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

Kris Kringle Story Time Mingle Kris Kringle Story Time Mingle

Kris Kringle Story Time Mingle

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 25 through December 24 beginning at 3 p.m.; complimentary for guests and locals.

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

Bedtime Stories with Santa’s Helpers

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 18–24; complimentary for resort guests who reserve 72 hours in advance through the concierge, as first come, first served availability allows.

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 72 hours in advance through the concierge, as first come, first served availability allows.

Princess Tea & Story Time Princess Tea & Story Time

Princess Tea & Story Time

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.

Available Sundays, October 15 and November 12 from 2–4 p.m. for $55* per adult and $ 45* per child under age 12. Parent supervision is required for all children in attendance.

Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating

Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating

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 9 & Sunday, December 17 at 10 a.m. for $85* per person. Parent supervision is required throughout the class for all children ages 10 and younger.

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Winter Wonders at Camp Pelican Winter Wonders at Camp Pelican

Winter Wonders at Camp Pelican

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 16-31; Resort guests only.

Yuletide Tea Yuletide Tea

Yuletide Tea

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 25 through December 25 for $65* per adult and $40* per child under age 12.

Deck Your Villa or Bungalow for the Holidays Deck Your Villa or Bungalow for the Holidays

Deck Your Villa or Bungalow for the Holidays

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.

New Year’s Eve Pajama Party at Camp Pelican New Year’s Eve Pajama Party at Camp Pelican

New Year’s Eve Pajama Party at Camp Pelican

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

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