With the holiday season upon us we have compiled some of the locations around the Valley that are offering up Christmas Dinner. Enjoy a stress-free meal that is guaranteed to wow everyone and enjoy spending time together with friends and family this holiday season.

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Sunday, December 25, 2016 from noon to 9 pm
In the heart of Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is hosting a slew of fantastic holiday art and specials! Enjoy stress-free dining with friends and family without all the shopping, prepping, cooking and the kitchen cleanup!  Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café will be serving a special holiday buffet on Christmas Day. Reservations are required. For information, call 480-624-1202.


The Phoenician

Sunday, December 25, 2016 seating available from 10 am to 2 pm
Enjoy Christmas Day Brunch at the gorgeous AAA Five Diamond Phoenician with a bountiful carving stations featuring fine cuts of meat; seafood selections; an array of salads and seasonal offerings; all capped by an enticing assortment of decadent desserts. Reservations required:  480-423-2530.


The Hermosa Inn & LON’s

Saturday, December 24, 2016 from 4 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 25, 2016 from Noon – 8 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas with a pre-fixe three-course menu prepared by the LON’s culinary team and toast to the new holiday memories that will be created with family and friends. Highlights on the holiday menu include sweet potato bisque, crispy duck confit, smoked prime rib, butternut squash risotto, dry-aged heritage pork chop, and for dessert eggnog cheesecake and chocolate peppermint mousse. Reservations required and can be made at 602.955.7878 or online at LONs.com.

Hermosa Inn - Lon's back patio

LON's back patio at The Hermosa Inn. Photo courtesy The Hermosa Inn

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

Sunday, December 25 from to noon to 7 p.m.
The Point Hilton Squaw Peak resort invites you to enjoy a delectable selection of entrées including rosemary roasted beef short ribs, Arizona honey-baked ham and red steelhead trout. Herb red bliss potatoes, roasted winter vegetables, ancient grains and butternut squash risotto are also on the menu in addition to a mixture of fresh winter salads, charcuterie and cheese boards and assorted desserts. Reservations required, please call 602.997.5850.

Enjoy dinner at Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs

Enjoy dinner at Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs

Hotel Valley Ho

Sunday, December 25, 2916 seating available from 10 am to 2 pm.
Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale is serving up holiday cheer this Christmas Day. Enjoy fresh seasonal salads, chilled seafood, prime rib, honey ham, truffle mashed potatoes, festive sweets and much more. Dinner specials include Braised Goose with roasted sweet potatoes and Slow Roasted Prime Rib, plus Egg Nog Crème Brûlee and Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert. Reservations for the buffet and restaurant can be made at 480.421.7997.hotel-valley-ho-christmas-dining-at-zuzu

Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North

Saturday, December 24, 2016 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm.
Sunday, December 25, 2016

  • Proof: 7 am to 1 pm
  • Talavera: noon to 6 pm

For Christmas Eve Talavera is hosting a special three-course holiday dinner to include acorn squash soup encroute or hamachi crudo; herb-crusted eye of the ribeye or seared branzino; and warm molasses cake with egg nog ice cream or chocolate ginger custard. For a more casual option, Christmas Eve in Proof will feature the “Greatest Hits” menu alongside a traditional holiday favorite, smoked prime rib.

Proof will start bright and early Christmas Day with a breakfast buffet. Talavera will be featuring a Christmas dinner buffet sure to please any palate. Guests will have plenty of tempting options including exotic salads; cooked-to-order diver scallops and wagyu short rib ravioli; an interactive dim sum station with smoked duck; and an expansive dessert display. Reservations are required and can be made at http://www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale/.


Sanctuary on Camelback's elements

Sunday, December 25, 2016 from noon to 9 pm
Wrapped in glass to maximize the breathtaking views of Paradise Valley below, elements will serve as an unforgettable setting for Christmas Day dinner. A festive four-course, prix fixe menu will be offered at one of the country’s most lauded luxury resorts, Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale.


elements at Sanctuary on Camelback. Photo courtesy Sanctuary on Camelback

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Sunday, December 25, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm & 4 pm to 9 pm
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails located at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering the following for Christmas Day Christmas Breakfast Buffet and a Christmas Dinner Regular dinner menu with Christmas special including Blackened Rib Eye or Miso Glazed Sea Bass. Reservations recommended: 602-258-0231.

The Lawless cocktail at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails offers up the aroma of tobacco. Photo by Susan Lanier-Graham

The Lawless cocktail at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails offers up the aroma of tobacco. Photo by Susan Lanier-Graham 

Christmas is always a busy time. If you can stop into one of these lovely hotels in Phoenix for Christmas dinner and find a way to reduce a little stress, it can only help make the holidays a little more merry and bright. We at Wander With Wonder hope that wherever you are this holiday season, you are surrounded by friends and family. We hope that your New Year is filled with peace, happiness and that all of your travel dreams come true.

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