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A Winter of Whimsy, Wishes & Wonder

Celebrate the Holidays at The Del

Experience the magic of the holidays when America’s beachfront legend transforms into a whimsical winter wonderland. With the return of the outdoor beachfront ice rink this season Hotel del Coronado is celebrating all things cheery and bright. Colorful holiday decorations will adorn the property from the twinkling white lights on our iconic red turrets to the spectacular two-story lobby tree. Friends and family will create #DelMemories as they celebrate holiday traditions all season long.

Holidays at The Del

Get a sneak peek of Holidays at The Del as you follow a family on their adventures throughout the resort. From Skating by the Sea® to decorating cookies and roasting jingle s’mores by the beach you’ll be enchanted as our guests create holiday memories to last a lifetime. The Del’s 2017 season is expected to be even more colorful and whimsical with a spectacular never-before seen lobby tree and more!

Holiday Vacation Offers

Skating by the Sea® Room Packages

Create unforgettable holiday memories with a holiday ice skating adventure at Hotel del Coronado or Beach Village at The Del!

Both packages include overnight accommodations, 4 Skating by the Sea® passes and a $50 holiday dining credit.

Skating by the Sea®

November 23 - January 1

Hotel del Coronado’s sensational beachfront ice skating experience Skating by the Sea® returns for the 13th season. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn has been transformed into a spectacular ice rink, open for skating magic for all ages. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the ice rink.

Learn More Opens skating by the sea webpage (link opens in new window)

Holiday Ornament & Artwork

The Del’s 2017 Collector’s Ornament celebrates A Winter of Whimsy at The Del. This colorful design is the highlight of a special collection of holiday artwork created by Jeff Granito. The ornament, holiday art and gifts are available for purchase online or at Shops at The Del.

On Dec 2 & 9 Jeff Granito will be joining us for an Ornament & Artwork Signing. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet the artist who has inspired children and adults for years through his work for Disney, Warner Brothers, DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Universal Studios and The Del.

SHOP NOW Opens Online Store (link opens in new window)

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 23

Enjoy an elegant Thanksgiving dinner buffet in the iconic Crown Room or oceanfront Ballroom. Both events will feature a holiday feast, festive decorations and live music. Special Thanksgiving menus will also available in 1500 OCEAN, Sheerwater and ENO.

Crown Room         Ballroom

Sunday Brunch with Santa

December 3, 10, 17 & 24

As an added treat this holiday season, kids of all ages can visit with Jolly ol’ St. Nick in the Crown Room during the Hotel del Coronado’s festive, lavish brunch that includes bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Parents will want to bring their cameras to capture the magical moments with Santa.

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Holiday Parties

We have the perfect celebration for groups of all sizes! Reserve a table at our Whimsical Winter Social on Dec 14 – The Del’s combined Holiday party, host a dinner party at any of our oceanfront restaurants or plan a Private Holiday Party for groups of 40+ at one of our legendary venues.

Whimsical Winter Social          Plan a Private Party

jingle smores on the beach
Jingle Roast

December 15-26

Begin a new holiday tradition with Jingle Roast. Your friends and family will gather at sunset in colorful Santa hats and roast holiday s’mores with your toes in the sand. It’s sure to be your most cherished holiday treat. A full menu of fireside franks, charcuterie boards and chocolate dipped strawberries are also available.

Learn More Opens Jingle Roast event listings

Victorian Teas

December 18-20 & 22-23

Take a step back in time with classic Victorian tea for the holidays. Enjoy a variety of teas, finger sandwiches and sweets while beautiful music sets the atmosphere in the Coronet Room.

Learn More Opens Victorian Tea Event Pages

Polar Bear Tea

December 21

Families are invited to join us for Polar Bear Tea where guests are treated to a classic tea experience with a family twist. A special children’s spread will include fun holiday activities and a plush polar bear keepsake gift from Coca-Cola for guests who donate a new toy to Toys for Tots.

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Christmas Dining

December 24 & 25

Celebrate Christmas with a holiday feast for all. Join us on Christmas Eve for a festive holiday buffet in the Crown Room. Then on Christmas Day return for a lavish holiday feast in the iconic Crown Room or oceanfront Ballroom. Dining is also available in 1500 OCEAN, Sheerwater and ENO on both days.

Christmas Eve         Christmas Day

New Year's Eve

December 31

Party the night away in Club Crown with a live DJ, dessert and a midnight champagne toast. Or experience A Passage to India at The Del’s New Year’s Eve Gala – this black-tie affair includes a five-course dinner and live music by The Mighty Untouchables. Special New Year’s Eve dinners will also available in 1500 OCEAN, Sheerwater and ENO. Kids and teens can enjoy their own party too.

Club Crown          New Year’s Eve Gala

New Year's Day Brunch

January 1

Keep the party going on January 1 with The Del’s annual New Year’s Day champagne brunch! You’ll enjoy a lavish brunch in the Ballroom featuring a chilled seafood bar, carving stations, gourmet Bloody Mary bar, made-to-order mimosas, and a spectacular donut bar. See what makes brunch at The Del legendary.

New Year's Day Brunch Opens third party booking system (link opens in new window)