BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Be sure to have that list written for the Man in Red prior to Sunday, Dec. 14, when families gather at the resort to sup and sit with Santa, talking wishes and that whole naughty-nice deal. Adults pay $35 and kids get in for $15. Leading up to the 14th are S'mores and Stories -- that's on the 12th and 13th -- and the IlluminOcean Package, which includes an overnight stay, a blanket, and two mermaid-themed glow-in-the-dark cocktails.
WAIT... Why have we never had a mermaid-themed glow-in-the-dark cocktail before? Truly a glaring omission on our bucket list. The Laguna Cliffs Marriott, by the by, is billed as "the only hotel in walking distances of IlluminOcean." If you've been wanting to take in Dana Point's glittery 40 Nights of Lights, and score a glow-in-the-dark libation of mermaidian proportions, this, Christmas revelers, is your chance.