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12 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

This season, celebrate the holidays surrounded by the lavish splendor of a Spanish village at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

1. Season of Giving Stay Package

Visitors from near and far can settle into their own Spanish oasis. Stay two nights and get the third night for $10 with the 10 year anniversary celebration room package, available for stays through December 2018.  In addition, each stay at Omni supports “Say Goodnight to Hunger” with a donation to local food banks. 

2. Ring in the Holidays – Spa Under the Stars Party

Thursday, Nov. 8, 5 to 8 p.m. $120 per guest

Allow therapists to transport you to a place of relaxation and rejuvenation as they shower you with spa samples and treat you to complimentary mini-services. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine and unique holiday trunk show shopping. Depart with a sampler bag that includes a certificate for a 50-min. classic massage or facial valued at $169 to use at a later date. Space is limited. Reservations 480.627.3020.

3. Thanksgiving Eve Party

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. to midnight at Cortijo Plaza. Free entry

This annual celebration features live entertainment, all-night dancing, Spanish-inspired cuisine from Prado and specialty items from Taqueria Centro plus plenty of libations by Titos. Although access is complimentary, attendees are encouraged to donate $10 to St. Mary’s Food Bank to help alleviate hunger during the holidays. VIP reservations 480.627.3111.

4. Thanksgiving Feast

Thursday, Nov. 22, seating available 1 to 8 p.m. at Prado. $95 per adult, $35 per child ages 6 to 12, free for 5 and under

Cross Thanksgiving dinner off your holiday to-do list and savor a prix-fixe menu complete with slow roasted turkey and decadent desserts. Live music will fill the air for this festive occasion. Reservations 480.627.3200.

5. 10th Annual Tree Lighting Featuring AAWL’s Holiday Bazaar

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5 to 8 p.m. at Cortijo Plaza. Free entry

Celebrate the annual tradition of the lighting of the 20-foot Christmas tree. Enjoy festive live music, holiday-inspired cuisine, assorted kid activities and complimentary photos with Santa and nutcracker Ballerinas. Bring your furry loved ones for specialty boutique shopping, a pet marketplace and VIP early access experience packages in support of the Arizona Animal Welfare League. 

6. Seasonal Services at Joya Spa

This season, spa-goers can book seasonal services such as the Warm Chai Spice Body Polish, the Holiday Glow Facial and the Bourbon Bubbler mani or pedi that give back to local charities each month, including Happily Ever After League (October), Sojourner Center (November) and LOVEPUP Foundation (December). Get holiday party ready at Joya Salon with glam hairstyles and the new glitter bar. Reservations 480.627.3020.

7. Chef’s Kitchen Dinner Series

Wednsday, Nov. 28: Scotch & Smoke, $110 per guest

Tuesday, Dec. 18: Spanish Holiday Traditions, $120 per guest

Indulge in the best and most flavorful, locally grown ingredients cooked in a live demonstration format by Executive Chef Marcos Seville. Each four-course meal is then artfully paired with the perfect wine or spirit. Reservations 480.627.3111.

8. Yappy Hour Howl’aday Party

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Crave Café Patio, $15 per guest

Dress your pooch in their holiday best because Santa will be at Yappy Hour for photo opportunities. The most festive dressed will win a special box filled with Harry Barker treats, toys and picture frames. Mom or Dad of the winning pet will receive a complimentary bottle of Montelucia wine. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Lucky Paws Foundation, a cage-free, paradise-inspired sanctuary for animals awaiting adoption.

9. Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, Dec. 15 & 22, 8 to 11 a.m. at Castillo Lucena, $55 per adult, $30 per child ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and under

Bring your family Spanish Christmas feast with a full breakfast buffet loaded with delicious fruits, breads, scrambled eggs, French toast, smoked bacon and crispy hash browns. Children will be able to join Santa for cookie decorating and creating a holiday craft. For reservations, call 480.627.3111.

10. Merry Montelucia Ho Ho Ho Hike

Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 a.m. at Crave Café, $25 per guest

Come one, come all to the merriest hike of them all! Don’t be a Grinch, throw on your best holiday inspired costume for the hike as the “most spirited” hiker will win a 50–min. massage at Joya Spa. Led by Santa himself, this hike is the perfect opportunity to get on the nice list! For reservations, call 480.627.3015.

11. Christmas Traditions

Monday, Dec. 25 at Prado

Celebrate the season with an elaborate brunch and a four-course dinner available at Prado. Live music and patio seating complete the experience. For menu, reservations and private party celebrations call 480.627.3111.

12. Kick Off the New Year

Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Prado

Ring in the New Year at Prado from New Year’s Eve Tapas Tasting & Champagne toasts at midnight to a hearty New Year’s Day brunch. For menu, reservations and private party celebrations call 480.627.3111.

Omni Montelucia is located at 4949 E Lincoln Dr. in Scottsdale. For more information on holidays events, call 480.627.3200 or click here.

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