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The 7 Top Luxury Hotels with the Most Stunning Holiday Decorations

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The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. So, what are the best luxury hotels, resorts and small inns to visit for some festive holiday cheer? Here’s our curated list of where to book a visit and plan a stay at one of the 7 top luxury hotels with the most Stunning Christmas holiday decorations this year.

the top luxury hotels with the most stunning Christmas holiday decorations this year

Tis the season forover the top holiday decor! And no one does it better than these hotels all over the world and country. All distinctly different, they all have amazing holiday displays full of lights, snow (fake and real), ornaments and just general good cheer. Here are some of the best hotels with holiday decor out there. Get yourself to one this holiday season!

1. The Nutcracker Bar & Hotel at Selina Chicago

Well, would you expect any less from The Nutcracker Bar & Hotel? This popup at Selina Chicago will be known as The Nutcracker Bar & Hotel until the New Year. It is everything you could want in a festive experience from décor, holiday music, craft Christmas cocktails, giant Nutcrackers (well they may haunt your dreams so good luck!) and no boring ballet to watch (just kidding, we love The Nutcracker Ballet!). The pop up is the perfect location for a last-minute girl’s getaway, a reunion with old friends, or unique holiday celebration with colleagues. After a night of seasonal drinks and dancing, guests can rest their heads in one of the properties cozy hotel rooms.

best luxury hotels with holiday festive decor

If you are looking for stuff nearby head to the Christkindlmarket. The beloved tradition brings German-themed markets to Daley Plaza in the Loop and Wrigleyville, with spiced glühwein, gift stores, food vendors and lots of holiday cheer. Yum and fun! 

2. Rock House: Providenciales in Turks and Caicos

And now for something completely different from The Nutcracker Bar we have the new luxury resort Rock House on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. You don’t need a white Christmas to have an amazing holiday!  Rock House is the spot for travelers seeking crystal clear waters without being on the tourist-centric hotel strip. Inspired by the Mediterranean and built with guests’ privacy in mind, the Grace Bay Resorts hotel boasts standalone homes with private pools, outdoor shower gardens and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize the drop-dead views of the Atlantic Ocean. 

best luxury hotels with holiday festive decor

On Christmas Eve, a family-style Italian meal will be served on the jetty for $140 per adult and $50 per child. And then on Christmas Day, a four-course meal at Vita restaurant and the main pool ($275 for adults, $50 per child) will also feature carols from a local gospel choir.

Other glamorous amenities include the longest infinity pool in Turks and Caicos, winding jogging trails and the resort’s two onsite bars, the Sunset Bar and the tucked away Cave Bar.

Christmas week rates start at $910 a night.

3. Hôtel de Crillon, Paris

Paris is already quite magical all year around but it really shines bright during Christmas. And if you are there on Christmas Eve then you must go to the iconic Hôtel de Crillon.

best luxury hotels with holiday festive decor

The hotel, built in 1758, will feature a seven-course Christmas Eve menu at L’Écrin starting around $600 with wine pairings available for $250. Over Christmas weekend, rooms start at about $2,250.

4. Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York

You will truly get a classic winter holiday here as you will feel like you walked on to the set of a Hallmark movie. From the  resort’s ice-skating rink (with complimentary skates to borrow), drinking hot cocoa by the fire and let’s not forget the truly awesome light displays. 

best luxury hotels with holiday festive decor

Perfect for skiers as they can head right over to Whiteface Mountain’s 86 trails that stretch over 22 miles and three glorious peaks or take a walk on Main Street and shop til you drop. 

5. Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, California

We had to shine a holiday light on California and Pebble Beach Resorts definitely pulls out all the stops for the holidays. From the grandest Christmas trees, to light displays, to gingerbread houses, they’ve got it all. 

And for some incredible entertainment head over to  Carmel-by-the Sea, where the Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre will perform The Nutcracker at the Sunset Center.

6. Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua, New York 

If you want a city escape full of Christmas cheer then just take a short train ride to the historic Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant and Inn in Chappaqua. The beautiful property plays up its historic roots (it was built in 1790) but luckily you will have electricity and heating in your room. It’s very Little Women winter as the TikTok kids would say! 

If you want to see a real light display head to the Grand Holiday Illumination at Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, where more than 100,000 lights and holiday music transform the Walled Garden for the holiday season, or head to Kensico Dam Plaza for Westchester’s Winter Wonderland, a dazzling, 1.2-mile drive-through holiday light display.

7. The Alida in Savannah, Georgia

If you find yourself down south this holiday season then you need to check out The Alida Hotel. In addition to their Naughty or Nice room package, they will have a very festive rooftop. Take up to 6 friends to check out Starry Nights at The Lost Square with a hot drink in one of the hotel’s winter greenhouses to enjoy the twinkling lights. It will run through Feb. 13, 2023 in case you can’t make it soon. 

“If there’s one thing we love here at The Alida, it’s going all out for the holidays,” area general manager Michael O’Shaughnessy said in a press release. “From our festive décor and Instragrammable cocktails to our brand-new Starry Nights experience, we hope each and every one of our guests leaves The Alida with special memories to cherish this season.”

top hotels and inns with stunning holiday decorations

Those are our tips on where to book a visit and plan a stay if you’re looking for one of the top luxury hotels with the most stunning Christmas holiday decorations this year. Have fun! And Happy Holidays, dear reader.

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