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Event Spotlight: Winter Wonderland at The Grand

Celebrate your Grandest holiday season ever at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Southern California's highest awarded luxury resort!

Why not start a new holiday tradition this year and experience the magic of this Winter Wonderland set in a picturesque location in an Old World Mediterranean estate filled with 1920s charm.

Year after year, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar has held nothing back in creating a beautiful holiday environment where visitors can stay, play, and be merry. 

Skate with your sweetheart under the twinkling palms or take a whimsical ride on the Ferris wheel and carousel. Tell stories with Santa Clause himself with the kids by the fully decorated 25-foot tree or getaway to the Moët & Chandon Champaign Garden for fireside S’ mores and traditional holiday drinks.

There's no better place to be if you’re in the San Diego area this year and would like to feel the touch of winter magic.

Enjoy the following:

  • Ice Skating Rink with Performances
  • Snow Hill with Sledding (new!)
  • Carousel and Ferris Wheel Rides
  • S’mores Roasting Around Fire Pits
  • Photo Ops with Santa
  • Holiday Character Storytime and Appearances
  • Moët & Chandon Champagne Garden and Festive Refreshments
  • The Grand 25-Foot Christmas Tree
  • Holiday Shopping
  • Christmas Carollers
  • Live Music on Friday Nights

Schedule & Pricing

Winter Wonderland at The Grand

Saturday, November 30, 2019 – Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Monday – Thursday, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Friday – Sunday and Select Holidays, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parking: $20 per car, cash only.

Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Ice Skating for All Ages

November 30 – January 1

Monday – Thursday, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday – Sunday and select holidays, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

$35 per skater.

Rink-side fire-pit/fireside lounges are available for reservation here.

Santa Sightings

December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 24 (3:00pm-6:00pm)

Bring the kids and your camera for a photo op with Santa Claus at Winter Wonderland at The Grand.

Holiday Afternoon Tea

Dec 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 (2:00pm-4:00pm)


Enjoy the resort’s elegant Afternoon Tea infused with holiday cheer and live music.

$65 per adult, $35 per child (4 – 12 years old)


24 hours’ notice required.


For Reservations: (858) 314-1996

New Year’s Eve Dining

Dec 31 (New Year's Eve)



5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Commemorate a Grand year with eight courses of contemporary haute cuisine at MICHELIN-starred Addison.

$375 per person*



5:30 pm & 8:00 pm


Count down to the new year with a three- or five-course tasting menu and countless seasonal flavors.


5:30pm seating: $129 per adult, includes three courses and glass of Champagne*


8:00pm seating: $299 per adult, includes five courses with wine pairings and complimentary entrance to The Grand New Year’s Eve Party with a welcome glass of Champagne*

The Grand New Year’s Eve Party

Ring in 2020 at the party of the year. Raise a glass of bubbly and dance the night away with live music by Francoise & The Groove Squad. There’s no better way to ring in 2020 than to revel at California’s #1 Luxury Resort.


$40 per person

Table & Bottle Service from $199.

Must be 21+ and present valid ID at check-in.


For Reservations: (858) 314-1996

The Full Winter Wonderland Package


* Luxury guestroom or suite accommodations

* 2 ice skating rink tickets per day

* 1 s’mores kit for fireside roasting per stay

* Complimentary valet parking

* Children 5 years of age and under eat free at Amaya



From $399 per night, Sunday – Thursday


From $449 per night, Friday – Saturday.


Fairmont Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand Del Mar Court

San Diego, CA


For more information, please call (858) 314-1996 or visit granddelmar.com.

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