Rosewood Miramar Beach Hosts Inaugural Tree Lighting Celebration To Kick Off Holiday Season In Montecito

November 28, 2019

Hosted by Spectrum News 1 Anchors Giselle Fernandez and Melvin Robert, the coastal Christmas celebration featured performances by Nate Ruess, Pia Toscano and others

Rosewood Miramar Beach marked the official start of the festive season Wednesday evening with the Inaugural Miramar Tree Lighting Celebration on the resort’s Great Lawn.  Over 1,800 travelers and members of the local community gathered together to enjoy a dynamic show that included memorable musical performances, the season’s first “snowfall,” the arrival of Santa, a spectacular light show and the lighting of the magnificent 60-foot Christmas tree.  Before the show, families enjoyed holiday-themed activities and complimentary seasonal treats around the estate.

The evening’s festivities were attended by Kevin Costner, Jon Hamm, celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson, beauty innovator and entrepreneur Cassandra Grey, fashion designer Charlotte Ronson, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams and Caruso Founder & CEO Rick Caruso.  Guests were welcomed by Spectrum News 1 anchors Giselle Fernandez and Melvin Robert who introduced “American Idol” alum Pia Toscano to perform the National Anthem. She was later joined onstage by Manor Bar resident soul artist, Brandon Wattz, for a duet of holiday classic “Let It Snow.”  Acclaimed singer-songwriter Nate Ruess headlined the show and performed megahits including “We Are Young” and “Carry On” to the joyful crowd.  The show concluded with a surprise appearance by Santa Claus himself who arrived in time to light the 60-foot Christmas tree as Jason McGee & The Choir performed “Celebration” onstage.  

The Rosewood Miramar Beach Christmas tree is one of the largest displays in the country, towering over the picturesque Great Lawn and featuring more than 7,000 sparkling lights complemented by an assortment of 6,000 custom ornaments.  After the holidays, the stunning tree’s branches and trunk will be recycled for mulch and firewood respectively with 10 new white fir trees planted in its place. 

Miramar’s Tree Lighting Celebration has officially launched the holiday season with highlights including seasonal spa treatments, the grand opening of Santa’s Bungalow and robust Christmas Day dining offerings among an array of other seasonally-inspired activities.  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.