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The Resort at Pelican Hill presents holiday season celebrations

The Resort at Pelican Hill presents holiday season celebrations

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (July 28, 2016) – The Resort at Pelican Hill® will be decking the Villas, spreading holiday cheer and ringing in 2017 with festive dining and seasonal entertainment for all ages. New this year, the Resort debuts a New Year’s Eve ’80s Dance Party, Bedtime Stories with Santa’s Helpers and Kris Kringle Story Time Mingle.

“When the most wonderful time of the year arrives, just leave the decorating, entertaining and cooking to our Five-Star staff, so you can relax and enjoy the season with your family and friends,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “For our local guests, we have the perfect Bungalow or Villa ready to accommodate all of your favorite out-of-town visitors or even a special holiday season staycation just for you.”

This holiday season, Pelican Hill features the following family activities:

Kris Kringle Story Time Mingle
Santa’s parking his sleigh and setting up shop in the Main Estate Lobby, where he’ll be reading stories, taking photos and delighting kids of all ages. Gather ‘round the gingerbread display for three story times at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., and be sure to stick around during intermission to take photos and visit with jolly old St. Nick.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 25 through December 24, 2016 beginning at 3 p.m.; complimentary for guests and locals.

Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating
Pelican Hill’s Pastry Chef highlights a favorite holiday tradition in this culinary class. Children ages 5 and older will enjoy lunch and create a masterpiece to take home. Parent supervision is required throughout the class for all children ages 10 and younger.
Sunday, December 11 & Saturday, December 17 at 10 a.m. for $85* per person

Bedtime Stories with Santa’s Helpers
Every child dreams of Santa’s visit, and his little helpers are a step ahead of jolly St. Nick this holiday season. As Santa prepares for his big night back at the North Pole, his elves are bringing joy to all the good boys and girls staying at Pelican Hill. As a special treat for our young guests, Santa’s elves will stop by your Bungalow or Villa with a bedtime story, milk and cookies.
Available December 18-24; complimentary for resort guests who reserve in advance through the concierge.

Santa Calls
Santa Claus has a special treat for kids this holiday season. During the week leading up to Christmas, St. Nick himself will call your room with a personalized greeting sure to surprise and delight. And the best part? We’ll cover the long distance charges from the North Pole—your personalized call from Santa is included in your stay.
Available December 18-24; complimentary for resort guests who reserve in advance through the concierge.

Beginning in November, Pelican Hill offers the following Thanksgiving dining offerings and holiday experiences:

Thanksgiving Ballroom Brunch
Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray creates an exquisite Thanksgiving brunch buffet with classic dishes, accompanied by live entertainment and children’s activities. Reservations recommended.
Thursday, November 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $125* per adult and $65* per child under age 12

Thanksgiving at Andrea Ristorante
Enjoy a rustic Tuscan holiday menu in the dining room or on the ocean-view terrace.
Thursday, November 24 from 4 to 10 p.m. for $140* per adult

Thanksgiving at Pelican Grill
Chef Luke presents a delectable four-course California grill menu from 11 am to 10 p.m. Entertainment includes a pianist, bass player and vocalist.
Thursday, November 24 for $130* per adult and $65* per child.

Thanksgiving at Coliseum Pool & Grill
Chef Oscar’s classic California breakfast buffet is available from 7 a.m. to noon. From noon to 10 p.m., a Thanksgiving à la carte dinner menu features turkey specials.
Thursday, November 24 with breakfast buffet for $60* per adult and $30* per child

Yuletide Tea
The holidays are Santa’s cup of tea, and we’re thrilled he’ll be joining us in the Great Room Social Lounge all season long for a modern twist on the time-honored tradition of gathering for afternoon tea. Sip contemporary blends featuring classic selections and emerging tea markets while you nosh on savory and sweet small bites. Tea-based cocktails and sparkling wines available à la carte.
Available Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. from November 25 through December 25 for $65* per adult; $40* per child under age 12 and complimentary bomboloncini and hot cocoa for children under age 4.

Holiday Caffè & Market
For holiday gatherings and gifting, shop a variety of gourmet gift baskets, seasonally inspired Resort-made gelatos, pastries, panettone, seasonal treats and other holiday desserts prepared fresh daily. Custom cakes and desserts may be ordered in advance for holiday entertaining.
Available in November & December.

In December, Pelican Hill’s holiday entertainment and epicurean experiences include:

Christmas Day Ballroom Brunch
Celebrate Christmas overlooking the Pacific Ocean with an unforgettable feast of traditional cuisine, accompanied by live entertainment. Children’s activities include Santa Claus photos, cupcake decorating and children’s entertainment programs at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations recommended.
Sunday, December 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $125* per adult and $65* per child under age 12

Christmas at Andrea Ristorante
An Italian holiday festa comes to Andrea on Christmas Eve from 5 to 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, Andrea features an all-day special menu from noon to 10 p.m. with a variety of holiday dishes served in the ocean-view dining room.
Sunday, December 25 for $140* per adult

Christmas at Pelican Grill
Chef Luke presents a California prix fixe Christmas Eve dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Live entertainers perform in the lounge from 6:30 to 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, enjoy a California grill three-course menu from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., as well as a limited regular menu and special lounge menu.
Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25 for $130* per adult and $65* per child.

Hanukkah Feasts
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with lunch and dinner specials. Coliseum Pool & Grill serves up traditional Hanukkah dishes, such as braised brisket, crispy latkes and baked kugel. Does not include kosher cuisine.
Available December 24 through January 1.

Christmas at Coliseum Pool & Grill
Delight in a classic California Christmas overlooking the Pacific Coast, with an ocean-view breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to noonand à la carte menu from noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 25 with breakfast buffet for $60* per adult and $30* per child

New Year’s Eve in the Great Room Social Lounge
Celebrate with live DJ performances, creative cocktails, small bites, a midnight balloon drop and a complimentary Prosecco toast.
Saturday, December 31 starting at 6 p.m.; complimentary for Resort guests or $35 per non-resort guest.

New Year’s Eve at Andrea Ristorante
Andrea presents “Il Cenone,” the Italian Gala, with a four-course menu and two dinner seating options from 5 to 7 p.m. or from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday, December 31 early seating from 5-7 p.m. for $170* per adult without wine pairing or late seating from 8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. for $235* per adult without wine pairing.

New Year’s at Pelican Grill & Lounge
Chef Luke creates a California grill four-course prix fixe menu, available from 5 to 10 p.m. Celebrate in the Lounge with dancing, entertainment by a live band from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and a midnight balloon drop marking the New Year, including a complimentary glass of Prosecco for each guest! The Lounge also serves up a special New Year’s Eve menu. On New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Chef Luke presents a special New Year’s Day football viewing Lounge menu.
Saturday, December 31 for $155* per adult without wine pairing or $180* with wine pairing.

New Year’s at Coliseum Pool & Grill
Savor a celebration of à la carte chef’s special selections and s three-piece band from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with a midnight balloon drop and complimentary Prosecco toast. On New Year’s Day, Chef Oscar features a special breakfast buffet with smoked salmon, shrimp and a ribeye carving station.
Sunday, January 1 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $70* per adult; $35* per child.

Please refer to Pelican Hill’s online event calendar for current and complete details. All events and activities are subject to change without notice. For reservations and more information, please visit or call 855.467.6800.

*Prices exclude tax and service charge.

About Pelican Hill®

Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill® features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants, including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Star, Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as the 2012 Grand Resort selected by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report; asCondé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Top Southern California Resort (2013 & 2012), Top U.S. Resort (2011), Top-Rated Golf Resort Worldwide (2012) and Top-Rated California Resort Spa (2012); in Travel Leisure’s “Top 100” World’s Best Hotels (2015 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2015).

The Irvine Company Resort Properties® owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. In addition to Pelican Hill, the portfolio includes the Island Hotel Newport Beach, the city’s landmark property; Hotel Irvine, a lifestyle hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and California Recreation Company®, which operates the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California.

About the Irvine Company

The Irvine Company® is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.