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A Holiday Wonderland


The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte inspires holiday memories through a lobby transformation, welcoming guests to a glittering winter wonderland for their stay in the city. A 12-foot tree decorated with 8,000 hand-crafted macarons greets visitors upon arrival, sitting at the apex of a pine-tree lined entrance. Two additional macaron trees, decorated in silver and gold with a pop of red, complement the centerpiece, where guests may donate teddy bears to the local children’s hospital.

The world’s largest croquembouche tree adds a touch of holiday cheer to Bar Cocoa. Adorned with 1,700 French profiteroles, the eight-foot tree welcomes hungry visitors and makes for a festive family photo.

Outside of the dessert boutique, an environmentally-friendly holiday tree will soar 17 feet toward the sky, constructed of 789 recycled plastic bottles. The LEED® Gold-certified Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is the city’s first such eco-designated property, and the recycled bottle tree represents both a fond farewell to those enjoying the hotel’s holiday viewing experience and a salute to the treasured surrounding environment.

November 22 – December 27


A picturesque, life-size gingerbread house serves as the most popular lobby attraction, constructed of edible, sweet-scented cookies and candies. The charming cottage design – standing 12 feet in with a 10-foot-high clock tower -- features an electric train and garden inhabited by elves, which proves popular with our littlest visitors. Our Ladies and Gentlemen look forward to capturing a memorable holiday family photo in front of the edible structure.

November 22 – December 27


Bar Cocoa invites guests to forgo the rules and “play” with food – “build your own” reindeer, trees, sleighs, and snowmen come equipped with a piping bag to encourage crafty holiday memories. Festive macarons line the shelves, featuring smiling snowmen and iconic reindeer with savory pretzel antlers. Guests who visit The Punch Room will be inspired by seasonal cocktails, featuring favorite holiday flavors.

December 1 – December 27


Visitors to the penthouse Spa will have the option to book a seasonal treatment, featuring a hot spiced pear scrub and deliciously warm sugar scrub to prepare skin for the winter season. The stress of the holidays is best remedied in the new Salt Vault, located in the Ladies’ Vitality Lounge.

November - December