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Enjoy Seasonal Traditions and Activities While Creating Lasting Memories

MCLEAN, VA (November 7, 2016) – Join The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in celebrating the 2016 holiday season with a variety of festive activities beginning November 24 through December 31. Make memories with friends and family while enjoying holiday teas, special dining experiences, and a life-size gingerbread house display. The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner has helped create unique and unforgettable memories over the past 25 years and looks forward to creating many more this holiday season.

A complete list of the hotel’s holiday activities with dates and descriptions can be found below:

November 24

  • Thanksgiving Brunch - From 10:30am – 3pm, indulge in Virginia’s best Thanksgiving Day Brunch, featuring traditional Thanksgiving fare and festive brunch classics. Menu highlights include Apple Cider Brined Turkey, Poached Lobster Tails, Oysters, a Sushi Station, USDA Prime Rib Eye Steak, a Waffle Bar, an impressive dessert table, and more. Reservations required. $128 per person, $42 per child (ages 4 to 12), exclusive of tax and gratuity.

  • Turkey To-Go - Let the talented culinary team at The Ritz-Carlton take care of the cooking this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a home cooked turkey or prime rib dinner with all the fixings, such as Butternut Squash Bisque, Crème Fraiche Whipped Potatoes, Brussel Sprout Sweet Potato Hash and Carrot Raisin Apple Slaw. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Pastry Chef Heidi Kabath has whipped up some sweet treats for you to take home like Gingerbread Cookies, and choice of Apple, Pecan or Pumpkin Pie. Each meal serves six. Orders must be received by Monday, November 21 at 5pm. Turkey: $295, Prime Rib: $330, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

  • Thanksgiving in Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge – A special Thanksgiving menu will be offered in addition to Entyse Lounge’s regular menu. The three courses will include your choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Dish highlights include Butternut Squash Soup, Virginia Rockfish, Slow Roasted Turkey, and Pumpkin Maple Crème Brûlée with Spiced Molasses Cookies. Reservations are required. $85 per person, $42 per child (ages 4 to 12), exclusive of tax and gratuity.

November 25

  • Life-Size Gingerbread House - Jump into the holiday season at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner as the real life-sized Gingerbread House is unveiled for everyone to enjoy! Come and admire the winter wonderland scene, which provides a wonderful backdrop to capture memories of your visit. Opening day festivities will take place from 4pm to 6pm and include sweet treats, hot spiced cider, and hot cocoa.

December 3

  • Breakfast with Santa - Santa Claus is coming to town early! Stop by The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner at 10am on December 3 for an elaborate breakfast buffet and the opportunity to take a holiday photo during a meet and greet with Santa. Reservations required. $53 per person, $22 per child (ages 2 to 10), inclusive of tax and gratuity.

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18

  • Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Class - After exploring the life-size gingerbread house, let The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner’s Pastry Team show you how to make your own. Classes are held at 10am and 1pm and include all the ingredients to construct your beautiful and colorful gingerbread house that is sure to bring festive holiday cheer to your own home. Holiday treats and beverages will be offered to enjoy during the experience. A holiday favorite! $75 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity (ages 3 and up).

December 10 and 17

  • The Nutcracker Tea - Enjoy this holiday classic performed by the South Riding Dance Academy while partaking in our renowned afternoon tea at The Ritz-Carlton. Guests will enjoy festive petite sandwiches and pastries and all children will go home with a nutcracker doll and photos to remember the day. There will be two seatings, one at 10am and one at 1pm. Reservation required. $79 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.

December 4, 11, and 18

  • Teddy Bear Tea - Experience a teddy bear’s journey as he finds a new companion in a young girl during the holidays with a performance by the South Riding Dance Academy. Enjoy afternoon tea with petite sandwiches and pastries as you experience this very popular holiday performance. There will be two seatings at 11am and 2pm. Reservations required. $79 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.

December 24 & 25

  • Christmas Eve and Day at Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge - In addition to the regular menu, Entyse will offer a three course Christmas menu including choices of Wild Mushroom Soup, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Pan Seared Sea Bass, and an Apple Cranberry Yogurt Cake with Salted Caramel Ice Cream for dessert. Reservations required. $85 per person, $42 per child (4 to 12 year old), exclusive of tax and gratuity.

December 31

  • New Year’s Eve at Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge - Ring in the New Year with live music throughout the day, featuring a five-piece jazz band in the evening. Indulge in culinary delights and join in a complimentary champagne toast as the clock strikes midnight. *A $100 food and beverage minimum per person will begin at 9pm. First come, first served.

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