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Day 1

Friday, Dec. 1st

Lighted Boat Cruise

On Friday, Dec. 1st, enjoy this preview of the Saturday Lighted Boat Parade. Waterfront restaurants are sponsoring several lighted boats to cruise up and down the waterfront for your viewing pleasure. Book your dinner reservation NOW to have a front-row seat at the lighted boat cruise. 

Location: Waterfront
Time: Starts at 6pm

Sponsoring Restaurants

Day 2-12

Saturday, Dec. 2nd – 12th

Santa & His House

We will have Santa in his house Every Night (December 2nd – 12th) during our Winterfest celebration.

Location: Embarcadero & Front Street
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Day 3

Sunday, Dec. 3rd

Paddle Parade!

 Join the fun as our paddle-powered vessels get a chance to parade. Bring your own paddleboard, kayak or non-motorized vessel, or rent one from local shops to participate. $1,000 worth of cash prizes will be awarded to the best décor and costumes*.

On land, we will have paper boat building, along with other family-friendly activities.

Time: 1:00 pm (start of parade)

Location: Tidelands Park and Waterfront

Day 4-7

Mon-Thurs, Dec. 4th-7th

December 4th through 7th

 Discover special Discounts from any of these participating businesses throughout Morro Bay!

Poppy’s – Stax – The Paddle Board Company – Sweet Offerings – Junque Love – Stand Up Paddleboard – My Studio – Ruby Dragon – Art Center Morro Bay – Roses Bar and Gill – House of JuJu – Queen’s Closet – Dolphin Shirt Center – Libertine – Under the Sea – High Tide Deli – Inn At Morro Bay- Aloha Shirt Company – LaParisienne Bakery – Trims and Ribbons – Main Street Market – The Rustic Diamond – Boutique 805 – Rose’s Bar and Grill – Kellies Candies – Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce – The Indie Collective – Gallery at Marina Square – Local Artisans – MCV Wines – Furnishings! – Horizon Realty & Property Management – Pawsabilities for Veterans – Masterpiece Hotel – The Landing Hotel

Day 8

Friday, Dec. 8th

Santa Crawl!!!

Don’t miss out on our first annual holiday wine/pub crawl.

An adult scavenger hunt! One winery tasting station will be placed at each participating establishment. Visit all participating businesses, get a stamp, and be in the drawing for a $1000 StayCation

including, lodging, food and fun in Morro Bay (prize details shown below)! Staging areas are at Stax, downtown & Santa’s house. Shuttle runs in between (see shuttle map below). All participants are encouraged to dress as a Santa, an Elf or in an Ugly Christmas Sweater.

 Location: Waterfront and Downtown (participating locations listed below)

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: $10 for sips (free for Passport Adventure Holders)

Grand Prize:

$1,000 Staycation… includes
2 nights at The Landing
Dinner at Rose’s Landing
2 hour SUP rental for two from Stand-Up Paddle Board
2 rounds of golf with cart at Morro Bay Golf Course
Wine Tasting for 2 at MCV wines
Lunch for 2 at La Vida Loca
Breakfast for 2 at La Parisienne

Additional Prizes for Santa Crawl:

2 – Free Tasting for two of MCV Wines
1 – Tattoo from Central Coast Tattoo
1 – 1/2 Intuitive Healing session from Laurine Tonkin

Click for Participating Locations

Start Points Address

Stax 1099  Embarcadero

Art Center Morro Bay 835 Main Street

Santa HouseChess Board (Front and Embarcadero)

Business Address

Buttercup Bakery 420 Morro Bay Blvd 

Aloha Shirt Company 458 Morro Bay Blvd

Queens Closet 315 Morro Bay Blvd

My Studio 515 Morro Bay Blvd

High Tide Deli 500 Morro Bay Blvd

House of JuJu 945 Embarcadero

Siren 900 Main Street 

Ruby Dragon 875 Main St Suite C 

Art Center Morro Bay 787 Main St

Pizza Port 787 Main St

Poppy’s 911 Embarcadero 

The Paddle Board Company 575  Embarcadero

Gallery at Marina Square 601 Embarcadero Suite 10 

Stand Up Paddle Board 601  Embarcadero 

Junque Love 699  Embarcadero #4

Dolphin Shirt Company 715 Embarcadero

Roses Bar and Grill 725 Embarcadero

Libertine 801 Embarcadero

Under the sea gallery 833 Embarcadero

Local Artisans 845 Embarcadero

Click for Participating Wineries

Hammerstad Vineyard
Maritime Museum/Kelsey
Harmony Cellars
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards
Talley Vineyards
Bishop’s Peak
Riverstar Vineyards
Timbre Winery
Cass Winery
Red Soles Winery & Distillery

Day 9

Saturday, Dec. 9th

(Photo Credit – Ocean Institute)

Tall Ships Battle Sail

Live Show

 A re-enactment pirate-like battle sail between Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington (tickets are $42-$79)

 Location: At Sea

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

(also on Dec. 9th)

Gingerbread House Competition

Family and Professionals will display their gingerbread houses hoping to win Judges and people choice awards. There will also be a caroling concert and goodies.

Prizes include: $100 Candy Basket from Sweet Offerings; a Family Pass to be ON THE BATTLESHIP during the Tall Ships Sea battle on Dec. 10th; and a family pass to the SLO Children’s Museum.

Location: Inn at Morro Bay

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Inn at Morro Bay

Day 10

Sunday, Dec. 10th


Come out to enjoy REAL SNOW on the bay! We will have 2 snow play areas, one on a slope for the older children and a small flat one for under 4.

Plus, new this year is a fun Elf On The Shelf creativity contest. Bring your own props to re-create a scene from one of your elf’s mischievous adventrues (for ideas, CLICK HERE). We will have Elves there for you to use. Prizes will be rewarded, and include a family pass to SLO Childrens Museum, Passes to Rockin’ Jump Trampoline park, Fresh Fudge from Sweet Offerings, SubSea Family Boat Cruise and other fabulous items.

 Location: Tidelands Park

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Tidelands park

Day 11

Monday, Dec. 11th

Caroling with Cops

 Join our brave police force in singing and fun as they ride through town on the Morro Bay Trolley spreading holiday cheer. Keep an eye out for Mr. & Mrs. Claus as their special guests!

Bounce-Back Shopping

Keep an eye out for discounts throughout town. Bounce back incentive offers available for December 18th-25th.

Location: City-Wide

Time: All Day


Ruby Dragon

Day 12

Tuesday, Dec. 12th

Say Goodbye to Santa

Say Goodbye to Santa as he boards his special North Pole express boat.

He has a lot of work to do after visiting Morro Bay, and is heading home to make sure his list of names is checked twice! Watch as he sails away, and shoots off into the sky back to his home at the North Pole.

Santa departs at 6:00pm from the South T-pier. Great viewing from North T-Pier to Cloisters Park.

Thank you to our Winterfest Sponsors: