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Celebrate the holiday season with one of our festive experiences.

Cozy fires and twinkling lights. Delicious meals and decadent cups of hot chocolate. There’s nothing quite like the magic of the holidays — especially at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. Share these special experiences with family and friends that will inspire memories to last a lifetime.

Gingerbread Workshop

December 2, 9, 16 and 23 | 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Join us Saturdays in the Petite Ballroom for a fun family activity: gingerbread house making. Your little one can don a custom apron and hat to create a special holiday keepsake. The event features a special appearance by Santa Claus and includes one gingerbread house per person, light fare for children and adults, non-alcoholic beverages and a sparkling wine.

$99 per adult / $79 per child, inclusive of service charge and taxes.

Reservations required. Please call (215) 523-8282 to make a reservation.  

Pop-Up Shops

November 30, December 1 and 2
South Penn Entrance

Neiman Marcus creates a luxury fragrance shopping experience featuring Jo Malone. Shop select scents, collections, lotions, candles, gift sets and more.


December 11 – 17
Hamilton Room, 2nd Floor

“Mini” boutique of Men and Women’s designer accessories from Gucci, Tom Ford, Celine and Loro Piana. Select home collections, fragrance and beauty gift sets. Plus a small curated selection of "love to give" and "fun to give" gifts.

*Please see the concierge or front desk for times

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Enjoy an exclusive holiday tea


Take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season in the Arden & Mellon Balcony overlooking the iconic marble lobby with soaring 142 foot high oculus. Enjoy a selection of teas, an assortment of savory finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a variety of handmade pastries by our Ritz-Carlton Chefs.

December 10 and 16

Reservations are required: tables of 2, 4 and 6 persons only, limited 40 seats available per day.

$75 per person

Hot Chocolate at Aqimero

November 24 – January 5

  • Served Wednesday–Sunday, noon–10 p.m. 
  • Indulge with a specialty hot chocolate menu
  • $12 per cup (an additional $5 for the addition of a liquor of your choice

Thanksgiving Dinner at Aqimero

November 23

  • 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Four Course Traditional Thanksgiving Menu
  • $80 per adult, $40 per child 12 years under

Make a Reservation

Christmas Day Dinner at Aqimero

December 25  

  • 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Four Course Classic Holiday Menu
  • $80 per adult / $40 per child 12 years under

Make a Reservation

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Aqimero

First seating:

  • 5 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Four Course Meal / $80 per adult

Second seating:

  • 7:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Six Course Meal / $150 per adult

Make a Reservation