• It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the splendor of the season at the AAA Five Diamond award-winning Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Witness the resort transform into an enchanting winter wonderland during our Seventh Annual Christmas at the Princess festival November through January 2017. The Princess is the perfect destination to create holiday traditions and make holiday memories your family will cherish for years to come.

    Join us for our Seventh Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, this Nov. 22 from 5:30 to 10 pm to kick off Christmas at the Princess!

    Enjoy an evening of spectacular musical performances, a visit from Santa and his elves, an animated light and video show on the resort's façade and the lighting of our four-story, musically animated Christmas tree that boasts 70,000 LED lights that twinkle to 16 holiday songs.

    Looking for the top things to do this year at Christmas at the Princess? Scroll below!

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      NEW! Holiday Character Appearances

      Introducing yet another new cast of delightful holiday friends who are visiting from the North Pole this year: Graham, Princess Angelica and Shivers the Yeti. Meet them and our returning friends Christmas Princess Noel, Peppermint the Penguin and Selfie Elfie.

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      NEW! Enchanted Plaza Shows

      Don't miss this five-minute long, high-definition, one-of-a-kind video show featuring the story of The Night Before Christmas projected against the resort's facade. The resort's Christmas tree has 70,000 LED lights that twinkle and dance to 16 classic holiday songs in the Enchanted Plaza. During the day, this stunning four-story tree is decorated with dozens of glistening snowflakes and a five-foot snowflake tree topper.

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      Desert Ice Skating Rink

      Made with real ice, skaters experience magical rinkside snowfalls each night. *Additional costs apply.

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      Breakfast with Santa & Friends

      Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa and his friends at this magical pajama party, with surprises and delights at every turn. Reservations required by calling 480-585-2694.

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      NEW! Christmas Tree Forest & S'mores Land

      Join our newest, cuddly, s'mores-loving friend Graham at his new home where you can roast marshmallows and make memories around an enchanting campfire while being surrounded by dozens of twinkling Christmas trees and the starry night sky.

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      Lagoon Lights

      Enjoy more than 3 million LED lights as you stroll or ride the Princess Express train through the resort's majestic lagoons. Displays include swans floating on the water, a buccaneer pirate ship, a mermaid, 14-foot poinsettias, a teddy bear, toy soldiers, a fishing Santa, leaping arches mimicking a water show, Nessie the 30-foot Loch Ness Monster, menorah, dreidels, a 3D whale, five skating penguins, a candy cane forest and more.

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      NEW! Photos with Santa Experience

      Join Santa in his magical new Scottsdale workshop located at the Princess overlook. The young and young-at-heart can have photos taken with Kris Kringle himself while meeting a few of his favorite friends as you wait. Stop by and meet Jolly Ol' Saint Nick every night through December 23, 2016. *Additional costs apply.

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      Rinkside Fire Pit Rentals

      For the ultimate experience at the Desert Ice Skating Rink, luxury rinkside 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.

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      Princess Express

      Hitch a ride on the Princess Express offering complimentary rides around the resort's lagoons to spectators of all ages.

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      Holiday Shopping

      Kringle’s Korner Holiday Shoppe offers wintery wear, seasonal decor, collectible ornaments, snow globes, train whistles, Selfie Elfie and Elf on the Shelf toys, gourmet chocolates and more. Do your holiday shopping at the resort's boutiques: men’s Maverick store, Anna J women’s boutique or health and beauty items at Well & Being Spa’s Community Market. Complimentary gift wrapping is available.

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      Christmas Carousel

      Take a spin on the Christmas Carousel, where dozens of galloping horses glitter 'round and 'round. Open evenings and rides are complimentary.

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      Nativity Garden

      The resort's Fragrance Garden becomes the Nativity Garden, where an 88-foot narrated light and music show tells the story of Christmas. Seating is provided for the 10-minute program.

    Self-parking for hotel guests included complimentary in the Daily Resort Fee. Valet parking and entrance for local residents complimentary with a $75 purchase at any resort restaurant. Self-parking for non-hotel guests $35 per vehicle. Valet for non-hotel, non-dining guests $55 per vehicle. Entry to S'mores Land including the new Polar Glide, Christmas Carousel and Princess Express Train $5 per person. Skating, photos with Santa, shopping and dining are priced separately.

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