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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year at the Princess! Celebrate the splendor of the season at the AAA Five Diamond award-winning Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The resort transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland and is the perfect destination to create holiday traditions and make holiday memories your family will cherish for years to come.

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.

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    Build-A-Bear Workshop

    This winter, Build-A-Bear Workshop fans can find the beloved 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.

  • 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.

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    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. Guests can check in at the registration desk to receive a golden ticket with an approximate time to return for photos with Santa that evening.

  • 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. S'mores kits available for purchase.

  • Princess Express Train at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

    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

    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 Eats & Treats

    Whether you're in the mood for some of your favorite holiday treats or are looking for something more filling to warm you up, we have grab-and-go dining options.

  • Give the Gift of Relaxation and Rejuvenation

    Embrace the Christmas spirit and avoid the holiday hustle and bustle by making your loved one's holiday gift what they really want. Choose one of Well & Being Spa's festive e-gift cards, and your gift is ready within minutes!

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