Holiday Bliss at The Grand

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Make spirits bright this holiday season in sunny San Diego amid twinkling palms and a dazzling 30-foot Christmas tree! Celebrate the holidays in true San Diego style – gather with loved ones enjoying various activities throughout our coastal canyon. Enjoy skating on our Glice rink, shop at the European-styled market, savor holiday dining, visits from Santa, afternoon tea, and toast to a merry season for all.

A Grand Thanksgiving

Come and join us at Fairmont Grand Del Mar and savor the season with a festive yet traditional Thanksgiving feast! Executive Chef Bryn McArthur has concocted a delicious three-course menu at Amaya and a delightful family style menu at the Manchester Salon featuring all your favorite fall flavors. All you have to do is gather with friends and family and give thanks over an exquisite meal with loved ones.

Three-course tasting menu
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$195 per adult, $98 per child, exclusive of tax, gratuity and alcohol

Manchester Salon
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thanksgiving Family Style with appetizer and dessert buffet
$240 per person, $120 per child, including tax and gratuity
Alcohol is not included

Holiday Festivities

We look forward to welcoming you for a December to remember. Get ready to jingle-bell rock (out) with carolers and live music, skating on our Glice Rink with Santa each weekend, shopping at the holiday market and so much more!

Book your chalet cabana or firepit and gather ‘round the fire with the ones you love making memories (and s’mores!). With a full holiday cocktail and food menu featuring your favorite festive flavors, you’re sure to Be Merry at The Grand this holiday season.

Cabana reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase of food and beverage is required with a cabana booking. Walk-ins available to enjoy the bar and activities.

Glice Skating and Holiday Market

This winner the Del Mar Social Club will be transforming to a festive holiday market for food, crafts, gift shopping and fun with a magical Glice rink for skating.


Join us at Fairmont Grand Del Mar for some recreational skating on an eco-friendly Glice rink on weekends between November 26 and January 29, or daily December 19 through December 30. You can bring your own ice skates, but no recreational shoes are allowed.


Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Monday through Friday 12/19-12/30: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

$38 per person for the skating including skate rental and tax 

Holiday market is a la carte

Eat, Drink, Be Merry

Holiday Tea

Holiday Afternoon tea is infused with Holiday cheer! Featuring a scrumptious menu with your favorite festive scones, sandwiches and sweet treats, there’s no better place to enjoy the sights, scenes, and flavors this season.

Every Saturday & Sunday in December, plus every day from 12/17 through12/24

Every Saturday and Sunday December
December 2nd and 3rd
December 9th and 10th
December the 12th and 13th

Every day from the 17th through the 24th
December 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 included

Seating 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

$125 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity
$65 per child, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Christmas Eve Dinner

Enjoy a Grand Feast this Christmas Eve at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. For this exquisite dinner Executive Chef Bryn McArthur has concocted a lavish Christmas Eve four-course dinner menu at Amaya with a festive flare you are sure to remember.

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

$205 per person, $105 per child, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Christmas Day at Amaya

This fantastic all day Christmas four-course dining at Amaya will ignite your senses, guaranteeing that you have an enjoyable celebration. With world class service and festive, elegant surroundings, this Christmas at Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a great way to round off the most festive of days.

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

$225 per person, $115 per child, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Christmas Day at the Manchester Salon

Fairmont Grand Del Mar is keeping the magic of Christmas dreams alive with spectacular festive dining event at the Manchester Salon with a buffet featuring an array of culinary delights including traditional holiday favorites for all the family to the sound of live entertainment.

10:30 am to 3:00 pm

$260 per person, $130 per child, includes tax and gratuity
Does not include alcohol