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New Year's Eve Getaway

Escape to La Jolla this New Year's Eve and experience the romance of the village. To begin your getaway celebration, the Empress will welcome you with a $50 Gift Certificate to the Manhattan, La Jolla's most intimate Italian restaurant, located just off our lobby. After dinner, take an evening stroll, hand in hand, on one of the stunning beaches located within a mile of the hotel, the perfect way to end 2014 and welcome the New Year.
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La Jolla Things to See and Do

  • La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival

    The La Jolla Christmas Parade is an annual La Jolla tradition featuring horses, an Antique Aircraft Fly over, and of course, Santa Clause! Be sure to stay for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony after the parade.
  • SeaWorld San Diego's Christmas Celebration

    This holiday season, head over to Seaworld San Diego's Artic Plaza for a winter wonderland celebration! Enjoy snowmen, snowball fights, sledding and more. Stop by Santa's Cottage, have breakfast with Santa and Shamu, and don't forget to check out the reindeer corral!
  • Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

    Celebrate the holidays at the San Diego Zoo! Enjoy a special wintery celebration featuring holiday music, sparkling lights, treats and animals!


  • George's at the Cove

    The sun is always shining in stunning La Jolla, California, so head on over to George's at the Cove to dine on contemporary "San Diego" style cuisine under the sun on the Ocean Terrace. This restaurant is regular La Jolla hotspot and is a constant "Most Popular Restaurant" pick by Zagat.
  • Manhattan of La Jolla

    You don't have to go too far to find great food! Enjoy an incredible meal at our fabulous onsite restaurant, the Manhattan, which offers everything from pasta and steak to fresh seafood. On weekends enjoy live piano music as you dine, making this experience perfect for a holiday dinner.
  • The Cottage

    The cottage is located in beautiful downtown La Jolla and serves up delectable American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can even enjoy your meal under the sun on the outdoor brick patio in true La Jolla fashion.


  • La Jolla Village Square

    Take your holiday shopping to beautiful La Jolla, California. You'll find everything from trendy fashion items to home accessories at this outdoor shopping center.
  • University Town Center

    Find the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones at this Westfield Mall in University Town Center. This shopping destination has something for everyone. Enjoy shopping extended hours during the holiday season and you can even bring the kids to meet Santa!
  • Girard Avenue & Prospect Street

    Known as the "Rodeo Drive" of La Jolla, Prospect street is the perfect place to find one of a kind gifts and browse the myriad of art galleries and upscale boutiques lining the sidewalk.
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