Christmas at the Princess

The Hotel: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The City: Scottsdale, AZ

The Dates: November 27, 2012 to January 6, 2013

If You Do One Thing: See all the spectacular new wintry wonderland highlights such as the Desert Ice Holiday Rink, Lagoon Lights, Princess Express Train and gingerbread village (lower picture).

Other Highlights:

• A "Four-Story Musical Tree", specially-designed for the resort with 65,000 LED lights that "twinkle and dance" to holiday music all season.

• Ice skating in a 5,400-square-foot rink made of real ice inside the picturesque Cactus Garden.

• On Saturday nights, the young (and young-at-heart) ones can sit fireside with Santa in the Princess Lobby and have their photo taken with Kris Kringle for just $10. (Free if you have dinner at the hotel).

• From December 8-16, there will be a nightly menorah lighting with applesauce, latkes and dreidel-making for the kids.