The Magic of Christmas at the Princess at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is set open for its twelfth consecutive year.

The iconic AAA Five Diamond resort becomes the most festive place this side of the North Pole during its annual Christmas at the Princess six-week festival, which happens through Jan. 2, 2022.

Guests will experience that town center holiday feel that you see in all those holiday movies, where people hug a little longer, smile a little more, and share the joy of the holidays with those they love.

New This Year
A Christmas Wish Forest: As the sun begins to set in the evening sky, make a wish upon a star in the Wish Forest that shines each night with the hopes and dreams of families. Each family will receive magical wish paper to write and record their holiday wishes and dreams. Then, the magical paper is lit, and the wish flutters to the stars. Write it, light it, and watch it fly to the stars! Donations will be accepted and will go to LoveUp to benefit foster care kids in the Valley.

The Village, Featuring S’mores Land: The powder is falling, and the mountains are calling at The Village. Sled down the 120-foot Snow Mountain, conquer the ice as you glide through the Alpine Skate Trail, or catch a thrill with a ride on the 90-foot-tall chair lift, with 26 gondolas. Little adventurers will be challenged in the Ice Maze! And don’t forget to Ski Scottsdale with a hop on the ski lift for a fun photo op.

Ice Pass, Unlimited Skating: The all-new ice pass gives guests unlimited access to the two outdoor 6,000 square foot ice skating rinks – Desert Ice and the new Alpine Trail – both made of real ice! $40 per person (skate rental included).

Snow Mountain: Sled down 120 feet of blizzardy bliss on the four-lane ice slide! And don’t forget to say hello to Shivers the Yeti before sliding down the frozen attraction.

VIP Igloos: As Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, warm up in one of ten VIP climate-controlled igloos with adjoining heated patios. Enjoy the ambience with a warm winter cocktail in hand. Advanced tickets required.

Cherished Favorites
Activities that are must-visit favorites are back, including: Enchanted Plaza with the four-story musical tree, Enchanted Plaza video show, Princess Express Train, a walk-through experience of more than six million Lagoon Lights, the Nativity Garden, S’mores Land, Winterland, and Twinkle Town.

Admission and Parking
• In-house guests: Express pass event admission is complimentary for registered hotel guests.
• Dine-in: Dine at the resort’s signature restaurants and receive complimentary admission and 50% off valet parking with a $75 minimum spend at any of the resort’s restaurants. Reservations required.
• Self-parking and admission: $72; includes up to four wristbands.

For more information on Christmas at the Princess, visit or call 480-585-4848.

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is located at 7575 East Princess Drive.