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Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California, 92101, USA TEL: +1-619-564-3333 FAX: +1-619-564-3344

Holiday by the Bay

We are excited to continue our tradition of featuring an oversized Christmas Tree on our Bayfront Pier. Memorable family activities, outdoor holiday movies, weekend trips to Coronado Island on the Coronado Beach Bus, and the Naughty or Nice drink menu in our restaurants will continue as we celebrate the season. We invite the public and our hotel guests to enjoy the festivities with us as the family activities are available on the weekends starting on Thanksgiving and going through Christmas.

  • 1. The Holidays Just Got Brighter

    Enjoy nightly light shows at our oversized Christmas Tree on the pier next to the San Diego Bay this holiday season from December 3 - December 31, 2021.

    Santa holding up a red light
  • Holiday by the Bay Marquee

    2. Stay by the Bay

    Imagine waking up to the San Diego Bay surrounded by festive offerings and events. Book your stay with us to enjoy all that our Holiday by the Bay programming has to offer!

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  • 3. Coronado Beach Bus

    Hop aboard the Coronado Beach Bus for a ride to legendary Coronado Island. Enjoy festive decorations around Main Street and at Hotel del Coronado. Fridays 5-9pm, Saturdays 11am-8pm, Sundays 9am-3pm.

    Coronado Beach Bus
  • Movie clapper board with a Santa hat on top

    4. Holiday Movies

    Cuddle up under the stars and watch your favorite holiday movie! Saturdays at 7pm at Promenade Plaza throughout the holiday season. Dec 4 - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dec 11 - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG-13), Dec 18 - A Christmas Story, Dec 25 - The Santa Clause.

  • 5. Photos with Santa

    Visit Santa Saturday Evenings from 4-6pm in Odysea Library or start your day off with the jolly Saint Nicolas himself Sundays from 9-11am in Hudson & Nash!

    Santa taking a picture with a camera
  • Photo Contest

    6. Photo Contest

    Snap a photo of your Holiday by the Bay, follow @HiltonBayfront on Instagram and use the hashtag #HOLIDAYBYTHEBAY in your caption for your chance at winning a two-night stay with us.

  • 7. Naughty or Nice Happy Hour

    Whether you have been Naughty or Nice this year, treat yourself to one of our Naughty or Nice cocktails from Hudson & Nash, On the Rocks Food Truck, and Odysea Lounge and indulge a little for the holidays. 2 OFF Naughty or Nice Drinks from 4 6pm, Friday & Saturday!

    On the Rocks
  • Various prepared dishes

    8. Holiday Treats & Eats

    Stop by The Cannery for seasonal treats and eats perfect for the whole family. Featuring Santa's cookies and other holiday favorites, our market has something for everyone.

  • 9. Holiday Activities

    Stocking and ornament decorating and letters to Santa are complimentary for hotel guests! Visit our Recreation Agents in Odysea Library Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 4-7pm.

    Child writing a letter to Santa
  • Boat Decorated with Lights

    10. Parade of Lights

    With views from our guestrooms and from Holiday by the Bay, the 50th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain Bayfront crowds.

    Dates: December 12 & 19, 2021
    Times: Parade begins at 5:30 p.m.

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