• Making Holiday Memories & Creating Family Traditions

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the splendor of the season at the AAA/CAA Five-Diamond award-winning Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Witness the resort transform into an enchanting winter wonderland during our sixth annual Christmas at the Princess festival November 19, 2015 through January 3, 2016. The Princess is the perfect destination to create holiday traditions and make holiday memories your family will cherish for years to come.

    Christmas at the Princess festival events and activities are open to the public and include:

    • NEW! Cast of holiday characters visiting from the North Pole: Christmas Princess Noel, Peppermint the Penguin and Selfie Elfie
    • NEW! S’mores land, a Christmas campfire area
    • NEW! Christmas petting zoo
    • MORE LIGHTS! Our spectacular Lagoon Lights featuring more than 2.8 million LED lights
    • 6,000 sq.ft. Desert Ice Holiday Rink
    • Magic Moments on Ice presented by the Ice Den Scottsdale
    • Four-story Christmas tree with 70,000 lights that twinkle to holiday songs
    • Enchanted Plaza featuring nightly 3D light shows
    • Princess Express Train rides throughout the Lagoons
    • Rides on the Christmas Carousel
    • Hanukkah Menorah lighting, latkes and applesauce
    • Photos with Santa in his Workshop
    • Nativity Garden Light Show – “The Story of Christmas”
    • The Christmas Shoppe at Kringle’s Korner offering gifts, gourmet food, seasonal beverages and more
    • Holiday menus and seasonal dining specials at the resort’s four signature restaurants
    • Winter cocktails served fireside at The Plaza Bar
    • Toys for Tots drop-off located at the front drive

    Take a glance at our 2015 holiday brochure for more details.

    Rink Side Fire Pit Rentals

    For the ultimate experience at the Desert Ice Skating Rink, luxury rink-side fire pit tables with s’mores, cocktails, hot cocoa and blankets are available for evening sessions. For more information click here or to book your reservation, please call (480) 513-6014 or click here.

    Parking and Entrance Fee

    • Parking and Entrance Fee are complimentary for hotel guests
    • Valet parking and entrance fee for local residents are complimentary with a $75 purchase at any resort restaurant
    • Entrance fee and parking for non-hotel guests: $30 for self-parking with up to 9 people per vehicle or $40 for valet after 4pm without dining

    Please note: Light shows, rides on the Princess Express Train and the Christmas Carousel are complimentary. Skating, Santa photos, shopping and dining are priced separately.