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Seasonal Events
Stay in the know about what's happening in and around Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. From local events to annual festivities, holidays, and celebrations, each season brings something new to our hotel and the greater Phoenix area around us. Plan an incredible stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess no matter what time of year it is.
Christmas at the Princess
Winter
November 26, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Winter
November 26, 2019 - November 26, 2019
Thanksgiving Brunch
Fall
November 28, 2019 - November 28, 2019
Santa Cares Photo Experience
Other
December 01, 2019 - December 01, 2019
Christmas Brunch
Winter
December 25, 2019 - December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve at the Princess
Winter
December 31, 2019 - January 01, 2020
47th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Winter
January 11, 2020 - January 19, 2020
Waste Management Phoenix Open
Winter
January 27, 2020 - February 02, 2020
Arabian Horse Show
Winter
February 13, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Spring Break at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Spring
April 05, 2020 - April 19, 2020
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November 26, 2019 - November 26, 2019

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us for our 10th 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!

Entertainment for the whole family begins in the Enchanted Plaza at 6 p.m., with musical performances, Ice Den skaters and the tree lighting. The Desert Ice skating rink, Lagoon Lights, Princess Express Train and all other attractions also open that evening until 9 p.m. This event is open to the public and the price for admission/self-parking that evening is a required donation of $25 to Cox Charities benefitting the #LoveUp Foundation for children in foster care. 

Take the Elevator Home

Start your Christmas festivities with an unforgettable Tree Lighting Ceremony, and end the night in a newly renovated guest room. Stay with us for an incredible $149 rate for a king room and $189 for a double room, and waived resort fee. Call 1(800)344-4758 to book.
November 26, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Christmas at the Princess

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 annual Christmas at the Princess festival. The Princess is the perfect destination to create holiday traditions and make memories your family will cherish for years to come.

Parking & Admission

General admission includes up to six Attraction Wristbands per vehicle (equal to number of occupants) and includes access to Princess Express Trains, Copper Canyon Village Light Show, Enchanted Plaza Experience, 4.5 Million Holiday Lights, Holiday Characters, Nativity Garden, S'mores Land Family Campfires, Christmas Carousel, Ice Slide and Ferris Wheel. Additional fees for Photos with Santa, Desert Ice Skating Rink, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Rink-side VIP Fire Pit rentals.
  • $55 self-parking for up to six wristbands
  • $85 valet parking for up to six wristbands
  • Additional wristbands and walk-in wristbands available for $30


November 28, 2019 - November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Brunch

Location: Palomino Ballroom

Families may enjoy the tradition of togetherness and a bountiful Thanksgiving in luxury at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, where award-winning chefs and an expert staff attend to every detail of a memorable meal or a relaxing fall getaway. Four dynamic restaurants and seven talented chefs come together to present one spectacular Thanksgiving feast in the Palomino Ballroom. Chefs from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and Ironwood American Kitchen will each bring their own special culinary talents and themed menus to the table.

$114 per person not inclusive of tax and gratuity. Kids menu and kid portions for $54. Children 5 and under eat free (with paying adult). To place a reservation, please call 480.585.2694. Valet and Self-Parking available.

Please note: Credit Card will be required for all reservations. Cancellations require a 72 hour notice. Cancellations after 72 hours will be charged 50% of their reservation. 

December 01, 2019 - December 01, 2019

Santa Cares Photo Experience

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.
Christmas Brunch
December 25, 2019 - December 25, 2019

Christmas Brunch

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. Chefs from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and Ironwood American Kitchen will each bring their own special culinary talents and themed menus to the table. 
New Year's Eve at the Princess
December 31, 2019 - January 01, 2020

New Year's Eve at the Princess

Ring in the New Year at The Plaza Bar with drinks, entertainment and specialty cocktails. 
47th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
January 11, 2020 - January 19, 2020

47th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

We are proud to be the official resort of the 2020 Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, from January 11 through 29, located just 2.5 miles from WestWorld. 
Waste Management Phoenix Open
January 27, 2020 - February 02, 2020

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Stay just steps from the famed TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course at the official resort of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.Overnight guests have special access to the Greatest and Greenest Show on Grass through our private gate located at the 5th hole.
Arabian Horse Show
February 13, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Arabian Horse Show

Discover the Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, the largest of its kind in the world with more than 2,400 of the finest Arabian and Half-Arabian horses, trainers and breeders competing for a chance to win more than 600 colorful classes. 
Spring Break at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
April 05, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Spring Break at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Escape to warmer weather this spring in Scottsdale! Known for our idyllic Arizona climate, every season offers exquisite experiences. Plan your magnificent getaway today!

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