A Celebration of Holiday Traditions at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

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Story Time with Mrs. Claus, Carriage Rides and an Array of Special Offerings Deck the Halls this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for celebration at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. This holiday, guests will experience an array of activities, special holiday menus, and create new family memories while experiencing the resort’s unique traditions that begin with at check-in with a cup of hot cider. Additional delights include story time with Mrs. Claus, Bar du Chocolat, and evening carriage rides on select nights.    

2012 Holiday Highlights:

  •     Thanksgiving Dinner at Oscar’s®; 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Nov. 22)

Oscar’s presents a holiday family dinner buffet of traditional Thanksgiving fare. $39 per person for adults and $18 for children ages 4-12. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations: 407-597-5500.

  •     Thanksgiving Dinner at Bull & Bear® 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Nov. 22)

A four-course dinner holiday dinner. Prices: $95 per person (and $50 for children under 12), and an additional $30 to $50 with wine pairings. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations required: 407-597-5500.

  •     Hot & Cold Spiced Cider; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Daily)

A traditional treat for all of our elite! Enjoy a complimentary cup of spiced cider upon check-in. (Begins Nov. 23)

  •     Champagne & Christmas Cookies Upon Check-In; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. (Select Fridays)

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and for the little ones - a special Christmas treat! (Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21)

  •     Bar du Chocolat; 6pm - 10pm 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays)

A decadent selection of chocolate treats hand crafted by Waldorf Astoria Orlando's world-class pastry team. Highlights include chocolate truffles, exotic chocolate cakes, a rich selection of cookies, gourmet cocoa, pillows of chocolate mousse and bowls of beautiful bon-bons. [priced per piece]

  •     Royal Tea; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (Sundays)

Families will treasure time together as they savor finely-prepared tea sandwiches and house-made pastries while sipping premium hot tea, and listening to live piano music. [Additional fee]

  •     Evening Entertainment at Peacock Alley; 8 p.m.- Midnight (Daily)

Grab a seat and enjoy live holiday music while taking in the fabulous vibe of Peacock Alley.

  •     Horse and Carriage Rides (Select Fridays)

It’s the perfect time of year for an evening horse and carriage ride around the Bonnet Creek Resort. $75 per carriage. Reservations are recommended. (Dec. 7, 14, 21)

  •     Holiday Caroling; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (Select Saturdays)

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Come join our Carolers for a little holiday merriment in the lobby from 6pm – 7pm. The festivities continue by the pool at Aquamarine from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. where guests are invited to enjoy s’mores, a nice cup of hot chocolate, and an opportunity for the little ones to decorate their own Christmas cookies. (Dec. 7, 14, 21)

  •     Bring the holidays right into your guest room! (Dec.14 through Dec.25)

Experience the tradition of decorating the Christmas Tree right in your room! Table-top Christmas trees and pre-arranged boxes of decorations will be available for purchase. It's the perfect opportunity to bring the family together and embrace the holidays! Contact the Concierge for additional details.

  •     Mrs. Claus Holiday Bedtime Stories; 6pm-10pm (Dec.21 and 22)

Little ones can enjoy a memorable Holiday Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Claus at bedtime. Complete with a snack and bedtime story, it's an experience they will treasure forever. Advance reservations required. $49 per room.

  •     Mrs. Claus Holiday Tuck In; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (Dec.24)

Little ones can enjoy a memorable Mrs. Claus Holiday Tuck-In, where they are visited by Mrs. Claus at bedtime. Complete with a snack and bedtime story, it's an experience they will treasure forever. Advance reservations required. $49 per room

  •     Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Oscar’s®; 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Oscar’s features a family dinner that includes classic holiday fare, new Waldorf Astoria traditions, and a special dessert finale. Holiday dinner buffet is $55 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Children ages 4-12 are $22 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations: 407-597-5500.

  •     Christmas Day Dinner at Bull & Bear®; 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Enjoy a four-course holiday dinner which includes a choice of entrees, along with special selections. The standard Bull & Bear a la carte menu will also be available. Prices: $95 per person (and $50 for children under 12), and an additional $30 to $50 with wine pairings. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations required: 407-597-5500.
For a truly memorable holiday experience, Waldorf Astoria Orlando offers a package that include a $50 resort/dining credit. The Best of Waldorf Astoria package includes deluxe accommodations, a $50 daily dining/resort credit, and complimentary scheduled transportation to Epcot® (and other Disney theme parks). Rates begin from $294 per night. For more information or reservations, please visit http://www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com/christmas-holidays , or call +1 888-353-2009, and reference promotion code PBBWW1.
Waldorf Astoria Orlando has put the destination on the map for luxury travelers. Nestled in a nature preserve and conveniently located inside the gates of Walt Disney World, the resort is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of neighboring theme parks. Cara Goldsbury, author of Luxury Guide to Disney World, calls it “stunningly impressive.” “Swank and sophisticated,” she continued, “Waldorf Astoria has redefined local luxury in Orlando.”     

The hotel is part of a unique resort complex that also features the top-rated Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, the championship golf course artfully designed by Rees Jones, which has been named one of the most “playable” courses in the crowded Florida market by two national golf magazines.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando infuses timeless Jazz Age-elegance from The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, with the vibrant and modern ambiance of Florida. It features 498 guest rooms and suites with sweeping vistas of Walt Disney World and the Bonnet Creek nature preserve. The resort’s 171 stunning suites have been called “the best rooms in all of Central Florida.”

Golf Channel travel writer Brandon Tucker called the resort “an exclusive playground for the adult-minded traveler.” It includes re-imagined versions of famed New York City restaurants include Bull & Bear, Peacock Alley, and Oscar’s. Bull & Bear, the hotel’s signature restaurant, was named Best Fine Dining by Orlando Home & Leisure magazine in its elusive Silver Spoon Awards issue. The hotel’s award-winning spa, which has been profiled by both American Spa and Spa magazines, offers treatments from Guerlain, the legendary Parisian fragrance house.
To make a reservation, please visit http://www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com, or call 888-353-2009.

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