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Thanksgiving Dinner

The resort’s holiday programs will kick off Thanksgiving weekend, beginning with dinner in the oceanfront Ballroom and magnificent Crown Room on November 27. The elegant buffet will be a lavish feast with all of the trimmings and live musical entertainment.

1500 OCEAN and Sheerwater and ENO restaurants will offer seasonal menus to pair with The Del’s spectacular views. Cost is $110 for adults and $42 for children. Please call 619-522-8490 for Thanksgiving reservations or click “Book Now” below (menus to come).

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Skating by the Sea

Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 10th year from Thanksgiving day, November 27, through January 4. 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.

Skating by the Sea Hours

November 27 – December 18
Weekdays, 3:30pm – 10pm (except during school holidays, Nov. 28 and starting Dec. 19)
Saturdays and Nov. 28, 10am – 10pm
Sundays 11am – 8pm

December 19 – January 4
Daily 10am – 1opm
Holidays 11am-9pm (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve)

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 and via phone beginning November 3, and at the rink starting 15 minutes prior to opening. There are group discounts, professional skating instruction, and season passes available ($350 individual and $1000 for a family of four). All skaters must sign a waiver prior to entering the rink. Group skating inquiries and special requests should be directed to the rink manager, Donald Squires at hoteldel@icerinkevents.com. A portion of the skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.

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Holidays at The Del

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 beachfront ice skating, fun activities, lavish feasts, festive decor, and thousands of white lights adorning the historic Victorian building.

This year’s holiday theme is “Building Seaside Memories”, and the resort’s beautiful lobby Christmas tree will be decorated in an elegant ocean theme. More details about this year’s holiday events will be added in the months to come. Click here to reserve your stay with our “Sea & Skate” package.

Skating by the Sea

Hotel del Coronado is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Skating by the Sea, a unique Southern California experience – outdoor ice skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn will be transformed into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily from November 27 through January 4. A portion of the skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.

Holiday Festival

On Wednesday, December 3, The Del will feature a special event for the whole family – “Holiday Festival…A Family Celebration.” In addition to the outdoor ice rink, there will be Santa’s Village with games and prizes, photos with St. Nick and his elves, performances by Coronado school children, complimentary s’mores roasts, and carols from Coronado School of the Arts students. Click for full schedule.

Sunday Brunch with Santa

As an added treat this holiday season, kids of all ages can visit with jolly ol’ St. Nick in the Crown Room during The Del’s festive Sunday brunch in December. Parents will want to bring their cameras to capture the magical moments with Santa.

An American Christmas

The Del is pleased to present the annual production An American Christmas, performed by the award-winning Lamb’s Players Theatre, for a limited engagement in the Ballroom. The Marshall family – played by 30 versatile performers who never miss a beat – welcome you to an interactive lavish feast and celebration set in the year 1914. Beginning with hors d’oeuvres, the Marshall’s entertain their guests with stories, songs, dance and laughter, all woven around a sumptuous four-course yuletide dinner prepared by The Del’s master chefs. San Diego Magazine calls An American Christmas “a perfect melding of food, ambiance and showmanship.”

Christmas Dining

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a lavish Victorian buffet dinner in the magnificent Crown Room. The celebration will include live musical entertainment. On Christmas Day, the oceanfront Ballroom and the magnificent Crown Room will feature traditional holiday buffet dinners decked with all the trimmings. For a more intimate celebration, both 1500 OCEAN and Sheerwater offer special holiday menus for your family and loved ones.

Victorian Tea

As a special treat for tea lovers, or those who just want to relax and enjoy the background sounds of our delightful harpist, The Del serves Victorian Tea throughout the holidays. Ladies and gentlemen, mothers and daughters and good friends will love this charming tradition. (December 13-24 and 26-31).

Holiday Recreation

During the holiday season at The Del, guests of all ages enjoy a variety of activities including holiday night bike tours through festive Coronado Island, cookie decorating, crafts for kids, and Kidtopia Camp with holiday scavenger hunts and festive “Jingle S’mores” roasts on the beach. Little ones will love the “Elf Tuck-Ins” where they are visited by real elves at bedtime.

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.

Holiday Shopping

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.

This year, make gift giving easy and economical! Del Gift Cards are available in any increment and may be redeemed for dining, shopping, spa treatments or accommodations.

The 2014 Annual Collector’s Ornament, our 22nd, depicts The Del in molded glass in the warm colors of Coronado at sunset and sculpted to be reminiscent of a sandcastle. Our ornament typically sells out, so click here to order yours online.

Happy New Year

Ring in 2015 at The Del’s New Year’s Eve Gala! The evening will begin with a champagne reception in the magnificent Crown Room, followed by a lavish dinner and dancing in the oceanfront Ballroom, plus a champagne toast at midnight. The reception begins at 7pm in the Crown Room followed by dinner in the Ballroom. For a more intimate celebration, 1500 OCEAN is the perfect energetic nightspot to ring in 2015.

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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Hotel del Coronado

1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Phone: (619) 435-6611

Hotel del Coronado:
1500 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118

Hotel del Coronado Phone Number:
1-800-HOTELDEL (1-800-468-3533);
619-435-6611

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