Christmas Dinners

By local contributor
Kristen Kearney

Christmas can be a hectic time of year. With the all the friends and family in town, Christmas dinner can be easily pushed to the back burner. This year, instead of slaving away in the kitchen, let some of the finest restaurants around Scottsdale dish up some happiness.


Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Brunch: Dec. 25, 2017 | 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. | $60 per adult and $35 per child

Celebrate the season with a traditional Montelucia brunch that includes an omelet station, waffles, fresh sliced fruit and smoked salmon. Or choose from a la carte options like signature tapas, NY strip steak and eggs Benedict.

Dinner: Dec. 25, 2017 | 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | $95 per adult and $35 per child

Gather your friends and family for a decadent, four-course, prix-fixe dinner at Prado. You’ll have your choice of soup, salad, entrée and dessert, with holiday-inspired items such as butternut squash bisque, grilled peach salad, prime filet mignon and eggnog tiramisu.


Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch


Dec. 25, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | $89 - $99 per adult and $44.50 per child

Celebrate Christmas with a variety of family-friendly activities and a festive holiday brunch at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch. The holiday buffet offers an abundance of options, including everything from seafood and sushi stations to quesadilla and carving stations. You’ll find holiday favorites like roasted turkey with sage stuffing and Yukon gold mashed potatoes as well as options like smoked pork tacos and shrimp cocktail.


elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Dec. 25, 2017 | 12 p.m - 8 p.m. | $105 per adult and $25 per child

Indulge in a delicious Christmas meal at the renowned Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, overlooking Paradise Valley. This award-winning restaurant will dish up delicacies like sweet potato gnocchi, roasted guinea hen, roasted vegetable wellington, crab stuffed petrale sole and more!


T Cook's at Royal Palms Resort & Spa


Brunch: Dec. 24, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | $85 per adult and $29 per child

Celebrate Christmas Eve with brunch at T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms. Options range from holiday classics such as almond-crusted french toast and smoked bacon to oysters and salmon. Plus, the dessert bar has carrot cake, pumpkin pie and more!

Brunch: Dec. 24, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. | $95 per adult and $32 per child

Dinner at T. Cooks serves up all the comfort foods of the season - roasted cauliflower & parsnip soup, winter vegetable salad, Colorado lamb chops with haricot vert and more.


Four Seasons Resort Troon North

Talavera: Dec. 24, 2017 | 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. | $85 per person

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring…because everyone went out! Celebrate the tastes of the season with friends and loved ones during Talavera’s three course Christmas Eve dinner menu. Enjoy festive flavors, fine wines and take in one of the best views of the Valley.

Proof: Dec. 25, 2017 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. | $55 per person adult and $22 per child

After digging into the pile of presents that Santa left behind, why not dig into some great festive dinner items too? Proof's Christmas dinner will include a variety of seasonal and staple items such as sausage rolls with chestnuts and dried cranberries, smoked ribeye and spice chocolate pecan pie.


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Dec. 25, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | $95 per adult and $40 per child

Gather family and friends to celebrate this joyous holiday at the Princess. Four dynamic restaurants and five talented chefs come together for one spectacular holiday feast in the Palomino Ballroom. Chefs from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and Ironwood American Kitchen will each bring their own special culinary talents and themed menus to the table.


Hotel Valley Ho

Dec. 25, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | $59 per adult and $19 per child

Join the Hotel Valley Ho for a special holiday buffet this Christmas at Sands. Load up on your greens at the salad buffet within the buffet, featuring Tuscan kale + brussels sprouts and local field greens. Head back for seconds (and thirds!) to enjoy herbed peppercorn prime rib, roasted acorn squash carbonara and more! You also can enjoy the a la carte menu at Hotel Valley Ho’s ZuZu restaurant (available all day).