The Grand Del Mar, awarded this year’s #1 luxury hotel in the United States, invites you to visit during the most wonderful time of the year. This Mediterranean style resort, resting in San Diego’s North County, offers three exclusive packages for the winter holidays: “All She Wants for Christmas,” “All He Wants for Christmas,” and “And a Happy New Year.” From Chestnut Roasting to Nutcracker Tea, the Grand Del Mar additionally offers an array of magical festivities for family and friends this merry season.
It’s the season of giving, and The Grand Del Mar has the perfect list of ideas of what to give your special someone. Available November 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015, celebrate with one of our Christmas packages designed for a romantic escape from the fast-paced hustle and bustle. Rates for each of these packages begin at $1,000, exclusive of 12.5% tax.
For her, the “All She Wants for Christmas Package” promises a generous variety of peaceful perks. In addition to overnight accommodations, she can unwind and rejuvenate in a 60-minute spa treatment. Choose from a Therapeutic massage, Portrait facial, Back to Nature exfoliation, or any of The Grand Wraps. This package also allows her to treat herself to gifts from The Collection, Spa Boutique, and Grand Gifts using a $100 shopping credit per stay. The package includes a four-course dinner for two at the resort’s signature five star restaurant, the Addison, with alcoholic beverages and gratuity excluded.
The “All He Wants for Christmas Package” is designed with him in mind, featuring fabulous gifts from a superb dinner to a stunning putt on the green. Beyond overnight accommodations, he can swing a round of golf at The Grand Golf Club, breathing in the fresh wintry air on the private rolling greens designed by Tom Fazio, “Golf Course Architect of the Year.” He’ll also receive a driver and custom-fitting, with an exotic shaft available for an upcharge. This package also includes a four-course dinner for two at the Addison, with alcoholic beverages and gratuity excluded.
New Year’s Package
Ready to ring in the year of 2015? The “And a Happy New Year Package” is the ultimate jubilation at The Grand Del Mar, available December 29, 2014 – January 3, 2015. This luxurious stay includes three nights’ accommodations at the Grand Del Mar, ensuring you start the New Year in the utmost comfort and style. On New Year’s Eve, toast to new beginnings with a seven-course dinner at the Addison, savoring dishes concocted with local taste and an influence of French flavors. Alcoholic beverages and gratuity are not included as part of the package. Dance the night away with complimentary access to The Grand New Year’s Eve Party in the extravagant Elizabeth Ballroom. On New Year’s Day, relax with brunch in bed for two and a choice of mimosas or bloody Mary’s. Rates for this package begin at $2,200, exclusive of 12.5% hotel tax.
Resort Activities to Bring Tidings’ Joy
With both adults and children in mind, The Grand Del Mar hosts a sleighful of jolly festivities. Purchase a ticket to see the 6th Annual Nutcracker Tea, buy a seat at the elegant Holiday Afternoon Tea, or choose from one of the many activities complimentary to resorts guests. There’s something special for everyone under the old-world charm of this nostalgic resort.
Glow Golf Driving Contests
Friday, November 28, and Friday, December 26, 5:30 p.m.
Alongside holiday traditions is the family tradition of golf at The Grand Del Mar. Join the glow-in-the-dark driving competition on the expansive green. Kids age 13 and under can sign up in the Junior contest while mom and dad can register for the adult division. Swing your club with poise and win dashing prizes! This event is complimentary for resort guests.
Holiday Afternoon Tea
December 3 – December 28; Wednesday – Sunday only, 2 – 4 p.m.
Raise your pink finger for a classy Afternoon Tea, prepared with decadent holiday treats. From scones fashioned with Devonshire cream to delicious sweets, there will be plenty of yuletide to go around! Prices begin at $54 per person.
Chestnut Roasting at the Front Drive
December 12 – December 25; Daily, 4 – 6 p.m.
A favorite tradition at The Grand Del Mar, chestnut roasting on an open fire makes the holiday season warm with wonder. Breathe in the aroma and taste the delightful chestnuts at the front drive of this romantic Mediterranean estate. This event is complimentary for resort guests only.
Polar Express Pajama Party
Friday, December 19, at 8 p.m.
Seeing is believing, and The Grand Del Mar invites resort guests to see a screening of the holiday movie favorite “The Polar Express.” Don your PJs and bring a pillow to get comfy and cozy on this magical winter night. Snack on popcorn and sip hot cocoa while watching the journey of a boy who boards the train to Santa’s workshop wonderland in the North Pole. This event is complimentary for resort guests.
Story Time with Santa
Sunday, December 21, at 4 p.m.
Santa’s coming to town, and he’s making a special visit to The Grand Del Mar. Gather your family for a classic reading of “The Night Before Christmas.” This event is complimentary for resort guests.
6th Annual Nutcracker Tea
Monday, December 22, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, December 23, at 10:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m.; Seating for the performance begins at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Gather your family and friends for this lovely two-course service of afternoon tea. Delectable tea sandwiches, scones, and holiday pastries will be served. After tea, enjoy a 45-minute narrated performance of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet “The Nutcracker,” performed by the Scripps Performing Arts Youth Academy. Tickets are available for $82 per person for adults and $44 per person for children ages 4 – 11. Prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity. Tis the season for generous giving season, and part of the ticket sales will be donated to Isabella’s Giraffe Club. This non-profit organization provides educational and emotional support for parents whose infants lie in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Purchase your tickets at TicketTomato.com.
Winter Wonders Animal Visit
Friday, December 26, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Even if it’s still sunny and warm during the California winter, there are those who wear their winter coats year round. Children of all ages are welcome to meet these furry friends at the resort’s Explorer’s Club. A lynx, chinchilla, fox, are just a few of the animals with whom visiting explorers have the opportunity to experience up close and personal. This activity is complimentary for resort guests only.
The Grand Del Mar awaits this winter season. This AAA Five Diamond resort with 20,000 square feet of outdoor/indoor meeting space invites you to make its grand estate your home for the holidays. Saunter under the elegant architecture of the Venetian archways on a silent night, or swim in the turquoise beauty of one of the infinity pools. The halls will be decked with holiday spirit, welcoming you into the ideal location for making magical memories. Plan your stay from one of the exclusive holiday packages and attend any number of the resort activities. For reservations, visit https://www.thegranddelmar.com/ or call 855.314.2030 for more information.