December 2018 Highlights

Christmas at the Princess

The desert’s Christmas headquarters is excited to welcome guests from all over the Valley and the world for the ninth annual Christmas at the Princess. The annual Christmas at the Princess festival runs through December 31, 2018. Guest favorites, like the glistening four-story musical tree, Desert Ices skating rink, Princess Express trains, Lagoon Lights, holiday characters, and Santa’s Secret Headquarters will all be available each night. As always, there are new experiences, lights and activities to enjoy.

New Experiences

Santa Suite VIP Experience: Brand new this year for all the good girls and boys is the magical opportunity to stay in the big guy’s suite. After sharing his secret headquarters, Santa thought it was time to have guests in his suite.

Hollyville: Located at Hacienda Plaza, Hollyville is a whimsical place for children of all ages. Decorated in holly and playing music throughout the season, Hollyville will be a must see attraction for families.

Holiday Characters

Checking-in are the resort’s holiday friends:the lovely Princesses Angelica and Noel, a huggable Yeti named Shivers and the squishable Graham, a walking s’more, plus Peppermint Penguin and Selfie Elfie each bringing their own special charm from the NorthPole.

Rides and Attractions

Santa’s Secret Headquarters, S’mores Land: Polar Glide Ice Slide Frosty’s Ferris Wheel & New Build-A-Bear Pop-UpShop, Enchanted Plaza Musical Tree & Animated Holiday Light Show, Desert Ice SkatingRink, Lagoon Lights and Princess ExpressTrains


The Build-A-Bear Workshop Pop-UpShop, Kringle’s Korner & Holiday Shopping and Spa La La at Well & BeingSpa.


There are many dining options on site including Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak (where kids 12 and under eat free), Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and the newly renovated La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, with new and special seasonal menus, Christmas ballroom brunches and New Year’s Eve festivities.

Admissions and Parking

Christmas at the Princess is open to the public. General admission is complimentary for hotel guests. General admission/parking for non-hotel guests is $55 per vehicle for self-parking valid up to six people. Valet/general admission is complimentary when dining at any of the resort restaurants with a $75 spend, up to six people. General admission includes access to Enchanted Plaza with the four-story musical tree, Enchanted Plaza video show, a walk-through experience of 4.5 million Lagoon Lights, the Nativity Garden, and S’moresLand.

For guests not staying at the resort, ride sharing or walking in, wristbands are $25 per person to ride the attractions including the Princess Express Trains, Polar Glide, Frosty’s Ferris Wheel and the Christmas Carousel. Skating, photos with Santa, shopping, dining and spa are priced separately. Wristbands may be purchased at convenient kiosks throughout the resort.

For more information, please visit,or call (480)585- 4848, toll-free (866) 540-4495.


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