The Anaheim Convention Center Has Events for All

WEDDING_Bride-getting-readyThe convention center has a full docket of fun and excitement, no matter your interests. From weddings to car shows, Anaheim’s conventions take the cake.

These upcoming events are only a small selection of the wide variety of expos and shows taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Premier Bridal Expo

This weekend, January 6th and 7th, 2018, Southern California’s largest upscale bridal show is taking over the convention center.
If you are in the midst of planning a wedding, head to the bride expo to find everything you need to know about venues, flowers, trends, caterers, and – best of all – your wedding dress!

Tuner Evolution Car Show

January 14th is the first time this car show is coming to the West Coast. Fans of Tuner Evolution have been asking for years, and finally the hosts of this car show have found their perfect venue in the Anaheim Convention Center. Don’t miss your chance to see the show’s first West Coast exhibition.

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

The annual cookie convention is coming back February 10th and 11th, bringing with it gorgeous decorating competitions and an endless supply of delicious samples. At this sweet convention, you can see Duff Goldman, celebrity chef and TV personality, as well as author Rosanna Pansino (“Nerdy Nummies”) and Chef-Owner Ron Ben-Israel.

When you attend one of these events, book your stay at Marriott Suites Anaheim. The Marriott Anaheim is only minutes away from the convention center, perfectly located for your ease and convenience.

Ring in the New Year with the Rose Bowl

Marching band 3Are you spending the New Year holidays in Anaheim? Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the town, and then continue your celebrations on New Year’s Day with the Rose Bowl.

Anaheim Visitors Can Experience Lively Once a Year Events

Every year, the Rose Bowl brings visitors from across the country to watch the best of college football matchup during this bowl game. If you’re one of those lucky spectators, make sure you have all the information you need.

Rose Bowl Parade

In 2018, the Rose Parade turns 129!

Watch the floral floats and marching bands glide down the five and a half mile route on New Year’s Day. The parade begins at 8 am, so get to marching early for the best viewing options.

The Rose Bowl

At the Rose Bowl, watch as the Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners go head-to-head in a strong matchup. The game begins at 1 pm on New Year’s Day, with a halftime show that is always fun to watch.

Prior to the game, there will be pre-game activities like tailgates and appearances by the Rose Queen and her royal court.

Less than an hour away from all the exciting Rose Bowl events, Marriot Suites Anaheim South is the perfect hotel choice. Choose from lots of exciting special hotel packages to make your stay the absolute best it can be.

It’s Time for Winter Fest in Anaheim

Experience fun for the whole family with Winter Fest, Anaheim’s ultimate winter event.

Find Fun for All Ages at the Winter Festival in Anaheim

SEASONS_WINTER_little-girl-playing-in-snowHere are just a few of their events to get you planning for your wintery blast of fun.

Fresh Snow and Winter Fireworks

If you’re looking for one of your favorite events, you’re in luck! This year, the fresh snow play area is coming back to Winter Fest.  Is it the first time your kids have seen snow? At Winter Fest, fresh snow is blown in every day.

There will be fireworks every night of the festival. Bring your friends and family to share in the excitement. Watch the entire sky light up with this extravagant display. 

Festival of Lights

Walk through 2 million lights on the pathway, exploring ten festive holiday lands. Between these twinkling lights and the nightly fireworks, your experience won’t be lacking color.

In addition to regular events, Winter Fest has added some exciting new options this year.
Have you ever been ice skating outside? If not, this is your chance to bundle up and take a spin around the rink.  

Whatever your favorite winter activity, you can find exciting options at Winter Fest. Twinkling lights and jolly laughter are yours for the taking this year. And, at Marriott Suites Anaheim we will be waiting for you after your fun day out. Book a room with us, grab a cup of hot chocolate when you arrive, put your feet up, and relax for the night. 

Hosting a Holiday Event? Choose Marriott Suites Anaheim

Party celebration
From hosting your corporate holiday party to celebrating the festive season in style, the Anaheim Marriott is the perfect venue for all of your holiday events in Anaheim.

Planning Your Holiday Event in Anaheim: We’re Here for You

Want your team to have a blast together?
Let our corporate event planning professionals help you plan the best meeting or party for your team.
Our hotel has space for your event and the tools to help you plan it.

Pick the Right Venue Option

The Marriott Suites Anaheim offers 13 varied meeting spaces.
From ballrooms to boardrooms, our wide variety of spaces can host a reception for anywhere from 20 to 1,018 guests.
Our event planning staff can help you decide which seating and design configurations works best for you.

Let Us Help You Plan

Our experienced event planning staff can help you with every detail of your event.
Whether you are unsure which space you are interested in, or have questions about catering and decorating details, we can help.

We can adjust our catering options for you, including choices of hors d’oeuvres, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and beverages.
All the details are taken care of when our professional planning staff steps in.

Social Event Packages Available

At Marriott Suites Anaheim, we offer special events packages for events such as birthdays, reunions, holiday parties, and corporate events. For more information on these packages, reach out to us. We promise that our certified event planners can create memories to last a lifetime. Don’t wait, book your event with us today. 

Get in the Spirit with Holiday Events at Disney

The perfect place to celebrate the holiday season is at Disney. There’s a little something for everyone, and the cheer and merriment are infectious. 

Holiday Events at Disney
Disneyland Walt_Mickey
Disney Festival of Holidays

Head to Disney’s California Adventure® Park to check out lots of fun seasonal activities, a special photo location, and the Festive Foods Marketplace. Stay to see themed shows like World of Color – Season of Light and Viva Navidad, then stop in to visit Santa and his Elves.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is hosting this nightly show. It all starts when Santa goes missing and two elves from Prep & Landing set out to find him. They’ll travel through beloved film scenes and end up in Halloween Town from The Nightmare Before Christmas. It will all be set to holiday music, lights, and special effects.

Flurry of Fun at Disney

Hollywood Studios is getting decked out with Flurry of Fun. It will include enchanting holiday decorations, fun seasonal shows, and holiday activities like Minnie’s Holiday Dine, a festive dinner party with Minnie Mouse.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Finally, the ultimate Christmas party is happening at Magic Kingdom® Park. Visit with Mickey and Santa, watch delightful stage shows featuring Mickey and his friends as well as Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, and catch the magical holiday parade.

We love the excitement of the holidays here at the Marriott Suites Anaheim, and being just a few miles from the park means that we're the perfect place to stay and enjoy Disney in all its wonder. We even have a Disney Desk in our lobby to help plan your adventure, and a convenient shuttle service that is available to take you right to the park gates.


Unusual Things to Do in Anaheim

Family vacation 4There’s so much more to explore in Anaheim than what’s in the guidebooks. Why not run off the beaten path, and check out these unusual things to see and do.

Family-Fun in Anaheim for the Adventurous
Have fun discovering hidden treasures and lesser-known attractions.

Brookhurst Community Park

If you’re craving outdoor time but want an out-of-the-ordinary park experience, Brookhurst Community Park is your spot. There are swings and slides, sure, but there are also cool cement sculptures, organic arches, giant craters and rippling bridges - perfect for climbing and exploring.

Davey’s Locker Whale Watching

The beautiful California coastline boasts scores of migrating whales at almost any time of year. Head out on a boat with Davey’s Locker Whale Watching and look out for dolphins, blue whales, orcas, humpbacks, killer whales, sea lions, and more.

Oak Canyon Nature Center

Continue your road trip in Anaheim and hike through a canyon, check out a wandering stream, and experience a natural California habitat at Oak Canyon Nature Center. There’s also a museum about the region’s wildlife on-site for curious minds.


Learn how to fly a fighter jet, then get in the pilot’s seat for a flight simulation experience at FlightDeck1. You’ll not only fly, you’ll also engage in air-to-air combat for a thrilling adventure without leaving the ground.

Anaheim Ice

Cool off at Anaheim Ice for public skating and themed nights, like Spooky Skate and Superhero Nights. You can also watch hockey and figure skating events at the rink.

Obscure Anaheim is a treat to discover. While you’re exploring, why not stay with us at the Marriott Suites Anaheim.







Fall Fun in Anaheim for the Whole Family

The perfect place for family fun in the Fall is right here in Anaheim.
Festivals, pumpkin patches, farmers markets and more – enjoy it all, and make our hotel, Marriott Suites Anaheim, your home base.

Fall Festivals and Fun for Kids 

Fall Fun in Anaheim has plenty of activities that are great for young children (no big scares, we promise!). Best of all, most of them are free.

Tanaka Farms

Visit Tanaka Farms on September 29 – October 31.
Pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, go on a wagon ride, explore the corn maze, pick apples, and visit their very own petting zoo.

Annual Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade

This free festival and parade are happening on October 28.
Play old-time carnival games, wander through the pumpkin patches, see costume contests, eat great food and listen to local music. Since 1923 the Anaheim community has gathered together to enjoy this glorious Harvest season. The parade is a wonderful tradition of local creativity with floats, displays, and lots of fun and colorful costumes.

Orange County Citrus Festival

Celebrate all things citrus at the Orange County Citrus Festival on October 28.
Enjoy citrus-inspired drinks and food, live entertainment, and a variety of citrus exhibits.

Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers' Market & Craft Fair

Our Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday from 11 p.m. – 4 p.m at the Center Street Promenade.
Here you’ll find delicious gourmet and artisanal food, fresh local produce, a craft fair, and our Homegrown Music series.

While you’re enjoying all the Fall activities, why not make Marriott Suites Anaheim your home-away-from-home? We're a pet-friendly, full service hotel, and our two-room suites are perfect for families with young children. Relax in the living room while your children nap in our separate bedroom area. Each suite comes with two televisions, a mini-refrigerator, and coffee/tea makers.


Outstanding October Events at Honda Center

This October, events at Honda Center will be filling up the calendar and offering plenty of entertainment. Find out what’s on tap and plan a stay in Anaheim to catch it all.

Anaheim Concerts and Sporting Events to check out in October

Anaheim Ducks Schedule and Home Opener

Start hockey season off right with the Anaheim Ducks’ home opener against the Coyotes on October 5. You can also check out one of these other home games in October:

  • October 7 vs. the Flyers
  • October 9 vs. the Flames
  • October 11 vs. the Islanders
  • October 15 vs. the Sabres
  • October 20 vs. the Canadiens

Must-Attend Anaheim Concerts

See Jason Aldean in concert on October 8 for his They Don’t Know Tour. He’ll be backed by openers Chris Young, DeeJay Silver, and Kane Brown.

Catch a modern artist redefining R&B – see The Weeknd concert on October 13. The tour, Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017, will feature guest artists Gucci Mane and Nav.

Finally, see one of the biggest names in music, Jay-Z, on tour at the Honda Center on October 27.

Book your stay with us at Marriott Suites Anaheim South for accommodations just minutes from the Honda Center. We’re a full-service hotel with great amenities like delicious dining and close proximity to Anaheim attractions.



Plan Your Fall Getaway to Anaheim With Our Special Offers

Are you already missing the long lazy days of summer? That means it's time to start planning your fall getaway.  Our Anaheim offers are the perfect reason to book your next visit! 

Whether you are looking to plan a Romantic Getaway, visiting Disneyland® or headed to Anaheim on business, our special offers are a great way to save.

PEOPLE_FAMILY_Group of three traveler girls
Anaheim Hotel Deals for Fall

Romantic Getaway
One bedroom suite featuring a King accommodation
Sparkling wine upon Arrival
Dipped Strawberries upon Arrival
Breakfast for Two in Sunspot Restaurant daily

Ride to Disney - includes Shuttle transportation
One night stay in a spacious suite
Up to 4 PCA passes for the family
Each pass is good for one round-trip to Disney on the PCA Shuttle
*restrictions apply

Anaheim Business Edge Rate
King Accommodations
Complimentary WI-FI
Breakfast Buffet for One at Sunspot
Complimentary turn down Service
USA Today Delivered to your room by 7am

Did you know if you plan to stay at the Marriott Suites Anaheim and you book your stay with us directly, you'll experience a variety of perks. You can also enjoy greater flexibility when booking directly. We have more flexibility to help you change dates or even cancel your booking because we’re not bound by a third-party deal. If your plans change one you have reserved a hotel room via a third-party, you could be locked into a commitment for the stay with little to no wiggle room.

Marriott Anaheim Suites hotel is conveniently located by Disneyland® as well as other Anaheim attractions.  Our guests look forward to quality service, lovely accommodations and awesome amenities. Book your stay with us directly to experience all that Anaheim has to offer!



Sunset and Whale Watching Cruises in Anaheim this September

Are you planning a visit to Anaheim this September? Not sure what to do? We've put together a list of some area cruises to experience while here!

Sunset Cruises ANIMALS_whale
Perhaps you idea of relaxing is taking a sunset cruise near Anaheim. Whether you  a looking to enjoy the beautiful California sunset with a glass of wine, experiencing a wine tasting with a magic show, or enjoying the migration of whales, there are a variety of options when visiting Anaheim.

Dana Point Cruises

Dana Point Wine Cruise
Spring, Summer or Winter, this wine cruise perfect for enjoying an evening with friends. You'll sample a variety of organic wines as you take in the summer breeze or the beautiful views of Dana Point in the winter.

Sunset Whale & Dolphin Watching Trips
If you're hoping to see Blue whales in the summer and Gray whales in the winter, you don't want to miss this cruise! Each cruise is narrated by expert captains who will teach you about ocean life on the coast.

Newport Beach Cruises

Newport Beach Dinner Cruise - Whatever you’re celebrating, you'll experience light breezes and moon over Newport Beach while sipping champagne and enjoying an elegant dinner.

Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruise - experience the Newport Beach sunset with complimentary appetizers, music and more.

Whale Migration/Whale Watching Cruises - through October 31, 2017

There is so much to experience in Anaheim so why not plan to stay with us to make the most of your trip to the area. When choosing to stay at the Marriott Suites Anaheim, our amenities, special offers and convenient location will make it easy to experience a variety of events and attractions. Visit our website and book your next stay!