Huntington Beach is magical all year round, but especially 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, of course, your loved ones to enjoy these activities and events in Surf City USA®. 

See the snowflakes on the historic Huntington Beach Pier

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Snowflakes on the PierEvery holiday season, snowflakes light up the Huntington Beach Pier. Each of the 80 snowflakes is donated by members of the local community for the Light a Light of Love Pier Lighting Ceremony by the Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter. Donations benefit this emergency, crisis and intervention program for abused, homeless, and struggling children. The snowflakes are illuminated each night in December, starting at 5 p.m. 

Walk through Downtown HB's holiday version of Surf City Nights

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Magic on MainThe Surf City Nights Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday on Main Street in Downtown Huntington Beach from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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. Starting November 21, the market will transform into Magic on Main Street and features light displays, local seasonal delicacies, and more!

Take in the views at the oceanfront ice skating rink

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Pasea Hotel and Spa Skating RinkNothing says "winter wonderland in Huntington Beach" like ice skating where the sand meets the snow. Starting December 14, you'll get that quintessential west coast feel at The Ice Rink at Paséa. You can skate by the ocean and watch the sunset and when the weather gets "cold," bundle up by a bonfire pit. Get tickets here

Indulge in all the holiday fun at Bella Terra

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Bella Terra Holiday Kids ClubThere is an abundance of holiday-themed events going on throughout the month of December at Bella Terra. Sign the kids up for a ballet class with Mrs. Claus, get dressed up in your jolliest outfits for photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, or simply enjoy some festive music while shopping. Bella Terra is also hosting a Holiday Market on December 9 and a Kids Club Holiday Cookie Crawl on December 11!

Be transported to a seaside winter wonderland at Pacific City

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Cool Yule Celebration at Pacific CitySanta's back on the Ocean Deck at Pacific City from November 24 through December 24, 2023. He's waiting to hear your wishes and take photos that you'll always treasure. While you're there you can watch special holiday season a cappella or jazz performances and even have your pup's photos taken with Santa. Something new is happening every week at Pacific City now through the holidays!

Be deLIGHTed on a Prince Charters cruise through Huntington Harbour

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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 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

See Santa on the beach at Bolsa Chica State Beach's annual Christmas at the Beach

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Santa on a jet skiBolsa Chica State Beach and the Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Association are hosting their annual Christmas at the Beach on December 2, 2023. Santa will be coming to the beach on his jet ski accompanied by his lifeguard elves! Every member of the family is welcome to take photos, belt out holiday karaoke, enter a Christmas tree raffle, enjoy an outdoor movie, and more. The event happens at Beach City Provisions, runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and is FREE to attend!