Local Half Moon Bay
Holiday Events

How Santa Does Christmas California Style!

16th Annual Night of Lights
December 4, 2015 -  6pm-9pm

Main Street - Downtown Half Moon Bay
Carolers will start off the evening with singing and a tree lighting ceremony at the corner of Kelly and Main.   After that, the Prince and Princess
of the parade will be announced!
The royal children are nominated by teachers and community leaders and chosen by a committee based on their acts of kindness throughout the year.  Hundreds of kids decked out in twinkle lights will follow the Half Moon Bay High School Marching Band in a parade through town.   There will be snow, Santa, a petting zoo, food, music and games for everyone!

Be sure to take a stroll down the 300 Block of Main Street for their specially themed Candy Cane décor; view the beautiful Holiday Window Displays, listen to carolers and visit the shops to pick up your Holiday Surprise!

Pillar Point Harbor Lighted Boat Festival - December 13, 2015 6pm–8pm

Get into the holiday spirit by heading over to Pillar Point Harbor. The Annual Boat Decorating Contest will be held on December 13, where the best-decorated boat will be chosen. Special appearances by Santa Claus, the San Mateo Elks Concert Band, and Half Moon Bay School Choir! Be sure to visit the “Giving Zone” this year and drop off any unwrapped gifts or canned goods. Pillar Point Harbor, #9 Johnson Pier, Princeton-By-The-Sea.   If you are staying at Pillar Point RV Park, you can walk to this event!


Harley Farms Christmas Faire - December 13-14, 2015 - 11am-5pm

Shop two barns filled with holiday presents from Coastside artists while enjoying live music, complimentary hot mulled cider and homemade cookies. Treasures include hand carved ornaments, pewter, pottery, photography, quilts, candles, textiles, jams, chutneys and sweets. Don’t miss the farm’s chic wrapped parcels of award-winning cheeses and luxurious goat milk bath and body treats. 205 North Street, Pescadero, (650) 879-0480 www.harleyfarms.com.


La Posada “The Procession” - December 19, 2015 - 6pm-8:30pm

In traditional Mexican culture, La Posada is the remembrance of the journey that the biblical characters Mary and Joseph took to find a place to sleep in Bethlehem in the story of Christmas. The procession begins at Puente (620 North St., Pescadero), includes a celebration of light and love at Pescadero Community Church, and ends with food, music, a raffle, and a visit from Santa Claus at Pescadero Elementary School (620 North St., Pescadero). (650) 879-1691, www.mypuente.org.


"Holiday Delights" Dance Show - December 20, 2015 - 7pm
Local Half Moon Bay dance studio, The Shely Pack Dancers, boast some of the best performers in the Bay Area. On December 20, they will be performing their production of “Holiday Delights,” a holiday variety show featuring dancers from 2.5 to 17 years of age. A wide-range of dance styles will be featured such as ballet, jazz, tap and acrobatics. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (650) 726-7811. www.shelypackdancers.com. The show is held at the Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue.


Breakfast with Santa/Mrs. Claus - December 22, 2015

9:30am–12:30 pm

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom for a traditional breakfast buffet. Children will delight in decorating their own pancakes and creating party favors from the Christmas candy table. While Mrs. Claus entertains guests with her favorite stories, children can secretly whisper their Christmas wish into Santa’s ear. $54 per person. One Miramontes Point Road, (650) 712-7000, www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb.
The Adopt A Family Program is getting ready!  There 266 Coastside families and 90 seniors in the program this year. This includes over 600 children! There is a real need for people to "adopt" a senior this year. You would spend around $70 on their requested gifts.  This is a program that has been on the Coast for over 30 years and Coastsiders should be very proud of that. Coastsiders do care about their neighbors!

If you are interested, please contact Judy O'Leary at (650) 273-3967 or send an email to adoptafamily@comcast.net.

Other fun things to do in the San Francisco area:

Where To See The Best Gingerbread Houses

Where To See Santa in the Bay Area

Where To Play In The Snow in the Bay Area

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