How to Spend a Cozy Winter Weekend in Carlsbad With Your Family

Carlsbad Is All Things Merry and Bright This Season!

It’s the time of year when holiday celebrations and events are popping up all over the place. How do you make sure you don’t miss out? In Carlsbad specifically, there’s lots of bells to jingle, figgy puddin’ to enjoy and joy to be spread—if not to the world, at least to this cute coastal town. It’s never too chilly in San Diego (we prefer our silent nights at a cool 60 degrees), but we sure do know how to cozy up and celebrate. So if you’re not sure what to do this season, take those climate-inappropriate earmuffs off and listen up! Here are eight ways to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a winter weekend in Carlsbad.

Credit: Park Hyatt Aviara

Credit: Park Hyatt Aviara

Park Hyatt Aviara goes all out for the holidays, creating the perfect festive vibe for your magical winter weekend. When you walk in, the first thing you’ll notice is that these halls are decked. There’s gorgeous holiday decor in every corner, from a giant Christmas tree to glittering twinkly lights. They put lots of love into planning tons of fun holiday activities for the whole family to enjoy, including photos with Santa, a Christmas brunch and even a Teddy Bear Tea (we’ll explain later). Beyond the festivities, this stunning resort offers a luxury experience even Scrooge couldn’t resist.

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Winter Wellness at Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara

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Vacation or not, the holidays can be a stressful time for anyone. Lucky for you, San Diego’s all-new stunning Miraval Life in Balance Spa is located right on the grounds of Park Hyatt Aviara. This luxury wellness destination offers a variety of options, including glow-inducing treatments for your skin, mani-pedis and massages for your aches and pains. Be sure to also check out the spa’s culinary offerings, which include cocktail- and salsa-making classes

Teddy Bear Tea

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Throughout December, Park Hyatt Aviara hosts a Teddy Bear Tea in support of local children’s organizations. Each child is asked to bring a teddy bear to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House to support kids with life-threatening conditions. It’s hosted by the Peppermint Princess, who guides everyone through a tea party that includes holiday-themed food items and a whole lot of fun. Your kids will absolutely love acting like grown ups with their pinkies up! The event will be held the first two weekends of December and then daily from Dec. 16-23—visit the website to reserve your spot! 

Gingerbread Houses + Cooking Classes

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If you’d like to channel your inner “Great British Bake-Off” contestant (or maybe just your inner child), you’ve come to the right place. Adults and children of all ages can sign up for a class with Park Hyatt Aviara’s professional pastry team where you’ll learn to build and decorate gingerbread houses. You’ll leave with your very own magical and delicious creation to take home with you and put on display!

Holiday Makers Market in Carlsbad Village

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