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Explore Seaport Village

Come explore 50-plus diverse shops, 17 unique eateries and find everything under the sun…

JCP_TERRAMAR-WEBSeaport Village is a 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. It includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants. Walk along four miles of meandering cobblestone pathways bordered by ponds, lakes, fountains and colorful, lush landscaping, or along their quarter mile boardwalk by the San Diego Bay.

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Four bay-view dining restaurants. Thirteen international eateries.

Unique shops from clothing, specialty gifts, hats, mugs, kites, wind chimes, music boxes, jewelry, hot sauces, art galleries, to a bookstore/coffeehouse and more!

A monthly calendar features live musical entertainment including blues, jazz, country and swing. A talented cast of street performers and artisans—caricaturists,face painters, balloon sculptors, oriental brush art—complete the line up. 1895 Antique carousel with hand carved animals by Charles Loof.


 Surfin’ Santa Arrival 2016


Named one of the ten best Santa sightings by USA Today, Santa will break out his boardshorts and favorite Hawaiian shirt on November 26 and cruise in from San Diego Bay aboard a speed boat from Xplore Offshore for the eleventh annual Surfin’ Santa celebration at Seaport Village.

Visitors can pose for pictures with Santa on his giant surfboard, riding a six-foot wave. A festive parade along the boardwalk, kids crafting activities, live street performers and a wide variety of unique, local shops will keep visitors busy throughout the event.

In addition to enjoying the holiday cheer and getting a head start on shopping, visitors can participate in Small Business Saturday at Seaport Village. This event celebrates the Shop Small movement to get shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Seaport Village is home to more than 50 locally-owned businesses, including several that opened with Seaport Village in 1980.

The eleventh annual Surfin’ Santa celebration includes:

  • Surfin’ Santa at Seaport Village Kids and adults will greet San Diego’s boardshort-wearing Santa at 1 pm for a festive parade down the boardwalk after his adventurous waterfront arrival aboard his Xplore Offshore vessel. Santa will be available for photos on his surfboard from 1 pm – 5 pm, leaving time to enjoy the kids craft tables, live entertainment and dining into the evening.  (Please note, due to the high demand to see Santa the line is cut off at 4 pm.  Santa will be able to see everyone who is in line by 4 pm.)
  • Eco-Friendly Ornament Making with Birch Aquarium at ScrippsKids of all ages can create customized eco-friendly ornaments to take home and hang on the tree.
  • Holiday Shopping At More Than 50 Unique Shops and EateriesShoppers are guaranteed to find something for everyone on their holiday shopping lists, including local wine selections from San Pasqual Winery & Tasting Room, customized tumblers from Tervis, spectacular paintings from Wyland Galleries, sustainable jewelry from Urban Girl Accessories and much more. Mistletoe is dedicated to Christmas décor all year round.


Enjoy 2 hours of validated parking for $5 in the Seaport Village lot with a minimum purchase of $10. $3 every 30 minutes thereafter or part thereof.




Sunday, December 11 & Sunday, December 18


With more than 80,000 spectators expected, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights features boats decorated for the holiday season.  Parade starts at 5 pm and passes by Seaport Village around 6 pm.

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights will judge boats of all kind for creative lighting, decorations and crowd-engaging fun. More than 80 vessels will take to the water.

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