November 30th – December 15th

Santa’s House

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)
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Boat Parade Weekend

Friday, Nov. 30th – Sunday, Dec. 2nd


November 30th

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.

Location: Waterfront
Time: Starts at 6pm


December 1st

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.

Location: Waterfront
Time: Starts at 6pm

Sponsored By:


December 2nd

Paddle Parade!

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

Sponsored By:


December 7th

Santa Crawl!!!

Don’t miss out on our 2nd annual Santa Crawl.

On Friday, December 7, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm experience an adult (21 & over) scavenger hunt featuring Central Coast beers and wines. Businesses along the waterfront will offer local winemakers & brewmasters, each offering a tasting of their exceptional product. This grown-up holiday fun is a scavenger hunt too! When you reach the final destination, a completely filled out Yule-Tide Passport will enter you to win our Grand Prize weekend of wining and dining in Morro Bay!  Sponsored by Friends of Morro Bay Harbor Department.

 Location: Waterfront and Downtown (participating locations TBA)

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sponsored By:


December 8th

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


December 9th

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

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm