Generally we get away for Christmas to Niagara Falls, Ontario every year since 2012. This year we wanted to change it up and decided on 'The Briars', a resort and spa on Lake Simcoe approximately and hour's drive from Oshawa. The package we opted for was all inclusive commencing from December 23rd till December 26th.
Arriving just in time for the 'Cider Welcome' greeted by the friendly and helpful staff we started our adventure... After scouting around the property we visited 'Our Spot' in The Manor', one of the few dining rooms on the property. Following dinner we joined 'Jim Cronk' for music and dancing and then cocktails in the 'Drink Water Lounge' before calling it a night.
Since we missed the Adult pool time the night before, we decided to capitalize first thing in the morning. Having the entire pool and hot tub exclusive to us was just amazing and we had to force ourselves to vacate. The rest of the day was packed with fun, starting with a sumptuous breakfast, sleigh ride, lunch, cocktails, dinner, dancing and christmas carols to end the night. We opted out from a few events as we found a 'Pool Room' where we had to test our skills. Needless to say it was good time but happy no one else was around to watch the game.
Yes we got our pool time in... The day started with a lavish Christmas Day buffet breakfast, bonfire, punch party with Hors d'oeuvres and an extravagant mid-day Christmas Feast with complimentary wine. The events continued with 'Christmas Character Bingo', a light super with complimentary drinks and last but not least a 'Celtic Party' with Tom Leadbeater in the Great Hall.
Our last day concluded with a Boxing day breakfast in 'Our Spot', while looking out at the freezing rain which had come down with vengeance. The view was picture perfect and we enjoyed it till the end of our breakfast, as we had to work it off scraping the ice from our vehicle before the ride home.
All I can say is we will be back next year!!!