On Thursday, Nov. 20, the public is invited to Fairmont Scottsdale’s 5th Annual “Christmas at the Princess” Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. The family-friendly event features the lighting of the Scottsdale resort’s four-story musical Christmas tree in Princess Plaza. The 45-foot tree has 67,000 LED lights which twinkle and dance to 12 holiday songs. The tree lighting ceremony includes the christening of the Desert Ice Skating Rink with an appearance by Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill, a visit from Santa, carolers, complimentary sugar cookies and spiced cider on the Plaza. Hot cocoa, cocktails and treats will be available for purchase from the resort’s Kringle’s Korner, as well as from food trucks on the front drive.
Event-goers of all ages will also enjoy more than 2 million Lagoon Lights, the start of the Princess Express Train, the opening of the Desert Ice Skating Rink and debut of the new Christmas Carousel, which makes its debut this year.