Cool Yule Celebrations at Pacific City in Huntington Beach
Friday, November 25, 2022
A very special Santa’s arrival celebration will take place at Pacific City from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Black Friday, November 25th. Children and their families can take photos with Santa by the Yuletide Tree as well as selfies in front of a customized retro-themed cut-out outside of Lot 579 featuring Santa, his elves and reindeer. Throughout the event, there will be a holiday-themed kids craft where children can make eccentric holiday-themed painted hats (from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and performances by the Orange County Song & Dance Company (from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and a special TubaChristmas performance (from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) presented by the Huntington Beach TubaChristmas Committee. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the YuleTones, a contemporary pop a cappella group, will sing holiday favorites around the Christmas tree. New this year: a Holiday Beer Garden will be hosted by Simmzy’s on the Ocean Deck. The Cool Yule event will also feature free all-day parking. Please register for the craft event taking place from 1-3:30pm
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Families are invited to bring their children to a holiday party just for kids on Tuesday, December 6th, from 11 a.m. to noon on the first level children’s play area in front of Sephora. This event, part of the center’s PC Grommets kids club events, will feature Mrs. Claus reading books and handing out candy canes and Santa hats. There will be a special appearance by Santa Claus who will stop by for photos with children around the Christmas tree. The party is free and open to the public, but space is limited and pre-registration is required; to register. Photos with Santa during the event will be free-of-charge selfie opportunities for event attendees only (bring your own camera). For professional photos with Santa in front of his Airstream travel trailer by the Yuletide Tree, guests are encouraged to make an advance reservation.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Pacific City will bring back its annual Cookie Crawl event this year on December 17th, following the “All for a Good Clause” event, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. During this event, various retailers and restaurants at the center will have a “stop here” sign in their windows, indicating they have delicious cookies for attendees to sample and enjoy. Guests can also stop by the children’s play area in front of Sephora to grab a holiday bag to collect their cookies. This event is free of charge and open to the public; registration is required.
Tuesday, December 20 , 2022
Pacific City invites children and their families to join local author Maureen McCabe for a special holiday story at the Reading Reef. Children are invited to wear their finest ballet or nutcracker costume, and one lucky child will win a prize for their efforts. During the event, there will be a demonstration of Festival Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” ballet, and children will be able to participate in a mini ballet class alongside professional ballerinas. Kids attending the event will also receive free Santa hats. Visitors are asked to bring a gently used book to swap with another from the Reading Reef library. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. To attend, guests must register no later than 8 p.m. on December 19th. To register, click here.
Thursday, December 22,2022
“Getting Ready for Santa” Cookie Decorating Event: Join us outside of Lot 579 on Thursday, December 22nd, it’s time to get ready for Santa. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., children and their families are invited to make personalized cookies for Santa Claus (one cookie per child); cookies and cookie-decorating materials will be provided. During the event, kids can also write letters to Santa and even hand them to him in person when he stops by for a quick visit from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Because space and materials are limited, pre-registration is required, click here.
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