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Events at Big Cedar Lodge

Plan your visit to our little slice of the Ozarks. See what events are coming up, or check out our Adventure Planners to see the activities scheduled during your stay with us. We look forward to celebrating with you at Big Cedar Lodge!

If you have further questions about any of our events or activities, contact Guest Services at 1.800.225.6343.




 2014 Schedule of Events



Gather around our table this Thanksgiving and enjoy more time with your friends and family as the Big Cedar Culinary Team prepares a feast fit for a king. Thanksgiving Day dining options include: 

The Worman House Thanksgiving Buffet: We are offering your favorite holiday fare including made-to-order Belgian waffles, omelets, oysters on the half shell, smoked salmon and of course carved turkey along with delicious desserts and so much more. Entertainment will also be featured. Adults: $42.95; Children (4-12 years): $18.95. Children three and under are complimentary. Offered on Thursday, November 27th from 9:30am-9:30pm. Reservations required. 

Osage Restaurant & Buffalo Bar Thanksgiving Buffet: Join us at Top of the Rock and experience an unforgettable Thanksgiving meal. Our Culinary Team will prepare plenty of traditional favorites along with a few surprises. Adults: $42.95; Children (4-12 years): $18.95. Children three and under are complimentary. Offered on Thursday, November 27th from 11:00am-7:00pm. Reservations required. 

Devil’s Pool Restaurant Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet: Highlight the holiday with made-to-order omelets, a complete range of breakfast items, delicious lunch entrees and wonderfully rich desserts. Adults: $36.95; Children (4-12 years): $15.95. Children three and under are complimentary. Offered on Thursday, November 27th from 10:00am-3:00pm. Reservations required.

Thanksgiving Celebration Activities for Big Cedar Guests

Tom the Turkey Welcome Bonfire: Come meet Tom the Turkey, play lawn games and eat s’mores around the campfire. Don’t forget to ask the Big Cedar Activities Team about all the fun activities happening at Big Cedar during your stay! This event is complimentary to overnight guests of Big Cedar only. Offered at the Truman Bonfire Site on Wednesday, November 26th from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Gobble Wobble 5K Turkey Trot: Walk off your Turkey Day feast on our scenic 5K (3.2 mile) route. Tom the Turkey will be there to help kick everything off. The first 50 participants to cross the finish line will receive a complimentary prize. This event is complimentary to overnight guests of Big Cedar only. Meet at the Kids’ Fishing Pond on Friday, November 28th at 9:30am. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Tom the Turkey Scavenger Hunt: Grab your teammates and race other teams around the Big Cedar property in search of Tom the Turkey. $25 per team. Two to six members per team. The Scavenger Hunt will take place on Friday, November 28th from 2:00pm-3:00pm. Contact Guest Services for location and reservations. Appropriate footwear is strongly recommended.

Third Annual Turkey Shootout: Sign up to try your hand at our Turkey Shootout! Prizes will be awarded to our top shooters. This event is complimentary to overnight guests of Big Cedar only. Offered to ages 6 and older on Saturday, November 29th at 3:00pm. Contact Guest Services for location and reservations.


20th: Cooking 101 - New Years Eve Party. Reservations required.

31st: Ring in the New Year at Big Cedar and Top of the Rock. Firework displays at both locations. 




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