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A Christmas Legend

Celebrating 130 Years of Holidays at The Del

Experience the magic of the holidays as Hotel del Coronado celebrates 130 years of A Christmas Legend. With the return of the beachfront ice rink and vintage-inspired decorations The Del is celebrating the classic nostalgia of the holiday season. Elegant holiday decorations will adorn the property from the twinkling white lights on our iconic red turrets to the traditional two-story lobby tree. Friends and family will create #delmemories as they celebrate all season long.

Holiday Vacation Packages

Plan an Ice Skating Adventure

Hotel del Coronado’s Skating by the Sea® Package includes overnight accommodations and 2 ice skating passes.

Beach Village at The Del’s Fire & Ice Room Package includes overnight accomodations, 2 ice skating passes and a rinkside firepit rental for 4 at Frostbite – A Place to Chill.


Thanksgiving Dinner

November 22

Give thanks and celebrate with family and friends at The Del! Join us for an elegant Thanksgiving Dinner in the iconic Crown Room or oceanfront Ballroom. The lavish buffet will feature all of the traditional trimmings and live music.

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Skating by the Sea®

November 22 - January 1

Hotel del Coronado’s sensational beachfront ice skating experience Skating by the Sea® returns for the 14th season. New this year is Frostbite – A Place to Chill where guests can reserve plush 4 or 6 person seating around a roaring firepit with full food and beverage service. Choose from your favorite holiday-themed libations or snacks and enjoy unlimited hot cocoa and coffee.Tickets are available for purchase online or at the ice rink.

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Sunday Brunch with Santa

December 2, 9,16 & 23

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.

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Skate with Tara Lipinski

December 15

Join Olympic Gold Medalist Tara Lipinski for a once-in-a-lifetime skate session at Skating by the Sea®. Children of all skill levels are invited to skate with Tara and attend a fun Meet & Greet with hot cocoa and cookies and an opportunity for a photo with the figure skating champion.

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Holiday Movies on the Beach

December 15,22

Snuggle up on Del Beach for our favorite holiday movies in a theater under the stars. Guests may cuddle up around a private bonfire with s’mores and relax in a beach daybed or beach sand chairs. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the movie starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Showings include The Santa Clause on Dec 15 and Elf on Dec 22.

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Jingle Roast

December 18-24

Celebrate the holidays with friends and family at Jingle Roast! Cozy up around a private beach firepit in Santa hats and choose from a full menu of holiday roasted favorites from s’mores to wood-fired pizzas.

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Polar Bear Tea

December 22

Families are invited to join us for Polar Bear Tea on December 22, where guests are treated to a classic tea experience with a family twist. A special children’s spread will include fun family activities and a plush polar bear keepsake gift from Coca-Cola will be given to guests who donate a new stuffed animal for Toys for Tots.

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Christmas Eve

December 24

Celebrate 130 years of A Christmas Legend this Christmas Eve! Enjoy a lavish four course holiday dinner in the stunning Crown Room with classic holiday decorations and live music.

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Christmas Day

December 25

Celebrate 130 years of A Christmas Legend with a holiday feast in the oceanfront Ballroom or iconic Crown Room. Guests will enjoy an elegant holiday buffet decked with all the trimmings and a few gourmet surprises. You’ll make cherished holiday memories as you enjoy live music, colorful decorations and great company.

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New Year's Eve Gala

December 31

Ring in the New Year at The World’s Greatest Legend, a once-in-a-lifetime celebration with dazzling star attractions and awe-inspiring performances. You’ll be mesmerized as the oceanfront Ballroom transforms into a lavish big top with black tie clad aristocrats, a delectable five-course feast, open bar and dancing to the sounds of the Mighty Untouchables.

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New Year's Day Brunch

January 1

Keep the party going at The Del’s annual New Year’s Day champagne brunch! You’ll enjoy a lavish brunch in the Crown Room featuring regionally inspired dishes, carving stations, a gourmet Bloody Mary bar, made-to-order mimosas and a spectacular candy and dessert bar.

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