This year’s holiday theme is "Celebrating 125 Years of Holiday Magic" as we culminate the resort's 125th anniversary! The resort will be decorated with classic Victorian decorations, tartan plaid, antique platinum accents, and vintage Santas. Add 100,000 glittering lights, Victorian carolers and a beachfront ice skating rink, and Hotel del Coronado will truly be Southern California’s holiday wonderland.
The oceanfront Ballroom and magnificent Crown Room feature elegant buffet dinners decked with all the trimmings and live musical entertainment. 1500 OCEAN and Sheerwater will offer special menus along with spectacular Pacific views. The resort’s holiday programs will be kicked off on Thanksgiving weekend, including seaside ice skating against the backdrop of 100,000 white lights.
Skating by the Sea
Hotel del Coronado is celebrating the ninth year 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. A portion of the skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.
On Wednesday, December 4, The Del will feature a special event for the whole family – “Holiday Festival…A Family Celebration.” In addition to the outdoor ice rink, kids of all ages can visit with St. Nick and his elves at Santa’s Village and enjoy holiday booths with games and prizes. There will also be hot cocoa, libations and fireworks.
An American Christmas Production
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 100 years ago. Beginning with hors d’oeuvres, the Marshalls 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.
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.
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.
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 family s’mores roasts. Little ones will love the “Elf Tuck-Ins” where they are visited by real elves at bedtime. Teens can hang out at Vibz teen lounge, featuring billiards, foosball, computers and more (for those ages 13-17).
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.
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 www.delshop.com. Stay tuned for the release on the 2013 annual holiday ornament.
Happy New Year
Ring in 2014 at The Del’s New Year’s Gala! The evening will begin with a champagne reception in the magnificent Crown Room, followed by a lavish dinner in the oceanfront Ballroom, dancing to the contemporary sounds of local favorites, The Mar Dels, plus a champagne toast. 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 2014.
Keep the party going on January 1 with the annual New Year’s Day champagne brunch in the historic Crown Room.
Dining and event reservations will be accepted beginning in September.