Holidays at The Hotel Del Coronado, “Winter of Whimsy”

Visiting the Hotel Del Coronado during the Holidays is a must! It’s Winter Wonderland meets the Ocean! And this year, Holidays at The Hotel Del Coronado, is a “Winter of Whimsy”

America’s beachfront legend has been transformed  into a whimsical winter wonderland. There are Holiday decorations everywhere and a must see Christmas tree which is already causing some commotion, so you have to visit and see it for yourself. Here’s all the things you can see and do at the iconic hotel to create cheerful #DelMemories and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Skating by the Sea® returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 13th year from Thanksgiving Day, November 23, through January 1. This spectacular ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features stunning views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. This is one our family’s tradition, where else can you ice skate and have as a background one of the most famous beaches of the world while listening to holiday music and enjoying hot chocolate! Here’s a Tip When planning your visit, make sure it’s not a very hot day (We get those in California during the fall) and that is not raining so the ice is not watery and slippery.

Check out our review of Ice Skating by the Sea Tips to Enjoy it and our Tickets Giveaway!

Skating is $30 per person and ice skate rentals are included. Reservations are not required and skating sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available for purchase at the rink on the day of the event or online. Click here for more information.

NEW this year! 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, the brunch includes bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. (Moms will be happy for sure! And make sure to bring your cameras to capture the magical moments with Santa.

Check out our review of Sunday Brunch with Santa is Holidaylicious!

Reservations are available between 9:30am and 1pm.  Santa Brunch Dates are; December 3,10,17 and 24. Santa Brunch Pricing is: Adults – $105.00, Children (6-12) – $40.00 Children under 5 – Complimentary Click here to make a reservation.

From December 15th to the 26th, celebrate the holidays with Jingle Roast! Cozy up by your private beach bonfire with Santa hats and choose from a full menu of roasted favorites from s’mores to fireside franks and more. Jingle Roast fire pits are $125 for a one-hour experience with add-on menu options below (gluten-free or vegan options available) Call 1-619-522-8100 for reservations

I love movies, specially Holiday films and to able to watch Holiday classics by the beach around a private bonfire with s’mores it’s a Holiday dream come true! The Del Beach  theater under the stars runs from Decmber 16th to the 30th. You can  Guests may cuddle up  in a beach daybed or beach chairs. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the movie starts promptly at 7:00 pm. VIP seating is $20 and they also have family packages for $300. Call 1-619-522-8490 to reserve by phone.


  • Dec 16: Elf (2003)
  • Dec 23: A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Dec 30: Cool Runnings (1993)


On December 21 from 11-4pm, families are invited to Bear Tea. Enjoy a classic tea experience with a family twist. A special children’s spread will include activities, book readings with Mrs. Claus and more. A plush polar bear keepsake gift from Coca-Cola will be given to guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Polar Bear Tea Pricing Adults – $65, Children ages 6-10 – $35, Children under 5 – Complimentary
Click here to reserve a spot.

As you can see there’s plenty to do during the Holidays at one of my favorite hotels in San Diego, So make plans and reservations and start making #DelMemories to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the Hotel Del Coronado. For Holiday events information click here.


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