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Holidays at the Cape

Re-define your merry and let your heart be light—with warmth and cozy comfort at the Cape. Need a place to stash your board while you sip hot cocoa? We think wetsuits and sandy feet are appropriate holiday attire, too. Our holiday season is full of fun, all the festivities you crave with more local adventure than you can imagine.

Holiday Happenings

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Open House

Join us on December 5th from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm as we light our tree and get in the mood for giving. Live music, hot cocoa, and festive bites abound. And don’t forget Santa! He’s visiting the Cape to hear your Christmas wish and pose for your photo opp.    

  • 5:30pm - Doors open and Head to decorate Cookies!
  • 6:00pm - Tree Lighting Ceremony begins! 
  • 6:20pm - Photos with Santa begin! 
  • 6:30-8:00pm - Music, Reindeer Photos and Shopping!  

Local retailers join us with booths full of SoCal gifts—the perfect time to knock out your holiday shopping with unique pieces from our skillful, artistic, and stylish community.

The event is complimentary and open to all ages. However this year we’ve partnered with Give Kids the World, so if you would like to start your gift giving early join in the silent auction! Also, as a kick off to the giving season, 10% of all Chandler’s restaurant dinner sales that night will be donated to the Carlsbad Educational Foundation.

Bring a friend. Bring the kids. Decorate a cookie (or two, we won’t tell) and enjoy an evening both merry and bright.

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Holiday Dining at Chandler’s

You’ll think Santa’s elves live at Cape Rey with the feast we have prepared. There’s no better reason, and no finer moment, to enjoy your holiday and leave the cooking to us. We have feasts prepared for all your family, friends, and more.

  • Thanksgiving Feast · November 28th
    Dinner is served from 1:00pm – 7:00pm. Thanksgiving Menu
  • Christmas Day Buffet · December 25th
    Buffet is served from 11:00am – 3:30pm. Christmas Day Feast Menu
    Regular Dinner Menu is served from 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • New Year's Eve Dinner · December 31st
    Dinner is served from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. NYE Dinner Menu

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Kids Countdown to Christmas

It’s way more fun for kids with traditional holiday films paired with decorating cookies, crafting ornaments, sipping hot cocoa, and visiting with Mrs. Claus! Your little starfish get wrapped in ribbons of holiday joy with the Cape Rey Holiday Countdown Activities.

  • 12/16 Mon – Holiday Arts & Crafts
  • 12/17 Tues – Cookie Decorating & Hot Cocoa
  • 12/18 Wed – Holiday Arts & Crafts
  • 12/19 Thu – Cookie Decorating & Hot Cocoa
  • 12/20 Fri – Holiday Movie Night featuring "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

All activities start at 6pm. Seats are limited and fill quickly. Please RSVP by reserving a ticket for each individual on Eventbrite.

Contact Concierge with any questions:

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Joyful Spalidays

This holiday season, melt away the fuss and stress with a holiday trip to the spa. The best shoppers know it’s important to build in a little renewal for the self while generously shopping for everyone on your list! 

December + January Specials: 

  • Tension Reducer Massage ∙ 50 min for $135 | 80 min for $185
  • Tidal Lift Luxury Facial ∙ 80 min for $185

For details, see our seasonal spa menu or contact the spa directly at 760.683.5555.

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