Montage’s holiday-themed offerings allow friends and family to reunite, unwind from stresses, and embrace the joys of the season. They include family-friendly arts, crafts, and culinary workshops; story readings of holiday favorites; visits from Santa and his Elves; seasonal traditions with new twists; and wellness programming from yoga to jolly runs. Every Montage property will also invite guests to join in the lighting of the Menorah each evening during Hanukkah from Sunday, Nov. 28 to Monday, Dec. 6.
With the holidays being the perfect time to strengthen bonds, all Montage properties will participate in the annual seasonal Mistletoe at Montage, running from Tuesday, Nov. 30 through Thursday, Dec. 30. The promotion invites guests and locals to snap a fabulous holiday photo with friends and family under the mistletoe at each resort and share it with their followers on social media using the hashtags #MontageMistletoe and #MontageMemory. Each week, Montage properties will share guests’ memories.
Montage Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach, California)
Perched atop a bluff overlooking the big blue Pacific, Montage Laguna Beach provides a picturesque backdrop for holiday revelry and good cheer. The fun will begin with a few options to jumpstart the season including Thanksgiving Brunch at Studio and a four-course tasting menu for Thanksgiving at The Loft.
Guests and locals alike can jump into the holidays with the resort’s new tradition of holiday-inspired Afternoon Tea available Friday, Nov. 26 – Thursday, Dec. 23, while families can show off their creative side with Gingerbread Decorating at Studio with the resort’s executive pastry team. A Gingerbread Village will add to the jolly spirit in the Lobby Lounge. Guests can spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Studio or The Loft with holiday tasting menus to please everyone.
Finish this year in style with a New Year’s Eve Dinner Celebration at Studio featuring a five-course tasting menu, New Year’s Eve at The Loft with a four-course tasting menu, or the festive Lobby Lounge Countdown to 2022. For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events at Montage Laguna Beach, visit the “Upcoming Events” section online.
Montage Deer Valley (Park City, Utah)
Families and friends searching for a picture-postcard-worthy backdrop for the holidays will find it at Montage Deer Valley. The refined mountain retreat will be putting a plethora on the platter for Turkey Day, starting with a Cookie Decorating Class to become a “certified Montage Cookie Artist.” Thanksgiving Day will also see the start of the resort’s Thanksgiving Holiday Bazaar, running through Sunday, Nov. 28, with shopping and specialty items available throughout all retail outlets.
Thanksgiving Weekend festivities include a Buffet at Apex, Ornament andGingerbread House Decorating, Annual Turkey Shoots and more. Christmas Magic will unfold with Christmas Eve Dinner, a Christmas Day Skier’s Buffet, and Christmas Dinner – all at Apex.
Bid adieu to 2021 with a choice of New Year’s Eve Dinners including a six-course prix fixe menu at Apex and exquisite sushi at Yama Sushi. Vista Lounge will welcome revelers with crafted cocktails and artisanal food from mid-afternoon to mid-evening before transforming to celebrate the arrival of 2022 with live music and a balloon-drop at midnight. For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events at Montage Deer Valley, visit the “Upcoming Events” section online.
Montage Los Cabos (Los Cabos, Mexico)
Situated along the shores of Santa Maria Bay, Montage Los Cabos invites holiday guests to Thanksgiving Dinner at Mezcal with a modern Mexican twist featuring a delectable four-course tasting menu or to a seasonally inspired family feast at Thanksgiving Superb at Marea.
While satisfying one’s appetite is a long-held tradition on Thanksgiving, guests of Montage Los Cabos will want to save room for the two days that follow when the special holiday dinner series The Charter Oak by the Sea brings Chef Christopher Kostow, unique flavors, and an exclusive menu of thoughtful, rustic dishes to the resort on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 & 27.
Come Christmas Eve, younger guests can dive into creating Gingerbread House Décor with the Paintbox team in the afternoon. Christmas Eve at Mezcal will brighten the resort’s signature restaurant with a four-course tasting menu, while Christmas Eve at Talay will feature à la carte selections served in a holiday setting, followed by Christmas Day with a Christmas Deluxe Breakfast at Mezcal.
Festive offerings will abound through the week leading up to the end of the year, including Secrets of Ceviche and Aguachiles, a Full Moon Ceremony, a Cocktail Making Class and more. For New Year’s Eve, join in celebrations for the whole family with a ‘Baja Seafood Bonanza Experience’ at Marea; a five-course tasting menu and Champagne toast at Mezcal; and a set menu and DJ-spun music at Talay. For a complete list of festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events at Montage Los Cabos, visit the “Upcoming Events” section online.
Montage Kapalua Bay (Maui, Hawaii)
Set along the coast of Namalu Bay, Montage Kapalua Bay is, as always, embracing the aloha spirit this holiday season. It all starts Thanksgiving weekend, with the resort wishing guests “hauʻoli lā hoʻomaha” (“happy holidays”), and welcoming families, children, couples, and groups of friends with festive island-inspired programming.
Throughout the holiday season on Tuesdays and select Thursdays, guests can experience The Beach Club Luau at Kapalua Bay, an intimate two-hour culturally inspired event with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop including a mai tai welcome beverage, a feast featuring the resort’s take on traditional Hawaiian favorites, Hawaiian and Tahitian performances with a Samoan fire knife dance finale.
While young guests can learn to swim with tails at the Mermaid Academy, the whole family can dip into Cultural Classes with Cultural Ambassador Silla Kaina and guest cultural advisor Neil Thompson, who both share the resort’s “spirit of aloha” through lei-making, ukulele lessons, coconut frond weaving and more.
Cane & Canoe is the place to feast throughout the holidays, starting with Thanksgiving Dinner featuring a three-course prix-fixe menu with a twist on traditional dishes including Ulu & Sweet Potato Chowder, Seared Snapper, Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast & Confit Legs, and an Earl Grey Pot de Crème. For Christmas Eve Dinner, guests will enjoy holiday selections such as Whole Lobster Thermidor, Beef Wellington, and Buche de Noel, plus the regular Cane & Canoe dinner menu.
On New Year’s Eve, send-off 2021 with a five-course, prix-fixe dinner. For a complete list of festivities, additional details, reservations, and more information on holiday events at Montage Kapalua Bay, visit the “Upcoming Events” section online.
Montage Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton, South Carolina)
Expect holiday spirits to be running high in South Carolina’s Lowcountry as Montage Palmetto Bluff heads into the season as only the expansive resort can.
Appetizing options for the whole family during both Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks include outdoor movie nights and classic 5K runs – appropriately named the annual Turkey Trot and Jingle Bell Dog Jog. Additional events throughout November and December include the Moreland Oyster Roast, Lowcountry Boil, glow-in-the-dark Nightlight Putting, a Block Party on the May serving a delicious Southern feast, Owl Prowls at dusk with Montage Palmetto Bluff’s resident Naturalist, and the grand Gingerbread Unveiling in the Inn Lobby – perfect for photos under the mistletoe.
There will be a special Thanksgiving Day Feast, and as Christmas approaches, enjoy offerings such as Sushi on the Fly with Master Japanese Sushi Chef Shinya Horiguchi. Christmas Eve brings on a Culinary Adventure: Blinis & Caviar at Octagon, while the next day allows guests to enjoy a Christmas Brunch featuring live music. And of course, who doesn’t want to ring in 2022 with dazzling lights, celebrated cuisine, and plenty of champagne? For a complete list of festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on Thanksgiving events visit the “A Year At The Bluff” section online.
Montage Healdsburg (Healdsburg, California)
The holiday spirit at Montage Healdsburg begins the moment guests step foot into the lobby, with scents of mulled wine, apple cider, spiced pumpkin and sugar cookies filling the air.
Toast to the start of festive season on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends with a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner at the resort’s signature restaurant, Hazel Hill, followed by an inaugural Tree Lighting on Wednesday, Dec. 1, with a reception full of seasonally inspired culinary treats for all ages.
From enjoying glasses of bubbles under the Montage Mistletoe on Christmas Eve to the Signature Bloody Mary at New Year’s Day Brunch – not to mention all the holiday meals, culinary creations, festive touches, and merry activities in-between – the property invites guests to commemorate the first, official holiday season at Montage Healdsburg. For more information on upcoming holiday programming, please visit the “Upcoming Events” section online.
Montage Big Sky (Big Sky, Montana)
Montage Big Sky opens its doors on December 15, just in time to celebrate the holidays. Centrally located within Big Sky’s 3,530-acre Spanish Peaks enclave, the property organically offers an unparalleled festive winter setting to guests. Merriments include live music at Alpenglow, the lobby centerpiece named after the destination’s renowned pink-hued sunsets; horse drawn sleighrides, holiday cookie decorating classes, movie nights featuring seasonal classics and more.
Guests will also be able to partake in some one-of-a-kind seasonal shopping during custom hat sessions with local artist Courtney Green of the Montana Territory Hat Company from Saturday, Dec. 18 to Monday, Dec. 20 and again from Sunday, Dec. 26 to Monday, Dec. 27.
Additional festivities include Christmas Day Brunch; a Prix Fixe Dinner at Cortina, the property’s signature restaurant that brings to life rustic Northern Italian dishes infused with local flare; a Boxing Day Sunday Roast at Beartooth Pub & Rec; and of course, a New Year’s Eve Party.For a complete list of festivities, additional details, reservations, and more information on holiday events at Montage Big Sky’s, visit the resort’s website.
Montage Hotels & Resorts is the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the affluent and discerning traveler and homeowner, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences. Each Montage property offers comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. The portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences includes: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Los Cabos and Montage Healdsburg. Opening in 2021 is Montage Big Sky, and opening in 2023 is Montage La Quinta and Montage Cay. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit www.montage.com.