Thanksgiving and Making Memories at Montage

With a festive Thanksgiving weekend approaching, Montage Hotels & Resorts have a host of activities planned—from gourmet turkey dinners to shopping experiences to cookie and ornament decorating —for guests across North America.

Montage is also bringing back its Mistletoe at Montage social media campaign, kicking off Monday, Nov. 26 and running through Monday, Dec. 31. The program invites guests and locals to find the mistletoe at each Montage location, snap a photo with friends and family and share on social media using the hashtags #MontageMistletoe and #MontageMemory. Montage properties will share guest memories underneath the mistletoe every Monday.

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A Thanksgiving buffet will take place at Apex from noon to 8 p.m. Reservations are encouraged.

There will be live football on the screens at Daly’s Pub & Rec from 11:30 a,m, to 10 p.m. along with gourmet pub food and bowling.

A “Grab & Go” roasted turkey dinner with all the fixings will be available at Buzz Coffee & Tea which can serve up to eight people. Reservations are required 72-hours in advance.

Guests can become a certified cookie artist in a Cookie Decorating Class in the Gallery Ballroom from 12:30-2:30 p.m. with pastry chef Stephen Jones.

Gather the family for a photo featuring the beautiful Wasatch mountains in Apex Terrace from 1-4 p.m. Afterwards, enjoy s’mores with hot cider and hot cocoa on the Vista Patio daily, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

A Black Friday Holiday Bazaar takes place Nov. 23 at The Shops at Montage |from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring trunk shows, personal stylists, gifts with purchase and much more.

Guests can decorate ornaments in the Gallery Ballroom from 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy painting your own Monty ornament to give to the ones you love. All ages are welcome.

The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt goes on all day across the resort where guests can search for Santa’s favorite helpers located around the resort. Be on the lookout for your first clue inside your arrival packet. All ages are welcome.

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Bowl three strikes in a row “a turkey” for the Grand Prize, a complimentary one night stay at Montage Deer Valley, at Daly’s Pub & Rec, noon to 3 p.m. The Turkey Shoot, a turkey-themed archery lesson, takes place on the Grand Lawn from 1-3 p.m. for ages 8 and up. Later in the day, bundle up and head outside for S’mores & Cowboy Stories on the Vista Patio from 4:30- 5:30 p.m.

On Nov. 24, decorate your own gingerbread house and then enter the gingerbread house contest in the Gallery Ballroom from 10-11 a.m. The unveiling happens at 3 p.m. Limited availability, all ages are welcome.

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The reading of Monty’s First Winter with special guest Monty takes place in the Empire Lounge at 3 p.m. before the 5th Annual Tree Lighting, accompanied by live entertainment, holiday cookies and a gourmet hot chocolate bar on the front drive at 5:30 p.m.

Nightly “Camp-In” movies take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings in the Gallery Ballroom where guests can bring a blanket and cuddle up to watch a selection of family friendly holiday movies with caramel popcorn and hot apple cider.

Montage Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills offers a warm and welcoming place for families, friends and loved ones to gather over a memorable culinary experience and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy a sprawling brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring traditional and culinary favorites at The Restaurant or from 5-9 p.m., gather with family and friends over a four-course Thanksgiving feast served family style. For reservations, please reserve online or by calling 310-860-7970.

From 1-5 p.m., guests can also choose to have a three-course, prix fixe Thanksgiving lunch at the Rooftop Grill dining al fresco and enjoying stunning views overlooking the city of Beverly Hills. For reservations, please visit OpenTable or call 310-860-7886.

The countdown to Christmas begins in Los Angeles with Letters to Santa and a Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24.

Montage Kapalua Bay

Nov. 22-25 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Champagne Hale at Cliff House, a pop-up bar and lounge for guests and locals to experience the finest Maui sunsets while enjoying a variety of Champagnes perfectly paired with an innovative dining menu. Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rose, Champagne cocktails, also returns to Champagne Hale.

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Guests can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner buffet at Cane & Canoe from 3:30-7:30 p.m., which is complimentary for children 4 and under with one adult diner. Price not inclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 808-662-6681

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Montage Palmetto Bluff

The coastal Carolina resort has added Southern charm to all of its events this holiday season. Aim high and kickoff the holidays with festive activities starting Thanksgiving Weekend. Days will be filled with family fun including Scavenger Hunts, a Turkey Trot, Brats & Brew on the Village Green featuring the Big Carol food truck, and Horsin’ Around with pony rides at Longfield Stables.

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On Nov. 24 at 5:15 p.m., the festive season begins with the Lighting of the Inn. The Inn will be decked in festive splendor both inside and outside and hot chocolate, eggnog and gingerbread cookies will be served in the backyard. Santa will arrive by boat, ready to sit with all the boys and girls prepared to get their Christmas requests in early. Enjoy an Oyster Roast at the five-story treehouse at Moreland Landing, or dinner at Buffalo’s or Octagon Porch and roast s’mores at the River House for a memorable evening.

Montage Los Cabos

On Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22 from 10 a,m. to noon on the shores of Santa Maria Bay at Montage Los Cabos, gather with your loved ones for a photo opportunity on the beach. One complimentary photo per family will be made available online. Additional images can be purchased for a fee. No reservations are required, however, photo-shoots will be conducted on a first come first served basis. Later in the day, from 3-5 p.m., cookie decorating, led by the Paintbox team, allows children to enhance their holiday mood and create a tasteful cookie masterpiece. Children will be given a cookie recipe to satisfy their sweet tooth back at home, along with a personalized Montage apron. Beverages, hot chocolate and light bites will be available to refresh all creative decorators. Complimentary activity, reservations encouraged.

Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Mezcal from 5-10 p.m., where Chef Alexis Palacios invites guests to experience a modern Mexican twist on Thanksgiving with a five-course tasting menu. An a la carte menu is also available. Dress code: Resort Chic, Reservations are encouraged.

A three-course feast prepared by Chef Victor Valencia will also be available at Marea from 6-9 p.m., where seasonal inspired dishes will be served in a majestic setting, with live entertainment and breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez. Dress code: Resort Casual. Reservations are encouraged.

If you want to enjoy the holiday from your room, three-course turkey dinners to-go are available, too. For a more intimate family gathering, enjoy a whole turkey with seasonally inspired side dishes, salads and desserts (serves 6 people). Reservations required 48 hours in advance through In-Room Dining at ext. 5320.

On Friday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. beat the crowds and browse for holiday gifts at Montage Market’s Black Friday event. Hosted by Eclectic Array, shoppers will find a wide variety of products ranging from clothing, swimwear, bags, jewelry and accessories. Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta featuring traditional offerings such as raspados, tostadas, tamales and much more. Musicians entertain and local artisans display their work for the ultimate shopping experience at our Ocean Lawn.

Montage Laguna Beach

Enjoy live entertainment, a complimentary champagne toast and family photographs at the Masterpiece Thanksgiving Celebration with a 12-station holiday buffet at the resort from 1-6 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., brunch will be served on the lawn at Studio featuring seasonal holiday chef-attended buffet stations, and for Thanksgiving toasting, a bottle of champagne is included for every two adult guests. At the Loft, a four-course Holiday Tasting Menu will be served from noon-9 p.m. For reservations, please call 949-715-6420.

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