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Albuquerque, NM 87109 USA

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Carol Baetzel
Carol Baetzel Public Relations
Phone: 602.569.3074

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Eldorado Celebrates Christmas with Charisma





Travel & Leisure Magazine ranks the Christmas season in Santa Fe as one of the destination's best times to visit


            SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO . . . . . The Eldorado Hotel & Spa, is celebrating the magical splendor of the holiday season in authentic Santa Fe style this year with a myriad of festivities and local events in Santa Fe that make this destination a Christmas favorite.


According to Travel & Leisure Magazine's recent "America's Favorite Cities" survey, Santa Fe ranked #2 behind New Orleans and ahead of 33 other metropolitan areas. Additionally, the survey conveyed that Christmas was one of the best times of the year to visit Santa Fe. 


The center of holiday cheer and charm is the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, located just steps from all that is quintessential Santa Fe at Christmas. Guests will delight in the hotel's newest tradition, a giant gingerbread display depicting Santa Fe landmarks and enjoying complimentary hot spiced cider and cookies in the lobby every day.


Eldorado's Happy "Howlidays" Event Benefits Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society


On Saturday, December 1, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., the public may bring their furry friends to the Eldorado's Pavillion and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while the pups indulge in a specially tailored puppy buffet of treats. Pet parents will be able to share in making paw print ornaments and take holiday photos in the photo booth! Guests are encouraged to bring pet toys, blankets and canned or dry dog food for the pet drive, all to benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society. A portion of the evenings proceeds will also benefit the organization. Admission is $25 per person to attend. For information and reservations, call (505) 995-4502.



The public is invited to share Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in The Gallery at the Eldorado. A children-friendly breakfast buffet and hot chocolate station will be available. Mrs. Claus and some helpful elves will be on hand to meet and greet the children along with St. Nick himself. Santa will be available for photos and wish lists. Admission is $25 per child. Reservations are requested by calling (505) 995-4502.




Tailored specifically for small business owners or companies, The Eldorado Hotel & Spa is hosting its first Biggest Little Christmas Party, Saturday, December 8th! This festive occasion is an alternative to the traditional office pot luck party where employers can treat their employees to dinner, dancing and all around holiday cheer! Price is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. A lavish buffet dinner will be served from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with dancing and a DJ until 11:00 p.m. A private, no-host bar will be available for all party guests. Reservations are required. Table reservations can be made for up to 20 guests. Call (505) 995-4527 or (505) 995-4523



Culinary Christmas Delights



The Old House will be featuring special holiday menus created by Executive Chef Anthony Smith for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Brunch and Christmas Dinner. The Christmas Eve menu features a four-course pre-fixe menu with seatings from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Price is $69 per person or $99 per person with wine pairings, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations are required. Christmas Day Brunch offers an extensive selection of holiday and brunch favorites including soups, salads, seafood displays, carving stations, assorted gourmet cheeses and artisan breads, bakery and dessert delicacies and entrée selections. Christmas Day Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Price is $49 for adults, $39 for seniors, $25 for children ages 6 to 12 years old, and children under 5 eat free. Tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations are required. In addition to serving its regular award-winning menu, The Old House will be featuring a four course prix fixe Christmas Dinner menu from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Price is $69 per person or $99 per person with wine pairings, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations are required. For information and reservations for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meals (505) 995-4508.



Winter Wellness in Nidah Spa



Nidah Spa will be celebrating the winter wonderland of Santa Fe, December 1 through March 1, 2013, by offering a selection of holiday spa favorites in addition to gift certificates that give all year long. Skiers will relish in Nidah Spa's Muscle Relief Arnica Massage designed using the Native American healing attributes of the Arnica flower to sooth inflamed muscles and promote healing in bruised tissue. 50 and 80 minute treatments available. The Winter Wellness Massage is an 80 minute treatment that utilizes an Immune Boost Oil comprised of various ingredients including eucalyptus and tea tree that function to fight winter colds and virus's. Nidah Spa's signature Spun Gold Massage and 24K Gold Facial add a touch of sparkle to the holidays. Nidah Spa is one of few spas in the country that features gold-based spa or facial treatments. A Christmas favorite is the Peppermint Pedicure -  a 60 minute treatment served with a cup of peppermint tea with a soothing foot soak, massage and mask. For reservations or information on Nidah Spa gift certificates, call the Spa at (505) 995-4535.



Third Night Free - Celebrate Santa Fe during the holidays and all this magical city has to offer over the holidays by booking two consecutive nights and receiving the third night free. Rates beginning at $119 per room, per night.


New Mexico Residents Holiday Appreciation Rate -  Visiting friends, family and relatives from New Mexico will appreciate the holidays in Santa Fe with a $99 per night rate from now through December 30, 2012. In addition, guests will enjoy a 15% discount at Nidah Spa and a complimentary cocktail with dinner. Based on availability. 


Ski Santa Fe - Premier skiing and snowboarding are 25 minutes from the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, and what better way to spend the holidays than on the slopes! Eldorado's ski package includes 2 adult lift tickets, a customized Outdoor Essentials Kit and two complimentary drinks in the Agave Lounge. Rates beginning at $279 per night.


For reservations or information on booking holiday packages, visit or call 1- 800 - 955-4455.


Carol Baetzel
Carol Baetzel Public Relations