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November

Fountain of Youth Event at the Spa

November 10, 2017 6:30 p.m. Tuscany Ballroom

Join The Ritz-Carlton Spa at the “Aging Well” event, showcasing the best new products and treatments that promise to get you glowing in time for the holidays.

Learn the inside scoop on anti-aging advancements during the event’s educational keynote presentation, “The Spectrum of Anti-Aging Enhancements,” covering everything from organic skincare products to medical devices, injectables and fillers. Guests will receive a goody bag packed with little luxuries and will have the opportunity to view demonstrations and sample mini-treatments like the Age-Delay Organic Facial, which emphasizes natural beauty.

$25 per person (Fee will be applied as credit toward the purchase of products and services).

Reservation required, (407) 393-4200

The Gobbler 5K

Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:30 a.m. - Registration begins. 8 a.m. - Race begins.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa will be hosting The Gobbler 5K event benefiting Children’s Miracle Network on Thanksgiving Day! All ages and fitness levels are invited to walk, wobble, gobble and run the 5K course encircling Grande Lakes - fun for the whole family! Raffles and chair massages will be available for additional donations; light refreshments will be served before and after the race.

Reservations required; (407) 393-4200.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® Viewing

Thursday, November 23, 2017 9 a.m.

Enjoy a Hot Chocolate Station and a Mimosa Bar as you watch the amazing parade.

The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge

Thanksgiving Feast at Highball & Harvest

Thursday, November 23, 2017 12 - 9 p.m.

Enjoy a festive southern style Thanksgiving spread with Smoked Prime Rib and Turkey carved to order and a variety of farm-fresh southern sides. Our talented mixologists have even created a special season-inspired cocktail to share for the occasion!

$110 Adults, $45 Children 12 & under. Reservations required; (407) 393-4648.

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Norman’s

Thursday, November 23, 2017 5 - 9 p.m.

Indulge in Chef Norman Van Aken’s fall inspired four-course menu, featuring globally inspired flavors. Optional wine pairing available.

$110 Adults, Children 12 & under à la carte. Reservations required; (407) 393-4333.

Gingerbread School

November 25 - 26, December 9 - 10, 16 - 17 & 20 - 23, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes invites you to join the Pastry Team to build your own gingerbread house. Guests can use the life-sized gingerbread house in the Lobby as inspiration to build and assemble their own creation at Santa’s Workshop. The fun-filled activity begins by building the house with pre-baked gingerbread panels on a wooden foundation, then guests can select from dozens of different types of candy and other edible details to decorate and personalize their house! Treats and to-go kits available. Gingerbread School price includes a $10 donation to The Children’s Miracle Network and a personalized brick on Santa’s Workshop.

$195 Family (maximum 4 per group). Space is limited, reservations required; (407) 393-4648.

December

Gingerbread School

November 25 - 26, December 9 - 10, 16 - 17 & 20 - 23, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes invites you to join the Pastry Team to build your own gingerbread house. Guests can use the life-sized gingerbread house in the Lobby as inspiration to build and assemble their own creation at Santa’s Workshop. The fun-filled activity begins by building the house with pre-baked gingerbread panels on a wooden foundation, then guests can select from dozens of different types of candy and other edible details to decorate and personalize their house! Treats and to-go kits available. Gingerbread School price includes a $10 donation to The Children’s Miracle Network and a personalized brick on Santa’s Workshop.

$195 Family (maximum 4 per group). Space is limited, reservations required; (407) 393-4648.

Santa's Teddy Bear Tea

December 9 - 10 & 16 - 17 & 23, 2017 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

This holiday version of our Traditional Tea includes a special gift for the children, an ornament craft and a visit from Santa.

$65 Adults and Children. Reservations required; (407) 393-4648.

2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge

December 13 - 17, 2017

The PNC Father/Son Challenge will return to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes. Join us December 13 - 17, 2017 as golf's Major Champions and their families compete for the 2017 trophy.

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Breakfast with Mrs. Claus

Sunday, December 24, 2017 9 - 11 a.m.

Join the woman behind the magic of Christmas, Mrs. Claus for pictures, story-time and a breakfast buffet with omelet station, seasonal fruits, freshly baked pastries and more.

The Lobby Lounge

$45 Adults, $25 Children 12 & under. Reservations required; (407) 393-4648.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Norman’s

Sunday, December 24, 2017 5 - 9 p.m.

Enjoy live holiday music and a four-course dinner featuring a special holiday dessert. Optional wine pairing available.

$115 Adults, Children12 & under à la carte. Reservations required; (407) 393-4333.

Christmas Day Celebration at Highball & Harvest

Monday, December 25, 2017 12 - 9 p.m.

Dine in casual elegance on The Most Wonderful Day of the Year. Enjoy southern inspired farm-to-fork dishes, a plentiful raw bar with all the fixin’s and live entertainment.

$115 Adults, $45 Children 12 & under. Reservations required; (407) 393-4648.

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Family Event: New Year’s Eve Under The Sea-Labration

Sunday, December 31, 2017 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Calling all Mermaids and Sea Creatures galore. Join us for our first ever family event as we take our celebration below “Sea” level. Prizes, music, activities and more! DaVinci Lawn, weather permitting. Families only. Wristband includes dinner and festivities: $45 per child, $99 per adult. Tax and gratuity not included. Reservations required; (407) 393-4977.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Norman’s

Sunday, December 31, 2017 5 - 11 p.m.

Bid farewell to 2017 with live music, a complimentary glass of Champagne, and a decadent five-course menu prepared by NORMAN’s world-class chefs. Optional wine pairing available.

$175 Adults, $50 Children 12 & under.  $50 deposit required per person; (407) 393-4333.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Highball & Harvest

Sunday, December 31, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Sip our hand crafted champagne cocktails and enjoy a five-course tasting with live entertainment.

$135 Adults, $45 Children 12 & under. Reservations required; (407) 393-4846.

After Party at Highball & Harvest

Sunday, December 31, 2017 10 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with hand crafted cocktails, late night small bites and DJ. Must be 21 or older, valid ID required.

New Year’s Eve in The Lobby Lounge

Sunday, December 31, 2017 5 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Celebrate in elegant style in The Lobby Lounge with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment.

Limited reserved seating available.  Must be 21 or older, valid ID required.

Spectacular Fireworks

Sunday, December 31, 2017 Midnight

Ring in the New Year in spectacular fashion with our amazing fireworks display over the Grande Lake!

Complimentary for resort guests.

January

Recovery Brunch At Highball & Harvest

Monday, January 1, 2018 12 - 2 p.m.

Celebrate the new year with a spectacular brunch featuring chef-attended omelet, traditional southern picks and unlimited Champagne and Mimosas!

$58 Adults, $20 Children 12 & under. À la carte Bloody Mary Bar available. Reservations required; (407) 393-4846.

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