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Festive Schedule

Annual Tree-lighting Ceremony

The traditions of Christmas are lasting because they're made of love.

DATE: Friday, November 16

Witness the magic of Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s annual tree-lighting ceremony, with a special performance by a local school group.

  • 12:00pm: Opening Remarks

We hope that you will join us as we usher in the Festive Season at Edmonton’s Hotel.

 

Dinner to Go

A Fairmont Hotel Macdonald festive meal in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is pick it up.

Turkey To Go Meals

$500 plus GST - Available November 12 - January 2

Prime Rib To Go Meals

$550 plus GST - Available November 12 - January 2

*Serves 6-8 people. For pick up only, delivery is not 
available. Orders must be placed 7 days prior by calling 
the hotel direct at 780 429 6495. For orders during the 
festive season (November 12 - January 2) ask for the 
festive desk. Full prepayment required at time of booking, 
no cancellation.
Festive Brunches

Join us for our magnificent festive brunch in the Empire Ballroom each Sunday throughout the holiday season.

Sundays:
November 18, 25 & December 2, 9

Seating Times:
10:00 am | 10:30 am | 12:00 pm | 12:30 pm

Pricing:

  • Adult: $75
  • Seniors: $65
  • Children: $37.50
Exclusive of GST & gratuities
Festive Brunch will be hosted in the Wedgwood Room and 
Confederation Lounge during Grey Cup (Sunday, November 25)

Nutcracker Tea & Tour

Enjoy our famous Royal Tea & Tour with a festive twist. Celebrate the holiday season in the Harvest Room with our decadent pastries followed by a grand tour of the hotel including the Queen Elizabeth II Suite.*

Saturdays & Sundays:
November 17 - December 30

Seating Times:
12:30 pm | 2:30 pm

Pricing:

  • $59 per person
Royal Tour begins at 2:00 & 4:00pm
*subject to availability, exclusive of GST & gratuities
Please note there is no Tea on December 24, 25, or 31

Festive Lunch Buffet

Creating new traditions in a timeless setting; nestled in The Harvest Room you can celebrate with friends, family or coworkers.

Monday to Friday
December 3 - 28

Seating Times:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $45 per person
Exclusive of GST & gratuities
Closed December 25
No à la carte menu available

Dickens Lunch Buffet
A nineteenth century, English-style lunch buffet served in the intimate comfort of the Confederation Lounge.

Thursday & Friday December 13 - 14 December 20 - 21

Seating Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $49 per person
Exclusive of GST & gratuities
Yuletide Lunch Buffet
It’s the perfect setting for a holiday luncheon with friends, family, coworkers, or clients. Our buffet is served in the breathtaking Empire Ballroom.

Wednesday - Friday December 12 - 14 December 19 - 21

Seating Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $49 per person

Click here for the menu

Exclusive of GST & gratuities 
Seating windows are up to a 
maximum of 2 hours per table
Christmas Eve Dinner in The Harvest Room
Savour the creations of Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s award winning culinary team while enjoying a 5 course Table d’Hôte menu in The Harvest Room.

Monday December 24

Seating Times: 1st Seating Time: 5:00 pm | Harvest Room 2nd Seating Time: 6:00 pm | Empire Foyer 3rd Seating Time: 8:00 pm | Harvest Room

Pricing:

  • $129 per person
Exclusive of GST & gratuities
5 course Table d’Hôte with your choice of entrée only 
(No à la carte menu available)
Credit Card required for reservation
Maximum party size of 10 people
Christmas Day Dinner in The Harvest Room
Spend Christmas Day delighted by the decadent 7 course Table d’Hôte menu created by our award winning culinary team in The Harvest Room.

Tuesday December 25

Seating Times: 1st Seating Time: 4:00 pm 2nd Seating Time: 7:30 pm

Pricing:

  • $159 per person
Exclusive of GST & gratuities
7 course Table d’Hôte with your choice of entrée only 
(No à la carte menu available)
Credit Card required for reservation
Maximum party size of 10 people
Christmas Celebration Brunch
Turn moments into memories as you celebrate Christmas in the elegant Empire Ballroom & the Wedgwood Room. This Traditional brunch buffet is complete with all the holiday fixings.

Sundays December 16, 23, 25 & 30

Seating Times: 10:00 am | 10:30 am | 12:00 pm | 12:30 pm

Pricing:

  • Adult: $85
  • Seniors: $75
  • Children: $42.50
Exclusive of GST & gratuities
Christmas Day Dinner Buffet
Join us for the third annual Empire Ballroom Christmas Day Dinner Buffet. Specially suited to larger groups so that you can enjoy time with your family instead of cooking the night away.

Tuesday December 25

Seating Times: 4:30 pm | 7:30 pm

Pricing:

  • Adult: $95
  • Seniors: $85
  • Children: $47.50
Exclusive of GST & gratuities
Christmas Dinner Buffet will be hosted in the 
Empire Ballroom & the Wedgwood Room; room assignment 
for your reservation will be confirmed to you by our team
New Year's Eve Dinner in The Harvest Room
Start your New Year’s Eve Celebration with Fairmont Hotel Macdonald & enjoy a gourmet Table d’Hôte menu in the serenity of The Harvest Room.

Monday December 31

Seating Times: 1st Seating Time: 5:00 pm 2nd Seating Time: 8:30 pm

Pricing:

  • $149 per person
Exclusive of GST & gratuities
6 course Table d’Hôte with your choice of entrée only 
(No à la carte menu available)
Credit Card required for reservation
Maximum party size of 10 people
New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance Package
Enjoy New Year’s Eve from start to finish with Fairmont Hotel Macdonald & enjoy a gourmet Table d’Hôte menu and entrance to our next level NYE party.

Monday December 31

Dinner seating: 5:00 pm The dance begins: 8:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $199 per person
Exclusive of GST & gratuities
6 course Table d’Hôte with your choice of entrée only 
(No à la carte menu available)
Credit Card required for reservation
Maximum party size of 10 people
Next Level New Year's Party
Join us at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald as we rise to the occasion and kick off the New Year at our Next Level Party.

Monday December 31

Seating Times: The dance begins: 8:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $140 per person
 
New Year's Day Brunch
Celebrate the new year upon us and start it off on the right bite! The Empire Ballroom brunch is a memorable holiday tradition spent with friends & family.

Tuesday January 1

Seating Times: 11:00 am | 11:30 am | 1:00 pm | 1:30 pm

Pricing:

  • Adult: $85
  • Seniors: $75
  • Children: $42.50
Exclusive of GST & gratuities