resort









Special Events at The Osthoff Resort

Old World Christmas Market - December 2 - 11, 2016
Experience the holiday “gemütlichkeit” of a traditional European Christmas Market, reminiscent of the centuries-old German Christkindlesmarkt. International and regional artisans displaying their specialty wares, European delicacies, German Christmas music and Father Christmas are all a part of the 19th annual Old World Christmas Market. Admission is $6 per adult, children 14 and under are complimentary with an adult ticketholder. Discounted ticket prices for groups of 10 or more are available.
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Traditional German Press Cookie Demo - December 2, 2016
Ms. Connie Meisinger will demonstrate how to press and mold Springerle cookies. Cookies will be on display and available to guests for sampling. Cookie molds will be available for purchase. This free event is open to the public, from 4-5:30 pm, in the Elk Room.

Traditional German Press Cookie Class - December 3, 2016
Learn to make "too pretty to eat" pressed cookies. Sample both traditional anise and citrus flavored Springerle cookies, and learn about the peculiarities and techniques of dough preparation, cookie pressing, drying and baking this Bavarian Alps holiday favorite. Students will also be instructed on and experience molding and baking spicy gingerbread cookies. Recipes and instructions provided and students take home samples of molded cookies. Traditional cookie molds will be available for purchase.
$95 per person, plus tax. Limited to 12 students.

Holiday Workshops and Hayrides- December 3, 10 & 17, 2016
Join us for traditional Christmas cookie decorating, ornament making and hayrides during the Christmas season.

Breakfast with Santa - December 3, 10 & 17, 2016
Join us for the arrival of Santa Claus as he gathers last-minute requests from children of all ages. This family event includes a knee-high breakfast buffet, Christmas caroling and a special gift for the children from Santa’s sack of surprises. Bring your camera and capture memorable moments!
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Brunch with St. Nicholas and His Reindeer - December 4 & 11, 2016
Families are invited to join St. Nicholas for a special holiday brunch buffet. Accompanying St. Nicholas from the North Pole are some of his trusty reindeer. Don’t forget your camera!
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Christmas Eve at The Osthoff Resort - December 24, 2016
Families are invited to enjoy Christmas Eve Day with traditional activities including an old-fashioned horse-drawn haywagon ride, hot chocolate, and Christmas cookies.

Christmas at The Osthoff Resort - December 25, 2016
Youngsters will wake up Christmas Day morning to find a stocking full of treats, games and a special gift from the jolly old elf! Our sumptuous Christmas Day Brunch Buffet is a wonderful time spent in the company of family and friends.

Christmas Day Buffet - December 25, 2016
Spend time with family and friends enjoying our sumptuous Christmas Day Buffet.

New Year's Eve at The Osthoff Resort- December 31, 2016
Ring in 2017 at Lola’s on the Lake Restaurant & Lounge. Guests receive a complimentary glass of champagne with the purchase of an entrée. Quiet Storm will perform from 9 PM -1 AM and is an established R&B/Variety cover band based out of Chicago. Music styles include Old School R&B, Funk, Rock, Blues and Smooth Jazz. Party favors and a champagne toast offered at midnight.
Abler Boys will be performing in the Elk Room from 9 PM -1 AM, with a champagne toast at midnight.

Bier Dinner at Elkhart Inn - January 26, 2017
Join us for a special evening featuring a delectable dinner paired with the unique and seasonal craft beers of 3 Sheeps Brewing Company, winner of the 2012 RateBeer Award for Best New Brewery in Wisconsin.

Big Band Gala - March 3 - 5, 2017
Dance away your winter doldrums and swing into spring at The Osthoff Resort’s Big Band Gala. Capturing the splendor of the enchanting Big Band era, this weekend includes elegant dining, luxurious accommodations, professional dance instruction and ballroom dancing.

Top Chef Elkhart Lake - March 12, 2017
An afternoon of gourmet food and fine wine.  Join your friends and neighbors for an exciting afternoon sampling an elegant tasting menu of outstanding gourmet food prepared live by the area’s finest chefs.  Your vote will help decide Elkhart Lake’s 2017 Top Chef.

Easter Activities for Children - April 15, 2017
Participate in an “eggs-traordinary” Easter celebration with special children’s workshops and an egg hunt.

Easter Buffet - April 16, 2017
Join us on Easter Sunday for our sumptuous buffet!

Jazz on the Vine - May 12 -14, 2017
A spectacular weekend of dynamic performances by world-renowned jazz musicians and samplings of over 100 domestic and international wines. Enjoy eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by our award-winning Osthoff chefs.
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Mother's Day Brunch - May 14, 2017
Treat your mother to a spectacular brunch on her special day. Special live jazz music by Marcell Guyton.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet - November 23, 2017
Spend time with family and friends enjoying our fantastic Thanksgiving Day Buffet.

Big Band Gala

Jazz on the Vine

Old World Christmas Market
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Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
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