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La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Rolls Out The Red Carpet This Holiday Season With New "Chestnuts & Capra" Package In December, 201


Fourth Annual "It's a Wonderful Life" Celebration Salutes Frank Capra's Classic Film with Interactive Cooking Demos, Chestnuts Roasting by a Fire, Fudge Tastings and The Big Guy in Red

La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - a quintessential desert gem sporting five iconic golf courses, 41 pools and enough Hollywood nostalgia to make a scriptwriter spin - is proud to launch the hotel's fourth annual Capra-esque celebration during the upcoming holiday season. Included in the festivities is a new "Chestnuts & Capra" package which features guest room accommodations, dinner for two at acclaimed Morgan's in the desert, breakfast for two at TWENTY6 and the ultimate pre-dinner perk - roasted chestnuts and cocktails (including the George Bailey, Mary Bailey and Poinsettia) for two.  Rates for this package start at $345.00/double occupancy, excluding taxes and resort fee ($27), based on availability in December, 2013, and can be booked by visiting www.laquintaresort.com or calling (760) 564-4111.

As the sights, sounds and revelry of the season unfold, guests can enjoy a variety of sensory experiences from interactive cooking and fudge-making demonstrations to chestnuts roasting on an open fire, food and beverage specials and breakfast with the big guy in red (December 14; $18/adults; $12/kids 6-12, excluding tax and gratuity).

Highlights of this year's season include weekly holiday cooking classes ($5 for guests; $8 non-guests) and the resort's tribute to Capra's iconic holiday movie, "It's a Wonderful Life," which Capra wrote while staying in his favorite La Quinta Resort casita.  Every Friday, guests and their furry friends can enjoy a free silent screening at the Fiesta Wall.

This year's holiday offering at La Quinta Resort & Club includes the following. For further details and menu information, please visit http://www.laquintaresort.com/holidays .

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire - Every Friday evening, visit the lobby for fresh roasted chestnuts

"It's a Wonderful Life" - This famed holiday movie was written at La Quinta Resort - and is honored every year. Watch the silent version as it is projected on the Fiesta Wall. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013

Holiday Cooking Class - Located in the Main Kitchen. Learn how to make holiday classic dishes for a holiday gathering 3-4 p.m. $8 for local guests, $5 for PGA WEST members and resort guests, exclusive of tax and gratuity. RSVP: (760) 564-4111 ext. 7258

Fudge Demonstration in Lollipops - Morgan's famous Pastry Chef Patrick demonstrates how to create home-made fudge

Holiday Movie Showing - Enjoy a classic holiday movie in the movie theatre located behind the Main Pool 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire - Every Friday evening, visit the lobby for fresh roasted chestnuts

"It's a Wonderful Life" - This beloved holiday movie was written at La Quinta Resort and is honored by the property every year. Watch the silent version as it is projected on the Fiesta Wall.  8 p.m.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013

Breakfast with Santa - Don't miss the resort's annual breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus 8-11 a.m. $18 for adults, $12 for children ages 6-12, exclusive of tax and gratuity. RSVP: (760) 564-4111 ext. 7258

Holiday Cooking Class - Presented in the Main Kitchen. Learn how to make classic dishes for a holiday gathering 3-4 p.m. $8 for local guests, $5 for PGA WEST members and resort guests, exclusive of tax and gratuity. RSVP: (760) 564-4111 ext. 7258

Fudge Demonstration in Lollipops - Morgan's famous Pastry Chef Patrick demonstrates how to create homemade fudge

Holiday Movie Showing - A classic holiday movie is presented in the movie theatre located behind the Main Pool 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire - Every Friday evening, visit the lobby for fresh roasted chestnuts 

"It's a Wonderful Life" - This beloved holiday movie was written at La Quinta Resort - and is honored by the resort throughout the season. Watch the silent version as it is projected on the Fiesta Wall.  8 p.m.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013

Family Holiday Cooking Class - Gather the family and visit the Main Kitchen to learn how to make holiday favorites 3 -4 p.m. $8 for local guests, $5 for PGA WEST members and resort guests, exclusive of tax and gratuity. RSVP: (760) 564-4111 ext. 7258

Fudge Demonstration in Lollipops - Morgan's famous Pastry Chef Patrick demonstrates how to create homemade fudge

Holiday Movie Showing - A classic holiday movie is presented in the movie theatre located behind the Main Pool 8 p.m.

CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013

Morgan's in the desert's Holiday Dinner - 5:30-10 p.m. RSVP: (760) 564-7600 or book on www. OpenTable.com .

TWENTY6 Holiday Dinner 5 -8:30 p,m. RSVP: (760) 564-5720 or book on www. OpenTable.com .

Adobe Holiday Dinner 5-8;30 p.m. RSVP: (760)564-5725 or book on www. OpenTable.com .

NEW YEAR'S EVE, DECEMBER 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Kid's Kamp - Grown-ups can celebrate New Year's Eve and let the resort entertain the children. The property has planned enough entertainment to keep young guests busy until 2 a.m. RSVP: (760) 564-4111 ext. 7258

Morgan's in the desert's New Year's Eve Dinner 5 p.m. - midnight RSVP: (760) 564-7600

TWENTY6 New Year's Eve Dinner 5 p.m. - midnight RSVP: (760) 564-5720

Adobe New Year's Eve Dinner 5 p.m. - midnight RSVP: (760) 564-5725

All events are subject to change or cancellation.
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