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Cozy & Festive

Laguna Holidays

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Savor in sumptuous fare and heartwarming experiences for the whole family to offer everything you need for a magical holiday.

Featured Holiday Experiences
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Holiday Tree Lighting Event

On Sunday, November 19, join us for a magical kick-off to the holidays benefiting Surfers Healing. Enjoy an evening filled with entertainment, seasonal treats, and photos with Santa.

Fall designed tablescape for Thanksgiving brunch.
Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet

Gather and indulge in a bountiful Thanksgiving buffet featuring classic holiday favorites and non-traditional flavors from a caviar bar, dim sum cart, and tandoor stations.

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa

Bring the whole family and delight in a buffet-style breakfast to please everyone's tastebuds including a meet-and-greet with Santa.

Gingerbread house and gingerbread men.
Gingerbread House Workshop

Decorate your very own large-scale gingerbread house and holiday cookies with tips and tricks provided by the resort's expert pastry team.

Surfer dressed as Santa Claus
Surfing Santa Contest

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel celebrates the return of the 13th Annual Surfing Santa and Stand Up Paddle Board Contest at Salt Creek Beach on Saturday, November 18. The annual contest celebrates community and directly benefits Surfers Healing.

Baby holding gingerbread man
Holiday Cookie Decorating

Show off your cookie-decorating skills in the Eco-Adventure Center.

Holiday Highlight

Holiday Surfboard Auction

Visit the resort to peruse and bid in the 14th Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction. The Holiday Surfboard Auction benefits Surfers Healing, a nonprofit that provides the gift of surfing to children with autism. The auction link will be available in the near future.

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Seasonal Dining
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

Discover an abundance of tasty holiday favorites paired with a cozy ambiance and holiday decor at our cliffside resort.

Turkey with classic sides.

Thanksgiving Dinner in RAYA

Indulge in a unique-coursed menu highlighting seasonal ingredients in RAYA.

Red theme holiday dinner table set-up.

Christmas Brunch Buffet

Leave the holiday cooking to our talented team of culinary experts and enjoy a decadent Christmas Day buffet with all the fixings.

Sliced roast surrounded by rosemary and holiday gr

Christmas Dinner in RAYA

Gather at RAYA and enjoy a festive prix fixe menu inspired by the season’s finest flavors.

Afternoon tea in white kettle paired with a ginger

Holiday Tea

Partake in the timeless tradition of Afternoon Tea overlooking the Pacific at RAYA. Prepare your palate to enjoy holiday-inspired teas, savory canapés, sweet bites, and a glass of champagne.

Restaurant with Ocean views

Sunday Brunch in RAYA

Visit the resort for endless ocean views and festive décor accompanied by an elevated Sunday Brunch experience in RAYA.

Champagne toast with ocean views

New Year's Eve Dinner in RAYA

Ring in the New Year while delighting in a carefully curated prix fixe menu.

Seasonal Spa Treatments

Beginning September 23 through November 30, visit The Ritz-Carlton Spa and rejuvenate with our Harvest Glow treatment series highlighting earthy autumn-inspired products.

December 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024

Sparkle in the Spa

Indulge in holiday-inspired spa treatments including our Winter Warming Wellness Ritual, All is Calm, All is Bright Facial, Cocoa-Mint Mistletoes Pedicure and Coco-Mint Holiday Manicure.

Scented Spa Candle
Assortment of Indian entrees from pop-up restauran
Fresh fire torched tuna.
Cultural Cuisine

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is home to two specialty pop-up dining experiences during the holiday season.  Indulge in an 18-course Japanese omakase experience and a flavorful spice journey in Indian-inspired KAHANI.

Holiday Styling
Saks Fifth Avenue

This holiday season, experience the by-appointment personal styling, shopping, and luxury fashion services of The Fifth Avenue Club located at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.