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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

Unfortunately, due to the recent Stay at Home orders by the State of California, the remaining Holiday by the Bay events previously scheduled in 2020 are cancelled.

  • 1. The Holidays Just Got Brighter

    Enjoy the bright lights of our oversized Christmas Tree on our Bayfront Pier next to the San Diego Bay this holiday season from November 26 - December 31, 2020.

    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!

  • 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. Nov 28 - Elf, Dec 5 - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dec 12 - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG-13), Dec 19 - A Christmas Story, Dec 26 - The Santa Clause.

  • 5. Photos with Santa

    Enjoy a socially distanced visit and opportunity for photos with Santa in our Lobby Saturdays from 2-4 pm!

    Santa taking a picture with a camera
  • Breakfast with Santa - December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 24 - 8:00-11:00am - Vela Restaurant

    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. On the Rocks

    Grab a bite by the bay from our new Bayfront food truck, On the Rocks! Featuring seasonal holiday specials, a Naughty or Nice drink menu and happy hour, and delicious food truck fare inspired by our neighbors south of the border. Fridays 2-8pm, Saturdays 2-9pm, Sundays 12-4pm.

    On the Rocks
  • Various prepared dishes

    8. Dine by the Bay

    Seasonal treats and eats perfect for your family feasts. Featuring limited-time dishes and drinks, our digital menu has something for everyone. Visit

  • 9. Holiday Activities

    Socially distanced stocking making and letters to Santa are complimentary for hotel guests! Visit our Recreation Agents in Odysea Library Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-6:30pm.

    Child writing a letter to Santa
  • Boat Decorated with Lights

    10. Parade of Lights

    With views from our guest rooms and from the Bayfront boardwalk, the 49th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain Bayfront crowds.

    Dates: Dec 13 & 20, 2020
    Times: Parade begins at 5:30 p.m.

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