CUISINE Holidays at The Ritz seafood to glazed ham with pineapple chutney to made-to-order omelets. Further entrée choices will include five-spiced tuna with tobiko caviar and rosemary-infused prime rib, plus sides, vegetables, and plenty of holiday trimmings. For the sweet tooth, the menu will offer cookies and cream ganache tarts, Linzer tarts, gingersnap cheesecake and pumpkin, salted caramel cake. Adult guests may also enjoy the included sparkling wine throughout the meal. Reservations are required, and early reservations are strongly recommended.   Christmas Dinner in The Grill Teddy Bear Tea Seatings at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22 and 23 $55; children 2 to 12 - $45 The delightful Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis tradition presents a festive experience featuring storytelling, face painting, caroling, hot cocoa, tea, a selection of tea sandwiches and pastries, and a special cupcake decorating station. Guests are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear to donate to Friends of Kids with Cancer.   Brunch with Santa Seatings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 16, 17 and 23 $69; children 2 to 12 - $34.50  The famed Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis brunch buffet features local meats and cheeses, sushi, seafood, fresh carvery selections and a dazzling array of desserts. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be interacting with guests to the wonder and delight of all attending, so children should have their wish lists ready. Face painting will be available for children and children-at-heart. 5 to 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 25; $99; children 5 to 12 - $49.50 The Grill will present an epicurean four-course holiday menu tailored by The Grill chef, Ashley Austin. Entrée choices will include slow- roasted duck, rosemary-marinated prime rib and forest mushroom ravioli. Reservations are required, and early reservations are strongly recommended.   New Year’s Eve Dinner in The Grill 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31; $149, including champagne toast On the most memorable night of the year, The Grill chef, Ashley Austin, will create an extraordinary five-course meal that is sure to end the culinary year on a high note. Beginning at 9 p.m., diners can step into The Lobby Lounge to dance the night away to live music. Dinner reservations are required.    New Year’s Eve in The Lobby Lounge 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 31; No cover charge The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is the premiere spot to welcome 2018 in style.  Live entertainment will be provided by some of the finest musical talent in St. Louis. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.   New Year’s Day Post-Party Brunch in The Restaurant Christmas Eve Dinner in The Grill 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 24; $99; children 5 to 12 - $49.50 A sumptuous four-course, holiday-themed dinner will be created by acclaimed The Grill chef, Ashley Austin. The special menu will include a choice of soup or salad, a seafood course, main course and dessert. Reservations are required.   Christmas Day Brunch in The Restaurant 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 25; $89; children 5 to 12 - $44.50 The hotel’s traditional Christmas brunch buffet will present an extravagant selection of seasonal delights and holiday favorites, from 56 GAZELLE STL 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 1; $69; children 5 to 12 - $34.50 Diners ma y want to delay implementing their 2018 New Year’s resolutions until after The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis brunch buffet is served. Among the highlights: seafood, dim sum, carved meats and made-to-order omelets, as well as sushi, fruits and vegetables, cheeses, sides, champagne, and a children’s specialty beverage station.   Additionally, from Friday, Dec. 15 to Sunday, Dec. 17, Santa has let the hotel borrow Prancer from the North Pole for a special reindeer weekend. Visit the Front Drive to see Prancer on display with Santa’s sleigh. For reservations, call (314) 719-1433.