The holiday season is officially here and there is no better place to live this time of year than along the coast.  With all the hustle and bustle of the season, don’t forget to take the time to enjoy some of the local activities happening this month.

Friday December 4 - Night of Lights

The Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ will host its 16th annual Night of Lights. This free old fashioned holiday event will take place in downtown Half Moon Bay beginning at 6:00 p.m. Find out everything you need to know here.

Friday December 4 - King’s Joyful Singles

Head to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 6:00 p.m. in San Mateo to enjoy the annual King Joyful Jingles Jamboree. The evening will be filled with fun for all as the holiday season is officially kicked off with singing, entertainment, and a visit from Santa.  Learn more about the event here.

Saturday December 5 - Christmas in the Redwoods

Christmas in the Redwoods at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch is a great chance to enjoy a holiday celebration that is full of family activities, along with performances by the Hayward La Honda Music Camp. Don’t miss a special visitor from the North Pole. For more information about this free event visit here.

Saturday December 5 - Rockaway Beach Cleanup

Join others at 9:00 a.m. at the parking lot at San Mario Way, Rockaway Beach in Pacifica to help clean up the beach. Bags and gloves will be provided. Learn more about helping here.

Sunday December 6 – 12th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

The Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay will host the 12th Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Online Auction to benefit the Coastside Children’s Program, which supports local families.  Learn more here.

Sunday December 6 - Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

The Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay welcomes all to enjoy the lighting of their tree while enjoying holiday carolers, refreshments, and Santa Claus along their scenic Ocean Lawn.  Learn more here.

Friday December 11-Movies at King Center- Santa Clause

Bring the family and enjoy watching the movie Santa Clause at King Center at 6:00 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring your blanket or chairs. Learn more here.

Saturday December 12 & 13 - Holiday Festival of Dance - Celebrates 43 Years!

Enjoy this annual event that is co-sponsored by the San Mateo Dance Association and San Mateo Parks & Recreation Department.  More than 500 dancers from within the City’s Youth and Adult Dance Programs will come together to stage a theatrical holiday performance you and your family are sure to not soon forget. More details of this event can be found here.

Saturday December 12 - Harbor Boat Lighting at Pillar Point Harbor

View boats festively adorned for the holidays as they sparkle their lights at the Harbor Boat Lighting at Pillar Point Harbor. While there enjoy complimentary hot apple cider provided by Princeton Seafood Company. Learn more about the event here.

Coastside Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

If you are looking to dine at one of the many fine coastside restaurants this Christmas and New Years Eve, visit here for a list of what restaurants will be open. If you are looking to score a deal on dining this holiday season check out these offers on Groupon.

Holiday Light Viewing

Spend some quality family time while driving along the coastside viewing some of the best holiday light displays in California. Visit this website for the largest and most comprehensive collection of California Christmas Lights displays. Think your house has what it takes to be on the list? Submit it here.

Have a happy and safe holiday season from the Rain Team. The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach, Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.