Travel guide for Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club in California during Christmas

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Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club is perched atop a 150 foot seaside bluff in Orange County, California. Guests can enjoy coastal adventures and unique activities year round.

Celebrate Christmas at this AAA 5 Diamond resort. The resort offers special meals and holiday activities the entire family can enjoy.

Camp Waldorf will be offering holiday inspired fun and festive activities for kids. They’ll have morning and afternoon sessions for holiday crafts. The Holiday Craft Sessions will begin on December 17, 2022, and end on January 1, 2023.

‘Tis the season for Merry Movies. Guests can gather on the Grand Lawn for screenings of favorite holiday movies. Complimentary hot chocolate and popcorn will be served. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase (21+). December 17’s movie will be Elf and Home Alone 2 will be shown on December 23, 2022. Pricing is $25 per person.

If you have a special Christmas wish, stop by Concierge and the team will help you with your letter to Santa. Drop your letter into the “North Pole Post” and it will be sent directly to Santa.

Camp Waldorf will be having a Gingerbread Workshop on December 22, 2022, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Design your very own Gingerbread House!

Holiday E-Bike Touring will be happening every day in December. Cruise on an e-bike to Dana Point Harbor and see the illuminating light display in the harbor. Complete the tour with a Veuve Clicquot Tasting.

Aveo Table + Bar offers a lavish Christmas Day Buffet with breakfast favorites, holiday favorites and specialty items.

Christmas Breakfast Buffet

Fresh Bounty

  • Watermelon, Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe, Pineapple and Fresh Berries
  • Chia Seed Pudding
  • Yogurt Parfaits

Local Cheese Displays


  • Caprese
  • Persimmon Salad
  • Potato Salad

Rise & Shine

  • Omelet Station with Peppers, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onions, Sausage, Bacon, Spinach and Cheese
  • Avocado Toast with Gluten Free Toast and Fresh Avocado
  • Savory Sides of Maplewood Bacon, Chicken Apple Sausage and Roasted Potatoes
  • Homemade Breakfast Pastries

From The Sea

  • Cocktail Shrimp and Crab Cakes Station with Lemon, Cocktail Sauce and Tartar Aioli
  • Smoked Salmon Display with Capers, Onions and Dill Cream Cheese

Holiday Favorites

  • Prime Rib Carving Station with Horseradish Cream and Seasonal Sauteed Vegetables
  • Tamales Display with Cheese, Chicken and Beef


  • Coconut Cheesecake
  • Pantone Bread Pudding
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Tart
  • Pistachio Macaroons
  • Cranberry Panna Cotta Cream
  • Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  • Orange Grand Marnier Beignet

Pricing is $139 for adults, $70 for children, ages 6 to 12 and $35 for children, ages 2 to 5.

Aveo Table + Bar’s Chef Diego will present holiday dishes inspired by Central and South American cruising as well as traditional holiday favorites. Christmas Dinner will be served from 4 pm to 9 pm on December 24, 2022, and 5 pm to 9 pm on December 25, 2022.

Christmas Dinner Menu


  • Wild Mushroom Soup with Dried Shitake and Truffle Drizzle $17
  • Mussels and Clams with Rice Cracker, Tom Kha Broth, Scallions, Cilantro and Thai Bread $33


  • Lobster & Potato Gnochi with Preserve Lemon Crumble, Lobster, Tomato Sauce and Herbs $49
  • Kobe New York Steak with 7 oz. Cut, Sweet Mashed Potatoes, Forest Mushroom Medley Asparagus Tips and Malbec Reduction $67
  • Alaskan Halibut with Wild Rice Pilaf, Brussel Sprout Leaves, Asparagus Tips Petite Frisee and Saffron Beurre Blanc $59


  • Spread Yule Log with Candied Orange Center, Marzipan Sponge and Grand Marnier Anglaise $17

Substitute sand for snow during the holidays. Enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean at the Monarch Beach Resort & Club. All manner of water sports can be enjoyed here. Their championship golf course was named one of Golf Digest’s “Best Places To Play” and a Golf Magazine “Gold Medal Resort.”

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