Rosewood Miramar Beach Announces Performers For Inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting

November 22, 2019

Headlining the Christmas spectacular will be singer-songwriter, Nate Ruess, alongside a performance by “American Idol” alumna, Pia Toscano

Rosewood Miramar Beach, Southern California’s newest ultra-luxury destination for discerning travelers worldwide, announced today a dynamic line up of holiday performers for the resort’s inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration.  The show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, will officially kick off Montecito’s festive season with live musical performances, celebrity appearances, the season’s first snowfall and a special seaside appearance by Santa Claus.

Emceeing the signature holiday event will be Spectrum News 1 Anchors, Giselle Fernandez and Melvin Robert.  At the top of the show will be “American Idol” alum Pia Toscano singing the National Anthem followed by a duet with Manor Bar’s resident soul artist, Brandon Wattz.  Headlining the evening is Nate Ruess, the singer-songwriter whose solo studio album Grand Romantic debuted to rave reviews.  Rounding off the show is dynamic, gospel-inspired Christmas entertainment from Jason McGee & The Choir. The evening will conclude with the highly-anticipated arrival of Santa Claus himself on the resort’s Great Lawn to light the Christmas Tree and ignite the holiday season in Montecito.

Guests are invited to watch as the resort is transformed into a beguiling winter wonderland for all to enjoy.  The magnificent Rosewood Miramar Beach Christmas tree will be one of the largest displays in the country, towering 60 feet over the picturesque Great Lawn and featuring more than 7,000 sparkling lights and an assortment of graceful boughs decked with 6,000 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 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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.

Miramar’s Tree Lighting Celebration officially launches the holiday season with a series of festive offerings from Thanksgiving dinner and decadent Christmas Brunch to seasonal spa treatments and photos at Santa’s Bungalow.

Ridesharing for the November 27 event is highly encouraged. Complimentary event parking and shuttle service will be available at the Music Academy of the West, located on Fairway Road in Montecito.  On-site hotel parking will be limited.  Rosewood Miramar Beach looks forward to welcoming guests to this inaugural celebration rain or shine.

For more information or reservations, please call 805.900.8388,  email or visit

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 hotels, resorts and residences in 15 countries, with 20 new properties under development. Each Rosewood property 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. For those who wish to stay a little longer, Rosewood Residences offer a distinct opportunity for ownership and serviced apartments in extraordinary destinations within the brand’s wide-ranging portfolio.