Christmas Day Brunch & Dinner at Dockside 1953

Delight in festive fare on Christmas Day with a delicious champagne brunch buffet or a celebratory prix fixe dinner. Whether you dine during the day or evening, enjoy breathtaking views of Mission Bay while enjoying holiday dishes crafted by our talented chef team. Make memories with your loved ones during these special dining experiences at the Bahia Resort Hotel.

Seating is limited and reservations are highly encouraged. Reserve your table online or call (858) 539-7635. (858) 539-7635

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Dine, Cruise and Be Merry Jingle Belle Cruise* | December 23 - 25

Top off your holiday meal this holiday season with a memorable sightseeing cruise on the waters of Mission Bay complete with holiday music, carolers, and Santa Claus! Featuring treats like hot cocoa, holiday cookies, and a cash bar, this festive voyage is the perfect way to spend quality time with friends or family.


*Reservations required and all guests must have ticket, regardless of age. Hotel guests must present room key or wristband. Outside food or beverage not permitted. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID to consume alcohol. Hotel reserves the right to refuse service based on applicable laws.

Christmas Champagne Brunch Menu

December 25 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Holiday buffet favorites at Dockside 1953

$110+ Adult | $50+ Children (under 12) | Complimentary (Under 5)


Assorted Scones, Muffins, Croissants, and Danishes


Die-Cast Rosemary Rolls

Breakfast Favorites

Belgian Waffles
Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Chips, Fresh Berries, Whipped Butter

Made-to-Order Omelets
Choice of Eggs, Assorted Fresh Vegetables, Meats, Cheese, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Country Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes

Santa Barbara-Smoked Salmon
Sliced Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Capers, Lemon, Herb-Whipped Cream Cheese, Mini Plain and Everything Bagels

Fruit and Salad

Fresh Sliced Fruit
Assorted Melons, Pineapple, Grapes, Berries

California Charcuterie Board
Toma Table Cheese, Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Shaft Blue Cheese, Local Salumi, Marinated Olives, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Crackers, Baguettes

Mixed Green Salad
Assorted House-Made Dressings

Grilled Winter Vegetable Salad


Poached Shrimp, Crab Claws, Oysters on the Half Shell
Cocktail Sauce, Apple Mignonette, Horseradish


Slow-Roasted Garlic and Herb Prime Rib
Au Jus, Creamy Horseradish

Baked Luxardo Cherry-Glazed Christmas Ham

Pan-Seared Steelhead Trout

Scallop Potatoes

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Fresh Market Vegetables


Holiday Cookies, Decadent Desserts, House-Baked Pies, Sweet Treats

Mimosa Station

Assorted Juices, Sparkling Wine, Garnishes

Christmas Dinner Menu

December 25 | 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

3-Course Christmas Dinner at Dockside 1953

$80+ Per Person | kids menu available

Starter (choice of one)

Baby Kale and Roasted Pear Salad
Kale, Valbreso Cheese, Heirloom Pears, Spiced Almonds, Maple Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Caramelized Ginger Soup
Cilantro Crema, Toasted Coconut

Entrée (choice of one)

Bone-In Short Rib
Nueske's Bacon, House-Made Crème Fraîche, Charred Asparagus, Shiitake Mushrooms, Shaved Asiago

Miso-Marinated Steelhead Trout
Forbidden Rice, Cauliflower Puree, Grilled Asparagus, Sherry-Brown Butter Emulsion

Island-Brined Mary’s Chicken
Oven-Roasted Chicken, King's Hawaiian Black Garlic Bread Pudding, Caramelized Heirloom Baby Carrots, Local Oyster Mushrooms


Buche De Noel
Chocolate Roulade, Decadent Cream Filling

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