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Surfin' Santa Arrival

November 28, 2015

Surfin’ Santa will ditch his red suit and reindeer to spread his holiday cheer in true Southern California fashion as he makes his annual arrival in San Diego on November 28.  Arriving into downtown’s Seaport Village via a special water craft and sporting his favorite board shorts and flip-flops, he’ll take a break from his holiday duties to enjoy the San Diego sunshine with locals and visitors from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

“We’re delighted to welcome back our famous Surfin’ Santa at Seaport Village and are honored to be one of the only destinations in the Nation to offer such a unique experience during the holidays,” says General Manager of Seaport Village, Terry Hall.  “We welcome families who travel from near and far to explore our more than 50 shops and capture the spirit of the holidays in warm-weather style.”

While getting a jumpstart on their holiday shopping, San Diegans can support Small Business Saturday at Seaport Village. Sponsored by American Express, Small Business Saturday celebrates the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S.

Surfin’ Santa’s arrival celebration will include:

  • Surfin’ Santa at Seaport Village

Kids and adults will greet San Diego’s board short-wearing Santa for a lively parade down the boardwalk after he arrives at 1 p.m. via a special water craft. Santa will be available for photos on his surfboard all afternoon, leaving time to enjoy the kids craft tables, strolling entertainers and delectable dining into the evening.

Delight in making an eco friendly ornament that your child can take home to hang on your tree at home!

  • Holiday shopping at more than 50 unique shops and eateries

Shoppers are guaranteed to find nearly everything on their lists for the holidays this year at Seaport Village, from personalized candles to flavored olive oils, Toms shoes and much more, there’s a little something for everyone at the village shops – even a whole store dedicated to Christmas décor.

We're happy to announce that the 2013 Surfin' Santa who arrived on a jet pack was named #1 "Most Badass Santa In The World" by Buzzfeed.

Surfin' Santa Parking

Enjoy 3 hours of validated parking for $4 in the Seaport Village lot with a minimum purchase of $10. $3 every 30 minutes thereafter or part thereof.

SURFIN' SANTA EVENT ONLY: There will be extra parking at the Hilton Hotel Bayfront  parking lot 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.

Seaport Village is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stores will observe special holiday hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas day and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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