Holiday Season at One&Only Palmilla

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The most awaited time of the years has arrived and everyone wants to enjoy with their loved ones in a magical place full of activities, fun and relaxation, to start 2021 renewed and with all the good energy to make it an excellent year, and that’s why we show you why definitely One&Only Palmilla is THE PLACE TO BE for holidays. 

Time for Decoration

Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Nov 28, 2020 | 5.30pm – 6pm Hacienda | Complimentary 

Dazzling colours, warmth and coming together with those you love, the tree lighting ceremony represents what the festive season at One&Only Palmilla is all about, as our grand Christmas Tree awakens the festive spirit and fireworks paint the moonlit sky. 

Ornament Painting 

Dec 20-26, 2020 | 10am – 12pm Agua Pool | Complimentary 

Proudly remember your Mexican getaway with your own painted ornament hanging on your tree at home. From festive scenes, to your name in glitter on an inspired masterpiece; we bring the materials, you bring the imagination. 

Giant Gingerbread House 

Dec15,2020-Jan7,2021|11am-6pm Resort Pathway | On Consumption 

Bring your grandest architectural visions and sweet tooth to our famous giant gingerbread house. Brick by gingerbread brick, together we will build this life-sized piece of delicious art with bright gumdrops, candy canes and snow-capped icing. Once complete, indulge in a unique culinary experience within the gingerbread walls, sampling delightful beverages and treats. 

Time for Tasting

Azul Tequila Masterclass

Dec 21-26, 2020; Jan 1-2, 2021 | 5pm-6pm Veranda | $85/person* 

Sharpen your palette and broaden your horizons with expert guidance from revered artisanal tequila brand, Clase Azul, you will taste a range of curated blends including our own special One&Only Palmilla Joven that brings to life barrel-aged notes of caramel and cherry. *reservations required 

Baja Culinary Journey 

Dec 22, 26 & 29, 2020; Jan 2, 2021 7pm | Herb Garden | $95* 

Spend an evening experiencing the best of Baja with this exclusive culinary adventure from One&Only Palmilla Executive Chef Sandro Falbo. The innovative menu features locally sourced favorites like spiny lobster and chocolate clams and is paired with new twists on classic cocktails and, of course, the finest, sommelier- curated wine selection. *reservations required, limited to 16 guests 

Pizza Pazza 

Dec 23 & 30, 2020 | 7pm Herb Garden | A La Carte* 

Join us in the Herb Garden for freshly baked pizza made with the finest seasonal ingredients at our special festive pizza pop-up. While your masterpiece is baking, enjoy a well paired selection from one of our many Italian wines curated by the Head Mixologist Francisco Oropeza. *reservations required, limited to 16 guests 

Shaken and Stirred 

Dec 24, 2020 | 6pm-10pm Agua Bar | A La Carte 

Toast the flavors of the night with curated Christmas themed cocktails, crafted by our expert mixologists. With a drink in hand, take a moment to take in the stunning turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, remembering all that you are grateful for. 

Time for Giving

The Ultimate Christmas Dinner

Dec 24, 2020 | 6pm-10pm
Agua: $180* (Adults); $120* (Ages 12-18); $80* (Ages 6-12); Complimentary for children under 6
SEARED | A la carte 

We present Christmas dinner as it should be, with the perfect setting and with the belief that there is nothing better in the world than sharing a long meal and even longer conversations with those you love. 

At Agua we curate Christmas Eve dinner family style with enough choice to satisfy those who value traditions and those who want to experience something new. For those who want something more intimate, SEARED will be hosting an exclusive dinner alternative curated by world-renowned celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. *all prices do not include beverages

Christmas Day Mass

Dec 25, 2020 | 9am Chapel | Complimentary 

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a traditional Christmas Day Mass gathering at our historic Chapel. 

Santa´s Visit

Dec 25, 2020 | 11am – 12pm Pelican Beach | Complimentary 

We are excited to welcome Santa to Pelican Beach; and while he may not have time to stop for paddle boarding or fresh guacamole, kids of all ages will have the opportunity to have a photo taken with jolly old St. Nick. 

Time for Tradition


Dec 23, 2020 – January 3, 2021 11am – 4pm
Turtle Beach | A la carte 

It’s time to celebrate this festive season at our pop-up VW combi beach cevicheria. From fresh culinary creations to innovative tiki-bar mixology, you won’t want to leave the beach at all. 

Christmas Day Brunch

Dec 25, 2020 | 12pm – 4pm
Agua | $110 (Adults), $50 (Ages 12- 18), $25 (Ages 7-12) Complimentary for children under 6
Additional $50 Wine/Beverage Package, $80 Champagne Package 

Delight in a celebratory Christmas Day Brunch with traditional regional specialties and delicious delights of the season; everything feels like a celebration with live entertainment and a welcoming Christmas Day brunch served family style. 

Barbacoa Feast

Dec 27, 2020; Jan 3, 2021 9:30am-1pm
Herb Garden | $50/person 

Enjoy a traditional and truly Mexican culinary experience with the ancient cooking technique “barbacoa”. One&Only Palmilla’s Executive Chef Sandro will make a special adobo from local, fresh ingredients and use an underground cooking method with agave leaves. 

Time for Joy

One&Only Art Market

Dec 28, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm Hacienda Building | Complimentary 

Come and browse specially curated pieces from modern, mixed media to traditional Mexican handiworks with a glass of wine in hand or slowly strolling. When you fall in love with that art there is even a chance to take home your favorite. 

México Mágico

Dec 28, 2020 | 6pm – 10pm
Breeze | $95 Adults, $40 (Children under age 12) 

Discover the depth and innovation of Mexican cuisine, a food of bold flavors and endless colors served as a family style feast. Inspired by the traditions of this vibrant land, authentic cuisine and live entertainment, Breeze presents a specialty-themed México Mágico dining event with charming sea-front views. 

Movie Night under the stars

Dec 28, 2020 | 6pm-9pm Vista Point | A La Carte 

Enjoy a movie night like no other, under the glow of the stars and warmed by a roaring bonfire. In this rare beachfront theatre, sample cocktails crafted by expert mixologists as well as decadent festive delicacies.

Sandcastle Building

Dec 29, 2020 | 10.30am Vista Beach | Complimentary 

With expert advice and the beautiful sands of Palmilla, even first-time sand sculptors will be able to construct something inspired at our fun-for-all-ages sandcastle workshop. Work as a team with friends and family – all kits and tools (and of course sand) are provided. 

Sunset Sessions

Every Saturday during Dec | 4pm-7pm Pelican Beach | A La Carte 

Lounge with your feet in the sand while enjoying the sounds of our resident DJ. Continue long into the night with a selection of crafted cocktails, bottle service and beachside bites, offset by the stunning backdrop of the Sea of Cortez. 

Time for Rejoice

New Year´s Eve Breakfast 

December 31, 2020 | 7am-3pm
Agua | Adults $110 | Teens (12-18) $50 Teens | Kids (7-12) $25 Kids | Under 6 Complimentary 

Indulge in an irresistible selection of signature dishes from each of our acclaimed restaurants complemented by live specialty stations, a decadent dessert buffet and innovative cocktails. 

New Year´s Eve Dinner

Dec 31, 2020 | 6pm – 10pm
Agua | $450 Adults, $150 Kids (6-12), Complimentary Children (Under 6), excludes beverages
SEARED & Suviche | $550 Adults, $180 Kids (6-12), Complimentary Children (Under 6), excludes beverages Excludes tax and service 

Before the party, before the New Year, take time to reflect and rejoice with great company, warm laughter and of course fine cuisine. With either an each-course-better-than- the-last five-course tasting menu from the renowned chefs at SEARED and Suviche or a lighter, yet equally delicious five course meal at Agua. 

*Includes admission to our not-to-be-missed New Year’s Eve Party on the South Lawn.

Time to Celebrate


Dec 31, 2020 | 9pm – 3am
South Lawn | $300 Adults, $150 Teens (12-18) Complimentary Children (under 12), excludes tax and service
*Party Access is included with participating dinner at SEARED, Suviche or Agua 

Make time for the most colorful New Year’s Eve party, where azure oceans and lush green gardens are the backdrop for kaleidoscopic fireworks. A breathtaking evening of renowned celebration from the fresh sounds of DJ Coleman, imaginative cocktails and bottle service all evening long and culminating in Los Cabos’ longest firework show. 


Guarantee a party you will never forget by reserving one of our exclusive cabanas; with dedicated space and ample seating, these provide the perfect setting for a long night of celebration. Toast in the New Year in style with unlimited Champagne and selected spirits, Beluga caviar and a dedicated server. 

From our singular, hacienda style Exclusive Cabana which features the perfect spot right by the stage and dance floor, to our slightly smaller but no less extravagant Prestige & Premium Cabanas, you are definitely in the right place to celebrate the New Year. 

Exclusive Cabana (1 Available) | $10,000* Size: 12’ x 24’ | Seating capacity: 12 

Prestige Cabana (3 Available) | $7,500* Size: 12’ x 16’ | Seating capacity: 10 

Premium Cabana (4 Available) | $5,000* Size: 12’ x 12’ | Seating capacity: 8
*tax and service charge included 

Time to Reflect


Jan 1, 2021 | 7am – 3pm
Agua | $110 Adults, $50 Teens (12-18), $25 Kids (7-12), Complimentary Children (Under 6) $50 Wine/Beverage Package, $80 Champagne Package 

Start the New Year how you would like it to continue, with live entertainment and a relaxed breakfast buffet including live carving stations, Bellinis, Bloody Maries and many more cocktails. Take your time with our lazy day breakfast until you have tried all of our different innovative delights. 


Jan 1, 2021 | 6pm – 10pm Agua | $180/person 

From Baja California to California, USA, let our Sommelier guide you and your taste buds on a journey through both Californias and a four-course menu. Each course will have a special pairing with wines from Baja California Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley and California USA from Napa to Sonoma and even Central Coast. 


Jan2,2021|6pm-10pm SEARED | $250/person 

Take a seat at SEARED for a glamorous evening of refined dining and Champagne heaven. Expert pairings from famous Champagne house Billecart-Salmon alongside an inspired five-course menu crafted by world-renowned celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. 

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