Hilton Anaheim Rings in the Holiday Season
This holiday season, guests visiting Hilton Anaheim, Orange County’s largest hotel property can look forward to festive décor, special entertainment, thematic treats, and a special fall and winter menu. The 1,572 room is glistening with colorful lights, Christmas trees, and festive decorations galore while paying homage to the property’s locale.
On display in the Grand Lobby is Christmas Tree Lane– trees donated and decorated by local Anaheim community partners that are auctioned off in early December. Proceeds from the decorated trees are donated to the local Orange County nonprofit, Eli Home to help break the cycle of women and child abuse.
The annual tradition was inspired by General Manager Shaun Robinson’s many years working at The Beverly Hilton, which launched Christmas Tree Lane at the iconic Beverly Hills property during the 1990s. The Beverly Hilton partnered with Hollywood celebrities and retail organizations alike, who would donate custom-designed trees and gifts, that were later auctioned to benefit local charitable causes.
In addition to the classic holiday decor, guests can awe over Hilton Anaheim Pastry Department’s three themed gingerbread houses, located within the hotel lobby, created by Pastry Chef Raymund Esguerra and the Hilton Anaheim Pastry Team. As one of the few remaining hotels to create custom cakes and pastries, the three Holiday-themed gingerbread houses showcase the team’s passion, humor, and creativity for design.
Guests of the hotel and the public are encouraged to join in on a lineup of exciting holiday activities; December 8, 9, 22, and 23 live music from a lineup of local musicians will be offered in the lobby from 4 pm to 7 pm. Additionally, the lobby will feature Christmas carolers ringing in the holidays on December 22 and 23. Holiday activities will also include craft making, face painting, a backdrop for "postcard" photos, and special character appearances on December 8, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 25 through December 31 from 4 pm - 7 pm. Holiday movies will also be played throughout the hotel lobby through Christmas Day.SEASONAL FOOD & BEVERAGE OFFERINGS AT HILTON ANAHEIM
Executive Chef Juan Lopez has also created a new fall/winter menu that will be offered at the property’s fine dining establishment, MIX Restaurant, and offers guests a variety of imaginative dishes created from some of the finest organic and natural ingredients available in the region. The new menu features dishes such as Chilean Sea Bass and Vegan Bucatini Pasta. Guests can also gather in the Grand Lobby to enjoy signature cocktails, a robust beer and wine list, and a delectable menu of appetizers and plates at MIX Lounge like the Artisan Cheese Board and Breaded Calamari.