Holiday Happenings at The Dana on Mission Bay

We’re big fans of the holidays here at The Dana. That’s why we’ve planned a full schedule of yuletide events sure to help anyone get into the seasonal spirit. Interested in helping us #DeckTheDanaHalls? Here’s an insider look at all the holiday happenings at The Dana on Mission Bay.

Christmas Dinner 

The Firefly Eatery & Bar is hard at work planning a special Christmas dinner that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. And while they’re not quite ready to reveal the details yet, you can expect fresh, local ingredients, all expertly prepared and served with style — just like every plate from The Dana’s culinary team. Be sure to check back frequently with the Firefly Eatery & Bar to see what they’ll be cooking up this year!

New Year’s Eve at The Dana

It’s very nearly time to turn over the calendar to a brand-new year. But before the ball drops and “Auld Lang Syne” is sung, there’s plenty of time for one more blowout bash. The New Year’s Eve celebration at The Dana will feature plenty of bubbly, good cheer, and a classic countdown into 2022. Firefly will have fantastic brunch service all weekend long. We’ll also be offering a full range of money-saving holiday specials.  

Letters to Santa

Traveling with kids who have made the “nice” list this year? Good news: It just so happens that The Dana has a direct line to Kris Kringle himself. We’ve established a festive letter-writing station in the lobby where younger travelers can make a list of all of their fondest winter wishes. The team at The Dana will then see to it that their message makes it all the way to the North Pole just in time for the Jolly Old Elf to load the sleigh with their precious packages.

Season’s Greetings

In order to see to it that we’re truly embracing the spirit of the season, The Dana will be infusing every corner of the property with joyful touches sure to help bring the cheer. Special holiday decorations will add charm to common spaces and outdoor areas, guests are free to enjoy screenings of classic favorite holiday films at the pool all month long, and you’re always welcome to stop down for a complimentary cup of creamy hot cocoa in the lobby.

Special Holiday Offers 

The holidays are all about the spirit of giving. That’s why the team at The Dana has put together some sugarplum-sweet Special Offers that you’re sure to enjoy (and that will help you to stick to your holiday budget). Check out our Hoppy Holidays package, which includes a credit you can use at Firefly Eatery & Bar to sample San Diego’s best local brews, as well as the Santa Paws bundle that includes special gifts for four-legged guests. We’re also spotlighting a scrumptious seasonal sip this year, the Aviator cocktail, crafted with Hendrick’s gin, elderflower liqueur, creme de cassis, and lavender bitters.  


Planning to be our guest over the holidays? We’re looking forward to welcoming you! Once you spend a warm and sunny season with us here in beautiful San Diego, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if enjoying the sun, sand, and surf became your new treasured holiday tradition. And if you commemorate your holiday with festive photos? Be sure to tag us in your socials using the hashtag #DeckTheDanaHalls and help us celebrate the holiday season in style. Take a look at our holidays page for more information on all the festivities!