Christmas In July 2017
Over the weekend at The Dunes Resort, we celebrated Christmas in July, one of our most anticipated weekends of the year. Christmas in July 2017 was our best ever. This festive weekend brings a devout group of regulars, as well as many first time guests.
We at The Dunes have been lucky to see the same faces over the course of decades. We hear time and time again from guests’ visiting Saugatuck-Douglas that their best experiences come from meeting new people from all over the country.
The weekend kicked off on Friday with acclaimed resident DJ, Doug Roberts, as he lit up the dance floor and world class cabaret performers, Kelly and Rick, bringing down the house in the cabaret. The Dunes provides a powerhouse of talent, and this weekend they delivered one hell of a show after another. The positive energy that our guests created has carried well into this week. This is a party that just doesn’t want to stop.
Saturday morning at the pool was an experience not to be missed.
Beautiful men, fabulous women, and fierce drag queens were ready to keep the momentum alive…
Dunes Diva, Dia Elektra, rolled out with a cotton candy machine and things got really sticky. Candy shots, chocolate martinis, and sugar rimmed cocktails had everyone licking their fingers and posing for pictures. The only way to beat the heat was by jumping in the pool, where our cocktail servers were pouring even more cocktails. The Dunes Pool was the place to be, it just might be the happiest place on earth, for certain the Mid West.
Saturday night was an epic nightclub experience, for guests as well as The Dunes team. Kelly and Rick are one of our favorite cabaret acts, their talent is matched by their class and they draw a crowd that doesn’t want the show to end. Saturday night Kelly delivered an encore performance that ended with entire room on their feet with applause. The beats DJ Doug provided were irresistible, even the owners couldn’t help but dance. And dance… And dance into Sunday Tea.
Our Christmas Tea is a favorite for many, especially one group of guests who have been at it for years. The Christmas parade from their hotel suites to the Tea Dance Deck is a sight to be seen, and every year brings a new theme. This year the theme was Bowlicious, and the costumes were a glorious mess of ribbon, garland, tinsel, and glitter.
The Sunday Tea Dance was the kind of festivity that only happens at The Dunes. Five hours of non stop dance anthems from Olivia Newton John’s Xanadu to Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You. The party wasn’t over when the speakers pumped out Last Dance by Donna Summer; guests grabbed another cocktail from the bar and hit the cabaret for our Dunes Divas Drag Show.
Dunes Resort Show Director, Lavender LaRue, along with her ensemble cast of Drag Superstars shut it down! The Dunes Divas show cast, 2017 Miss Dunes, Jasinya Sanchez, Gabriella Stratton Galore, and Dia Elektra, along with Anna Mosity, and Emma Saphire slayed the stage with all star performances. Our girls are show stoppers, and they gave our guests everything they had to offer and left everyone begging for more.
Christmas in July at The Dunes Resort was the place to be, and this week will provide more of the same magnetic energy. As Saugatuck-Douglas prepares for Venetian Weekend, we are getting ready to welcome back the legendary performer, Miss Conception, world renowned DJ, Ralphi Rosario, and we are busting out the pumps for another chance to strut our stuff at High Heel Tea.