Holiday Events and Dining

Deck Your Bungalow Deck Your Bungalow

Deck Your Bungalow

As you plan your holiday getaway, we invite you to relax, embrace the spirit of the season and leave the decorating to us!

LEARN MORE

Holiday Caffè &  Market Holiday Caffè & Market

Holiday Caffè & Market

November & December

For holiday gatherings and gifting, shop a variety of gourmet gift baskets, seasonally inspired Resort-made gelatos, pastries, panettone, seasonal treats and other holiday desserts prepared fresh daily. Custom cakes and desserts may be ordered in advance for holiday entertaining.

Yuletide Tea Yuletide Tea

Yuletide Tea

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. on November 25 – December 25

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.

To make a reservation, please call 877.759.8065.

$65 per adult, $40 per child and complimentary bomboloncini and hot cocoa for children under age 4; price excludes tax and service charge. Reservations required.

Hanukkah Feasts Hanukkah Feasts

Hanukkah Feasts

December 12 – 20

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with lunch and dinner specials. Coliseum Pool & Grill serves up traditional Hanukkah dishes, such as braised brisket, crispy latkes and baked kugel. Does not include kosher cuisine.

To make a reservation, please call 877.759.8065 or visit opentable.com.

Children's Gingerbread House Decorating Children's Gingerbread House Decorating

Children's Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 17 at 10 a.m.

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. Parent supervision is required throughout the class for all children ages 10 and younger.

$85 per person; price excludes tax and gratuity. Advance ticket purchase required on Eventbrite.com.

Kris Kringle Story Time Mingle Kris Kringle Story Time Mingle

Kris Kringle Story Time Mingle

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 25 through December 24

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.

Complimentary for guests and locals

Santa Calls Santa Calls

Santa Calls

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 18-24; complimentary for resort guests who reserve in advance through the Concierge. View the form to reserve.

Bedtime Stories with Santa’s Helpers Bedtime Stories with Santa’s Helpers

Bedtime Stories with Santa’s Helpers

December 18-24

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.

Complimentary for resort guests who reserve in advance through the concierge. View the form to reserve. 

Winter Wonders at Camp Pelican Winter Wonders at Camp Pelican

Winter Wonders at Camp Pelican

December 16-31
Special seasonal activities, crafts and games fill Camp Pelican with holiday cheer for children ages 4 – 12.

Morning, afternoon or full-day sessions available. Resort guests only. Advance reservations required through the concierge. 

 

Christmas Day Ballroom Brunch Christmas Day Ballroom Brunch

Christmas Day Ballroom Brunch

Monday, December 25

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate Christmas overlooking the Pacific Ocean with an unforgettable feast of traditional cuisine, accompanied by live entertainment. Children’s activities include Santa Claus photos, cupcake decorating and children’s entertainment programs at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations recommended.

See the Menu

To make a reservation, please call 877.759.8065.

$125 per adult, $65 per child under age 12; price excludes tax and service charge.

Christmas at Andrea Christmas at Andrea

Christmas at Andrea

December 24 & 25

An Italian holiday festa comes to Andrea on Christmas Eve from 5 to 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, Andrea features an all-day special menu from noon to 10 p.m. with a variety of holiday dishes served in the ocean-view dining room.

See the Menu

To make a reservation, please call 877.759.8065 or visit opentable.com.

$140 per adult; price excludes tax and service charge.

Christmas at Pelican Grill Christmas at Pelican Grill

Christmas at Pelican Grill

December 24 & 25

Pelican Grill chefs present a California prix fixe Christmas Eve dinner from 5–10 p.m. Live entertainers perform in the lounge from 6:30–10 p.m. On Christmas Day, enjoy a California grill three-course menu from 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., as well as a limited regular menu and special lounge menu.

See the Menu

To make a reservation, please call 877.759.8065 or visit opentable.com.

$120 per adult, $60 per child; price excludes tax and service charge.

Christmas at Coliseum Pool & Grill Christmas at Coliseum Pool & Grill

Christmas at Coliseum Pool & Grill

Monday, December 25

Delight in a classic California Christmas overlooking the Pacific Coast, with an ocean-view breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. – noon. An à la carte menu is available from noon – 10 p.m.

See the Menu

To make a reservation, please call 877.759.8065 or visit opentable.com.

Breakfast Buffet: $60 per adult, $30 per child; price excludes tax and service charge.

Fireside Bungalow & Villa Holiday Dining Fireside Bungalow & Villa Holiday Dining

Fireside Bungalow & Villa Holiday Dining

Cozy up by your fireplace on Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with traditional holiday dinner fare, available from 5 – 10 p.m. through in-room dining.