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Oktoberfest on Coronado

Experience a Bavarian-style beer garden on the Sun Deck from September 25 to October 4, 11:30am to 6pm. Savor bratwurst and sauerkraut, Munich-style pretzels, schnitzel and more, plus select German specialty beers. On Saturdays and Sundays, also enjoy ceremonial firkin tapping, live music by The Pals Band, and kids’ activities. Admission is free; food and drink purchased a la carte.

Oktoberfest Menu

11:30am-6pm | Live music by The Pals Band 1-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays
Firkin tapping by Karl Strauss 2pm, Saturdays & Sundays
Kids’ games including cornhole & cookie decorating, Saturdays & Sundays

BAVARIAN PRETZEL – house made mustards – $15
BEER CHEESE SOUP – pretzel roll – $12
EMMENTALER CHEESE – paprika and cracked black pepper – $13

STECKERLFISCH – flame grilled pacific mackerel, lemon, sea salt – $21
CURRYWURST PLATTER – knockwurst, bratwurst, sauerkraut, curry ketchup, house made mustards – $23
GRILLED BRATWURST – beer + buttered onion sauerkraut, stone mustard, sausage roll – $18
CHICKEN SCHNITZEL – horseradish aioli, braised red cabbage,pretzel bun – $21
FLEISCHPFLANZERL – ground beef dumpling served with bavarian style potato salad, sauerkraut, sweet bavarian mustard – $26

FRIED POTATO DUMPLING – malted ketchup – $8
BRAISED RED CABBAGE – onions, sausage,‏ bacon – $8

LEBKUCHENHERTZ COOKIES – traditional gingerbread – $10

BEAR TRAP – Bärenjäger, gin, lemon juice, blond ale – $17
GERMAN SWIZZLE – Jägermeister, rye, simple syrup, angostura bitters, lemon, mint $18
MUNICH MULE – Jägermeister spice, lime juice, simple syrup, ginger beer, angostura bitters – $17
KILLER BEE SHOOTER – Jägermeister, layered with Bärenjäger – $9

APFELWEIN – Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Berentzen Wild Cherry liqueur, ginger liqueur – $16
RADLER – Paulaner Hefeweizen, lemon lime soda – $16
GRAND MARSHAL – Poema Brut, grand marnier, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, served on the rocks – $18
THE OLD GERMAN ROSE – amaretto, peach schnapps, cranberry juice – $17

PAULANER – Märzen on tap – $9
PAULANER – Hefeweizen (lager) on tap – $9
KARL STRAUSS – Tower 10 IPA on tap – $9
KARL STRAUSS – Oktoberfest on tap – $9
KARL STRAUSS – Mosaic – $9
KARL STRAUSS – Pintail Pale Ale – $9
KARL STRAUSS – Red Trolley – $9
KARL STRAUSS – Windansea Wheat – $9

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Hallo-wine & Spirits® Party

Celebrate Halloween at San Diego’s famous haunted hotel on Friday, October 30. Don your best costume and join us for the 6th annual, adults-only, “Hallo-wine and Spirits” Party full of spooky surroundings, great eats, delicious wines and dancing until you drop! This year’s theme is “Witches and Warlocks”.

Event Details

The Del’s Hallo-wine and Spirits dinner reception is from 7-9pm with grown-up trick-or-treating, wine tasting, and delicious eats from The Del’s amazing culinary team.

Then at 9pm, the party heads into the Crown Room for dessert, drinks, dancing and crowning the winner of this year’s best costume. And keep an eye out for a special guest appearance from our resident ghost, Kate Morgan.

Hotel del Coronado’s “Hallo-wine and Spirits” dinner reception is from 7-9pm and the dance party is from 9pm-12am. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Call 619-522-8490 for more information. Tickets are $150 per person. Party guests get up to 20% off their room rate with promo code: WITCH.

Kids Party
Kids ages 4-12 can attend their own Halloween party with costumes, trick-or-treating, dinner and more for $50 per child. (Available to hotel guests and Hallo-wine party guests.)

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Kate Morgan at Sunset

Ghost Roast

From October 26 – November 1, our private beach bonfire turns spooky with ‘Ghost Roast’, a Halloween-themed twist on our Roast s’mores experience. This upgraded beach s’mores experience includes pumpkin Peeps, a bottle of Sparkling Apple Cider, and a visit from Kate Morgan herself, telling her tragic story from The Del’s book, “Beautiful Stranger.” In addition, ‘Feelin’ Artsy’ and ‘I Want it All’ experiences will include Reese’s Pumpkins, Halloween marshmallows, candy corn and more. You won’t want to miss this!

Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. Call 619-522-8100 to book your Ghost Roast.

Ghost Roast Pricing

1-5 people – $185
6-10 people – $220
11-15 people – $280
16-20 people – $340
21-30 people – $400

Ghost Roast is a one-hour experience available at 6pm, 6:15pm, 8pm and 8:15pm. Upgrades are an additional $10 or $20 per person and include enhanced ingredients such as Reese’s Pumpkins, Halloween marshmallows, candy corn, fresh fruit and more. Contact our Experience Planners at vacationplanner@hoteldel.com or 619-522-8100. Share your photos with hashtag #DelRoast!

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Thanksgiving Dinner at The Del

Give thanks and celebrate with family and friends at The Del’s exquisite Thanksgiving dinner in the oceanfront Ballroom and magnificent Crown Room on November 26. The elegant buffet will be a lavish feast with all of the trimmings and live musical entertainment. The resort’s holiday programs will also kick off on Thanksgiving weekend.

Cost is $105 for adults and $40 for children in the Ballroom, and $120 for adults and $45 for children in the Crown Room (plus tax and gratuity)*. Children ages 5 and under are free with a paying adult. Please call 619-522-8490 for Thanksgiving reservations or click “Book Now” below.

1500 OCEAN and Sheerwater restaurants will offer seasonal menus to pair with The Del’s spectacular views.

*All of our holiday events are by reservation only and must be pre-paid to confirm. Self-parking is validated for 3 hours. We will offer a special discounted rate for valet parking. Any changes or cancellations must be made by 5pm on Sunday, November 22 to receive a refund of your payment.


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Ice Rink at Sunset

Skating by the Sea on Coronado

Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 11th year from Thanksgiving day, November 26, through January 3. This spectacular ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features stunning views of the Pacific and Coronado beach.

The Del’s iconic Victorian Building, adorned with thousands of white lights, provides a magical backdrop as holiday music fills the air and guests enjoy hot chocolate and libations.

Reserve your stay with our “Skate & S’mores” package that includes ice skating and a private s’mores roast for two.

Skating by the Sea Hours

You may come any time during rink hours to skate

November 26 – January 3
Saturdays/Holidays (including school holidays) 10am – 10pm
Sundays 11am – 8pm
Weekdays 3:30pm – 10pm
Closed from 5:30-7:30pm on December 9 for a Make-A-Wish event. Closed the evening of December 12.

Skating is $25 per person and ice skate rentals are free. Skate times may be limited to 90 minutes based on capacity. Tickets will be sold online (coming soon) and via phone at 619-522-8490, and at the rink starting 15 minutes prior to opening. There are group discounts, professional skating instruction, and season passes available. All skaters must sign a waiver prior to entering the rink (click to print and sign in advance). Group skating inquiries and special requests should be directed to the rink manager at hoteldel@icerinkevents.com. A portion of the skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.

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