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Holiday Tree Lighting, Dine-In Gingerbread House & More at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Tucson is inviting guests and locals alike to celebrate the holidays. The luxury resort is hosting a variety of holiday-themed events, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, holiday tree lighting celebration, its infamous dine-in gingerbread house and more, from now through the New Year.

Photo: Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Facebook

Photo: Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Facebook

THANKSGIVING DINING, Thursday, November 24

  • Thanksgiving Brunch at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar – 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Includes turkey and prime rib carving stations, seafood, sushi, raw bar, soup, salads, cheese, charcuterie, fruit, breakfast favorites and dessert buffet. $88 for adults, $38 for children 12 and under
  • Cayton’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet – 2:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Featuring turkey with all the trimmings, soup, salads, striped bass, sides and traditional holiday pies. $48 for adults, $24 for children under 12
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Four-course holiday menu plus CORE menu favorites. $98 for adults, $38 for children 12 and under. A la carte menu also available.

DINE-IN GINGERBREAD HOUSE, November 28-December 23

Photo: Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Facebook

Photo: Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Facebook

Childhood dreams come true as groups of up to six can dine in an amazing, life-size gingerbread house. Seating options are offered daily, with advance reservations required. $200 per lunch seating or $250 per dinner seating, plus individual meal costs. Please call (520) 572-3050 for reservations.

THIRD ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY, Sunday, December 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Per-vehicle admission of $20 includes hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies, photos with Santa and entertainment by the Tucson Boys Choir. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Tucson’s Casa de los Niños.

CHRISTMAS EVE DINING AND EVENTS, Saturday, December 24

  • Gingerbread Decorating Classes, $40 per house (up to four guests per house)
  • Christmas Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Featured holiday menu and regular à la carte menu available

CHRISTMAS DAY DINING, Sunday, December 25

  • Christmas Brunch at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar – 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    $88 for adults, $38 for children under 12
  • Christmas Dinner at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Four-course holiday menu and regular à la carte menu available
Photo: Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Facebook

Photo: Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Facebook

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING AND EVENTS, Saturday, December 31

The resort’s annual fireworks display will top off a memorable evening of celebration.

  • New Year’s Eve Dinner
    Four-course dinner, including entrance into the Luxury Dessert Lounge and glass of champagne. $125 per adult, $38 for children under 12 with sparkling cider
  • Luxury Dessert Lounge
    $28 per person inclusive of one glass of champagne
  • Live Music in Ignite Lobby Lounge and Bar 
  • Fireworks Hike 
  • Fireworks Show at Midnight

For holiday dining reservations, please contact the resort at 520-572-3401.  For room reservations or to book a holiday overnight package, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain, call 1-800-241-3333.

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