Floridays Resort Orlando, $159 per night
The Scrooge Holiday Shopping package includes one night in a spacious, two-bedroom suite (that comfortably sleeps up to six people), a $50 gift card from Orlando Premium Outlets, a "shopping butler" who'll take your purchases to your room, and a complimentary eggnog treat. Rates start at $159 per room per night, which amounts to a savings of about $30 a night.
When: Through Dec. 23, 2007.
Details: Hotel taxes are an additional 12.5 percent. Breakfast is not included and can be purchased for $6.50 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. The room rate is based on occupancy by one to six persons.
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, $189 per night
The 'Twas the Week Before Christmas package includes four nights' accommodations and sand-castle-building lessons by international sand sculptor, John Gowdy. You can put your new skills to the test by participating in a sand-sculpture-building contest, with a chance to win one of many prizes such as a four-night stay for two in a Gulf-front room, or a rental car and parking for four days, or a couples' massage. The resort's holiday activities include Christmas caroling, the sharing of Christmas stories with complimentary hot apple cider, and a visit from Santa Claus. Rates start at $189 per room per night, or $567 for the total stay, as the fourth night is free.
When: Dec. 15-21, 2007.
Details: Taxes are an additional 10 percent. Breakfast is not included in the rate. Based on double occupancy; no single supplement. Use the promotional code HOL when booking.
Contact: 800/438-4373, marriott.com.
Doral Golf Resort and Spa, $225 per person
The Sapphire Blue Golf package includes a one-night stay at the 693-room luxurious resort located seven miles from Miami International Airport; a buffet breakfast daily at the Terrazza Restaurant, and 45 holes of golf on the resort's five championship courses (nine holes on the Blue Monster; 18 holes on the Great White course, designed by Greg Norman; and 18 holes on the Red, Gold, or Silver courses). Each room has an individual balcony or patio. Rates start at $225 per person per night.
When: Through Dec. 19, 2007.
Details: Taxes are an additional 13 percent. Based on double occupancy; no single supplement. Refer to the promotional code ZJ2 to book.
Contact: 800/713-6725, doralresort.com.
PGA National Resort and Spa, $310 per person
The Dual Delights winter spa package includes a one-night stay at the resort in a deluxe room with a private balcony or terrace, breakfast daily, one round of golf per person, and one spa treatment per person (options include a Swedish massage or a facial). Rates start at $310 per person per night.
When: Through Jan. 12, 2008; add $115 for Jan. 13-Apr. 6, $25 for Apr. 7-May 25; prices drop to $215 for May 26-Sept. 30 and $290 for Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
Details: Taxes are an additional 11.5 percent. Based on double occupancy; single rooms start at $425.
Contact: 800/633-9150, pgaresort.com.
Getting there: According to a recent Kayak search, the lowest round-trip fares to Orlando for travel during the week before Christmas are $159 from New York (Continental), $194 from Chicago (United), $208 from Houston (Continental), and $424 from Los Angeles (Delta). The lowest rates to Miami this time of year are $183 from New York (Delta), $204 from Houston (American), $210 from Chicago (AirTran), and $309 from Los Angeles (American).