Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Frosted by the Sea from November 17th to January 1st at the Iconic Hotel del Coronado

Iconic Hotel del Coronado & Luxurious Alila Marea Beach Resort Light Up the Holidays with Breathtaking Seasonal Experiences

EPIC Entertainment Group, the bi-coastal live experience and event production experts are pleased to announce their partnership with two holiday décor masterpieces in San Diego, California this holiday season. 

The EPIC experience experts are credited with transforming the historic Hotel del Coronado into a frosty, winter destination with the return of “At First Light” – a 12-minute light show spectacular, new beachside igloos, and more. Guests may enjoy Frosted by the Sea from November 17th to January 1st. EPIC has also expanded its SoCal partnerships to transform the holiday experiences of the opulent Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas with elemental design and decor for the community to enjoy.

“As experts in storytelling through creative activations, we are honored to be the team who dreams up new experiences for both Hotel del Coronado and Alila Marea resort guests,” shared Charity Hill, EPIC Entertainment Group. “We are grateful for the opportunity to expand theme curation and guest immersion through design and décor. We can’t wait for everyone to be a part of the holiday spirit at both locations this season.”

The crowd favorite “At First Light” – a light show spectacular will return to Hotel del Coronado’s 100+ year old trees, bigger and brighter than before. Following the debut of the light show in 2021, EPIC will feature over 75,000 lights showcasing choreographed shimmering illuminations for over 12 minutes. Guests can also celebrate Frosted by the Sea with NEW heated beachside igloos, each decorated with twinkling lights, cozy seating, and seasonal décor. 

EPIC will once again dazzle Hotel del Coronado’s historic lobby with a massive 22-foot Christmas tree in nearly ten thousand amber lights and nearly two thousand ornaments. EPIC’s storied holiday décor can be appreciated throughout the entire property with breathtaking bows of lush garland, shimmering oversized ornament displays, and over 20 themed Christmas trees ranging in size from 8ft, to the show-stopping 23ft lobby tree, and the 25ft garden tree. 

A short drive up the coast, Alila Marea Beach Resort will also shine bright for the holiday season thanks to EPIC Entertainment Group’s thoughtful and elegant creations. Recently named 2022 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Resort – Alila Marea is the newest hotel property to contract EPIC for holiday experiences and community immersions. 

“The architecture of Alila Marea Beach Resort is already telling a compelling story. Our goal is to reinforce that story through the use of existing coastal elements much like the property itself,'' commented Hill. “We are celebrating the season through a lens of local landscape, incorporating the natural mediums of pampas grass, sea glass, driftwood, copper, pewter, and gold.“ 

Perched atop a stunning seaside bluff along one of Southern California’s most dramatic stretches of coastline – Alila Marea is a crafted luxury resort, delivering authentic and bespoke experiences in a world-class beachfront setting. With 30+ oversized glowing dandelions and a 22ft coastal-inspired tree displayed on the hillside – this elegant seasonal display will be a beacon of the holidays for the local community. 

Co-founded in 2016 by Charity Hill and Steve Sheldon, EPIC Entertainment Group is known as the mastermind behind some of the largest haunted attractions in the country, including Dark Horizon in Orlando, and Dark Harbor at the Legendary Queen Mary in Long Beach, California – and recently as partners with Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania for Dark Nights as well as Hush! Haunted Attraction in Detroit, Michigan. 

As a multifaceted live production company, EPIC operates at world-class brands including Crayola, Hotel Del Coronado, NightGarden – Miami’s newest holiday light phenomenon, and is currently managing daily operations for the world-renowned Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – one of the top-rated gardens in the country according to USA Today.

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