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Holiday Lights

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Join us for special Holiday Lights at Dana Point Harbor, beginning November 15, 2023. 

Dana Point Harbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Burn off your pre-Thanksgiving meal calories with a run/walk of a 5K, 10K, 15K Combo, or Kids 1-Mile Gobble Wobble in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor! Registration includes a Commemorative T-Shirt, Medal, Race Bib with Timed Results (Kids Gobble Wobble not timed), and Virtual Goody Bag. Please visit https://www.turkeytrot.com/ for more information.

Stand Up To Trash Beach Cleanup: New Year’s Pledge

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Join Dana Point Harbor Partners for Stand Up To Trash Beach Cleanup: New Year's Pledge on Sunday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, visit StandUpToTrash.com/events.

Dana Point Harbor 48th Annual Boat Parade

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Join Dana Point Harbor for the 48th Annual Boat Parade of Lights taking place December 8, 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Locals and visitors alike can look forward to lighting installations such as the giant whale sculpture and the “Merry Kiss Me” arch, along with holiday-themed photo opportunities, visits with Santa and more. 

Santa Paws

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Pet Project Foundation will host the annual Santa Paws on December 9 & 10 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pet photos will be offered for a small donation with all proceeds supporting the Pet Project Foundation.

Dana Point Harbor 48th Annual Boat Parade

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Join Dana Point Harbor for the 48th Annual Boat Parade of Lights taking place December 8, 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Locals and visitors alike can look forward to lighting installations such as the giant whale sculpture and the “Merry Kiss Me” arch, along with holiday-themed photo opportunities, visits with Santa and more. 

Santa Paws

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Pet Project Foundation will host the annual Santa Paws on December 9 & 10 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pet photos will be offered for a small donation with all proceeds supporting the Pet Project Foundation.

Dana Point Harbor 48th Annual Boat Parade

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Join Dana Point Harbor for the 48th Annual Boat Parade of Lights taking place December 8, 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Locals and visitors alike can look forward to lighting installations such as the giant whale sculpture and the “Merry Kiss Me” arch, along with holiday-themed photo opportunities, visits with Santa and more. 

Little Folk Club (Christmas Sing-along)

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Join us for Little Folk Club on Friday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Clock Courtyard by El Torito for Little Folk Club! We’ll engage with your little one to make music and have fun!

8-hour Ultimate Whale Watching Experience

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Join Dana Wharf Whale Watching for a special 8-hour ultimate whale watching trip aboard the 63 foot Ocean Adventure Catamaran. Free breakfast is available to guests. Water will be provided throughout the trip and lunch will be available for purchase.

You’ll spot wildlife such as:

-Blue whales (May – November) – They can grow up to 100 feet long and weigh up to 100 tons – you will not believe your eyes if you’re lucky enough to see one of these impressive marine mammals!
-These whales visit year-round – fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales, and more.
-Dolphins – Take memorable photos as schools of playful dolphins frolic around the boat!
-Sea lions, pelicans, and other seafaring birds, plus possible sightings of sharks (Mako, Hammerhead, and Great White).

Visit https://danawharf.com/8-hour-ultimate-whale-watch/ to register and learn more information.

Last Day of Holiday Lights

Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Visit Dana Point Harbor on the last day of Holiday Lights!

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