Nothing says "happy holidays" in Southern California like an extravagant holiday display paired with warm weather. That's why Huntington Beach's oceanfront hotels get dressed in their holiday best, with twinkly lights, holly wreaths, and maybe a holiday sandcastle too. Surf City USA® hotels really go all out. From stories-high holiday trees to beachfront ice skating rinks, these four oceanfront resorts take seasonal cheer to a whole new level with hotel promotions and holiday fun. 


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Celebrate fun-filled festive events this holiday season where the spirit of Southern California serves as the perfect backdrop. Create new traditions while enjoying fun holiday events, music, local cuisine, and beachside activities year round. Enjoy delicious brunch and dinner on Christmas Day with the family, shop for the perfect gifts, and ring in the New Year on Southern California's golden coast. 

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

  • Sunday Sweetness: Sundays are for family fun! Enjoy a complimentary cookie decorating session every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Capture the holiday spirit! Snap a festive photo with a vintage VW van decked out in Christmas cheer. Swing by on December 9 or 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your smiles can bring hope with donations benefiting the McKenna Claire Foundation.
  • Holiday Decor: Let the holiday festivities begin and stay in one of the "Countdown to Christmas" themed suites this holiday season! Whether you're a Hallmark Channel fanatic or simply looking for a unique and unforgettable holiday experience, these suites are a perfect place to celebrate the season. Call 1 (800) 822-7873 to book an exclusive room.
  • A Coastal Christmas Brunch: Sleigh Your Way to The Waterfront Beach Resort this Christmas! Enjoy a coastal brunch full of holiday dishes, desserts, and Christmas cocktails. During brunch, take pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus or by the Resort Gingerbread House, jam to live Christmas music, and enjoy a roaming magic show. Monday, December 25, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. BOOK NOW
  • Give the Gift of Drift: Give the gift of pampering and relaxation this holiday season! Buy a $200 gift card and receive a $50 gift card. Not valid with other offers. Gift cards must be purchased in store. Valid 11/26/23 - 12/31/ 23. 
  • Book Your Holiday Party: Enhance your 2023 holiday parties with enchanting incentives. From corporate galas to intimate gatherings, contact Melissa Huerta, Event Specialist, for inquiries and booking: mhuerta@waterfrontresort.com or (714) 845-8455.


  • Holiday By the Beach
    • Sandy toes & mistletoes, it's time to celebrate the Holidays by the Sea! Experience the joy of the season with our exclusive offer and enjoy 25% off all room types with flexible check-in and check-out, along with a daily $25 Food & Beverage credit. Relish the holidays with surfboard-shaped cookies served on a wooden surfboard, complemented by milk. Elevate your relaxation with 20% off any Drift Spa treatment. Your holiday retreat awaits! BOOK NOW
  • Seas the Season
    • Winter wonderland beckons in Surf City USA, where the holiday spirit shines bright. Immerse yourself in cozy accommodations, festive dining, and enchanting snow-dusted sunsets. Heed the call of the crisp ocean breeze - reserve today for up to 15% off with our early holiday booking deal. Your magical winter getaway is just a snowflake away. Based on availability. Some restrictions may apply. 14 day advance purchase required. BOOK NOW


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Paséa Hotel & Spa promises a "winter wonderland" with dozens of activities like their oceanfront ice skating rink, rink-side fire pits, and holiday drinks at Treehouse Lounge. Plus, when guests check in from 3 to 6 p.m., they get greeted with a Hot Cocoa upon arrival. Check out all of their holiday hotel special offerings below.Pasea Hotel & Spa Ice Skating Rink. Image of Girl on the Skating Rink

  • Cool Yule Tree Lighting Ceremony • Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    • Head to the Paséa Hotel & Spa Ocean Lawn for a magical holiday Tree Lighting event at the beach. Enjoy a dazzling performance from the Orange County Performing Arts Center holiday carolers, Santa visits, and shopping with local vendors as they light their 30-foot Christmas tree overlooking Pacific Coast Highway. Visitors will be welcomed with complimentary hot cocoa upon arrival, and are invited to nosh on other themed bites and delights during this seaside holiday experience. Free to the public.

  • Breakfast with Santa • Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & Sunday, December 17, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Have a holly, jolly meal with ol’ Saint Nick! Families are invited to take part in the first annual Breakfast with Santa event in the Blue Room. Enjoy a kid-friendly holiday buffet, Santa visits and photos, arts and crafts, and other holiday delights. $40 for adults, $20 for kids 5-12, free for children 4 & under.

  • The Ice Rink • Thursday, December 14, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024

    • Skate where the sun meets the sea. The 4th annual Ice Rink at Paséa returns this year from December 14 through January 2 with oceanfront ice skating, reserved firepit experiences, theme nights and more. Ice skating tickets start at $35. Oceanfront and rinkside firepits available. 

  • Holiday Drinks at Check-In • All December from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Check-in this holiday season, and enjoy a hot cup of holiday hot cocoa upon arrival, available every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kick off your stay with a little holiday cheer!

  • Gingerbread Hotel • All December in the lobby

    • Displayed in the lobby every holiday season, Paséa's life-sized Gingerbread Hotel was built to scale directly from the hotel's original blueprints. It features over 170 pounds of dough, 100 pounds of flour and 50 pounds of icing, and is up to 80% edible.

  • Cool Culinary Delights • All December

    • From hot hearty dishes, to cool holiday cocktails, The Study Kitchen + Bar and Paséa’s rooftop bar, Treehouse Lounge, will have your taste buds satisfied this holiday season.

  • New Year's Eve Party at Treehouse • Sunday, December 31, 2023 starting at 8 p.m.

    • Ring in the New Year with a festive rooftop party at Treehouse Lounge. Celebrate with a sparkling wine toast at midnight, open bar, DJ music, and late night bites. GET TICKETS

Deals & Donations

  • Black Friday/Cyber Sale

    • 30% off + $30 daily credit

    • Booking dates: 11/16/23 - 11/30/23

    • Stay dates: 11/16/23 - 3/31/24 *2-night minimum stay

  • Giving Tuesday: For all room bookings made between 11/28/23 and 11/30/23, Paséa Hotel & Spa will donate a portion of all bookings to Bright Endeavors, a non-profit organization and social enterprise of new moms.

  • Aarna Spa Bonus Gift Card Promotion: Purchase a $100 Aarna Spa gift card from November 24, 2023 through December 31, 2023, and receive a complimentary $20 bonus card to use from January 2, 2024 through March 31, 2024.

  • 12 Days of Paséa • December 1, 2023 through December 12, 2023

    • 12 days of deals, from hotel discounts to spa products and retail offerings


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This beachy and chic resort in Surf City USA® goes all out during the holidays, from its curated Pacific Hideaway special dining menus and an 80's themed ski lodge, to its roster of holiday packages. Walking through the lobby is an event on its own, with glittering lights, holiday trees decorated with ornaments, and magical displays of wreaths. Check out their hotel packages, special holiday menus, and events below.

Pier Summit Ski Lodge at the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort

  • Pier Summit Ski Lodge 

    • This season, the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort has opened an exclusive winter pop-up bar just a stone’s throw from the sand. Pier Summit Ski Lodge is the perfect spot to cozy up with a drink in hand — think all the après-ski vibes, but with sunny skies and ocean breezes. The best part? It’s, like, totally ’80s. Drink in the nostalgia (and the craft cocktails) before it’s too late, as the pop-up bar is open until mid-January. Stop by for neon-colored ski outfits, a life–size yeti and thematic food, drinks, and décor. Not to mention, the unique activations and programming indicative of the decade to round out the experience like monthly themed Jazzercise classes and live music sets. See here for more information.

  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner • Sunday, December 24, 2023 & Monday, December 25, 2023 from 2 p.m. to close

    • View the menu HERE

  • New Year's Eve Dinner • Sunday, December 31, 2023 from 4 p.m. to close

    • View the menu HERE

  • New Year's Day Pajama Brunch • Monday, January 1, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


  • Outlaw the In-Laws
    • Rates starting at $199/night ($229/night on weekends)
    • Bottle of wine + $30 dining credit at Pacific Hideaway
    • Complimentary room upgrade, based on availability
    • Book now through January 17, 2024
    • Valid for stays November 20, 2023 through January 17, 2024
  • Holiday Cheer Offer
    • Complimentary valet parking (a $45/night value)
    • Two (2) cocktails at Pier Summit Ski Lodge
    • Available for stays through January 13, 2024


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It comes as no surprise that the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa stages one of the most breathtaking holiday displays in Southern California. The holiday sandcastle each year in their lobby is spectacular. Don't be surprised if you see lines forming for selfies with the sandcastle - it's an iconic display of its own in Huntington Beach. Below are their stay packages.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa picture of a dog and the sandcastle

  • Letters to Santa: Don't forget to write letters to Santa! Activity available in the hotel lobby until December 24th!
  • Photos with Santa: Come see Santa and take family photos! December 10 & 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the California Courtyard.
  • Breakfast with Santa: December 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Watertable (no reservations needed)
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinners: Watertable 3 course menu. $95/person. 
    • See the dinner menu HERE
    • See the dessert menu HERE
    • Make reservations HERE
  • New Year's Eve Dinner: Watertable 3 course menu. $120/person. Featuring live music by Andi Abad from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • See the dinner menu HERE
    • See the dessert menu HERE
    • Make reservations HERE


  • Enjoy a 20% discount on Pacific Waters Spa retail with the purchase of a treatment package. Throughout December.
  • Teachers 30% Spa Promo - Valid through March 31, 2024
  • First Responders 30% Spa Promo - Valid through March 31, 2024
  • Member Rate

    • There's more to earn - and enjoy - when you book smart, only on hyatt.com. Save up to 10% with Member Rate: Book a standard or premium room at participating hotels. 

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  • Unlimited Possibilities

    • World of Hyatt members can earn 2X points and save an extra 5% on stays completed between November 3, 2023 and April 30, 2024. Book by December 5, 2023. 

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