Celebrate the Holidays with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

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americaholidays-img1-250x188A world of wonder awaits as Fairmont Hotels & Resorts across the Americas come alive for the holidays! Guests can make merry with indulgent treats and a spectacular array of winter weather activities, creating memories that tell the special story of their holiday season. Below is a snapshot of several unique and festive holiday offerings at select North American properties:

Sit back, relax and let Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park do the baking with the 3rd Annual Cookies and Cheer, A Luxury Cookie Exchange. Fairmont Chicago takes the stress out of grabbing those last holiday gifts with the Saks Shopping Package, including overnight accommodations and a $100 Saks Fifth Avenue Gift Card. Guests can ring in the New Year just one block from the Fairmont when the Chicago Star drops from the sky to ring in 2017.

Fairmont Copley Plaza is letting adults in on some traditional holiday fun by decorating the gingerbread house of their dreams. Tickets include an assembled gingerbread house, all candy decorations and accoutrements, assistance from the culinary team, wine, beer, festive holiday cocktails and canapés. Fairmont Copley Plaza will toast the holiday season with a lavish five-course Holiday Bacchanal dinner on December 21, 2016 featuring a special menu from and a dramatic winter garden with guests dining at a farmer’s table running the length of the lobby space.

americaholidays-img2-250x188Fairmont San Jose stands at the heart of Silicon Valley’s holiday merriment, and will once again delight guests with a lobby adorned in festive décor, accented with chocolate sculptures of holiday characters like Santa Claus and the Grinch. On both Thanksgiving and Christmas day, two joyful brunch soirées will feature lavish menus, seating to begin at 11:00am, in both Fountain Restaurant and the grand Imperial Ballroom.
Join Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in celebrating the magic of the season with the official lighting of the two-story Christmas tree on November 1. The doors are open to all with festive activities from yuletide lunches to nutcracker teas all the way to a gingerbread house replicating the Chateau on The River and a grand Venetian Masquerade themed New Year’s Eve Gala.

Starting November 28th, 2016, Fairmont Château Laurier will fill the halls with over 35 beautifully decorated trees thanks to Trees of Hope, an annual fundraiser for the local children’s hospital. Guests can walk through the forest of uniquely decorated trees and vote the most creative, best decorated and most spectacular tree.

americaholidays-img3-250x188Fairmont Olympic Hotel is thrilled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Teddy Bear Suite, where the hotel converts a corner suite into a teddy bear winter wonderland that is open to the public from November 25 through December 26 with 100% of the proceeds raised benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital. For the first year, guests will be able to book and stay overnight in the Teddy Bear Suite with a package including an overnight stay in the 1,200sq/ft Teddy Bear Suite, Teddy Bear Breakfast, parking and a commemorative 20th anniversary teddy bear.

In an exclusive partnership, Versace Home Vancouver is once again collaborating with Fairmont Pacific Rim to re-imagine the traditional Christmas tree. Last year it began with a signature Christmas tree made from stacked Versace chairs. In 2016, Versace is creating an incredible Christmas tree but the devil, or in this case the Christmas angel, is in the details and it’s all under holiday wrappings, for now.

New York is simply magical over the holiday season, families visiting The Plaza, a Fairmont Managed Hotel can enjoy holiday tea in the Palm Court, gingerbread house decorating at Eloise at The Plaza and, starting on November 25, visits with Santa. The Plaza offers an extensive array of holiday gifts, from its Legacy Jewelry Collection to collectible ornaments to signed and numbered prints from Michael Storrings.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess features a four-story musical tree that plays 17 songs to 70,000 synchronized lights, plus a Desert Ice Skating Rink (made of real ice.) Three million Lagoon Lights features Santa fishing, a menorah, dreidels, elves on barges and 280 sparkling trees including a candy cane forest.

Fairmont San Francisco will once again delight visitors with its two-story giant Gingerbread House in the hotel’s main lobby. The house stands more than 22 feet high and 23 feet wide and includes more than seven thousand home-baked gingerbread bricks and a ton of royal icing and candy décor.

Take advantage of a special Trees of Hope package at Fairmont hotels across the Americas including up to 30% off the Daily Rate, $10 donation per night to the hotel charity of choice plus 500 United MileagePlus® bonus miles per night exclusively for members of Fairmont President’s Club. Book now at Fairmont.com with promo code PHP3