‘Tis the season to deck the halls ~ these are a few hotels throughout California that really brings the holiday spirit to their guests.
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Celebrate the Holidays at the Del:
- Skating by the Sea®
- Thanksgiving Dinner in the iconic Crown Room or oceanfront Ballroom
- Sunday Brunch with Santa | December 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017
- Whimsical Winter Social | December 14, 2017
- Jingle Roast | December 15-26
- Victorian Teas | December 18-20 & 22-23, 2017
- Polar Bear Tea | December 21, 2017
- Christmas Dining | Christmas Eve – December 24, 2017 | Christmas Day – December 25, 2017
- New Year’s Eve | Club Crown or New Year’s Eve Gala – December 31, 2017
- New Year’s Day Brunch | January 1, 2018
Holiday Vacation Offers
SKATING BY THE SEA® ROOM PACKAGES
Create unforgettable holiday memories with a holiday ice skating adventure at Hotel del Coronado or Beach Village at The Del! Both packages include overnight accommodations, 4 Skating by the Sea® passes and a $50 holiday dining credit.
3649 Mission Avenue
Riverside CA 92501
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa will kick off the holiday season on November 24, 2017 with their 25th Annual Festival of Lights celebration – a free, six-week-long holiday extravaganza featuring one of the nation’s largest holiday light collections of its kind.
The beloved Southern California tradition creates a magical experience in the heart of Riverside and attracts more than 500,000 visitors from all over the world each year, commencing with the famous “Switch-On” Ceremony, a spectacular event in which the castle-like hotel is instantly illuminated with 5 million holiday lights followed by a full fireworks display.
Highlights of Festival of Lights include 200 animated figures including angels, elves and Dickens carolers; appearances by Santa Claus, the world’s largest man-made mistletoe, horse-drawn carriage rides, elf tuck-ins, freshly fallen snow, elaborately decorated Christmas trees; and delectable holiday confections at the famous Casey’s Cupcakes, among other festive offerings.
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce new enhancements for the Festival of Lights season. This year, the hotel will be illuminated with 5 million dazzling lights, 200 animated characters, fresh fallen snow, candy themed-decor and much more, including a few surprises!
A new addition this year is the Candy Stroll that will take you down the main walkway, filled with candy décor, under the Campanario with the world’s largest mistletoe, and down the path towards Main Street featuring brightly colored canopy lights, additional candy décor, window displays and more!
Also new, the hotel’s elaborately decorated Christmas tree will be featured outside of the hotel along the Candy Stroll walkway; Breakfast with Santa, each featuring a performance by the Riverside Ballet and story time with Santa; and lastly, the new official merchandise of Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights booth, located on Main Street & Mission Inn Avenue offering logo shirts, hats, sweatshirts, ornaments, lighted toys, gift cards and more.
Breakfast With Santa*
Elegant breakfast buffet with Santa and his friends from Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker for a special performance.
Saturday, December 2nd and 16th
8:00am & 10:30am
Adults: $39 • Children: $24 (3-11 yrs. old) – All inclusive
Sunday Champagne Brunch With Santa*
Every Sunday, November 26th – December 17th
9:30am – 2:00pm
Adults: $46 • Children: $23 (5-11 yrs. old) – Plus tax & gratuity
Holiday Champagne Brunch
(Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)*
Thursday, November 23rd, Sunday, December 24th & Monday, December 25th
9:00am – 2:30pm
Adults: $69.50 • Children: $29 (5-11 yrs. old) – All inclusive
Holiday Dinner Buffet
Every Evening, November 24th – January 7th
4:00pm – 10:00pm
Adults: $42 • Children: $18 (5-11 yrs. old) – Plus tax & gratuity
Santa Letter Drop Box
Send your child’s Santa Letter express mail. Just drop it in the drop box next to the Concierge desk and they will take care of the rest.
Santa’s Elves Tuck-In*
Surprise your child with a personal visit from Santa’s Elves. A jolly elf will deliver a small, present-filled stocking to our young guests. Santa’s Elves can tuck your little one into bed with a bedtime story and wish them sweet dreams. Includes a keepsake book of “How to Catch an Elf” and a delicious Casey’s Cupcake.
Available November 26th through December 26th
Elf Hours: 7:00pm – 10:00pm • $50 Per Child
Casey’s Holiday Cupcake Turndown*
Includes two Casey’s Cupcakes and two hot cocoas with whipped cream.
*24-hour advance reservations required by calling the Hotel Concierge at 951.341.6701
1600 S Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
You’ll find it’s easy to catch the Yuletide spirit the moment you step inside the Great Hall Lobby. This stunning space becomes even more photo-worthy with festive touches like a larger-than-life gingerbread house and gorgeous Christmas tree. You may even catch ole St. Nick visiting from the North Pole.
Seasonal Offer: Special Gift with Your Stay
Make the holidays even more merry and bright with a limited-edition Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle print—included with each stay at the newly renovated Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa from December 1 through December 21, 2017.
Please note: one print per room reservation issued at check-in. Available while supplies last. Subject to restrictions and changes without notice.
Check room availability online or by calling (714) 520-5050.
We have stayed at the Grand Californian Hotel several times during the holidays over the years. We have always made it an extra magical experience by ordering a Christmas tree for our room. You can order the Disney Woodland Winter Christmas Tree or Dreaming of a Disney Holiday package from Disney Floral & Gifts. It is pricy but the memories made are so worth it.
If you would like to recommend another festive hotel to this page, please tell us about it in the comments below or please contact us.