Holiday Happenings 2021

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Nov. 20 – FOCUS Holiday Boutique – More than 40 booths will feature upscale clothing, artwork, craft soaps and candles, one-of-a kind jewelry pieces, handbags, children’s clothing, special holiday foods, serving pieces and a whole host of gift items

Nov. 20 – FOL Holiday Sale – Find books, audiobooks, DVDs, cards and more

Nov. 21 through Dec. 26 – Fair Trade Décor holiday sale specials

Nov. 22 through Jan. 2Home for the Holidays at The Del – Spectacular lights, decor, activities, culinary delights and more, guided by this year’s theme – ‘Home for the Holidays’

Nov. 22 through Jan. 2Skating by the Sea at The Del – beachfront ice rink at Windsor Lawn welcomes skaters of all ages in an incomparable backdrop with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean

Nov. 25 – Turkey Trot – 8th annual event at 8am on Thanksgiving morning

Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving Dinner at The Del – a Thanksgiving dinner in the legendary Crown and Coronet Room

Nov. 27 – Shop Small Saturday – support our local independent businesses and grab a Passport and enter to win $250, $100, or $50 in Coronado Currency

Nov. 28-Dec. 6 – Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa at sundown each evening

Nov. 30 – Hanukkah Storytime geared to ages 2 to 5 but all ages are welcome

Dec. 1 – Craft and Cider by the Tree – casual afternoon at the Spreckels Center

Dec. 1-15 – Letters to Santa – Bring your child, with their letter to Santa to drop in the North Pole Express Mailbox at the Community Center. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to facilitate Santa’s reply

Dec. 1, 9-11, 16-18, 22-24 – Pictures with Santa at The Del – guests of all ages can capture a classic photo with Old St. Nick

Dec. 2 – Chanukah on Ice – lighting of the menorah, donuts and latkes, and ice skating at the Hotel del Coronado ice rink

Dec. 2-Jan. 1 – Complimentary Hot Cocoa & Cookies in the lobby at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa *Thursdays through Saturdays from 4pm to 8pm

Dec. 3 – Santa Storytime – storytime at the Library with Ms. Natalie and a special guest

Dec. 3 – Book Signing – Stop by Fair Trade Décor before the parade and meet local children’s author Marianne Blackstone Tabner for a book signing of Taking Turns

Dec. 3 – Gingerbread House Decorating Party – All ages welcome for treats and a hot cocoa bar

Dec. 3 – Coronado Holiday Parade & Open House – This special tradition culminates with carol singing and a a Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Rotary Park

Dec. 4 – Artisans Alley Craft Fair – Do your holiday shopping with a wide selection of more than 150 vendors selling homemade crafts and unique holiday gifts

Dec. 5 – Christmas at Coronado – the Coronado Philharmonia Orchestra will perform its first Christmas concert for the community; and CSF sponsorship will pay for each CSF-funded band program student (Village, Silver Strand and CMS) AND their families to attend for free

Dec. 6 – Holiday Festival at The Del – Coronado school performances, skydiving Santa, photos with Santa, Skating by the Sea®, and more

Dec. 6 & 13 – Donation Deadlines for Junior Enlisted Military Christmas Store

Dec. 8 – Comfort & Joy holiday performance by the Community Chorus

Dec. 8 – A Treasury of Christmas Humor with Richard Lederer

Dec. 11 – Breakfast with Santa – at the Coronado Community Center, limited number of tickets available

Dec. 11 – Sail with Santa – two sail times offered aboard the Aolani Catamaran

Dec. 11 – Holiday Sing-a-Long – with Marilyn Rees, Rob Taylor, & Mary Taylor

Dec. 12 – Ride the Lights – meet at Spreckels Park with your decorated bike at 4:45pm

Dec. 12 & 19 – San Diego Bay Parade of Lights – Annual boat parade on San Diego Bay 

Dec. 15-25 – Jingle Roast at The Del – Guests will don Santa hats as they snuggle up around the fire and roast holiday s’mores

Dec. 17, 19-21 – Victorian Tea at The Del – guests will enjoy a variety of teas, finger sandwiches, sweets and music

Dec. 17, 19-21 – Gingerbread Houses at The Del – decorate festive Gingerbread Houses in the Ocean Ballroom

Dec. 21 – Sleigh Ride to Nostalgia – Top Hat Reader’s Theatre performance

Dec. 22 & 23 – A Christmas Carol – presented by CoSA at the Coronado Performing Arts Center

Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Dinner at The Del – Celebrate Christmas Eve in the spectacular Crown and Coronet Room with a lavish festive spread

Dec. 25 – Christmas Day Dinner at The Del – feast with loved ones in the spectacular Crown Room and Coronet Room, where a festive spread full of traditional favorites and sweet treats await

Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Gala at The Del – Ring in the New Year at a roaring ’20s gala, as the iconic Crown Room transforms into a Great Gatsby themed speakeasy

Jan. 1, 2022 – New Year’s Day Brunch at The Del – Enjoy the first meal of 2022 with The Del’s famed brunch in the stunning Crown Room

Have a favorite Coronado holiday tradition that we haven’t included?
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