• 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 Eighth Annual Christmas at the Princess festival November 22, 2017 through December 31, 2017. 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 is open nightly. Hours vary by day, check below as more information becomes available over the coming weeks.

    • Festive Fun Throughout The Resort
    • Desert Ice Skating Rink

      Made with real ice, the resort’s 6,000 sq. ft. Desert Ice Skating Rink provides skaters the opportunity to experience a classic winter tradition surrounded by the beauty of the Scottsdale desert and starry night sky, along with magical rinkside snowfalls nightly. Recognized as one of the "Top Ten Holiday Ice Rinks in the World" by the Vancouver Sun. $25 per person with a $5 discount if you bring your own ice skates.

    • NEW! Build-A-Bear Workshop

      This winter, Build-A-Bear Workshop fans can find the brand’s one-of-a-kind holiday experience right on property! Guests of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to build their beary own stuffed animal at the workshop. Choose from an assortment of cheery clothing, accessories, scents and sounds, each sold separately. Bear adoptions starting at $20.

    • Enchanted Plaza Shows

      Don't miss this five-minute, one-of-a-kind HD video show projected against the resort's facade. The resort's Christmas tree has 70,000 LED lights that twinkle and dance to 17 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.

    • Santa’s Secret Headquarters

      Join Santa inside his magical new Secret Headquarters, where the young and young-at-heart can have family photos taken with Kris Kringle himself while meeting a few of his favorite friends along the way. Stop by and meet Jolly Ol' Saint Nick every night through December 24, 2017. Photo packages available for purchase starting at $35.

    • NEW! Copper Canyon Christmas Village Light Show

      Enjoy inspiring holiday music at our Copper Canyon Village framed with lights synchronized to holiday songs and new amazing 'Visions of Christmas' tree. Open nightly December 8-31.

    • S’mores Land

      Travel through La Hacienda Plaza to an enchanting land. Join our newest friend Graham, a squishable s’more, at his home where you can roast marshmallows around a campfire in a Christmas Tree Forest, take a glittering whirl on the Christmas Carousel and Frosty’s Ferris Wheel, adopt a cuddly friend at the new Build-A-Bear experience (separate fee) and don't forget to say hello to Shivers the Yeti before sliding down our frozen attraction, the four-lane Polar Glide Ice Slide! Wristband needed for entry.

    • Lagoon Lights & Princess Express Trains

      Enjoy more than 4.5 million LED lights as you stroll through the resort's majestic lagoons. Displays include swans floating on the water, buccaneer pirate ship, mermaid, 14-foot poinsettias, teddy bear, toy soldiers, fishing Santa, leaping arches, Nessie the 30-foot Loch Ness Monster, menorah, dreidels, 3D whale, skating penguins, candy cane forest and more. Hitch a ride on the Princess Express Trains, offering rides around the resort's lagoons to spectators of all ages. Wristband needed for entry to train station.

    • Holiday Character Appearances

      Santa has invited his delightful holiday friends from the North Pole to visit the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess again this year.  Meet Graham, Shivers, Princess Noel & Angelica, Selfie Elfie and Peppermint Penguin as you stroll through the property.

    • Holiday Shopping

      The Christmas Shoppe at Kringle’s Korner offers wintery wear, seasonal decor, collectible ornaments, snow globes, train whistles, Selfie Elfie and Elf on the Shelf toys, gourmet chocolates, pet toys and more. The resort is the perfect place for holiday shopping with unique items in Maverick men’s store, Anna J women’s boutique or health and beauty items at Well & Being Spa’s Community Market.

    • Nativity Garden

      Make sure to stop in the Nativity Garden, where guests are welcome to take a moment to reflect on the meaning of Christmas through an 88-foot narrated light and music show. Seating provided for the 10-minute program.

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        #LoveUp during the season of giving with a holiday getaway that gives back at the Princess.

    • Upcoming Holiday Events
    • Tree Lighting Ceremony

      Nov. 22, 2017 | 5:30 to 10 pm

      Join us for our Eighth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick-off Christmas at the Princess! Enjoy an evening of holiday fun, culminating in the lighting of our four-story musically animated Christmas tree that boasts 70,000 LED lights that twinkle to 17 holiday songs!

    • Breakfast with Santa & Friends Pajama Party

      Dec. 23, 2017 | 9 am to 12 pm

      Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa and his friends at this magical pajama party, with surprises and delights at every turn. Dance to the jolly tunes of DJ Jingle, play reindeer games, visit Santa in his Secret Headquarters for photos and enjoy a discounted special daytime skating session (exclusively for breakfast attendees). $75 Adults; $50 Children ages 3-12; Children two and under eat free with paid adult. Reservations required by calling 480.585.2694. One complimentary photo with Santa will be provided with each reservation. 

    • Santa Cares Photo Experience

      Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 2017 | 3:30 to 4:30 pm

      Santa’s Secret Headquarters welcomes children with all spectrums of special needs to a photo environment supportive of their sensory, physical and developmental needs. This sensory-friendly event will take place prior to public hours, in a comforting and physically accommodating setting designed to lessen behavioral triggers associated with this bustling time of year. Photo packages available for purchase during event. Call 480.585.2694 to reserve your spot.

    • Paw-sitively Christmas

      Dec. 2, 2017 | 3:30 to 5 pm

      Bixby and Gibbs, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess' lovable canine ambassadors, are inviting all of their four-legged friends to join in on the cheer this year for photos with Santa. Photo packages available for purchase during event. No reservations required; guests come on a first-come, first served basis.

    • Christmas Day Brunch

      Dec. 25, 2017 | 10 am to 3 pm

      Gather family and friends to celebrate this joyous holiday at the Princess. Four dynamic restaurants and five talented chefs come together for one spectacular holiday feast held in the Palomino Ballroom. Adults $95, Children $40, Children 5 and under eat free with paying adult. For reservations, call 480.585.2694.


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    • sip savor celebrate package

      Sip, Savor & Celebrate Package

      Enjoy a $100 daily resort credit, VIP early entrance to Christmas at the Princess, and more!

    • LoveUp Package

      Princess #LoveUp Package

      #LoveUp during the season of giving with a holiday getaway that gives back at the Princess.

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