Gaslamp Quarter Holiday Bucket List

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Gaslamp Quarter Holiday Bucket List


Are you ready to jingle and mingle this holiday season?  Gaslamp Quarter 2023 Holiday Bucket List will help you make this holiday season a memorable one.
Discover special menus & pop-ups at bars, hotels and restaurants, and more.

Lionfish: Christmas Eve Dinner

Sunday, Dec 24th 

Get ready to jingle with Lionfish Christmas Eve Dinner

  • Holiday Large Cast Iron
  • Reservations: 619.738.7200


 Now – Friday, December 29th

Thursday – Saturday | 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Santa is coming to Gaslamp! Parq Nightclub unveils Santa’s Lair, a holiday- themed north pole escape speakeasy  pop-up experience.

The  magic wonderland adventure begins at Santa’s Lair a fully immersive pop-up experience serving holiday cocktails, savory bites in the most merry jolly vibe. Sip your favorite Christmas spirit, admire the wall -to- wall holiday decor. take a selfie with Santa, and discover the Christmas magic!

Have you been naughty or nice? Discover it at Santa’s Lair!



Kimpton Alma Hotel Holiday Events

The Desmond Christmas Eve dinner special

Christmas Eve: Dec. 24th

Herb Crusted Prime Rib of Beef

Rosted garlic whipped potatoes, chive popver, forged mushrooms and pearl onions, truffle jus,

$54 per person (plus tax and gratuity)


The Café  Christmas Day special

 Christmas Day:  Dec. 25th

Herb Crusted Prime Rib of Beef

Rosted garlic whipped potatoes, chive popver, forged mushrooms and pearl onions, truffle jus,

$54 per person (plus tax and gratuity)


The Desmond NYE: New Year’s Eve Pre Fixe

  December 31st

Ring in the New Year and celebrate in style at the Desmond, featuring a five-course menu, complimentary midnight toast, and live music set by Adrian Hibbs from 8:00 p.m. – Midnight


Get into the holiday spirit with our twelve Days of Christmas, featuring a unique offering each day in our lobby or the Cafe

December 14th – 25th

12.15 | 5–6:30pm: Cookie Decorating with Executive Pastry Chef Kari Cota

12.16 | 9am–12:30pm: Paw-La-La-La-La Pop-Up Pup Portrait Event

12.17 | 5pm: Christmas Movie Night in the Lobby

12.18 | 5–6:30pm: Reindeer Games (Board games) in the Lobby

12.19 | 5–9pm: Elf On The Shelf : Find the hidden Elf in the lobby and receive 25% off at The Café

12.20 | 5–6:30pm : Ornament Making

12.21 | 5–6:30pm: Mezcal Tasting at the Lobby Bar

12.22 | 5–6:30pm: Cookie Decorating with Executive Pastry Chef Kari Cota

12.23 | 5–10pm: Ugly Sweater.  Wear an ugly sweater and receive a free drink

12.24 | 5–9pm: Complimentary Cookies and Milk with $20 Purchase in The Café

12.25 | 5–9pm: Buy One Pizza Get the 2ND for 50% Off in The Café (not valid on in-room dining)


Cafe Sevilla: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Christmas Eve | Dec. 24th | 11 am – 3pm

Celebrate Christmas Dat, Sunday, Dec 24th at Cafe Sevilla . First join us for our ” Santa Hay Christmas Eve Brunch’ from 11 am – 3 pm. Those donning a Santa hat will recieve a complimentary Signature Peach Bellini with purchase of entree! Enjoy brunch classics with a Spanish teeusr and $22 bottomless mimosas .

Christmas Eve Dinner | 5 pm- 12am

For Dinner, we will be offering a special 3-Course Christmas Menu with specials including our Champiniones y crema soup, and more!  We will also be featuring live latin music from 6pm -9pm

Christmas Day | Starting at 3 pm

Celebrate Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th at Cafe Sevilla. Starting at 3 pm, we will be offering 3-Course Christmas Menu with Specials! Live Latin music from 9 pm – 12 am

For reservations call: 619.233.5979


Snapdragon Bowl Bash

TUESDAY DECEMBER 26, 2023|  5PM-7PM | 5th & Market

The DIRECTV Holiday Bowl is excited to host the third annual Snapdragon Bowl Bash in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego! The Snapdragon Bowl Bash is a time for fans and locals to gather in the heart of San Diego for FREE family fun, great food, live music, giveaways and more!

Witness a one-of-a-kind performance as the two university bands face off in a Battle of the Bands in the streets of downtown San Diego. This event is FREE for all fans and also features photo booths, interactive games, street performers, food & drink specials from participating restaurants and a photo op with the DIRECTV Holiday Bowl Trophy.


The Westgate Hotel: Winter Wonderland Tea

December 1-3 | 6-10 | 13-17 | 20-23 | 27-31
January 1

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Create cherished memories by delighting in The Westgate traditional Afternoon Tea service with a festive ambiance in the Grand Lobby. The Westgate will serve delicious premium teas, a glass of champagne, tea sandwiches, savories, sweet pastries, and desserts with a winter twist accompanied by elegant music from a harpist.


Nason Beer Hall: Deck the Halls

Now – January 1, 2023

Nason’s is getting tipsy! This holiday season, in partnership with their friends at Tipsy Elves, Nason’s is decking. the halls with the jolliest, over-the-top holiday decor. Visit Nason for frosty beers, jolly cocktails, tasty bites, and festive merriment.


The Pendry San Diego Holiday Festivities


November 19 – December 25

Santa’s Greetings. Visit the lobby to send Santa a letter with our festive stationary, courtesy of Pendry.


December 23 – 31 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm

We invite our guests to enjoy complimentary hot chocolate with all the fixings and artisanal toppings from our Hot Chocolate Cart, located in the lobby.


December 25 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Join us for a special prix-fixe brunch menu featuring carving and dessert stations, a chocolate fountain, choice of entrée and live music. Brunch cocktails and bottomless bubbles available.

$85 per adult

$30 per child (ages 12 and under)


A meal to remember. Celebrate Christmas Eve at Lionfish where a stunning Holiday Cast Iron menu feature from Chef JoJo Ruiz includes Duck à l’Orange, Duck Fried Rice, Moo Shu Wraps and Pickled Vegetables.


December 25 | 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Celebrate the holidays with friends and family over a special three-course menu from Chef Brandon Sloan.

$105 per adult

$40 per child (ages 12 and under)



The Westgate Hotel: Grinch Tea

Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Get ready for a magical Christmas Eve affair, at the Westgate where joy is in the air. For a festive Afternoon Tea that’s pure delight, with Grinch and Cindy Lou Who, it’ll be a merry sight!

Enjoy entertainment and photo ops galore, in the Versailles Ballroom, fun times are in store. Savor sandwiches, tea, and desserts so bright, while the children take home a gift that’ll bring pure delight.

This new event will be a true holiday cheer, bring your family and friends for an enchanting time here!




December 17 | 20, 21, 22, 23
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Create magical holiday memories in the festive ambiance of the Le Fontainebleau Room. Festivities include story time with Santa Claus and a photo opportunity with Santa himself where each child will leave with their very own keepsake teddy bear from the North Pole. We’ll serve delicious hot chocolate, premium teas, fresh house-made pastries, and desserts with a holiday twist accompanied by live holiday music from a pianist.


Thursdays: Dec.  21st  | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Victorian Holiday Nights: Explore the Magic of Victorian Christmas. Self-guided tours and shop local-gift store open.


Bandar Persian Prime Restaurant: Wishing You Happy Holidays

Bandar Prime Restaurant wishes you happy holidays and invites you to visit!