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PHILADELPHIA, PA. (November 1, 2017) – The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia celebrates this holiday season with a calendar full of exclusive experiences and adds a special twist to classic traditions.

THANKSGIVING DAY AT AQIMERO

Enjoy a special four course traditional Thanksgiving meal featuring a delicious soup, salad, your choice of roasted turkey, wood grilled skirt steak or salmon entrée, stuffing, cranberry sauce, delicious family style sides and dessert buffet. November 23. Seating from 11 am – 10 pm, $80 per adult, $40 per child (12 years and under), 3 years and under are free.

HOT CHOCOLATE AT AQIMERO

Experience the holiday season with a delightful cup of Hot Chocolate. This classic hot chocolate is made with frothy steamed milk and topped with delicious homemade whipped cream. You can add liquor of your choice to any cup. November 24 – January 5. Served Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 10 pm. $12 classic hot chocolate, extra $5 for a shot of liquor of your choice.

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP

Build your own Gingerbread House. This yearly tradition at The Ritz-Carlton is fun for the entire family. From gumdrops on the rooftop to ice cream cone landscaping, children and adults work together to create confectionary masterpieces to take home. The event receives a surprise visit from Santa Claus and includes a gingerbread house, custom apron and hat per child, light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and sparkling wine. December 2, 9, 16 and 23.1 pm – 3 pm, Petite Ballroom, 2nd Floor. Reservations required. $99 per adult / $79 per child, inclusive of service charge and taxes.

HOLIDAY TEA

The exclusive The Ritz-Carlton Holiday Tea returns for two special dates. Take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season on the Arden & Mellon Balcony overlooking the majestic marble lobby built in 1904, with soaring 142 foot high oculus. Enjoy a selection of tea and sparkling wine, an assortment of savory finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a variety of handmade pastries by our Ritz-Carlton Chefs. December 10 and 16. 3 pm, Arden & Mellon Balcony, 2nd Floor. Reservations required: tables of 2, 4 and 6 persons only. Limited 40 seats available per day. $75 per person.

NEIMAN MARCUS POP UP FEATURING JO MALONE

Neiman Marcus creates a luxury fragrance shopping experience featuring Jo Malone. Shop select scents, collections, lotions, candles, gift sets and more. November 30, December 1 and 2. South Penn Entrance.

*Please see the concierge or front desk for times.

NEIMAN MARCUS POP UP SHOP

Neiman Marcus will host a week long “Mini” Boutique of Men and Women’s designer accessories from Gucci, Tom Ford, Celine and Loro Piana. Select home collections including, Jonathan Adler, Gray Malin, Michael Aram and Jay Strongwater. Fragrance and Beauty gift sets from Creed, Atelier, Tom Ford, Chanel and Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Plus a small curated selection of "love to give" and "fun to give" gifts. December 11 – 17. Hamilton Room, 2nd Floor. *Please see the concierge or front desk for times.

COUPLES TIBETAN MASSAGE AT RICHEL D’AMBRA SPA & SALON

This unique treatment utilizes Tibetan singing bowls that stimulate a light pressure massage creating a romantic calm for each couple. A perfect stress reliever. 50 Minutes: $320, 80 Minutes: $500, 110 Minutes: $680. *Spend $500 with any products or services, and receive a free spa robe! Offer valid November 1 – January 31.

HYDRAFACIAL AND PERK AT RICHEL D’AMBRA SPA & SALON

Treat yourself to a medical grade facial resurfacing treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection. The results: a clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or down time. Receive an added “perk” treatment to boost your lips, replenish your eyes, or give your skin an immediate glow. 60 Minutes: $150. *Spend $500 with any products or services, and receive a free spa robe! Offer valid November 1 – January 31.

CHRISTMAS DAY AT AQIMERO

Join us on Christmas Day for a special four course holiday meal including your choice of soup, salad, delicious entrée, savory family style sides and dessert buffet. December 25. Seating from 11 am – 10 pm. $80 per adult, $40 per child (12 years and under), 3 years and under are free.

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Ring in the New Year with style. Celebrate with a delicious three or six course meals, live entertainment by DJ Eddie Tully and strolling electric violinist. Enjoy a celebratory champagne toast with midnight balloon drop from the 142 foot oculus. December 31. First seating, $85 per adult includes three course meal: 5 pm, 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm. Second seating, $125 per adult includes three course meal and champagne toast: 7:30 pm, 7:45 pm and 8 pm. 8:30 pm – 2 am, Lounge seating with cocktail service available with Reservation only. *$75 General Admission to enjoy the festivities.

Reservations are required for all holiday events except the Retail Pop Ups. All prices exclusive of tax, service charge and gratuity unless otherwise noted. Events are based on availability and subject to change. Children’s pricing is for guests 12 years and under.

To make a reservation or appointment, please call The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia at 215-523-8000.