JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort Is a Winter Wonderland

The resort will debut the Arctic Pass ice-skating rink

Christmas tree // (c) JW Marriott 2009

The 30-foot Christmas tree at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort // (c) 2009 JW Marriott

On Dec. 18, the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa will kick off its Winter Wonderland extravaganza during which Santa Claus and his elves will arrive by helicopter at 8:30 p.m. Visitors can take photos with Santa and sip hot cocoa or the resort's coffee "gone loco," as well as enjoy two choral performances.

The resort will also debut Arctic Pass, a 1,500-square-foot ice-skating rink on the property. The rink will be open through Valentine's Day and will offer skate rentals and concessions. In December, the rink is open to guests who book the Skate & Dine package, which includes lunch or dinner and skating. In January, the rink will be open to the public.

Starr Pass is also offering the Winter Wonderland Weekend Package on Friday, December 18; Saturday, December 19 and Sunday December 20.

The Winter Wonderland package includes all the fantastic Winter Wonderland weekend activities for $179 per night. Some activities such as Santa ‘s workshop, family portraits and character breakfasts feature a nominal fee.