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Special Events

Stay with us where it's always warm and sunny in Orlando!  Enjoy endless fun and activities during your stay including special events and holidays.

Check out our monthly Escape Spa specials and add relaxation to your list of activities.

the grove resort in orlando's life-size gingerbread house

Make Your Stay Even Sweeter

Visit Our Life-Size Gingerbread House

The team at The Grove designed a life-size Gingerbread House to make your stay with us even sweeter! Have the entire family join us for holiday fun and see our Gingerbread House, plus our Breakfast with Santa, Stocking Delivery to Your Suite, and much more. Make this holiday season your most memorable yet!

We are a Toys for Tots drop-off location if you want to donate a new, unwrapped toy at our Gingerbread House by December 10th. As a thank you for donating, stop by our front desk to grab your candy cane!

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Breakfast with Santa – Valencia Restaurant

Get in the holiday spirit with a delicious breakfast spread, festive music, and of course, Santa Claus! Help Santa in his workshop with fun crafts and activities for kids.
Saturday, December 5, 12, & 19, 2020 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am | $29.00 per person | Kids 10 and Under Eat Free

Treats & Sweets – Element Lounge

Enjoy yummy sugar cookies, hot chocolate, and adult-style hot chocolate to warm up this season at Element Lounge! Plus the little ones can enjoy holiday crafts while Christmas music plays.
Saturday, December 5, 12, & 19, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Prices may vary

Stocking Delivery to Your Suite

During your stay, Santa’s elves will be delivering stockings filled with goodies straight to your suite. For reservations, please email our recreation team here. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.
Available for December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, and 24, 2020 | $20 per stocking

Santa's Winter Workshop – Activity Center

'Tis the season for some holiday crafts at our Activity Center. We have Holiday Glass Etching, Santa Hat Decorating, Ornament Decorating, and much more available for you to enjoy.
Available for December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20, 2020| 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Prices may vary

Holiday Pool Party – Surfari Water Park

Enjoy family-friendly holiday games including a snowball toss and much more!
Thursday, December 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Prices may vary

Christmas Brunch Buffet – Valencia Restaurant

Join us for a holiday feast at Valencia Restaurant with all your holiday breakfast favorites while hanging out in your PJs.
Friday, December 25, 2020 | 9:30 am – 3:00 pm | $35 per person | Kids 10 and Under Eat Free

Christmas Dinner in Your Suite

Enjoy a traditional Christmas meal for the whole family without all of the mess besides opening your presents. Pick-up your Christmas meal at Element to enjoy in your suite as you celebrate together. Call ext. 1581 to order your meal today. If you order by December 15, 2020, you can enjoy 10% off!
Friday, December 25, 2020 | 11:00 am - 8:00 pm | Meal for 4: $150 plus tax | Meals must be ordered by December 22, 2020.

Family Style Dinner – Valencia Restaurant

Let us do the cooking and clean up as you relax and enjoy time with family and friends. Indulge in a true family event of all your holiday favorites.
Friday, December 25, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | $80 for Two | $160 for Four | Kids 10 and Under Eat Free

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New Year

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New Year’s Eve Dinner – Valencia Restaurant

Kick-off the New Year with a three-course dinner at Valencia Restaurant with a complimentary glass of champagne for adults. After a delectable dinner, enjoy complimentary admission to our New Year’s Eve Bash at Longboard Bar & Grill.
Thursday, December 31, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $60.00 per person | Kids 10 and Under Eat Free
Reservations recommended, please see our Reservation Terms and Conditions.

Kid's New Year's Eve Party – Activity Center

Children ages 4-12 will have the chance to ring in the New Year with our recreation team! The party includes dinner at 7:00 pm, New Year’s Eve gear, and a balloon drop. Register in advance in the Activity Center or email us here. Children must be dropped off before 7:00 pm for dinner. Children must be toilet trained for this event.
Thursday, December 31, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 1:00 am | $15 per hour

New Year’s Eve Bash – Longboard Bar & Grill

Dance the night away to the beats of the DJ from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm and then a live band from 11:00 pm - 1:00 am. Watch the ball drop on the inflatable big screen and enjoy Longboard’s late-night menu plus the event includes a glass of champagne for adults. Purchase your tickets before December 21, 2020 to enjoy our special ticket pricing - $10 per adult | $5 per child | $60 per adult inclusive for drinks. For more information, email our Recreation team here.
Thursday, December 31, 2020 | 7:00 pm – 1:00 am | $15 per adult | $10 per child | $80 per adult inclusive for drinks

New Year's Celebration - Element Lounge

For those who want a more relaxing experience, visit our Element Lounge for a live pianist, bourbon flights, and specialty drinks to ring in the new year!
Thursday, December 31, 2020 | 10:00 pm – 1:00 am | Prices may vary

Pizza Station - Alfresco Market

Finish off the night with a slice of pizza from Alfresco Market at our pizza station.
Friday, January 1, 2021 | 12:00 am – 2:00 am | Prices may vary

Hangover Brunch - Valencia Restaurant

Recover and start the new year right at Valencia with all your brunch favorites plus a Mimosa and Tito's Bloody Mary Bar.
Friday, January 1, 2021 | 9:30 am – 3:00 pm | $35 per person | Kids 10 and Under Eat Free
Reservations recommended, please see our Reservation Terms and Conditions.

New Year, New Face - Escape Spa

Start the new year off fresh with our “New Year, New Face” peel that removes dull and uneven skin tone. Your skin will be feeling illuminated and rejuvenated, so don’t miss this one-day-only special on January 1, 2021.
Friday, January 1, 2021 | 30 MIN - $50 | *20% Gratuity will be applied to all services.

Game Day Specials - Longboard Bar & Grill and The Springs Bar & Grill

Join us for game day specials like buckets for $20 and 5 beers for $10 as you watch the game on our flat-screen TVs.
Friday, January 1, 2021 | Prices may vary

All activities and hours are subject to change without notice. All outdoor activities are weather permitting.

*Reservation Terms and Condition

If you arrive late to your reservation, simply approach the hostess stand and advise them of your late arrival, and original reservation time. They'll be able to check back in the system to confirm your reservation and will then advise you if they are still able to accommodate your party. This will possibly depend on your party size, restaurant's capacity for the evening, and how late you are.

In most cases, your name will be re-inserted into the seating queue following the time you've arrived for check-in (not by your original, 'booked' time), and you'll be seated at the next available table for your party size.

If you completely miss a reservation, nothing will 'happen' unless it was a reservation that required a credit card guarantee (i.e. groups larger than 8 people). Where this is the case, a 'per person' penalty fee will apply and be charged to your card on file.

Keep in mind that it is requested & recommended that you arrive at check-in for dining, 15 minutes before your reservation time.

Gratuity is not included.