Make Family Memories that Last a Lifetime this Holiday Season

Give your family the gift of holiday travel and bring your loved ones to the North Shore at Odyssey Resorts. Now is the time to take advantage of our special Black Friday offers.


Our destinations are perfect getaways to celebrate the best of the holiday season and bond with those you care for most. Odyssey Resorts provides the best in winter recreation, festive events, delicious food, and more. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite local activities that are sure to make this a holiday season one that the whole family will remember.

Minn. North Shore Winter Activities & Attractions

If you’re looking to spend time in a winter wonderland this holiday season? Look no further than Minneosta’s North Shore. The North Shore along Lake Superior during winter is truly the hidden gem season to travel. From frozen waterfalls and ice sculptures along the shoreline to magically still snow covered forest that you can explore by ski, snowshoe, fat bike, or even dog-sled. Make the most of your time off during the holidays and embrass winter adventure!

Crowds are Nonexistent | No Bugs (not even one mosquitoe)  |  Lower Lodging Rates

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Alpine Skiing

Lutsen Mountains

I hope you took extra time off beacuse you’ll need more than a couple days to explore all of Lutsen Mountains. Located beside Caribou Highlands Lodge. Guests have easy access to the largest and best ski area in the Midwest, spanning more than 1,000 acres and four interconnected peaks. There are 95 runs of varying difficulty to choose. Don’t forget to take a moment to look around and enjoy the beautiful scenery overlooking Lake Superior from the mountain.  The season begins mid-November.

Spirit Mountain 

Want to spend a day on the slopes but also check out Duluth’s bustling arts and craft community? Then head to Beacon Pointe to get discounted day passes to Spirit Mountain and other deals from our local partners; Glensheen Masnion, Zietgist Arts Cafe, Duluth Coffee Compnay, Ursa Minore Brewing, Wild State Cider, and Solve Entertainment to name a few. Just ask the front desk for details upon arrival.

For Your Holiday Spirit

Bentleyville Tour of Lights

The Bentleyville Tour of Lights is the largest free walk through lighting display in the United States and is open Nov. 23 – Dec. 28. This family friendly event features more than 5 million lights decorated throughout a 20-acre park located beside Lake Superior. Stroll through glowing displays and dazzling creations. This vivid exhibition offers a stunning experience that will delight all ages. Learn more at

Holiday Treats

The holidays mean seasonal treats. And the North Shore has plenty of places to grab a slice of pumpkin pie or a warm cookie. Choose from an assortment of one-of-a-kind and freshly made creations from the many local restaurants nearby. Guest favorites include Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, New Scenic Café in Duluth, and Lemon Wolf Café in Beaver Bay.

Winter Adventure

Cross-County Skiing & Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are great activities to capture the magic of the holiday season while getting in some exercise.  Rent your equipment or bring your own, and then go explore the vast collection of trails and experiences in the area. After the trek, stop by one of our bars and restaurants to warm up with a hot drink or bite to eat in front of a warm fire. You’ve earned it.

There are countless more things to see and do on the North Shore during the holidays.  Book a trip to today with Odyssey Resorts for the perfect holiday family vacation and start planning your family’s getaway.