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Holidays At The Harbor

Harbor Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, shop locally at Dana Point Harbor with an array of unique retailers, outdoor excursions and delicious waterfront dining options for everyone on your list. Submit your receipts, valued at $20 or more from any of the Harbor businesses to from now until Dec. 31. One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to their Harbor business of choice.

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Dana Point Harbor Partners is spreading seasonal cheer with the annual holiday light display that will illuminate the Harbor November 11 – January 3. Each night throughout the holiday season, the Harbor’s magnificent light display will illuminate the evening sky for guests of all ages to enjoy. Themed light exhibits throughout the Harbor will include Candy Cane Lane, a “Merry Kiss Me” arch, lighted trees, and much more.

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Boat Rides with Santa

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching will host Boat Rides with Santa on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Take photos with Santa and his holiday helpers on this adventure at sea for a $5 donation with proceeds supporting Soroptimist of Capistrano Bay. Reservations will be required. Please visit for more information.

Santa Paws

Pet Project Foundation will host the 9th Annual Santa Paws on December 4 & 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pet photos will be offered for a small donation with all proceeds supporting the Pet Project Foundation. Click here for more information.

Live Music

Enjoy strolling holiday carolers at the Harbor each Wednesday in December from 4-7 pm as well as live music at The Wharf every Thursday in December from 4-6 pm.

© Happy Harbor Days photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG

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