Hotel Del in Coronado is one of the most gorgeous hotels in San Diego County and they’ve been gearing up for another year of holiday festivities. Did you also known the hotel was voted as one of the most beautiful hotels in Travel & Leisure’s best in 2024, and for good reason too. The historic Victorian-style hotel, an architectural gem, is one of our favorites venues for holiday activities right along the beach, and really proves why San Diego is such an incredible city, despite the price.
Let’s take a look at what Christmas events you can do from now until the end of the holiday season, starting with ice skating. One of the few ice skating rinks in San Diego, it’s the city’s only beachfront rink, and is open from 2pm-10pm so you can skate alongside the sun, sunset, and moody skies and Christmas lights after hours. Ice skating is open until January 7th and general admission costs $40 for up to 90 minutes of skating and includes skates.
Once you’re finished skating, you can enjoy the rinkside lounge called Frostbite, where you can enjoy food and beverage in either rinkside or oceanside lounges accommodating between 4-8 people.
The pines on the hotel grounds will be draped in tinsel and lights in their “All That Jazz” Lightshow Spectacular until January 7th. The lights can be enjoyed from 5-9pm and have been redesigned for 2023 with a jazz soundtrack alongside it. Plus, a finale of snow flurries falling. The biggest showcase is also the Norfolk Pine, originally made famous in 1904 as the world’s first electronically lit outdoor Christmas Tree.
Where else can you enjoy an ingloo on the beach than sunny San Diego? The Beachside Igloos are a mainstay of the hotel for a photo-worthy evening. The igloos are decorated like a cozy living room and outside the interior you can roast s’mores with the toes in your sand and sip on Christmas drinks. The igloo reservations are 2 hours long and range from $250-$400 depending on the dates and times.
Well there you have it. The Hotel Del is one of the most spectacular Southern California venues for holiday drinks and treats. Have you been yet this holiday season?
Location: 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado