Celebrate the holiday season at Montage Hotels & Resorts, with seasonal festivities, workshops, culinary tastings, and memory-making activities from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day

Montage Hotels & Resorts to Ring in the Holiday Season With Festive Events and Programming

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. (Oct. 30, 2023) – Montage Hotels & Resorts is gearing up for the festive season, welcoming everyone’s favorite time of year with special programming, culinary experiences, and celebratory offerings to delight guests of all ages. From the shores of Hawaii to the mountain peaks of Deer Valley to the Spanish moss-laden paths of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, expect a warm welcome with spectacular decorations lighting the way at Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Los Cabos, Montage Healdsburg, and Montage Big Sky.

Montage’s holiday-themed offerings include family-friendly arts, crafts, and culinary activities; story readings of holiday favorites; visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their hard-working elves; and Spa Montage wellness programming designed to soothe, heal, and invigorate the soul.

Every Montage property will invite guests to join in the lighting of the Menorah each evening during Hanukkah from Thursday, Dec. 7 to Friday, Dec. 15. All properties will also participate in the annual Mistletoe at Montage, Monday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 30. with guests and locals invited to pose for a joyful holiday photo with friends and family under the mistletoe and share it with their followers on social media using the hashtags #MontageMistletoe and #MontageMemory.

Montage Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach, California)

From a life-sized gingerbread lifeguard tower to a 55-foot outdoor Christmas tree perched cliffside facing the Pacific ocean, Montage Laguna Beach exudes coastal elegance for the holidays. The flagship Montage property is excited to welcome back its Gingerbread Holiday Display created by resort’s talented culinary and pastry team, this year in the shape of the iconic Main Beach lifeguard tower, an icon of Laguna Beach originally raised in the 1930s, on display in front of The Loft from Monday, Nov. 27 through much of December. Families are invited to show off their creative sides with Gingerbread Decorating Classes and Santa’s Workshops at Paintbox with holiday activities including cookie decorating, ornament making, writing letters to Santa, and story time.

For holiday shoppers, those who book the “Holiday Shopping Escape” offer and are staying in a specialty suite or villa will receive a $500 gift card to the global shopping destination, South Coast Plaza, a personal stylist consultation for up to two guests, and the following amenities: access to the luxury hospitality suite, complimentary valet, a picture with Santa and more. Packages booked in standard suites and guestrooms receive the above amenities without the gift card and stylist.

Kick off the festive season with Afternoon Tea in the Lobby Lounge beginning in early November and a la carte, holiday-inspired specials in The Loft on Christmas Eve, a Dinner Tasting Menu on Christmas Day, and an indulgent Tasting Menu on New Year’s Eve.

For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events, please visit “Upcoming Events.

Montage Deer Valley (Park City, Utah)

The newly renovated alpine retreat in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah will begin the holiday season with a bustling Thanksgiving Weekend featuring the Annual Turkey Shoot archery lessons, and a seasonal Holiday Bazaar with everything from gifts to apparel to wellness products. The resort will feature two dining offerings on Thanksgiving Day including a Thanksgiving Buffet at Apex and a “Grab & Go” Turkey Dinner including roasted turkey and all the fixings for a decadent dinner at home or in-suite.

Families will find much to enjoy together through the holidays, from dropping a Letter to Santa into the white mailbox in the resort’s Lobby for delivery straight to the North Pole, to Family Tubing Nights at Powder Park with cookies and hot chocolate. There will also be Breakfast with Santa with gingerbread house decorating in the Grand Ballroom, Candy Land for young sweet-tooths to handpick their favorite confections, and a Paint Your Own Ski event in the Gallery Ballroom.

Countdown to Santa’s arrival with Christmas Eve Magic at Santa’s Workshop in the Gallery Ballroom with a live reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, before indulging in a three-course, prix-fixe Christmas Eve Dinner at Apex. The restaurant will also serve an elegant Christmas Day Buffet, as well as Christmas Dinner featuring three courses.

Ring in 2024 with festive four-course prix-fixe New Year’s Eve Dinner at Apex or swing celebratorily into the New Year at Vista Lounge. Meanwhile, young guests can have a celebration all their own with the Paintbox New Year’s Eve Extravaganza.

For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events, please visit “Upcoming Events.

Montage Los Cabos (Los Cabos, Mexico)

Situated along the shores of Santa Maria Bay, Montage Los Cabos will commence the holiday season with a culinary pop-up on Nov. 24 and 25 from 6 to 9pm. The resort will host Chef Charles Phan of San Francisco’s acclaimed Vietnamese restaurant, The Slanted Door for a two-night experience featuring The Slanted Door´s signature flavors while incorporating the bountiful seafood that Baja California has to offer. Pricing starts at $145 for adults and $60 for children (12 years and under).

More celebrations start just before Christmas with a Montage Posada & Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Central Lawn, and Gingerbread House Decorating with kits from Paintbox on the Grand Lawn, while the final week of the year will offer programming including a Secrets of Mexican Sweets Pastry Class at Mezcal and Starlit Cinema: Teepee Edition with gourmet popcorn served under the night sky.

Countdown to 2024 with a New Year’s Eve Mexican Dinner at Mezcal, a New Year’s Eve Dinner at Marea, and a Countdown Party Celebration with a masterful DJ commanding the deck of the Main Pool or reserve a private Pool Cabana for up to 10 guests with dedicated butler, chef’s selection of midnight snacks, two bottles of Dom Perignon and more.

For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events, please visit,Upcoming Events.

Montage Kapalua Bay (Maui, Hawaii)

With its coastal setting and aloha spirit, Montage Kapalua Bay will celebrate the holidays by paying tribute to its Maui ohana with Cultural Classes and Specialty Workshops that dive deep into the Hawaiian culture. The property will kick off the holiday celebrations with a four-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving Dinner with local inspirations for guests to enjoy at Cane & Canoe, or in the comfort of their residential-style accommodation and will display an “Under the Sea” themed Keiki Christmas Tree in guests’ residences for Christmas.

Younger guests are invited to celebrate the season with Mermaid Academy, Glow in the Dark Celebration, Elf’s Workshop at Paintbox, Moments with Santa, and holiday-themed movies with Cinema Under the Stars. Bring the family for a Sunset Luau at Kapalua Bay, with traditional music and a menu of freshly sourced seafood and Hawaiian dishes with seasonal twists.

Elevated holiday dining will be served on designated days throughout December. Head to The Cliff House for Champagne Hale, featuring Veuve Clicquot, accompanied by small bites and cliff-top views of Namalu Bay. Cane & Canoe will be the destination for special holiday menus, with festive dinners scheduled for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as three-course prix-fixe menu for New Year’s Eve.

For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events, please visit “Upcoming Events.

Montage Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton, South Carolina)

Situated within a 20,000-acre nature preserve in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Montage Palmetto Bluff will exude ultimate holiday spirit through the New Year. Southern traditions will begin with Bourbon & BBQ on Nov. 22, followed by a Festive Dinner Under the Stars on Nov. 25 featuring bites from food trucks, cookie decorating and crafts, and more. Expect an array of seasonal activities for guests of all ages through December, with Festive Frolic Frenzy DJ-driven bounce house action for the entire family, ​​ programming led by resident Naturalist Cassie Beato, Storytime with Mrs. Claus, and Breakfasts with Santa at Octagon.

For dining through the holidays, enjoy Dinner Under the Stars, a holiday twist on the time-honored tradition of porching, with 12 Days of Porching, and more. Additionally, the resort extends a warm invitation for all to take part in the Community Santa Run (or walk) 5k on Dec. 16, where the race’s proceeds will support Bluffton Self Help and participants are encouraged to bring a toy or food item to donate.

Indulge in the charm of the Lowcountry at the hotel’s festive market on Dec. 9, where a diverse array of local artisans and makers offer unique gifts that make perfect for gifting a loved one or yourself, during this joyous season. Then, make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember with Octagon’s New Year’s Eve Dinner, followed by an exclusive late-night soiree at the hotel’s speakeasy bar that will be transformed into a lavish Taste of Luxury Champagne Lounge.

For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events, please visit “A Year At The Bluff.”

Montage Healdsburg (Healdsburg, California)

Nestled among 258 acres of rolling vineyards and oak groves in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Montage Healdsburg is the perfect home away from home this festive season.

Jump start the holidays with a Tree Lighting celebration in the Lobby on Thursday, Nov. 30. Children can drop Letters to Santa in the holiday mailbox for assured delivery, while Santa’s Workshop will be in full swing at Paintbox from Dec. 1 to Christmas Eve. Embracing the spirit of Hanukkah, from Dec. 7 to 15, guests are invited to gather in the lobby at sundown for the daily menorah lighting, while children ages 5 to 12 can craft their own dreidel before playing the festive game at Paintbox.

 Hazel Hill will be the setting for sumptuous Christmas and New Year’s dining experiences    including a Christmas Day Feast with a three-course menu featuring Beef Wellington, Suckling Pig, Maine Lobster and more. Don’t be late for a calming, guided First Day Hike through Compass Sports, starting the new year off on the right foot.

For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events, please visit “Upcoming Events.” 

Montage Big Sky (Big Sky, Montana)

Celebrate the holiday season in Big Sky, Montana, at the refined western mountain resort framed by the Rocky Mountains. An array of complimentary offerings for guests of all ages will be available daily from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1, including Raclette & Mulled Wine, S’mores & Hot Cocoa, Tubing Hill Under the Lights, and Boots & Bubbles, where guests are invited to enjoy a glass of Champagne while getting fitted for the slopes by Compass Sports.

Younger guests are invited to drop Letters to Santa at the Front Desk for delivery to the North Pole, fine-tune their skiing at the resort’s two magic carpets, and enjoy the newly unveiled Compass Explorers and Ranger Ski & Ride programs, offering door-to-door service to Big Sky Resort’s Mountain Sports School, and full-day group lessons for beginners. Holiday shopping will be a focus for adults from mid-December through New Year’s Day, with trunk shows from Montana Territory Hat Company, Zsa-Zsa’s Jewelry, PEAK Skis and Canty Boots. Enjoy holiday programming right up until the New Year, including Giant Gingerbread Man Decorating, Christmas Cookie Decorating, Mole & Beer Tasting, Alpine Wine & Cheese Pairing, and Bourbon & Bison. There will also be Reindeer Races and a Holiday Movie Night featuring The Night Before Christmas for the whole family on Christmas Eve.

Multiple venues will have their own excitement on New Year’s Eve, including a five-course tasting menu with a Champagne welcome; a New Year’s Eve Toast with live entertainment; Champagne & Caviar Pairing, and Paintbox New Year’s Eve for children complete with dinner, bowling, arcade games and a holiday movie. Spa Montage Big Sky will also have holiday-themed offerings throughout December, culminating with a New Year’s Eve Cosmic Sound Bath with a Champagne Toast on the Mountain Lawn.  Jump into 2024 with New Year’s Brunch and take a moment to set your intentions for the year ahead with the Visioning Your New Year Intention Ceremony at the Yoga Studio.

For a complete list of holiday festivities, pricing, reservations, and more information on holiday events, please visit “Upcoming Events.

For reservations or more information about Montage Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.montagehotels.com or follow @montagehotels.

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About Montage Hotels & Resorts 

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, Montage Healdsburg, and Montage Big Sky. Future destinations include Montage Cay and Montage Punta Mita. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit www.montage.com.

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