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TUCSON, ARIZ. – November 20, 2017 – 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 the opportunity to welcome 2018 in style, complete with gala dining and a fireworks spectacular planned for December 31.

As a highlight of the season, the resort’s Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration and holiday Donation Drive will welcome the public from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3. This annual community fundraiser will feature holiday refreshments prepared by the Chefs of The Ritz-Carlton, with the actual tree-lighting set for 6:30 p.m. and a visit from Santa to take place between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. There is a $25 vehicle charge to attend this special event, with net proceeds to be donated to Casa de Los Niños in support of at-risk children and families in the Tucson community. Additionally, guests may bring a toy to donate to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Foundation in Tucson, and/or canned food goods which the resort will donate to the Marana Food Bank.

Additionally, and for an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind experience during 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 in 2015, and its 2017 unveiling is planned for Saturday, December 2. Through December 27, guests may reserve private meal experiences for up to six people inside this charming holiday abode, which features windows, a surrounding gingerbread desert landscape, and a uniquely remarkable dining experience.

December 2017 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.

DINE-IN GINGERBREAD HOUSE, December 2-December 27

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


From 5:00 p.m. Per-vehicle admission of $25 includes refreshments, entertainment and photos with Santa and entertainment by the Tucson Boys Choir. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Tucson’s Casa de los Niños.


Saturday, December 23
Gingerbread Decorating Workshop, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Featured holiday menu, $98 for adults, $38 for children under 12. Excludes beverages, tax and gratuity.

Monday, December 25
Christmas Brunch at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

$90 for adults, $38 for children under 12. Excludes beverages, tax and gratuity.

Monday, December 25
Christmas Dinner at Cayton’s Burger Bistro
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Prime rib special plus regular à la carte menu

Monday, December 25
Christmas Dinner at CORE
Kitchen and Wine Bar
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Multi-course holiday menu, $98 for adults, $38 for children under 12. Excludes beverages, tax and gratuity.


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

New Year’s Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain epicurean feast. $125 per person. Excludes beverages, tax and gratuity.

Ritz Kids New Year’s Eve Bash
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., $30 per child

NEW YEAR’S DAY, Monday, January 1, 2018

7:00 a.m. – noon
The morning’s extended buffet will feature a celebratory mimosa. $30 per person, excludes added beverages, tax and gratuity.

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. The Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is located at 15000 North Secret Springs Drive in Marana, Arizona, north of Tucson. Holiday dining is open to the public and to overnight guests, with further details available at