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Family-Friendly Gingerbread House Workshop Set for Dec. 24. Area Residents Invited to Enjoy
Full Roster of Holiday Dining and Events

TUCSON, ARIZ. November 29, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will bring fun, #RCMemories and a month of good cheer to Tucson this season, starting with its popular December 2 Tree-Lighting /Community Fundraiser and continuing through the month to include a delightful Gingerbread House Workshop, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining, and New Year’s Eve festivities sure to bid a dazzling farewell to the year.

The resort’s December 24 Gingerbread House Workshop, holiday dining events and December 31 fireworks spectacular are all available to the public. For reservations, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain at 520-572-3401.


Holiday Tree-Lighting Celebration
December 2, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This popular local charity fundraiser kicks off the annual festive season and draws enthusiastic crowds not just for the illumination of the resort’s spectacular holiday tree, but also for photos with Santa, live music by the Tucson Boys Chorus, DIY stuffed animal fun at the Recruit A Ranger station, a snow machine, complimentary refreshments and more. The evening is priced at $5 per person, with net proceeds going to several local charities. Attendees are invited to bring along canned goods and school supplies, and these will be donated as well.

Life-Size Candy Cactus Garden

December visitors will be enchanted by the resort’s life-size, sugary sweet, giant edible cactus garden, to be crafted in the resort lobby for the holidays and remain in place until just after Christmas. The colorful spectacle is created with vibrant and flavorful fondant and candies and will be built by a team of ten Ritz-Carlton culinarians, collaborating in sweet tribute to the inspiring flora and fauna of the Dove Mountain region.

Gingerbread Workshop
December 24, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tortolita Ballroom.

Neighbors and friends are invited to join the resort’s award-winning pastry team and make their own gingerbread houses. Priced at $40.00 USD plus tax and gratuity per gingerbread house. Limit of four guests per house.

Christmas Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
December 24, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve is the perfect time to enjoy CORE with a festive four-course holiday menu. $98.00 USD plus tax and gratuity per adult. $40.00 USD plus tax and gratuity per child 12 and under.

Christmas Day Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
December 25, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Guests can savor their preferred selections with the CORE à la carte menu.

Christmas Day Dinner at Cayton’s Burger Bistro
December 25, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A Christmas special will be offered, along with the restaurant’s popular dinner menu.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
December 31, 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The last night of the year will feature a special four-course dining menu priced at $125.00 USD plus tax and gratuity.

New Year’s Eve Merrymaking
December 31 - Evening

Celebrants are invited to ring in 2019 with a magnificent outdoor fireworks display, live entertainment and dancing in Ignite Lobby Lounge.

New Year’s Day Breakfast at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
January 1, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Buffet breakfast and à la carte selections will be served.

For holiday dining reservations, please call 520-572-3401; a credit card is required to reserve. For resort information, call 1-520-572-3000, visit or engage directly at Room reservations may be made online or at 1-800-241-3333. Recently ranked one of the eight luxury travel wonders of the world, the Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is located at 15000 North Secret Springs Drive in Marana, AZ, just north of Tucson.