Big Cedar Lodge at Night
November 28th, 2023

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

Big Cedar Lodge, Media Contact:

Jason Robinson
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Bass Pro Shop Hospitality
+1 417.339.5029 | [email protected]

RWS Global, Media Contact:

Kevin Kreczko
SVP, Business Development & Marketing
RWS Global
+1 716.310.7887 | [email protected] 

About RWS Global

As the world’s largest producer of groundbreaking live entertainment, RWS Global creates meaningful connections and customized experiences spanning from theatrical productions to events, multimedia and more. In 2024, the entertainment leaders expanded capabilities into live sporting events with the introduction of RWS Global Sports. 

Headquartered in New York, London, Cincinnati and Sydney with dedicated RWS Studios in NYC and the UK to serve its vast talent pipeline and client base, RWS Global serves major brands and corporations, theatres, cruise lines, sports properties, live venues, parks, resorts and more. Offering end-to-end services from ideation to operations, RWS Global’s team of world-class designers, creators, producers and visionary talent provide unrivaled scale, producing over one million live moments every day and employing over 8,000 individuals worldwide.

The RWS Global roster of clients includes Apple, Azamara, The Coca-Cola Company, Commonwealth Games, 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, International Cricket Council, Invictus Games, Lionsgate, Marella Cruises, MSC Cruises, Roompot, Rugby World Cup, 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 more. For more information, visit