The Holidays Just Got Brighter!

We are excited to begin a new tradition in 2019 and will feature an oversized Christmas Tree displayed on our Bayfront Pier throughout the holiday season. Our other holiday traditions such as the Life-size Gingerbread House in the Lobby, Breakfast with Santa in Vela on Sundays, and the Naughty or Nice drink menu in Odysea will continue, and we invite the public to come and celebrate the season with us! Memorable family activities and holiday movies will be available for our hotel guests on the weekends starting on Thanksgiving and going through Christmas. Please visit for more info:

Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony
Hilton San Diego Bayfront and USO San Diego are proud to announce the 1st Annual Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony as a part of Holiday by the Bay!
Friday, November 29, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Promenade Plaza – Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The ceremony will include a Live Military Band, Photos with Santa, Cash Bar, Recognition of a Local Military Family, & more! Hot Chocolate, Cookie Decorating, Stocking Decoration and discounted self-parking provided to military families.

Holiday Movie Nights
Cuddle up and watch your favorite holiday movie! Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. throughout the holiday season.
11/29 – Free Birds
11/30 – Nightmare Before Christmas
12/6 – Elf
12/7 – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
12/13 – The Santa Clause
12/14 – A Christmas Carol
12/20 – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
12/21 – The Grinch (2018)
12/24 – The Polar Express
12/28 – Elf

Breakfast with Santa at Vela
Start your day off with the jolly Saint Nicolas himself! Enjoy the most important meal of the day and interact with Santa.
Dates: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 24
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Full Breakfast Buffet – $31.99 Continental Buffet – $21.99 Children 5 and under free

Pictures with Santa
Celebrate the season and be jolly by the bay with us (and Santa!). Santa will be available for family photo ops. Come snap a selfie with Ol’ Saint Nick himself!
Dates: November 30 and December 7, 14, 21 & 23
Times: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dine by the Bay
Join us in Vela Restaurant for our Thanksgiving Buffet Feast, delectable Christmas Dinner, or stop by Odysea and decide which list you will make it on this year with our Naughty or Nice drink menu.

12 Days of Bliss
Treat yourself and help others this holiday season at eforea spa! From November 28 to December 9, donate an unwrapped toy for the USO San Diego’s Giving Tree and receive a 50-minute Swedish Massage for only $89! Appointments required – book yours today by calling 619-321-4290.

Parade of Lights
With views from our guestrooms and from Holiday by the Bay, the 48th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain Bayfront crowds.
Dates: December 8 & 15, 2019
Times: Parade begins at 5:00 p.m.

Stay by the Bay
Imagine waking up to the San Diego Bay surrounded by festive offerings and events. Book your stay with us to enjoy all that our Holiday by the Bay programming has to offer!