Hottest Places To Dine This Christmas Day

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We’d be lying if we said that Christmas is all about the gifts.

If we are being honest, it’s about 50% gifts, and 50% food. This time of year is the perfect excuse to dive into our favorites, and feel no guilt about it.

That’s what New Years resolutions are for, right?

With all the dining options that exist in the Valley alone, it can be tough to find the perfect spot to celebrate the gift of Christmas food.

That’s why we’ve made it simple, and gathered all of our top recommendations into one place.

Where To Eat This Christmas

The Camby | Phoenix, AZ

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Christmas Brunch Buffet

Christmas Brunch Buffet is back this year at The Camby, and the menu is looking too good to be true.

Put together by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Dushyant Singh, you will not be disappointed with the offerings. They include things such as:

  • sweet potato and roasted cauliflower salad with pomegranate seeds, topped with a sherry vinaigrette
  • coffee agave roasted baby carrots
  • prime rib roast
  • fig and orange glazed ham
  • and much more!

Christmas brunch is available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and is priced at $75 ++ per person, and $25 for children 12 and under.

Reserve your spot for this feast by visiting the hotel’s website here.


Mountain Shadows Resort | Paradise Valley, AZ

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Four-Course Christmas Dinner

Mountain Shadows‘ Hearth ’61 is going to be the talk of the town this Christmas Day. A four-course meal like this does not pass by unnoticed.

Chef Wiley has crafted a Christmas Day dinner menu sure to wow that includes delectable items such as:

  • butterkin squash soup with maple cream sauce and sage
  • lobster shrimp cake
  • pan-seared sea bass
  • foraged mushroom raviolo
  • warm flourless chocolate cake
  • and so much more!

Christmas Dinner is available between 12 and 9:30 pm., and is priced at $79 per person.

To reserve your spot at the table for this dinner, visit the resort’s website here.


The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Scottsdale, AZ

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Buffet-Style Brunch

Brunch never sounded so good as it does at The Scottsdale this Christmas.

Executive Chef Dupere has crafted a buffet menu that is full of classics, as well as some unique and tasty options. They include things such as:

  • eggs benedict
  • crepe station
  • made-to-order omelettes
  • brined turkey with truffle butter and gravy
  • aged Angus prime rib roast
  • coconut lobster tail
  • tuna nigiri sushi
  • traditional yule log
  • and so much more!

Christmas Brunch is served from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and is priced at $68 for adults, $34 for children aged 5-12. 

Reservations are required, so hop on over to the resort’s website to make yours today.


Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, AZ

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Four-Course Christmas Dinner

There is no doubt that this Christmas dinner at Sanctuary will be packed to the brim — executive chef and Food Network star Beau MacMillan is the mastermind behind it.

Do not expect bland ham and potatoes during this meal — instead you’re looking at dining on incredible creations such as:

  • escargot potpie with spinach, garlic confit, and cremini mushrooms
  • roasted California squab with foie gras risotto, caramelized Asian pear, pickled beech mushrooms, and black pepper caramel sauce
  • crab stuffed petrale sole with haricot vert, pomme frittes, and sauce meuniere
  • prime New York strip with salsify puree, king trumpet mushrooms, balsamic onions, and bone marrow marmalade
  • jivara milk chocolate mousse with peppermint whipped ganache, shortbread crumble, and crystalized mint
  • and that’s just the beginning!

Christmas Dinner is served from 12 – 8 p.m., and is priced at $105 per person.

To ensure you don’t miss out on this meal of the year, reserve your spot by visiting the resort’s website here.


Sheraton Grand At Wild Horse Pass | Chandler, AZ

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Three-Course Holiday Dinner

We don’t know about you, but the last thing we have time for this holiday season is cooking a big Christmas dinner. So why not leave it to the pros at Sheraton Grand At Wild Horse Pass where you know, without a doubt, your meal will be one of the best of the year?

The resort’s Christmas Day Dinner will consist of three courses at Ko’sin. On the menu, you’ll find incredibly flavorful eats such as:

  • roasted game hen with potato and rutabaga puree
  • dijon brussels sprouts and mulling spice jus
  • beef pot roast with mushroom bread pudding, pearl onions, heirloom carrots, bacon, and Cabernet gravy
  • coconut egg nog cheesecake topped with a cinnamon mesquite graham cracker crumble, cranberry foam and candied pecans.

Christmas Dinner is served from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. and is priced at $45 per person.

To reserve your spot at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass’ table, visit the resort’s website here.


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