TEMECULA, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2021) – From freshly baked pies and a giant gingerbread village, to festive trees and even visits with the big man himself, Pechanga Resort Casino has all the picture perfect things to make this holiday season memorable. This year, Pechanga has teamed up with some of the best holiday decorators in the business to turn Pechanga Resort Casino into a holiday wonderland for its guests.
A first of its kind at Pechanga Resort Casino, guests can now see the grand confectionary creations of Executive Pastry Chef, Deden Putra, and his team of expert bakers on display in the Pechanga lobby. A village complete with 11 gingerbread houses of varying styles, 30 trees (one of them five feet tall) made of solid dark and white chocolate, sugar creations and more, the completely edible, holiday town encircles the resort’s waterfall chandelier and provides an aromatic and festive backdrop for photos.
By the numbers: The gingerbread village consists of 72 pounds of butter; 250 pounds of granulated sugar; 725 pounds of powdered sugar; 175 pounds of flour; 370 pounds of white and dark chocolate; 27 gallons of egg whites; 2 gallons of peppermint flavoring
For more dazzling décor displays perfect for the camera, guests can take a stroll around the entire Pechanga Resort Casino to take in the more than 48 lit trees, including the 30-foot one at the resort’s North Entrance.
An array of holiday decorations adorn the inside and exterior including life-size glimmering deer, giant wrapped gifts, snowflakes, as well as thousands of red poinsettias brightening every walkway and entrance.
By the numbers: Pechanga holiday décor takes four nights/five days to complete with approximately 24 staff members; over 100,000 lights; 48-holiday trees; one 30-foot tree.
If a Santa visit may be in the cards for you or for the kids, mark the calendar because Saint Nick stops by Pechanga on December 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and December 13 and 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. He’ll be hanging out with a few elves on the Resort Tower 2nd floor foyer and offering various size photos for $20 to take home right after the picture sitting.
Following your Santa or selfie photo sessions, be sure to head to Blends Coffee & Wine Bar for some take-home holiday treats. Whether it is a gift or something to enjoy with family, grab a whole holiday pie for $28, baked freshly by our pastry chefs. Sugar-free pies are available with 24-hour notice.