Celebrate the splendor of the season at the AAA Five-Diamond award-winning Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. As one of the best and brightest places to celebrate the holiday season, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess creates a backdrop for families and friends to enjoy a magical night and make memories that last a lifetime. Watch as the resort transforms into a winter wonderland in the desert, glistening with a four-story musical tree, Desert Ice Skating Rink, Princess Express Trains, new holiday characters, shows and attractions including Santa's Secret Headquarters and more than 3 million Lagoon Lights.
General admission includes up to six Attraction Wristbands per car; Enchanted Plaza Experience; Holiday & Lagoon Lights and Nativity Garden. Other attractions may cost additional.
Enchanted Plaza Shows | Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. nightly
Don’t miss this five-minute long, high-definition, video show featuring projected against the resort’s facade. The resort’s Christmas tree has 70,000 LED lights that twinkle and dance to 17 classic holiday songs in the Enchanted Plaza.
Nativity Garden | Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. nightly
The resort’s Fragrance Garden becomes the Nativity Garden, where an 88-foot narrated light and music show tells the story of Christmas. Seating is provided for the 10-minute program.
Holiday Lagoon Lights | Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. nightly
Enjoy more than 3 million LED lights as you stroll or ride the Princess Express train through the resort’s majestic lagoons.
Princess Express Train | Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. nightly
Hitch a ride on the Princess Express train around the resort’s lagoon lights. For spectators of all ages.
Holiday Character Experiences | Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. nightly
Santa has invited his delightful holiday friends from the North Pole to visit the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess again this year. Meet Graham, Shivers, Princess Noel & Angelica, Selfie Elfie and Peppermint Penguin as you stroll through the property.
Desert Ice Skating Rink | Nov. 22 - Dec. 31
Made with real ice, the resort’s 6,000 sq. ft. Desert Ice Skating Rink provides skaters the opportunity to experience a classic winter tradition surrounded by the beauty of the desert and starry night sky, along with magical rink-side snowfalls nightly.
S'mores Land | Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. nightly
Join our newest, cuddly, s’mores-loving friend Graham at his home where you can roast marshmallows with our Campfire Experience and more! S’mores Land attractions include Build-A-Bear experience, Polar Glide, Ferris Wheel and Christmas Carousel.
Photos with Santa | Nov. 22 - Dec. 24
Join Santa in his magical secret Scottsdale headquarters located just beyond the Enchanted Plaza. The young and young-at-heart can have photos taken with Kris Kringle himself while meeting a few of his favorite friends as you wait.
Breakfast with Santa & Friends | De. 23 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mrs. Claus invites you to breakfast with Santa Claus. She is preparing a magical breakfast buffet. Mrs. Claus and Santa’s friends Princess Noel, Selfie Elfie, Graham’s and Shivers invite you to wear your pajamas, be prepared for surprises and delights at every turn. A complimentary photo with Santa will be provided with each reservation.
Christmas Day Brunch | De. 25 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Let us take host your holiday feast at Palomino Ballroom. We’ll feature selections from all our signature restaurants including carved turkey and ham, salmon, prime rib, jumbo shrimp, sushi, made-to-order pasta, corn tamales, breakfast favorites, made-to-order omelets and waffles, hot and cold salads, cheeses, fruits, assorted desserts and more.
Holiday Shopping | Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily
The Christmas Shoppe at Kringle’s Korner offers wintery wear, seasonal decor, collectible ornaments, snow globes, train whistles, Selfie Elfie and Elf on the Shelf toys, gourmet chocolates and more.