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TUCSON, ARIZ. – October 28, 2016 – Area residents and hotel guests are invited to celebrate the holidays at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, enjoying treasured events which include Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, the delightful traditions of Gingerbread House dining and Gingerbread Decorating, and the opportunity to welcome 2017 in style, complete with gala dining and a fireworks spectacular planned for December 31.

As a special highlight of the season, the resort’s Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration will welcome the public at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 4. This annual community fundraiser will feature hand-crafted hot chocolate and hot apple cider, holiday cookies prepared by the resort’s award-winning pastry team, a photograph with Santa beneath a life-size gingerbread house, and live entertainment provided by the Tucson Boys Choir. There is a $20 vehicle charge to attend this special gathering, with a portion of proceeds donated to Casa de los Niños to support children and families in the Tucson community.

Additionally, and for a one-of-a-kind experience throughout the season, the resort will again offer dining inside its life-size gingerbread house. The Ritz-Carlton Dine-In Gingerbread House gained international renown when it opened last year, and its 2016 unveiling is planned for Monday, November 28. From November 28 to December 23, guests may reserve private meal experiences for up to six people inside this charming abode, which features a fireplace, windows and its own remarkable dining setting.

2016 holiday dining events at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain are open to the public and will include the following. Offerings, times and availability are subject to change, and pricing is exclusive of tax, gratuity and beverages, unless otherwise specified. For dining reservations or information, please call +1-520-572-3401.

THANKSGIVING DINING, Thursday, November 24

Thanksgiving Brunch at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Includes turkey and prime rib carving stations, seafood, sushi, raw bar, soup, salads, cheese, charcuterie, fruit, breakfast favorites and dessert buffet.
$88 for adults, $38 for children 12 and under

Cayton’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet
2:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Featuring turkey with all the trimmings, soup, salads, striped bass, sides and traditional holiday pies.
$48 for adults, $24 for children under 12

Thanksgiving Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Four-course holiday menu plus CORE menu favorites
$98 for adults, $38 for children 12 and under
A la carte menu also available

DINE-IN GINGERBREAD HOUSE, November 28-December 23

Childhood dreams come true as groups of up to six can dine in an amazing, life-size gingerbread house. Seating options are offered daily, with advance reservations required. $200 per lunch seating or $250 per dinner seating, plus individual meal costs. Please call (520) 572-3050 for reservations.


5:30 p.m.
Per-vehicle admission of $20 includes hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies, photos with Santa and entertainment by the Tucson Boys Choir. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Tucson’s Casa de los Niños.


Gingerbread Decorating Classes, $40 per house (up to four guests per house)

Christmas Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Featured holiday menu and regular à la carte menu available

CHRISTMAS DAY DINING, Sunday, December 25

Christmas Brunch at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar
11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$88 for adults, $38 for children under 12

Christmas Dinner at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Four-course holiday menu and regular à la carte menu available


The resort’s annual fireworks display will top off a memorable evening of celebration.

New Year’s Eve Dinner
Four-course dinner, including entrance into the Luxury Dessert Lounge and glass of champagne
$125 per adult, $38 for children under 12 with sparkling cider

Luxury Dessert Lounge
$28 per person inclusive of one glass of champagne

Live Music in Ignite Lobby Lounge and Bar

Fireworks Hike

Fireworks Show at Midnight

For holiday dining reservations, please contact the resort at 520-572-3401.  For room reservations or to book a holiday overnight package, visit, call 1-800-241-3333, or contact a travel professional.