Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Get in the holiday spirit.

Celebrate the season at the beach!

Activities Include

  • Selection of Boardwalk Rides, Games, and Arcades  (Expect 6-8 rides open)
  • Festive Holiday Decorations and Lights (Including a 3-story tall Christmas tree!)
  • Photos with Santa
  • Delicious Boardwalk Treats
  • Boardwalk Racers: Pedal Karts in the Main Plaza!
Family Photo Xmas stlyle


12pm – 5pm

  • Friday – Sunday: November 26 – 28
  • Saturdays – Sundays: December 4 – 19
  • Monday – Friday: December 20 – 24
  • Sunday – Sunday: December 26 – January 2

Special Dates

  • 11/27 – Open Air Market
  • 12/4 & 5 – Mini Nutcracker performances at Neptune’s Stage
  • 12/11 & 12/12 – School choir/band performances
Family Sitting with Boardwalk Caveman
girl on loof carousel

Rides & Games

Add to the fun by purchasing the following:

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, and holiday craft kits with MyBoardwalk cards!

Thank You to our Sponsors

Holiday Lights Train with people

Holiday Train Rides

November 26 – December 23, 2021 (dates vary)

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

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