Holiday Activities

Santa is coming to town.

What we lack in snow, we make up for with fun holiday activities. From visits from the big man himself to crafts, games and all sorts of excitement, this is a great place to live out your favorite traditions.

popcorn bowl in San Diego

Holiday Movie Nights

Unwind from your busy day with family friendly holiday movies. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be served for all to enjoy. Movies start at 7pm on the dates below.

12/20, 12/22, 12/27, 12/30


Beach S’mores Nights

Enjoy a night on the bay making s’mores with the family. All goodies are provided by the resort. The fun starts at 6pm at one of our beach fire pits on the dates below.

12/21, 12/28, 1/4

Dates are subject to change due to weather.

Santa and Mrs. Claus during Christmas at San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Straight from the North Pole, Mrs. Claus arrives to spend an evening sharing some of her favorite Christmas stories.

December 21 from 4 – 6pm.

Girl writing a letter to santa

Letters to Santa

From December 9 – 24, bring your kids to the lobby to write letters to Santa Claus and his helpers. Stationary will be provided, along with a mailbox to send your letters off to the North Pole once they’re finished.

Making Christmas cookies at San Diego hotel

Family Fun Activities

12/20- Welcome Reception in Lobby from 3 – 5 pm

12/19- Holiday Bingo at 6pm

12/26- Holiday Bingo at 6pm

12/29- Holiday Bingo at 6pm

Hanukkah Menorah at San Diego Resort Hotel

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Celebrate the lighting of the Menorah nightly. From December 22 – 30, join us at sunset in the main lobby.

Santa hat and Christmas tree ornament on the beach.

Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus will be joining us for breakfast at Acqua California Bistro on December 25. Bring your family and your camera for a great photo opportunity.

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Christmas Dinner

Celebrate Christmas at our signature restaurant, Acqua California Bistro. Give us a call at 619-275-7922 for reservations.

December 24, 25 @ 5-10pm
$69 for Adults, $89 with Wine Pairing, $25 for Children under 12

markers, paper, and crafts activities for children

Game Room

Enjoy hours of family fun in our game room located in one of our Conference Center ballrooms. The game room will be open daily from 8am to 8pm on December 19 – January 4.

Girl at Christmas with gift boxes

Holiday Workshops

Both children and adults are invited to get crafty with us this holiday season. Join us for holiday workshops on the dates below at 2pm. Craft projects and pricing will vary.

12/20 – 12/24, 12/26 – 12/28, 12/30, 12/31, 1/1, 1/4

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New Year’s Eve Celebration

Ring in 2019 with a five-course dinner at our signature restaurant, Acqua California Bistro, and live entertainment, and a balloon drop in The Olive Lounge. For reservations give us a call at 619-275-7922.

Holidays Are Here

Start a barefoot and beachy family holiday tradition.

Holidays Are Here

Start a barefoot and beachy family holiday tradition.


Meet Me at The Spa

Put relaxation, revitalization and rejuvenation at the center of your stay with our signature Noble massage. Give yourself the time needed to take a break from vacation fun and focus on yourself.


Gift Cards Now Available

Give the gift of exploration, adventure or relaxation in sunny San Diego. Gift cards to San Diego Mission Bay Resort, Covewood and Spa Brezza are now available for purchase.