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A Winter of Whimsy, Wishes and Wonder at Hotel del Coronado

Travel to the legendary Hotel del Coronado this holiday season for A Winter of Whimsy, Wishes and Wonder. 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 blends 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.
Dates: November 23 – January 1 (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.

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 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on December 3, 10, and 17 and 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on December 24.
Price: $105 for adults; $40 for children (ages 6 -12); complimentary for children under 5

Holiday Festival: Join The Del for a merry start to the season on Wednesday, December 6. 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.
  • 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.

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: Friday, December 15 – Tuesday, December 26
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: Enjoy an afternoon of family tea and a special spread for children with activities, story time with Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating and more. Donate a new and unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots and receive a plush polar bear keepsake from Coca-Cola.
Date: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 21
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 23) – Gather and give thanks this holiday season at The Del’s elegant Thanksgiving buffet, a lavish feast with all the trimmings and live entertainment. Price: Crown Room is $140 for adults, $125 in the Ballroom; $50 for children (ages 6-10); complimentary for children under 5.

Whimsical Winter Social (6 p.m. on Thursday, December 14) – Think outside the box for this year’s corporate holiday party and reserve a table at The Del’s Whimsical 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 Whimsical 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 (5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 24) – Spend time with family and friends at The Del’s opulent multi-course dinner in the majestic Crown Room. Relish in whimsical holiday decorations, decadent cuisine, live music, and more.
Price: $140 for adults; $55 for children (ages 6-10); and complimentary for children five and under

Christmas Day Dinner (11 a.m. on Monday, December 25) – Create cherished 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 and live music.
Price: Christmas dinner is $140 for adults ($125 in the Ballroom); $50 for children (ages 6- 10), and complimentary for children five and under

Ring in the New Year (Sunday, December 31)

New Year’s Eve Gala (7 p.m.) – Experience a celebration with the rich colors and vibrant art of India during The Del’s glamorous black-tie affair, aptly named, A Passage to India. The evening will feature a delectable five-course feast, open bar, and music by The Mighty Untouchables. The gala takes places in the oceanfront Ballroom.
Price: General admission is $375 per person and exclusive ringside seating is $425 per person

Club Crown (9 p.m. – 1 a.m.) – Dance the night away with a live DJ, dessert, and a midnight champagne toast. Club Crown takes places in the Crown Room.
Price: General admission is $125 per person and VIP tables $2,000 per table

Hotel Contact            :
1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Reservations: 800-468-3533


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