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L’Tea, Santa, Spa Specials, Photo Contest and Room Packages Make For Coastal Holiday Bliss

Del Mar, Calif. - Celebrate the most wonderful time of year at San Diego’s L’Auberge Del Mar where holiday getaway packages, festive activities and warm California coastal sunshine combine for the perfect coastal getaway this season. 

Holiday Packages

Visitors who want to wake up Christmas morning just steps from the beach, can book L’Auberge Del Mar’s Jingle Shells Package. Available on December 24, this package includes a festive dinner for two at KITCHEN 1540 and a cozy room to wait for Santa while enjoying a yuletide treat of milk and cookies. While staying at the hotel, guests will enjoy a complimentary Christmas Eve concert by jazz guitarist Peter Sprague and friends from 1 to 4 p.m. There is also a hotel organized Santa Fun Run on the beach at 9 a.m. Christmas Eve morning.

For those looking for a more extended visit during the holiday season, the hotel is featuring the Stretch Your Holiday Special where guests earn savings for each night booked. Savings begin at three nights with a 15 percent discount, 20 percent for four nights and stays of five nights or more can save 20 percent. The package is valid for stays November 20 through December 31, 2013.

All packages are subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers. Reservations can be made at or by calling 1-866-778-5548

While staying at the hotel, guests have their choice of seasonal fun including:

Holiday L’Tea by the Sea

L’Auberge Del Mar is launching a new holiday tradition with the Holiday L’Tea by the Sea. Offered Saturday and Sunday afternoons in December, the stylish L’Tea by the Sea is a delightful way to celebrate the season with family and friends. Guests gather in the living room near a cozy fireplace and enjoy champagne, loose leaf teas, miniature sandwiches, scones with fresh made Devonshire cream and an array of bite-sized desserts. Reservations are required with seating at 2:30 p.m. on December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22. For reservations, call 858-793-6460.

Santa by the Sea

L’Auberge Del Mar is joining forces with Del Mar Village Association for holiday fun at hotel’s outdoor amphitheater on 15th Street. On December 7, the community will kick-off the season with its annual tree lighting in the amphitheater at 5 p.m. An outdoor screening of the popular holiday movie “Elf” will follow the tree lighting. Families also will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa and enjoy music by the Original Dickens Carolers. Santa and the carolers will also visit L’Auberge Del Mar’s amphitheater on December 15 and 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. 

Gifts by the Sea

L’Auberge Del Mar offers gift cards in any amount that are perfect for stocking stuffers or a delightful gift for a loved one. Gift cards can be purchased for spa, dining or hotel stays. To purchase, visit

Christmas Dinner

 L’Auberge Del Mar’s KITCHEN 1540 will offer a special holiday menu on Christmas and Christmas Eve that showcases holiday flavors in the restaurant’s signature, modern-American style. Menu highlights include Chino Farms Squash Gnocchi, Scallops, Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing, Beef Tenderloin in Truffle Sauce and Sweet Potato Custard. Offered from 4 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at 858-793-6460.

Holiday Spa

Tis the season for holiday bliss at Spa L’Auberge. Special holiday treatments include the Champagne Facial, Peppermint Mistle-toes Pedicure and Holiday De-Stresser Body Treatment. Plus the spa will stuff guests’ stockings with a complimentary gift given with any service or retail purchase starting the day after Thanksgiving. Appointments can be made at 858-793-6493.

Blissful Holidays By The Beach Instagram Photo Contest

Anyone can enter to win a one night stay at L’Auberge Del Mar this holiday season through the hotel’s Blissful Holidays by the Beach Instagram Photo Contest. Visitors simply share a photo with a personalized caption that illustrates why L’Auberge Del Mar is the idyllic blissful holiday destination and they are entered to win. Contest runs November 1 through December 31, 2013. There is no limit on the number of entries allowed per person.

How to Enter
1. Take a photo: Use your smartphone to snap a picture that captures the blissful feeling of visiting L’Auberge Del Mar during the holidays
2. Tag it: Add a caption and tag your photo entry with the hashtags #laubergedelmar and #BlissfulHoliday
3. Upload it: Make sure your Instagram profile is public and upload your photo
4. Follow us: Then follow us on Instagram and you are automatically entered into the contest
*For Contest Rules and Regulations see the L’blog at

About L’Auberge Del Mar

Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel, presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit



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