Save money on Phoenix Christmas event at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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Christmas at the Princess Scottsdale

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has been holding “Christmas at the Princess” since 2010.  It has quickly become a cherished Phoenix area holiday tradition.  

And while 2020 has been a much different year than we had anticipated, we still get Christmas at the Princess!

And there are still so many activities here that will make the holiday season even more special.

Desert Ice Skating Rink

The Desert Ice Skating Rink is a 6,000 square foot skating rink made with real ice!

Princess Express Train Tours

The train takes you around the resort’s beautiful, glittering Lagoon Lights.  Special RGB LED bulbs keep changing colors, and there are actually a whopping 256 million color combinations.

Please note that this year there is limited availability, as there will be socially distanced seating.

Lagoon Lights Walking Path

But taking the train is not the only way to see these lagoon lights.  You can also take the walking path!

And you will be glad you did.  Some of the sights you see include:

  • Candy cane forest
  • 14-foot poinsettias
  • Toy soldiers
  • A fishing Santa
  • Skating Penguins
  • Teddy bear
  • Leaping arches
  • Mermaid
  • A 3D Whale
  • A buccaneer pirate ship
  • Nessie the 30-foot Loch Ness Monster


S’moresland is where you can roast marshmallows around a campfire, as you might expect from the name.  But it’s also the place where you can do rides!  The Christmas Carousel and Frosty’s Ferris Wheel are here!

Mrs. Claus’ Cookie Company

Mrs. Claus is baking cookies with delicious flavors.  They include sugar n’ spice, gingerbread, chocolate chip, and Mrs. Claus’ campfire pies!

Nativity Garden

The resort’s Fragrance Garden becomes a Nativity Garden during the holiday season.  Here you can enjoy a narrated light and music show which tells the story of Christmas.


Winterland is great!  Here you can find:

  • Twinkling white lights
  • Romantic igloos
  • Fre pit seating
  • A 32-foot long infinity tunnel at the entrance
  • An ice bar stocked with iced vodka

Lanterns of Hope

Here your family will get their very own lantern.  You can decorate it with messages of peace, love, hope, and healing.  You’ll then release your lantern in a wonderful and inspiring ceremony.


What’s Christmas without Santa?  You’ll be able to get your photo taken with Santa.


If you’re looking to save money on a visit to Christmas at the Princess, then check out these great deals available on Groupon.  You can save up to 20% on single-day admission with self-parking included.

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The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has been holding “Christmas at the Princess” since 2010 and it has quickly become a cherished Phoenix area holiday tradition. With each year getting bigger & better, you sure won’t want to miss this year’s event, which has Desert Ice Skating Rink, Christmas carousel, Frosty’s Ferris Wheel, Lagoon Lights & Princess Express Trains, roasting marshmellows around the campfire in a Christmas Tree Forest, S’mores Land, Santa Claus...