Rosewood Miramar Beach Unveils Inspired Holiday Experiences

October 10, 2019

Idyllic Coastal Retreat to Celebrate the 2019 Holiday Season with Festive Tree Lighting Ceremony, Family-Friendly Activations, Special Dining Services and More  

Rosewood Miramar Beach, Southern California’s newest ultra-luxury destination for discerning travelers worldwide, today announces an inspired array of specialty holiday offerings in celebration of the 2019 Festive season. Spanning from Thanksgiving Eve through the New Year and featuring everything from a decadent Christmas Brunch to a dedicated Santa’s House to seasonal spa treatments, as well as unique overnight packages and amenities, the resort’s carefully curated programming offers ample opportunity for guests and locals alike to join together over fine food, drink and fun.

“Christmas has always held a very special place in my heart. It’s the season of joy and faith and most importantly it’s the time of year when families come together,” said Rick Caruso, Founder and CEO of Caruso and owner of Rosewood Miramar Beach. “It brings me great pride to know that this year, families and friends from near and far will gather to create new traditions and share in the magic of Miramar.”

Festivities will begin on Wednesday, November 27 with a magical Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will mark the official arrival of the season and transform the resort into a beguiling winter wonderland for all to enjoy. No ordinary affair, the ceremony will feature live musical performances, a celebrity emcee and a special seaside appearance by Santa Claus to commemorate the occasion. The magnificent Christmas tree will be one of the largest displays in the country, towering 60 feet over the picturesque Great Lawn and featuring more than 5,000 sparkling lights and an assortment of graceful boughs decked with 2,500 ornaments each. Before the show, revelers of all ages will be invited to relish in a selection of themed activities, live local music and other amusements. For those staying at Rosewood Miramar Beach through the weekend, a bespoke Miramar Tree Lighting Package will offer suite accommodations, dining and spa credits and VIP seating at the ceremony. A selection of special holiday amenities, including a personal, in-suite tree with curated trimmings and monogrammed stockings, can be enjoyed as part of this festive resort offering. The Tree Lighting Package will be offered for arrivals on November 27 for stays of four-nights or more.  For more information, please visit our special offers page.

The following day, Rosewood Miramar Beach’s distinct dining venues will offer specially curated Thanksgiving Day feasts boasting the best of the season. At Malibu Farm at Miramar, the acclaimed outpost of Helene Henderson’s beloved farm-to-table concept, a brimming brunch buffet will feature holiday classics with a regional twist by Executive Chef Massimo Falsini, with highlights including Organic American Heirloom Diestel Farms Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Fairy Tale Pumpkin with Sage Croutons and Traditional Stuffing, Poha Berries & Cranberry Compote, and Pacific Sea Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake. Set over the sands of the beautiful Miramar Beach, Caruso’s, the resort’s signature restaurant, will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu composed of intriguing interpretations of traditional Thanksgiving fare. Using seasonal and locally procured ingredients, with selections influenced by Chef Massimo’s Southern Italian heritage, highlights include Charred Asian Pears & Hand-Pulled Burrata, Slow-Roasted Heritage Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Chantilly & Bourbon Vanilla. The Thanksgiving feasts will be offered at Malibu Farm from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., priced at $150 for adults and $65 for children ages four to 12 and at Caruso’s from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., priced at $165 for adults and $65 for children ages four to 12, respectively. Children under four are complimentary.  Prices excludes taxes and fees.

Joining in on the fun, Jolly Old St. Nick will be relocating to the coast of Montecito at Rosewood Miramar Beach’s enchanting Santa’s House. Open daily from November 29th through December 24th, one of the property’s beloved bungalows will be transformed into a beachside North Pole, where children can stop by and visit with Mr. Claus as they sip hot cocoa and share their Christmas wish lists with the man himself. Naughty or nice, young guests whose visits to Rosewood Miramar Beach fall outside of Santa’s House’s hours of operation may pen a wish list to St. Nick on special stationary, posting it in his newly installed North Pole mailbox.  Please visit our holiday page for more information and for daily hours of operation.

Best enjoyed after a visit with Mr. Claus, guests are invited to an interactive Santa’s Holiday Brunch, where whimsical elves will pop by to amuse the children as family and friends dine on a buffet of seasonally inspired dishes and strolling holiday entertainment. Hosted on Sunday, December 15 and Sunday, December 22 in the elegant Chandelier Ballroom, the special brunch service will celebrate the spirit of giving, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Santa Barbara’s Storyteller Learning Center, a local organization that has provided high-quality, therapeutic early childhood education for homeless and at-risk children, as well as comprehensive support services for their families for over 31 years. Santa’s Holiday Brunch will be offered at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.; priced at $125 per adult, $65 per child (ages four to 12) and complimentary for children under four.  Tickets are available for purchase here.

In celebration of Hanukkah, taking place this year from December 22 through December 30, a nightly Menorah lighting will invite guests and neighbors to reflect on the spirit of the holiday in the most stunning of settings. Following each of the eight ceremonies, guests will be encouraged to enjoy the beautiful display at their leisure from the comfort of the resort’s Living Room.

On Christmas Day, Malibu Farm and Caruso’s will once again welcome guests with bespoke brunches designed to bring everyone together over the fine flavors of the table. At Malibu Farm, regionally influenced Christmas classics will be paired with an extraordinary assortment of seasonal dishes and displays, including a cut-your-own-salad garden, a Morro & Humboldt Bay oyster bar, a stunning cheese and charcuterie board, live carving stations and more. Additional highlights of the delectable menu include Chilled Channel Island Lobster Tails, Kumamoto and Miyagi Oysters, Sonoma Lamb Rack Tagine, Barrel-Aged Maple Glazed Yams, and Santa Barbara Pistachio Crème Brûlée. For a slightly more formal affair, Caruso’s will showcase a sumptuous five-course prix-fixe menu set against unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. Crafted for the occasion, the menu features a gorgeous selection of gifts from sea and land alike, including Santa Barbara Spot Prawns with Stephanie’s Urchin Toast, Hand-Rolled Weiser Farm Potato Gnocchi, Rock Crab Benedict, Dry Aged Liberty Duck, and Snake River Wagyu Filet. The Christmas brunches will be offered at Malibu Farm from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., priced at $150 for adults and $65 for children (ages four to 12) and at Caruso’s from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., priced at $165 for adults and $65 for children ages four to 12 and under, respectively. Children under four are complimentary.  Prices exclude taxes and fees.

 Finishing off the festivities, a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration at Caruso’s will host guests for an incredible night boasting exquisite cuisine, sommelier-selected wine pairings and champagne specials paired with sweeping views of the Montecito coast.  A special five-course prix-fixe menu created by Chef Massimo Falsini will ensure that the visiting patrons’ final meal of 2019 is among their most memorable. An exclusive affair, the evening will offer just three seatings, each presenting decadent dishes with highlights including Stephanie’s Sea Urchin Cromesquis, Striped Bass Tartare, Santa Barbara Spiny Lobster and Truffle Crusted A5 Kobe New York Strip. Those who stay until the clock strikes twelve will partake in a champagne toast to ring in the new year. At the sophisticated Manor Bar New Year’s Eve Celebration, guests will enjoy a lively ambience, celebratory champagne offerings and fun-filled party favors as they dance into the new year with live music from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., accompanied by a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The New Year’s Eve Dinner at Caruso’s will be offered at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  The evening’s first seating is for all ages with the latter seatings available for guests 21 and over and is priced at $200 per adult ($300 per adult to include wine pairings) and $65 per child (first seating only – ages four to 12).  Children under four dine complimentary (first seating only).  Prices exclude taxes and fees. The Manor Bar New Year’s Eve Celebration will be offered from 9:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m with complimentary admission for guests 21 years and over.

Throughout the entire holiday season, Rosewood Miramar Beach will also be offering a selection of rare room packages, encouraging guests to linger longer while making memories that will last a lifetime. A storybook wonderland awaits for guests who take advantage of the Merry Miramar Package, which features accommodations in a residentially styled suite and an array of holiday experiences and surprises, including a photo session with Santa Claus and a mistletoe turndown treat with delicious confections to enjoy. For an interlude of beachside bliss and pampering, the Holiday De-Stress Package allows guests to rest and recharge through limited-time treatments at Sense, A Rosewood Spa, including an Alpine Peppermint Foot Treatment and a Silent Night Scrub and Massage. The Merry Miramar and Holiday De-Stress Packages will be offered for arrivals from December 1 onwards, beginning at $3,062 for two nights exclusive of taxes and fees; and $1,087 per night, respectively.  To learn more, please visit our special offers page.                                       

Additional holiday-inspired treatments at Sense spa are available during the months of November and December to resort guests as well as members of the local community visiting for the day.  These decadent yet results-driven seasonal experiences range from a Ginger Snap Scrub and Massage, designed to melt away stress, to a Pumpkin Protection Facial, revealing a radiant glow with ultra-oxygenating and anti-aging properties. For more information on Sense spa seasonal offerings, please refer to our spa treatment menu.

For more information or to make reservations, please call 805.900.8388 or email Festive imagery of Rosewood Miramar Beach can be viewed and downloaded here.

About Rosewood Miramar Beach

Named the #2 Resort in Southern California in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2019, Rosewood Miramar Beach is situated on one of the most pristine beaches in the region and is located in Santa Barbara’s picturesque Montecito community known as The American Riviera. Offering 161 ultra-luxury guestrooms and suites, including beachfront accommodations, a collection of signature suites and multi-bedroom bungalows, the resort has been designed with style, grace and glamour and perfectly balances the residential and the refined. Amenities include Sense, A Rosewood Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, two cabana-lined pools and bespoke beach service on the sandy shores of Miramar Beach. Home to seven distinct dining venues including Caruso’s, the signature oceanfront restaurant, and Malibu Farm at Miramar, an all-day eatery, Rosewood Miramar Beach is a culinary destination in its own right for locals and visitors alike. An elevated retail experience further bolsters Rosewood Miramar Beach as the ultimate retreat for the best in luxury lifestyle, with a first-of-its-kind goop Sundries Shop as well as a new California-inspired concept store curated by designer James Perse.  Expansive indoor and outdoor event space, totaling approximately 28,000 square-feet, includes the Chandelier Ballroom with over 6,500-square-feet, and the Great Lawn, which offers infinite ocean views. Personalized service makes Rosewood Miramar Beach the perfect destination for celebrating life’s moments both big and small. Rosewood Miramar Beach is owned by Caruso and managed by Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.

About Caruso

Caruso is one of the most successful, productive and profitable real estate development and hospitality companies in the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the privately held company owns and operates a diverse portfolio of retail, residential and mixed-use properties known for their award-winning architecture, unparalleled quest experiences, and dedication to their local communities. Caruso’s expertise in creating beloved town centers has made its properties desired locations for retail flagships, new to brick-and-mortar tenants, and innovative dining and entertainment concepts. Consistently ranked among the top shopping centers in the world, Caruso’s properties continue to outperform the industry standards for occupancy rates and average sales per square foot. Included in Caruso’s world-class portfolio and marquee shopping and dining destinations are The Grove and The Americana at Brand; luxury residential building 8500; and The Masonic Temple, a restored 1929 Art Deco landmark converted into innovative Class-A office space. The company continues to focus on expansion and currently has invested more than a billion dollars in new lines of business, including the newly opened, first-of-its-kind retail, dining and entertainment destination Palisades Village, as well as the ultra-luxury five-star beachfront resort Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito, California.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 28 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 19 new hotels under development. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.  The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Hong Kong.