Celebrate New Year’s Eve the Hawai’ian and San Diego way with festivities offered at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, and the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. From a four-course feast to live entertainment, there is something for the entire family and both properties to ring in the new year.
Fairmont Del Mar’s New Year’s Eve experience will include a luxury suite and reservation for four at Addison Restaurant, an acclaimed and already sold-out dining institution. Throughout guests’ stays, a personal New Year’s Concierge will be available as well.
The hotel is also home to the Explorer’s Club, a fun area for kids to hang out, play video games and make crafts. Kids can also enjoy the warm Californian weather with a dip in the pool and an evening sit by the fire as fireworks light up the night sky.
Have a Hawai’ian New Year’s Eve at The Ritz-Carlton Maui starting with a New Year’s Eve dinner at Banyan Tree. This four-course meal will include live entertainment 5–8:30 p.m.
Following a delicious meal, guests can join in on a lei making session where families can make fresh flower leis while learning about its cultural importance. The hotel will also host hula lessons where guests can try on grass skirts and learn the popular hula dance. The hula lessons will incorporate the history of the dance and how it has kept the stories, traditions and culture of Hawai’i alive to this day.
For those wanting to visit The Ritz-Carlton Maui before New Year’s Eve, the hotel has an array of events and activities to keep guests in the holiday spirit. On Dec. 28, enjoy some poolside fun with a water balloon toss and other fun activities starting at 10 a.m. At 7 p.m. that same day, dress in your pajamas for storytelling time. On Dec. 29, take part in the sand snowman building contest at 2 p.m. on Fleming Beach and be in the running for some fun prizes.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Toys”R”Us will open a new, two-story Toys”R”Us flagship store inside American Dream, an entertainment/retail center in Bergen, New Jersey. Designed for kids of all ages, the flagship will feature a modern, two-level retail concept spanning 20,000 square feet, reminiscent of the beloved toy store customers used to love.
Through Jan. 6, 2022, families can experience the many wonders New York City’s PaleyLand has to offer this holiday season. Run by The Paley Center for Media, PaleyLand is a beloved event featuring countless holiday events across four floors to get everyone into the holiday spirit. PaleyLand is open 12–6 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Advanced ticketing is encouraged.