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 Polynesian holiday carolers to Christmas cookie decorating, the Catamaran has a range of holiday activities for the whole family to enjoy during the merriest time of year.

Holiday Activities begin November1, 2022 through December 31, 2022

Plan Your Holiday Vacation Now!

NEW! Jingle Belle Cruise December 23-25 | $35* Hotel Guests | $45 General Admission

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


*Reservations required and all guests must have ticket, regardless of age. Hotel guests must present room key or wristband. Outside food or beverage not permitted.  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 Village

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

December 1 – 25

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.

December 3, 10, 17 & 24 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Christmas Sweater Happy Hour

Holiday Happy Hour

Head to Moray's for $2 off appetizers, flatbreads, and draft beer. Dress in your favorite holiday sweater during the month of December and receive extended happy hour prices.

Monday - Friday | 2:00 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! 

Daily | December 1 - 24

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 this holiday season in the Catamaran's lobby.

Friday + Saturday | 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 at Oceana for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day elaborate brunch overlooking scenic Mission Bay.

Santa Claus visits the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Santa Claus

Snap holiday family photos and find out if you're on the naughty or nice list with visits from Santa.

Saturday | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Music sheets with holiday decorations

Polynesian Carolers

Sing along and jingle all the way to your favorite holiday tunes with live performances from Polynesian-style carolers.

Friday + Saturday | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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