Holiday Food and Fun at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Spend your holidays at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando or Hilton Bonnet Creek. There are special menus and events that food-lovers and their families are sure to appreciate!

A Toast to the Holidays

Thanksgiving at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Thanksgiving Dinner at La Luce restaurant
Thursday Nov. 24 5-11pm
Savor the ala carte menu at this award-winning restaurant, with features from Chef Donna Scala We’ve got a review of La Luce’s menu here!

Thanksgiving Family Dinner Buffet at Harvest Bistro
Thursday Nov. 24, 4-10pm
$39 for adults (excluding tax and gratuity)
Children under age 12 eat free (up to two children per paid adult)

This all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving feast includes hand-carved roasted turkey, and other traditional holiday fare. View menu here. For your memorable ending, enjoy the homemade dessert finale. Reservations are recommended at 407-597-3600.

Bonnet Creek Activities

Football Fun
What’s Thanksgiving without football? Enjoy the weekend’s NFL and college football action at Zeta Bar, where feature drink and food specials will win big points!

Celebrate Fall Festival
Nov. 24 – Nov. 26 12:30-5pm
Even the kids will be thankful after spending time at the giant inflatable sport center with vertical rush slide!

Thanksgiving Calendar - click on image for larger version

Fireside Fun
Nov. 24 – Nov. 26 6pm
Join us for fun each night including Candy Bingo on Thursday, Family Charades on Friday, and Balloon Animals on Saturday.

Nightly S’mores
Nov. 24 – Nov. 26
Starting at sunset, Beech Pool Bar will feature holiday cocktails and home-made s’mores served fireside.

Dive-In Movies
Nov. 24 – Nov. 26 7pm
Dive-In or take a pool-side chair while you catch a family movie on the giant inflatable screen, including a double-feature on Thanksgiving night!

Holiday Lights
Nov. 26 9 p.m.
Enjoy a special fireworks show. Prime viewing locations available from the Hilton Pool deck, the outdoor terrace of Sena lobby bar, and the resort promenade.

Specialty Drinks at Zeta Bar
Zeta will debut new holiday cocktails, including Pumpkin Spice Martini, Nut Cracker Surprise, and Pumpkin Chai Cooler for this holiday weekend.

MUSE Coffee Bar & Sweet Shop
MUSE will feature flavored coffee and espresso drinks themed to the holiday.

Gingerbread House

Holiday Packages Available

Great Holiday Escape
Available through December 24

Save 20% on the Bed & Breakfast package which includes breakfast each day and a deluxe room. Must be purchased at least 14 days in advance. Requires full pre-payment of stay, no changes or cancellations. Subject to availability. A minimum one night stay is required. Enjoy the lazy river pool, water slide, dive-in movies, and more with no resort fee. Choose from 12 restaurants and lounges, including Kids Eat Free at Harvest Bistro. (Enjoy two free kids meals for children 12 and under with each purchased adult entree at breakfast and dinner in Harvest Bistro.) Complimentary transportation to and from Disney parks!

Second Room Special
Available through December 24, 2011. Book one room at the best available rate and get a second room at 50% off.

Thanksgiving at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Bar du Chocolat at Peacock Alley
Friday Nov. 25 and Saturday Nov. 26, 4-7pm

Bar du Chocolat

Each evening enjoy the opportunity to experience nearly 30 ala carte chocolate treats from Waldorf Astoria’s dynamic and decadent display. Guests can indulge from a signature selection of chocolate treats from the hotel’s talented executive pastry chef Kurtis Baguely, using recipes from around the world. Highlights include handmade chocolate truffles, exotic chocolate cakes, rich Hanukkah gelt, pillows of chocolate mousse, and bowls of beautiful bon-bons. (Who needs dinner?!!)

Thanksgiving Dinner at Bull & Bear
Thursday Nov. 24, 6-10pm
$95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
The meal with wine pairings for each course is $125 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
Children under 12 are $50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Your four-course holiday meal will include:

Musqee de Provence Pumpkin Bisque, with seared Hudson Valley foie gras, compressed pumpkin, pomegranate, and gingerbread streusel.

Not So Traditional Waldorf Salad, with poached Granny Smith apples, walnut dust, lovage, black truffle, and yogurt dressing.

Choice of:
Rosemary- and Citrus-Roasted Bourbon Red Turkey with poussin jus, and cranberry gelée
Herb Crusted Prime Rib with natural au jus, and truffle horseradish cream
Pan Roasted Dover Sole, with crisped caper and lemon butter sauce

Family-style sides:
Sage and apple brioche stuffing
Sweet potato gratin
Haricot vert casserole
Creamed corn

Cinderella pumpkin crème brulee flambé will be the crowning dessert.

In case you aren’t into the more traditional fare, the standard award-winning Bull & Bear ala carte menu will also be available. See our review of their new menu here! For reservations, call the Concierge Desk at 407-597-5409.

Thanksgiving Family Dinner Buffet at Oscar’s
Thursday Nov. 24, 6-10pm
$34 for adults and $18 for children, excluding tax and gratuity.

Your feast will include hand-carved roasted organic turkey, Virginia baked ham, stuffing and other traditional fare. Delight in specialty items including peel and eat shrimp, carved prime rib, Waldorf salad and the chef’s choice of homemade desserts. Please call the Concierge Desk at 407-597-5409 as reservations are recommended. Don’t miss our review of Oscar’s here!

Activities at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

“Harvest Classic” Golf
Thanksgiving morning, Thursday Nov. 24 9:00 a.m. shotgun start
Waldorf Astoria Golf Club
$95 per person ($50 for 9 holes) includes complimentary rental clubs
Children 15 and under $25.

Play a round of golf before your dinner! This Waldorf Astoria Orlando tradition is in its second year! For reservations, call

Waldorf Astoria Golf Course

Gobble Golf – a Turkey of a Challenge
Nov. 25 10a-3p
This family event is on the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club putting green – stop by at your leisure! Everyone who completes the free challenge wins a prize. Enter to win a grand prize.

Live Entertainment
6:30 – 10:30pm Nightly
Enjoy live entertainment in Peacock Alley or Sir Harry’s. On Thanksgiving evening, sip a special after-dinner drink.

Fun for Families
Families can participate all weekend in the Waldorf Astoria Turkey Hunt. This holiday scavenger hunt will bring your family throughout public areas of the hotel to find cleverly hidden stuffed turkeys. Use the clues to search at your own pace, and when you find them all, claim your family’s special prize at the front desk. In addition, children can participate all weekend in special holiday craft sessions, part of the WA Kids Club.

Football Fun
Enjoy the weekend’s NFL and college football action at The Clubhouse Grille, at the adjacent Waldorf Astoria Golf Club.

Winter Package

Best of Waldorf Astoria Winter Package
Book this package for your holiday stay and receive breakfast for two and a $50 resort credit! To book the package, visit or call 888-353-2009.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Peacock Alley
Cost: Per Piece
It’s a chocolate-covered holiday season at Waldorf Astoria Orlando featuring Bar du Chocolat, an exotic display of chocolate treats from around the world, every Friday and Saturday Evening, November 25 through December 31. Highlights include handmade chocolate truffles, exotic chocolate cakes, rich Hanukkah gelt, gourmet cocoa, pillows of chocolate mousse and bowls of beautiful bon-bons.

Holiday Tree at Peacock Alley

Bull & Bear Steakhouse Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner
On Christmas Eve, Bull & Bear Steakhouse opens at 5pm) featuring an a la carte menu. Reservations recommended via 407-597-5500.

Enjoy a four-course meal served on Christmas Day from 6-10pm. Includes a choice of entrees, including a holiday goose carved tableside, along with special selections created by Chef David Sears. The standard Bull & Bear ala carte menu will be available. Prices: $95 per person (and $50 for children under 12), or $125 with wine pairings. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended: 407-597-5500.

Oscar’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Meals
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Oscar’s will feature a holiday dinner buffet from 6-10pm. This feast will include classic holiday fare, new Waldorf Astoria traditions, and a special dessert finale. Holiday dinner buffet is $42 person, excluding tax and gratuity. Children under 12 are $22 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations: 407-597-5500.

Classic Waldorf Lobby Clock Ornament at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Bull & Bear Steakhouse New Year’s Eve Event
6:00 pm to Close

Guests will take a culinary journey down memory lane. It’s a journey that unfolds throughout five courses prepared by Chef David Sears.
“A Trip to the Past, Present, and Future”

  • $149 per person, 5-course prix-fixe menu; $59 for children under 12 years of age
  • Wine pairing available, but not included in the prix-fixe price
  • Children are encouraged to attend the on-site WA Kids ‘Rock in the New Year’ Party, available through WA Kids Club.
  • Dress: Jacket and tie required; black-tie preferred

Reservations: Please call 407-597-5409.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Harvest Bistro Christmas Meals
On Christmas Day, enjoy a Dinner Buffet from 5pm – 10pm. This feast includes traditional entrees served up by our talented chefs. A dessert buffet will be your happy ending! Prices $29 for adults. Children under 12 eat free (up to two complimentary child meals per full-price adult meal).

Enjoy Dinner with Santa, Dec. 22, 23 and 24. Santa will make appearances from 6-9pm, in front of the restaurant. Bring your camera and Christmas list!

Enjoy the Christmas Eve Holiday Buffet from 6-10pm on Dec. 24. Prices $24.99 for adults. Children under 12 eat free (up to two complimentary child meals per full-price adult meal).

La Luce by Donna Scala Christmas Meals
Enjoy family recipes handed down for generations and special ala carte holiday features from Donna Scala.

Zeta Bar New Year’s Eve Event
For New Year’s Eve, Zeta Bar will be transformed into the “Bubble Lounge,” featuring live entertainment from 8pm until midnight, and champagnes by the glass and bottle. See the ball drop from the 10 large-screen televisions. Info: 407-597-3600.

Elegant Holidays

La Luce New Year’s Eve Event
On New Year’s Eve, guests can dine on a holiday menu with features prepared by Donna Scala. Reservations suggested: 407-597-3600.

Harvest Bistro New Year’s Eve Meal
New Year’s Eve Holiday Buffet from 5-10pm, where kids dine for free! Adults will receive one complimentary glass of champagne. Prices $39 for adults. Children under 12 dine free (up to two complimentary child meals per full-price adult meal). Info: 407-597-3600.

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