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Where to Get Christmas Dinner in the Valley

Posted on: December 2nd, 2018 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Can you believe it’s already December? While you are planning all your holiday parties and get-togethers, don’t skimp on Christmas dinner this year. We’ve gathered up some of the best 2018 Christmas Dinner events for you to choose from. Happy holidays and may your hearts and bellies be equally full this season.

**Please note that all prices noted below do not include tax or gratuity.**

Christmas Dinner in Scottsdale

120218 Christmas Dinner at Boulders Resort & Spa
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Boulders Resort & Spa
34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive | Scottsdale | 85262
December 25th
$65 per person
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.488.7317
Enjoy a prix-fixe menu at Palo Verde restaurant which will include eggnog shooters along with a roasted parsnip soup or grilled persimmon salad to start. You’ll also enjoy black garlic gnocchi and entrée choices that include herb-crusted prime rib, peekytoe crab ravioli or duck breast. Finish of a decadent feast with a white chocolate gingerbread torte for dessert.

120218 Christmas Dinner at Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge
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Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge
524 N. 92nd St. | Scottsdale | 85256
December 25th from 2pm until 8pm
$43 per person
Reservations suggested and can be made by calling 480.850.7736
On Christmas Day, Arizona’s top steakhouse will serve up a special menu, beginning with a choice of a feta cheese and Langostino lobster stuffed mushrooms or a Caprese salad. The main course is a grilled filet mignon and seafood stuffed 4oz lobster tail with baked au gratin potato and sautéed asparagus. Dessert is a sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and crème chantilly.

Eagles Buffet
524 N. 92nd St. | Scottsdale | 85256
December 25th from 9am until 8pm
$39.95 for adults and $14.95 for guests 12 and under
Reservations not required
Casino Arizona’s award-winning restaurant, The Eagles Buffet will begin serving early. The property’s signature buffet will serve a special Christmas menu all day. The menu features a prime rib of beef with au jus and creamy horseradish sauce, Applewood smoked ham, mango tea roasted chicken, steamed crab legs, whipped potatoes, lobster raviolis, Atlantic salmon, deep fried fantail shrimp, Chesapeake Bay oysters on the half shell, special occasion desserts, a chocolate fountain, and much more.

120218 Kitchen West Fried Wontons Christmas Dinner
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Kitchen West at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E. McCormick Parkway | Scottsdale | 85258
December 25th from 5pm until 10pm
$29 for adults, $15 from guest ages five through 12 and those under five are complimentary
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.596.7522
The Scottsdale is proud to offer a third dining experience in Kitchen West Restaurant this year. Inspired by the humorous and beloved holiday movie, A Christmas Story, this dinner serves to help remind us of the true meaning of the holidays: togetherness. Whether your homemade meal falls apart, as Mrs. Parker’s did in the film, or you are proactively seeking to simplify, we are here for you. To begin, enjoy chef’s flavorful hot & sour soup or seafood salad. Move on to your choice of shrimp toast, fried wontons or vegetable spring rolls. Entrée options include spiced roasted chicken, short rib Lo Mein, ginger scallion sea bass and oyster duck. Guests may also enjoy any two of the following accompaniments to their meal; sausage and shrimp fried rice, pan noodles, garlic string beans, pickled vegetables or spiced cashews. Finish the festive evening with a selection of sweet treats such as sticky buns, cookies or rice pudding.

120218 Christmas dinner at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
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Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 E. Lincoln Drive | Scottsdale | 85253
December 25th
Brunch | $60 for adults and $35 for guests ages six though 12
Dinner | $95 for adults and $35 for guests ages six through 12
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.627.3200
On Christmas Day, enjoy a traditional brunch at Prado with fresh fruit, live action stations and breakfast breads. Live music and patio seating complete this Prado holiday experience.
If you’re looking for something later in the day, dine on Spanish-influenced cuisine this holiday season at Prado. Savor four-course prix-fixe menu on Christmas evening, featuring steak, seafood and house-made desserts.

120218 Christmas Dinner at Tanzy Restaurant
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Tanzy Restaurant
15257 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85254
December 23rd through 25th
$68 for adults with wine pairings for an additional $30 and $20 for guests 12 and younger (*iPic Access members pay $58)
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.483.3255
Let Tanzy Restaurant do the cooking this holiday season and indulge in a multiple-course feast crafted by James Beard Award winning Chef Sherry Yard. Tanzy Restaurant, located at the Scottsdale Quarter, is offering holiday revelers a special four-course tasting menu. The menu will include a spinach and ricotta gnudi and roasted beet and citrus salad, followed by herb-crusted prime rib seared with Yukon gold potatoes, sautéed garlic spinach, and horseradish Crème Fraiche. For a sweet ending, enjoy the award-winning chocolate mousse “Concord Cake,” a trio of cake, mousse and meringue, along with a caramelized apple tarte tatin and a special gift from the chef. There is also a vegetarian option that replaces the herb-crusted prime rib with maple glazed butternut squash priced at $58 per person.
After filling up from the delectable holiday meal at Tanzy, head over to iPic, located directly next door, and catch a movie with the family. There is no better way to relax after indulging in all the holiday food than by cozying up with a courtesy pillow and blanket in iPic’s newly renovated auditoriums, now featuring Premium Plus reclining pods and chaise lounge seating equipped with personal service at the touch of a button.
iPic Gift Cards also make the perfect gift for the holiday season. Non-members receive a $10 bonus card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards and iPic Gold members get a $20 bonus card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards.

120218 Christmas dinner at Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
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Vista Verde at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E. McCormick Parkway | Scottsdale | 85258
December 25th from 10am until 3pm
$72 for adults, $32 from guest ages five through 12 and those under five are complimentary
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.596.7522
Celebrate the holidays in grand style in the resort’s Vista Verde Dining Room with inspired brunch selections prepared by Executive Chef Dupere. To start, take your pick from a breakfast bar with all the favorite morning sweet and savory items like made-to-order omelets, eggs benedict, Belgian waffles and an array of salads. Carving station entrees include classics like brined turkey with cranberries and shallot gravy, honey glazed bone-in ham, and aged Angus prime rib roast plus a seafood bar with everything from citrus poached bay shrimp and green mussels to California rolls and assorted sushi. Indulge your sweet tooth by concluding with chef’s selection of desserts including a made-to-order crepe station, carrot and chocolate cakes, apple and pecan pies, tortes, eclairs, petit fours, traditional yule log and much more.

The Willows Restaurant
524 N. 92nd St. | Scottsdale | 85256
December 25th from 6am until 9pm
$8.95 for breakfast and $17.95 for dinner
Reservations not required
Start off Christmas morning with Willows’ breakfast special where you will enjoy Apple Pancakes with apple compote, two eggs any style, and hash browns. Beginning at 11am a full dinner will be available, featuring honey ham with gouda mashed potatoes, focaccia bread stuffing, and chef’s veggies served with a choice of soup or salad, followed by a pecan pie for dessert.

Christmas Dinner in Phoenix

120218 Christmas Dinner at Artizen
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Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar
2401 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85016
December 25th from 11:30am until 3:30pm for brunch and 5pm until 9pm for dinner
Brunch | $84 for adults and $29 for guests 12 and under
Dinner | $54 per person
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602.522.6655
The Camby’s Christmas Brunch Buffet will return to Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar this season and carry on the tradition of offering a selection of locally curated, holiday-inspired dishes. This season’s menu is full of flavorful selections including smoked spare ribs with ancho & caracara orange glaze, dijon & herb crusted smoked prime rib, root beer glazed ham, and more. Head over to the charcuterie display for an assortment of domestically procured cheeses and assorted dried fruits, or the chilled seafood display featuring poached gulf shrimp, snow crab claws and marinated mussels from the sea.
Artizen will also present a Christmas Eve Prixe Fixe Menu. Delight in smoked butternut squash bisque to start, a braised fennel risotto entree with shitake mushrooms, Calabrian chili and Boursin, and chocolate yule log with raspberry, Bavarian cream and mint for a festive holiday dessert.

Hole-in-the-Wall Barbecue
7677 N. 16th Street | Phoenix | 85020
December 25th with seatings at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm
$39 for adults, $35 for seniors and $19 for guests 10 and under
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602.870.1977
Enjoy a delectable Christmas feast that includes bottomless salad, cornbread and muffins, an entrée platter featuring smoked turkey and slow smoked prime rib with choice of whipped potatoes, grilled asparagus and roasted baby carrots and chef’s selection of seasonal desserts.

120218 Christmas dinner by The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s
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The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s
3603 E. Indian School Road | Phoenix | 85018
$219.99 for whole-pan dinner or $159.99 for half-pan dinner
Must pre-order by calling 602.626.5050
If you prefer to have dinner at home but would rather someone else does the cooking, this is the deal for you. Your full meal to go will include your choice of lasagne Bolognese or a baked vegetable lasagna. You’ll also get a Caesar salad, focaccia and tiramisu. You’re welcome to add on items like Italian sweet sausages or meatballs, parmesan crusted chicken as well as broccolini.

120218 Christmas dinner at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
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Rico’s American Grill
7677 N. 16th Street | Phoenix | 85020
December 25th with seatings at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
$55 for adults, $48 for seniors and $25 for guests 10 and under
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602.997.5850
Rico’s us proud to serve a festive holiday lunch buffet compete with carving stations featuring glazed pork belly, oven-roasted tri-tip, glazed ham and more.

120218 Christmas Dinner at Royal Palm Resort & Spa
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Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5200 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85018
December 24th and December 25th
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602.808.0766
Get into the holiday spirit at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix this holiday season and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with festive experiences and decadent dining opportunities.
Christmas Eve at T. Cook’s | Once the presents are wrapped and placed beneath the tree, let celebrations begin with a holiday dinner at T. Cook’s. A special three-course menu will be available from 4:30pm until 9pm and will be $95 for adults and $38 for guests aged six through 12.
Christmas Day at T. Cook’s | Eat, drink, be merry and carry on the holiday cheer with brunch in the Palmera Salon or a prix-fixe dinner at T. Cook’s. The Royal Palms brunch will be available from 10am until 3pm and will run $85 for adults and $38 for guests six through 12.
T. Cook’s three course Christmas meal will be available from 11am until 8pm and will run $95 for adults and $38 for guests six through 12.

Christmas Dinner in Paradise Valley

120218 Christmas Dinner at Hearth '61
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Hearth ‘61
5445 E. Lincoln Drive | Paradise Valley | 85253
December 25th from 6am until 11:15 for breakfast and noon until 9:30pm for lunch and dinner
$79 for adults and $21 for guests 12 and under
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.624.5400
Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows is open on Christmas Day and will be offering a seasonal breakfast menu and savory holiday dinner menu. Features include roasted butterkin squash soup, lobster shrimp cake, lamb with chorizo bread pudding, short rib with braised rainbow chard, and brown butter apple tart with vanilla ice cream.

120218 Christmas Dinner at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
5700 E. McDonald Drive | Paradise Valley | 85253
December 25th from 12pm until 8pm
$115 for adults, $35 from guests ages six through 12 and guests five and under are complimentary
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.948.2100
Sanctuary invites guests and residents to embrace elegance, revelry and a new home for the holidays with expertly planned events bursting with holiday spirit and the best views of Paradise Valley. For Christmas Day dinner, Sanctuary’s acclaimed elements restaurant invites guests to the table to experience a delectable four-course dinner prepared by executive chef and Food Network Star Beau MacMillan. Entrée highlights include truffle and chestnut stuffed Guinea hen with caramelized cauliflower puree, bacon & Brussels sprouts fricassee, natural pan juices and roasted shallot jus; pecan crusted swordfish with braised swiss chard, vanilla butternut squash puree and pecan maple broth; and coffee rubbed prime New York strip with parsnip horseradish puree, roasted fingerling potato, asparagus and red wine bone marrow butter.

Christmas Dinner in Multiple Valley locations

120218 Chompie's potato pancakes
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Chompie’s Chrismukkah Celebration
Five Valley locations
December 2nd from 11am until closing
$22.99 for adults and $10.49 for diners ten and under
Chompie’s has combined two holidays, Chanukah and Christmas, into one new DELIcious way to celebrate this Holiday season. They call it Chrismukkah and we think long-time Chompie’s fans are going to love it!
Chompie’s is proud to serve your family a mouth-watering Chrismukkah meal with all the trimmings. Available to dine in at all five of their conveniently located restaurants around the Valley, their Chrismukkah meal offers the Valley’s most reasonable prices for a feast this filling. You’ll start off with Challah knot rolls and pickle tray. You’ll then get a choice of soup (chicken matzo ball, split pea, mushroom barley) or a dinner salad. Entrée options include white meat turkey breast with all the trimmings, brisket of beef with homemade gravy, stuffed cabbage rolls or a fillet of salmon with dill butter. Sides include creamy mashed potatoes, potato pancakes with applesauce, homestyle green bears and glazed carrots of which you get to pick two. For dessert, everyone gets Lovey’s festive holiday dessert.

Christmas Dinner in Sedona

120218 Christmas Dinner at Cress at Oak Creek
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Cress on Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel
301 Lauberge Lane | Sedona | 86336
December 24th and 25th from 5pm until 10pm
$135 per person or $185 with wine pairings
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 928.282.1661
Nestled on Oak Creek in Arizona’s famed Red Rock country, L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel features 62 luxury cottages and 21 traditional lodge-style guestrooms. Vista Cottages and Suites offer panoramic views of Sedona’s spectacular Red Rocks. Christmas offerings include a special tasting menu that will be showcased on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The five-course menu includes selections such as a cognac infused Maine lobster bisque with crispy brown beech mushrooms, wild rice “souffle” and lobster essence; a savory jumbo Blue Crab cake with frisee salad, crispy pancetta lardons, saffron bechamel and mustard seed dressing; decadent Skull Island grilled prawns cooked over mesquite coals and served with haricots verts, pistachios, baby pea frills, marsala espuma and nantua sauce; Slowly cooked venison loin with butternut squash and applewood bacon raviolo, caramelized Brussels sprouts, bone marrow and truffle jus; end on a sweet note with a Black Forest yule log including morello swirled cremeux, luxardo cherries, vanilla bean gelato and chocolate cake. Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options are available.


No matter where you enjoy your Christmas dinner this year, we hope you’re surrounded by love and laughter, creating memories to last a lifetime. 

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance wirter, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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