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.
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 Ferdinand, a brandy Alexander with a Spanish twist made with Torres brandy, saffron-infused cream and white creme de cacao.
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.
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.
For a lovely signature drink, opt for The Mbar Manhattan, featuring Templeton rye, Antica vermouth and Angostura bitters.
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.
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.
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.
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