Hotel del Coronado has been celebrating the holidays in grand tradition since 1888. It was here in 1904 that America experienced the first electrically-lit outdoor Christmas tree. Today, The Del transforms into a holiday wonderland with the new DELights experience in the Garden Patio, beachfront ice skating, lavish feasts, festive decor, and thousands of white lights adorning the historic Victorian building.
The resort’s beautiful lobby Christmas tree will be decorated to match this year’s theme, “Making Seasides Bright”. (Activities below are subject to change.)
DELights: November 26 – January 1
This year, The Del will be adding even more holiday magic with DELights, a glittering light show and holiday experience in the Garden Patio at the center of our iconic resort from 4pm to 9:30pm, November 26 to January 1. This experience is complimentary for our overnight resort guests. Admission for day visitors is $25 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.
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Skating by the Sea: November 26 – January 7
Hotel del Coronado is celebrating the eleventh anniversary of Skating by the Sea, a unique Southern California experience. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn will be transformed into a spectacular ice rink open from November 26 to January 7. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.
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Holiday Festival: December 2
On Wednesday, December 2, from 4pm to 7pm, The Del will host this special Coronado community event for the entire family. In addition to the outdoor ice rink, there will be hot cocoa and libations, performances by Coronado school children, photo opportunities with Santa and his elves, holiday booths with games and prizes, and a fireworks display on Del Beach (weather permitting).
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Celebrate the holidays with decadent feasts throughout the season. Our famous Sunday Brunch turns jolly in December with a visit from ol’ St. Nick on December 6, 13 and 20. Also have yourself a very merry Christmas at The Del with elegant feasts on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with musical entertainment.
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Victorian Tea: December 11-12, 19-24
Take a step back in time with classic Victorian tea for the holidays. Enjoy a variety of teas, finger sandwiches and sweets with a background of beautiful music. Plus don’t miss the special Teddy Bear Tea on December 20.
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Guests of all ages enjoy a variety of activities including holiday night bike tours through festive Coronado Island, story time with Mrs. Claus (December 19-24, 3pm, complimentary) and Kidtopia Camp with holiday scavenger hunts. Little ones will love the “Elf Tuck-Ins” where they are visited by real elves at bedtime (available December 12-25 by reservation, 7pm to 10:30pm, $30 per child). And in the days leading up to Christmas, snuggle in Santa hats by a beach bonfire for “Jingle Roast” (December 12-27 by reservation, price based on party size), which includes your private beach bonfire and s’mores made from cinnamon graham crackers, Ghirardelli mint chocolate, and marshmallows.
Call your Experience Planner at 619-522-8100
Spa La La La La
Spa at The Del offers the perfect way to unwind during the holiday rush. With fabulous ocean-inspired treatments, steam rooms, Jacuzzis and a spectacular outdoor terrace and vanishing edge pool overlooking the Pacific, there’s truly something for everyone.
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Offering everything from fine jewelry, fun toys, apparel and accessories for all ages to home décor, bath and body, sweets and treats, and holiday keepsakes, Shops at The Del make it easy to find just the right gift for everyone on your list. A variety of shops and boutiques are open daily from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Or, shop from home at store.hoteldel.com. Del Gift Cards are available in any increment and may be redeemed for dining, shopping, spa treatments or accommodations. Also make sure you get your 2015 annual holiday ornament, on sale now!
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Happy New Year
Welcome the New Year in style at our “Havana Nights” New Year’s Eve Gala or at the “Club Crown” dance party. For a more intimate celebration, 1500 OCEAN is the perfect energetic nightspot to welcome the New Year. Keep the party going on January 1 with the annual New Year’s Day champagne brunch in the historic Crown Room.
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