From Enormous Gingerbread Houses to Santa Sightings, Doral Arrowwood is a Holiday Haven This Season

‘Tis the season to choose this year’s holiday getaway destination. The magic of the season is contagious, and for some, it results in a craving to pack one’s bags and head out of town.

Not to just any destination, of course, but to a place where the holiday spirit is in full force. There are plenty of festive locations to choose from, but we’ve got a particular place in mind. A place that’s stress-free, features wide open spaces and offers plentiful holiday enjoyments and indulgences. Introducing Doral Arrowwood, an 114-acre resort in the county of Westchester, New York, a mere hour from New York City.

Doral Arrowwood is close to all the action, but far enough away to offer a serene escape from the daily grind. Truly a place to “get away from it all,” Doral Arrowwood is open throughout the entire holiday season this year, a first for the exquisite hotel. Featuring a plethora of holiday festivities, this is the perfect year to gather your loved ones and head to Westchester. Without further ado, here are Doral Arrowwood’s finest holiday offerings:

Deck The Halls

The team at Doral Arrowwood takes the age-old phrase “deck the halls” very seriously, and as a result, you can expect to see all public spaces elegantly outfitted in holiday draping. The beautiful decor won’t be on display until Thanksgiving Day.

The Gingerbread of All Gingerbread Houses

The bigger the better as far as gingerbread houses go, and Doral Arrowwood features, quite possibly, one of the biggest gingerbread houses in all the land. Designed and constructed by the talented pastry chef team under the lead of the incredible Stacy Martin, the gingerbread house is the crown jewel of the lobby. You must see it to believe it, so swing by anytime on Thanksgiving, or after, to be amazed and inspired by its magnificence.

Breakfast With Santa Overnight Package

This is the ultimate children’s holiday getaway and one that the parents will enjoy just as much. Santa wants to invite you and your family for a wonderful overnight at Doral Arrowwood.

  • Enjoy a reading of The Night Before Christmas with milk and cookies
  • Cookie decorating
  • Watch a holiday family movie in your pajamas before getting cozy in your spacious guest room
  • When you wake up on Sunday, join Santa for breakfast from 8:30am-11am in the Atrium. Dine on a bountiful breakfast while Santa mingles with everyone. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your list to show Santa!

Package available Saturday Nights; November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th & December 17th. To reserve, visit here.

Westchester Winter Wonderland Package

Escape to Doral Arrowwood and take in 114-acres of winter scenery. Enjoy hot apple cider near the fireplace as you bask in the magic of the season. In the evening, set out for nearby Kensico Dam to experience Westchester’s Winter Wonderland, a one of a kind holiday event where you and your family can enjoy a light show accompanied by holiday music, customized dancing light displays, ice skating on the outdoor rink (skates included), a visit with Santa and the Hanneford Holiday Circus. After a good night’s sleep, reminisce about the fun you had over a hearty breakfast buffet in the Atrium Restaurant. Winter Wonderland package available Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays November 25th thru January 1st.To reserve, visit here.

Ring in 2017 PUB After Party

For the first time ever the PUB at Doral Arrowwood will remain open throughout the Holiday Season. You can join in on the festivities on New Year’s Eve from 10:00pm until 1:30am for the PUB After Party! Celebrate the New Year with party favors, dancing to the beats of DJ Serg Entertainment, and a complimentary champagne toast as you watch the ball drop on 17 flat screens in the PUB.

New Year’s Eve Dinner in the Atrium

Dine on an elegant station style dinner as you’re serenaded by the talented Michael Aloi on the keyboard, guitar, and vocals. This will be a musical journey through the ages, starting with Sinatra and moving through the Beatles, Black Eyed Peas, and Bruno Mars. Reservations are required, call 914-919-6600.

Breakfast With Santa

Santa is making his list, and checking it twice. This is your chance to meet the man in red at Doral Arrowwood’s full breakfast buffet in the Overlook Restaurant. Reservations are required, call 914-919-6600.

With so many fun, festive holiday options, it might be difficult to choose! This is the perfect chance to spend a little quality time with your loved ones, away from the holiday hustle. Sit back, relax and get cozy. Stroll through the expansive grounds and delight in the winter wonderland ambiance. We truly hope you get a chance to experience the holiday bliss at Doral Arrowwood. Happy holidays!