Celebrate this Season at Mara at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis

Enjoy the holidays at Mara with special menus, Thanksgiving take-away, live music, and a visit from Santa Claus

October 27, 2022,
Minneapolis, USA

This year, celebrate the holidays at the Mediterranean-meets-Minneapolis destination restaurant Mara at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis, helmed by renowned Chef Gavin Kaysen. The season’s offerings include special menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, as well as an option for a Thanksgiving take-away meal to be enjoyed at home. Starting in November, a DJ will add a festive vibe to the Mara Bar and Lounge on Thursdays, and a variety of local musical acts will play in the dining room during brunch on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. All reservations can be made through Tock starting November 1, 2022 at 12:00 noon. Group reservations can be made by calling 612 895 5709.

“My favourite thing about the holidays is also one of my strongest memories of the Mediterranean lifestyle. The joy that comes from family and friends taking the time to gather around the table and catch up is the feeling we hope to emulate through the Mara holiday experiences. ​I cherish the time spent sitting around the table with loved ones, and to be a part of that for our guests is really special,” says Chef Kaysen

In the holiday spirit, the Mara team is coming together to make the season memorable and welcoming for a gathering outside of the home. Collaborating with Chef Kaysen, Executive Chef Martín Morelli and Chef de Cuisine Thony Yang are preparing refined menus paired with desserts from Executive Pastry Chef Eddy Dhenin. Mara Assistant General Manager and Sommelier Paul Hennessy will be pouring curated wine pairings from the extensive wine list. Behind the bar, Beverage Director Adam Witherspoon will be mixing luxurious classic cocktails in abundance. Guests can enjoy a stay at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis with the Celebration Package, which includes daily breakfast for two, chef’s celebration amenity, a bottle of Champagne, and overnight valet parking. Visit the Hotel website for details about all package availability.

Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving at Mara

  • November 24, 2022, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Reservations available now on Tock
  • USD 145 per adult | USD 25 per child ages 12 and younger

Gather around the table for a special three-course family-style menu. Traditional favourites feature a twist such as Turkey Breast with Confit Leg Croquette and Spice Crusted Peterson Ham with Cornbread Stuffing. An array of 14 delectable sweets options will be available at a dessert buffet.

Thanksgiving To-Go

  • To-Go kits available now on Tock
  • Orders must be placed by November 18, 2022
  • Pick up: November 24, 2022 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis front drive
  • 4 person - USD 340 | 6 person - USD 450 | 8 person - USD 560

Can’t make it to Mara? Thanksgiving To-Go Kits are a Four Seasons tradition. Mara’s version is fully prepared and ready to enjoy - no cooking required - and comes with classics such as Oven Roasted Turkey, Sourdough Stuffing and Roasted Yams. End the night on a sweet note with Dutch Apple Pie and Pecan Pie.

Christmas Events

Christmas Market

  • December 3-4, 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ring in the season with a Christmas Market at Four Seasons Minneapolis. This event will feature a variety of hand-selected local vendors selling their wares in the Hotel lobby and next door at Socca Café. Santa will be walking around the market on Sunday, December 4 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm ready to take photos and spread some Christmas cheer. The market is open to the public as well as Hotel guests.

Santa Brunch

  • December 4, 2022, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Reservations available on Tock starting November 1, 2022 at 12:00 noon
  • À la carte pricing

Santa Claus is making a special stop at Mara to say hello during the inaugural Santa Brunch. Kids of all ages are welcomed with festive cookie decorating. The Mara brunch menu is available.

Christmas Eve

  • December 24, 2022, 5:00-9:30 pm
  • Reservations available on Tock starting November 1, 2022 at 12:00 noon
  • À la carte pricing

Christmas Eve is made memorable by Mediterranean inspired Christmas specials including a Za’atar Crusted Prime Rib, in addition to items from the Mara dinner menu.

Christmas Day

  • December 25, 2022, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Reservations available on Tock starting November 1, 2022 at 12:00 noon
  • USD 165 per person | USD 25 per child ages 12 and younger

Enjoy an elevated Christmas Day experience at Mara with a prix-fixe menu featuring classic dishes infused with Mediterranean flavours. Options include a Cauliflower Panna Cotta with White Sturgeon Caviar or Sunchoke Soup with Black Truffles, and a Za’atar Crusted Prime Rib or Bacon-wrapped Monkfish with Celeriac Velouté. End the festivities with an array of hand-crafted desserts.

New Year’s Events

New Year's Eve

  • December 31, 2022, 5:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
  • Reservations available on Tock starting November 1, 2022 at 12:00 noon
  • USD 195 per person

Ring in the New Year in style with a celebratory, refined tasting menu including wine pairings, a Champagne toast, and party favours. Live music will keep the party going to the end of 2022.

New Year's Day

  • January 1, 2023, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Reservations available on Tock starting November 1, 2022 at 12:00 noon
  • À la carte pricing

Recharge and relax at the New Year’s Recovery Brunch at Mara. The Mara brunch menu will be served à la carte. Mimosas, Bellinis and a Bloody Mary bar cart will make the rounds.

About Mara Restaurant and Bar

Mara is a restorative Mediterranean-inspired restaurant featuring warm, sun-lit spaces and an open kitchen concept illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows. Chef Gavin Kaysen, a James Beard award-winning Minnesota local, transports his guests to coastal destinations with the flavours and techniques of 22 countries. Each dining experience is personalized by a staff dedicated to nurturing both body and soul.

For more information, visit and follow @MarabyGK on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Reservations are available on Tock.