Holiday Activities The Whole Family Can Enjoy

Make the most of the holiday season with a beachside escape to the Catamaran on Mission Bay. From festive movies on the bay to holiday arts and crafts, the Catamaran has a range of holiday activities for the whole family to enjoy during the merriest time of year.

Holiday Activities begin November 27 through December 31, 2021.

Plan Your Holiday Vacation Now!

NEW! Jingle Belle Family Cruise December 25 |$10* Hotel Guests | $20 General Admission

This Christmas, guests can make merry memories aboard the Bahia Belle sternwheeler for a 45-minute sightseeing cruise on Mission Bay, complete with holiday treats like hot cocoa, homemade holiday cookies, and a cash bar. Departing from the Catamaran Resort Hotel, this festive voyage is the perfect way to spend a magical evening with friends or family.


*Hotel guests must present room key or wristband. Guests boarding at 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. must disembark after approx. 1-hour cruise. Guests boarding at 8:00 p.m. may remain for 9:00 p.m. cruise. Reservations required and all guests must have ticket, regardless of age. Boarding times may vary; check with front desk for details. Outside food or beverage not permitted. CA law requires face coverings when indoors if you are not fully vaccinated. No refunds, cancellations, rebooking or retroactive discounts. Cruise subject to inclement weather. If cancelled, you may reschedule. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID to consume alcohol. Hotel reserves the right to refuse service based on applicable laws.

Gingerbread Village made by the staff at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Gingerbread Hula Hut

Get into the holiday spirit and check out the gingerbread house display made by Catamaran team members. Located in Lobby.

Kids Christmas Cookie Decorating

Christmas Cookie Decorating

Join us for a festive family activity at Oceana Coastal Kitchen and decorate your own holiday cookie. Reservations are required and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturdays | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(no event on December 25)

Holiday Sweater Happy Hour

Holiday Sweater Happy Hour

Dress in your favorite holiday sweater and head to Moray's for $2 off appetizers, flatbreads, and draft beer amidst tiki torches and tropical palms.

Sundays | 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Santa’s Letter Station

Santa's Letter Station

Our Believe Meter is high this year!  Visit the letter station in the lobby to write your holiday letter that will be delivered to Santa! 

December 1 -25

Enjoy eggnog and Christmas cookies at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Hot Cocoa, Cider + Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with holiday cookies, hot cocoa and warm cider on starting November 25 in the Catamaran's lobby.

Fridays + Saturdays | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Champagne Brunch  table setting overlooking Mission Bay at the Catamaran Resort

Holiday Dining

Start a new holiday tradition and savor a delicious meal for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Eve at Oceana Coastal Kitchen.

New Year's Eve party hosted on the William D Evans Sternwheeler

New Year's Eve Cruise

Ring in the New Year aboard the William D. Evans with a champagne toast, appetizers, live DJs, and party favors. Learn More >

December 31 | 10:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.


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