The festive season is all about bringing people together. Beyond our work, social, and personal commitments, the festivities give us all a reason to just spend quality time with loved ones. Whether it’s to sit down for a meal or have some afternoon tea, the joyous occasion is best celebrated over good food. Now, where better to do this than at a five-star luxury hotel — The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur?

You’re just in luck because they’re putting on a very ritzy Christmas at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur. This year’s festive curations at The Library have been designed by their award-winning Corporate Executive Chef, Chef Wai. It is inspired by his coffee table book collaboration with Michelin-starred Austrian chef Johann Lafer, which showcases the passion for food and life of two celebrated chefs in Malaysia and Germany. This means bringing people together over a good meal — what could be more perfect?

Because we know it can be difficult to coordinate a group of people to come together for a meal, allow us to prep you way ahead of time. Below are several festive curations available in The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur — take your pick.

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Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea

Having a family gathering with young children can prove challenging. That is why including them in some activities will certainly make the family affair even more meaningful and joyful, especially when it’s something as cute as a teddy bear-themed afternoon tea session. It’s been a Ritz-Carlton tradition and is perfect for gatherings with small kids. The session has a whimsical selection of pastries, desserts, and colourful festive eggnog. Kids even get to build their own teddy bear and bring it home afterwards — now how cool is that?

8 December, Saturday at The Private Room from 3pm to 6pm

RM160 per adult and RM115 per child under 12

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Christmas Eve Dinner at The Library

Have a different kind of Christmas Eve dinner, and we mean without turkey. Chef Wai is curating an exquisite three or four-course dinner featuring his festive dishes of sea urchin with cauliflower mousseline, mushroom potage with wild mushrooms and turbot with sea urchin. For desserts, guests will get a decadent serving of mascarpone and chocolate with Kahlua.

24 December, Monday at The Library from 7pm to 11pm

From RM275 per person

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Christmas Afternoon Tea

After celebrating in church or at home during the day, it’s time to wind down towards the evening with a sumptuous afternoon tea session. Feast on elegantly handcrafted Christmas desserts and savouries, from a classic Yule Log cake to a cute gingerbread house and sip on The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur signature tea blend. In the background,  jazzy Christmas tunes will be performed by the resident band — sounds like a perfect afternoon already.

24 to 25 December, Monday to Tuesday at The Lobby Lounge from 3pm to 6pm

RM80 per person

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Christmas Day Bubbly Brunch

It’s never too early to get festive, especially on a joyous occasion such as Christmas! At the Christmas Day Bubbly Brunch, enjoy a resplendent spread of fresh seafood, tapas, pastas, soups, grilled meats, succulent roast turkey carving on the trolley, Christmas desserts, and more. The children won’t be missing out while the adults have some sparkly fun, because Santa Claus will be visiting and providing some fun kids’ activities too.

25 December, Tuesday at The Cobalt Room from 12pm to 3pm

From RM225 per adult and RM115 per child under 12

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.