Coronado is one of the most festive places I have ever been for the Christmas Holiday Season. The conifer trees on the center median of Orange Avenue from San Diego Bay to the Hotel del Coronado are adorned with strings of lights that are lit from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm.
The Hotel del Coronado is outlined with thousands of feet of strings of white lights that are visible coming over the bridge making it look like a castle from a fairy tale. And of course in the hotel lobby is a two-story Christmas tree with every inch beautifully covered with lights and ornaments.
The season really kicks off with the Holiday Parade on the first Friday in December. By that day, the store fronts and homes are all decorated and the entire ‘island’ is a Christmas Wonderland.
Click here for a short video of Coronado Christmas Sights.
On Christmas Day, we do our annual Christmas beach walk. Although it has been raining on and off today, for about two hours the skies cleared, the rain stopped and the sun peeked out at us and we were able to enjoy our holiday ritual.
Here is a short video of the beach this morning. Coronado Beach Christmas 2008
Wishing you, your family and friends a magical holiday season filled with love and laughter and may 2009 bring you closer to the fulfillment of your dreams.