Escape to balmy Orlando for Christmas, and join us here at The Celeste—the University of Central Florida’s first on-campus luxury hotel—for a yuletide feast! Besides offering the ideal accommodations at our astrally themed Tribute Portfolio hotel, we’ll also be serving up a magnificent Christmas Day Brunch Buffet, and you’ll definitely want to partake.

The Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at The Celeste Hotel

Our Christmas Day Brunch Buffet will be lavishly spread at The Celeste’s on-site restaurant, Aurora, from 11 AM until 5 PM. The smorgasbord comes courtesy of Aurora’s executive chef, Mike Trudnak, and boasts the breadth and the quality to please anyone. Chef Trudnak and his team have planned the perfect buffet menu to celebrate the holiday, and the presentation will also definitely double as a feast for the eyes.

Image of assorted tropical fruit spread on a platter

The buffet’s chef-curated display stations are going to include a Nuts-&-Cheese Platter; a Fresh Market Display of Grilled Vegetables complete with baguettes, naan bread, and more; and a very Florida-friendly Tropical Fruit Display featuring mangoes, oranges, papayas, melons, dragonfruit, and others.

There’ll be hearty New England Seafood Chowder and Butternut Squash Soup to tempt you, plus a create-your-own-salad bar for a completely customized roughage course.

Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles, and Quiche Lorraine will compete for your attention among the breakfast offerings. Over at the seafood bar, meanwhile, you’ll find chilled oysters, clams and blue mussels, smoked salmon, peel-and-eat shrimp, and more. Parmesan-Roasted Chicken and Pan-Seared Salmon are the star entrees.

Our Christmas Day Brunch Buffet will also feature chef-attended stations sure to be popular: the Omelet Station, Prime Rib Carving Station, and Pasta Explosion, which’ll feature Lobster Mac-and-Cheese and other delights.

Younger diners will appreciate the Children’s Buffet spread, including as it does such kid-pleasers as Chicken Tenders, Mac-and-Cheese, and good old tried-and-true peanut butter and jelly.

It all comes to a magnificent Christmas Day close with some utterly mouthwatering desserts, from cheesecake and apple pie to chocolate-covered strawberries and ice cream.

Join Us at The Celeste for a Christmas Day Feast

Reservations are required for Aurora’s Christmas Day Brunch Buffet, so don’t delay: Secure your spot by calling 689-205-0100 or emailing mike.trudnak@thecelestehotel.com. The cost is $60 per adult and $25 per child 12 years old and younger, with kids three and under eating free.

We invite you to join us for a merry and delicious meal on Christmas Day, and to choose The Celeste Hotel for unbeatable Tribute Portfolio holiday accommodations on the UCF campus in East Orlando!