These three resorts, from Cape Cod to the Caribbean, are finding ways to bring their guests joy this holiday season, in a safer and socially distant capacity. Check out some of the offerings below.
Chatham Bars Inn
Spend your holiday celebrations enjoying the magic of Chatham Bars Inn and the beautiful town of Chatham this season with plenty of holiday happenings the entire family can enjoy. Contact the concierge at 508-945-6871 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to book the following services.
Saturday, December 19, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Calling all kids to the North Pole! Travel around with Santa’s Elves to earn stamps in your North Pole Passport so you can meet the one and only, Santa Claus. Avoid coal, feed the reindeers, prepare your wishlist, make rice Kris(pie) Kringles, paint a toy and sing a carol or two to prove yourself as an Elf! Once you’re gifted with holiday magic and sworn to secrecy, only YOU will be able to meet Saint Nick. If your parents and friends don’t believe you, take a boomerang or safe-Santa photo with their touchless photo booth to prove it.
Elf Cookie and Storybook Delivery
Now through December 23, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
End the day magical with this delivery, including six cookies, a carafe of milk, and one storybook. A North Pole elf will hand deliver the package to your children before bed. Snap a photo to capture this special memory and remember: elves put in extra good words with Santa for all of those Christmas wishes! Due to COVID-19 elves will not enter your guest room under any circumstances, and masks will be worn at all times. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Holiday Mixology Class, Santa’s Spiked Hot Cocoa
Friday, December 18, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 19, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Adam Couto, the in-house Master Mixologist, will be hosting special holiday-themed classes in their new STARS Mixology Lounge throughout December. Guests will receive a glass of holiday punch upon arrival, learn how to make the weeks’ featured cocktail through demonstration, and will be given their own bar sets to use near the end of the session to make their own beverage with instruction. Walk away with a recipe card and base for the cocktail of the week! Cost is $40 per person.
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort
Nestled on 15 acres of white sand and lush tropical gardens, the iconic Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino was the first hotel to debut on Palm Beach in 1959. The resort offers 357 spacious guest rooms and suites, a newly renovated casino, the tranquil Eforea Spa, watersports and six onsite dining options including dinner under the stars at Sunset Grille and beachfront dining at Gilligan’s Seafood Shack.
Letters to Santa
December 18 – 23
Write to Santa at the letter writing station in the lobby. Write your letter and receive a response from Santa.
Meet Santa on the Beach
December 21, 11:00 a.m.
Beach Greet Santa as he arrives by sea. No reindeer needed for this Santa!
Surprise Drop-in from Santa’s Elves
December 24, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Santa’s Elves will bring cookies and milk or hot chocolate to your room to help you drift off to sleep and await Santa’s visit. For kids 4 through 12. Advanced online registration required. Limited space available.
Frosty the Sandman
December 1 – 31, daily between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. upon request
Swap your snowman at home for a sandman in Aruba with the Resort’s Frosty the Sandman Program. When you visit the pool and beach, the Activities Attendants are more than happy to offer a personal Frosty the Sandman kit that contains fun props such as decorative starfishes, sunglasses, fedoras, and driftwood to inspire creativity.
Marigot Bay Resort & Marina
Ring in the season at Marigot Bay Resort and delight in a bounty of complimentary amenities and activities including yoga, pilates, cooking classes, power walks with Jay, cocoa tea making demonstrations, an insider view of our Marina, and our popular Coconut Experience: a fascinating 30-minute presentation showcasing how every part of the coconut can be used.
On Christmas, enjoy a feast of holiday favorites like turkey and cranberries culminating with their Saint Lucian fruit cake (also known as black cake) baked fresh by their pastry team. You’ll also receive keepsake beverage recipe cards for you to take home including Saint Lucia’s traditional holiday cocktail of spiced rum infused with nutmeg, cinnamon, and star anise.
New Year’s Celebrations
The resort’s NYE happenings include a complimentary glass of sparkling champagne on arrival or with dinner reservations, party favors delivered to each residence like glow sticks, noisemakers, feather boas, and more, and baskets of libations, charcuterie, and petit fours available for order. They’ll also have premium poolside cabanas available, plus lively music from the upper pool deck.