To kick off the holiday season, we had a special guest visit four Great Wolf Lodge resorts and he arrived in a grandiose way –not his typical sleigh to say the least. You guessed it; our special guest was indeed Santa Claus who came to town riding in the Coca-Cola Caravan! (You have to see it to believe it – the 18-wheeler is decked out from bumper to bumper in holiday lights and festive décor. A truly amazing sight.) He also brought a very special friend, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, with him to join in the fun. Santa, the Polar Bear and the Coca-Cola Caravan made their way up the east coast visiting Great Wolf Lodge resorts in Concord, Williamsburg, Pocono Mountains and New England. The first stop they made was in Concord, North Carolina. Not only was it the first stop at a Great Wolf Lodge, but it was also the very first stop for the Coca-Cola Caravan this season.
The Caravan spent two days at each resort. While there, guests were able to get a photo taken with the big guy and see the Coca-Cola Caravan. The photos were a great souvenir for our guests, as they were printed right on-site and were ready to take home within seconds. The caravan even stayed lit outside the resort after Santa turned in for the night. (He needs lots of rest this time of year, you know.)
Guests at the Pocono Mountains must have been on the really, really nice list this year because the weather cooperated and they were able to get their photos taken with Santa outside next to the enormous Coca-Cola Caravan big rig!
During the four resort stops, over eight days, Great Wolf Lodge had over 4,200 guest photos taken with Santa and the Caravan! It was an amazing experience for all to see that’s for sure.
There was also a very special treat during the Williamsburg visit; Santa himself was there to help light the holiday tree in The Grand Lobby, signifying the official Snowland® kickoff. He also took tons of photos with all the wolf pups and joined in the first indoor snowfall of the season.
We had such a great time sharing the Coca-Cola Caravan experience with our guests this holiday season. Wishing you and your pack a Happy Howlidays from all your friends at Great Wolf Lodge and Coca-Cola.