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What’s Happening at The Cliffs This Holiday Season

Nov 10, 2021

13 Holiday Events Taking Place This Year at The Cliffs

We can all agree that spending the holiday season with family, friends, and loved ones is the greatest gift of all. Here at The Cliffs, we are here to help you create cherished holiday memories, and make the season one to remember.

With the holidays just around the corner, now’s the time to start planning your social events for the end of the year. To help you get organized early on, we’ve compiled a list of 13 events to look forward to at The Cliffs. So, members, grab your calendar, and let’s take a look at this year’s events! 

1. Christmas Tree Lighting –– November 30

Start the holiday season at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting event. Each ornament is carefully placed on the tree to create a magnificent Christmas display that is sure to get you in the spirit of the season. This family-friendly event will feature carolers, warm holiday beverages, and tasty sweet treats. 

2. Gingerbread House Decorating –– December 3

Decorating gingerbread houses is a classic holiday tradition, and this year, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is hosting a private event inspired by this tradition. Socialize with fellow members and put your artistic talents to the teas as you make your very own gingerbread masterpiece. Or, bring along the little ones in your family and help them decorate their adorable houses with colorful icing, gumdrops, candy canes, and other sweet treats.

3. Holiday Classic Golf Tournament –– December 4

This December, experience the thrill of a competitive round of golf at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this course is framed by streams, woodlands, and fields of farmland to create a natural golfing experience unlike any other. During the Holiday Classic, members will have the opportunity to enjoy the course in its winter form, making for an exciting day out on the course. Members, be sure to reserve your spot early to ensure you can participate.   

4. Toys for Tots –– December 4

This holiday season, give back to those in need with our Toys for Tots –– a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that aims to provide children with Christmas gifts whose families cannot afford to buy them. The fundraising event will be held at The Cliffs Valley, so be sure to stop by and support this worthy cause by donating items. 

5. Couples 12 Holes of Christmas –– December 12 

Grab your partner and head out to the course at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards for a friendly game of golf. With eight holes on the shores of Lake Keowee and several more winding within the vineyards, this Tom Fazio signature course is truly a sight to behold. This member tournament will feature a 12-course round of golf played in pairs. Again, we recommend registering early to reserve your spot!

6. Chef’s Table Holiday Wine Dinner –– December 12 

Chef Shawn at Keowee Falls invites you to take a seat at the Chef’s Table for this end-of-year culinary masterpiece. The multi-course dinner will highlight some holiday classics as well modern flavors. This curated event will pair our Sommelier’s pick of wines with each dish.  

7. Holiday Wine Dinner –– December 15 

If you are a wine enthusiast, you’ll want to save the date for our Holiday Wine dinner at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste our latest additions to our wine collection over a fine dining experience hosted by our esteemed chefs. During the dinner, attendees will receive expert pairing options from our team of a dozen sommeliers and have the opportunity to discuss their favorite wines with other guests. 

8. Ugly Sweater Party –– December 17 

From colorful lights and festive garland to outrageous patterns and funky designs, nothing says it’s the holidays like an ugly sweater Christmas party. And this year, you’re invited to our annual event at The Cliffs at Mountain Park. So, grab the “ugliest” sweater you can find and head over to the wellness center for good food, drink, and laughs.

9. Polar Bear Open –– December 17 

A cross country golf event at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs where the course is played backwards! By “backwards” we mean it is played from a teeing ground of one hole and played backwards to the previous hole’s green. This event at The Cliffs is a four person scramble for 12 holes. 

There are two options for courses –– a fun course and a Polar Bear course. The fun course is more par 3’s and short holes for our novice or beginners to enjoy. While the Polar Bear course is a much longer, more creative, and challenging experience! Join us for a thrilling end-of-season event and see the golf course from a quite unusual perspective!

10. Winter Wonderland Holiday Gala –– December 18

Next on the list is the Winter Wonderland Holiday Gala hosted by The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. Our semi-formal holiday gathering will include an upscale menu put together by our celebrated culinary team. During the candlelit dinner, guests can enjoy holiday classics played by a live string quartet. 

11. Home for the Holidays –– December 24 

For those members who aren’t traveling this holiday season, we offer a Home for the Holidays menu from each club on Christmas Eve. Choose from a selection of proteins, priced by the pound, such as turkey, ham, beef tenderloin, etc, accompaniments including vegetables, casseroles, and starches, as well as add-ons like gravy, rolls, sauces, and pies. Contact your member services department to find out more about your club’s offerings.

12. Flapjacks, Flannel, & Frost Brunch –– December 26

Keep the celebration going with our Flapjacks, Flannel, & Frost Brunch held at The Cliffs at Glassy. Members are invited to dress in their favorite flannel attire and enjoy a special brunch hosted by our culinary team. Featuring pancakes as the main dish, fresh fruit, mimosas, and other classic brunch favorites, this is a wonderful way to catch up with friends after the Christmas holiday. 

13. New Years Eve Celebration –– December 31

After yet another eventful year, it’s safe to say that we can all look forward to new beginnings in 2022 –– and what better way to ring in the New Year than with your friends and family at The Cliffs! This year, we will be celebrating at three different communities including The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, The Cliffs Valley, and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards.

Seasonal Fun Awaits at The Cliffs 

Throughout the year, our team at The Cliffs hosts regular upscale events at our many exclusive clubhouses and private venues. From club tennis or golf tournaments to themed dinners, there is always something happening at The Cliffs for our members

If you would like to learn how you can join in on the fun –– all year long, contact our Real Estate Sales Team. They will sit down with you to walk you through our seven premier communities, answer any questions you may have. Following the initial consultation, the team will schedule a tour to help you determine which community is best suited to your style of living. So, what are you waiting for –– your new life as a member of The Cliffs awaits! Click below to get started. 

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