Come celebrate the holidays in La Quinta! Check the following list of fun events for the entire family!

“It’s a Wonderful Life” at La Quinta Resort & Club During the Holidays

Salute to Frank Capra with Frank Capra III and Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu Bailey);  
Santa Lights the Tree and More Festivities Now Through December

LA QUINTA, Calif. – November 3, 2010 – At La Quinta Resort & Club, there are always
colorful, entertaining and delicious holiday activities to be enjoyed by members, visitors and
locals – all set in the alluring desert landscape with the Santa Rosa Mountains as its celebratory
background. This year, the resort has also created guest and community-oriented events
centered on the characters, happenings and setting of Frank Capra’s iconic holiday movie and
American Film Institute classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” – which he wrote while staying at his
favorite La Quinta casita!

Fa la la La Quinta “It’s a Wonderful Life” Film Tribute
November 27 through December 25
• The resort’s Main Plaza will be reminiscent of “Bedford Falls” on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of each week, with carolers, entertainment and live mannequins in the shop
• Bell Ringing every day in the Plaza – based on “Every time a bell rings an angel gets
their wings.” When selected lucky guests will receive special resort-related gifts.  
• “It’s A Wonderful Wish” resort-themed raffle prize wreaths will be displayed in the lobby
with proceeds from raffle tickets going to local charities.
• “Potter’s” cigars can be rolled onsite near Adobe Grill.
• Hundreds of luminarias decorated by local school children will be on display.
• Each Saturday evening will feature a mini tree lighting ceremony.
• Complimentary showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 8:00PM Saturday evening at the resort’s theater.

“Wonder in Light” Tree Lighting Celebration, La Quinta Main Entry
Saturday, November 27, 3:00 to 5:00 pm  
Frank Capra’s grandson, Frank Capra III, and Karolyn Grimes who played Zuzu Bailey in “It’s a
Wonderful Life” will attend the tree lighting ceremony – officially launching the resort’s winter
holiday season – guests, members and the local community are all invited to enjoy
complimentary entertainment.
5:00 – 5:15 pm  Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Choir to perform
5:15 – 5:25 pm  Introduction and Welcome from Mayor Rupp
5:25 – 5:35 pm Santa Arrives and Lights the Towering 45-foot White Fir Tree
6:00 – 10:30pm Holiday Musical Entertainment on the Plaza

It’s Always a Wonderful Life at La Quinta Package
Available December 1, 2010 through March 1, 2010
La Quinta Resort’s special holiday gift to travelers who stay two nights is a complimentary third
night. Rates starting at $109. Call toll-free, 1-800-598-3828 for reservations and more

Toys for Tots Giving Feels Wonderful
All who attend the resort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 27 are encouraged to bring toy
donations. La Quinta Resort is offering a complimentary appetizer at TWENTY6, Adobe Grill
and Ernie’s Bar & Grill at PGA WEST for every toy donated by the general public between Nov.
27 and Dec. 17. For every toy valued at $25 or more donated by hotel guests through Dec. 15,
one category room upgrades will be offered, based on availability. La Quinta Resort & Club and
PGA WEST will match the dollar value of all toys donated. And then there are all the smiling
children in the community who will receive toys from Santa and secret Toys for Tots angels.

Holiday Interactive Cooking Demonstrations, Rear Area of Main Kitchen
Sat., Dec.4, 3:00 to 4:00 pm: How to Select, Prep & Cook a Roast
Sat, Dec.11, 3:00 to 4:00 pm: Preparing Winter Salad & Root Vegetables
Sat., Dec. 18, 3:00 to 4:00 pm: Delicious Holiday Soup & Homemade Hot Chocolate
The culinary team will demo the preparation of holiday favorites. Participants will sip La Quinta
Nectar and be given tastes and recipes to take home. $12 for the public; $5 for La Quinta
members and complimentary for resort guests: Limited to 25 participants. To make reservations,
please call the Concierge at (760) 564-4111, extension 7259.

Breakfast with Santa, Capra Ballroom
Sunday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 12, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Ho-Ho-Ho time for locals and guests to enjoy family breakfast and visit with “The Man” himself.
Photo ops with Santa to be enjoyed for years to come. The breakfast includes a festive buffet
including everyone’s morning food favorites and made-to-order omelettes as well as holiday
non-alcoholic beverages. Adults, $16 per person; children 6 to 12, $10, exclusive of tax and
gratuity. For reservations, please call (760) 777-4900 or the Concierge at (760) 564-4111,
extension 7259.

Sing-Along with Santa at Morgan’s in the desert
Friday, December 24, 8:00 to 10:00 pm
Jolly Old St. Nicholas will be taking a break from delivering gifts to sing holiday favorites with
guests around the firepit at Morgan’s. The regular menu will be available. For reservations,
please call (760) 564-7600.

Morgan’s in the desert Four-Course Christmas Dinner
Saturday, December 25, 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Dine with family and friends at La Quinta Resort’s signature restaurant, relishing the culinary
team’s preparation of holiday fare – contemporary American created with the abundance of
seasonal local ingredients. Start with an amusement of Jumbo Lump Crab with Local Mango;
enjoy a starter of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup or Roasted Baby Beet Salad; then savor your
choice of Roasted Santa Barbara Spiny Lobster or Porcini-Crusted Angus Filet. The sweet
course: Pumpkin Bread Pudding with sea-salted caramel ice cream or Warm Chocolate Tart
with too much vanilla ice cream & pomegranate essence. $70 per person for Four-Course
Dinner, $100 with wine flights; exclusive of tax and gratuity. The regular a la carte menu will also
be available. For reservations, please call (760) 564-7600.

Three-Course Prix-Fixe Christmas Dinner and Glass of Wine at Twenty6
Saturday, December 25, 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Chef Michael Vaughn will offer a special three-course dinner as well as his regular menu on
Christmas Day. Start with Cream of Potato & Leek Soup or Grilled Hearts of Romaine Salad;
then select Sea Salt-crusted Prime Rib, Christmas Peking Duck or Crispy Skin Walleye Pike;
end with Warm Dutch Apple Streudel or Christmas “Milk & Cookies” and Fruit Cake. Adults,
$49; Children 10 to 18, $19; children 9 and under, free from Kid’s Menu; “Play It Your Way”
Guests, $20 supplement to guest package – all exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations
available starting on Nov. 25, 2010, by calling (760) 777-4900 or the Concierge at (760) 564-
4111, extension 7259.

Celebrate Christmas Dinner at Adobe Grill
Saturday, December 25, 5:00 to 8:30 pm
For a Mexican flair to your festive dinner, savor Adobe Grill’s Three-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner,
served with a Margarita, or order from the regular menu. Music provided by a Mariachi Trio, Ole!
Three-Course Dinner includes: Appetizer of Pumpkin Soup, Chorizo & Queso Fresco; Entrée of
Slow-roasted Turkey with Mole Sauce & Green Corn Tamale or Traditional “Chiles en Nogada”
– Braised Beef, Poblano Chile, Walnuts & Pomegranate Seeds; Dessert is Mexican Coffee Flan
& Mini Churro with Cajeta. $49 for adults; $19 for children 10 to 18; children 9 and under dine
free from Kid’s Menu; “Play It Your Way Guests pay a $20 supplement to package. Starting on
Nov. 25, please make reservations at (760) 777-4900 or by calling the Concierge at (760) 564-
4111, extension 7259.

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