Above / Horse-drawn carriage rides with jingling bells add to the traditions of the holiday scene at CityGate Centre during Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 16. (PN File Photo)

Whether an afternoon tea with girlfriends, Breakfast with Santa and the kids, Christmas Eve or New Year’s, CityGate Centre has a menu of festivities that’s sure to please any appetite for the holidays.

Hotel Arista’s Holiday Afternoon Tea

Tea for Two or More / 1PM to 4PM, Thursdays through Saturdays, now through Jan. 5, 2019

Enjoy traditional tea service featuring a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and fancy cakes served in the Zorba Lounge at Hotel Arista with service from Che Figata. Optional sparkling service for adults includes full service plus a glass of rese prosecco.

$26-$32 adults, $18 kids ages 4 to 12

Reservations: (630) 579-3210

Special Holiday Dining at CityGate Centre

Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Arista / 9AM to 1PM Sun., Dec. 16

  • Buffet breakfast, including special kids’ buffet
  • Photos with Santa
  • Santa’s horse-drawn carriage rides (the reindeer are saving it up for their big night)
  • Crafts & activities with elves

Adults $49.95, kids 5-12 $19.95, kids 4 and under free

Reservations: (630) 579-7827 or santa@hotelarista.com 

Festa del Sette Pesci (Feast of the Seven Fishes) at Che Figata / 5-9PM Christmas Eve, Mon., Dec. 24

  • Wood Fired Grilled Oysters and Langoustine Cocktail – grapefruit mignonette / cocktail sauce / drawn butter / lemon squeezers
  • Frito Misto / Charred Lemon Remoulade / Frisee / Grapefruit
  • Ceviche / Citrus / Chili / Shallot / EVOO / Celery Root
  • Clams Casino / Nduja / Thyme
  • Pan Seared Bay Scallops / Angel Hair / Asparagus / Zucchini Heart
  • Puttanseca with fried anchovies (combo plate) 
  • Baccala / Fennel / Blistered Tomatoes / Cippolinis / Fingerling
  • Roasted Branzino Filet / Olive Tapenade / Herbs

Adults $50, kids 5-12 $25, kids under 5 free

Reservations: (630) 579-3210

New Year’s Eve at CityGate Centre

Live music & champagne toast at CityGate Grille / 5PM-1AM New Year’s Eve, Mon., Dec. 31

  • Full-menu dinner service 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Live music featuring The Friends Band 8:30 p.m. – close
  • Complimentary champagne toast at midnight

Menu pricing

Reservations: (630) 718-1010

CityGate Grille is located at 2020 Calamos Court, just across from Hotel Arista in the Calamos Investments Building.

Cocktail reception and tasting-menu dinner at Zorba Lounge & Che Figata / 6-7PM Cocktail hour, 7-10PM Dinner

Che Figata is located just east and next to Hotel Arista in CityGate Centre. (PN File Photo)

Cocktail reception menu:

  • Passed champagne/prosecco
  • Specialty cocktail
  • ​Freshly sliced prosciutto a la minute
  • Charcuterie Platters with roasted vegetables and melon
  • Seafood platter / crab claws / poached shrimp / scallop crudo  / traditional garnishes
  • Lettuce Cups with quinoa tabbouleh
  • Bacon Wrapped Dates with Romesco Sauce
  • Mini Crab Cakes with Calabrian Chili Aioli

5-course dinner tasting menu:

  • Ham Hock Lentil Soup / crostini
  • Black Truffle Ricotta Cappelletti / butter braised greens
  • Persimmons, pomegranate, red chicory salad w/ cheese(something like goat) and toasted hazelnuts
  • Lamb Loin / Wagyu Beef / Lobster Tail and grilled oysters
  • Vanilla Panna Cotta / Cranberry and Pomegranate / Rosemary infused whipped cream

$65/person includes cocktail hour & dinner

Add $50 for wine pairings with dinner

Reservations: (630) 579-3210

Happy New Year at CityGate Centre

New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet at Che Figata / 9AM-1PM Tues., Jan. 1, 2019 

Enjoy eggs, bacon, sausage, mini-waffles with nutella creme, biscuits and gravy, European meats, Roman pizzas, mini-croissant breakfast sandwiches & assorted pastries & desserts. Plus juices, coffee, tea, & smoothie shots.

$25/person

Add $10 for Bloody Mary bar or bottomless mimosas

Reservations: (630) 579-3210

CityGate Centre

CityGate Centre, located at Route 59 and Ferry Road on the upper northwest side of Naperville, offers a multi-use campus with several fine restaurants, the four-star Hotel Arista with a spa and fitness center, and more to come.

On the horizon for 2020 is CityGate North, a sport, concert, expo and event arena featuring two regulation-size ice rinks. For more information and updates, visit www.citygatecentre.com.