Each year, my children anxiously await partaking in fun Christmas activities: decorating the Christmas tree, baking cookies, coming home to hot cocoa on a cold day and attending Christmas at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas!


The last few years, we have kicked off the Christmas season with a staycation at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas — making memories, celebrating the reason for the season and having lots of fun while doing so.

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Even though 2020 was filled with Covid restrictions, there is still fun to be had at the Hilton Anatole, even during a pandemic! Christmas at the Anatole might look a little different, but it’s still a great holiday experience in the DFW area.

Christmas At The Anatole Activities

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Your children can write a letter to Santa and mail the directly to the North Pole in the mailbox at the Elf’s desk!  If you have your letter in the box by 8pm, Santa just might read the letter during breakfast the next morning!   (That’s one way to make sure your letter was received!)

After you write your letter, make sure you head downstairs for bingo, arts and crafts and a fun scavenger hunt through the resort.

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The North Pole Cafe’ sells cute s’mores kits for use around one of the fire pits in the garden outside.  This was great for my teens and little guys!

Once you’ve had your fun and are ready for bed, take your pajamas and a blanket downstairs to the ballroom for holiday movie night!  (Pillows and blankets are available in the ballroom, if you forget yours!) Snacks, drinks and glow toys are available for purchase at the cafe’, and popcorn is complimentary!

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There’s nothing better than breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!  A delicious spread of eggs, bacon, pancakes and fruit are brought to your table (served family style) and an omlet bar is nearby. We loved listening to Santa read a story (and our letters!) while we ate, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed!  It’s perfect for young children, with bubbles, coloring sheets and balloons around the room.

Make sure you book your reservation Breakfast with Santa on the day of your  hotel departure.  Breakfast events will be from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on:

Saturday, December 5
Sunday, December 6
Saturday, December 12
Sunday, December 13
Saturday, December 19
Sunday, December 20
Monday, December 21
Tuesday, December 22
Wednesday, December 23

Breakfast with Santa Only: Individual event reservations will be available on a limited basis starting at $45 per adult and $20 per child (under 10 years) and can be booked by calling 214-761-7536 or by emailing Jeffrey.Mikus@Hilton.com.

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Was it safe and socially distanced?

As for this and any event you choose attend, attendance, social distancing and mask wearing is the responsibility of the customer. I’d hate to say “everyone wore a mask” because that might not be true when you walk through the door. I can say masks are required in the hotel for anyone over the age of 2, unless you are eating or drinking. I did love to see that our room was sealed with a sticker, notifying us that it was sanitized and ready for our stay.  I also loved the abundance of hand sanitizer stations.

Hilton has implemented a CleanStay program that was a great response to COVID-19. This innovative program builds upon the hotel’s already rigorous cleaning standards by providing enhanced training for Team Members, increased cleaning of public areas and adjusted food & beverage service.

Breakfast with Santa Package
Guests who book the Breakfast with Santa package will receive:

One standard guest room with 1 p.m. late check-out
Breakfast for two adults and two children with Santa on day of departure from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (additional guest $17.99 Child and 39.99 Adult)
Plus holiday activities throughout the hotel the evening of check-in


The Santa Suite Package includes:

One Santa-themed suite guest room including holiday décor and amenities with 1 p.m. late check-out
Private meet-n-greet event with Santa and one of his live reindeer from 6-7 pm day of arrival including a family portrait
Preferred VIP table at breakfast for two adults and two children from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (additional guest $17.99 Child and 39.99 Adult)
Holiday activities throughout the hotel on the evening of arrival.

For more information on Christmas at the Anatole or Breakfast With Santa, visit Hilton Anatole’s Christmas Experience or call: 1 214 748 1200


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