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Enjoy 12 days of fun at our 2nd annual WINTERFEST in Morro Bay, CA!

 Find lighted boats, lighted trees, Santa’s House open daily, a Santa Crawl for 21 and over, tall ships in the harbor, and REAL snow for the kids! Scroll Down for Our Full Line-up


November 30th – December 15th

Santa will be here every night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with presents & treats for the children.  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. Sponsored by Morro Bay Rotary.

Location: Chess Board (Embarcadero)
Time: Nightly, 6:00pm-8:00pm

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November 30th

Citywide Holiday Tree Lighting

Join us in Morro Bay for a simultaneous lighting of the MANY Holiday Trees around our Seaside Town. 

The citywide celebration begins at 5:00pm. Locations are City Park, Downtown, T-Pier, Anchor Park & other various locations around town.

See the map below for locations.

Suite 1 Gallery

Giovanni's Fish Market

Stax Wine Bar

Chateau Margene


Aloha Shirt Shop

Under the Sea Gallery

pacific premier bank

Morro Bay Roundabout

Morro Bay Community Center

Morro Bay Fire Department

Morro Bay Police Department

Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce

The Landing

La Serena Inn

Masterpiece Hotel

Inn at Morro Bay

Anchor Park


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 area fishing fleets. 

Location: Waterfront
Time: Starts at 6pm


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December 1st

33rd Annual 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.

Location: Morro Bay Waterfront

Time: Starts at 6:00pm


(Want to participate in the Parade? Great! CLICK HERE for information on how you can be part of the festivities.)

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December 2nd

Morro Bay 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 in cash and gifts. 

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

Location: Tideland Park
Time: Starts at 11am

 (Want to participate in the Parade? Great! CLICK HERE for information on how you can be part of the festivities.)

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December 7th

Morro Bay Santa Crawl

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

On Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5:00 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: 5:00pm-9:00pm

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December 8th

Real Snow & Elf On a Shelf Competition

Anyone can participate in this fun activity where you build a complete Gingerbread House at home (or in your business)! Bring it to the Inn at Morro Bay to be displayed and judged. There will be three categories; professional, children (under 18), and family.  Houses will be judged by a people choice contest. The winner will receive fabulous prizes

Location: Inn at Morro Bay
Time: 12pm – 2pm

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December 9th

Real Snow & Elf On a Shelf Competition

This year, we will bring in 3 areas of snow for children of all ages to safely play on. We will also have a sledding hill, snow ball alley and under 5 area for the little elves.

Our 2nd annual he “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


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