Glowing Christmas trees. A dozen fireplaces. Twinkling lights on every path. This season, Rancho Bernardo Inn is transformed into an oh-so-merry-and-bright winter wonderland. Dine over special seasonal menus for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Celebrate the spirit of the season with us—and let your holiday story unfold. 


We invite you to a merry feast filled with the freshest ingredients, joyous surroundings, and Christmas cheer! Indulge in our Chef's four-course menu offered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at AVANT. Or, dine in our ballroom for our Christmas Day buffet, inclusive of beer, wine, and live music.

Aragon Ballroom Christmas Day

Indulge Christmas Day with our complete holiday buffet featuring live music in our Aragon ballroom.         

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Seating times from 11am-2:30pm
Adults $165++
Kids $65++ (12 & under)


or call 858.675.8557

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant 

Celebrate all day with regular a la carte dining or enjoy a traditional Christmas Day Three-Course Menu. 

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$70* Christmas Day Three-Course Menu 

Available Christmas Eve & Day

11:30am-5:00pm lunch 
5-9:30pm dinner 

*not inclusive of gratuity and surcharge


or call 858.649.1967

AVANT Restaurant 

Savor a specially crafted Four-Course Prix Fixe Christmas Eve & Day menu with live music. 

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Christmas Eve
Seating times from 3-8pm
Adults $125* | Kids $55* (12 & under) 

Christmas Day 
Seating times from 3-8pm
Adults $125* | Kids $55 (12 & under) 

*not inclusive of gratuity and surcharge


or call 844.226.2044




Gingerbread House Display

For the past 12-years, our amazing chefs (and their elves) have worked to bring this incredible Life-Size Gingerbread House to life to help celebrate the holiday season. This year, we are excited to welcome you back to enjoy this, as well as all the other festive décor and experiences at Rancho Bernardo Inn. Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch a video about last year’s Gingerbread house and learn some fun facts!

Fun Facts

  • 800 pounds of flour
  • 400 pounds of sugar
  • 50 pounds of Gingerbread Spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger)
  • 12 gallons of eggs
  • Over 300 pounds of edible candy and edible food decorations!


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 2022 - Jingle & Mingle with Santa!

Holiday Decor at The Inn

Mark your calendar on Friday, December 16th, 2022 for our annual Champagne & Shopping event, featuring a special visit from Santa Claus and friends on a vintage fire engine, our life-size gingerbread house on display, hot cocoa, and more!

  • Special visit from Santa Claus and friends on a vintage fire engine stationed in the valet circle, just outside the main entrance. A beautiful and unique photo opportunity. In the spirit of giving, we encourage all to bring a new unwrapped toy or non-perishable food donation benefitting Interfaith Escondido. 

  • Join us for complimentary Hot Cocoa in the lobby and take a tour of dozens of Christmas Trees where you can view our life size ginger-bread house and dozens of twinkling trees throughout the property. 

  • Champagne & Shopping in Pro Shop: Get your last-minute holiday shopping at The Inn and enjoy 20% Off your purchase along with complimentary Champagne. 

  • Movie Under the Stars: Join us at the Santiago Pool for a festive featured film. Gather around the fire pit, purchase your favorite holiday libations from the bar, stop by the front desk to pick up a smores roasting kit (only $5).

  • 'Tis the Season Tavern Join us nightly as we transform our Sports Bar into a holiday-themed tavern with festive cocktails and more! 


12 Days of AVANT Cocktails

Our Twelve Days of Christmas Cocktails kicks off Wednesday, December 7th - Sunday December 18th, 2022 at AVANT.

Sample the season with seasonal signature cocktails infused with chef's garden ingredients by mixologist and beverage manager, Jason Sorge. Always remember that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is drinking cocktails when friends are near.

Countdown to Christmas Cocktails begins now! 


Experience the holiday magic at Rancho Bernardo Inn all month long at our pop-up ‘Tis The Season Tavern. In conjunction with our life-size gingerbread house, we will be featuring holiday-themed cocktails amid an expertly decorated bar space. Over-the-top Christmas decorations and holiday displays will ensure you will feel ‘in the spirit’ all month long