Holiday-Themed Bonfires, Movies on the Beach & More at The Del

The holiday season is nothing short of magical at The Del—and it all begins this Halloween weekend. Experience beachfront pumpkin carving, Halloween on Windsor Lawn, Haunted Happenings Tours, seaside s’mores, cozy movie screenings on the beach and so much more.

Holiday Movies on The Beach

On October 30, Holiday Movies on The Beach kicks off with a night of frights watching Hocus Pocus (1993) out on the sand and under the stars. Following Halloween, catch How the Grinch Stole Christmas on December 4, A Christmas Story on December 11, Elf on December 18 and Big on December 31. With options ranging from general admission tickets to VIP family packs, you can create your perfect beach movie night sitting by a private bonfire and roasting scrumptious s’mores for the whole family. 

Ghost Roast

The Del invites you to the Ghost Roast, another traditional bonfire event complete with a visit from the infamous hotel ghost, Kate Morgan. Snuggle up and get comfortable with your favorite snacks and hear some of Kate’s legendary spooky stories from The Del.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

What’s a perfect Halloween night without carving pumpkins? Create a spooky jack-o-lantern by visiting The Del beach deck to pick out your perfect pumpkin at the beachfront pumpkin patch. The Del will have all the supplies you need for pumpkin carving and getting into the Halloween spirit.

Haunted Happenings Tour

If you’ve got the guts, don’t forget to sign up for one of the “Haunted Happenings” ghost tours around the hotel. Walk through the haunted halls on a guided tour from Kate Morgan and other ghostly guests and uncover the chilling secrets of The Del. 

So much more awaits this holiday season at The Del. Start planning your best holiday yet and check out The Del’s full calendar of cherished seasonal happenings here.

Island Spotlight: The Coronado Farmers’ Market at Ferry Landing

Fall is here and San Diego farmers’ markets are brimming with seasonal goods—and the Coronado Farmers’ Market is no exception. The longest running farmers’ market in San Diego County, the Coronado Farmers’ Market is truly the cream of the crop with an extensive array of fresh produce, vibrant flowers, seasonal pumpkins and more. See the details to know for your next visit below. 

Ideal Seaside Locale

The Coronado Farmers’ Market  at Coronado Ferry Landing sits beside the gorgeous waterfront, providing the perfect backdrop for picking up some fresh produce, taking a seaside stroll or grabbing a quick, delicious bite. The local vendors are happy to share their favorite recipes, as well as give insight on any questions you may have about their products. Find yourself there every Tuesday afternoon from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

High Quality Goods

The Coronado Farmers’ market is a Certified Farmers’ Market, (CFM) meaning it is a place where you are purchasing agriculture directly from the farm, and all growers have been verified and inspected to ensure they are the producers of the locally sourced items being sold at the market. The County Agricultural Commissioner is in charge of certifying these markets, to ensure you are receiving not only the best produce, but for the right price and quality as well.

Seasonal Favorites 

Produce and goods at the Coronado Farmers’ Market change with the season, offering new and delicious market finds with every visit. While you may still find some wonderful summer produce like cantaloupes, the market is currently brimming with a plethora of fall favorites like bountiful peppers and artichokes. Pears, apples, grapes and tomatoes are in abundance as well. Plus, just in time for the Thanksgiving season, the Coronado Farmers’ Market has an extensive selection of beautiful pumpkins, squash and more.

The Del’s Latest Milestone Honors its Historic Past

Hotel del Coronado’s seaside resort is cloaked in legend. The Del’s Master Plan aims to preserve its cherished traditions of the past while creating extraordinary experiences for a new generation of owners and guests. It is no surprise that the latest milestone of the Master Plan nods to its founding year—1888. See details about the restoration of the historic lobby and front porch—reconstructed to their original grandeur by using old photographs as a guide—plus the installation of a new museum and more, below. 

The Lobby Transports Guests Back to 1888

The latest milestone in The Del’s Master Plan, which will officially finalize with the completion of Shore House, is the legendary seaside resort’s completed restoration of its historic lobby. The lobby now boasts expanded floor space and restorations while keeping the original, historic look. Additionally, steel beams were used to reinforce the wood beams in the lobby, allowing the entrance to retain the traditional interior.

The Front Porch Returns to Former Glory

Along with the lobby, The Del’s front porch was recently completed while the new main entrance opened to the public just this past week—and it looks just like it did when Marilyn Monroe walked up the hotel’s front steps in “Some Like it Hot.” Extensive planning and creative work went into realizing the beautiful front porch after it experienced years of alterations and non-historic additions. One of its most spectacular additions is the period-specific rocking chairs, from which guests and owners can fully immerse in the historic setting. 

In More News…

In addition to these restorations, The Del has restored a working ice house to now serve as a museum displaying the famed history of the hotel. And on the Shore House front? The team is making great progress with window and roof installation as well as MEP rough-in. 

Shops at The Del, Dinner at Sheerwater & Sundae’s Seasonal Paletas Return to The Del

With the change of season comes exciting new milestones of The Del’s reimagination. Whether you’re getting in your holiday shopping or rightfully treating yourself to some dessert, the reopened boutiques, restaurants, and new seasonal treats at The Del have something for everyone. Discover what’s new to enjoy below. 

Dinner Returns to Sheerwater Restaurant 

The Del’s Sheerwater restaurant is once again serving up dinner on Wednesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm. Sheerwater is sure to impress with chophouse favorites, fresh seafood and gourmet vegetarian options.

Grab a Seasonal Treat from Sundaes

Your day just got even sweeter—Sundaes’ seasonal hand-crafted paleta popsicles are here for the holidays. Satisfy your sweet tooth and dip, drizzle or sprinkle with an endless selection of toppings and flavor combinations, or opt for piling a cone high with gelato.

Shops at The Del Return with a New Look 

For those ready to shop for the holidays, Shops at The Del has begun opening its newly designed boutiques, including The Beachhouse, Weekends, Brady’s for Men and, of course, The Signature Shop and Est. 1888. Plus, The Del’s annual holiday ornament is set to be on the shelves next week—be sure to keep an eye out!

For the perfect souvenirs and seaside treasures, swing by The Beachhouse’s gorgeous boutique. Seeking the ultimate beachwear and swimming attire for those serene beachfront activities and days out in the water? Stop by Weekends and Brady’s for Men. The Signature Shop and Est. 1888 boast unique keepsakes, knick-knacks and nostalgic items right from the heart of The Del that you will treasure forever. Even with all The Del has to offer already, the few remaining lower level shops are expected to reopen in Spring 2022—stay tuned.