Holiday Happenings 2022

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Through Dec. 24Fair Trade Décor – spend $250 in one shopping trip and enter to win the ‘life-size’ plush alpaca as seen in their holiday window display

Nov. 17 through Jan. 1 – Frosted by the Sea at The Del – lights, activities, culinary delights and décor, including new beachside igloos

Nov. 17 through Jan. 1“At First Light” Lightshow at The Del – enhanced for 2022, the grove of Norfolk Island Pines sets the scene for a dynamic light show orchestrated to music, with a finale of snow flurries

Nov. 17 through Jan. 1 – Skating 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. 19 – 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. 21 – Crafting for Kids – Polar Express train car craft for ages up to 11
Nov. 24 – Turkey Trot – 9th annual event on Thanksgiving morning
Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving Dinner at The Del – a Thanksgiving dinner in the beautiful new Southpointe Ballroom
Nov. 26Shop Small Saturday – support our local independent businesses on Small Business Saturday and grab a Passport and enter to win $250, $100, or $50 in Coronado Currency

Nov. 30CIFF Classic Film Series – “The Holiday” (2006) at Village Theatre

Dec. 1Crafts & Cocoa by the Tree – materials are included with the cost, enjoy coffee or cocoa along with a little snack.

Dec. 1Holiday Ikebana Demonstration – Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arrangement

Dec. 1-15Letters 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. 1-24Lamb’s Festival of Christmas – “A Christmas Carol”

Dec. 2Holiday Book Signing – stop by Fair Trade Décor for a signing of “Taking Turns”

gingerbread houseDec. 2Gingerbread House Decorating Party – All ages welcome for hot cocoa and decorating gingerbread houses

Dec. 2Coronado Holiday Parade & Open House – 46th annual parade with carol singing and a [new & improved] tree and menorah lighting at Rotary Park

get a sneak peek at the dazzling new🎄tree

Dec. 3Artisans Alley Craft Fair – Do your holiday shopping with a wide selection of more than 150 vendors selling homemade crafts and unique holiday gifts

Dec. 3Friends of the Library Holiday Book & Gift Sale Start your holiday shopping at the library

Dec. 3Photos with Santa Receive a digital version of a free photo with Santa at the Ferry Landing

Dec. 3Holiday in Coronado – the Coronado Philharmonia Orchestra will perform their second annual Christmas concert in collaboration with CoSA

Dec. 4Golf Cart Rally – sponsored by the Coronado Marines and benefitting Toys for Tots, decorate your golf cart and join the fun

Dec. 5Loews Loves Holidays Tree Lighting Celebration at 5:30pm – You won’t want to miss this spectacle of lights, including the unveiling of our Ginger Bread House competition, caroling, and Santa Claus himself! Hot cocoa and appetizers will be served.

Del HolidayDec. 7Holiday Festival at The Del – Community is invited to The Del for its annual Holiday Festival including Skating by the Sea®, photos with St. Nick, performances by Coronado school children, a special “skydiving Santa” parachuting in to join the festivities, and a fireworks show

Dec. 8Baum’s Christmas Memories – lecture about the history of L. Frank Baum’s Coronado connections

Dec. 10Breakfast with Santa – at the Coronado Community Center

Dec. 10Photos with Santa Receive a digital version of a free photo with Santa at the Ferry Landing

Dec. 11Ride the Lights – meet at Spreckels Park with your decorated bike at 4:45pm

Dec. 11 (& 18)San Diego Bay Parade of Lights – Annual boat parade on San Diego Bay

Dec. 17Photos with Santa Receive a digital version of a free photo with Santa at the Ferry Landing

Dec. 18San Diego Bay Parade of Lights – Annual boat parade on San Diego Bay


Have a favorite Coronado holiday tradition that we haven’t included?
Send an email to [email protected]. We will be regularly updating this list all season long.