Thinking about celebrating the holidays in La Jolla? Christmas on the beach can be relaxing and refreshing, a welcome break from the colder temperatures in other parts of the country. But just because it’s not likely to snow here doesn’t mean we don’t go all out with our holiday celebrations. From tree lightings to Santa Claus and events all over the community, you’ll find any number of ways to get into the Christmas spirit here in La Jolla.
Seas ‘n’ Greetings
Most of us might not think “aquarium” when we think Christmas, but Birch Aquarium’s “Seas ‘n’ Greetings” event is one of the most fun, festive events of the season, running all through the month of December from 9am to 5pm. In that time, you and your family can visit to engage in scavenger hunts, take memorable photographs, or even catch a glimpse of “Scuba Santa” as he explores the various tanks and habitats. After all, Santa’s there for more than just the land dwelling children on Christmas. The aquarium is decked out in festive decor in order to fully transport you into that holiday state of mind.
On Sunday, December 8th at 1:30pm, the La Jolla Christmas Parade kicks off. This year’s theme is “Christmas on the Moon” to celebrate not just the holidays but the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The parade runs along Girard Avenue and Prospect Street, stopping at the Athenaeum, where you can find live entertainment on stage as well as an opportunity to take pictures with Santa. If you’re in La Jolla when the parade happens, you’ll have a hard time missing it, and you won’t want to.
Holiday Brunch and Dining
Planning on sticking around for Christmas Day in La Jolla? There are a number of restaurants still open on the day of, and a favorite activity for visitors spending Christmas in La Jolla is a good holiday brunch. The Shores Restaurant or Nine-Ten are both popular choices when it comes to holiday brunch. The Marine Room also offers an a la cárte menu for Christmas Day in La Jolla. Looking for something to eat later in the day? Check out The Lot, where you can not only find delicious food and cocktails, but can catch a movie on Christmas day.
Christmas on the Beach
Sometimes there’s nothing better than spending Christmas morning on the beach. Pack a picnic basket full of sweets, blankets, and food gathered from local grocery stores. You can stop by a local restaurant to get mimosas in order to really make your picnic stand out. This can be a peaceful way to celebrate Christmas, surrounded by loved ones. For sportier beachgoers, you might ring in the holidays with a morning surf.
At the Bed & Breakfast Inn, we’d love to see you this holiday season and have a number of enhancing add-ons to make your holidays truly special. And don’t forget, when you book with us, we’ll price match the cost of your room and even throw in a 5% discount. Book today to get started.