The holiday season is in full swing at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona. This romantic resort always feels like a world away to me, and it’s especially true during the Christmas festivities. The setting is inspired by Spain and the resort is at the foot of Camelback Mountain. The entire resort comes alive with color, lights and celebration. Here are some of my favorite holiday events at Omni Montelucia.

Celebración Navideña (Tree Lighting Ceremony)

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5-8 p.m. in Cortijo Plaza. 

Celebrate the annual tradition of the lighting of the 20-foot Christmas tree. Enjoy Spanish tapas, cookie decorating for the kids and complimentary photos with Santa. Bring your furry loved ones for specialty boutique shopping in support of the Arizona Animal Welfare, along with on-site pet adoptions. The tree lighting ceremony is free and open to the public.

Tree lighting at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Tree lighting at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Fireside Cocktails

Enjoy an evening sitting beside the fire and sip on signature cocktails designed for the season. I really love the patio here, especially when you can snuggle up with that special someone and enjoy the Arizona evenings under the stars. There are four signature drinks featured this holiday season. Check out the Brandy Ferdinanda brandy Alexander with a Spanish twist made with Torres brandy, saffron-infused cream and white creme de cacao.

Brandy Ferdinand at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Brandy Ferdinand at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Or try the Rioja Toddy, featuring Makers Mark bourbon, lemon, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg simple syrup for a taste of Spanish-style Christmas in a glass.

Rioja Toddy at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Rioja Toddy at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Go even more warm and Spanish-style with the Spanish Coffee, featuring fresh pressed coffee blended with Tia Maria, Grand Marnier and garnished with coco powder.

Spanish Coffee at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Spanish Coffee at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

For a lovely signature drink, opt for The Mbar Manhattan, featuring Templeton rye, Antica vermouth and Angostura bitters.

Mbar Manhattan at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Mbar Manhattan at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Fireside cocktails are available at Prado nighty from 5 to 10 p.m. for $15 each. Be sure to check out more about my experience with tapas at Prado here.

Breakfast With Santa

You can enjoy breakfast with Santa Saturdays in December (2, 9, 16 and 23), from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Valencia Lawn at the resort.

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa every Saturday morning in December at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa every Saturday morning in December at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Photos with Santa, cookie decorating and creating La Posada ornaments add to this memorable family breakfast event. Enjoy delicious fruits, breakfast breads, scrambled eggs, French toast, smoked bacon and crispy hash browns.

Holiday festivities at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

Holiday festivities at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy Omni Scottsdale

For reservations, call 480.627.3111. Breakfast with Santa is $45 per adult and $30 per child (ages 5 and under are free).

Be sure to catch all of the holiday events at Omni Montelucia online here. You can find out more about Omni Montelucia on Wander here.


Note: This is a sponsored post but I only work with brands I believe in and will gladly pass on to my readers. I recommend Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia for my readers and enjoy stays there myself.

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