You don’t have to check into the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne to enjoy its week’s worth of holiday festivities:
North Pole Tales: Holiday stories, cookies and hot cocoa; 5-7 p.m. Friday; free.
St. Nick’s Flicks: An al fresco screening of Elf with popcorn and seasonal drinks; 6 p.m. Saturday; free.
Gingerbread Factory: Gingerbread house decorating; 2-5 p.m. Sunday; $25; reservations and adult supervision required; 305-365-4286.
Santa’s Workshop: Children may create holiday gifts, cards, ornaments and more; 5-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; prices vary; call for details.
Deck the Halls … with Scrubs and Manis: Mini manicures and make-your-own scrub ornaments; 5-7 p.m. Wednesday; free but reservations required; 305-365-4197.
Santa Sighting: Photo session and cookies with St. Nick; 5-8 p.m. Dec. 20; free.
A Very Merry Celebration: Christmas caroling and eggnog; 5-7 p.m. Dec. 21; free.
The hotel is at 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne; 305-365-4500.