Making Seasides Bright! Known for celebrating the holidays in grand tradition, Hotel del Coronado has gained a reputation for its festive holiday grandeur since 1888. It was here in 1904 that America witnessed the first electrically-lit outdoor Christmas tree. In 2004, the resort introduced the first beachfront ice rink, Skating by the Sea. The spectacular rink featuring stunning views of Coronado beach is set to return on November 26 – January 3. Bring the whole family to experience a Winter Wonderland of holiday sights, smells and sounds.

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Bike for Charity! On November 8, complete a 12-mile bike ride and help raise funds for the Hospital General in Tijuana. Cycle through various neighborhoods of Tijuana, all while helping raise funds for the Pediatric Oncology program. In Mexico, cancer is the second highest killer of children thru the age of 19. Join them and make a difference for children.

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Tree Lighting for Charity! The Headquarters at Seaport, the revitalized Old Police Headquarters, kicks off a three-week donation program for USO San Diego on November 27 with the lighting of the beautifully decorated holiday tree. “The Giving Tree” lighting will take place in the open-air courtyard alongside USO San Diego officials and local military families, with performances by the All American Boys Chorus and a visit from Santa himself.

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