Dana Point Holidays at the Harbor

We welcome you to Orange County’s little slice of paradise, Dana Point. As the holidays unfold, Dana Point Harbor transforms into a wonderland illuminated by twinkling lights and festive decor. At San Clemente Cove, we are thrilled to be your hosts for a magical holiday experience. Let’s dive into the exciting festivities waiting for you at Dana Point Harbor this season! 

Sail boat decorated in Christmas lights

Dana Point is spreading holiday cheer with their annual holiday light display,  featuring over 70,000 LED lights through the month of December. The harbor comes alive with themed light exhibits, including a giant whale sculpture, illuminated palm trees, giant beach-ball like ornaments, the popular “Merry Kiss Me” arch and more! 

Boat Parade of Lights: Boaters decorate their vessels to this year’s theme “Candyland” and parade around the harbor for onlookers to enjoy. 

                When: December 8th – 10th 

                 Start time: 6:30 PM

Photos with Santa: Bring the family for a meet-and-greet with Santa himself. Capture a precious moment by taking a photo with Santa or strike a pose in front of the holiday-themed photo display, perfect for creating memorable family Christmas cards.

Pet Project Foundation: Hosting their 10th Annual Santa Paws on December 9th and 10th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM in the Clock Courtyard. Snap a photo with a furry friend for a small donation with all proceeds supporting the Pet Project Foundation, a local animal shelter.

Boat Rides with Santa: Reserve your spot for a boat ride with Santa around Dana Point Harbor! All proceeds benefit the Soroptimist of Capistrano Bay, a program devoted to helping women and girls achieve their potential. 

              When: December 2nd and 3rd

               Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Menorah Gathering: Dana Point Harbor partners with the Chabad Jewish Center of Dana Point as they place a 12-foot Menorah in the harbor, marking the festive occasion of Hanukkah from December 7th to 15th.

We invite you to experience Dana Point during the holidays. Book your stay at San Clemente Cove and enjoy the magic of the season, surrounded by the beauty of the California coast.


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