Holidays on Shelter Island

‘Tis the season for merriment and cheer at Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Whether it’s Thanksgiving at Vessel Restaurant + Bar, 12 Days of Holidays at SpaTerre, a Holiday Market stretching from our Point Loma Ballroom to our private beach or our second-annual Fly Me to the Moon New Year’s Eve Gala, we invite you to enjoy a fun-filled Shelter Island holiday season.

Christmas Tree At Kona Kai.

Home for the Holidays

All Month Long

Experience the lights, sights and sounds of the festive season with Kona Kai Resort & Spa as your guide for holiday fun. Combine refreshing interiors, island-inspired guestrooms, marina-front dining and waterfront adventures for a holiday getaway you’ll always remember.

Movie Night Sign With Holiday Treats.

Festive Fun

All Month Long

Our guests experience the magic of the season through festive movies, letters to Santa, ornament-making, the 12 Days of Cocktails at Vessel Restaurant + Bar and 12 Days of SpaTerre. Your holiday vacation will be merry and bright with festive decorations throughout the resort and a holiday-themed welcome drink.

Holiday Gifts.

Holiday Market

December 11

Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm

It’s time to get festive with our holiday shopping extravaganza in partnership with 60 of our local small businesses for all handmade gifts that your loved one will enjoy this holiday season. Bring your family and head down to our waterfront ballroom to see all the different vendors and their offerings that are sure to clear your holiday shopping list.

*This event is free and open to the public. Self-parking will be discounted to $5 and free parking will be available along Shelter Island Drive.

Christmas Boats.

Parade of Lights

December 11 and 18

Hours: Procession will start at 5:30 pm

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 52nd annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme.

Holiday Spa Gifts.

12 Days of SpaTerre

December 1 – 12

At SpaTerre, we’re celebrating the holidays by giving you and your loved ones the best health and wellness offers. Lean into the giving spirit of the season and take advantage of our 12 Days of SpaTerre, with each day offering something new and unique. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on all these exclusive offers.

Holiday Cocktails.

12 Days of Cocktails

December 14 – 25

Our 12 Days of Cocktails is back at Vessel Restaurant + Bar featuring a curated list of fun, festive cocktails to kickstart your Christmas countdown. There will be a new, festive holiday drink available each day. Cheers!

Salmon Salad.

Christmas Eve + Christmas Day

December 24 & 25

Have a holly jolly holiday on the waterfront at Kona Kai Resort & Spa. Spend Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dining with us at our magical marina-front eatery, Vessel Restaurant + Bar.

Champagne For The Holidays.

New Year’s Eve + New Year’s Day

December 31 & January 1

Ring in the New Year surrounded by friends, family, and fun in San Diego. Join us on NYE or New Year’s Day for a delicious marina-front brunch at Vessel Restaurant + Bar.

New Years Eve Gear.

New Year’s Eve Gala Event

December 31

Hours: 8:00pm – 1:00am

Come fly away with us on December 31, for our second-annual elegant affair to ring in the New Year in style. With tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne, a delectable multicourse meal, dancing and more, this is sure to be a night to remember.