Hotels are gearing up for the holiday season, kicking off with Thanksgiving here in the U.S. From a luxurious spin on traditional meals to entire events for people of all ages, each brand seems to be very unique in their holiday offerings.
One hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, seems to have a fairly diverse set of holiday offerings.
Beginning November 17, guests can enjoy the Holiday “FantaSeaLand” Spectacular, a gingerbread display created by the resort’s pastry team. A tree lighting ceremony with live music, tasty treats, and a visit from Santa is the following day.
Guests visiting Thanksgiving day can attend an early afternoon buffet complete with cookie decorating for the kids at ocean front Pavilions, or visit the Raya or ecoSTEAK for evening offerings.
The hotel also puts on the Surfing Santa Contest to benefit Surfers healing, a foundation that seeks to enrich the lives of those with Autism by exposing them to the surfing experience. Other charitable events hosted by this hotel include a Teddy Bear Tea, the Thanks-for-Giving Buffet, and a Happy Howl-iday Yappy Hour, where pets and owners celebrate the season with donations for an animal shelter.
This is not a complete list of offerings, they also have Holiday Tea, Enchanted Story-Telling, and more. Everybody can participate, celebrate, and help others in need.
Other hotels are finding their own niche during the holidays, from Black Friday shopping to New Year’s Eve parties. I’d love to hear more about the special events planned at your hotel in the comments below. Have you found a unique offering?