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Holiday Events & Activities

Seasons will soon be changing in San Diego and we are ready to welcome the brisk fall air with the smell of bonfires from roasting s’mores. Gather your friends and family and head to Paradise Point Resort & Spa to enjoy festive resort activities and events for the whole family.



From spooktacular cocktails and an enchanting bonfire experiences, there’s no shortage of festive fun beginning Halloween weekend. Ghosts, ghouls & goblins can enjoy rock painting, Halloween crafts, trunk-or-treat, movie nights and more!


Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us on the bay as we welcome the Holidays island style! Bring your family and friends over to Paradise Point for a festive tree lighting ceremony where you can roast s’mores over the bonfire, enjoy caroling, tasty treats, holiday cocktails and activities for kids of all ages. There will also be a special visit from Santa!

The event will take place on Thursday, December 7th on Paradise Terrace.

Mission Bay Parade of Lights

In partnership with Discover Mission Bay, Paradise Point is one of the spectator viewing areas for the Mission Bay Parade of Lights!. This holiday tradition is bigger than ever with SeaWorld’s spectacular fireworks, entertainment, giveaways and designated spectator viewing areas all throughout Mission Bay.

Parade of Lights viewing event will take place on Saturday, December 9th on Paradise Terrace. Enjoy food & beverage, holiday music, bonfire seating, entertainment for kids, and a visit from Santa!

Santa Paws Donation Event

Join us on the bay with your furry friend to celebrate the season. The bayfront setting decorated for the holidays is the perfect backdrop for your next Christmas card. Get your pet’s picture with Santa for a $10 donation to Give Kids the World*. While you’re here on Sunday, December 10th, let your pup create a paw-perfect ornament for your own tree or give it to a loved one.

Head to Tidal afterward for a bayside Sunday brunch! Pets welcome. Reservations are recommended. For reservations, visit, or click here.

*Give Kids the World Village is a non-profit organization that fulfills dream vacations of critically ill children and their families.

Holiday Resort Activities

Guests of Paradise Point can join in festive activities like ornament decorating, letters to Santa, a gingerbread scavenger hunt and more!