Boardwalk Holiday Ice

Presented by Dignity Health Medical Network

November 11, 2017- January 7, 2018

Open rain or shine!

Celebrate this holiday season with a new family tradition — ice skating at the Boardwalk!

Festivities Include:

  • Ice Skating by the Beach - on Real Ice!
  • Holiday Lights and Decorations
  • Select Boardwalk Rides & Games*
  • Indoor Arcades, Mini Golf, and Laser Tag
  • Classic Holiday Movies


November 11 - December 24, 2017, and January 2 - 7, 2018

Fridays-Sundays: 12pm-9pm**

Mondays-Thursdays: 4pm-9pm

December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018


**Additional skating times available on Fridays & Saturdays at 9:20pm; Saturdays & Sundays at 10:30am.

*Please call (831) 423-5590 the day of your visit to confirm which rides and games are open.

Ice Skating

Our new 40' x 60' covered ice skating rink is open rain or shine!

Each 1-hour session includes ice skate rental.


Reserve Now

PDF Icon   Ice skating information & waiver

Ticketing opens 30 minutes before the first session. Reservations not required, however, space is limited—reserve your session now!

Season Pass Member Special

Show your valid Boardwalk Season Pass at the ticket booth and get a FREE $5 MyBoardwalk Card!

photo of ice skating

Rides, Games & Attractions

Purchase MyBoardwalk cards to enjoy!

  • Typhoon, Carousel, and Pirate Ship or Speed Bumps
  • Pitch-In and Ring Toss games - With holiday-themed prizes.
  • Miniature Golf
  • Laser Tag
  • Boardwalk Bowl
  • Neptune's Kingdom Arcade
  • Casino Arcade

Festive Food

  • Barbary Coast (Inside Neptune's Kingdom) - Deli sandwiches, salads, turkey legs, cheeseburgers, corn dogs, garlic fries, fruit cups, and ice cream. 
  • Cafe Espresso (Inside Neptune's Kingdom) - Featuring Santa Cruz Roasting Company Coffee and Ghirardelli Chocolate. Enjoy gourmet espresso blends, frappes, lattes, mochas, masala chai, bubble tea, crème fruit blends, muffins, and bagels.
  • Cruzin' Crepes (Across from Double Shot) - Delicious made-to-order crêpes, with your choice of delicious sweet or savory fillings! Also serving a wide selection of Boba and fruit teas.
  • Pizza Now! (Across from Double Shot)- Pizza, breadsticks, nachos, churros, cotton candy, kettle corn, popcorn, and hot cocoa.
  • Snack Cart (near Ice Skating) - OPEN Fridays-Sundays - Popcorn, soft pretzels, and beverages.


Share the tradition of these nostalgic short films.

Admission free!

6pm-9pm at the Neptune's Stage (near the Pirate Ship)

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  • Frosty the Snowman (2000)
  • Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Thursday, Dec 14 watch Maccabees: The Story of Hanukkah will rotate 6pm-9pm

Other Holiday Fun

  • Enjoy magical snowfall at the Main Entrance at the top of each hour!
  • Festive caricatures!
  • Capture the moments with plenty of fun photo opportunities!
  • Write a letter to Santa and enjoy holiday crafts inside the North Pole Craft Cottage!
  • Visit with Santa! November 24-December 24, Saturdays and Sundays (and Fri 11/24) between 2pm-7:30pm.

Thank you to our Boardwalk Holiday Ice sponsors!

We're thankful for the generosity of Dignity Health Medical Network and all of our additional media sponsors.

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