Christmas Dinners in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Adam Haught

Christmas is a time for family, friends, presents and, of course, food! Scottsdale’s chefs are whipping up decadent Christmas dinners that are certain to leave you wanting more. So, don’t cook this year. Gather your family and friends and head for one of these restaurants for the holiday season’s best offerings. 



At the Princess, four dynamic restaurants and five talented chefs are coming together to prepare the ultimate Christmas feast. Each chef will have a themed menu that’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Palomino Ballroom:
When: December 25, 2018 | 10 a.m. –  3 p.m.
Price: $110 per adult | $49 per child, Children 5 and under free
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Christmas cheer is near and dear this season at the Hotel Valley Ho with two magical holiday dining options. The brunch buffet in the Sands venue will serve up an assortment of delicious starters, entrées and desserts, as well as a carving station featuring mouthwatering prime rib and perfectly smoked ham. The dinner at ZuZu includes a starter buffet, with your choice of a la carte entrées, including turkey with all the trimmings, and a festive dessert buffet.

When: December 25, 2018 | 10a.m. –  2 p.m.
Price: $59 per adult | $19 per child
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ZuZu Dinner:
When: December 25, 2018 | 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Price: $52 per adult | $19 per child
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Who’s ready for brunch and live music? At SWB’s Christmas Brunch the standard breakfast station will vie for your attention with stations boasting fresh seafood, antipasti and even sushi.  There’s also a kids’ buffet for the young foodies in your family.

When: December 25, 2018 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Price: $95 per adult ($105 with Champagne and Bloody Mary Bar)| $47 per child
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Come to LON’s to take part in a festive three-course prix-fixe menu featuring grilled tomahawk pork chops or butternut squash risotto. Be sure to save room for a piece of homemade date-rum cake! 

When: December 24, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m. and December 25, 2018 | 12 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Price: $75 per person
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Mountain Shadows

Christmas Day at Hearth ‘61 will be a very Merry Christmas filled with delectable food choices.  For dinner, four courses prepared by Executive Chef Charles Wiley will include savory starters like Lobster Shrimp Cake or Duck Confit Risotto and incredible entrées like Pan-Seared Alaskan Sablefish or Mushroom Raviolo. For dessert, try the Flourless Chocolate Cake or Brown Butter Apple Tart.

When: December 25, 2018 | 12 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Price: Starting at $79, $21 for children 12 and under.
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Omni scottsdale resort and spa at montelucia

Montelucia’s Christmas brunch features seasonal fresh fruits, breakfast breads, and an abundance of meats and seafood, as well as live music and al fresco patio seating.! For dinner, a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring delicious steak, seafood, and house made desserts will be accompanied by festive holiday music.  

When: December 25, 2018 | 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Price: $60 per adult; $35 per child, 5 and under Free
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When: December 24-25, 2018 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Price: $95 per adult; $29 per child
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Christmas dinner with a city view? Check out elements’ four-course Christmas Day dinner prepared by Executive Chef and Food Network star Beau MacMillan. Indulge yourself with a perfectly cooked duck confit and foie gras potpie. For a sweet treat, the salted caramel roulade is always a good choice.

When: December 25, 2018 | 12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Price: $115 per adult | $35 per child (6-12) 5 years or younger free
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The Scott Resort & spa

The Canal Club is dishing up something jolly this Christmas Eve and Day. The Christmas menu boasts delicious smoked ham tamales, roasted half chicken, and house made gingerbread cookies.  Enjoy them individually or indulge in all three!

When: December 24-25, 2018 | 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Price: Ranges from $8-$20 for individual items or, all three courses $35
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Celebrate Christmas day with two amazing dining options at Kitchen West and the Vista Verde Dining Room. Start the day off right with a delicious brunch that includes made-to-order omelets, a carving station, a seafood ice display and Belgian Waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. If “A Christmas Story” is more your speed, you’ll love the resort’s family-style Chinese Christmas dinner inspired by the movie itself!

When: December 25, 2018 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Price: $72 per adult; $32 for Children 5-12, Free under 5
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When: December 25, 2018 | 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Price: $29 per adult; $15 for Children 5-12, Free under 5
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