UPDATED NOVEMBER 15, 2022

The holidays are in full swing (yes, already!), and whether this is your first holiday season spent in Huntington Beach or you've been here for decades, you'll discover there's so much to do and see throughout the city this time of year. Grab your sunnies, hats, and peppermint lattes, because it's time to experience the holidays the Surf City USA® way.

Pacific City

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Pacific City is well-known for its unique, oceanfront shopping and dining. This time of year, it also offers unique Surf City USA holiday experiences!

Cool Yule Celebration at Pacific City

  • Have a Cool Yule: Black Friday at Pacific City

  • Holiday Season Musical Performances

  • Photos with Santa By the Yuletide Tree

  • Holiday Beer Garden

  • Stress-Free Small Business Saturday

  • Sunday Santa Paws: Pup Santa Photo Ops

  • Just-For-Kids Holiday Party

  • All For a Good Claus: Spark of Love Toy Drive

  • Pacific City Holiday Cookie Crawl

  • Nutcracker & Ballet at the Reading Reef

  • Getting Ready for Santa Cookie Decorating

Bella Terra

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The outdoor mall inspired by the Tuscan villages of Italy offers a relaxed al-fresco atmosphere, perfect for spending a cozy winter afternoon or evening. See all of Bella Terra's holiday events here

Bella Terra Holiday

  • Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Holiday Music on The Green
  • Holiday Christmas Carolers
  • Sleigh All Day Female Maker Market
  • Ballet Etudes - The Nutcracker
  • Holiday Character Meet & Greets
  • "LET IT SNOW" with the Snow Queen & Princess

Downtown HB

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Pier Summit Ski Lodge

Pier Summit Ski Lodge

This winter, Huntington Beach visitors and locals have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover a place where the surf meets the slopes. The Kimpton Shorebreak Resort downtown has opened an exclusive holiday pop-up bar dubbed Pier Summit Ski Lodge. It's the perfect spot to cozy up with a drink in hand - think après-ski vibes, but with sunny skies and ocean breezes. The best part? It's, like, totally 80's. Drink in the nostalgia (and the craft cocktails) before it's too late, as the pop-up will only be open until mid-January.

Oceanfront Ice Skating Rinks

Huntington Beach is bringing the best of both worlds this holiday season with its signature warm weather and iconic oceanfront ice skating rinks. Skate next to the ocean and soak up the sunshine while skating underneath palm trees and blue skies. The Surf City Winter Wonderland opens November 18, 2022 and runs through January 8, 2023, while The Ice Rink at Paséa is open November 25, 2022 through December 31, 2022

Surf City Presents Magic on Main Street 

Miracle on Main Street in Huntington Beach

Join the Huntington Beach community for the most wonderful time of the year as the Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District fills the second block of Main Street with live entertainment, holiday craft vendors, and free refreshments on November 22, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Huntington Harbour

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Cruise of Lights 

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Cruise of Lights® invites locals and visitors to bask in the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks, and boats from December 16 to December 23, 2022. Reservations are required for this 45-minute narrated boat tour through the waterways of Huntington Harbour, with cruises departing the dock at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Buy tickets here.