Christmas at The Princess transforms Scottsdale resort

Above: Christmas at the Princess. (Photo courtesy of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess) Experience AZ | 22 Nov |

Christmas at The Princess has returned to Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and runs 5-10 p.m. nightly through January 2, 2022. This momentous holiday event transforms the nearly the entire resort property into a winter wonderland.

Kids and kids-at-heart will enjoy holiday displays featuring over six million lights, a 6,000 sq. ft. Desert Ice Skating Rink made of real ice, an exciting ice maze, an Alpine ice trail, the thrilling polar glide, Frosty’s Ferris Wheel, holiday character meet-n-greets, light shows in the Enchanted Plaza, Lagoon Lights and Princess Express Train, a Christmas carousel, s’mores at The Village, food and beverages, Nativity Garden narrated light show, VIP fire pits, climate controlled “igloo” rentals, live entertainment and more.


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General admission is $18 a person, self-parking and general admission for up to four people is $72 or valet parking and admission for up to six people is $108. Overnight guests staying at the resort receive complimentary general admission and VIP Express wristbands, good for up to two adults and three children, providing “VIP Express Lane” access to all attractions. Some attractions, like ice skating are priced separately from general admission.

A dedicated experience with Santa is $40 for up to eight people per reservation and includes a meet-n-greet with Santa and his elves, Santa’s elf pledge and one digital photo. Personal photos and videos are encouraged during the experience. An advanced ticket purchase is required for this experience and is available 4-10 p.m. nightly through December 24.

Another available option is the dining experience. Spend $75 per vehicle at any of the resort’s dining outlets in the same evening to receive complimentary general admission and up to six ride and attraction wristbands and 50% off valet parking. Restaurant reservations need to be booked in advance through Open Table for property restaurants La Hacienda, Bourbon Steak or Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar.

Of note, there is no cash accepted at the event, there are no ticket refunds, there is a $20 fee for date changes, subject to availability, and children under the age of three receive complimentary access. Visit https://www.scottsdaleprincess.com/christmas-at-the-princess for additional information.

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