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Embarcadero & Downtown

Morro Bay, CA 93442

  • Dates: December 6, 2019 - December 23, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Overview

    Come enjoy the fun at 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! Here is a line up:

    Santa’s House December 7 - December 23, 2019 6 pm to 8 pm

    Santa will be available every night with presents and treats for the children. Pictures are free, but frames are 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.

    Restaurant Boat Sail December 6, 2019 6 pm to 8 pm

    The Waterfront Restaurants will sponsor the large boats will cruise up and down the Embarcadero waterway as you dine.

    Lighted Boat Parade December 7, 2019 6 - 8 pm

    The 34th Annual Lighted Boat Parade continues as our fishing, leisure and yachting community take to the water with decorated boats with dazzling lights and holiday cheer. This visual event will also showcase the home town band, with cocoa and treats for sale, not to mention a winter wonderland. Prizes for best decorated boat include $1000 cash and more. This is sponsored by Morro Bay Rotary.

    Paddle Parade December 8, 2019 11 am - 1 pm at Tidelands Park

    Get your arms ready for the Sunday afternoon Non-Motorized Paddle Parade with holiday bedecked kayaks, SUPs, small sailboats, surfboards and anything that floats. Also find fun family activities on shore. Prize for best decorated vessel is $1000 cash plus additional gifts for runners-up. This is sponsored by Morro Bay Rotary.

    Santa’s Wine Walk December 6, 2019 6 - 9 pm City Wide

    On Friday, December 6, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm we will be having an adult scavenger hunt with beer and wine. Retail and services businesses will have a winemaker or brewmaster placed inside their business to give a sip of their exceptional product. The goal is two-fold, to get our guests to find new businesses and introduce your winery or brewery to a new set of fans in a fun setting. This grown-up holiday fun is a scavenger hunt! We will have a Yule Tide Passport given to each of the participating businesses on it that will be given out at the start. A completely filled out Yule Tide Passport will be entered to win a prize of a full weekend of wining and dining! This is sponsored by Friends of Morro Bay Harbor Department.

    Gingerbread House Competition - December 7, 2019 12 - 2:00pm at the Inn at Morro Bay

    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!

    Snow! and Elf on the Shelf Competition December 8, 2019 12 - 3:00pm at Tidelands Park

    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!

    More information on all WINTERFEST events will be available soon at