Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad)
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, California 92009

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Celebrate the Holidays at Omni La Costa

Join Omni La Costa Resort & Spa alongside generations of Carlsbad residents and visitors for both time-honored and new holiday-themed traditions this winter season. Rediscover the magic with several opportunities for kids and kids-at-heart to interact with Santa as he drops by to spread holiday cheer. Roast marshmallows over the fire under magical snowfall with with seasonally inspired s’mores boards. Browse one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts with a jolly libation in-hand at the resort’s holiday markets. However you choose to celebrate, La Costa has plenty of merry moments in store.

This year’s array of spirited events will be further embellished by the resort’s magical transformation into a festive poinsettia wonderland – a cheerful nod to the holiday bloom’s deep-rooted history in the Carlsbad and Encinitas communities, which became famous through the decades for their vast poinsettia farms. With hundreds of acres of poinsettia plants blanketing the landscape, at its peak, the area produced 90% of the world’s poinsettias. Staying true to its mission of spreading joy through beautiful blooms, the resort’s world-class landscaping team will build and care for a vibrant display of thousands of brightly colored poinsettias adorning the heart of the resort. Be sure to join us on Thanksgiving and at our Poinsettias, Pajamas and Pancakes Brunch for an enchanting encounter with our very own Poinsettia Princess.

Make your holiday season extra merry this year with warm traditions and the coziest memories, all waiting to be made at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.

Snow Days at La Costa

There’s something inherently magical about snowfall. While Carlsbad is highly unlikely to experience such precipitation even during its coolest winter nights, both adults and children will delight in the anticipation of “snow days” at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Join us for these events to experience this winter wonder in the most unexpected of places:

Holiday Dinner Series with Santa at Bob’s Steak & Chop House

December 7, 8, 14 and 15
This memorable experience with Santa and magical snow is sure to become your new favorite holiday tradition.

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Snowfall with a VUE

December 16-18, 22-25, 29-30
Enjoy a cozy winter evening complete with delicious dinner and a light snowfall at our signature restaurant VUE.

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Snowfall at Bar Traza

December 16-18, 22-25, 29-30
Eclectic Mediterranean-inspired dinner plates and snowfall set the perfect tone for an evening out.

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S’mores & Snowfall

December 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30
Reserve a fire pit with seasonally inspired gourmet s’mores platters, single-origin Stirring Up Nostalgia hot chocolate and a charcuterie board overlooking the La Costa valley and golf courses.

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Omni La Costa Resort & Spa courtyard

Home for the Holidays: Meal Boxes

Forget the stress this holiday season and let the experienced culinarians at Omni La Costa do the cooking so that you can focus on gathering with your loved ones. The following take-home feasts are available: 

Christmas

  • These boxes include a butter-basted free-range turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing, potato gratin, whipped yams, pork belly roasted Brussels sprouts, dinner rolls with honey butter and a NY cheesecake. Cost is $240 per box plus tax.
  • Option to upgrade entrée to a salt and pepper-crusted New York Strip loin with peppercorn demi for $260 per box plus tax.
  • Order by Wednesday, December 21st for pick-up in Marketplace on Saturday, December 24th, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Bob’s Wine Sale

Back by popular demand, this annual event gives wine-lovers exclusive access to and savings on a hand-selected list of exceptional wines from makers such as Austin Hope, Caymus, Heitz Cellar and Roederer Estate. Two case minimum. Arrives in 3-5 days and can be picked up at Bob’s Steak & Chop House.

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Wine Bottles

Holiday Artisan Markets

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join the Traveling Artisans Market as the resort’s plaza transforms into a luxury open air market featuring a select group of talented makers, curated exclusively for Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Take a stroll through this vibrant experience, interact with the artisans and hear the stories behind their work.

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Holiday Dinner Series with Santa

December 7, 8, 14 and 15, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

In true La Costa holiday tradition, the resort is decked with holiday decorations and seasonal splendor. This year, parents and their little ones alike will be able to enjoy a magical evening under the stars at Bob’s Steak & Chop House alongside the resort’s renowned Christmas tree in a plaza aglow in lights. The kids will delight in a socially distanced, personalized visit with Santa from his own personal balcony while magical snow will fall every 30 minutes from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Guests can order off a prix fixe menu for expedited service or off the regular dinner menu. A purchase of an entrée is required to enjoy this experience.

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S'mores & Snowfall

December 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. seatings


This exciting new experience on Valley Promenade is s’more than we can handle. Reserve a fire pit with seasonally inspired gourmet s’mores platters, single-origin Stirring Up Nostalgia hot chocolate and a charcuterie board overlooking the La Costa valley and golf courses. Cost is $200 per fire pit. A flurry of magic snow will fall every 30 minutes from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., creating special moments that bring the holiday to life.

December s’mores platters include peppermint bark squares, house-made hot chocolate and vanilla bean marshmallows, chocolate peppermint cookies and gingerbread cookies.

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Poinsettias and Pancakes Brunch

Saturday, December 18, 8am - 2:30pm

There’s something special about cozy mornings with the family during the winter season. We’re channeling the nostalgic spirit of those simple, comforting moments at home with a memorable pancake brunch starring jolly Old Saint Nick, his friend from the North Pole, the Poinsettia Princess, and other fun characters! Enjoy interactions and photos with Santa, partake in family-friendly activities and delight in delicious holiday favorites.

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Santa Baking

Christmas Eve Dinner at Bob’s Steak & Chop House

Saturday, December 24, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The culinary staff at Bob’s Steak & Chop House has devoted their seasoned expertise to create this very special holiday prix fixe dinner.

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Steak Dinner

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Bob’s Steak & Chop House

Friday, December 31, 5:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Enjoy the culinary creations of Bob’s Steak and Chop House. Start your evening with a spectacular dinner and enjoy entertainment, party favors and the intimate atmosphere to ring in the New Year with flair and style. A complimentary champagne toast will take place at midnight.

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Recovery Brunch in VUE

Sunday, January 1, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Toast the new year with a delicious brunch and mimosa in VUE, featuring made-to-order pancakes and delectable breakfast favorites. Cost is $48 per adult, $15 per child ages 4-10.

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Vue breakfast

Seasonal Spa Specials

With the helping and soothing hands of wellness experts at The Spa at La Costa, you can design your own nature-inspired spa day of relaxation with these seasonal spa specials at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.

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Holiday Traditions

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Charitable Cheer

At Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, we believe in the spirit of community. It’s with this spirit in mind that we are proud to participate in Visit Carlsbad’s “All Good, Do Good” initiative.

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Sweet Traditions

Taste the tradition and discover our menu of artisanal hot chocolate with a $10 beverage credit and receive a set of keepsake mugs designed by Honey + Hank. The season is even sweeter with up to 20% savings.

The Gift of La Costa

Treat yourself or surprise someone with an Omni La Costa Resort & Spa gift. Gift cards can be redeemed for overnight stays, dining, spa, golf, retail and more. Both traditional cards and e-cards are available.

Villa Fireplace

Cozy Stay Enhancements

Add holiday experiences to your room reservation to create a magical experience, such as an in-room Christmas tree, elf stocking delivery, cookies and milk and more.

Christmas Tree in Warm Weather

Holiday Activities

There’s always something exciting happening at La Costa. Check out our holiday resort guide.

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Stirring Up Nostalgia

Enjoy our exclusive single-origin hot chocolate blend with merry enhancements, such as handcrafted spiced marshmallows and spiked add-ons.