Experience The Magic Of The Holiday Season At The Iconic La Valencia Hotel In La Jolla

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no better place to celebrate than the historic La Valencia Hotel, a cherished destination for over 95 years. With a rich history of hosting special moments that create lasting memories, La Valencia Hotel is thrilled to announce its exciting lineup of festive events and experiences for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Thursday, November 30

A favorite event to officially kick off the season, join us on November 30th at 4:30PM for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Delight in homemade treats, live music, carolers, and children’s crafts while counting down to the tree lighting at 5:45PM. This event is open to all, and no reservations are required for entry.

Holiday Tea: Fridays in December (Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)

Experience the elegance of our Holiday Tea each Friday throughout the month of December. Enjoy a deliciously proper afternoon tea experience with seatings between 11AM-11:30AM. Indulge in delightful treats, tea, and bubbly (for 21+ guests) – $95 per person. La Valencia is thrilled to partner with Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, donating 10% of the proceeds from our Holiday Tea series back to this vital organization. Reservations can be made here.

Gingerbread House Decorating: Wednesday, December 20th

holiday at la valencia hotel

On December 20th, bring your friends and family to decorate gingerbread houses! Enjoy a festive chocolate milk and cookie station, with each guest 21+ receiving a glass of bubbly. The $100 fee includes up to 4 people per party and all of the supplies needed to create the perfectly festive gingerbread house. La Valencia is proud to donate 10% of all proceeds to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Reservations can be made here.

Cozy by the Fireside on Patio Sol: Select Dates in December

La Valencia Holiday Season

Experience the warmth and festivity of “Cozy by the Fireside” on Patio Sol. Join us on select Fridays and Saturdays, and Sundays between December 1-30 from 6PM-9PM. Enjoy a special patio menu, including light bites and holiday beverages, with heaters, blankets, firepits, twinkling lights, and live music. This is a first-come, first-serve event with no reservations required.

Storytime Santa Brunch: Saturdays in December (Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23)

Storytime Santa Brunch

Ho-Ho-Holidays! Enjoy a delightful Santa Brunch on December 2, 9, 16, and 23. Our standard brunch menu will be served from 9AM to 2PM, with a visit from Santa between 11AM and 1PM. Reservations can be made here.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Join us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a special menu available from 3PM onwards. Join us for a three-course, pre-fixe menu ($130 per person) with kid-friendly options, leave the cooking to us, sit back, relax, and create lasting holiday memories with loved ones. Reservations for Christmas Eve, 12/24 can be made here. Reservations for Christmas Day, 12/25 can be made here.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Ring in the New Year with our 5-course dinner with seatings starting at 5PM. Last seating at 9PM. Pricing and menu details to be announced.

NYE Celebration in La Sala

Join us in La Sala lounge to welcome 2024 with a bubbly countdown, live music from 6PM onwards, and champagne specials. This event is for ages 21 and older and is first-come, first-serve.

About La Valencia Hotel

Discover the luxury of La Valencia Hotel, an unforgettable destination that has welcomed guests, including the Hollywood elite, for over 95 years. The hotel boasts 114 luxurious guest rooms, ocean-view dining…..and more.

La Valencia Hotel is a distinguished Historic Hotel of America and proud member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, please visit the La Valencia website here or follow them on Instagram.

See you there, San Diego!

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  • Start Date
    November 30, 2023 4:30 pm
  • End Date
    January 1, 2024 1:00 am
  • Status
    All done
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  • Venue
    • La Valencia Hotel
  • Address
    1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, California 92037
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