Kempinski Blog Article
No matter where you are in the world, Christmas will always be magical when you spend it with Kempinski. We deck the halls and host a whole range of spectacular events throughout December, to ensure your time with us in is truly unforgettable.
A White Christmas in Austria
Snow is guaranteed when you celebrate the holidays in Austria, especially if you choose to stay at Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol, Jochberg. Spend a white Christmas out on the slopes, then warm up in pure luxury while you look out towards the magnificent Kitzbühel Alps.
Over the festive period, there will be plenty of Christmas-themed events taking place. One of the largest happens on Christmas Eve - our Christmas Gala Dinner. Leave the cooking to our world-class chefs, and sit back and relax while a delicious five-course meal is served. Infused with seasonal flavours, you can expect to dine on cream of lobster soup, tender duck leg with red cabbage, chestnut cream and juniper sauce, and much more - all delivered by our wonderful Kempinski staff with plenty of refreshments.
If you would prefer to stay in Austria's capital city however, choose Palais Hansen Kempinski. All around Vienna you will find sparkling lights, glittering Christmas trees and Christmas markets which look beautiful on an evening - Kempinski staff will be delighted to point out the city's top tourist spots so you don't miss a thing! Every morning, guests can look forward to a delicious Christmas breakfast too.
As for Christmas day, a five-course lunch can be enjoyed until 2:30pm at Edvard, while those who would prefer to indulge later on can enjoy at six-course meal from 6pm at Edvard, or a lighter three-course meal at Die Küche.
Visit the Christmas Markets of Germany
Famous for its incredible markets, Germany is enchanting at Christmas - no matter where you go. The capital, Berlin, is full of festive cheer throughout December – you will find plenty of mulled wine, twinkling trees and carol singing all around the city. Everyone should take time to visit the old town of Spandau and head to Potsdamer Platz which transforms into a winter wonderland at the end of the year!
If you would love to celebrate Christmas day in Berlin, stay with us at Hotel Adlon Kempinski. You will be in the heart of the capital, within easy reach of the best attractions. Every Sunday before Christmas we will be hosting our Advent Brunch, while on Christmas Eve guests of the hotel can enjoy a traditional goose buffet.
On Christmas Day, get together with friends and family and let Kempinski do the cooking for you. Settle down to a traditional four-course meal at the ambient Restaurant Quarré, with magnificent views of the Brandenburg Gate. Alternatively, choose the intimate Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer where you will find crackling log fires, cosy surroundings and a six-course feast, carefully created by resident Michelin-starred chef Hendrik Otto.
If you are keen to visit Germany this Christmas, don't forget about our many five-star hotels in the country, including Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg offering a 5-course Christmas Eve menu, Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt featuring traditional Christmas stalls, and Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski with an ice rink in the hotel’s inner courtyard.
Head to Dubai for the Holidays
Swap the snow for sunshine and blue seas this Christmas, and discover Dubai. The city has everything you could ever wish for, from luxurious shopping malls and world-famous restaurants to indoor ski slopes and its very own Christmas markets.
Here you will find huge Christmas trees and thousands of lights spread across the city. When you stay with Kempinski, either at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeriah or Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, our dedicated staff will be on hand to make your Christmas as fantastic as possible - whether you are looking for somewhere to take your kids on Christmas Eve, or simply wish to relax and get cosy in the hotel before Santa arrives!
Christmas dinner shouldn't be missed at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah. Our traditional buffet-style meal is bursting with flavour, and thanks to the glorious weather you can choose to dine indoors or out. Children should look out for Father Christmas, who will be handing out goodie bags during the meal.
If you are looking for an extra special treat, book a family feast in one of our Aspen Chalets at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. They completely transform during the festive period. The lodge-style suites are dressed for the season, with crackling fires, warm hot chocolates waiting for you to return, and snow sitting right outside your window.
Celebrate in Hungary
Spend some time in Budapest this festive season, and explore the beautiful European city during the most wonderful time of the year. While temperatures certainly drop around December, Budapest still brims with Christmas spirit. The Szechenyi Baths are particularly incredible in winter, and the Christmas market at Vörösmarty Square is wonderful.
When you are not exploring the many markets, bars and sights, spend some downtime and unwind at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus. We will be delighted to have you join us for Christmas, and our luxurious spa is open as usual too, so you can really pamper yourself before the holiday celebrations begin.
Over the festive season, there are many events taking place at the hotel. ÉS Bisztró is the restaurant to visit for a mouth-watering three-course meal on Christmas Eve, upgradable to five courses if you are feeling particularly hungry. Your evening doesn't have to end after the meal either - dance late into the evening and enjoy a glass of mulled wine on ÉS Bisztró's heated terrace, or head inside to elegant Nobu.
A Grand Christmas in St. Petersburg
Spend the 25th December in St. Petersburg, and witness the magic of this city first-hand. Full of beauty and culture, this city by the sea is transformed over winter. Frozen lakes, horse-drawn carriages, grand boulevards, iconic buildings and snowy days all await, and there is nowhere better to stay than Kempinski Hotel Moika 22. Based in a breath-taking mansion from the 1800s, you will spend your holidays feeling like royalty here.
We decorate from top to bottom, bringing festive cheer to all of our guests. On Christmas Eve, you can enjoy a dinner prepared by our French executive chef Christophe Laplaza at Bellevue Brasserie. You will have a choice of amuse bouche gratin or festive goose - just make sure you leave some space for all the trimmings!
If you would like to know more spending Christmas with Kempinski and all the amazing events happening across our hotels, visit our festive celebrations page.