The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis to celebrate upcoming holiday festivities

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis to welcome Santa, live reindeer visits, Teddy Bear Teas from around the world and the ultimate gingerbread mega-tree

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Ritz-Carlton, St. Loius will soon be alive with holiday dreams. The hotel’s lobby will have a towering, five-level Gingerbread Tree showcasing “colorful holiday scenes” from all over the world.

The multi-tiered tree will be available for viewing starting on Nov. 23rd. Members of the public are invited to come and play a role in the tradition as the tree will be decorated with a festive garland that will be made of individually personalized gingerbread ornaments. The ornaments can be purchased and personalized for $15, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis.

This year’s holidays will also showcase the annual “Reindeer Editions” of the hotel’s beloved brunch with Santa and Teddy Bear Teas. Mark your calendars for the arrival of Prancer the reindeer when he makes his special appearances at the hotel during the Dec. 14th weekend. Photo opportunities will be available as children are invited to engage with Prancer before he leaves for the North Pole for Christmas.

New traditions and memories are also being made at the hotel with family and friends through holiday dining and events. Along with the choice of having Brunch with Santa and Teddy Bear Tea dates, the end of 2018 will also have Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining celebrations. There will also be an “epicurean five-course” dinner for a New Year’s Eve Dinner in The Grill and New’s Year’s Eve festivities in the Lobby Lounge.

A list of events with times and dates are:

Nov. 2018 Holiday Events

Thanksgiving Brunch in The Restaurant
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Adults $89.00 USD; Children between 5 and 12 years, $44.50 USD, excluding tax and gratuity

Thanksgiving Dinner in The Grill
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 – Seatings at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Adults $99.00 USD; Children between 5 and 12 years, $49.50 USD, excluding beverage/tax/gratuity

Gingerbread Extravaganza Unveiling in The Lobby Lounge
Friday, Nov. 23, 2018: The hotel will be decorated for the holidays

Teddy Bear Tea from Around the World
Saturday, November 24, 2018 –11:00 a.m.

Adults $55.00 USD; Children between 2 and 12 years, $45.00 USD excluding added beverage/tax/gratuity

Dec. 2018 Holiday Events

Teddy Bear Tea from Around the World
Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15*, 16*, 21, 22, 23, 2018
(*special Reindeer Editions)
Seatings at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
Adults $55.00 USD; Children between 2 and 12 years, $45.00 USD, excluding added beverage/tax/gratuity

*For Friday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 16, Santa has allowed the hotel to borrow Prancer from the North Pole, for a Special Reindeer Weekend. Visit the Front Drive to see Prancer on display with Santa’s sleigh, as part of Prancer’s annual visit to St. Louis. Official reindeer hours are Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday/Sunday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Brunch with Santa
Dec. 15 and 16,* 2018
(*special Reindeer Edition)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Adults $69.00 USD; Children between 2 and 12 years, $34.50 USD, excluding tax and gratuity

Christmas Eve Dinner in The Grill
Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 – Two seatings: 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Adults $99.00 USD; Children between 5 and 12 years, $49.50 USD, excluding beverage/tax/gratuity

Christmas Day Brunch in The Restaurant
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Adults $89.00 USD; Children between 5 and 12 years, $44.50 USD, excluding tax and gratuity

Christmas Dinner in the Grill
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 – Two seatings: 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Adults $99.00 USD; Children between 5 and 12 years, $49.50 USD, excluding beverage, tax and gratuity

New Year’s Eve Dinner in The Grill
Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Adults $149.00 USD, including Champagne toast, excluding added beverage, tax and gratuity

New Year’s Eve in The Lobby Lounge
Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 — 9:00 pm to 12:30 am

No cover charge — first come-first served seating

For further details about holiday celebrations and reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, call 314-719-1433. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is located at 100 Carondelet Plaza in Clayton/St. Louis. Offerings and availability are subject to change, and pricing is exclusive of tax, gratuity and beverages unless otherwise specified. Holiday dining guests may enjoy parking compliments of the hotel.