It’s not just the shining gift wrap and scrumptious holiday treats that make the holiday months the greatest time of year. We believe the best part of the holiday season is sharing it with family and friends. We’ve made a list of our favorite kid-friendly holiday activities and checked it twice! Read on for more on our holiday favorites.
Santa’s House in Mission Plaza
Come visit Santa in Mission Plaza at Santa’s House from November 24 through December 24 to snap some adorable holiday photos. Children who visit Santa receive a complimentary activity book, toy, and candy cane. This year, Santa isn’t just for kids: your dogs, too, can have their Christmas wishes heard by old Saint Nick.
Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade
The annual Lighted Boat Parade in Morro Bay is a unique holiday favorite on the Central Coast. Snag a spot along the waterfront to watch a procession of the most beautifully-decorated Christmas skiffs, yachts, fishing boats, cutters, sailboats, and kayaks starting at 6:30 p.m. Come a little earlier and enjoy an afternoon of Pre-Parade Festivities including holiday music plus free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Tidelands. Don’t forget your coziest jacket and some delicious hot chocolate for a cozy evening of holiday cheer in Morro Harbor.
Bonus: See how many Captain Santas you can spot!
Cambria Christmas Market
Yet another famously wonderful display of Christmas lights on the Central Coast occurs each year throughout the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve in beautiful Cambria. The Cambria Christmas Market is a German-style Christmas Market, complete with delicious German hot chocolate, fresh German pretzels, bratwursts, and hot cider. Vendors of Christmas crafts and artisan foods line the fairgrounds leading up to the market’s incredible light display. You will not want to miss out on this brilliant family activity!