Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hosts Pumpkin Nights for fall fun

Experience AZ | 15 Sep |

Each Thursday through Sunday nights, September 17th – October 31st, 2020, from 6-10 pm Valley families will have the opportunity to get into the fall season, as the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess welcomes Pumpkin Nights, the newest event at the resort.

HAUNTED PLAZA

Guests can get spooked right as they arrive to Pumpkin Nights as Princess Plaza transforms into Haunted Plaza. Guests will be greeted by Elwood Bones, Pumpkin Nights’ resident musician, Bernard the butler and other animated scenes to spook you right off the bat.

PUMPKIN PATCH

Guests may join us as Canyon Lawn transforms into Patches Pumpkin Farm featuring an assortment of pumpkins on display and for purchase. This area will also have plenty of family photo opportunities, like farm trucks and more. Guests can also meet Patches, the friendly scarecrow who watches over his pumpkin patch, making sure there will be enough pumpkins for all the families.

PUMPKIN PLAZA

Enjoy the Great Pumpkin, an eight-foot-tall, ten-foot-wide giant pumpkin, perfect for the first photo of the fall. Make sure to stop at the Pie House for fired to order homemade apple, peach and pumpkin pies.

JACK-O-LANTERN LAWN

We’re turning the Sunset Beach Lawn into an area of adventure! Guests can enjoy our Hay Maze, the YOYO Swing Chair, Spidermania and Sizzle rides, campfire fire pits and physically distanced outdoor family seating, S’mores & More concessions including Halloween s’mores kits and a full bar featuring apple cider drinks.

PATCHES SEASONAL SHOPPE

The Princess’ newest pop-up shop will be transformed into Patches Seasonal Shoppe featuring a seasonal assortment of pajamas, plush animals, gifts, LED toys, fall treats and more. Open Thurs. – Sun. 6-10 PM.

LANTERNS OF HOPE

Families may join us at the Sunset Beach pool to light and launch their complimentary lantern they have inscribed with inspiring phrases and wishes of hope. Seating in the area has be arranged to account for physical distancing for guests to prepare their lanterns.

PUMPKIN NIGHTS FIREWORK DISPLAY

Guests will enjoy a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm each night of Pumpkin Nights with the best views from the Princess Plaza, Pumpkin Patch and Jack-o-Lantern Lawn.

HARVEST YOUR HEALTH AT THE SPA

Fall into the spa and treat yourself in seasonal style with our featured specialty treatments. Elevate the traditional pumpkin pampering to a Toasty Marshallow Me-Mosa Manis and Pedis, or try an Aromatherapy Wrap with healing essential oils for an immunity boost as we head into colder months. Hit the spa Thursday Nights for Spa’rty Nights. Book a spa service or join us for Glow Yoga and enjoy Bubbles & Bites. Catch up on the latest skincare trends and wellness tips from the experts.

Fall Culinary Class Series

Saturdays in October is the perfect time to time you found a new passion for cooking during our new Culinary Cooking Series – three courses taught by the talented chefs of Fairmont Scottsdale.

1 PM October 3: Toro’s Fall Feast

1 PM October 10: Birds & Brews at Ironwood American Kitchen

1 PM October 17: Mastering Mexican Cuisine at La Hacienda

1 PM October 25: Bourbon Steak’s Autumn Favorites

$99 per person, per class. Price includes complimentary valet parking, welcome cocktail, 90 minutes of expert instruction and a recipe card takeaway.

INSIDER TIPS FOR BEST WAYS TO ENJOY PUMPKIN NIGHTS

• Book one of the packages, like the Arizona Resident’s Rate or Stay Close package, and relax poolside during the day and enjoy the festivities at night.

• Enjoy a meal at one of the resort restaurants and get complimentary admission for up to four when you spend $60

Purchase your parking and tickets online to maximize your time enjoying the event

ADMISSION & PARKING

•  Admission includes Pumpkin Patch, Jack-o-Lantern Lawn, rides, hay maze, lantern launch and the fireworks show

•   Admission is complimentary for registered guests staying in house

•   Self parking & admission is $40 for up to four wristbands, additional wristbands are $10 each

•  Valet parking & admission is $60 for up four wristbands, additional wristbands are $10 each

•   Valet parking & admission is complimentary with $60 minimum on property restaurant spend

•   Wristbands for rideshare and walk-in guests are $10 each

•   Children three and younger are complimentary and do not require wristbands

The Princess is ready to welcome guests while keeping their safety in mind. Pumpkin Nights at the Princess is an outdoor open-air, appropriately physically distanced and a family-oriented experience for all ages.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE AUTUMN OUTLET SEASONAL OFFERINGS

PLAZA BAR beverage

• SPICED APPLE MARGARITA – reposado tequila, apple cider, lime, house-made honey syrup

• CRANBERRY ROSEMARY MULE – vodka, cranberry bitters, ginger beer, lime, rosemary, house-made cranberry syrup

• PRALINE DREAMS – baileys, vodka, praline pecan liqueur, house-made poblano syrup, brandy snifter

• HALLE BBYRRH-Y – gin, spiced pineapple liqueur, byrrh grand quinquina aperitif, cranberry bitters, lime, simple syrup

• WREN HOUSE SEASONAL FESTBIER – oak fermented german inspired

• WREN HOUSE SEASONAL KOLSCH – german style pale ale

• GOLDWATER BREWING COMPANY – hazy ipa

PLAZA BAR food

• BAVARIAN PRETZEL – noble bread pretzel, marzen beer mustard

• DEVILED EGG DIP – pickles, celery, paprika, herbed lavash

• SHORT RIB SAURBRATEN – hayden mills rye spätzle, pickled red cabbage, mushroom gravy

• MARY’S CHICKEN SCHNITZEL – grain mustard cream, shaved brussels sprouts, bacon-sherry vinaigrette

• LAGER BRAISED SHRIENERS BRATWURST – warm potato salad, house made sauerkraut

BOURBON STEAK beverage

• FUJI FIZZ – roku gin, lemon, sugar, apple bitters, egg white, apple cider

• PUMPKIN FLIP – h by hine cognac, pumpkin, sugar, nutmeg, cream, whole egg

• MANHATTAN IN SCOTTSDALE – don julio anejo, cherry herring, apple bitters

• CABLE CAR – sailor jerry rum, cointreau, lemon, cinnamon-sugar

• WREN HOUSE SEASONAL FESTBIER – oak fermented german inspired

• WREN HOUSE SEASONAL KOLSCH – german style pale ale

• GOLDWATER BREWING COMPANY – hazy ipa

BOURBON STEAK food

• HARVEST SALAD – spinach, sweet potato, pear, pomegranate, walnut, goat cheese, pear vinaigrette

• HOUSE PULLED MOZZARELLA – brown butter vinaigrette, sherry gastrique, spiced pepitas, sage

• SHORT RIB TORTELLINI – pumpkin puree, roasted brussels sprouts, hazelnut

• KUROBUTA PORK CHOP – spring garlic puree, leek spatzel, hakurei turnip, herb jus

• STONINGTON MAINE SCALLOP – roasted carrot puree, caper vinaigrette, savoy spinach

LA HACIENDA beverage

• PUMPKIN MARGARITA – la hacienda select barrel reposado, pumpkin, coconut, ginger, lime, cinnamon

• AUTUMN APPLE NEGRONI – mescal, campari, apple spice, vermouth

• EARL GRAY MARGARITA – la hacienda select barrel reposado, earl gray caramel syrup, orange, maple

• WREN HOUSE SEASONAL FESTBIER – oak fermented german inspired

• WREN HOUSE SEASONAL KOLSCH – german style pale ale

• GOLDWATER BREWING COMPANY – hazy ipa

LA HACIENDA food

• GREEN APPLE AGUA CHILE – baja shrimp, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomato, pomegranate, basil

• SWEET POTATO & CHORIZO EMPANADA – salsas divorciadas, crema, pico, queso fresco

• FLAUTAS AHOGADAS DE CARNE DESEBRADA – shredded beef taquitos, salsa verde, romaine, escabeche, crema, cotija

• BARBACOA DE BORREGO – braised lamb shank, sweet potato, peas, carrots, pearl onions, three chile adobo

• MEXICAN CHOCOLATE TAMALES – ganache, brownie, walnut, anglaise, berries

TORO beverage

• DON’T “FALL” OVER TIKI STYLE – smith & cross over proof, pussers, velvet falernum, cinnamon syrup, torched star anise

• SNOWBIRD SOUR – crown royal, rogue hazelnut, amaro, maple syrup, lemon egg white, angostura bitters

• SETTING SAIL TIKI STYLE – aperol, bacardi, pussers, orange, pineapple, orgeat, orange bitters, angostura bitters

• WREN HOUSE SEASONAL FESTBIER – oak fermented german inspired

• WREN HOUSE SEASONAL KOLSCH – german style pale ale

• GOLDWATER BREWING COMPANY – hazy ipa

TORO food

• STUFFED TORTILLA DE PAPA – yukon potato, egg, smoked ham, mozzarella, piquillo pepper puree

• HARVEST VEGETABLE ANTICUCHOS – eggplant, squash, fall mushroom, pearl onion, aji amarillo crema, pepita chimichurri

• CODORNICE RELLENO – mushroom stuffed quail, zapallo puree, toasted pepitas, pomegranate

• ‘FISH AND CHIPS’ – crispy snapper, pumpkin sopapillas, pebre, merken aioli

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