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PHILADELPHIA, PA. (November 1, 2018) – The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia holiday season creates memories for a lifetime with its iconic offerings of the delicious hot chocolate, whimsical gingerbread workshops, rejuvenating spa treatments and exclusive dining experiences.

THANKSGIVING DAY AT AQIMERO Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet with plated entrée including your choice of roasted turkey, grilled salmon or prime rib. Buffet will feature a cold seafood display, salads, soup station and desserts. November 22. Seating from 12 pm – 8 pm, $95 per adult, $45 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 bruleed marshmallows. You can add espresso or liquor of your choice to any cup. November 23 – January 6. Served Wednesday – Sunday, 12 pm – 10 pm. $12 classic hot chocolate, extra $3 for espresso or $5 liquor shot 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, 8 and 15. 2 pm – 4 pm. Reservations required. $99 per adult / $79 per child, inclusive of service charge and taxes.

COCKTAILS WITH CLAUS AT AQIMERO Get merry this holiday season. This cheerful happy hour will feature specialty cocktails such as the “Buona Natale”, an Italian inspired Warm Apple Cider with Amaro liquor. Happy hours will include live entertainment by BVTLive! December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19. 5pm-7pm. Specialty cocktails, $10 each.

RELAX & REJUVENATE AT RICHEL D’AMBRA SPA & SALON Revitalize body, mind and soul with a holiday hot stones couples massage. Each treatment features an optional aromatherapy enhancement celebrating the scents and spirit of the holiday season – including cinnamon, cassia and white spruce *Book between November 1 and January 31 and receive a $20 spa gift card, good towards any additional products or services. 80 Minutes, $500.

HOLIDAY SKIN REGIMAN AT RICHEL D’AMBRA SPA & SALON This favorite anti-aging facial is enhanced for the season with the addition of our restorative eye and lip treatment. Rejuvenate the skin, recharge and look your holiday best. *Book between November 1 and January 31 and receive a $20 spa gift card, good towards any additional products or services. 80 Minutes, $250.

CHRISTMAS DAY AT AQIMERO Join us on Christmas Day for a special holiday buffet with plated entrée. Buffet will feature a cold seafood display, salads, soup station and desserts. December 25. Seating from 12 am – 8 pm. $95 per adult, $45 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 four course meal and live entertainment by DJ Eddie Tully. Enjoy a celebratory champagne toast with midnight balloon drop from the 140 foot oculus. December 31. Dinner seating, $125 per adult at: 5:30 pm, 5:45 pm and 6:00 pm. Celebration packages starting at $175 - $500 per person includes two hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres and carving station. Reservation only. *$175 General Admission to enjoy the festivities.

Reservations are required for all holiday events. 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.