Holidays in the Hills...The Best of the East Bay

Holidays in the Hills...The Best of the East Bay

Claremont Club & Spa is thrilled to announce Holidays in the Hills activities, found only on the East Side of the Bay, throughout December. Enjoy live music, DIY gingerbread house decorating classes, cocktail tasting events, and our very own version of Candyland. Reservations required. 

Please note the resort adheres to all social distancing protocols and mandates.

 



Claremont Candyland - Looking for the perfect holiday card backdrop or an enviable IG post?   A visit to the holiday-inspired Claremont Candyland should be top of your list. Stroll  along the Candyland trail to Lollipop Woods and take photos at Cupcakes Commons.  Along the way  pose for photos at the gingerbread cutout and replica of the famous Claremont Tower. Be sure not to miss Sweet Adventures where you can wrap your hands around a cup of homemade hot chocolate or apple cider and enjoy holiday confections.  Claremont's Front Lawn - bring your holiday spirit to life.

Available weekends from December 4, 2020 through January 3, 2021  

 

Outdoor Games - Join the fun in our Front Yard! Learn to play a new game or revisit an old favorite.  Try your hand at Cornhole, Ladder Golf or large format Connect 4, just to name a few.  

Available weekends from December 4, 2020 through January 3, 2021  

 

Weekend Rise & Shine!    

•     Saturday Morning Hike at 9:00am – Meet at the front doors and join a local guide for a hike through Claremont Canyon Conservancy or beautiful Garber Park. Every Saturday.

Space is limited to 12 participants – first-come, first-serve basis. Please wear footwear and bring a jacket or sweater. A complimentary bottle of water will be provided for your hike – subject to weather conditions.  Please sign up with the concierge by clicking/tapping HERE

•     Easy like Sunday Morning Yoga at 9:00am – Explore a family-friendly outdoor yoga class designed to explore wellbeing through physical movement. Meet on the resort front lawn. Every Sunday.

Yoga class is free of charge, yoga mats provided. Space is limited to 12 participants, limited to those 16 years of age and older; please sign up with the concierge by clicking/tapping HERE  

 

DIY Gingerbread House Decorating - Saturdays throughout December (excluding the 26th) from 11:00am - 1:00pm on our Front Lawn 

Family fun for all ages! Let your imagination run wild, decorate your very own Gingerbread house.  Gingerbread house “construction materials” along with candy “décor” included. Space is limited – each ticket provides one gingerbread house kit.

$120 per family, icing, sprinkles and all the tools you need to create your masterpiece are provided. Information and reservations, please click/tap HERE

Available Dates: December 5th, 12th, and 19th 

 

Holiday Crafting - Saturdays throughout December (excluding the 26th) from 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

Make your own gift basket or holiday wreath.  Each Saturday, we will feature a unique hand-craft project for you to create and take home to enjoy for years. 

•     Saturday, December 5thHomemade Christmas Cards just in time to send to those special people in your life

•     Saturday, December 12th - Impress your friends and learn the techniques required to make a Beautiful Hostess Gift Basket 

•     Saturday, December 19th Learn how to make a Winter Wonderland Pom-Pom Wreath

Space is limited to 12 and requires a minimum of 8 participants, please click/tap HERE for pricing and to register.   

 

Bespoke Spirit Tasting - Fridays at 4:00pm, Claremont Front Yard 

Get ready for the holiday season by sampling unique holiday cheer from a sparkling wine to warming cognac. A selection of canapés to be served. 

•     Friday, December 4th – Taste the wines of La Crema Winery, producing noteworthy wines for over 40 years. Get an exclusive tasting of La Crema sparkling rose available only at the winery. Also available to purchase for your holiday cheers!

•     Friday, December 11th – Sagamore Spirits, known for their Maryland style rye whiskies. This session will include a tasting of their whiskeys and a special hand crafted cocktail. 

•     Friday, December 18th –  Hennessy Cognac, with over 250 years of distilling experience Hennessy might know a thing or two about making exceptional Cognac. Stay warm during the holidays with a tasting flight and learn about the history of Hennessy Cognacs.

$25 per person, limited to those 21 years of age and older. Space is limited to 12 participants; please sign up HERE

 

Live Music in the Sunset Lounge - Saturday, December 19th, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy spectacular sunsets  from the Sunset Lounge while enjoying live music performed by Sean Carscadden, a two time winner of the North Bay Bohemian Norbay award for best Americana artist! Playing a mix of Blues, New Orleans Funk, Folk and old time songs with a contemporary touch, is energetic and known to get some folks dancing! 

Space is limited, event venue is located outside, please dress accordingly. 

 

Holiday Cooking with Chef Arwi - Sundays throughout December (excluding the 27th) from 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Learn from the best! Claremont’s very own Executive Chef Arwi Odense shares insider secrets and tips to preparing holiday favorites.  Samples provided. 

•     Sunday, December 6th – “To Brine or not to Brine” Chef Arwi shares his favorite techniques to preparing and carving the perfect roast turkey.

•     Sunday, December 13th – “Jazz Up your Sprouts” Chef Arwi demonstrates his two favorite ways to prepare Brussel Sprouts; roasted with caramelized shallots & bacon or steamed with brown butter, foraged mushrooms & pomegranate seeds.  Chef will also share his family’s traditional stuffing with apricots, squash and pine nuts. 

•     Sunday, December 20th – “Time to Brunch” Chef Arwi will share the secrets of creating East Bay Provisions Quiche, including crust techniques and learning how to make the perfect egg custard.

Space is limited to 12 participants; please sign up with the concierge by clicking/tapping HERE

 

To offer an enhanced experience, our most popular offerings are bundled together under one Resort Experience Fee of $35 per room per day. The daily fee is subject to applicable taxes, will be automatically added to your guestroom folio.  Please click HERE to see what we provide our guests during their stay.

Fairmont Gift Cards

Fairmont Gift Cards offer access to more than 70 properties in over 20 countries. A Fairmont gift card is the perfect way to create inspired memories. Gift cards may be purchased online in any denomination ranging from $50 to $2,000

Purchase a gift card at The Claremont (November 20 – December 31) from the Front Desk, Safety Ambassador Desk or Fairmont Spa and receive special added value (see below).

For the Purchaser: Purchase a gift card of $300 value or more and be entered into a contest to win a fabulous gift basket specially curated by the hotel Food & Beverage and Spa teams. These curated baskets are chock-full of delights, including chocolates, spices, and other special culinary treats along with relaxing, rejuvenating, and aroma enhancing spa products.

For the Recipient: Redeem your gift card for a hotel room, meal at Limewood, or a treatment in the Fairmont Spa in January 2021, and receive one of the following:

•     Redeem your certificate for a Spa treatment and receive 20% off any retail purchases made on the same day as your treatment

•     Redeem your certificate for an overnight stay at the Claremont Club & Spa and receive a complimentary upgrade to the next room category. Room can be booked directly with the hotel or on-line at www.Fairmont.com, but to claim your upgrade, please reach out to our Claremont Guest Experience Team at claremontguestexperience@fairmont.com

•     Redeem your certificate of $100 or more for a meal at Limewood and receive a complimentary appetizer

 

For additional information and reservations, please click/tap HERE  

 

The health and safety of our guests, club members and employees is our absolute priority.  We have introduced intensified hygiene and prevention measures to ensure your safety. The ALLSAFE label verified by Clifton represents our new elevated cleanliness protocols and standards and provides assurance that these standards have been met in the resort. Social distancing protocols and all city/county mandates are carefully followed.