Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

Select days: November 23, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Get in the holiday spirit.

Celebrate the season at the beach!

Activities Include

Family Photo Xmas stlyle


12pm – 5pm

  • Thursday – Sunday: November 23-26
  • Saturdays – Sundays: December 2-10
  • Every Day: December 16-31

Special Dates

Additional Holiday Events

Family Photo with Santa
girl on loof carousel

Rides & Games

Add to the fun by purchasing the following:

  • Limited Rides & Attractions Wristband – Purchase in advance to save $10!
  • Winter Wonderland Package: Includes MyBoardwalk Card and one 6×8 printed photo with Santa (Available operating days Nov. 24 – Dec. 24)
  • Rides open during Winter Wonderland from 12pm-5pm, weather permitting include:
    • Undertow, Shockwave, Looff Carousel, Pirate Ship, Double Shot, Speedway, Bouncin’ Buggies, Jet Copters, Speed Bumps, & Giant Dipper 

Sales for Winter Wonderland Package coming soon

Family at Fire Pits

Ocean-view Fire Pits

Cozy up around your own private fire pit overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay!

Gather your crew and kick back in comfort. Fire pits areas are conveniently located near food and arcades.


  • One-hour exclusive use of fire pit area (8 Adirondack chairs, and 2 picnic tables)

Cost: $150

Optional add-ons include hot cocoa, s’mores, MyBoardwalk Cards, and Winter Wonderland Packages.

Sales for Fire Pit rentals coming soon

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Holiday Train Rides at the Boardwalk

Holiday Train Rides

November 24 – December 23, 2023 (dates vary)

Celebrate the holiday season with a ride on a festive  rain!

  • Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train
  • Santa Cruz Chanukah Train (One night only!)

More Info

Coca Cola Caravan is coming to town

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan

Saturday December 9, 2023

The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan is visiting the Boardwalk to promote happiness, low stress levels and rekindle the festive spirit through acts of kindness and holiday magic. Come take photos with the polar bear and enjoy delicious Coca-Cola samples.

Thanks for getting in the holiday spirit and celebrating the season at the beach!

2023 Event Information Coming Soon.

Thank You to our Sponsors

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