Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa beckons guests to join its festivities and to close out the year with a cheery “adieu” to holiday hassle. Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the award-winning Scottsdale resort is taking Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations to new heights with elegant cuisine, jovial dancing and tons of holiday spirit, ensuring guests and locals feel right at home for the holidays.


For Christmas Day dinner, Sanctuary’s acclaimed elements restaurant will feature breathtaking views of Paradise Valley as well as an unforgettable four-course dinner by executive chef and Food Network Star Beau MacMillan. Served from 12 to 8 p.m. at $105 per person, plus tax and gratuity, menu highlights will include escargot potpie with spinach, garlic confit, and cremini mushrooms; roasted California squab with foie gras risotto, caramelized Asian pear, pickled beech mushrooms and black pepper caramel sauce; crab stuffed petrale sole with haricot vert, pomme frittes and sauce meuniere; prime New York strip with salsify puree, king trumpet mushrooms, balsamic onions and bone marrow marmalade; and roasted vegetable wellington with gruyere cheese, asparagus, roasted mushrooms, spinach, squash and red pepper coulis. Dessert selections will include cranberry apple gallette with almond frangipane, cardamom crème anglaise and rosemary gelato; and jivara milk chocolate mousse with peppermint whipped ganache, shortbread crumble and crystallized mint. Children ages 6-12 dine for $25; ages 5 and under dine free.

New Year’s Eve

Guests can toast 2017 one last time with a sophisticated sit-down affair at elements or ring in the New Year with music and dancing at jade bar. Presenting an inspired four-course menu by Chef MacMillan, elements will offer two seating times. The first seating takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is priced at $150 per person. The second seating, which includes a complimentary Champagne toast, party favors and admission to the jade bar celebration takes place from 8 to 10:30 p.m. and is priced at $185 per person.  Meanwhile at jade bar, the New Year’s Eve bash begins at 8 p.m. and goes on till 1 a.m., complete with a dancefloor and live music by DJ Hybrid that is sure to pack the dance floor. Priced at $1,000 for a table of four and $1,500 for a table of six, the Dinner Package includes a four-course prix fixe holiday menu, bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne and party favors. Tax and gratuity are additional, and space is limited.

Reservations for all holiday events are required and can be made by calling 480-607-2300. Room rates for New Year’s Eve start at $595 per night.

Private Events

Holiday hosts can add a touch of sparkle to their own private gatherings with a festive lunch, dazzling cocktail reception or sophisticated gala dinner at one of Sanctuary’s many event spaces. Backed by a dedicated special events staff and an award-winning food and beverage team, it’s bound to be the highlight of the season. Party packages start at $45 per person. With the purchase of a party package, groups will receive a choice of a complimentary welcome signature cocktail, sparkling holiday centerpieces and votive candles, or a $100 resort gift certificate.

Sanctuary’s holiday party experts can be reached at 888-416-7809. More information is available at

About Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

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. The resort enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa. Managed by Westroc Hospitality, Sanctuary is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Legend Collection, affording guests access to the iPrefer guest loyalty program. Sanctuary is a consistent recipient of the travel industry’s most prestigious awards. Learn about Sanctuary at or connect online through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For reservations, call 480-948-2100.

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