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

  • Photos with Santa

  • Cool Yule Celebration

  • Holiday Season Musical Performances

  • Shop Local Saturday

  • Santa Paws

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

  • Cookie Crawl

  • Nutcracker & Ballet at the Reading Reef

  • Getting Ready for Santa Cookie Decorating

See Pacific City's complete schedule HERE.

Bella Terra

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Bella Terra HolidayThe 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

  • Ballet with Mrs. Claus
  • Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Holiday Music on The Green
  • Holiday Christmas Carolers
  • Ballet Etudes - The Nutcracker
  • "LET IT SNOW" with the Snow Queen & Princess
  • Story Time with Mrs. Claus
  • Holiday Market
  • Winter Fest Celebration

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.

The Ice Rink at Paséa Hotel & Spa

Huntington Beach is bringing the best of both worlds this holiday season with its signature warm weather and an iconic oceanfront ice skating rink. Soak up the sunshine while skating underneath palm trees and blue skies - The Ice Rink at Paséa is open December 14, 2023 through January 2, 2024

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 during Magic on Main Street. Kicking off on November 21, 2023, the Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District will fill the second block of Main Street with live entertainment, holiday craft vendors, and free refreshments every Tuesday 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 16-18 and 21-23, 2023. Reservations are required for this 50-minute narrated boat tour through the waterways of Huntington Harbour, with cruises departing the dock at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets here.

Prince Charters

Leave the boat driving to the professionals and relax aboard 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. These private boat cruises are guided by a licensed captain and offer beer, wine, and more for sale. Catering options are also available.

From now until January 15, Prince Charters is offering a free bottle of champagne or wine with any charter that books 2 or more hours! The cost of the 2-hour boat charters vary by boat:

  • Charly Moore - Duffy-style boat: a 2-hour charter costs $420 and can fit up to 15 passengers
  • Alexandria - Classic wood boat: a 2-hour charter costs $595 and can fit up to 12 passengers
  • Journey - luxury yacht: fits up to 30 passengers; a 2-hour charter costs $1,190 (Mon - Thurs), $635/hour (weekends with a 2 hour minimum); pricing excludes the 20% service charge/gratuity for the yacht crew

Book your holiday cruise here

Contact Donna Misterly with any questions at captain@princechartersllc.com or (714) 642-9711.