Holiday festivities reach new heights at this premier Del Mar locale. Make the most of the season by attending this magical event

As one of Del Mar’s most prestigious luxury hotel establishments, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is known for its opulence—especially at Christmastime. This year, the hotel’s Winter Wonderland festivities will provide fun for the whole family from November 30th to January 1st.  

The minute you step foot in The Grand, it’s easy to see that they know how to decorate. Fans of Christmas lights will love gazing at palm trees wrapped in twinkling bulbs, and you can’t miss their dazzling 25-foot Christmas tree. 

Winter Wonderland is offering seasonal favorites, like an ice rink available for skating as well as for watching performances by professionals. Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for all activities, because although Del Mar’s average December temperatures are in the 60s, it will still be chilly on the ice after dark. 

Guests can take a trip around the carousel and up the towering Ferris wheel for a bird’s eye view of all the lights. Enjoy holiday shopping, fireside conversations, and sing-alongs with Christmas carolers. 

Families can also enjoy listening to holiday character storytimes and roasting s’mores around fire pits. Appearances from Santa Claus are sure to boost Christmas spirits as well. Meanwhile, guests 21 and older are welcome to relax by grabbing a refreshing drink at Moët & Chandon Champagne Garden and enjoying holiday treats. 

Winter Wonderland will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday during December. Whether you’re traveling to Del Mar from out of town or a local hoping for a festive experience, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. 

For an unforgettable experience, consider the Winter Wonderland Package, which combines all the fun of Winter Wonderland with the Fairmont Grand Del Mar hotel’s pristine accommodations. This package starts at $359 per night and includes a luxury guest room, a s’mores kit for fireside roasting, two ice skating tickets per day, and valet parking. Plus, children under age 5 will eat for free at Amaya, the resort’s Amalfi-inspired indoor-outdoor eatery. 


Each year, Del Mar’s winter celebrations become bigger and brighter. Never miss one of North County’s incredible events. If you’re interested in exploring San Diego luxury real estate or Rancho Santa Fe luxury homes, contact us today. It’ll be our pleasure to help you find a property that’s right for you.