While others head to snow-covered mountains for the holidays, here in Oceanside, we prefer a more local, laid-back vibe. Say good-bye to the holiday hustle and kick back in true SoCal style with Holiday Chill, our seasonal program of relaxing holiday activities, sophisticated culinary experiences, and stress-free celebrations.
Reservations strongly recommended for all holiday events. See what’s going on at our sister resort, The Seabird, here.
Here’s what we’ve got planned
HOLIDAY DINING WITH A BAJA TWIST
We’re spicing up the season’s special meals. At Valle, Mission Pacific’s celebrated fine dining restaurant, Chef Roberto Alcocer will present a four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. With the chef’s emphasis on innovative Baja California flavors and exceptional, locally sourced ingredients, it promises to be a singular dining experience. Thanksgiving, $95 per person; Christmas Eve, $150 per person; New Year’s Eve, $150 per person, including champagne toast.
Six floors up, Mission Pacific’s ever-popular Rooftop Bar will be one of Oceanside’s essential hotspots throughout the holiday months. New Year’s Eve will see the picturesque roof transformed for a one-of-a-kind fiesta offering the perfect Baja/SoCal mix. Your ticket includes a welcome signature craft cocktail, bar bites, and a midnight champagne toast. Of course, live music and our share-worthy Pacific Ocean views seal the deal. New Year’s Eve, $150 per person.
CHILL OUT AND CREATE
Take a moment this season for some holiday crafting…without the cleanup! Open to guests and locals alike, our curated craft workshops strike the right balance of traditional and trendy.
Add your own dash of creativity to a holiday classic during our Holiday Candle Making workshop, where you can make your own candle using the season’s best olfactory blends (Nov. 28 and Dec. 19 at 4 p.m.; $35 per person).
Our Macramé Workshop offers the chance to learn another traditional craft enjoying renewed popularity. You’ll gain a grounding in the craft’s essential techniques and applications — while having a lot of laughs (ages 21+, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.; $55 per person).
DIY HOLIDAY DELICIOUSNESS
It wouldn’t be the holidays without some special treats. Learn how to put together the perfect, portable charcuterie platter in our Jarcuterie Workshop. We’ll show you how to put a transportable spin on the traditional charcuterie board that’s perfect for beach picnics (ages 21+, Dec. 5 and 26 at 4 p.m.; $45 p/p for hotel guests $55 p/p non-hotel guests). The resort’s Gingerbread House Workshop offers another new spin on seasonal traditions. Show us your best decorating techniques for the chance to win — a $100 gift card will go to the best gingerbread rendition of our own Victorian-era Top Gun House (Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.; $35 per kit | Recommend one per family of 4-6; limited availability).