Celebrate the Holidays at Grande Lakes Orlando
Grande Lakes Orlando
, the sprawling 500-acre
resort, home to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando,
Grande Lakes is welcoming guests this holiday season with a series
of intimate events, family-friendly offerings, and festive
traditions throughout November and December. Guests can explore,
learn and celebrate with an array of activities taking place all
The all-new roster of holiday merriment is
designed for families, couples, and beyond. Festivities at The
Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott range from culinary feasts, immersive
arts & crafts, wellness-focused amenities, and more, with
New This Season
- Sparkling Lakeside: The perfect photo
opportunity along Grande Lake with a Vignette by the Water and a
stroll of with glistening trees and luminaries.
- Grande Lakes Express: Inspired by popular
holiday movies, Grande Lakes Orlando will offer children a ride on
the Grande Lakes Express, traveling throughout the resort during
the month of December.
- Seasonal Bar Carts: Situated throughout Grande
Lakes, guests can imbibe with cold weather classics, signature
spikes, adult “milk & cookies”, and more.
- “Spirits” of The Holidays Bar Takeover: Decked
our lobby bars and mixologists whipping up a menu of
- Fall on the Farm: Held every Saturday and
Sunday at Whisper Creek Farm, an 18,000 square-foot farm located
on-property, “Fall on the Farm” features autumn activities
including a hayride, pumpkin picking, and pumpkin carving and
painting workshops, and more.
- Thanksgiving Family Fun at The Ritz-Carlton:
Kids will create “hand turkeys”, fall beaded jewelry, turkey
headbands and grow their own Harvest. Families can also join a
Thanksgiving story-hour complete with a holiday-themed s’mores
kits. Upon check-in, kids will also receive a paper leaf to write
what they are thankful for and place it on the resort’s “Thankful
Tree” for all guests to enjoy.
- Gobbler 5K: Walk, run, gobble and wobble a 5K
course on Thanksgiving Day. Hosted by The Ritz-Carlton Spa, the
annual Gobbler 5K will be held Thanksgiving Day with a portion of
the proceeds benefitting Children’s Miracle Network.
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Guests will
enjoy crafts and snacks while viewing a festive favorite at the JW
Lobby Lounge on Thanksgiving Day morning.
- Thanksgiving Celebrations: Enjoy lunch or
dinner on Thanksgiving Day at one of Grande Lakes Orlando’s
award-winning restaurants including the newly-debuted Knife
& Spoon and Highball & Harvest at
The Ritz-Carlton, or Primo and
Citron at JW Marriott.
- Turkey To-Go: For local visitors celebrating
Turkey Day at home, The Ritz-Carlton is offering a complete holiday
dinner for up to six people. Guests will enjoy a festive meal with
all of the fixings with dishes prepared with a selection of
ingredients from Grande Lakes Orlando’s Whisper Creek Farm.
- Gingerbread School: Guests will build and
assemble their own creation at “Santa’s Workshop” at The
Ritz-Carlton. One of Grande Lake Orlando’s most beloved and
tastiest holiday activities, Gingerbread School will be held select
dates from November 28 through December.
- Santa Claus at Grande Lakes: Santa Claus will
an appearance during “Santa’s Teddy Bear Tea”, a family-friendly
traditional tea at The Ritz-Carlton throughout December. Kids will
also be treated to holiday cookies at “Story Time with Mrs. Claus”
and a stocking filled with toys, treats and a special visit from
Santa will be offered on Christmas Eve.
- Christmas Celebrations: Grande Lakes will host
dinners on both Christmas Eve Christmas Day at award-winning
restaurants including the newly-debuted Knife &
Spoon and Highball & Harvest at The
Ritz-Carlton, or Primo and Citron
at JW Marriott.
New Year’s Eve Offerings
- Kids Night Out: Kids can ring in the new year
at Ritz Kids with dinner, arts and crafts, games and movies, while
parents enjoy an evening at the resort.
- Family Festivities: Families will enjoy games,
music, and a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner at The Ritz-Carlton
Tuscany Ballroom, complete with a fireworks show at midnight.
- New Year’s Eve Celebrations: Grande Lakes will
host dinners at the award-winning restaurants including
Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton, or
Primo and Citron at JW
For more information and for a full schedule of
offerings, please visit www.grandelakes.com.
Grande Lakes Orlando is committed to providing
guests with a clean environment that aligns with expert protocols
aligned with CDC, Florida, and Orlando guidelines.
About Grande Lakes Orlando The
500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando estate features a 582-room
Ritz-Carlton and 1,000-room JW Marriott hotel situated at the
headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Guests at both hotels can
enjoy all the facilities and services at Grande Lakes Orlando,
including an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course
and the 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa as well as three pools
including the winding lazy river at JW Marriott and the new
AquaCourse 360 interactive water feature. Experience a wealth of
dining options throughout Grande Lakes Orlando, where the cuisine
is as diverse as the resort.
Twelve outlets to choose from featuring a brand
new steak and seafood restaurant, Knife & Spoon led by
award-winning chef John Tesar, southern-inspired cuisine at
Highball & Harvest and Mediterranean Italian at PRIMO led by
multiple time James Beard award-winning chef Melissa Kelly, a
leader in the city’s farm-to-fork movement. The resort sources
ingredients from its on-site apiaries and 18,000-square-foot
Whisper Creek Farm. On-property activities include Grande Lakes
Sports Experiences offering kayaking, eco-tours on Shingle Creek,
falconry, mountain biking and fishing school. Conference and
meeting attendees have their pick of a selection of meeting space
options located across 150,000 square feet that connects the two
properties plus more than 100,000 square feet of outdoor space.
Grande Lakes is located 15 minutes from the
Orlando International Airport, five minutes from the Orange County
Convention Center and minutes from the major theme parks. Follow
Grande Lakes Orlando on Twitter at @RC_Orlando and @JW_Orlando,
Instagram @ritzcarltonorlando and jwmorlando and Facebook
ritzcarltonorlando and jwmarriottorlando. For more information
about Grande Lakes Orlando, visit www.grandelakes.com.
About JW Marriott JW Marriott is
part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and
consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations
around the world. The impressive array of award-winning hotels
cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers seeking The JW
Treatment™ – the brand's philosophy that true luxury is created by
people who are passionate about what they do. These experiences
help guests to be fully present, foster connections and feed the
soul. Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott
is a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole –
present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit –
through programs and offerings that encourage them to come
together, act with intention and experience every moment to the
fullest. Today there are over 80 JW Marriott hotels in more than 25
countries and territories. Visit JW
Marriott online, and
on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to
participate in Marriott Bonvoy™, the new name of Marriott’s travel
program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®,
and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). The program offers members
an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on
Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning
points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status
recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the
program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company,
LLC About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC The
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., currently
operates more than 90 hotels in over 30 countries and territories.
More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development
around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to offer The
Ritz-Carlton Rewards® in which members can link accounts with
Marriott Rewards® and Starwood Preferred Guest® for instant elite
status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information
or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com,
for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to
join the live conversation, use #RCMemories. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott
International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).
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