Celebrate the Holiday Season with Family-Friendly Offerings at The Phoenician

Delight in spirited events as the AAA Five Diamond resort honors the holiday season October – November. Create memories with loved ones and enjoy the exceptional offerings of Arizona’s premier luxury resort destination.

 Reservations required = *



Resort Wide Trick-Or-Treating | Saturday, October 28, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Explore the newly renovated resort grounds while partaking in a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt. Start at the Concierge to receive a map and hop from spot to spot around the resort, collecting tricks and treats. We encourage children to wear costumes.



Thanksgiving Dinner | Thursday, November 23

Give thanks with loved ones and enjoy a colorful feast at one of our restaurants on property.

Mowry & Cotton

  • Plated brunch menu served Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Thanksgiving items featured on Thursday and Friday
  • Specialty Thanksgiving featured cocktail
  • Standard dinner menu with added Thanksgiving items Thursday, November 23 (5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Relish Burger Bistro

  • Thanksgiving special plated meal all day ($36 for plated meal with dessert)
  • A la carte menu available all day (10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

J&G Steakhouse

  • Thanksgiving Brunch buffet
    • $120 for adults
    • $75 for kids
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner
    • Thanksgiving 3-course dinner
    • A la carte menu also available


I.FLY Trapeze Show | Friday, November 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Behind Jokake Inn

Enjoy a captivating performance as the I.FLY Trapeze team takes to the sky and showcases their daring tricks and talented moves. If you are courageous enough to try the trapeze yourself, I.FLY Trapeze holds lessons at The Phoenician daily. Reserve your trapeze lesson at iflytrapeze.com or call 480.599.2345.


Children’s Holiday Cookie Decorating* | Friday, November 24, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Santa’s Workshop

Let your child unveil their creativity and enjoy a sweet treat during Holiday Cookie Decorating. Please call 480.941.2572 for reservations.


“Be Our Guest” Afternoon Tea with Princesses* | Saturday, November 25, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: The Phoenician Orchid Lawn

Spend an afternoon like royalty and enjoy Afternoon Tea with your favorite princesses. Wear your prettiest princess dress or noblest prince attire and delight in an enchanting experience with sweet treats, crafts, performances and a meet and greet with the princesses!

Adults: $45, Children: $60

For reservations, please call 480.423.2711.




Breakfast with Santa* | Saturday, December 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mowry & Cotton

Ho! Ho! Ho! Jolly ‘ol Saint Nick will be at The Phoenician spreading holiday cheer during this special event. Enjoy an exclusive meet and greet/photo-op with Santa Claus himself and savor a tasty breakfast at The Phoenician’s newest restaurant, Mowry & Cotton. Please call 480.941.2530 for reservations.


Menorah Lighting | December 12 – 20, Sunset

Location: The Phoenician Main Lobby

Gather with your loved ones and join us to celebrate Hanukah with the lighting of the Menorah every evening at sunset. We will say the holy prayer and enjoy the traditional dessert Sufganiyah while honoring the Festival of Lights.


Elf’s Magic Tricks | Saturday, December 16, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Phoenician Main Lobby

Experience an extraordinary show as one of Santa’s elves showcases his magical talents. Delight in complimentary hot chocolate and festive holiday cookies while enjoying this memorable evening.


Mrs. Claus Storytime | Friday, December 15 & 22, 5:00 p.m. – 6: 00 p.m.

Location: Santa’s Workshop

Join us for a special event as Mrs. Claus hosts story time in Santa’s Workshop. Gather around and listen to an enchanting tale full of holiday spirit, sing along to Christmas favorites and enjoy delicious cookies.


Meet Santa Claus | Saturday, December 23, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Santa’s Workshop

Santa Claus is bringing the spirit of the North Pole to The Phoenician! Meet Jolly ‘ol Saint Nick himself and pose for a holiday photo-op before telling him your Christmas wish!


Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides | December 26 – 28, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Location: Jokake Inn/West Lawn

Take to the sky and enjoy incredible views from a tethered hot air balloon ride! Embarking from The Phoenician property, guests are able to enjoy this invigorating experience during the holiday season.

Adults: $20, Children: $15


Santa’s Workshop | Thursday – Saturday, month of December

Discover the spirit of Christmas in Santa’s Workshop at The Phoenician. Children are invited to play holiday games and create delicious treats while enjoying a festive atmosphere. Activities will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.


Evening Cactus Tours* | Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in December

Explore our 2-acre Cactus Garden as it shines bright with holiday cheer. Indulge in complimentary signature hot chocolate or apple cider in The Marketplace before embarking on a narrated tour of the Cactus Garden. Please call 480.941.2572 for reservations.