Holiday Happenings 2023

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Nov. 17 through Jan. 7 – “All That Jazz” Lightshow Spectacular at The Del – redesigned for 2023, 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. 7 – 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. 17 through Jan. 7 – Frostbite Lounge at The Del – the best seat in the house with cozy fire pits that line the ice rink

Nov. 17 through Jan. 7 – Beachside Igloos at The Del – beachside igloo accommodates up to eight guests with fire pit, s’mores supplies and a dedicated server

Nov. 25 – Dec. 24“Respectfully Christmas” – at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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. 1-31Silent Night Duffy Cruise – Enjoy twinkling lights in this private chartered nighttime cruise through the marine and nearby Cays

Dec. 6Holiday 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 “skydiving Santa” parachuting in to join the festivities, and a fireworks show

Dec. 7Holiday Ikebana Demonstration with Marina Khudobina – Ikebana is a Japanese type of artistic flower arranging. Create a different type of centerpiece for your holiday table this year!

Dec. 8Holiday Concert with the San Diego Mandolin Orchestra

Dec. 9Breakfast with Santa – this event is sold out

Dec. 9 – Selfies with Santa 🎅🏽 at Coronado Ferry Landing, 12-3pm.

Dec. 9Shop Small Saturday, Again! Coronado MainStreet hosts annual event

Dec. 9 – FOCUS Creating Magic Holiday Party – at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club

Dec. 9 & 10Musica Vitale’s “Oratorio De Noël” Concert in Coronado on Dec. 10

Dec. 10Ride the Lights – meet at Spreckels Park on your decorated bike at 4:45pm 🚲

Dec. 10 – Candy Cane Lane opens! See one of the most decorated streets by visiting the 400 block of Country Club Lane. Check out of the history of this tradition.

Dec. 10San Diego Bay Parade of Lights – boat parade (week 1 of 2)

Dec. 11Christmas Luncheon Bridge and Bay Garden Club

Dec. 12 – Toddler Storytime: Hanukkah – The library welcomes a guest storytime host, Ms. Zeldi, to share the story of Hanukkah. This interactive storytime includes some treats, songs, and fun!

Dec. 15 – Preschool Storytime: Santa – Listen to The Night Before Christmas featuring a special surprise guest: Santa himself!  After the storytime, kids can get pictures with Santa (time-permitting).

Dec. 15Christmas Movie Night – free showing of “Elf” at the Ferry Landing

Dec. 15-17 Holiday Cabaret at Coronado Playhouse

Dec. 16Holiday Sing-Along with the Coronado Ukulele Club

Dec. 16Selfies with Santa 🎅🏽 at Coronado Ferry Landing, 12-3pm.

Dec. 16 – Coronado Golf Cart Holiday Parade – decorate your golf cart and join the fun.  Starts at 4:30 pm with a meetup at Star Park Circle. Beep beep!

Dec. 16Holidays in Coronado concert by the Coronado Philharmonia Orchestra – annual Christmas concert in collaboration with CoSA

Dec. 17Coronado Mistletoe Mile at 9am on Coronado Beach ($20 to register).

Dec. 17San Diego Bay Parade of Lights – boat parade (week 2 of 2)

Dec. 18-26 – Coronado Menorah Lighting at the Hotel del Coronado. 4:30pm (5:30pm on Dec 24) Celebrate Chanukah with a nightly Menorah lighting in The Del’s beautiful Garden Patio, hosted by the Chabad of Coronado.

Dec. 19-22Rotary Santa gift drop-off between the hours of noon and 5pm, Dec. 19-22 at Coronado Chase Bank to have Santa deliver gifts on Christmas Eve

Dec. 20CIFF Classic Film Series – “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) at Village Theatre

Dec. 20 – Coronado Senior Association Christmas Holiday Luncheon. $5 for lunch and a chance to win door prizes. Wear your favorite holiday sweater. Reservations are required.
Call for event details: 619.522.7343

Dec. 24 – Rotary Santa delivers gifts from 5pm-7pm. Get details here.

Dec. 24Christmas Eve Dinner at The Del – Celebrate Christmas Eve in the spectacular Southpointe Ballroom with a lavish festive spread, full of traditional favorites and culinary delights

Dec. 25Christmas Day Brunch at The Del – Guests will feast in the new Southpointe Ballroom, with a festive spread full of traditional favorites and sweet treats

Dec. 25Christmas Day at Crown Landing – A lavish seafood and Pho noodle buffet; steak, lobster and mushroom risotto main dishes, decadent desserts and more

Dec. 31Smokehouse Rockin’ New Year’s Eve  – Rock in the new year with a night of music, merriment and memories to last a lifetime at the new Smokehouse & Bar at the Historic Laundry


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.