November 30th – December 15th
Santa will be there with every night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with presents for the children and treats. Pictures are free, but frames are at a small cost. Come visit Jolly ol’ Saint Nick in Morro Bay at the Chess Board on the Embarcadero. This is sponsored by Morro Bay Rotary.
Location: Chess Board (Embarcadero)
Boat Parade Weekend
Friday, Nov. 30th – Sunday, Dec. 2nd
Lighted Boat Parade Preview
Enjoy our large vessels and commercial boats cruising up and down the Embarcadero waterway while you dine at one of our many waterfront restaurants during the Lighted Boat Parade Preview. Some of the vessels included are: U.S. Coast Guard Vessel, Lady Washington Tall Ship, Papagallo, Chablis and several from our fishing fleet. Brought to you by the waterfront restaurants.
Time: Starts at 6pm
Lighted Boat Parade
The lighted Boat Parade continues in its 33rd year as our motorized fishing, leisure and yachting community take to the water after decorating their boats with amazing lights and holiday cheer. Take a seat anywhere on the waterfront for your front row view. This visual event will include music by the home town band, cocoa and treats for sale and a winter wonderland. Prizes for best decorated boat include $1000 cash and more. This is sponsored by Morro Bay Rotary.
Time: Starts at 6pm
Sunday afternoon is the Non-Motorized Lighted Boat Parade with the kayaks, SUPs, small sailboats, surfboard or anything that floats, decorating their sea crafts. Along with fun family activities on shore. the prizes for the best decorated will be $1000 cash plus gifts. This is sponsored by Morro Bay Rotary.
On land, we will have paper boat building, along with other family-friendly activities.
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Tidelands Park and Waterfront
Don’t miss out on our 2nd annual holiday wine/pub crawl.
On Friday, December 7, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm we will be having an adult scavenger hunt with beer and wine. Retail and services businesses will have a winemaker or brewmaster placed inside their business to give a sip of their exceptional product. The goal is two-fold- to get our guests to find new businesses and introduce your winery or brewery to a new set of fans in a fun setting. This grown-up holiday fun is a scavenger hunt! We will have a Yule Tide Passport given to each of the participating businesses on it that will be given out at the start. A completely filled out Yule Tide Passport will be entered to win a prize of a full weekend of wining and dining! This is sponsored by Friends of Morro Bay Harbor Department.
Location: Waterfront and Downtown (participating locations listed below)
Gingerbread House Competition
Anyone can participate in this fun activity where you build at home (or in your business) a complete Gingerbread House! Bring it to the Inn at Morro Bay to be displayed and judged.
There will be three categories; professional, children (under 18), and family. The houses will be judged by a people choice contest. The winner will receive fabulous prizes
Location: Inn at Morro Bay
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Inn at Morro Bay
Snow And Elf on the Shelf Competition
We will bring in 3 areas of snow for children to play on and have a fun Elf on The Shelve competition. We will have a sledding hill, snow ball alley and under 5 area for the little elves. The Elf On The Shelf competition will have families creating their naughty elf in a diorama format (we provide the Elves). Let’s get creative and win fabulous prizes!
Location: Tidelands Park