There’s no place like the Emerson Resort & Spa for the holidays! Starting at the end of November, Christmas arrives at our Catskills resort with a traditional display of sparkling outdoor lights and festive decorations throughout the property, the beloved Emerson Christmas tree, and a few new surprises. Celebrate the season with a Catskills retreat, immersed in a winter wonderland and surrounded by the spirit of Christmas. 

A Catskills Retreat Filled with Christmas Cheer 

The holiday wonders never cease at our boutique hotel in Upstate New York. You’re sure to marvel at our Miniature Gingerbread Snow Globe Village on display in Woodnotes Grille, featuring over 200 miniature gingerbread creations housed in a variety of apothecary jars. Each piece is embossed with woodgrain, baked, and then meticulously assembled and lit with LED lights.

Head to the Great Room in our Catskills mountain resort and gaze upon the splendor of our very own “Mitten Tree.” Based on the beloved children’s book by Hudson Valley author Candace Christiansen, we adorn the Emerson Mitten Tree with over 100 mitten and hat ornaments embossed with sweater patterns as well as salt-dough snowflake ornaments. Purchase your very own copy of The Mitten Tree, available at The Shops at Emerson at $13.95 each. 

Visit Ralph’s Café for an imaginary climb up Candy Cane Mountain. Our brightly lit candy cane tree stands tall amid gingerbread houses, gingerbread skiers, and spice drop and ribbon candy trees. You’re sure to find yourself “hooked” by this charming display made with over 350 candy canes, eight batches of royal icing, and six batches of fragrant gingerbread. Bring some holiday spirit home with you by purchasing some festive peppermint pigs, advent calendars, Hanukkah chocolate coins, or bags of candy to create your own gingerbread house or candy mountain from The Shops at Emerson.

Spacious Lodgings, Holiday Packages, & So Much More!

Soak in the Emerson Resort & Spa’s resplendent holiday decor during your Catskills retreat. Get cozy with your significant other in your spacious accommodations, with the additional seasonal zeal of our decorative Christmas add-on. Consider our assortment of pre-made gift packages for your loved ones, and ask about our customization options. Create cherished memories at our Upstate New York resort for an unforgettable holiday experience. To learn more about our fantastic offerings, please give us a call at  845-688-2828, option 0.