Braving the winter chill for outdoor dining can be tough, but fear not! The Golden State boasts a variety of cute igloos, perfect for cozying up and enjoying a magical holiday experience from the comfort of a warm, festive dome. The following are some of the top igloo dining experiences in California.
Coastal Christmas Holiday Lights Spectacular at Del Mar Fairgrounds
Unwrap the magic of the holiday season at Coastal Christmas Holiday Lights Spectacular, transforming Del Mar Fairgrounds into a dazzling wonderland from Dec. 14 to Dec. 30. This 12-day extravaganza promises enchantment for all ages with twinkling lights, festive activities and the warm embrace of holiday cheer. Reserve a spot at Mistletoe Lounge, a magical igloo, to sip on festive cocktails and hot cocoa while indulging in the joy of the season with s’mores. These domes must be reserved online in advance. For more information, visit coastalchristmasdelmar.com.
Hotel Del Coronado Beachside Igloos
Experience the holiday season in a unique Beachside Igloo at Hotel Del Coronado. Ideal for guests and locals alike, these cozy igloos accommodate up to eight guests, featuring a roaring fire pit, unlimited s’mores supplies and a dedicated server ready to deliver holiday-themed libations and snacks. With pricing ranging from $250 to $400 and a food and beverage minimum, reserve these Beachside Igloos for a two-hour enchanting experience by the sea, available daily until Jan. 7. For more information, visit hoteldel.com.
Snow Globe Picnic at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Immerse yourself in the heart of Downtown San Diego with Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina’s enchanting Snow Globe Picnic. Located between the iconic twin towers of Marriott Marquis exclusively on Dec. 1, Dec. 2, Dec. 15 and Dec. 16, these igloos offer unparalleled views of the San Diego bay from the hotel’s expansive pool deck. Priced at $150 for up to four guests, this igloo dining experience in California includes a delectable selection of bites and beverages from Marina Kitchen, all while cozying up in a festive dome. For more information, visit sandiegomarriottmarquis.247activities.com.
Lakehouse Resort: Holiday Escape on the Lake
Discover the magic of winter at Lakehouse Resort’s lakeside Winter Wonderland every weekend in December. Nestled along the 80-acre Lake San Marcos, the resort offers an exclusive igloo dining experience in California, complete with twinkle lights, a bountiful charcuterie board, a delectable dessert board and wine. Escape to this charming lakeside retreat with entry tickets at $5 per person over the age of 12 (subject to purchases) until Sunday, Dec. 24. For more information, visit thelakehouseresort.com.