(CNN) — Twinkling lights, glitter and gourmet menus galore — without a single dish to wash or tree to trim.
Spending Christmas at a hotel does hold a certain allure.
Whether you stay for a week or drop in for tea, these 10 properties go to great lengths to offer something special for the holidays.
The hotel’s highly anticipated Christmas feature decoration was designed this year by fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, who drew on childhood memories of the festive season to create a series of inverted spruce Christmas trees around the lobby.
The centerpiece is a 16-foot tall upside down tree with sprawling silver roots topped with a mirrored star. The tree is decorated with lametta, handmade silver leather feathers, snowflakes and tree candles. A white Icelandic sheepksin rug draped under the tree represents the snowy ground.
2. Hotel Sacher, Vienna, Austria
At Vienna’s Hotel Sacher — home of the famous torte — four-course Christmas Eve menus will be served in its Anna Sacher and Rote Bar restaurants. From midday on Christmas Day, three-, four- and five-course menus will be offered.
3. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess rolls out a huge outdoor light display for the holidays.
Dean Stevenson/Courtesy Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The resort’s Christmas at the Princess festival runs through December 31 and is open to the public. Free for hotel guests, the entrance/parking fee for up to six non-guests is $55 for self-parking and includes many of the holiday attractions and events.
4. The Ritz, London
The Ritz London is putting on exactly what you’d expect from the elegant property.
Traditional Christmas afternoon tea, with champagne, is available in the Palm Court until December 30 (about $105 for adults, $65 for children). A Nordic pine tree grown in Scotland towers in the lobby, dressed in traditional red and gold.
5. The Cloister at Sea Island, Sea Island, Georgia
Christmas at The Cloister is an elegant affair.
Elf tuck-ins, ornament decorating and gingerbread house construction are among Sea Island’s many activities during the holiday period from December 20-26. These offerings are available for a fee, but there are also a range of complimentary events — from caroling to a family fun run.
A Southern buffet brunch will be served on Christmas Day at The Cloister in the Mizner Ballroom ($82 for adults, $30 for kids).
6. Willard InterContinental, Washington
Free holiday musical performances are held in December at Washington’s Willard InterContinental.
Courtesy The Willard Intercontinental
In the United States’ capital, the elegant Willard InterContinental’s lobby Christmas tree is decked out with the entire line of White House Christmas ornaments.
Afternoon tea — with finger sandwiches and pastries — is served almost daily in December ($52 for adults) in the hotel’s Peacock Alley.
Local choral and vocal ensembles give free performances in the lobby from 5:30-7:30 p.m. nightly through December 23.
Right off the lobby, the historic Round Robin Bar will be serving up seasonal cocktails such as the Jingle Bell Julep and the After Eight.
7. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
In Paris, dazzling reflective reindeer and polar bears return to the Four Seasons Hotel George V, where scores of red roses add to the festive decor.
8. The Plaza, New York
Tea time and Christmastime coincide at The Plaza’s elegant Palm Court, where three holiday tea menus are served through January 7.
The New Yorker Holiday Tea ($95) features an array of sweets and savories, including egg nog cream eclairs and truffled chicken salad, while the Champagne Holiday Tea ($125) adds some effervescence to the occasion.
The hotel’s most famous fictional resident lends her name to the Eloise Holiday Tea, available for $50 per child 12 and under.
On Christmas Day, a grand buffet ($190 for adults, $75 for children) will be served in the Palm Court.
9. The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida
At The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, Christmas decorations add sparkle to the elegant interiors.
Joel I Castaneda/Courtesy The Breakers
Founded by Standard Oil Co. magnate Henry Morrison Flagler, The Breakers Palm Beach carries its lavish traditions right through the holiday season.
There’s a Christmas dinner buffet in the Ponce de Leon ballroom ($150 for adults, $60 for children 11 and under).
Reservations for holiday dining can be made at (877) 724-3188.
10. The Roosevelt, New Orleans, Louisiana
First published in 2015, this story has been updated to reflect 2017 hotel programs and pricing.