Travel to the legendary Hotel del Coronado this holiday season for A Christmas Legend. Set on one of America’s most iconic beaches, this California gem transforms into a winter wonderland with (ice) Skating by the Sea, jingle s’mores under the stars, family favorite Polar Bear Tea and holiday parties. Here, the magic and nostalgia of the iconic property’s storied past blend seamlessly with luxury accommodations and unique winter experiences. From soaring red turrets decked in thousands of white lights and a Victorian lobby turned whimsical with a bright, festive Christmas tree and playful decor, visitors of all ages will delight in the best West Coast winter.
Skating by the Sea: The Del invites locals and visitors to ring in the holiday season with a spectacular seaside ice rink featuring stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Step into ice skates or simply enjoy the views with seasonal libations as the sun sets, music fills the air and The Del’s iconic Victorian Building brightens the night with thousands of white lights. Guests can reserve a rink side lounge at Frostbite – A Place to Chill, and enjoy plush four or six person seating around a roaring fire pit, complete with full food and beverage service. Choose from favorite holiday-themed libations or snacks and enjoy unlimited hot cocoa and coffee.
Dates: November 22 – January 2 (see schedule here)
Price: $30 per person (ice skate rentals included); a portion of the proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish San Diego
Make even more memories with a Skating by the Sea room package at Hotel del Coronado and Beach Village at The Del. Both packages include overnight accommodations, four passes to Skating by the Sea, and a $50 holiday dining credit.
Skate with Tara Lipinski: For a special treat this year, join Olympic Gold Medalist Tara Lipinski for a once-in-a-lifetime skate session at Hotel del Coronado’s Skating by the Sea on December 15. Up to 50 children of all skill levels are invited to skate with Tara to her custom playlist. After ice time with Tara, guests will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, along with an opportunity for photos with the figure skating champion.
Price: $150 per child. Parents or guardians must be present for this event and asked to sign a waiver before their child participates. Download Waiver.
Sunday Brunch with Santa: Children, both naughty and nice, can dine with Jolly ol’ St. Nick during Sunday Brunch with Santa. Parents will create magical moments while indulging in The Del’s lavish Crown Room Brunch, complete with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Dates: Reservations are available between 9:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. on December 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Price: $105 for adults; $40 for children (ages 6 -12); complimentary for children under 5.
Jingle Roast: Cozy up on the beach with Santa hats, blankets, beach chairs, and sweet treats during a private holiday bonfire. Dine on roasted favorites from Jingle s’mores with Ghirardelli holiday chocolates to fireside franks and more.
Dates: Tuesday, December 18 – Monday, December 24
Price: $125 per hour for the fire pit, beach chairs, blankets, and Santa hats, with the option to add on roast menu items.
Polar Bear Tea: Families and children are invited to a special tea party experience plus hot chocolate, cookie and cupcake decorating, a craft table, live entertainment, and story time with Mrs. Claus and North Pole elves. Families are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear for donation. A portion of the proceeds from this special Teddy Bear Tea will also be donated to the charity.
Date: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 22.
Price: $65 for adults; $35 for children (ages 6-10); complimentary for children under 5.
Thanksgiving Dinner (12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 22) – Give thanks and celebrate with friends and family this holiday season at The Del’s elegant Thanksgiving buffet, a lavish feast with all the trimmings and live entertainment.
Price: $145 for adults, $50 for children (ages 6-10); complimentary for children under 5.
Holiday Festival: Join The Del for a merry start to the season on Wednesday, November 28. Spend time in Santa’s Village and enjoy a professional ice-skating show, carnival games, s’mores on the beach, fireworks, live music and much more. Please find the festival schedule below:
- Photos with Santa: 3:30 – 8 p.m.
- Carnival games on Del Beach: 4 p.m.
- Coronado school performances in The Ballroom: 4 – 5 p.m.
- Skating by the Sea on Windsor Lawn: 4 – 5:45 p.m. & 7 – 9 p.m.
- Jeff Granito ornament and artwork signing: 4 – 7 pm
- S’mores on Del Beach: 6 – 8 p.m.
- Skating performance on Windsor Lawn: 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
- Fireworks on Del Beach: 6:45 p.m.
Legendary Winter Social (6 p.m. on Thursday, December 13) – Think outside the box for this year’s corporate holiday party and reserve a table at The Del’s Legendary Winter Social. The social is complete with dinner, cocktails, dancing and a live DJ in the festively decorated Crown Room. Tickets are available to the Legendary Winter Social at three different levels:
- Dinner only (with cash bar) – $75 per person
- Dinner + two drink tickets – $105 per person
- Dinner + open bar – $150 per person
Christmas Eve Dinner (4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 24) – Celebrate with family and friends 130 years of A Christmas Legend this Christmas Eve! Enjoy a lavish four course holiday dinner in the magnificent Crown Room with classic holiday decorations and live music.
Price: $140 for adults; $50 for children (ages 6-10); and complimentary for children five and under.
Christmas Day Dinner (11 a.m. on Monday, December 25) – Create inDELible memories during The Del’s holiday feast in the oceanfront Ballroom or iconic Crown Room. Guests will enjoy an elegant buffet decked with classic favorites and a few gourmet surprises while surrounded by colorful decorations, live music and great company.
Price: Christmas dinner is $140 for adults, $50 for children (ages 6- 10), and complimentary for children five and under.
New Year’s Eve Gala (7 p.m.) – Ring in the New Year at The Greatest Legend on Earth, a once-in-a-lifetime celebration with dazzling star attractions and awe-inspiring performances. Guests will 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. All attendees must be 21+, this event ends at 1am.
Price: General admission is $375 per person and exclusive ringside seating is $425 per person
Hotel Contact :
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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