As I have said before, Coronado embraces each and every holiday and is one of the most festive places to be during the Christmas season.
No one spot exemplifies the spirit of the Holiday Season more than the Hotel del Coronado. More than 60,000 twinkling white lights outline the edges of the Victorian resort making it appear like a scene from a fairy tale.
Each year, a theme is chosen and the Hotel del’s holiday theme this year is “Merry & Bright”. As you enter the hotel you see that the staff have fulfilled every expectation that phrase inspires.
On our evening walk last night, we headed over to the Hotel del to see the main attraction ~ the tree in the hotel foyer. There are decorated Christmas trees throughout the hotel, but the main foyer right inside the grand front entrance is home to the Christmas tree that draws thousands of people to its side each year.
The 25-foot tree is anchored top and bottom to keep it from toppling over under its own weight and the weight of more than 15,000 lights, and an abundance of ornaments of all sizes.
The tree was surrounded with people of all ages smiling and staring in wonder at its splendor. Cameras were drawn with flashes going off at a dizzying rate as people took photographs of the tree itself and of their family and friends standing beside it.
I took a few of my own which you can see in this video ~
If you get the chance, go over to the Hotel del Coronado and experience a bit of the magic of Christmas.
I wish you Happy Holidays, peace, love and joy and a prosperous New Year.