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Seaport Village is open on Thanksgiving Day

The shopping center will be open 10am-6pm on Thanksgiving Day with free parking! Yes, FREE parking on Thanksgiving Day. 

We are the perfect place to walk off that turkey.  Friends and family in town?  Bring them down to Seaport Village to get them out of the house.  They will be impressed with our gorgeous bay views.

If you are looking for some place to celebrate outside the home (read: you don’t want to cook) you can have Thanksgiving dinner at Harbor House Restaurant and Busters Beach House. They will take care of washing the dishes for you too.  

Seaport Village will also be open on Black Friday, back to regular operating hours, 10am-9pm.

Gobble Gobble!

Boardwalk Betty


2014 Surfin’ Santa Arrival Tips

Surfin’ Santa’s arrival is just days away and I’m here to give you some very helpful tips to make sure your time at the event is fun and easy breezy!

Surfin’ Santa Tips:

  • When you arrive at Seaport Village, make sure to pick up a “day of brochure”.  That brochure will be your guide to all the fun things happening at the event including photos with Santa on his 6ft wave!
  • Arrive early to assure you find parking and make it to the boardwalk in time to watch Santa arrive on the water.  What will he come in on this year??
  • Wear comfortable shoes so you can move around the village with no issues.  The Village is 14 acres and with all the fun activities spread out all over the place, you need those comfy shoes to walk around without any foot aches.
  • Parking – there will be parking at the Seaport Village lot as usual.  Enjoy 2 hours of validated parking for $3 in the Seaport Village lot with a minimum purchase of $10. $2 every 30 minutes thereafter or part thereof.  There will be extra parking at the Hilton Bayfront  located on Park Blvd. Free shuttles will take guests back and forth from the Hilton Bayfront  to Seaport Village.  Shuttle stops will be marked with umbrella and signage. The shuttles will run every 15 minutes from 12:30pm-6pm.  All day parking rate at the Hilton is $10.   Here’s a direction map to the Hilton parking lot from Seaport Village. 
Halloween Bash parking flyer
  • Are you on Twitter(@seaport_village) , Facebook  and Instagram (@seaport_village)? Follow the conversation by tagging your pictures and posts with #surfinsanta14, #Seaportvillageholiday and #seaportvillage for a chance to win a  Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cone.
  • Check in at our sister property, The Headquarters on Facebook and win a $15 gift certificate valid at both Seaport Village!  The first 50 guests who show their Facebook check in to Urban Beach House managers, will win the prize.  Urban Beach House is located at The Headquarters, across the parking lot.
  • Make sure to send in your photos from The Surfin’ Santa event to  for a chance to win a $50 Seaport Village gift certificate!  Details can be found here.
  • The photos that you take with Santa on his 6ft wave will be available on Wednesday December 3rd.  Make sure to check out my blog that day to get your festive photos from the event!

I hope all these tips will help you on Nov. 29th as you help us ring in the holiday season with Surfin’ Santa’s Arrival!



See you all then!


Boardwalk Betty


2014 Surfin’ Santa Blog Photo Contest

With Surfin’ Santa’s Arrival around the corner, it’s time for our annual Surfin’ Santa blog photo contest! 

If you’ve participated in our last blog photo contest, then you know the drill.  If not, this is how it goes:

Send me the coolest most awesome photo of you and your loved ones enjoying yourselves at the Surfin’ Santa Arrival for a chance to win a $50 Seaport Village Gift Certificate.  Valid at ALL of our shops  and restaurants.  I want to get into the holiday spirit and join in on your fun, so send me all you got!

This should be a fairly easy contest for you, because I know you’ll be snapping away while waiting for Santa’s arrival and while you take photos with him on his 6ft wave! We will also have face painting, stilt walkers, a toy soldier show, and eco ornament making with Birch Aquarium!  So, I’m sure you’ll get a contest worthy photo!

Send your photos to by Friday, December 6th.  I will put all the photos entered on this blog for voting.  The photo with the most votes by December 15th will be our winner! 

Can’t wait to see all the shots!  Remember, I need those photos by December 6th!

P.s. if you’re going to post your photos on your social media channels during the event, make sure to use #Surfinsanta14, #Seaportvillageholiday, and #Seaportvillage so we can follow along!

Happy Holidays!

Boardwalk Betty




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About Boardwalk Betty & her blog:

Consider this a window to the best views in town, an abundance of tips, secrets and downtown chatter. Boardwalk Betty cruises the cobblestone to bring you the splendor of Seaport Village. Join in her experiences, her observations and interactions as she shows you how Seaport Village is where the magic of the sea comes to life.  Also, a list of her favorite blogs below!