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Festive and Safe Holiday Events in Scottsdale
We Welcome You to Christmas at the Princess: The Season of Joy

May Christmas at the Princess fill your family with joy, your heart with love and your life with laugther this season.

Rekindle the joy of Christmas during Christmas at the Princess—A holiday tradition for Scottsdale families for the past 11 years! Every winter, our resort transforms into an enchanting holiday wonderland with festive decorations and over 4.5 million sparkling LED lights during Christmas at the Princess. Re-imagined in 2020 for a safe,  socially distanced outdoor celebration, savor the splendor of the season and discover the place where Christmas cheer lives on.

Go ice skating and watch colorful light shows in the Enchanted Plaza. Roast marshmallows and make s'mores together. Get your picture taken with Santa Claus and meet our cute holiday characters. With safe kid-friendly activities and entertainment all season long, it's the perfect destination to make magical memories before the year comes to a close. For we need a little Christmas now!

Festive Fun Throughout The Resort

Girl writing letter to Santa at the mailroom at Fairmont Scottsdale

Book Your Stay Early & Save Big!

Jack Frost may not be nipping at your nose just yet, but with this limited time offer, you'll enjoy the best value of the holiday season at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess! Enjoy 50% off rates for all room categories! No time for any ho-ho-hemming and hawing, this offer expires October 30, 2020!


The Early Bird Christmas Package includes:

  • *Luxuriously appointed overnight accommodations
  • *Up to 2 Adult and 3 Child passes, providing ‘VIP lane access' to select Christmas at the Princess attractions
  • *Preferred restaurant reservations to one of our dining outlets
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Scottsdale Desert Ice Skating Rink

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. Skate change and viewing areas expanded to enable physical distancing.
S'mores Land of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Scottsdale

S'mores Land

Travel through La Hacienda Plaza to an enchanting land, where you can visit the s'mores-loving character Graham at his home, roast marshmallows around a campfire in a socially distanced Christmas Tree Forest, take an icy slide down the four lane Polar Glide, a glittering whirl on the Christmas Carousel or a twirl on Frosty's Ferris wheel. Graham's S'more Store rounds out the fun. New in 2020: Spread out with double the seating and double the fire pits! All rides on expanded cleaning and sanitization schedules.

Holiday Character Appearances in Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Scottsdale

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.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Scottsdale Enchanted Plaza Shows

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 18 classic holiday songs in the Enchanted Plaza. This musical tree is one of the can't-miss experiences of one of the top holiday events in Scottsdale!

Santa's Secret Headquarters in Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Scottsdale

Photos With Santa

Join Santa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 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 and taking the super secret elf pledge. Available nightly throughout the season, with photo packages available starting at $40.

Lanterns of Hope at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Lanterns of Hope

It's the season of caring! As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, the resort's Sonoran Landing Pool begins to shine with the launch of water lanterns. Each group receives their own lantern to decorate. Pen holiday messages of hope, healing, love and peace, or note your intentions for the year ahead. Guests will launch their lanterns with others in a ceremony as we light the water with hope and connection for the community. Ceremony running continuously throughout the evening.


Feel the magic of Christmas at Winterland with twinkling lights, a frosty ice bar, hot drinks, igloos and complimentary fire pit seating for s'mores roasting. Capture the moment under the mistletoe, ask for your loved one's hand, or propose all over again at the Love Arbor. Enjoy an ice bar stocked with iced vodkas, champagne and more. Hot winter alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available with Mrs. Claus' holiday treats.

Winterland Igloo

Winterland Igloos

If 2020 is the year of living in a bubble, at least make it cool. As Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, warm up in a climate-controlled igloo and adjoining heated patio in Winterland. Furnished in a luxe hygge look and surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights, they make for the perfect social media sharing experience. Enjoy the ambiance with a warm winter cocktail in hand! First come, first served.
Girl writing letter to Santa at the mailroom at Fairmont Scottsdale

Jingle with Joy Overnight Package

This holiday season, jingle all the way to Scottsdale's most beloved holiday event!


The Jingle with Joy Package includes:

  • *Accomodations in a newly renovated Fairmont room
  • $50 daily dining credit valid for use at any of the resort's signature restaurants
  • $10 daily donation to COX Charities, benefiting the #LoveUp Foundation
  • *Up to 2 Adult and 3 Child passes, providing ‘VIP lane access' to select Christmas at the Princess attractions
  • *Preferred restaurant reservations to one of our dining outlets
Give The Gift Of Relaxation And Rejuvenation Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Scottsdale

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!


'Tis the season to spa! Take a peek at our current fall specials and stay tuned as we reveal our delightfully indulgent winter spa specials. 

mrs. claus corner

Mrs. Claus' Corner

Serenely celebrate a decade of Decembers with this year's newest gift giving shop, Mrs. Claus' Well & Being Beauty Bar. She has been all over the world curating a collection of beauty and relaxation essentials for you to gift and get to transform your home into your own personal spa oasis this holiday season. From essential oil bath bombs, lavish plush PJs, fabulous fitness fashions and more, we have the season's must haves. *Located at La Hacienda Plaza

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Scottsdale Lagoon Lights & Princess Express Trains

Lagoon Lights & Princess Express Trains

Enjoy more than 4.5 million dazzling lights as you stroll through the resort's majestic lagoons to see graceful swans floating on the water, a buccaneer pirate ship, a mermaid, Nessie the 30-foot Loch Ness monster and more. You can also hitch rides on the Princess Express Trains—with plexi-glass now dividing each train car for safety—offering rides around the resort's lagoons to spectators of all ages.

Holiday Shopping & Gift Cards

Holiday Shopping & Gift Cards

The Christmas Shoppe at Kringle's Korner allows guests to take the memories of Christmas at the Princess home with our one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts, stuffed animals and pajamas for the entire family. Complete your 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 Lifestyle Boutique. Or, give the gift of a Princess experience with gift certificates available for:
  • • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
  • • Well & Being Spa
  • • Bourbon Steak
  • • Toro
  • • La Hacienda
Holiday Eats In Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Scottsdale

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. Snack on Mrs. Claus' Cookies, warm out of the oven or warm yourself from the inside out with one of our new holiday cocktails throughout the property.


Stop by one of our beverage concession stands at the Enchanted Plaza, Desert Ice Skating Rink, S'moresland or Winterland for hot chocolate and cider, coffee drinks, soda, wine, beer, margaritas and more. Join us for an all-new dining experience at The Lodge this year, located at the Feliz Navidad Plaza.

Rinkside Fire Pit Rentals at Arizona

Rinkside Fire Pit Rentals

For the ultimate experience at the Desert Ice Skating Rink, luxury rinkside fire pit tables with s'mores and blankets are available for evenings. One Valet Parking Voucher, General Admission and VIP Express Passes for guests registered at fire pit also included. Desert Ice fire pit rental rates vary by capacity (4 to 8 guests) and dates based upon demand. Fire pit layout expanded this year for even greater social distancing.


For more information, please call 480.513.6014.


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