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THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN TO HOST DAZZLING HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain December 8 Community Tree-Lighting, December 24 Gingerbread House Workshop and Grand Fireworks Display Included in Full Roster of Family-Friendly Dining Events and Festivities

THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN TO HOST DAZZLING HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AND DÉCOR -- PLUS DECEMBER 31 FIREWORKS SHOW

  • December 8th Community Tree-Lighting
  • December 24th Gingerbread House Workshop and Grand Fireworks Display Included in Full Roster of Family-Friendly Dining Events and Festivities

TUCSON, ARIZ. November 1, 2019 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will bring fun, #RCMemories and delicious good cheer to Tucson this November and December, beginning with Thanksgiving dining celebrations and the resort’s annual Tree-Lighting/Community Fundraiser on December 8. The December holidays also will bring a delightful Gingerbread House Workshop, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining, and New Year’s Eve festivities sure to bid a dazzling farewell to the year.

Throughout the season, the resort’s lobby will come alive with its first-ever holiday tribute to Sonoran Desert outdoor adventures, to be highlighted by a life-size gingerbread four-wheel drive vehicle adorned and filled with vibrantly colorful candies. Also in the lobby, tail-wagging welcomes provided by new resort ambassador Ranger Ainsley – a goofy and lovable Labrador retriever who has joined the team as its official and most huggable greeter.

Holiday dining and festivities are available to the public, with prices and details noted below. For reservations, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain at 520-572-3401. 

THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN 2019 HOLIDAY DINING, FESTIVITIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Thanksgiving Brunch at Cayton’s Burger Bistro - November 28th - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This irresistible buffet at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain will include turkey and prime rib carving stations, traditional Thanksgiving sides, a seafood raw bar with shrimp and crab claws, soup, salads, cheese, charcuterie, fruit, breakfast favorites, made-to-order omelets and a bountiful dessert spread.

  • $79.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per adult.
  • $40.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per child 12 and under.

Thanksgiving Lunch at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar - November 28th, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Three courses are highlighted by main course choices of roasted tom turkey, pan-seared halibut, grilled beef tenderloin or mushroom tortellini – and dessert selections of traditional pumpkin pie, caramel apple tarte tatin, or a fall sorbet trio.

  • $85.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per adult.
  • $40.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per child 12 & under.

Thanksgiving Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar - November 28th, 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

A traditional four-course holiday menu awaits at the resort’s award-winning signature restaurant. Starting with selections of seared scallops or duck breast and main course options of roasted tom turkey, pan-seared halibut, grilled beef tenderloin or mushroom tortellini, the dinner concludes with a bountiful pie buffet and ice cream station.

  • $99.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per adult.
  • $40.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per child 12 & under.

Lobby Candy Extravaganza and Viewing Experience

December visitors will be enchanted by the resort’s life-size, sugary sweet, giant edible four-wheel drive vehicle, to be crafted in the resort lobby for the holidays and remain in place until just after Christmas. The colorful spectacle is created with gingerbread and vibrant fondant and candies and will be built by a team of ten Ritz-Carlton culinarians, collaborating in a sweet tribute to the inspiring outdoor explorations available in the Dove Mountain region.

Holiday Tree-Lighting Celebration - December 8th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This popular local charity fundraiser kicks off the annual festive season and draws enthusiastic crowds not just for the illumination of the resort’s spectacular holiday tree, but also for a warm welcome by the resort’s Ranger Ainsley Labrador retriever, photos with Santa, live music from the Tucson Boys Choir, a snow machine, DIY stuffed animal fun at the Recruit A Ranger station, complimentary refreshments and more. The evening is priced at $5.00 USD per person, with net proceeds going to the Arizona chapter of Canine Companions for Independence. Attendees are also encouraged to bring along canned goods for the Marana Food Bank and an unwrapped new toy for Toys for Tots. Free self-parking for attendees.

Gingerbread Workshop in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom - December 24th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Neighbors and friends are invited to join the resort’s award-winning pastry team and create their own gingerbread houses.

  •  $50.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per gingerbread house. Limit of four guests per house.

Christmas Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar - December 24th, 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 25th, 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 25th, 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.

  • $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 25th, 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 25th, 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 31st, 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The last night of the year will feature a special four-course dining menu.

  • $130.00 USD plus tax and 20% gratuity per adult.

New Year’s Eve Merrymaking - December 31st 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 1st, 2020, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Buffet breakfast and à la carte selections will be served.

For holiday dining reservations, please call 520-572-3401; for guests not staying overnight at the resort, a credit card is required to reserve, and a 72-hour cancellation policy applies. For resort information, call 1-520-572-3000, visit the website at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain or engage online directly at https://www.facebook.com/ritzcarltondovemountain or https://www.instagram.com/ritzcarltondovemountain. Room reservations may be made online or at 1-800-241-3333. The Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is located at 15000 North Secret Springs Drive in Marana, AZ, just north of Tucson. 

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