It’s Jingle Bells JW Marriott Style at Their New Holiday Pop-Up Bar, The Arctic Lodge
At JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa it’s Jingle Bells time at their new pop-up bar, The Arctic Lodge, which is open to the public!
Dashing through the Texas Hill Country, in one-horse open carriage rides,
O’er the waterpark we go, passing the waterslides
Festive cocktails are served, making spirits bright,
What fun it is to visit and drink at the Arctic Lodge tonight. Oh!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has a new holiday pop-up bar!
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is thrilled to announce their new holiday pop-up bar, The Arctic Lodge, is open to the public and decked out in decor to celebrate the season. The Arctic Lodge at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa joins other holiday pop-up bars in San Antonio such as Miracle at the Esquire Tavern ad Snowbound at Chicken N Pickle.
The Arctic Lodge is the resort’s water park restaurant converted into a holiday pop-up bar enclosed with twinkling lights, hanging snowflakes, Christmas trees, wreaths, and more decor to exude the holiday spirit within. Nine festive holiday cocktails – one for every reindeer on their night off – are featured. Each reindeer shared their favorite below.
Nine Festive Holiday Cocktails
Dasher – Fizz Navidad: Gray Whale Gin, Lemon, Egg White, Simple Syrup, Soda
Dancer – Up to Snow Good: Bacardi Rum, Coconut, Evaporated Milk, Cinnamon
Prancer – Treat Yo’Elf: Carolans Irish Cream, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Chocolate Syrup, Peppermint (Served Frozen)
Vixon – Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal: RumChata Rum Cream, Hot Chocolate
Comet – Are You Feeling Santa-mental: Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Mint, Cranberry, Simple Syrup
Cupid – Run, Run As Fast As You Can: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Espresso, Gingerbread Syrup, Kahlua
Donner – North Pole Mule: Maker’s Mark, Ginger Beer, Fresh Lime
Blitzen – Mull It Over: Redemption Bourbon, Warm Apple Cider
Rudolph – Under the Mistletoe: Patrón Tequila, Lime Juice, Triple Sec, Agave, Rosemary (Served on the Rocks)
Bartenders dressed in their best ugly Christmas sweaters are stirring up the cocktails in themed glasses; holiday craft beers and cider cans, including Karbach Brewing Co.’s Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Red Ale, Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale, V!VA Ski San Antonio Vanilla Porter, and Austin Eastciders Cherry Lime Cider, Hill Country Honey Blonde which the resort partnered with Freetail Brewing Company to create, and other draft beers.
Guests that have worked up an appetite after enjoying the resort’s nightly light show, holiday crafts, and visits from Santa’s reindeer can enjoy festive snacks including spiced crackers & pimento cheese, candied pecan popcorn, peanut butter & chocolate muddy buddies, pistachio cranberry biscotti, pumpkin cherry bread, and peppermint chocolate bark.
The Arctic Lodge will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. through December 30. The address is 23808 Resort Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78261. Parking is free.
Not only is The Arctic Lodge a destination in itself, it is among the many holiday activities that the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa offers. Guests of the resort can enjoy a nightly light show with thousands of twinkling lights synchronized to holiday tunes, horse drawn carriage rides in the Texas Hill Country, The Hill Country Wonderland Suite which is a holiday themed suite available to book, visits from live reindeer, a Yeti Cabin with singing yeti animatronics and holiday-decorated cabin, reindeer and penguin animatronics, visits from Santa, s’mores making by the outdoor firepit with festive toppings, Elf on the Shelf DIY scavenger hunt, dedicated mailbox for letters to Santa, holiday cooking decorating, and much more.