Christmas at the Lake

Sometimes laughter is the best Christmas gift you can give someone.

And Country Lake Christian Retreat hopes that to be the case in a couple of weeks as it hosts Christmas at the Lake for two special nights, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11.

Each night will include a festive dinner and a performance by Christian comedy duo Bean & Bailey.

Country Lake Executive Director Ross Knecht joked that the only downside is that his “face always hurts from laughing too much following their show.”

“It’s hard not to feel the warmth of the holiday season when you have a cozy fireplace, a hot cup of coffee and good company to share it with,” Knecht said. “We have a long tradition of Christmas dinners at Country Lake but—like so many other great events—COVID caused us to cancel in 2020. We are more than excited to bring back this special celebration. It’s an opportunity to unplug from the daily grind and be refreshed, renewed and ultimately refocused on the true purpose of Christmas.”

A romantic overnight option is available on Friday night and includes accommodations in the Main Lodge & Conference Center along with breakfast on Saturday.

Knecht said this is a great getaway for couples.

“It serves as a perfect date night, small group outing or neighborhood get-together,” Knecht added. “One of the truly special things that has grown over the years is the romantic overnight stay for married couples. I have been amazed at the number of people who have brought their kids to summer camps, but had no idea that that we have a beautiful 52-room hotel and conference center. Christmas is a wonderful season to visit Country Lake for the first time.”

Bean and Bailey’s mission is to bring clean, wholesome humor to audiences across America.