You Can Now Experience The Magic Of Hallmark’s ‘Christmas Camp’ Movie—in Real Life
Posted October 14, 2019 11:14 a.m. EDT
Updated September 16, 2020 12:00 p.m. EDT
Have you ever watched a Hallmark Christmas movie and wished you could experience that world for yourself? Well, the wonder and magic don’t exist solely on-screen — at least not anymore. This December, you’ll be able to enjoy everything you love about Hallmark Christmas movies IRL.
Karen Schaler, the author of the “Christmas Camp” book and the screenwriter for the hit movie of the same name, partnered with The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, to give fans a taste of the world she dreamed up in her beloved Christmas tales. The festive camp will give grown-ups the chance to immerse themselves in holiday magic for two cheery weekends in December.
Need a reminder of what the movie was like? Here’s the trailer:
Interested in bringing that Hallmark magic to life? Guests to the real-life Christmas Camp will enjoy seasonally-themed activities throughout a fun-filled weekend.
But the merriment begins with a luxury accommodations package (starting at $259 per night), which includes an overnight for two, complimentary Champagne for two and daily breakfast for two.
On The Itinerary
What else is in store for Christmas campers? The weekend starts with a cocktail reception and a goody bag stuffed with exclusive Christmas Camp T-shirts, a Christmas Camp tote bag and a 2019 Special Edition of “Christmas Camp.” Schaler herself will also be on hand for a book signing and behind-the-scenes stories.
Next up is a jam-packed schedule of holiday activities. There are culinary and baking classes with award-winning chefs to polish up your holiday hosting skills. Guests can enjoy a Christmas cocktail mixology lesson and a wine tasting. You can even hone your decorating and gift wrapping skills by partaking in some arts and crafts activities.
Christmas Camp includes some healthy holiday fun, too. There’s a special yoga class set to Christmas music, plus signature spa treatments and Drybar holiday hairstyling.
“I know when I watch Christmas movies it always looks so magical that I want to go and live that life,” says Schaler, “so now I’ve made that possible for people who watch the movie and read the books. They can now star in their own Hallmark Christmas Camp movie and create their own holiday happily ever after.”
Would going to Christmas Camp make your holiday wishes come true?