Before you know it, the holidays will be here. Better to start finalizing your holiday plans now, so you can have more time to enjoy family gatherings and festivities. St. Regis Monarch Beach near Dana Point, CA, located about an hour south from Los Angeles, invites you to join them during their elegant holiday celebrations. And why not give yourself the gift of a mini-vacation and stay a few days as well?
Here is the St. Regis Monarch Beach holiday line-up:
Be Thankful You’re Not Cooking
Do yourself a favor and let someone else do the Thanksgiving Dinner cooking. St. Regis Monarch Beach invites you to join in the feasting at their Motif Restaurant, Thursday, November 22nd from noon to 8:00 p.m. Motif will be offering a delectable Thanksgiving dinner featuring all of your holiday favorites. Pricing is $105 for adults and $35 for children ages 5- 12.
Also at St. Regis Monarch Beach, if a more casual Thanksgiving dinner is what you seek, Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern is offering a 3 or 5-course Thanksgiving tasting menu. On Thursday, November 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Executive Chef Raj Dixit’s Thanksgiving menu will feature holiday favorites and delectable cuisine; wine pairings are also available. Pricing is $75 for the 3-course meal and $105 for the 5-course.
Actress Tori Spelling will be this years special guest as the mistress of ceremonies at the 12th Annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, November 25th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The featured charity will be Make-A-Wish Foundation and all proceeds collected from the raffle sales will benefit this amazing foundation. After the sand sculpture dedication, Tori will invite guests to join in the lighting of the St. Regis Monarch Beach Christmas tree. As per tradition, one child will be chosen to help flip the switch. Enjoy cookies, drink hot chocolate and warm cider as the holiday season is brought to life.
Santa’s coming to town! On December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23rd from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Santa will be at St. Regis Monarch Beach.
Bring your children along so they can give their wish lists to Santa as he visits the resort during the month of December!
Gingerbread House Academy
Come kick off the holiday season at The St. Regis of Monarch Beach with the Gingerbread House Academy! A St. Regis tradition will continue this year with the creation of gingerbread houses. Children get the opportunity to decorate their own gingerbread house with all the frosting and candy imaginable. Pricing is $65 per gingerbread house, with a maximum of 4 people per house. The event will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, contact St. Regis for specific times.
Join St. Regis Monarch Beach for Chistmas Eve Dinner in Motif Restaurant on Monday, December 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Motif Christmas Eve menu will have holiday favorites as well as some new inspirations from Executive Chef Frederic Castan. Pricing is $85 per adult and $39 for children 5-12. The first seating will start 5:30 p.m. and the second will be at 8:00 p.m. The Motif Christmas Eve Dinner is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
Celebrate Christmas Eve dinner at Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach on Monday, December 24thfrom 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The menu prepared by Executive Chef Raj Dixit will feature a delicious holiday tasting menu and classic favorites. Pricing starts at $125 per person to $195 for additional wine pairings. The Stonehill Tavern menu will also be available during these hours.
Celebrate Christmas brunch at Motif Restaurant at The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Tuesday, December 25th from noon to 7:00 p.m. The signature St. Regis Monarch Beach brunch will feature holiday favorites, scrumptious desserts, and international culinary creations. Pricing is $105 per adult and $35 for children ages 5-12. A limited dinner menu will also be available 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Holiday afternoon tea will be served at St. Regis Monarch Beach’s Motif restaurant beginning November 29- December 22nd, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The lavish holiday tea buffet will feature an international variety of tea accompanied by delicious delicacies created by award-winning pastry Chef Frederic Moreau. Holiday tea is $49 per person and $24 per child for ages 5-12.
New Year’s Eve
Bring in the New Year at Motif Restaurant at The St. Regis of Monarch Beach, Monday, December 31st at 7:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy a pre-selected menu created by in celebration of the New Year. Pricing is $95 per adult and $36 for children.
Bring in the New Year at Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis of Monarch Beach, Monday, December 31st from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy a hand crafted tasting menu prepared by Chef Raj Dixit for $235, or for $335, which includes additional wine pairings. The wine pairings pricing includes entry to the Lobby Lounge for a New Year’s Eve Celebration and Midnight champagne toast.
To make reservations for any of these holiday festivities at St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, visit www.stregismb.com or call 800.722.1543
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Written by Jane Emery