It’s a festive Fairmont holiday

From seasonal cocktails to brunches to Christmas dinner, the Fairmont has you covered

Sandra Thomas Travel

Between the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Waterfront and Fairmont Vancouver Airport, there are so many holiday specials and events going on, they’ve got the city covered from end to end.

Here are just a few of the highlights of what’s on offer now through the holidays.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim and Tiffany & Co. partnered for the first time to create an iconic 15-foot holiday tree, which is shining brightly in the hotel lobby. Designed by Tiffany & Co, this holiday moment is brought to life with signature Tiffany blue and silver ornaments. Warm up this season with gourmet sips from the Tiffany & Co. Hot Cocoa Cart making pop-up appearances in the lobby during the festive season.

Meanwhile Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has created a winter wonderland in its lobby with traditional tree displays and decorations, and globe trotters will want to pose in front of the pop-up globe display in the lobby of the Fairmont Vancouver Airport.  As well, Adirondack chairs and holiday lighting at Fairmont Waterfront's log cabin gives a nod to nostalgic winter holidays.

Celebrate the season at a Fairmont near you. Photo iStock

Festive cocktails

The Botanist cocktail wizards at Fairmont Pacific Rim are have stirred up a collection of winter-inspired craft cocktails while the Lobby Lounge holiday offerings include a lineup of daily live music and a menu of festive libations now through Dec. 31. Notch8 in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is also getting in the spirit with a holiday cocktail lineup also available until New Year’s Eve.

The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea at Notch8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver runs through the end of the year. Photo courtesy Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Afternoon tea

Enter the magical Land of Sweets at Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver with a Nutcracker Themed Afternoon Tea indulging in delectable savoury fare, scones and festive sweets. For wee tea-goers there are kid-friendly finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.

Mingle All the Way

The Lobby Lounge and RawBar is taking group reservations for guaranteed one hour lunches with friends and co-workers. Lunch includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine or sake and includes sushi chef Taka Omi’s 100 per cent Ocean Wise gourmet Bento Box. The celebratory lunches are available Monday to Friday.

Guests looking to host intimate holiday party in the evening can reserve the exclusive Bob Dylan-inspired communal tables with their choice of fresh B.C. sashimi sushi or West Coast Oyster Platter, which includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine and holiday-inspired cocktail. Reservations available Monday to Friday.

While Visions of Sugar Buns Dance in Your Head

Giovane café + eatery + market sweetens up the season with a selection of holiday bûche, and for a limited time, a seasonal candy cane sugar bun, which made its debut Dec. 1.

Buffet brunches and dinner are available for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Fairmont hotels across Vancouver. Photo iStock

Christmas Eve

Join Fairmont Waterfront for an evening of live music and a three course dinner with festive favorites complete with sweet treats served from 5:30 p.m.

At Fairmont Vancouver Airport an indulgent buffet offers holiday favourites, seafood, traditional carvings and treats from the pastry shop complemented by live music from 5 p.m. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver hosts a dinner buffet in the Pacific Ballroom from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music, traditional décor and sumptuous favorites, while Notch8 has a traditional three-course dinner that starts at 5 p.m.

At Fairmont Pacific Rim, Botanist offers a prix fixe brunch menu beginning with a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and a festive punch cocktail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a six-course dinner tasting menu featuring decadent dishes with live music from 5 p.m.

Christmas Day


Enjoy a traditional holiday brunch buffet featuring a carving and eggs benedict stations, complete with a decadent dessert spread on Christmas Day at ARC Restaurant at Fairmont Waterfront from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.

At Fairmont Vancouver Airport, this brunch is the most popular event of the season with live music and a decadent offering of traditional favourites and seasonal treats from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. Fairmont Hotels Vancouver's

Fairmont Hotels Vancouver's Christmas brunch buffet at Notch8, includes a chef-attended carving station, seafood and an array of holiday desserts.

At Fairmont Pacific Rim, Botanist offers a prix fixe brunch menu beginning with a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and a festive punch cocktail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why cook when you can enjoy turkey at a Fairmont hotel this holiday season. Photo iStock


  • At Fairmont Waterfront, there's live music along with a three course dinner of timeless dishes and festive favourites served from 5:30 p.m. through 10 p.m.
  • At Fairmont Vancouver Airport, the culinary team, directed by Chef Kishore Rangan has created a festive three course holiday dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. with live music entertainment throughout the evening.
  • The stunning Pacific Ballroom at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver hosts a dinner buffet with traditional carvery offerings, succulent seafood and decadent festive desserts along with live entertainment, festive melodies and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5 to 9 p.m. In Notch8 diners can feast on a four course dinner 5 p.m.
  • At Fairmont Pacific Rim, Botanist offers a six-course dinner tasting menu featuring decadent dishes, including northern divine caviar, ora king salmon and 20-day, dry-aged duck breast with live music.

Spa La-La-La Lover

For the ultimate stocking stuffer, the Pamper Me Program includes twelve months of spa treatments, as well as a plush Fairmont robe, complimentary valet parking, VIP perks and more.

Easy Gift Giving

 Whether it's a stocking stuffer, a hostess gift or a little something for the boss, it's easy to find presents to tuck under the tree at Notch8's Holiday Retail Pop Up, which sells LOT 35 teas, decorated gingerbread cookies, stollen and other treats.

Treat yourself and browse the retail boutique  Giovane café + eatery + market, which features gifts for her, him, baby, the ultimate foodie or even your furry friends. 

A feel good stay

Fairmont Hotels' annual Trees of Hope initiative provides a festive getaway and a chance to give back. The package, available through Jan. 31, includes 10 per cent off the best available rate, a $25 dining credit and $10 donation to Breakfast Club of Canada (per night).

Valid at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Waterfront and Fairmont Vancouver Airport, the donation helps support breakfast programs in B.C. One child out of seven in Canada is at risk of missing out on breakfast and the donation will provide breakfast for two children for a week at school.





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