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10 Resorts & Hotels Around the World with Festive Celebrations 2023, Part 2

by Mary Melnick

Nov 21, 2023

© Hawks Cay Resort


With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:

© Alma at Hotel Zachary

Alma at Hotel Zachary

This year, Alma at Hotel Zachary offers a memorable holiday season for travelers of all ages. Enjoy afternoon tea with your little one and their stuffed best friend with Teddy Bear Tea on Saturday and Sunday afternoons through Jan. 28, 2024. This year, guests can cozy up in the hotel’s see-through globes, available for private bookings. Choose from a selection of seasonal-themed globes offering unique food and beverage options. The heated globes feature views of Winterland at Gallagher Way. Along with the dining options, guests can also play cards and board games, listen to holiday music and capture the moment on film with a Polaroid camera.


@ Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Fairmont Chicago welcomes the return of Fairmont Lodge for its third consecutive year. The winter tradition provides the ideal backdrop for celebrating the season in the heart of Chicago. The transformation into Fairmont Lodge includes festive holiday décor embracing visitors in the spirit of the season, enchanting programming, a festive menu and thoughtfully designed overnight offers for an unforgettable stay. Experience the magic of winter and cozy up at the iconic, fire pit-inspired tables offering a cozy atmosphere for all ages.


Hawks Cay Resort

This iconic Florida Keys destination resort invites guests to trade in their winter boots for flip flops this season and celebrate Christmas and New Year’s in style. This year’s festivities promise to be bigger and merrier than ever. Some of this years’ programming includes visits from the Florida Keys Elves, story time and hot chocolate with Mrs. Claus, Santa’s workshop, gingerbread house building, letters to Santa Claus, meet and greet with Santa Claus, Lighting of the Menorah and a Christmas campfire.


© Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa provides travelers with direct access to an exclusive beachfront while still offering a holiday escape. The resort offers travelers a week filled with holiday fun for guests of all ages. Beginning Dec. 10, guests can participate in events like cookie decorating, holiday movie nights by the pool, holiday-themed drinks, an adults-only holiday cocktail-making class, on-site carolers and more.


Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City – Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City offers a selection of holiday-themed events and dining experiences for visitors and locals alike. The Sundance Terrace transforms into Santa’s Village, where guests can take a photo with Santa and enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies. The Salt Republic, an American bistro, will offer Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining options, Special Prime Rib Christmas Dinner, and New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day options for guests to enjoy.


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