Holiday Activities On your San Diego winter vacation

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Bahia Resort Hotel with our lineup of holiday activities. Families can stop by Santa's Letter Station, catch a spirited movie, and make their own s'mores on the patio outside our Residents' Lounge.

Holiday Activities begin November1, 2022 through January 1, 2023

Plan Your Holiday Vacation

NEW! Jingle Belle Cruise December 23-25 | $35* Hotel Guests | $45 General Admission

Make merry memories aboard the Bahia Belle sternwheeler for a sightseeing cruise on Mission Bay, complete with holiday treats like hot cocoa, homemade cookies, and a cash bar. Departing from the Bahia Resort Hotel, this festive voyage is the perfect way to spend a magical evening with friends or family.


*Reservations required and all guests must have a 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.

Treat yourself to hot cocoa and cookies at the Bahia Resort Hotel in Mission Bay, San Diego on your San Diego Winter Vacation

Hot Cocoa, Cider + Treats

Warm up with hot cocoa or hot apple cider and treat yourself to holiday goodies. Look for these complimentary afternoon treats every weekend throughout December.

Friday - Sunday | 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Specials at Dockside 1953

Holiday Cheers

Enjoy Dockside 1953's happy hour specials including 25% off appetizers, specialty cocktails, draft beer, and glasses of wine. All December, dress in a holiday sweater and receive extended happy hour prices.

Monday - Thursday | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gingerbread house display at the Bahia Resort Hotel

Gingerbread House Display

Get into the holiday spirit and check out the gingerbread house display made by our very own team members in the main lobby. Be sure to cast your vote for the winner!

Daily | December 1 - January 1

Elf on a shelf

Elf on a Shelf Scavenger Hunt

A seasonal twist on hide and seek, keep your eyes peeled at the Bahia for the magical elf on a shelf and win a prize.

December 1 - 25 | 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holiday inspired drinks at the Grab-n-Go at Bahia Resort Hotel

Joyous Javas

For a limited time, enjoy holiday-inspired coffee drink specials to toast the season at the Grab 'N Go Airstream café.

Young child writing a letter to Santa at Mission Bay San Diego’s Bahia Resort Hotel Santa’s Letter Station on their San Diego Winter Vacation

Santa's Letter Station

Make sure Santa knows if you've been naughty or nice. Visit the letter station in the lobby to write your holiday wish list and good deeds for the year.

Daily | December 1 - 25

Clapper board with holiday decorations

Holiday Movie Night

Get into the spirit of the season and cozy up for an outdoor holiday movie. Catch festive flicks the whole family will love and enjoy complimentary popcorn.

Saturday | 7:00 p.m.

Freshly made s’more one of the many activities for a San Diego vacation at the Bahia Resort Hotel


A perfect holiday treat, gather your loved ones for a cozy evening fireside to make s'mores. S'mores kits are $5 each. Located on the patio outside the Residents' Lounge.

Saturday | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Visit the gift shop at the Bahia Resort Hotel for the perfect holiday gift

Gift Shop

Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? Visit the gift shop at the Bahia Resort Hotel to discover thoughtful presents, vacation essentials, and much more.

Holiday Dining at Dockside located at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay

Holiday Dining

Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve with special holiday-inspired menus from the talented chefs at Bahia Resort Hotel.

New Year's Eve Celebration at The Bahia Resort Hotel

New Year's Eve Party

Ring in the New Year with dinner at Dockside and extend the celebration with an after party complete with a champagne toast, live DJs, and more. Learn More >

December 31 | 9:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

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