Restaurants Open on Christmas in San Diego

Enjoy Christmas at a Delicious Restaurant



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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | Rancho Santa Fe

Relax this holiday season at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa and indulge in fine dining on Christmas Eve and Christmas at the resort’s signature restaurant, Veladora. Before the celebrations begin, adults and children alike can enjoy a complimentary holiday decorating cookie session with Pastry Chef Stephanie Tesnow’s decadent sugar cookies and gingerbread men on Friday, December 23 from 3 - 5 p.m.

Christmas Eve Dinner – On December 24 from 5-10 p.m. guests can enjoy a special three-course Christmas dinner offering festive dishes including local Scarborough Farms mixed greens with pears, candied walnut crumb, Nicolau Farms classic chèvre and sherry vinaigrette; wild mushroom risotto with Nicolau Farms black truffle goat cheese and shaved truffles; Brandt beef short rib with pommes mousseline, salt roasted shallots and port wine; dark chocolate Napoleon with candied winter orange and more. Christmas Eve dinner at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 

Christmas Day Buffet – On December 25 from 12:30-5:30 p.m., celebrate the holidays with Rancho Valencia’s traditional Christmas buffet at Veladora. The buffet will host a cold seafood station with assorted sushi, salmon, and slow poached Baja white prawns, salads and starters, a house made pasta station with braised short rib mac & cheese gratin, carving station, holiday desserts and more. The Christmas buffet at Veladora is $125 for adults, $55 for kids 11 and under, and complimentary for kids under 3, plus tax and gratuity.