First off, let’s applaud a company that still says “Christmas” in all of their holiday marketing messaging. My company canned that a long time ago (such a shame!). Not only was the Christmas at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess the perfect event to kick off the holiday season, but the kids really, really (really!) enjoyed it.
This resort is so nostalgic to me because when I was little, before we moved to Scottsdale, my parents used to take us to Arizona for vacation and we always stayed at the Princess. I don’t remember much, except for the fact that Rawhide used to be nearby and this resort had an amazing pool. Well, fast forward to last night when I got to walk around this property with my kids. It was kind of surreal to watch Ryan take the kids around this resort. I imagine that’s what my dad did with me and my brothers years ago.
Anyway … back to the event.
The resort put on quite a show! There was a carousel, a gazillion Christmas lights, a huge Christmas tree, a projector that turned the side of the building into a giant gingerbread house, an Elf in costume (that Colton proudly said, “Mom, look .. a farmer!), fire pits for s’mores, a petting zoo, a train and ice skating!
Here are a few photos from our night.
Caught these two sitting by the fire … Colton is stuffing his face with a s’more. That’s my boy!
Watching Ryan with these two kids was the best part of my night. They wanted to ice skate so bad but we had to get Nolan home to bed. Next time, kiddos. If you get the chance, you should check out Christmas at the Princess. It’s a great holiday event for kids.