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 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.

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 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.

Del Mar Social Club Hours:

Fridays, Starting November 25 | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays | November 26 through January 1 | 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 23 | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30 | 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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. Cabana packages available.

Tree Lighting

KICK OFF THE HOLIDAYS AT THE TREE LIGHTING

Fairmont Grand Del Mar will officially launch the holiday season with a tree lighting at Del Mar Social Club the day after Thanksgiving. Please join us at 5:30pm to celebrate the magic of the season with the lighting of the 25-foot holiday tree. Enjoy culinary delights, Glice skating and festive libations.

Friday, November 25 | 5 pm to 9 pm
Lighting at 5:30 pm

Glice Skating

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

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 14, or daily December 19 through January 1, 2023. Rental skates are available, or you can bring your own, but recreational shoes are not permitted.

HOURS

Fridays, Starting November 25 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays | November 26 through January 14 | 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 23 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30 | 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

$38 per adult | $19 per child for the skating including skate rental and tax 

Holiday Market

Fairmont Grand Del Mar has teamed up with San Diego Made to bring you a beautiful holiday shopping experience. Come shop from several local small businesses who all create their products locally and by hand. Each weekend on both Saturday and Sunday we will be rotating vendors to bring you a variety of holiday gifts.

And to add to the festivities, we will have a free wreath making workshop two of the four weekends. This will be a fun way for you and your family to create a special holiday wreath for your home or as a gift.

Come shop, sip and eat as you sit by the fire and enjoy a specially curated holiday experience.

Shopping | 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
November 26 & 27
December 3 & 4
December 10 & 11
December 17 & 18

Complimentary Wreath Workshop | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
November 26 & 27
December 10 & 11

horseback trailride

Festive Trail Rides

Are you looking for a fun and unique adventure during the magic Holiday season? Meet our beautiful equine companions, and awaken your inner explorer with a festive trail ride at Fairmont Grand del Mar.

Embark with friends and family on an hour-long horseback excursion along sagebrush-lined trails past a grove of giant oaks and you will get swept away by nature’s majestic beauty. After being immersed around our 400 acres of coastal canyon scenery, sit comfortably by our cozy outdoor fire pit lounge area and sip a delicious hot chocolate.

Limit 4 people per ride.

December 1 through December 31, 2022
Tuesday through Sunday
9:30 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm

the Nutcracker

Nutcracker Tea

Join us for a delightful Afternoon Tea with holiday flavors and treats on Friday, December 23 followed by the talented dancers of Scripps Performing Arts Academy who will perform the magical traditional holiday ballet: The Nutcracker.

Afternoon Tea: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

A narrated, abridged version of the show begins at 3:15 pm

$170 per adult, $88 per child

Pricing includes afternoon tea, performance, tax and gratuity.

Nutcracker Brunch

Join us for a joyous Holiday Brunch Buffet on Saturday, December 24, followed by the talented dancers of Scripps Performing Arts Academy who will perform the magical traditional holiday ballet: The Nutcracker.

Brunch: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

A narrated, abridged version of the show begins at 11:15 am

$205 per adult, $100 per child

Pricing includes brunch buffet, performance, tax and gratuity

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 and Sunday December
December 3 and 4
December 10 and 11
December 17 and 18

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

12:00 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 our Executive Chef has created a lavish Christmas Eve four-course dinner menu at Amaya with a festive flare you are sure to remember.

December 24 | 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 out the most festive of days.

December 25 | 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 a spectacular festive dinner 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.

December 25 | 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

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

Menu

Holiday Bliss Overnight Stay

Getaway for a night or more to experience the magic of the holiday season.  Twinkling lights, holiday jingles, the smell of pine trees and baked goods.  From Glice skating to shopping our Holiday Market or a relaxing spa treatment to take it all in, there is something for everyone.

Offer includes:

  • S’mores kit (one per stay)
  • One time $100 resort credit
  • Complimentary valet parking

A Grand New Year's

Champagne toast

New Year's Eve - Amaya

Countdown to 2023 with a decadent and festive seasonal five-course dinner specially concocted by Chef Bryn Mc Arthur for the occasion. The evening will continue to the sound of a live band playing various genres to celebrate the New Year.  The late seating will then dance the night away till you ring in the New Year!

$295 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Champagne and caviar

New Year's Eve - The Lobby Lounge

Ring in the New Year in a Grand Way! It’s pure decadence to close out 2022 in the Lobby Lounge.

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Champagne & Caviar Tea | $175 per person

In the evening dance the night away to live music, small bites and party favors to ring in the New Year.

5:00 pm to Midnight – Raw Bar, Caviar and Champagne | A la carte

 

Amaya 2

New Year's Brunch

Kick off 2023 with a delightful and festive prefix three-course menu for brunch at Amaya!  The lavish New Year’s Day brunch will feature sweet delights and savory dishes along with festive libations to get you started off a wonderful new year.

January 1, 2023 | 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
$125 per person, exclusive of tax, gratuity and alcohol

The Gift of Travel

Take a weekend away, enjoy a nice meal or relax in the tranquility of the Spa. Everyone needs a moment to quiet the mind, sooth the body and embolden the spirit. Gift a loved one with time to rest, refresh and rejuvenate in a naturally restorative setting.