Festive season is a time to come together, gathering with friends and family while basking in a warm glow of gratitude and joy. Savour the familiar flavours of family with merry feasts and seasonal culinary experiences at Four Seasons hotels and resorts – including a full menu of carefully curated Masterdishes, created by innovative culinary teams to highlight local ingredients and help you reconnect with loved ones and your destination.
From traditional favourites with a twist – from innovative cocktails and canapés served in “ice bubbles” in Washington, DC, to an inventive bûche de Noël in St. Petersburg, Four Seasons offers meals and moments you won’t want to miss this season.
The City of Lights transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season – and that includes Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, where for 20 years Artistic Director Jeff Leatham has been setting the scene with artful floral displays and decorations. This year, you can step behind the scenes of holiday magic in a series of master classes with the culinary team. From October 30 to January 30, guests can don personalized aprons and join Michelin-starred chefs for an afternoon of epicurean education. Discover plant-based cuisine with Chef Alan Taudon, make festive desserts with Executive Pastry Chef Michael Bartocetti, or design a gourmet New Year’s Eve menu with Chef Christian Le Squer and Sommelier Eric Beaumard. Afterwards, celebrate your new skills and share a holiday-themed afternoon tea with the chefs.
Spend the season in Paris
A dusting of snow covers the ground outside as you sip traditional mulled wine beside a log fire crackling in the hearth: Few places offer a more idyllic setting for the festive season than the British countryside. At Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, celebrate with quintessentially British afternoon tea in the 18th-century library, with holiday-themed cakes and pastries – choose Champagne for added sparkle. Delight in a special Christmas Day lunch or Serata Italiana dinner at Wild Carrot, where Executive Chef Paolo Belloni showcases seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, or ring in the new year with a five-course dinner. Our favourite holiday treat? Mince pies or decadent hot chocolate following an afternoon at the Hotel’s ice-skating rink, built especially for the season.
Celebrate in Hampshire
Ward off the winter chill in style at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, where guests can sip festive cocktails in heated “ice bubbles.” An extension of the Hotel’s BOURBON STEAK restaurant, each ice bubble features unique decorative accents and luxe seating, paired with indulgent menu offerings like oysters, gulf shrimp, lobster and king crab. Get cosy with friends and family as you toast your time together; it’s the perfect ending to a day spent exploring the marvellous holiday events taking place just steps from the Hotel. Don’t miss the National Christmas Tree, or ice-skating and towering sculptures in the garden at the National Gallery of Arts.
Find Festive fun in Washington
A turn on the ice rink and an outing to watch a performance of beloved ballet The Nutcracker at Mikhailovsky Theatre can work up an appetite. Luckily, the chefs at Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg have prepared a variety of holiday treats and festive cheer. A takeaway Christmas hamper lets you sample an assortment of holiday delicacies, like panettone, sturgeon caviar, chocolate praline, cookies, Italian pasta or risotto, small farm cheese, paté and truffle sauce. Or opt for a sweet treat with a twist: Instead of the traditional log shape, the Hotel is serving a bûche de Noël in the form of a nutcracker, a nod to Tchaikovsky’s ballet – first performed here in 1892. Spend Christmas with Chef Alessio Scarola at Italian restaurant Percorso as he serves up a six-course meal; join him on New Year’s Eve for a feast at Tsar Table featuring Champagne and classic Russian dishes. The delicious dishes continue with your first meal of the new year: an elaborate brunch prepared by Scarola and Chef Elev Tukhatev.
Play in the snow in St. Petersburg
The holiday season is full of meaningful rites and rituals – special meals, prepared using time-honoured family recipes; festive gatherings with loved ones, toasting your time together; familiar symbols that tempt the senses, like cheerful carols, fresh pine and cold snow. These traditions ground us, honouring our heritage while helping us reconnect in the present. Celebrate these connections at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, where Pigneto is serving a traditional six-course Italian holiday dinner. Savour creamy pasta with classic seasonal ingredients like chestnuts, beef filet and other authentic flavours. Or gather in The Lounge, merrily decorated in green and red, for Festive Afternoon Tea featuring sweet and savoury confections prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Yusuke Aoki. For a New Year’s Eve celebration with sky-high style, head to the Countdown Soiree at Virtù, where a life DJ and sparkling views of Tokyo await.
Join the celebration in Tokyo
Trade dashing through the snow for strolling on the sand at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla. Here, the celebrations are on island time: Linger over dinner on the beach with friends or sip tropical drinks during the Resort’s popular Festive Poolside Party at its Aleta Pool – palm trees and a DJ put a Caribbean spin on traditional holiday ambience. Ask the Concierge to plan a culinary tour of the restaurants and delicacies that have helped Anguilla earn its reputation as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Then finish off the old year and greet the new one on the beach as fireworks flare overhead.
Enjoy an island holiday in Anguilla
You don’t have to go far to finish your holiday shopping at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora: Three on-site retail stores offer everything from high fashion and resort wear to Tahitian black pearls, locally made crafts like wood carvings and hand-painted pareos, and Polynesian art. Exchange your gifts over a meal prepared by Executive Chef Eric Desbordes at one of the Resort’s four open-air restaurants. On the menu: Polynesian classics and French favourites, made with the freshest local and regional ingredients – tuna, mahi mahi, octopus and mango. Themed evening events and holiday galas add to the excitement – as do cocktails on the beach and a fire dance show.
Gather for the holidays in Bora Bora
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