Big Cedar Lodge, Top of the Rock and RWS Global Brighten Up Home for the Holidays this Season in a Whole New Light
New York, NY – November 28, 2023 – Big Cedar Lodge, America’s premier wilderness resort, nestled in the heart of the Ozarks is thrilled to announce a magical partnership with RWS Global, a leader in creating live experiences around the world. Together, Big Cedar Lodge and RWS Global are set to transform the holiday season into an unforgettable Christmas experience for families and friends of all ages.
This holiday collaboration promises to bring the Spirit of Christmas to life in a spectacular way, combining the rustic charm of Big Cedar Lodge with the theatrical expertise of RWS Global. Guests can expect a captivating blend of holiday traditions and modern entertainment, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Craig Laurie, Chief Creative Officer of RWS Global states that both experiences are unique and amazing in their own way, “When you enter the property, no matter what season, you are transported to a magical place, but this holiday we have created experiences you will never forget. At Top of the Rock, we take you on a story – a journey of history, culture, light and sound and when you get to Big Cedar, we celebrate the traditions that everyone loves, and it all comes with amazing instagrammable moments. It truly is a holiday experience that you cannot get anywhere else.”
Highlights of the Experience include:
Top of the Rock
⁃ An over 2-and-a-half-mile experience interweaving lights, sculptures and stories
⁃ Animal sculptures that tower 3 stories high
⁃ An original soundtrack incorporating classic holiday themes and Native American influences.
⁃ A natural cave which houses a bar for refreshments
Big Cedar Lodge
⁃ Oversized festive holiday sculptures
⁃ A new original soundtrack featured in the guest tram tour that guides the experience
⁃ Sculptures inspired by the animals of the Ozarks, including elk, bears, bison and deer
⁃ A new Nativity Scene
“The partnership between Big Cedar Lodge and RWS Global truly embodies the holiday spirit,” said Debbie Bennett, President of Hospitality at Bass Pro Shops. “Our collaborative efforts have created an unparalleled Christmas Experience for our guests, offering them a memorable way to celebrate the season with their loved ones.”
The Christmas Experience at Big Cedar Lodge, in partnership with RWS Global, will run until December 31, with some winter offerings extending through February 2024.
Extended offerings include:
⁃ Big Cedar Lodge: Home for the Holidays ice rink- available to be booked through February 5
⁃ Top of the Rock: Nature at Night on the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail- dates are available daily through January 7thand then Friday, Saturday, and Sunday dates available through February 25th.
This collaboration is set to become an annual tradition, bringing joy and wonder to all who visit.
For more information and to book your Christmas Experience at Big Cedar Lodge, please visit bigcedar.com.
About RWS Global
Headquartered in New York City, London and Cincinnati, RWS Global, the world’s largest producer of live experiences, provides ideation, design, technical, casting and operation services to create extraordinary entertainment, live events, exhibits, destinations, décor and brand attractions.
On land, at sea and everywhere in between, RWS Global produces over one million live moments every day. RWS Global employs a diverse team of world-class designers, creators, producers and more, including the casting and recruitment of over 8,000 performers and technicians annually. RWS Studios, located in New York City and the UK, comprises over 100,000 combined square feet of creative and meeting spaces, a costume shop, rehearsal studios, performer housing, fully equipped casting studios, acoustically treated music rooms and more.
RWS Global serves an impressive roster of clients that includes Apple, Azamara, The Coca-Cola Company, Crayola, Europa-Park Resort, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, The FRIENDS™ Experience by Original X Productions, Hard Rock Resorts, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Holland America Line, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Lionsgate, Marella Cruises, MSC Cruises, P&O Cruises, Cunard Cruises, Roompot, Six Flags, Space Center Houston, TUI Group, Vera Wang, Warner Bros., Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway, Chicago the Musical, Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes and many more. For more information, visit rwsglobal.com.