Christmas at The Grand Hotel – then and now

December 22, 2014


teen boysEvery year, we love to go to The Marriott Grand Hotel in Point Clear for Christmas brunch. This past weekend, we took the boys and tried to get a few photos for the Christmas card, which at this point, with three days to go until Christmas, doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. There have been a few years I’ve sent a New Year’s card, so that’s always an option. Trying to get these two to stop playing around and be serious has always been a problem.


And I mean always . . .

Little boy collageHere they are at The Grand Hotel only a few short years ago. As you can see, nothing has really changed.


Grand hotel 2001-1We had to chase the little one down to get him in front of the tree that year. There’s always a group of people waiting to have their photos taken in this spot, with the giant live tree next to the beautiful crackling fire. Even if it’s 70° on the Gulf Coast, the staff at the hotel always builds a fire for the cozy ambiance we all love.


Image-1-6A few years later, they were back in the same tree. The grounds of the hotel are beautifully maintained, and many special events are held beneath the old oak trees or overlooking Mobile Bay.


XmasBrunchAtGrand-17And here we are this year. Merry Christmas, 2014 from my family to yours.

Click HERE and HERE  to see previous stories about Christmas at The Grand Hotel. One story even includes their famous bread pudding recipe, which is my favorite part of their menu!



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