The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Invites Travelers to Escape to the Coast this Holiday Season

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The luxury oceanfront resort offers elevated festive dining, seasonal signature suite packages, nourishing winter spa specials, sparkling décor, and much more

From Holiday Afternoon Tea to special menus in Navio, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is the perfect destination to celebrate the holidays.

From Holiday Afternoon Tea to special menus in Navio, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay on the coast is the perfect destination to celebrate the holidays.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay – the Bay Area’s only luxury oceanfront resort – invites travelers to the beautiful Northern California coast to experience the magic of the holiday season in Half Moon Bay. From a photo-worthy gingerbread lighthouse display, to festive holiday menus by Chef Jakob Esko in Navio, to special signature suite packages, to luxurious winter spa experiences, to sparkling décor, and much more, the iconic resort is the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday season on the coast.

Instagram-worthy Gingerbread Lighthouse Display
Travelers seeking the ultimate holiday Instagram moment can enjoy a hand-made gingerbread lighthouse display at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Taking cues from the resort’s coastal location and famous Pigeon Point Lighthouse, the talented Pastry Chef Aurelien Revil-Signorat will create a special display in the lobby featuring gingerbread lighthouses in the theme of “12 Days of Christmas.”

Overnight Packages
Sugarplum Signature Suite Package
Available between November 29 and December 31, 2019 starting at $3,650 per night
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay invites families to unwind from holiday planning and festive events for an intimate getaway on the coast with the Sugarplum Signature Suite Package. The package includes the following:

  • Daily breakfast for four
  • Sugarplum sweet amenity
  • Curated holiday family activities
  • Glass ornament-making experience

Lift Your Spirits Package
Available through December 31, 2020 starting at $969 per night
Travelers seeking a taste of Half Moon Bay can book the “Lift Your Spirits” package, which includes an overnight stay at the iconic oceanfront resort and a Half Moon Bay Distillery Spirit Tasting Experience with an introduction and background on the distillery, spirit tasting of all products including tasting room specials and a featured cocktail.

Culinary Delights
Thanksgiving Harvest Brunch in Navio
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019
Seatings from 10:00 a.m.-2:45p.m.
Gather with family and friends for a delightful brunch at the award-winning Navio, inspired by the autumn season’s finest ingredients and traditional Thanksgiving fare. Available for $199 per adult, $149 per child ages five to 12 (children four and under complimentary), exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Navio
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019
Seatings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Chef Jakob Esko presents a special five-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner menu with choices that include: Dungeness Crab with Meyer lemon crème fraiche and caviar; Ouroboros Baby Green Salad with persimmon, hazelnut, and juniper-citron vinaigrette; Roasted Pumpkin Bisque with lobster and pain d’Epices; Traditional Early Bird Organic Turkey with Yukon potato purée, brioche stuffing, Half Moon Bay brussels sprouts, giblet gravy, and cranberry compote; and Green Apple with spiced sable, caramelized apple, and Tonka bean ice cream. Available for $199 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Holiday Afternoon Tea Benefitting Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside
Offered December 1, 2019 – January 9, 2020
Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a splendid afternoon with an elegant holiday-inspired tea at The Conservatory with homemade pastries, savory tea sandwiches, and bubbly champagne with ocean vistas. As part of the brand-wide Community Footprints charitable initiative, the resort will donate $10 for every holiday afternoon tea reservation to Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside. Available for $99 for adults and $45 for children ages 12 and under. Advance reservations are required.

Holiday Tasting Menu in Navio
December 4-8; 11-15; 18-22, 2019 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
In honor of the holiday season, Executive Chef Jakob Esko will present a special six-course tasting menu featuring luxury ingredients from the Bay area. Availablefor $175 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Christmas Eve Dinner in Navio
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Seatings from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Create a new Christmas Eve tradition on the coast in Navio over a festive seven-course tasting menu with the finest seafood, local proteins and produce. Sample dishes include: Scallop Crudo with blood orange and sunchoke chips; Charcoal Grilled American Wagyu with black truffle, salsify, and bordelaise; and Partridge in a Pear Tree with chocolate, hazelnut, and Williams pear.
Available for $199 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Children’s menu will be available.

Christmas Day Brunch in Navio
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 2:45p.m.
Commence Christmas Day with a renowned brunch at Navio serving traditional beloved dishes and seasonal inspirations. Available for $199 per adult; $149 per child ages 5 to 12 (children four and under complimentary), exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Christmas Day Dinner in Navio
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Seatings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Gather with family and loved ones for an elegant seven-course tasting menu in Navio featuring the freshest catch and the season’s most pristine local ingredients. Menu items include: Smoked Squab with caviar, crème fraiche, and crepe; Kabocha Squash Gnudi with huckleberry, brown butter, and pickled fennel; and Striped Bass with sauce meurette, hazelnut, and brussels sprouts.
Available for $199 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Children’s menu will be available.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Navio
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Seatings from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for overnight guests
Ring in 2020 at the breathtaking oceanfront Navio restaurant while indulging in an extravagant seven-course tasting menu spotlighting the season’s most impeccable ingredients. The decadent meal includes: Oyster, Champagne and Caviar with fresh Fanny Bay oyster, watercress, California caviar; Slow-Cooked Egg with noisette butter and black garlic truffle; Saffron Spaghetti “Alla Chitarra” with Dungeness crab, Meyer lemon, and fennel; Sea Bass with black trumpet, roots, and California almonds; Charcoal Grilled American Wagyu with sunchoke and wild mushroom; Pre-Dessert with gin tonic, apple, and mint; and Navio Chocolate with raspberry and yogurt. Available for $275 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

New Year’s Day Brunch in Navio
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Seatings from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Usher in the new year and embrace the company of friends and family by indulging in brunch overlooking the picturesque coastal views. Available for $199 per guest, $149 per child ages 5 to 12 (children four and under complimentary); exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reservations are required for all holiday dining events and early reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations for Navio can be placed at and Holiday Afternoon Tea at The Conservatory at For more information please call (650) 712-7000 or visit

The Ritz-Carlton Gourmet Basket
Available through January 15, 2020
Guests placing reservations for Navio this holiday season will have the option to purchase The Ritz-Carlton Gourmet Basket as an add-on to present as a gift or to enjoy at home. The Ritz-Carlton Gourmet Basket features two gift certificates for Weekend Brunch in Navio, champagne, red and white wines, local cheeses, charcuterie, homemade cookies and macarons, chocolate truffles, The Ritz-Carlton scented candle, lavender potpourri, and more. Available for $888 per basket, exclusive of tax at

Hot Chocolate Bar at The Ocean Terrace
Available Month of December
Guests can enjoy a heartwarming hot chocolate on Ocean Terrace while they are cozied around the resort’s signature fire pits or strolling around the resort gazing at the festive holiday decorations. The gourmet Hot Chocolate Bar will feature marshmallows; milk, dark and white chocolate shavings; whipped cream; sprinkles; graham crackers; and chocolate sauce. An alcoholic option will also be available for adults feeling extra spirited. Available for $16 per hot chocolate; $29 version with reusable travel mug featuring The
Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay logo, exclusive of tax.

Luxury Spa Specials
Holiday Bliss Scalp Massage at the Spa
Available during the month of December
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay invites guests to relax and restore during the busy holiday season with their extensive spa treatments menu and men’s and women’s lounges featuring whirlpools, sauna and steam rooms. Guests may elevate their massage further with the Holiday Bliss Scalp Massage enhancement in their choice of: vanilla, featuring anti-aging and hair softening properties; peppermint known as an anti-inflammatory and to combat dryness or pine widely acclaimed as an effective natural skin treatment with antioxidants. The enhancement features a soothing scalp massage with essential oils followed by a hot towel wrap around the hair. Available for $40, exclusive of tax and gratuity.


About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room spa and golf resort offering a relaxing and romantic setting. As the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort, the timeless estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience for a romantic getaway. For more information, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay at 650-712-7000. For room reservations, contact your travel professional, visit or call Ritz-Carlton worldwide reservations at 800-241-3333.

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