THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 USA
Phone:  +1 (949) 240-2000   •  Map & Directions
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Calendar of Events



Lively Activities, Surrounding Our Southern California Luxury Hotel and Resort

Anticipate the possibilities that each new day brings at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Fill your days and nights at this prestigious Southern California luxury hotel with excursions, themed events, culinary classes, fine dining and more. Indulge in as much or as little as you please. The choice is yours. Explore the infinite possibilities that pervade this award-winning luxury resort in Southern California – inside and out.



Galerie Moderne
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
See original works from the great masters on display in the grand hallway off the main lobby.

  • August 1, 2, 2014
  • August 14, 15, 16, 2014
  • August 28, 29, 30, 2014

Yappy Hour
Thursday, August 21, 2014 / 5 to 8 p.m.
Complimentary

Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines. Yappy Hour proceeds support will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, and will also help offset some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program.

Family Movie Night
Thursday evenings; Sunset (approximately 8 p.m.)
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the lawn at The Dana Pool. Complimentary popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

  • August 7, 2014: Meet the Robinsons
  • August 14, 2014: The Princess and the Frog
  • August 21, 2014: Tangled
  • August 28, 2014: Despicable Me 2

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Sunsets and Sushi
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; 5 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy hand-rolled sushi on 180blu.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Taco Tuesday
Tuesdays; 6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a selection of Raya-style tacos on 180blu.

Garden Tour
Sunday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Sunday through Friday; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunset Service
Daily
At sunset, relax on the bluff and enjoy a picnic basket of wine and cheese or Japanese beer and handmade sushi. Sunset Service is $90 per couple and is available daily.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Galerie Moderne
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
See original works from the great masters on display in the grand hallway off the main lobby.

  • September 11, 12, 13, 2014
  • September 25, 26, 27, 2014

Yappy Hour
Thursday, September 18, 2014 / 5 to 8 p.m.
Complimentary

Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines. Yappy Hour proceeds support will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, and will also help offset some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program.

Afternoon Tea
Saturday, September 13, 20 & 27 / Seating from 2 to 2:30 p.m./ $49 USD per person
Enjoy Afternoon Tea while relaxing with breathtaking ocean views in RAYA.

Reservations are required with 24 hour advanced notice

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Sunsets and Sushi
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; 5 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy hand-rolled sushi on 180blu.

Taco Tuesday
Tuesdays; 6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a selection of Raya-style tacos on 180blu.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunset Service
Daily
At sunset, relax on the bluff and enjoy a picnic basket of wine and cheese or Japanese beer and handmade sushi. Sunset Service is $90 per couple and is available daily.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Galerie Moderne
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
See original works from the great masters on display in the grand hallway off the main lobby.

  • October 9, 10, 11, 2014
  • October 23, 24, 25, 2014

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Thursday, October 30, 2014 / 4 to 7 p.m.
Complimentary

Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of Howl-O-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show. First place prize in each category is a hand-painted dog bowl by Debby Carman of Faux Paws Productions. Cost to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine. Yappy Hour proceeds support will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, and will also help offset some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program.

Afternoon Tea
Saturdays / Seating from 2 to 2:30 p.m./ $49 USD per person
Enjoy Afternoon Tea while relaxing with breathtaking ocean views in RAYA.

Reservations are required with 24 hour advanced notice

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunset Service
Daily
At sunset, relax on the bluff and enjoy a picnic basket of wine and cheese or Japanese beer and handmade sushi. Sunset Service is $90 per couple and is available daily.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu


In celebration of the season of giving, we are collecting canned goods, non-perishable items, toys, books and stuffed animals to be donated to local charities. In return, we will present you with the gift of our Anniversary Card that provides fifteen percent off in our restaurants, spa and retail shop, as well as complimentary day valet parking.


The Diamond Ball
Saturday, November 8, 2014 / 5 p.m.
$250 per person

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to host The Diamond Ball, an evening of inspiration committed to saving lives on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The mission of The Diamond Ball is to raise funds for animal charities that save lives. The evening includes a silent and live auction, and a four-course dinner presented by Executive Chef Pedro Contreras. The evening also includes The Diamond Drop Extravaganza, an opportunity where guests can donate gems and jewelry in support of the cause. Yappy Hour proceeds support will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, and will also help offset some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Surfing Santa Competition
Saturday, November 22, 2014; 7:30 a.m.
Salt Creek Beach 

A fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing. Enter at surfingsantacontest.org
Galerie Moderne
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
See original works from the great masters on display in the grand hallway off the main lobby.

  • November 6, 7, 8, 2014
  • November 20, 21, 22, 2014

Holiday Surfboard Auction
November 22 through December 31, 2014
The Sixth Annual Surfboard auction benefits Surfers Healing. Dozens of surfboards will be on display November 22, 2014 through December 31, 2014, with bidding closing at noon on December 31. Bid online at www.biddingforgood.com/surfershealing

Afternoon Tea
Saturdays / Seating from 2 to 2:30 p.m./ $49 USD per person
Enjoy Afternoon Tea while relaxing with breathtaking ocean views in RAYA.

Reservations are required with 24 hour advanced notice

Menu

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, November 23, 2014; 4 p.m.
Holiday music performed by The Jeeps and a special appearance from Santa Claus. Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Miracles for Kids.
Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu


In celebration of the season of giving, we are collecting canned goods, non-perishable items, toys, books and stuffed animals to be donated to local charities. In return, we will present you with the gift of our Anniversary Card that provides fifteen percent off in our restaurants, spa and retail shop, as well as complimentary day valet parking.


Galerie Moderne
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
See original works from the great masters on display in the grand hallway off the main lobby.

  • December 4, 5, 6, 2014
  • December 18, 19, 20, 2014

Holiday Surfboard Auction
November 22 through December 31, 2014
The Sixth Annual Surfboard auction benefits Surfers Healing. Dozens of surfboards will be on display November 22, 2014 through December 31, 2014, with bidding closing at noon on December 31. Bid online at www.biddingforgood.com/surfershealing

Yappy Howl-iday
Sunday, December 7, 2014 / 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Complimentary

Santa Claus will make a special appearance for the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration. This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus. In keeping with the resort’s Season of Giving, guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats or dog toys to be donated to an animal rescue organization. Yappy Hour proceeds support will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, and will also help offset some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program.

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Afternoon Tea
Saturdays / Seating from 2 to 2:30 p.m./ $49 USD per person
Enjoy Afternoon Tea while relaxing with breathtaking ocean views in RAYA.

Reservations are required with 24 hour advanced notice

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Afternoon Tea
Saturdays / Seating from 2 to 2:30 p.m./ $49 USD per person
Enjoy Afternoon Tea while relaxing with breathtaking ocean views in RAYA.

Reservations are required with 24 hour advanced notice

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Afternoon Tea
Saturdays / Seating from 2 to 2:30 p.m./ $49 USD per person
Enjoy Afternoon Tea while relaxing with breathtaking ocean views in RAYA.

Reservations are required with 24 hour advanced notice

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

 
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