Ventura Harbor Annual Santa Paddle 2023

A group of people dressed in Santa Claus outfits are paddleboarding on a calm waterway, with boats and palm trees visible in the background.

HO! HO! HO!On Saturday, December 9, 2023, head to Ventura Harbor for the Santa Paddle.

Santa himself will ditch his reindeer and hop on a paddleboard, and visitors can partake in the adventure by renting a kayak, SUP, or character pedal boat from Ventura Boat Rentals.

Participants are encouraged to get into the holiday spirit by dressing up as Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer, or any other holiday character! Bright reds and green colors are encouraged.

Santa is scheduled to make his appearance around 11:30 AM, so arrive early to secure your rentals from Ventura Boat Rentals, which you can find on C Dock in Ventura Harbor Village, down on the dock below Brophy Bros. and On the Alley restaurants.

After a group photo on the water, Santa will lead a festive procession from Ventura Boat Rentals through the marina to the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center and back.

After the Santa Paddle, visitors can continue your holiday festivities by enjoying music, waterfront dining, and holiday shopping at Ventura Harbor Village. It’s a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping while supporting local businesses.