It’s The Most Wonderful Time At La Valencia Hotel With Their Lineup Of Holiday Happenings

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Pink Lady, La Jolla’s iconic La Valencia Hotel. From the historic property’s annual tree lighting to a new festive holiday experience on Patio Sol and gingerbread house making, there are plenty of opportunities to make merry with family and friends.

La Valencia Hotel tree lighting

Tree lighting

December 1st | Festivities begin at 4:30PM | The event is complimentary and open to the public

Kick-off the holiday season with La Valencia’s festive tree lighting tradition. Both the La Sala tree and outdoor display (to illuminate Patio Sol) will be lit simultaneously. Guests will enjoy warm holiday beverages, housemade treats, live music, carolers, and children’s crafts while counting down to the tree lighting at 5:45PM. Festivities begin at 4:30PM.

For those looking to make the evening even more special, dining reservations are strongly encouraged through OpenTable for seating in Mediterranean Room and the Ocean View Terrace.


Holiday Tea at Mediterranean Room

December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th l Seatings between 11-11:30AM

Enjoy a special holiday tea service at La Valencia, featuring fine, French DAMMANN Frères teas, paired with housemade sconces, delectable tea sandwiches, assorted mini pastries, and more, plus a glass of bubbly.

$85/adult + $45/child. Now accepting reservations through OpenTable.

Cozy by the Fireside on Patio Sol

“Cozy by the Fireside” on Patio Sol

Friday and Saturday evenings, December 2nd through 30th

Gather with friends and family at La Valencia’s first-ever pop-up patio experience this holiday season on Patio Sol. Get cozy with blankets, firepits, twinkling lights, and holiday decor and enjoy a special patio menu, including light bites (Ahi Poke Nachos, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Flatbread, and more) and festive beverages (Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy, Apple Cider Mule, Negroni Sbagliato, and more), all set to live music.

First come, first serve – no reservations.

Storytime brunch with Santa Claus

Storytime Brunch with Santa

December 3rd, 10th, 17th and 18th | Santa visits from 11AM to 1PM | Brunch is served 9AM-2PM

Santa Claus is coming to the Pink Lady! Join jolly ol’ Saint Nick for storytime and the Mediterranean Room’s decadent weekend brunch, featuring the signature La V Cinnamon Roll, Chorizo Benedict, Belgian Waffles, and more. Brunch Reservations now available through OpenTable.

gingerbread house

Gingerbread House Decorating with Executive Pastry Chef Kari

December 19th | 11AM

Start a sweet new holiday tradition, gingerbread house decorating led by La Valencia’s Executive Pastry Chef Kari. Use homemade colorful icings, candies, holiday treats to decorate your own gingerbread house, surrounded by twinkling lights and festive holiday decor. While decorating, kids will enjoy a festive chocolate milk and cookie station and each guest 21+ will receive a glass of bubbly.

Now accepting reservations through OpenTable. $100/ per gingerbread house.

*Houses will be pre-assembled and ready for your whimsical touch.

La Valencia lobby during christmas

For more info on La Valencia Hotel’s holiday happenings, click here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2022 11:00 am
  • End Date
    December 30, 2022 9:00 pm
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    • La Valencia Hotel
  • Address
    1132 Prospect St.
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