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Plan Your Wonderfront Visit
boats are decorated and lit on San Diego Bay at night.

A Wonderfront Time of the Year

Celebrate the holidays by taking in America’s Finest City on the Wonderfront. S’mores, Christmas lights, and Santa sightings hit a little different with the glistening water of San Diego Bay in the background. Here are some great places where you can celebrate.

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego – with elegant rooms, a variety of dining options, holiday cocktails, holiday character meet-and-greet events, holiday movies on the rooftop, and options for a low-key night in, there are plenty of new traditions and memories to be made. Don’t take a chance that Santa might not make it to your house. Come and hang out with Kris Kringle and his crew on select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.


colorful drinks sit next to a box containing S'more makings


four people share a toast around a firepit at the Marriot Marquis San Diego

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is a charming home base for a holiday staycation. Just a short walk from the hotel at Seaport Village, you can go from wine tasting to beer tasting with a variety of dining experiences to choose from along the way, and you won’t want to miss Holidays by the Bay with Surfin’ Santa, live entertainment, a Menorah lighting, and more. Plus, when you book a room, you get a $50 food and beverage credit that can be used toward enjoying a delicious Christmas dinner at Roy’s. You can also come watch the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights in style from the only balcony rooms along the Embarcadero with views of the bay.



Hilton San Diego Bayfront goes all out for the holidays with the only waterfront holiday adventure park, putting the wonder in Wonderfront. You can kick off the holiday season here by booking a room to watch the Parade of Lights without having to deal with the cold evenings. Whether you have been naughty or nice, there is a cocktail waiting for you during their holiday-themed happy hour. Don’t worry, there is plenty to do for the kids, too. Pictures with Santa and holiday movies are all a part of the experience. 



Santa talks to kids at Hilton Bayfront San Diego