The holidays are a special time for most families and this time of year usually means parties, dinners and gift-giving all around. But the holidays also mean travel, because for many the most cherished family and friends are not that close. At The Daniel we are prepped for a great holiday season for our guests and looking forward to what promises to be one of the busiest holidays in years.
AAA projects that 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, a four percent hike over last year. This represents the biggest year-on-year jump in travel and predicts the most travelers for a holiday period since the travel giant started keeping track of such things, all the way back to 2001.
At The Daniel, we have lined up a number of events for this year-end holiday period, which is defined as Dec. 23 to Jan. 4.
First, we celebrate the holidays with what is always the main center piece of any true holiday event — food.
Coast Bar + Bistro has two great meal options for Christmas.
Christmas Eve dinner will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Christmas day dinner will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 25.
Our kitchen has dreamed up a mouth-watering menu for the holiday dinners.
Start off with mixed greens with goat cheese, cranberries and toasted hazelnuts with a rosemary red wine vinaigrette or French Onion Soup.
Then delve into brown sugar glazed ham with mashed turnips and roasted asparagus with cashew butter or roast beef with roasted red bliss potatoes, green beans and a horseradish cream sauce.
Top it off with your choice of Eggnog Trifle or peppermint Needhams with house-made hot chocolate.
We guaranteed our dinner will put you in the holiday mood and fill the belly! Also, you can’t go wrong with all that delicious food on the holiday menu for just $36 per adult and $18 for children.
Click HERE for all the details on the Christmas dinner.
Reservations are required for both dinners, with seating every 20 minutes. Call 207-373-1824.
But we aren’t done there on the holiday front!
We have lined up some killer entertainment and packaged it into a great New Year’s Eve event, featuring the live jazz music of Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, hors d’oeuvres, a dinner and dessert buffet, a glass of champagne at midnight and a bunch of other games and prizes to celebrate the start of 2015.
Check out the info for New Year’s Eve HERE.
We also have a special New Year’s Eve Package for those that want a room for the night on top of all the great entertainment planned.
In honor of what is expected to be a record-breaking holiday season, The Daniel offers some of the top travel trends for the end of 2014:
- Low gas prices are triggering more travel with the national average price of gasoline at the lowest level in five years and 69 cents lower than last year.
- The rise in the average Americans’ disposable income 3.5 percent over last year’s levels is prompting more travel.
- Low-cost airlines are driving down prices, with the average discounted round-trip airfares across 40 top domestic routes expected to fall seven percent this year, to $186.
- According to TripCase, Hawaii (Kahului, Keohole and Honolulu), Florida (Palm Beach), California (Palm Springs) and New York (JFK International airport) are some of the top destinations this holiday season.
At The Daniel, of course, we are the top destination for our guests, but whether we see you this holiday season or not, we wish you all Happy Holidays!