Holiday Activities

Holiday in San Diego is all about enjoying the warm weather outdoors. From open-air yoga and movies on the bay to poolside entertainment and happy hour specials, the Catamaran has a full lineup of spring resort activities to get the most out of the season.

Holiday Activities will start December 1 through December 30, 2019.

Holiday Activities Schedule

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

Gingerbread Village

Located in the lobby, vote on your favorite gingerbread house crafted by Catamaran team members.

Daily: For all Ages

Music sheets with holiday decorations

Dicken's Carolers

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

Fridays | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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

Christmas Champagne Brunch

Gather with loved ones and celebrate Christmas Day with an elaborate brunch overlooking scenic Mission Bay.  Reserve Now

December 25 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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.

December 11 + 18 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

Cookies and Eggnog

Satisfy your sweet tooth with holiday cookies and eggnog on select Wednesdays in the Catamaran's lobby.

December 11 + 18 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

New Year's Eve party hosted at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

New Year's Eve Party

Ring in the New Year with VAVi's annual party with all-inclusive drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment. Purchase Tickets

December 31 | 8:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Fun Things to Do in San Diego Resort Activities

A tropical oasis in San Diego, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a playground for all ages. Guests enjoy access to a myriad of resort activities and exciting things to do, see, and eat, without leaving the beautiful Mission Bay property.

Beach chairs and umbrellas overlooking Mission Bay

Best Beach Day

Lounge on the Catamaran’s beach chairs and enjoy the soft sandy shores, gentle sea breezes, and relaxing views of Mission Bay. These chairs are on a first come first serve basis and are set up with an umbrella, so you can choose shade or sun for your beach day.

Daily | 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Girl jumping into pool into parents arms

Splish Splash 

Surrounded by towering palm trees and lush scenery, the inviting pool atmosphere at the Catamaran is a great way to unwind and have fun with your friends and family for an unforgettable San Diego vacation.

Open Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Couple relaxing in hottub


After a long day of exploring San Diego, the on-site whirlpool is a welcoming setting for warming up, soaking and relaxing. Located in the pool area, you can switch between the whirlpool and the pool depending on your mood.

Open Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Close up bird at the Catamaran Resort

Bird Show

A unique experience at the Catamaran, families can gather for an interactive show with our feathered friends, the colorful talking macaws. Don’t miss this special photo opportunity with these beautiful exotic birds.

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Couple relaxing by outdoor hot tub overlooking Mission Bay

Catamaran Spa

Relax and rejuvenate at San Diego’s only beachfront spa. With options for massages, facials, body wraps, and more, the treatments at The Catamaran Spa are inspired by South Pacific and Asian healing traditions.

Open Daily | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hotel and Spa Guest exercising at the Catamaran Resort and Spa Indoor outdoor fitness center

Fitness Center

Just steps from the beach overlooking Mission Bay and the boardwalk, the on-site fitness center features the latest workout equipment and lets you take in the view while you spend time focusing on your wellness.

Open Daily | 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Young boy and dad enjoy playing video game


A favorite activity for the kids, the hotel’s arcade offers wholesome entertainment with classic gaming fun. The arcade is located in the pool area for a convenient shaded activity option when a break from the sun is needed.

Open Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Family taking boat ride on Mission Bay

Water Sports

With two on-property locations, Action Sports Rentals offers the best rental equipment available for exciting outdoor activities including standup paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, and biking around the bay.

Bahia Bells cruising on Mission Bay from the Bahia Resort Hotel to the Catamaran Hotel Spa and Resort at dusk

Bahia Belle Cruises

Our classic sternwheeler, the Bahia Belle, provides complimentary family-hour and cocktail cruises on Mission Bay for our valued guests. After 9:30 p.m., the boat transforms into a floating nightclub for guests 21 and older.

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