Fall & Winter Holidays at Montage Laguna Beach

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — As summer fades into autumn in Laguna Beach, Montage Resort & Spa introduces memorable special events for families and couples, available October 1 through the New Year.

CULINARY OFFERINGS

OCTOBERFEST AT THE LOFT BISTRO: Chef John Cuevas presents a German-inspired tasting menu pairing house-made savory sausages and artisan Cali-cult beers, October 1-31.

ARTISTRY OF FOOD & WINE WEEK: The Loft Bistro celebrates fine food and wine, featuring tastings and seminars with acclaimed winemakers, December 6-10.

THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS DINING: Four- and five-course menus for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in The Loft, Studio and as a Masterpiece Celebration in the ballroom, $30 for children and $75 – $185 for adults, based on holiday and menu selection.

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS: Live music and specialty tasting menus at The Loft and Studio, and New Year’s Ballroom Gala featuring reception, four-course prix fixe menu and live music, from $70/person.

FOR FAMILIES

CHANUKKAH: A special presentation of the menorah lighting in commemoration of Chanukkah, December 16-23, 4:45 p.m.

CHRISTMAS EVE: A reading of the classic ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, a twilight sky search for Santa’s sleigh, and cookies, hot cocoa and eggnog. Holiday stocking delivery available by private arrangement.

HOLIDAYS AT PAINTBOX: Paintbox children’s program for children ages 5-12 features cookie decorating, puppet-making, an ice cream party with Santa and more. Santa Claus tuck-ins can also be scheduled; visit www.montagelagunabeach.com/paintbox or call 949-715-6005.

SHOPPING

HOLIDAY GIFTS: The Shops at Montage offer designer ornaments, holiday candles, exclusive new fragrances and more. Montage essentials are also found in the online boutique, www.montageshops.com.

DESIGNERS IN-STORE: Meet select designers and receive personal gift assistance during rare in-store appearances at The Shops at Montage, Fridays and Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m., December 8-23. View calendar at www.montageshops.com.

MONTAGE TRAVEL PACKAGES

NEW YEAR’S EVE: Montage New Year’s Eve Extravaganza includes a New Year’s Eve gala complete with dinner, fine wines and live music, daily breakfast and three nights in the casual luxury of an ocean coastal view guestroom. Priced from $2,007 (based on availability). Reserve by calling 866-271-6951.

THE HOLIDAY ART OF SPA: Rejuvenate with The Art of Spa package. Includes one-night stay in ocean view accommodations, 60-minute facial, Swedish massage and breakfast in bed. Sunday-Thursday only, from $1,150 (based on availability).

THE ART OF ROMANCE: This gift for lovers includes two nights in a one-bedroom ocean view bungalow suite, two nights of romantic dining, couple’s massage, rose petal bath and daily breakfast. From $5,400 through May 25, 2007 (based on availability).

ABOUT MONTAGE: The craftsman-style Montage Resort & Spa, set on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific in the heart of the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, offers 30 acres of oceanfront luxury. For information and reservations, please contact Montage Resort & Spa, toll-free, at 1-888-715-6700; or visit the Web site at www.montagelagunabeach.com.

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