Looking for Holiday Activities around Dana Point? The Harbor is a perfect place to do it, as every year it features many activities for the entire family. Here's some options for this weekend ( December 4-6th, 2015)

Holiday in the Harbor - Open House

When: 12/4/2015 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Mariner's Village/Alley & Dana Wharf
Santa will hear your Christmas wishes and is available for photos (bring your camera).  The three areas of the Harbor, Dana Wharf, Mariners Village and Mariner's Alley will all host holiday activities geared to families and children.  There are many fun activities planned, including photos with Santa, performances by various characters, holiday crafts, and people painting.  This year's Holiday in the Harbor will include additional attractions adding to the fun and excitement.  Stormtroop into the holidays and join in our Darth Vader Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.  Activities start on the grass in front of Harpoon Henry's at 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point Harbor (and Dana Point Harbor Drive).
Dana Point Harbor's 34th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
When: December 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2008 Time: 7:30 pm
Viewing Locations:
Dana Point Harbor 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA. You can view the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor, or make reservations at one of the waterfront restaurants. 
This year marks the Annual Boat Parade of Lights. Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for the awards of Judges Choice, Best Theme, Best Use of Lights, Best Animation, Most Colorful, Most Original, Best Sailboat, Best Powerboat and the Perpetual Trophy for the Yacht Club with the Most Entries. Cash prizes for these fabulous boats that the public can view in a free parade visible throughout Dana Point Harbor where costumed carolers sing will offer the merriest holiday providing sights and sounds of the season. Free valet parking. Dana Point Harbor 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA.
Dana Point Boat Parade Map
Boat Rides with Santa
Date: 12/5/2015 10:00 AM - 12/6/2015 2:00 PM
Cost: $3 Donation
Location: Dana Wharf Sportfishing Docks

Come aboard for a twenty-minute Harbor cruise with Santa and his helpers.  Santa will be hearing those Christmas wishes as you cruise the Harbor.  Bring your camera for pictures with Santa.  A $3 donation to the El Camino Real Junior Woman's Club would be appreciated.  What a unique and fun way for kids of all ages to visit with Santa, so dress warm. 


3rd Annual Santa Paws Event


Date: 12/5/2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: Small Fee
Location: El Torito Courtyard
Bring your favorite pet and have their picture taken with Santa for a small fee.  All proceeds go to Pet Project Foundation in support of the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. 



Winter Festival & Tree Lighting
Date: 12/5/2015 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Most Activities FREE
Location: La Plaza Park 
Pacific Coast Highway North of Golden Lantern 
Dana Point, California 92629

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