THE PHOENICIAN LIGHTS UP THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH TRADITIONAL AND PREMIERE SIGNATURE OFFERINGS
The Phoenician captures the spirit of the holidays, presented in AAA Five Diamond fashion, for both visitors to the Grand Canyon State and area residents to enjoy. This December, family and friends can continue treasured — or start new — traditions while creating special memories provided by Arizona’s iconic resort destination. Activities include:
Phoenician Annual Gingerbread House Unveiling
Saturday, December 1, in The Phoenician Main Lobby
Joined by honorary pastry chefs from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenician Executive Pastry Chef Roy Pell unveils this year’s stunning and specially-themed gingerbread house – one of the largest in the state of Arizona. Complimentary holiday treats provided. The confectionary creation will remain on display and open to registered guests and the general public throughout December.
New: Geocache Treasure Hunt
Every Thursday and Saturday
Search The Phoenician grounds for hidden items using a hand-held GPS unit. Registered guests only. Two-person minimum. Reservations required through Concierge Desk (480) 423-2572.
New: Guided Night Bike Tour
Explore the dramatic desert surroundings of The Phoenician on a guided, 1.5-hour twilight bike adventure, draped in the shadows of majestic Camelback Mountain. Registered guests only. Must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Reservations required by 2 p.m. day-of through Concierge Desk (480) 423-2572.
Guided Cactus Garden Holiday Light Tour
Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Departs from the Grape & Grain Retail Shop
Registered guests and the general public can savor a delicious cup of homemade hot chocolate as they take a leisurely, guided stroll through this enchanting two-acre desert garden, glistening with holiday lights. Reservations required through Concierge Desk (480) 423-2572.
Adult Cocktail Making Classes
Every Friday at the Grape & Grain Retail Shop
An interactive workshop where individuals create unique holiday-inspired beverages. Must be 21 years of age to participate. Available to registered guests and the general public.
Thursday, December 20, in The Phoenician Tea Court
$25 per person
Featuring a variety of children’s favorite finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with Devonshire cream and jam; as well as desserts. Reservations required at (480) 423-2530. Open to registered guests, as well as the general public.
Saturday, December 1-Sunday, December 30, in The Phoenician Tea Court
$65 per person
Featuring a variety of finger sandwiches, fresh-baked scones with Devonshire cream and strawberry preserves, pastries, unlimited Perrier-Jouët Sparkling Grand Brut champagne and a diverse selection of premium tea blends – all accompanied by a live pianist and presented in a festive, holiday atmosphere. Reservations required at (480) 423-2530 or www.thephoenician.com. Open to registered guests, as well as the general public.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 15, in Il Terrazzo
$45 for adults; $30 for children ages 3-12 (children under 3 years of age complimentary)
Featuring a buffet menu of children’s – and Santa’s – favorite morning fare. Includes: Commemorative digital photo with Arizona’s authentic Old Saint Nick, along with cookie decorating. Reservations required at (480) 423-2530. Open to registered guests, as well as the general public.
Christmas Day Brunch
Tuesday, December 25, in Il Terrazzo
$95 for adults; half-price for children 3-12 years of age (children under 3 years of age complimentary)
Featuring a carving station of prime rib and honey-glazed ham, entrees of sea scallops and grilled lamb chops with aged cheddar scalloped potatoes and roasted vegetables; a pasta and risotto bar; breakfast favorites including eggs Benedict and French toast; a sushi and raw bar; antipasti; all complemented by a selection of house-made breakfast pastries and desserts. Also featuring unlimited sparkling wine. Reservations required at (480) 423-2530 or www.thephoenician.com. Open to registered guests, as well as the general public.
New Year’s Eve Dinner
First Seatings 5:30pm-6:30pm
Monday, December 31, in Il Terrazzo
$49 per person
Presenting a four-course prix-fixe menu. Selections include tuna tartar, buffalo carpaccio, butter-basted scallops and filet mignon, with a dark chocolate dessert featuring caramel brûlé and raspberry truffle.
Second Seatings 8:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, December 31, in Il Terrazzo
$69 per person
Presenting a five-course prix-fixe menu. Includes additional course of mushroom and ricotta agnolotti. Second seating also features a champagne toast, a live band from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and dancing on the Il Terrazzo patio.
Reservations required at (480) 423-2530 or www.thephoenician.com.
Open to registered guests, as well as the general public.
Fiesta Bowl Invitational
Monday, December 31
$300 per person; $3,000 for Table of 10
A New Year’s Eve spectacular featuring award-winning dining, live entertainment and dancing, as well as a special silent auction to benefit Childhelp, a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Reservations required at (480) 736-3914 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to registered guests, as well as the general public.
Holiday Dinners To-Go
Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25
Starting at $195; Serves 8-10
The Phoenician’s renowned culinary team offers a complete holiday feast for purchase to add flavor to any at-home celebration. The menu includes roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, pecan and pumpkin pies. Select enhancements are available, including seasonal soups, jumbo shrimp cocktail, artisan breads and wines. Available for pick-up at the Café and Ice Cream Parlor. Reservations required at (480) 423-2530. Christmas Eve/Day meals must be ordered by December 20. Available to local residents only.
Shopping Shuttle Service
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9pm
Providing transportation to/from both Fashion Square Mall and Old Town Scottsdale, departing from the resort’s main lobby. Available to registered guests only.