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Holidays

Festivities For All

The holiday season is all about creating and sharing memories with the ones who matter most, which is why we’ve created so many family-friendly events and activities that everyone will enjoy this holiday season.

Family Fun

Santa’s parking his sleigh and setting up shop in the Main Estate Lobby, where he’ll be reading stories, taking photos and delighting kids of all ages. Gather ‘round the gingerbread display for three story times at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., and be sure to stick around during intermission to take photos and visit with jolly old St. Nick.

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 23 through December 23 beginning at 3 p.m.; complimentary for guests and locals.

Every child dreams of Santa’s visit, and his little helpers are a step ahead of jolly St. Nick this holiday season. As Santa prepares for his big night back at the North Pole, his elves are bringing joy to all the good boys and girls staying at Pelican Hill. As a special treat for our young guests, Santa’s elves will stop by your Bungalow or Villa with a bedtime story, milk and cookies.

Available December 1824; complimentary for resort guests who reserve 72 hours in advance through the concierge, as first come, first served availability allows.

Santa Claus has a special treat for kids this holiday season. During the week leading up to Christmas, St. Nick himself will call your room with a personalized greeting sure to surprise and delight. And the best part? We’ll cover the long distance charges from the North Pole—your personalized call from Santa is included in your stay.

Available December 1824; complimentary for resort guests who reserve 72 hours in advance through the concierge, as first come, first served availability allows.

The Resort at Pelican Hill presents a magical afternoon tea time in the Great Room Social Lounge with special princess appearances and readings of classic children’s story books by the fireside.

Sundays, October 14 and November 11 from 24 p.m.
$65* per adult and $45* per child under age 12. Parent supervision is required for all children in attendance. Pricing excludes tax and service charge.

Pelican Hill’s Pastry Chef highlights a favorite holiday tradition in this culinary class. Children ages 5 and older will enjoy lunch and create a masterpiece to take home.

Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 16 at 10 a.m.
$95* per person. Parent supervision is required throughout the class for all children ages 10 and younger. Pricing excludes tax and service charge.

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Special seasonal activities, crafts and games fill Camp Pelican with holiday cheer for children ages 4–12. Morning, afternoon or full-day sessions available.

Available December 15-31; Resort guests only.

The holidays are Santa’s cup of tea, and we’re thrilled he’ll be joining us in the Great Room Social Lounge all season long for a modern twist on the time-honored tradition of gathering for afternoon tea. Sip contemporary blends featuring classic selections and emerging tea markets while you nosh on savory and sweet small bites. Tea-based cocktails and sparkling wines available à la carte.

Available Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 2–5 p.m. from November 23 through December 24
$75* per adult and $55* per child under age 12. Pricing excludes tax and service charge.

As you plan your holiday getaway at your Newport Coast “home away from home,” we invite you to relax, embrace the spirit of the season and leave the decorating to us! Simply select from our holiday décor packages to deck out your Villa or Bungalow, from garlands, wreaths and poinsettias to fresh pine trees, twinkling terrace lights and complete tabletop settings. We welcome you to bring your holiday keepsakes along or request custom décor, such as personalized stockings and special ornaments. Package options and pricing available upon request.

Children ages 4–12 are invited to a celebration just for kids at Camp Pelican from 5 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., with festive games, crafts, dinner and a holiday movie to ring in the New Year!

Monday, December 31 for $135 per child; Resort guests only.