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DANA POINT, Calif. – October 20, 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Inspirations of the Season package will have you soaking up the sun, savoring the views and simply relaxing by the Pacific Ocean for the holidays. The ocean-front resort offers special experiences and activities for a perfect holiday stay-cation or vacation. From Storytelling with Santa and Holiday Tea to the tree lighting celebration and stand in awe at the spectacular gingerbread display, there is something for every member of the family.

The Inspirations of the Season package includes:

  • Overnight Pool/Garden View Accommodations 
  • A Holiday Amenity 
  • Breakfast for two in Raya, The Market Place or In-Room Dining 
  • Resort Fee and Overnight Valet Parking 

Inspirations of the Season is valid from November 4, 2015 through January 4, 2016 with rates starting at $549 per night.

The local community is invited to the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration on Sunday, November 22 at 4 p.m. The celebration includes a festive live musical performance by The Jeeps and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus himself. Check the weather, it might even snow! Guests are asked to bring new toys to be donated to Miracles for Kids in support of the Baskets of Miracles holiday campaign or canned food and non-perishable items that will be delivered to the Orange County Rescue Mission to support those in need during the holiday season.

Throughout the season, guests will be lured in by the scent of the spectacular gingerbread display created by Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Dominguez and his team of talented pastry chefs. This year’s theme is Santa’s Ultimate Beach Star-cation. Guests will delight in seeing Santa and his merry elves celebrate the holiday season like celebrities on a star-cation. The display takes more than 400 hours to create and includes fresh-baked gingerbread and a dazzling array of candy, crackers, sweets and assorted pastries all 100 percent edible.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing afternoon with Holiday Tea. With breathtaking ocean views in Raya, Tea is presented Monday through Thursday; November 17 through December 18. Seating is available from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Holiday Tea is $72 per person.

Children will delight in Holiday Story Telling, offered Friday and Saturday, December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Eco-Adventure Center. This complimentary event includes a special appearance by Santa. Children are asked to bring a new children’s book to be donated to Miracles for Kids in support of the Baskets of Miracles holiday campaign.

For the resort’s furry friends, they will enjoy a Yappy Howl-iday Celebration on Sunday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to share their Christmas wish the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus. Guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food to be donated to local pets in need.

For additional holiday information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaHolidays.