2023 Readers Photo Contest Champ: See What They Won!

Jacob SnelgroveOctober 5, 2023
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Meet Princess Noel, Selfie Elfie, Shivers, Peppermint Penguin, Graham and Twinkles at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Meet Princess Noel, Selfie Elfie, Shivers, Peppermint Penguin, Graham and Twinkles at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

PHOENIX Magazine recently hosted its 13th Annual Reader’s Photo Contest. This year’s theme was “Magic Hour” – pictures depicting Arizona’s show-stopping sunrises and astonishing sunsets. From more than 100 submissions, our editors picked a picture they thought truly embodied the theme. Scottsdale ophthalmologist Frank Caserta, M.D., won the grand prize – a two-night stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – for his “Mcdowell Mountain Sunrise” photograph. Caserta captured the image at McDowell Mountain State Park in June. 

This week, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess announced its Christmas at the Princess early bird offer. From September 5 to October 31, guests can get 40 percent off stays, 30 percent off admission to Christmas at the Princess festivities (including rides, ice skating, Christmas lights and photo ops galore), 40 percent off the new Aurora Ice Lounge + Chill Experience, 30 percent off the Ultimate Santa Experience, $50 off fire pits for four and $100 0ff fire pits for eight. 

New this year: Aurora Ice, a one-of-a-kind game and lounge experience where everything is made of real ice! Slip into an extra-warm faux fur parka and venture into an Arctic wonderland. Chilled to a brisk zero degrees and bathed in a soft glow reminiscent of Aurora Borealis. Aurora Ice is the coolest new place to chill out this winter. 

Enjoy a range of “reindeer games” inspired by the playful spirit of woodland caribou, take selfies in front of hand-chiseled ice sculptures and savor warm craft cocktails at the ice bar. 

Taking advantage of the early bird offer allows guests to get the best values of the season and snag their preferred dates. For more information, visit christmasattheprincess.com or scottsdaleprincess.com.