These Festive Christmas Hotels Will Make Your Holiday Season Unforgettable
Are you looking for a festive place to stay during the Christmas holidays? From charming mountain lodges to glamorous city hotels, we’ve put together a list of 90 amazing Christmas hotels to get you into the holiday spirit. So pack your bags and get ready to celebrate Christmas in style!
Top Three Picks for Festive Christmas Hotels
72. The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences
Think magical sleigh rides with Santa, Hobbit Houses straight from middle earth, warm fireplaces, and snowy windows! Celebrate the holidays in your very own winter wonderland on 3500+ pristine acres.
Book a Maker’s Mark tasting dinner at The Preserve’s renowned Hobbit Houses. With décor reminiscent of the North Pole, this delectable dinner alongside loved ones and friends will seem like a real-life Christmas miracle.
For New Year’s Eve, bring your best Gatsby glam to the Double Barrel Kitchen for a delicious dinner and open bar with beer, wine, and specialty cocktails to ring in the new year. After that, you can have a meet and greet with world-renowned chef David Burke and dance the night away with a live band, fireworks, and dancing.
1. Bellagio (Las Vegas)
Las Vegas may not have snow, but the Bellagio has a festive experience that is unmatched in the US. Explore the holiday “Gingerbread Dreams” display at the iconic Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
This magical winter wonderland features a 7-foot-tall snowy Gingerbread Cottage, life-sized polar bears, and a 42-foot holiday tree. The Conservatory is open 24 hours a day during the holiday season and offers hot cocoa and seasonal treats in addition to unlimited opportunities to take beautiful holiday photos surrounded by tens of thousands of festive flowers.
After you have opened your Christmas gifts, spend the morning strolling through the incredible holiday display and treat yourself to a mouth-watering brunch at Sadelle’s overlooking the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Or spend your evening at Bellagio’s famous fountain show and revisit the “Gingerbread Dreams” display when it is lit up at night for a completely different (but equally spectacular) holiday experience.
2. The Broadmoor (Colorado Springs)
For over a century, the Broadmoor has been making holidays extraordinary for guests all across America. This year, they are going bigger and better than ever before with their holiday celebrations.
The Broadmoor ushered in the holiday season by filling the resort with over a million sparkling lights and unveiling its annual massive gingerbread display. Throughout the season, there will be gingerbread decorating classes for kids, special holiday dining menus in all outlets, Wassail Tea service, culinary and beverage demonstrations, Breakfasts with Santa, and other moments of cheer, including the resort’s 12 Days of Christmas, December 21-January 1.
Make sure to catch the Classic Broadmoor Holiday Show when you’re planning your holiday Events this year. It’s been a fan favorite for over 25 years. Or simply take a holiday stroll around the lake and soak in the festive scenery in beautiful Colorado Springs.
3. The Equestrian Hotel (Ocala, FL)
The Equestrian Hotel in Ocala, Florida, is aglow with more than one million twinkling lights, a 45-foot tall Christmas tree, and larger-than-life ornaments placed throughout the Grand Plaza. It’s impossible not to feel merry and bright during your stay at this spectacular Christmas hotel.
The Winter Wonderland Spectacular lasts until Saturday, December 24. Each week there are dozens of activities, such as shows and events with real-life toy soldiers and Victorian Carolers. You can even have breakfast with Santa or listen to Christmas stories.
Meander through the Christmas Tree Maze before roasting marshmallows and snuggling up with a cup of embellished hot cocoa, complete with your favorite toppings from the North Pole Cafe. As you stroll, keep an eye out for the gingerbread replica of the new hotel at the World Equestrian Center.
The Most Festive Christmas Hotels in the US By State
With so many incredible festive Christmas hotels and resorts offering a range of holiday events and decorations, we have listed each property by the state to help you narrow down your search. There are endless destinations to celebrate your traditions in style this holiday season.
4. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
This year marks the 13th annual Christmas at the Princess, an event held annually at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The celebration features more than 6.5 million lights, two outdoor ice skating rinks made of real ice, a 94-foot Ferris wheel, characters, rides, food, and more.
Set against the backdrop of Arizona’s McDowell Mountains, the AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland with its annual Christmas at the Princess festival until January 2, 2023.
The Christmas celebration is one of the largest in the Southwest, attracting more than 300,000 visitors over six weeks. The resort’s winter wonderlands are aglow with seasonal cheer, and guests of all ages are invited to rediscover the magic of the holidays with enticing activities from ice skating at the Desert Ice Rink, colorful light shows in the Enchanted Plaza to roasting marshmallows at S’mores Land and selfies with Santa.
For adults seeking an ideal holiday date night or evening out, Christmas at the Princess has many activities suitable for guests without children. New for this year is Chateau Champagne, a 21+ designated area that gives guests a semi-private firepit, elevated snacks and desserts, and, of course, plenty of champagne.
5. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Enjoy stunning views of Pinnacle Peak at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale’s Troon North while participating in their festive programming this winter. The complimentary ‘Kids for All Seasons’ program offers specialties such as Breakfast with Santa and Elf Tuck-Ins, including freshly baked cookies and an Arizona-themed storybook reading. These services are sure to thrill families.
Check out the holiday activities calendar for a chance to enjoy all the festive season has to offer. The vast selection of Yuletide cheer includes freshly roasted chestnuts, bourbon and chocolate pairings at Proof, live music, eggnog sampling, and holiday cookies
SOURCE: SAVOTEUR.COM | Casandra Karpiak