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Your Guide to a Family-Friendly Holiday Escape in Indian Wells

4 Festive Reasons to Enjoy a Holiday Vacay at Renaissance Esmeralda

The winter season is almost upon us! Well, everywhere except for Indian Wells, where the sun shines most of the year, and pool days are never out of the question. The Coachella Valley may not see the same snow flurries as upstate New York, but that doesn’t mean the holidays are any less spectacular in this flourishing desert community. Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells is the place to be if you are considering a “winter” escape to the desert this season. The resort transforms during the holiday season to reflect the colors of Christmas, setting the stage for a festive wonderland the entire family will enjoy!

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Packages

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Christmas morning came early with Renaissance Esmeralda‘s festive Esmeralda Holiday Package! Valid for stays from Dec. 1-Jan. 4, 2024, this offer will add a dash of Christmas magic to your season. Open the doors to your personally transformed Santa’s Workshop, decked out in colorful holiday decor and sugary sweets. Let the little ones add to the festivities and decorate mini Christmas trees while snacking on a classic duo of milk and cookies. With Christmas Day right around the corner, we wouldn’t want any mix-ups when it comes to gifts from Santa. Just to be safe, kids can write a personalized letter to Santa and mail it off in the hotel lobby. Indulge in seasonal favorites with a $100 resort credit at one of the resort’s five on-site restaurants. Alternatively, treat yourself to a facial or massage at Spa Esmeralda. To top it off, larger families can add a connecting room at a discounted rate, valid on Christmas and New Year’s Day.



Indulge in a Seasonal Spa Treatment 

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‘Tis the season for self-care and treating yourself at Renaissance Esmeralda luxurious spa. Spanning 13,000 square feet, Spa Esmeralda emulates the natural desert landscape with cascading waterfalls and lush botanical gardens. In the spirit of the holidays, give yourself some extra pampering with one of their limited-edition treatments. Is your skin in need of some extra love and nourishment? Try their Arctic Berry Illuminating Facial, perfect for dehydrated winter skin. This treatment uses berries native to the Arctic regions that work magic for repairing dry and damaged skin. Four antioxidant-rich plants and botanical peptides target blemishes while smoothing uneven tones. Wrap yourself in gratitude from head to toe with their full-body holiday treatment. This restorative experience consists of a soothing serum applied to the skin and a Knesko green jade collagen mask for the face. The mask smoothes, strengthens and restores skin to its nourished state. It’s finished off with a restorative and soothing scalp treatment.



Spread Some Holiday Cheer 

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Deck the halls with Christmas cheer! With a full calendar of fun, festive events curated for the most magical time of the year, ring in the holidays desert-style at Renaissance Esmeralda! On chilly nights, cuddle up in your favorite pair of red flannel pajamas and toast marshmallows over the fire on the hotel’s pool deck. Speaking of sweets, is anything better than the smell of freshly baked cookies hot out of the oven? Frost some gingerbread men at the hotel’s decorating station and save some extra cookies for Santa Claus! If you find yourself staying over Christmas weekend, listen closely for the sound of hooves on the rooftop and expect a special visit from Santa the weekend before Christmas. Prepare to be amazed with magic shows, trivia nights and their Igloo Bubble Bar. Sprinkle some tinsel and dust some glitter at their stocking decoration event in preparation for Christmas morning!


Celebrate the Season at Indian Wells Winterfest

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A trip to Renaissance Esmeralda during December can make it difficult to discern whether you’re staying in Palm Springs or Santa’s North Pole Workshop. With Indian Wells Winterfest on the horizon, prepare for a vibrant display of festive happenings! Open every night in December, Winterfest will take place at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, across from Renaissance Esmeralda. Kick off the festivities with the annual tree-lighting ceremony on Dec 2. Skate under twinkling holiday lights on their outdoor roller rink with a live DJ spinning all the classic Christmas tunes. It doesn’t have to be snowing to enjoy some hot cocoa—make sure to grab a cup from the holiday cookie and candy truck. Pair it with a festive treat from one of the pop-up vendors scattered around the venue. Golf fans can tee off at Shots in the Night, a glowing golf course and driving range.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210



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