HUNTINGTON BEACH IS MAGICAL DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. There is no shortage of things to do and see. All you need is a pair of sunglasses, some sunscreen, and your family to enjoy these activities and events in Surf City USA.® 

Please be mindful of your surroundings and thoughtful of others: social distancing, wearing face coverings, and washing your hands

Look at the Snowflakes on the Huntington Beach Pier

Three For Free: Holiday Edition

For the 24th year in a row, snowflakes light up the Huntington Beach Pier. Each snowflake is donated by the local community for the Light of Love event by the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter nonprofit. Donations made benefit the youth and homeless shelter of Orange County. The snowflakes light up each night in December, starting at 5 PM. 

Holiday Brunch Drive Thru at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

Holiday Events in Huntington Beach

Pick up your very own bundle of comfort food and joy at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel! Place an order for our Christmas box that includes fresh assorted baked goods, breakfast treats, and drinks for parents & kiddos for only $59. In addition, enjoy a socially distanced picture with Santa as a family to capture your beachside holiday memories! Available from 10 am - 2 pm December 20th, 2020. Email Krisly today at

  • Kit includes:
    • Assorted Breakfast Bread

    • Granola Yogurt Parfaits (4)

    • Assorted Quiche

    • 1 Bottle of Sparkling Wine or Sparkling Apple Cider

    • Half Gallon of Orange Juice

    • Plastic Champagne Flutes

    • Christmas cookies and milk for the kiddos

    • Drive-by (socially distanced) photo op with Santa also available. 

Surf City Marketplace

Surf City Market Place in Downtown Huntington Beach

Come to the Surf City Marketplace Saturday, December 19 & 20, 2020 from 11 AM to 4 PM to shop for holiday gifts for your loved ones. Here you will find a local boutique collection of unique vendors offering the perfect holiday gifts. The Surf City Marketplace is located in Downtown Huntington Beach on the 3rd block of Main Street adjacent to the post office. 

Downtown Holiday Tree 

Holidays in Huntington Beach

If you need a little help to get into the holiday spirit this year, take your family to Downtown Huntington Beach to view the brightly lit up holiday tree. It is decked to the nines and shines brightly among Main Street for the community to enjoy. It's the perfect spot for a family holiday picture. 

Surf City Farmers' Market

Farmers Market in Huntington Beach

The Surf City Nights Certified Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday on Main Street in Downtown Huntington Beach from 5 PM -8 PM Olive Street and Main Street are close to traffic and open to local farmers and artisans offering seasonal fruits and vegetables—organic and non-organic—fresh-cut flowers, local honey, gourmet salt, olive oils and vinegar, baked goods, dried fruit and nuts, and more. Park in the parking structures in downtown Huntington Beach and enjoy a walk on the Huntington Beach Pier to watch the sunset and look at the snowflakes before or after you enjoy the Farmers Market. 

Ice Skating at the Paséa Hotel & Spa

Pasea Hotel and Spa Skating Rink

Nothing says "winter wonderland in Huntington Beach" like ice skating where the sand meets the snow. You'll get that quintessential west coast feel at Paséa Hotel & Spa oceanfront ice rink. You can skate by the ocean and watch the sunset and when the weather gets "cold," bundle up by a bonfire pit. 

Enjoy a Private Bonfire at The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

Holiday Activities in Huntington Beach

The best evenings start with a bonfire. Have a cozy fire waiting for you and sit back and take in one of our gorgeous sunsets at The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Packages include beach chairs, blankets, hot chocolate and s’mores. For reservations, please email: You do not need to be a hotel guest to enjoy this offer.

Classic Holiday Carolers at Bella Terra

Huntington Beach Holiday Events

Enjoy hot cocoa from Peet’s Coffee and listen to your favorite Holiday carols on the Green in Bella Terra on   and 

Photos with Santa on the Ocean Deck at Pacific City 

Huntington Beach Holiday Events

Visit Santa at his Airstream on the Ocean Deck at Pacific City. He's waiting to hear your wishes and take photos that you'll treasure always.

Santa Hours:
December 18 – 23
11:00am – 8:00pm

December 24
11:00am – 6:00pm

Packages + Pricing:

  1. Two Prints: $25.95

  2. Additional Prints: $9.95

  3. Digital Download w/ Print Purchase: $25.95

  4. Digital Download (No Print Purchase Required): $45.95

Please Note:
Santa takes his break daily from 3pm-3:30pm and may be unavailable due to special events, rain or poor weather.

Huntington Beach Holiday Boat Tour

Prince Charters Huntington Beach

Kick back and relax on a beautifully restored Classic Wood Boat, a Luxury Yacht, or a Harbor Cruiser to experience the picturesque Huntington Beach Harbour during the holidays with Prince Charters. The private boat cruise is guided by a licensed captain and has something for every budget. Book your holiday cruise today here. 

Holiday Movie Nights: The Grinch (New Cartoon)

Join Pacific City December 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM to enjoy holiday movies at the Surf Theater!

  • The New Grinch Cartoon PLUS a special meet and greet with The Grinch from 5 - 6pm before the movie starts!

  • There is no entrance fee, just bring yourself and your loved ones, chairs & blankets and get cozy! Please no outside food or drink.

  • Movies is weather dependent.

  • Due to increased safety measures, seating will not be provided. We kindly suggest you bring your favorite beach chairs and blankets.

Carolers around the Yule Tree in Pacific City 

Enjoy holiday caroling by the Yuletones carolers at the Pacific City Christmas tree Saturday evening before Christmas and Christmas Eve.