Mission Pacific lobby decorated with lights and Christmas trees

Sleigh The SZN

By Jenna Gabrial Gallagher

The holidays are here and we’re celebrating all season long at Mission Pacific. From unforgettable dinners at our California MICHELIN Guide restaurant Valle to New Year’s Eve at The Rooftop Bar, we’ve packed this month with all the cheer and glittering effervescence of a case of champagne. (Something tells us there will be plenty of those on hand, too!)

And, because every successful sleigh needs to be well-balanced, in between festivities we’ve made sure you’ll have plenty of opportunities to rest, recharge and get a jump start on your resolution to make 2023 the best year yet. Here’s a look at how we’re making merry this month.


Beautiful Ceiling lights at Valle


 Feasting & Felicidad

Chef Roberto Alcocer has been cooking up special events all month long at Valle. First, he invited 12 of his favorite fellow chefs from Baja, Mexico and Southern California to collaborate with him on The 12 Chefs Before Christmas, a pair of extraordinary dinners that were the perfect marriage of talent, technique, culture and flavor that benefited two important causes:  El Sauzal Casa Hogar Home for Children, a family-run orphanage helping abandoned, abused, and wounded children near Alcocer’s restaurant, Malva, in Valle de Guadalupe, and The Autism Society of San Diego.

Chef also has something special planned for Christmas night. Join us in the beautiful Valle dining room for a one-of-a-kind, eight-course tasting menu highlighting the traditional flavors of Valle de Guadalupe in new and surprising ways, all accompanied by a selection of wines from the region. 

On New Year’s Eve, celebrate the last glorious Pacific sunset of 2022 with a special four-course menu at Valle, featuring dishes such as Wagyu Wellington, king oysters, black cod and more in a phenomenal presentation of flavor, thoughtful service and delicious wine. Reserve your table today.


MP DJ at Mission pacific


Dance the Night Away

Ring in 2023 from on top of the world… or at least the top of Mission Pacific. Our 21+ Stop the Clock New Year’s Eve party at The Rooftop Bar is sure to set a high bar for all future NYEs, with two live DJs spinning the best dance music straight through to the wee hours of the new year. Reserve now and have your choice of General Admission or a private table.

Romantic sunset evening at Mission Pacific


Find the Perfect Holiday Gift

On Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th, we’re excited to host a Jilli Jewels Trunk Show at The Ozone, our eclectic in-house boutique. Shop for the coolest people on your nice list while enjoying a glass of bubbly, crystal consultations and free wrapping.

A Mission Pacific gift card is always an excellent fit and it will give you and your lucky giftee something special to look forward to in the new year. Choose from a physical card or one that can be emailed (last minute shoppers, rejoice!) and use it anywhere on the property — or at our sister resort The Seabird.


A girl relaxing at mission pacific


Don’t Forget Your You Time

With all the December festivities, it can be easy to slip into a bit of a holidaze. Prioritizing wellness and self-care can make a huge difference in being able to stay present in and enjoy the moment so that you can look back on this time as one of the happiest holiday seasons ever. In addition to our morning yoga classes, as well as other fitness opportunities several times a week, we offer guests a chance to try new things — or reconnect with activities they’ve always loved — like surfing; go on local adventures like museum tours or whale watching expeditions; and generally take advantage of the beautiful scenery, relaxing seaside atmosphere and delicious regional food and drink menus at our restaurants to help ensure that your stay at Mission Pacific is both rejuvenating and revelous.