Celebrate the spirit of the season at the Arizona Biltmore and enjoy beautiful weather, good cheer and a variety of festive events and activities.


Give thanks at the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Deliciously bold Thanksgiving dining experiences are offered at Wright’s at the Biltmore, Frank & Albert’s and in the historic Gold Room.

Holiday Nightly Tradition

Join us nightly at 5:45PM on Squaw Peak Terrace to toast one of America’s greatest songwriters. Irving Berlin penned the iconic holiday song “White Christmas” while sunning beside our very own Catalina Pool.

Annual Tree Lighting

Join us as we welcome the holiday season at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!

As we anticipate the lighting of the tree, enjoy kid-friendly activities, live performances, food, beverages and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Friday, November 23, 2018
5PM – 8PM
Squaw Peak Lawn

Valet Parking: $7

Holiday Dining

This holiday season, enjoy a variety of specialty culinary offerings to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Wright’s at the Biltmore, Frank & Albert’s, The Wright Bar and the Cabana Club will have special offerings.

Cookie Decorating

Mrs. Claus needs your help decorating cookies this holiday season! Come take part in this festive activity at the beautifully decorated Arizona Biltmore!

$20++ per child

1PM – 2PM
December 8

December 22

To reserve your spot, call Frank & Albert’s
at 602-954-2518.

*Reservations required.

Sugarplum Fairy
& The Royal
Queen's Tea

Experience the scenes and characters of the Nutcracker Suite while enjoying a Holiday Tea Menu, performed by Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet. You will not want to miss the only children’s production of the Nutcracker Suite!


•  12:30PM Registration
    ○  Photos w/ Mouse King & Nutcracker

•  1PM Royal Tea Service & Performance
    ○  Followed by Royal Queen and Clara Meet & Greet and Holiday Cookie Decorating

Adults  |  $85.00 Inclusive
Children Ages 3-8  |  $50.00 Inclusive

Pricing includes three-course tea and cookie favor for children. Excludes alcohol and other beverages.

Reservations required.
To reserve your seat, email us or call 602-954-2572.

View other Ahwatukee Foothills Nutcracker Ballet events.

Gingerbread Tea

Join our tea sommelier for Afternoon Tea with a warm winter feel. Gingerbread Tea includes one glass of champagne per adult and a gingerbread cookie for the children.

December 1st-24th
Seating Times: 11AM & 2PM

Adults | $75++
Children 5-12 | $35++

*Reservations required.

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a decadent holiday breakfast buffet at the Arizona Biltmore with a special visit from Santa!

Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:30AM – 12:30PM

$40++ per person
(free for 3 & under)

To reserve your seat, email us or call 602-954-2572.
*Reservations required.

New Year's

Ring in the New Year in style at the iconic Arizona Biltmore!

Letters to Santa

Visit our letter writing station in the lobby in the Historic Building and tell Santa what you want for Christmas!

November 23 – December 25

History Tours

History Tours
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays 10AM
90-minute tour
Complimentary for guests.
$10 for visitors.

Happy Hour History Tours
Fridays at 6PM
45-minute tour
Adults $25 (includes two cocktails)
Children $12 (includes two refreshments)
Reservations required.

Live Music

At Arizona Biltmore, we welcome you to discover unique performances, cool vibes and soulful styles. Lounge and enjoy live entertainment at The Wright Bar all winter long.

Fridays | 7PM – 10PM
Saturdays | 8PM – 11PM

For more information, call 602-955-6600.

Holiday Cocktails

The Arizona Biltmore mixologist has the perfect winter cocktails waiting for you to ring in the holidays.

Available November 1 – January 1
At The Wright Bar

Finished with Graham Cracker and Nutmeg

Frangelico & Chambord

Featuring Knob Creek Arizona Biltmore Small Batch Bourbon

Cabana Special

From December 22-25, you can bring your whole family to the pool and receive vouchers for three complimentary kid’s meals with the purchase of a Classic or Premier cabana.

To make your reservation, email us or
call the Pool Concierge at 602-955-6600.