The start of the holiday season is fast approaching, and Montage Hotels & Resorts is welcoming the festive season with special programming, sophisticated culinary experiences, and celebratory offerings for guests of all ages. From the sandy shores of Hawaii to the snowy peaks of Montana and beyond, guests can expect a warm welcome, great dining, and holiday memories that last a lifetime at Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Los Cabos, Montage Healdsburg, and Montage Big Sky.
Montage’s holiday-themed offerings are choreographed for friends and family to reunite, unwind, and look forward to the New Year. They include family-friendly arts, crafts, and culinary activities; story readings of holiday favorites; visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their hard-working Elves; and Spa Montage and wellness programming to soothe, heal, and invigorate the soul.
Every Montage property will invite guests to join in the lighting of the Menorah each evening during Hanukkah from Sunday, Dec. 18 to Monday, Dec. 26. All properties will also participate in the annual Mistletoe at Montage, Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 30., during which time guests and locals will be invited to snap a joyful holiday photo with friends and family under the mistletoe at each resort and share it with their followers on social media using the hashtags #MontageMistletoe and #MontageMemory.
Montage Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach, California)
Perched atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific, Montage Laguna Beach provides a picturesque backdrop for holiday revelry and good cheer. The holiday fun begins with a Thanksgiving family-style Brunch at Studio or a four-course Thanksgiving Dinner Tasting Menu at The Loft.
Festive fun for all ages will be a mainstay of programming through the season, with the resort bolstering its tradition of holiday-inspired Afternoon Tea, available on weekends in the Lobby Lounge starting Saturday, Nov. 5 and daily Friday, Nov. 26 – Friday, Dec. 23.
Families can show off their creative sides while Gingerbread Decorating on select dates in December, with a glass of Champagne for adults and sweet treats for youngest guests. Add to the holiday spirit by visiting the Gingerbread Holiday Display featuring a walk-in, life scale gingerbread house inspired by the resort’s craftsman design and beachfront setting, located beneath the grand staircase in front of The Loft.
Additional family-fun includes complimentary Holiday Outdoor Movies under the stars every Saturday, Dec. 3 – 17, as well as Santa’s Workshops at Paintbox for children to fashion special mementos and holiday gifts for family and friends. The Loft will offer both an a la carte brunch and holiday tasting menu for dinner on Christmas Eve. An a la carte brunch and dinner with holiday specials will be served on Christmas Day, while a family-style brunch will be available at Studio.
For New Year’s Eve, ring in the 20th anniversary of Montage Laguna Beach with an extravagant French-inspired New Year Fête at Studio; a spirited Countdown to 2023 with a DJ, dancing and more at the Lobby Lounge; and an elegant Tasting Menu at The Loft, which will also be serving an enhanced brunch menu on New Year’s Day. For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events at Montage Laguna Beach, visit the “Upcoming Events.”
Montage Deer Valley (Park City, Utah)
This holiday season guests can immerse themselves in a winter wonderland surrounded by snowcapped mountains at Montage Deer Valley. The refined alpine retreat tucked within the Wasatch Mountains will begin the holiday season with its Annual Turkey Shoot archery lesson, Cookie Decorating Class for certification as a “Montage Cookie Artist,” Gingerbread House Decorating and more throughout Thanksgiving Weekend.
The resort will also offer an array of Thanksgiving dining experiences including Thanksgiving Buffets at Apex and Burgers & Bourbon, and a “Grab & Go” Turkey Dinner for up to eight people, complete with a roasted turkey and all the fixings for a decadent dinner at home or in-suite.
Families will find much to enjoy together through the holidays at Montage Deer Valley, from dropping a Letter to Santa into the red mailbox in the resort’s Lobby for speedy delivery to the North Pole, to Family Tubing Nights at Powder Park with cookies and hot chocolate.
Countdown to Santa’s arrival with Christmas Eve Magic at Santa’s Workshop with a live reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, before indulging in a four-course, prix fixe Christmas Eve Dinner available at Apex and Burgers & Bourbon. Both restaurants will also serve a Christmas Day Buffet, perfect for refueling after a morning on the slopes, as well as Christmas Dinner with a four-course holiday meal completely distinct from the four-course prix fixe offering of holiday sushi at Yama Sushi.
Bid adieu to 2022 with a selection of festive New Year’s Eve Dinners, including four-course prix fixe menus at Apex and Burgers & Bourbon, and an exquisite six-course menu at Yama Sushi. Vista Lounge will also come alive for New Year’s Eve, with craft cocktails and artisanal food, and Late-Night hours with live music and a balloon drop at midnight. For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events at Montage Deer Valley, visit the “Upcoming Events.”
Montage Los Cabos (Los Cabos, Mexico)
Situated along the shores of Santa Maria Bay, Montage Los Cabos will commence the holiday season with a Thanksgiving Dinner at Marea and a Thanksgiving Dinner at Mezcal, featuring Chef Odin Rocha’s interpretation of a traditional holiday feast with a Mexican twist. The festivities will continue in the days following with a special culinary pop-up in collaboration with Chef Gabriel Kreuther. On Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, the chef behind the eponymous Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant, a Two Michelin Star and Relais & Châteaux restaurant in the heart of New York City, will take up residency at Montage Los Cabos, offering guests a decadent family-style dinner paired with an incredible selection of Alsatian wines.
There will also be myriad options for festive celebrations at the resort beginning just before Christmas through the New Year. On Thursday, Dec. 22, guests will be invited to capture family memories with a complimentary Family Photoshoot Session by Studio EM along Santa Maria Bay and brighten the holidays with the Montage Posada & Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Central Lawn.
Culinary events sure to satiate resort guests will take place throughout festive season including Mexican Wines Explained at Mezcal; Learning the Secrets of Making Mexican Sweets by Pastry Chef Aurélien Revil Signorat at Mezcal; La Taquiza on the Ocean Lawn, and Barefoot Beach Seafood BBQ at Santa Maria Bay. Christmas Eve will offer holiday excitement for every age with a Gingerbread House Decorating Class, and Mexican Christmas Eve at Mezcal and Christmas Feast by the Sea at Marea. And not to be missed, a Christmas Day Brunch at Mezcal, featuring a special visit from Santa Claus.
On New Year’s Eve, enjoy the hours before midnight with a Mexican New Year Celebration at Mezcal; a New Year Dinner at Marea; and a Countdown Party Celebration by the Main Pool. Guests will be invited to welcome in the new year with a Happy 2023 Brunch at Mezcal. For a complete list of festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events at Montage Los Cabos, visit the “Upcoming Events.”
Montage Kapalua Bay (Maui, Hawaii)
With its inviting coastal setting and aloha spirit, Montage Kapalua Bay will warm up the holidays with lively and festive activities throughout the season, beginning with Mrs. Claus’s Gingerbread Village in the Lobby. Memory-making experiences for the family include Photo Sessions with Pacific Dream Photography, Meet & Greets with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday-themed movies with Cinema Under the Stars, and Cultural Classes that dive deep into authentic Hawaiian culture.
The resort’s Spa Montage will be a destination all its own with Holiday Treatments such as the Pure Serenity facial treatment and the Peace Within, and Wellness Ceremonies such as Sacred Sound Bath & Meditation on Thursdays, Dec. 1 & 15, and a Cacao & Sound Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 29.
Elevated holiday dining will be on the menu on designated days throughout December. Bring the family to experience the culture of Hawaii at a Sunset Luau at Kapalua Bay, with traditional music and a menu of freshly gathered seafood and traditional Hawaiian dishes, with a seasonal twist. Step down to The Cliff House to experience the Champagne Hale, featuring Veuve Clicquot cocktails, glasses, and bottles of top-shelf French bubbly chilled to perfection, and accompanied by small bites and striking, cliff-top views of Namalu Bay.
The resort’s signature restaurant, Cane & Canoe, will be the scene for special Holiday Menus throughout the season, with festive dinners scheduled for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. For a complete list of festivities, additional details, reservations, and more information on holiday events at Montage Kapalua Bay, visit the “Upcoming Events.”
Montage Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton, South Carolina)
Situated on a 20,000-acre nature preserve in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Montage Palmetto Bluff will exude ultimate holiday spirit from Thanksgiving through the New Year.
The season commences with a stocking full of engagements and activities during Thanksgiving week including floral workshops, culinary adventures, gratitude yoga and scavenger hunts through the Bluff. The traditions continue with the Moreland Oyster Roast and Southern Supper and a Thanksgiving Feast.
Families and younger guests can enjoy an array of activities all month long including, Gingerbread House and Sugar Cookie Decorating Kits, Festive Crafts with Paintbox, Storytime with Mrs. Claus, and Breakfasts with Santa at Octagon. Get outside and participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count or see the winter’s bounty on the trails with the resort’s Naturalist, learning about Wild Fruits & Berries of the Bluff.
During Christmas week, a Festive Frolic with bounce houses and games for the entire family will play out on the Sunrise Lawn, while a Family Fun Zone with arcade games, board games and more will be offered indoors. Guests will be sure to find plenty of holiday cheer joining former Broadway dancer, Radio City Rockette, and now celebrity trainer, Amanda Kloots for a series of fitness classes including Full Body Toning, Carols & Cardio, and Dance Like a Rockette. The resort will also have a special movie showing of Amanda’s holiday special, “Fit for Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 23.
As for dining through the holidays, enjoy Dinner Under the Stars, Festive Cocktails at Hush and the Moreland Holiday Gathering with an oyster roast and southern supper, just a few of the dining events leading up to Christmas Brunch in the River House.
Make the last evening of 2022 one to remember with the River House New Year’s Eve Dinner, Rockin’ on the River with a DJ and dancing at the Oak Ballroom, and a relaxed and festive vibe at Hush Late Night. The New Year’s Eve edition of Kid’s Night Out promises a rockin’ good time, and don’t miss the Octagon New Year’s Day Brunch serving Southern fare. For a complete list of festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on Thanksgiving events visit the “A Year At The Bluff.”
Montage Healdsburg (Healdsburg, California)
Nestled among 258 acres of rolling vineyards and oak tree groves in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Montage Healdsburg invites guests to immerse themselves in the spirit of the holidays with an array of welcoming fall festive drinks and delights in the lobby, including cider, mulled wine, and cookies.
The season continues with a breakfast buffet and three-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving Feast at signature restaurant, Hazel Hill, before fall delicacies transition to treasured winter treats, from eggnog to hot chocolate and beyond.
The holidays come to life as the resort is adorned with festive decor, commemorated by a Tree Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 1 featuring seasonally inspired activations and delights for all ages including celebratory bubbles from neighboring Jordan Winery.
From cheerful cocktails at Scout Field Bar and Hudson Springs to local cheese tastings, join in on the festivities, toasting under the Montage Mistletoe and enjoying the array of thoughtful holiday gatherings and meals through to New Year’s Eve celebrations, with caviar flights and wine pairings oysters and sparkling wine, among a New Year’s Day Brunch featuring a bloody mary and mimosa bar. For additional information on upcoming holiday programming, please visit the “Upcoming Events.”
Montage Big Sky (Big Sky, Montana)
Montage Big Sky invites guests to celebrate its first full holiday season in Big Sky, Montana, framed by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Complimentary offerings available from Friday, Dec. 16 – Sunday, Jan. 1, include Raclette & Mulled Wine and S’mores & Hot Chocolate at the Alpenglow Firepit; Tubing Under the Lights on the resort’s Tubing Hill; and Guided Snowshoe or Cross-Country Skiing from resort outfitter, Compass Sports.
Holiday shopping will be a focus from mid-December through New Year’s Day, with offerings including a Christmas Market with local Montana retailers in the Grand Ballroom, and assorted Trunk Shows at Pique featuring Montana-made clothing and accessories from Fawn & Co., Montana Territory Hat Co., and Canty Boots.
Tempt the eyes and the palette with culinary classes and tastings hosted by members of the resort’s culinary, pastry, and beverage teams, including Executive Chef Rachel Wiener, from Sunday, Dec. 18 – Saturday, Dec. 30. Events include Christmas Cookie Decorating; Mole and Beer Tasting; Bourbon Tasting with Whistling Andy Distillery; Christmas Cocktail and Bouche de Noel Tastings and more.
Alpenglow will host the resort’s Christmas Eve Cocktail Party, with live music, a la carte selections, and complimentary light passed bites. On Christmas Day, guests can enjoy Brunch with a Visit from Santa Claus on the Grand Promenade and holiday dinners at Cortina, Beartooth Pub & Rec, and Alpenglow. All three venues will also host special New Year’s Eve events, with Cortina offering a five-course tasting menu with a Champagne welcome; Alpenglow serving Champagne & caviar with live entertainment; and Beartooth hosting a Paintbox New Year’s Eve for children, complete with a holiday movie. Step into 2023 with a Pajamas & Pancakes Brunch in the Ballroom on New Year’s Day. For additional information on upcoming holiday programming, please visit the “Upcoming Events.”
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