The month-long celebration will feature Santa is his warm-weather Florida gear, along with Mrs. Claus and they’ll be spending their vacation in Santa’s tiki hut featuring palm trees, flamingos, and reindeer.
The resort will feature a life-size chocolate Santa in their ‘Santa Scene’ which will be on display in the lobby of the Swan. The 1,200 pound sculpture was created by the hotel’s executive pastry chef Laurent Branlard and will be joined by a chocolate Christmas tree, chocolate fireplace, and a chocolate toy train. The display will also feature a 7-foot tall, 400 pound chocolate nutcracker.
Each night during the Holiday Happenings, the hotel causeway will be transformed by dancing lights in the palm trees, and on select nights guests will be entertained by carolers on the causeway and in the hotel lobby. Also on select nights, guests can join Mrs. Claus in the Dolphin lobby for the lighting of the hotel’s 45-foot tall Christmas tree.
On Christmas Eve, parents can hire a costumed elf to deliver milk, cookies, a plush toy, and a storybook to the room. The elves will read the kids a bedtime story and tuck them in before Santa arrives. This special tuck-in service is $55 per child and $15 for each additional child.
And since the resort has no chimneys, the kids might be wondering how Santa will find them. Of course the Swan and Dolphin have it all figured out and kids can hang a magical key on their guestroom door, helping Santa find his way.
For more information on the Holiday Happenings and reservations at the Swan and Dolphin visit www.santasfavoriteresort.com or call 1-800-227-1500.