Today we are so excited to share with you some Christmas fun to start the season off! We recently stayed at the gorgeous Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and it was the perfect way to kick off the start of the Christmas season!
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess goes all out for the Christmas Holiday! It is pretty much the Disneyland of Arizona! To celebrate the holidays they have everything from Frosty’s Ferris Wheel, the Princess Express Train, Lagoon Lights, Desert Ice Skating Rink, Santa’s Secret Workshop, Nativity Garden, Polar Glide Ice Slides, Enchanted Plaza Tree, Christmas Characters like Shivers the Yeti, Graham the S’more, Princesses and so much more! Not to mention the 3 million lights all around the property!
One of our favorite holiday actives around the Resort was the Santa station! Here you could write letters to Santa, mail them off, and even hop in line to meet Santa himself during the evenings! We got to meet Santa and he was super nice! When he asked what we wanted for Christmas, Jake and I both said a dog at the same time! I think the cute lobby dogs may have influenced that wish 🙂
Isn’t Shivers the Yeti so darling?! And how about these festive cookies?!?! At the FSP there are plenty of lovely retail shops, but our favorite was the Christmas shop! It was decked out in fun pajamas, Christmas suits, treats, s’mores kits, darling plush animals, ornaments and all kinds of holiday goodies! We got our cute polar bear PJS and Shivers from there!
Every corner you turn, there is festive decor all around the resort! From garlands, to lights, to characters walking around to say hello, they have it all! Aren’t these lobby pups the cutest?!?! They were so friendly and sweet and were so kind to take a photo with us!
There is nothing more festive then a sunset stroll ice skating! We stopped by the Desert ice Skating Rink for some fun! Ice skating was so much harder to get around than I expected, but it was so much fun! We were laughing so hard and having a blast!
When night-fall came we went for a ride on the Princess Express Train and we made sure to wear our conductor’s hats that are found in the Christmas Shop! We really loved all the fun actives we were able to do at the Princess, but the train ride might have been our favorite! The train was decorated in garland and took you around the property to see the Lagoon Lights! Jake’s favorite lights were the Loch Ness Monster! If you can try and hop on the train at sunset time, do it! It’s so beautiful to see the silhouettes of the cacti around and see the beautiful lights as the day turns to night. You might also catch a beautiful sunset too!
After our time on the train we walked over to the Nativity Garden. That was my favorite! I kept thinking about how much dad would have loved it! There was a cute 10 minute light show with music and word about Christ’s birth. It was a beautiful reminder of why we celebrate Christmas and the importance of remembering our Savior.
Next on our list was S’mores Land! There you could meet characters, ride the ferris wheel, carousel, roast s’mores and go down the ice slide! Wahoo! If you want to see any of that, make sure to check out our video below!
The Princess if full of amazing restaurants all with diffrent specialties, but one of our favorite meals was at La Hacienda. We ate outside on the fire pit patio by some cozy heaters! Here you can get classic Mexican food with timeless European cooking techniques. The flavors and creations by Chef de Cuisine Forest Hamrick were super fun to try and very delicious! My favorite was the Guacamole Sample Platter! It had pomegranate, bacon and lobster toppings! YUM!
Is there any better way to end a trip than at the Spa?! The Princess has a gorgeous spa with a roof top pool and neat waterfall Jacuzzi where we spent the morning swimming around ’till we had our spa appointments! The area has a luxurious feel with neat designs featuring river-rock tile with Sedona sandstone interiors.
After our spa appointments we tried out an aerial yoga class! There are all kinds of fitness classes to try, but the aerial yoga really caught our eye! We had so much fun hanging upside down and getting a real core work out! At the end of class we got to learn a vampire pose where your feet are up in the air and your arms are out and you look like a vampire! It was pretty awesome 🙂
Here is a little video from our adventures at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess! This cover picture for the video was from an evening at the fire pit with our S’mores Kit! When we arrived at our fire pit, we were greeted with a cute sign that had our name on it! We looked around and saw everyone that had reserved a fire pit had their names on it too! Such a cute and fun idea that really made the experience personable!
If you want to learn more about the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess or what kind of deals they have going on for the holidays, details here.
laurajaneatelierDecember 2, 2016
It looks like you guys had so much fun! I love the video
Beauty Candy LovesDecember 2, 2016
You guys are just the cutest!
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YiotaDecember 2, 2016
You look so cute in your pajamas!! And I need some cookies asap! Looks you had so much fun, love your photos and the huge tree on the first photo, so beautiful! x
justatinabitDecember 2, 2016
Wow 3 million lights?? It looks incredible there and you two look so festive in all of these photos!!
MargotDecember 2, 2016
Theses photos are so lovely and adorable. It seems like an amazing place to visit during christmas season.
I love your pyjamas, so adorableee !
RosannaDecember 2, 2016
What awesome pictures, looks like so much fun!
Have a lovely weekend 🙂
Olia MajdDecember 2, 2016
Beautiful!! Hope you’ll stop by my blog for the latest post!
RachDecember 2, 2016
You guys are the cutest!
Zunera SerenaDecember 2, 2016
Kelly KDecember 2, 2016
What a fun trip–especially around the holidays! And I LOVE all your outfits!
CarlyDecember 2, 2016
Oh my gosh! The scottsdale princess looks like such a dreamy place. I’ve never ice skated in the desert but it looks so fun. Definitely the perfect place to put you in the holiday mood. Great photos!
My hubby and I recently tried to take pictures with our timer and it gave me a whole new appreciation for how incredible your photos you guys take. You have definitely mastered the art of timed photos!
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TamaraDecember 2, 2016
The Christmasy pjs are so cute!! And I really like your outfit in that first picture, you look like a princess!
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BianaDecember 2, 2016
What a fun stay!! So much to do!
BlaireDecember 2, 2016
I cannot think of a better way to start off the holiday season! It looks like you had so much fun and you look fabulous!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
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lyddiegalDecember 2, 2016
I love how much effort they put into bringing winter fun to the desert, and the resort just looks gorgeous. Lobby dogs are officially the best idea ever.
The Style ContourDecember 2, 2016
This looks like so much fun, the food looks incredibly delish!
StylehueDecember 2, 2016
Wow the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel seems amazing !! I love the fact that they put up lights everywhere “3mill !!”, so romantic <3 The first picture is the cutest !
Hhaha Princess Express Train and writing letters for Santa, sounds perfect for kids, and that pool at the end <3
~ carmen ~December 2, 2016
Love your pictures. You really captured the magical nature of the experience. P.s. That guacamole sample platter looks delicious. :]
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Jamie KamberDecember 2, 2016
How fun!! Looks like such a festive getaway!
Face to CurlsDecember 2, 2016
You guys are just the cutest! This looks like so much fun. Love the pics!
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curlycraftymomDecember 2, 2016
This looks like so much fun! You two always seem to have a blast together. The photos of the pool look nice, I recently had a massage on vacation and they had a grotto pool and it was amazing. The food looks delicious, too!
Ruth MaldonadoDecember 2, 2016
Looks like so much fun and so many things to do! I love all your outfits! They are perfect for the Holiday Season!
Livia PangdokoDecember 3, 2016
such a lovely vacay <3 love this post so much!
kali1103December 3, 2016
i love scottsdale ! and these photos are amazing!
thestyletuneDecember 3, 2016
in love with ur pinafore check dress!
Rachel TrampelDecember 3, 2016
These photos are adorable – and it all looks like an amazing time!
GabrielleDecember 3, 2016
Oh my GOSH this is undoubtedly the sweetest thing I’ve seen in forever! I adore your kind-of-matching pyjama situation, as well as those tasty festive cookies 🙂 Though above all else, your outfits totally steal the show, especially the green tartan pinafore dress!
MELODY JACOBSDecember 3, 2016
This is so nice
Publicist in PearlsDecember 3, 2016
Love this post so much! You two are beyond adorable and it looks like you had a blast!
yukaDecember 3, 2016
you guys are seriously the cutest! I love seeing all the adventures you go on. And I really hope santa brings you guys a dog this year!
LizDecember 4, 2016
Omg! You guys are so cute!! I love it all!
Jacquard FlowerDecember 5, 2016
Looks like so much fin and so Christmassy! Have a great week. Gemma x
mcrDecember 6, 2016
you always have so much fun! Love your mini-escapes to different places and hotels! So fun to see how you enjoy yourself when you travel!
LornaDecember 7, 2016
Oh wow, it looks amazing there!!!!! It really is like Disneyland!!
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