Celebrate Christmas with festive treats and seasonal dinner menu offerings, ring in the New Year or celebrate New Year’s Day with dining specials at one of these restaurants and resorts around the Valley. 

Miracle at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

“Miracle” is a nationally known brand of Christmas cocktail pop-up bars that has one location in Downtown Phoenix this holiday season. Their cocktail menu features nine holiday-themed drinks including a Snowball Old Fashioned, Gingerbread Flip, and Jingle Balls Nog. There are also five new dishes that will be added to the menu to accompany the drink you choose.

Information: Through Dec. 25. Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. 

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is offering lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas. They will be offering their regular breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and a holiday-themed entrée that includes Bluehound Porter Braised Beef Short-Rib served with Anson Mills white corn grits, confit thumbelina carrots, Worcestershire gastrique and citrus gremolata.

They will also be offering a four-course New Year’s Eve Dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. that includes Yellowtail Hamachi Yellowtail Hamachi with clementine, charred radish, yuzu kosho, cured cucumber and petite cilantro; Porcini Raviolo with oxtail marmalade, parmesan crema, chive blossom and smoked olive oil; Porter Braised Lamb “Stroganoff” with pappardelle, wild mushroom crème fraiche and Blue Hound ale demi-glace; and Olive Oil Poached Halibut with eggplant miso puree, anson mill grit cake, caramelized butternut squash and meyer lemon chimichurri.

Information: Christmas: $35 per person; New Year’s Eve dinner: $105 per person. Reservations recommended, visit BlueHoundKitchen.com or call 602-258-0231.

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day brunch or New Year’s Eve dinner at T. Cooks, located in the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. This award-winning restaurant features Mediterranean flavors with influences from Italy, Greece and Spain. Be sure to try their themed desserts like the Eggnog Trifle or the Gingerbread Pudding. 

Information: Adults $95-$165, children ages 6-12 $38. Reservations required: TCooksPhoenix.com or 602-808-0766

Mix Up Bar at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Mix Up Bar, also located in the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, will be offering holiday cocktail specials, live music, and is complete with a visit from Santa Claus himself. 

Information: Dec. 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale 

On Christmas morning, Mountain Shadows Resort will have a buffet brunch at their restaurant, Heath ‘61. There will be an antipasti buffet and a selection of entrees including Crab Cake Benedict and Pan-Seared Sea Bass. Chef Charles Wiley will also be serving festive specials that evening if you’d rather sleep in. Check out their special holiday cocktail, Rudolph’s Sparkle, that has spiced strawberries, red wine and sparkling wine. 

Information: Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Adults $79, children 12 and under $19. Reservations required: call 480-624-5458.

Hotel Valley Ho “Show Stopper”

ZuZu, located at Hotel Valley Ho, their “Show Stopper” Shake features a delicious concoction that changes monthly. December’s drink is a Peppermint Mocha with a peppermint twist base topped with white chocolate popcorn, chocolate-covered espresso beans, peppermint bark, candy canes, holiday sprinkle mix, a peppermint-spiked ice cream sandwich, and a holiday cookie. This year they are also featuring a Mezcal Mistletoe Holiday Cocktail available until Jan. 2. 

Information: ZuZu, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Shake: $18; Mistletoe cocktail: $16

Christmas Dining at Hotel Valley Ho

The hotel will be serving a Christmas buffet in the morning with a fresh seafood bar, vanilla-bourbon ham and desserts like eggnog cheesecake and candy cane brownies. If you’d prefer dinner, ZuZu will be offering a starter buffet with an entree choice such as Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast or a Prime Ribeye with a wide range of dessert options.

Information: Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults $69, children 12 and under $22. Dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adults $56 to $79 depending on the entree, children 12 and under $22. 

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Spend Christmas dinner at Elements restaurant at Sanctuary Resort, headed by Food Network star and Chef Beau MacMillan. The restaurant will be offering a four-course prix fixe menu on Christmas day with items like Charred Octopus, a Moroccan Spiced Lamb Rack, and Sesame Crusted Tofu. There will also be a New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner featuring Steak Tartare, White Truffle & Ricotta Gnocchi, and more. 

Information: Dec. 25 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., $115 per person. Dec. 31, $150 per person. 

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Celebrating a decade of Decembers for their tenth year celebrating Christmas at the Princess, the resort will be holding Christmas brunch. Chefs from the resort’s four restaurants, which are all highly-regarded will come together for this holiday feast. The Princess will also be having an event to ring in the new year at The Plaza Bar with entertainment and specialty cocktails. 

Information: Christmas brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Year’s Eve from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Prado restaurant at the resort has several Christmas dining events this holiday season. On Dec. 14 and 21, the resort will be hosting a breakfast with Santa featuring fruits, breads, and breakfast favorites, and you will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa. They will also have a four-course prix fixe menu for brunch on Christmas Day and dinner the same day, both with festive holiday music. 

Information: Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 14 & 21 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Adults $55, children ages 6-12 $40, children 5 and under are free. Christmas brunch is $99 per adult, $35 per child ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. Christmas dinner is $99 per person and children 5 and under are free. 

Arizona Biltmore

Decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus at the Arizona Biltmore this year. Cookie to-go bags, aprons, and hats are provided while you decorate sugar and ginger cookies with their pastry chefs. Add the reservation for Gingerbread Tea to complement your cookies. 

Information: Dec. 21 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. $20 per child, children 6 and under are free. 

Wigwam Arizona

Choose between a Christmas Day Buffet in the afternoon or a Christmas dinner in the evening at the Wigwam Arizona. The lunch buffet features wood-fired leg of lamb and herb-roasted prime rib. If you’d rather opt for dinner, there will be a three-course prix fixe menu with a salad or squash soup, smoked ham, Scottish salmon, and a choice of dessert.

Information: Christmas buffet from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $54 and children ages 4 to 12 $22. Christmas dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $62 and children ages 4 to 12 are $22. 

Sapien’s Paleo Kitchen

If you’d rather pick up food on Christmas and enjoy it at home, Sapien’s Paleo Kitchen, that serves food based on the paleo diet, is offering a dine out option with their own spin on Christmas dinner. The options can serve groups from 5 to 60 and include braised short ribs with root vegetables, wine, and balsamic vinegar, turkey breast ballotine stuffed with sage, garlic, celery, carrots, and parsley and others. 

Information: Prices range from $59 to $249. Must be ordered four days before pick-up. 

Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse 

The Steakhouse is celebrating the new year with its Second Annual New Year’s Eve Gala. There will be a buffet dinner, a dessert station, and live music on the rooftop deck with a champagne toast at midnight. 

Information: Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $125 per person. 

Phoenix City Grille

Phoenix City Grille is offering specialty dishes available exclusively on New Year’s Eve beginning at 3 p.m. The dishes include surf and turf- coffee-rubbed wood-grilled beef tenderloin with guajillo-marinated wild Mexican jumbo prawns, Manchego Pima grits, roasted Brussels sprouts, cognac demi-glace, and brown butter vinaigrette for $42.

Chula Seafood Jumbo Sea Scallops with vanilla-parsnip puree, crispy speck, apple-bourbon relish, pea tendrils and barrel-aged balsamic reduction for $34.

Chula Seafood Blue Nose Bass with celery root puree, caramelized fennel bulb, Arkansas black apple-hazelnut smoked beet relish, Meyer lemon champagne vinaigrette, and purple radish sprouts for $33.

New England Clam Chowder featuring smoked bacon, sea clams, fresh herbs, potatoes and cream is also being offered as a starter for $6 per cup or $11 for a bowl. 

Reservations can be made by calling 602-266-3001 or online via phoenixcitygrille.com

The Phoenician

Spend Christmas dinner at The Phoenician, with items like Homemade Fresh Fettuccine, Grilled Prime Sirloin Cap Steak, and Warm Chocolate Cake with Caramel Ice Cream. The resort is also offering a special New Year’s Eve tasting menu and an a la carte menu for a quieter and more intimate dinner with live entertainment. 

Information: Dec. 25 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., $65 per person. Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., $125 per person. 

Mastro’s Steakhouse

Celebrate New Year’s Eve beginning at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 with a five-course dinner that features Mastro’s signature iced seafood tower; soup or salad and an entree choice of filet and lobster tail, Chilean sea bass, twin lobster tails, salmon fillet, New York strip, herb-roasted chicken and bone-in ribeye. Sides include sauteed broccoli, mashed potatoes, gorgonzola mac and cheese and mushrooms; and save room for dessert such as their signature warm butter cake, cheesecake and chocolate sin cake.

Information: Dec. 31, starting at 8 p.m. $250 per adult; a la carte dining is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call 480-585-9500 or visit mastrosrestaurants.com.

Hash Kitchen 

Yelp’s top-rated Scottsdale brunch spot, and home of the state’s largest Bloody Mary Bar will be serving up all of its classic favorites, in addition to new menu items like the Giant Nutella & Banana Croissant ($12), Skillet Cinnamon Roll ($13) and Giant Lamb Beni Croissant ($18) for New Year’s Day brunch. To celebrate the first of the year (and National Bloody Mary Day!) diners can enjoy the nationally-recognized build-your-own Bloody Mary bar (starting at $10) as well as new cocktails like the Disco Bellini ($11).  

Blue Clover Distillery

Scottsdale’s first-ever micro-distillery is hosting a special brunch buffet for New Year’s Day for just $10. Diners can look forward to the Southwest Hash Bowl, Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Flatbreads and Farm & Egg Grilled Cheeses to name a few. Bloody Marys and mimosas will also be available for $10 each with $2 refills. 

Giving Tree Cafe

Giving Tree Cafe, a new all-organic, gluten-free and vegetarian cafe in downtown Phoenix, will be open until 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and will host a healthy brunch for New Year’s Day. Diners can choose from Giving Tree Cafe breakfast favorites such as the buckwheat waffle ($9) and avocado toast ($9) as well as specials on cold pressed organic juices, mocktails and better-for-you alcoholic beverages. 


Located at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Zinqué will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for brunch.  Zinqué is offering a special New Year’s Eve seafood platter for two people for $85 with kumamoto oysters; pre-cooked chilled lobster meat paired with with Sriracha mayo; jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce, tuna tartare made with sashimi grade tuna, complete with toasted Poilâne Bakery bread imported from Paris. Reservations required: visit lezinque.com.

New Year’s Day brunch that starts with a cup of La Colombe coffee or a glass of rosé. Brunch menu items include “Le Bowl ($15),” made of brown rice, avocado, tomato, arugula, comte cheese, cilantro, and Sriracha, steak frites ($24) with chimichurri, and a breakfast sandwich with egg, English muffin, tomato, basil and aged swiss ($8). Brunch cocktails include bellinis, Bloody Marys and mimosas. Restaurant hours will be 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. on New Year’s Day.


Condesa at downtown Phoenix’s Renaissance Square will be serving a special dinner menu of internationally-inspired dishes with passed trays and grazing stations featuring dishes like lamb kofta, beef short rib with mole and grilled cauliflower from 7 to 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve dinner service is only available for reservations. Following the dinner program, the expansive, newly-opened restaurant will become a vibrant party space from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. to welcome 2020 complete with music by DJ Phox and a champagne toast at midnight. 

Information: Dec. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m.; party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; $50 for dinner and party, $20 for party only.


Tomaso’s will be open on New Year’s Eve for Italian fine dining until 11 p.m. with a variety of specialty menu items. Returning favorites by Founder/Executive Chef Tomaso Maggiore will include the Paccheri with Lobster, Shrimp and Broccolini, Stuffed Veal Chop and Seafood Medley Cioppino. Reservations are required; call 602-956-0836 or visit tomasos.com.

Tempo Urban Bistro

Tempe Urban Bistro is celebrating the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 this New Year’s Eve. They will be offering their regular menu in addition to a selection of specialty offerings available a la carte from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Dec. 31 that include starters: jumbo shrimp cocktail and lobster bisque; entrees: surf and turf; bone-in strip steak with roasted shallots and roasted fingerling potatoes; herb-crusted rack of lamb with whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus; Chilean sea bass; and wild mushroom tortellini.

Reservations can be made online at tempourbanbistro.com or by calling 623-594-6788.

Voila French Bistro

Treat yourself and a loved one to a festive dinner on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at Voila French Bistro in Scottsdale. A three-course prix-fixe, wine-paired dinner features special dishes including smoked salmon, surf & turf of filet mignon and lobster tail and traditional French pastries for dessert.

Information: Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $89 per person. Reservations required: visit voilafrenchbistro.com.

Dog Haus San Tan Village

Dog Haus will stay open late on New Year’s Eve with an extended late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. They will offer PBR 16oz Cans for $3.00; $2 off draft beer and wine; $2 off Well Drinks; $3.99 This Burger; $3.99 That Burger; $2.99 Sliced Sausage; $1.49 Tots or Fries.

Information: Dec. 31, open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; extended hours: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Pomelo at the Orchard 

On New Year’s Eve, Pomelo at the Orchard will be featuring some of their famous specialty entrees, starters and salads, along with a prix fixe menu. The prix fixe menu is $65 per person and it includes a welcome glass of champagne or beer, starter salad, choice of 8oz-10oz lobster tail, or 8oz pan-seared filet mignon and one dessert. There will also be signature cocktails, beer, wine and champagne available for purchase.

For reservations, please call 602-633-2600. Pomelo at the Orchard is part of Luci’s Urban Concepts. For more information, visit lucisurbanconcepts.com

El Hefe Tempe and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

El Hefe Tempe and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Tempe are teaming up once again to host “The Champagne Ball,” the biggest NYE party in Tempe. Get entry to two of the top bars on the Mill for the price of one. Guests will enjoy the champagne theme throughout both venues with live music by DJ Thomas James and DJ Ekoh starting at 8PM. GA tickets are $10. Presale tickets are available at either elhefe.com or dierkswhiskyrow.com. VIP table service is also available. For El Hefe, call or text 507-320-1602 and for Whiskey Row, call or text 615-208-5262. 

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale is hosting a special New Year’s Eve 2020 celebration on Tuesday, December 31 starting at 8PM with DJ Real. General Admission is $20 per person and available on dierkswhiskeyrow.com. For VIP table reservations, call or text 480-382-1505. 

El Hefe in Scottsdale is hosting “2020 Vision” on Tuesday, December 31. Starting at 8 p.m., enjoy music by DJ Convince and a decked-out venue ready to ring in the New Year. General admission/cover is $20 per person. Guests can purchase the 20/20 packages for $40 which includes two tickets (for two people) and one bottle of Champagne, but you must arrive before 10 p.m. For VIP table reservations, call or text 702-829-1251. Tickets available at elhefe.com

Riot House

The Scottsdale nightclub is hosting “Y2K20” a special New Year’s Eve 2020 Celebration. The party kicks off at 8 p.m. on the 31st with music by DJ Cutswell. General admission/cover is $20 per person. VIP tickets, which include priority entry until 11 p.m., are $40 per person. Guests can enjoy a special Vueve for 2 package for $300, which includes two VIP tickets, one bottle of Veuve Champagne and two champagne flutes. Tickets on sale now at riothousescottsdale.com. For VIP table reservations, call 702-670-0073.

Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse 

Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse at the Scottsdale Waterfront is hosting a New York New Year’s Eve on December 31. Celebrate the New Year on New York time with a special Ball Drop from Times Square at 10 p.m. Enjoy food and drink specials all night, live music by local DJs, party favors and more. For more information or to make reservations, visit handcutchophouse.com

Dave & Buster’s

Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace is hosting two parties! The first is for families on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Two different ticket options offer guests an appetizer buffet, build your own churro station, unlimited soda, coffee & tea, a $20 or $25 power card with unlimited video game play.

For adults 21 and over, the Roarin’ 20s bash will be a great way to celebrate. Starting at 7p.m. going until 2 a.m. This roarin’ 20’s country swing bash will have live music, amazing drinks and the most beautiful outside NYE countdown in the valley.

For more information, visit daveandbusters.com/locations/tempe

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

On New Year’s Eve, Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill will be offering an extensive special menu. A few of the entrees include grilled Atlantic salmon, blackened ribeye steak, filet mignon and grilled shrimp and butternut squash risotto. A whiskey Bing cherry bread pudding is the special dessert being served. The traditional menu will also be available. Thirsty Lion serves craft cocktails along with local beers and wine. There are three Valley locations in Tempe, Scottsdale and Gilbert. For more information visit thirstyliongastropub.com. 

Casino Arizona

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 celebrate this New Year’s with dining specials at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort. 

CAZ Sports Bar

From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. the CAZ Sports Bar will offer a three-course meal starting out with a choice of Smoked Salmon Crostini. 

CAZ Bingo Lounge

For $10.50 CAZ’s Bingo Lounge will offer Garlic Roasted Prime Rib with au jus, steamed asparagus, cheesy au gratin potatoes and a Chocolate Caramel Tart for dessert.

Eagle’s Buffet

From 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. the buffet will feature Smoked Prime Rib with rosemary au jus and applewood smoked ham, Hot Steamed Crab Legs, Baked Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Lobster Ravioli, Grilled Pork Loin Chops, Mango Tea Marinated Roast Chicken, Fresh Cauliflower and Broccoli, Chesapeake Bay Oysters, and much more. Special occasion desserts and a chocolate fountain will also be available. $38.95 adults, $19.95 children. 

The Willows

Celebrate this New Year’s with dining specials at The Willows Restaurant. For breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., enjoy Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with two eggs any style and Hash browns, $8.95 

Dinner specials at the restaurant will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and includes Grilled Filet Mignon with tobacco onions, port wine demi, garlic mashed potatoes and bourbon-glazed carrots, $19.95. The soup of the day is Chicken Gumbo for $3.25. Dessert will be a Pear Almond Tart with orange-scented crème anglaise, $4. 

Salt River Cafe

Salt River Cafe will offer a tasty Country Fried Steak Dinner with mashed potatoes, country gravy, sautéed corn and a dinner roll. With a Cranberry Lime Tart for dessert and a fountain beverage included, enjoy this New Year’s dinner for $9.95. 

Cholla Prime Steakhouse and Lounge

In addition to its regular menu, Cholla Prime Steakhouse and Lounge will offer a prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu for $40 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. The menu will start with the choice of an appetizer of Bacon Wrapped Scallops with charred lemon and spicy aioli dipping sauce, or a Pear Brussel Sprout Salad with fresh pear slices, prosciutto, candied walnuts, dried cranberries and pear apple cider vinaigrette. 

The main course is Slow Roasted Prime Rib with garlic and herb-crusted prime rib, rosemary infused au jus creamy prawn risotto, and grilled asparagus. Dessert will feature a Chocolate Caramel Truffle Tart. Each item on the prix fixe menu is also available al-a-cart. 

Talking Stick Resort 

Blue Coyote Cafe

Starting at 5 p.m. Blue Coyote Café will offer a prix fixe menu starting with a choice of soup or salad, followed by Steak and Lobster for an entrée with au gratin potato, broccolini and saffron hollandaise. To wrap up the celebratory meal, enjoy Pink Champagne Cake, $29.95.

Blue Coyote Cantina

Starting at 4 p.m. Blue Coyote Cantina will serve Chile Rubbed Prime Rib with green chile mash, garlic green beans and spicy tomato reduction. The meal concludes with a delectable slice of Tres Leches, $23.95

The Arena Poker Room

A very special New Year’s Eve meal will be served in The ARENA Poker Room from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for $20. Guests can enjoy soup of the day, Lamb Chops with mustard greens, oyster and shiitake mushrooms, spinach and mint roasted garlic mashed potatoes. The three-course meal concludes with Ricotta Limoncello Cake. 

Ocean Trail

From 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. guests will enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu, starting with Ham Hock and White Bean Soup, followed by Lobster and Seafood Stew with large shrimp, crab meat, clams and mussels. The meal concludes with Crème Brulee Cheesecake, $59. 

Orange Sky

From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. guests will enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu for $139 which includes a champagne toast. Options for the first-course includes: Creamy Dungeness Crab Risotto, Warm Smoked Salmon and Avocado Phyllo, Black Truffle and Potato Mousse Cannoli, Apple and Leek Bisque. A choice of salad for the second-course includes: Pear and Persimmons, Brussel Sprout Salad, or Chilled Blue Prawn and Avocado. Entrée choices include; Wagyu Strip loin and Braised Biscuit, Roasted Minnesota Veal Loin, True Boston Cod Loin, Hazelnut Crusted Elk Loin, and Maine Lobster Tortellini. To conclude the four-course meal, desserts will be a choice of Preserved Strawberry and Ginger Cake, Prosecco and Kaffir Lime Frozen Souffle, Meyer Lemon Meringue Tart, or Single Origin Chocolate Cheesecake.

Wandering Horse Buffet

Wandering Horse Buffet will host a two-day celebration for this upcoming New Year. Starting on Dec. 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. the buffet will offer a variety of cuisines to choose from. Their Chef’s Carving Station will include: Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Natural Jus and Horseradish Cream, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Mint Jelly, Herb Rubbed Tom Turkey, Cranberry Chutney. Their American station will include: Seared Monk Fish, Toasted Almond Pilaf, Baked Oysters, Red Wine Fig Glaze, and more. Other cuisines in the menu include Asian, Italian, and Mexican, the buffet will also offer desserts, soups, and a cold bar. Other items in the menu include: Fresh Brick Fired Pizza, Crab Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Assorted Chef’s Pastries, and Smoked Seafood Chowder. $69.95 / $25 (Adults / Children 5-12) 

Wandering Horse will host a New Year’s Day buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buffet will offer a selection of Chef’s Carvings, American, Asian, Italian, and Mexican cuisines, and a selection of soups and desserts. Items on the menu include: American Kobe Beef Kabobs, Smoked Pork Steamship, Baked Whole Grouper, Mediterranean Orzo Pilaf, Steamed Jonah Crab Claws, Halibut Cheeks and Scallops Pasta, Carne Asada Platter, Assorted Chef’s Pastries, and Carne En Su Jugo. 

Champagne toasts are included with the buffet, parties of 6 or more will include a gratuity of 18%. Guests will be seated on a first come first serve basis and Chef’s selections are subject to change based on availability. $56.95 / $20.95 (Adults/ Children 5-12)

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass


Kai’s Chef de Cuisine Ryan Swanson has prepared an eight-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu that includes mesquite-smoked mangalitsa collar and a variety of baby potatoes; Queen Creek Olive Oil Poached Sturgeon with native seed crumble, preserved beet & radish garden and pepicha pesto; roulade of pheasant breast & Iberico, crispy pheasant leg, charred mustard greens and Ojibwe wild rice & ramona farms wheat berry risotto; and an entree choice of lobster tail, wheat pasta, Mulato and saffron bisque and confit of fennel; or tribal tenderloin, TOCA squash, bison lingua, Anasazi beans, bison marrow jus, blue corn posole, pickled cactus chimichurri bison tendon cracking. For dessert, enjoy warm chocolate crottin with compressed Arizona citrus and espresso hazelnut bubbles.

Information: Dec. 31, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. $250 per person, for reservations, call 602-385-5777.

Holiday Dining at Kai

Guests can also celebrate with friends, family and loved ones at Kai in the days leading up to New Year’s Eve from Friday, Dec. 27 to Monday, Dec. 30 to experience Chef Swanson’s favorites arranged in two distinct tasting menus. Select from the Aji Mountain Menu with eight courses for $145 per person or the Komatke Mountain Menu with 11 courses for $200 per person. Foie gras and wine pairings can be supplemented for an additional cost. 

To secure dining reservations in Kai, please call 602-385-5777. 


Enjoy New Year’s Eve specials at Ko’sin including champagne lobster bisque ($10), fire roasted savoy cabbage ($12), mesquite grilled filet ($39), pecan apple crusted trout ($26), and midnight chocolate mousse bar ($9) for dessert.

Reservations at Ko’Sin are accepted from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and can be secured by calling 602-385-5726. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will bring fun, #RCMemories and delicious good cheer to Tucson this holiday season.

Christmas Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

December 24, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve is the perfect time to enjoy CORE with a festive Christmas Eve menu special or the restaurant’s award-winning a la carte dinner menu. 

Christmas Breakfast at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

December 25, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy CORE’s popular breakfast buffet or a menu of à la carte selections. 

Christmas Lunch at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

December 25, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate with a festive three-course menu featuring a delectable entrée selection of all-natural beef filet, cod with sea beans and cucumber, or winter squash tortellini. Priced at $85.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per adult, $40.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per child 12 and under.

Christmas Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

December 25, 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Guests can savor a four-course holiday feast highlighted by starter selections of roasted dayboat scallops or duck confit, and main course choices of all-natural beef filet, cod with sea beans and cucumber, or winter squash tortellini. $105.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per adult. $40.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per child 12 and under. 

Christmas Dinner at Cayton’s Burger Bistro

December 25, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A Christmas special will be offered, along with the casual restaurant’s popular dinner menu.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

December 31, 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The last night of the year will feature a special four-course dining menu priced at $130.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per adult. 

New Year’s Eve Merrymaking

December 31 – Evening

Celebrants are invited to ring in 2020 with a magnificent outdoor fireworks display, live entertainment and dancing in Ignite Lobby Lounge.

New Year’s Day Breakfast at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

January 1, 2020, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Buffet breakfast and à la carte selections will be served. 

For holiday dining reservations, call 520-572-3401.