Catalina Island's 28th Annual Shop Catalina is December 4th. Shop Catalina is a month long event that kicks off with a fun filled day of holiday cheer. Shoppers can pick up their Catalina Island shopping discount card December 4th though December 11th from participating island retailers. Discount cards are valid through December 24th. What's the allure of attending on December 4th? Retailers typically offer opening day discounts that are greater than the month long discount.
And a lot of it at more than 20 shops and stores. Island retailers rarely offer discounts. This is your one time to realize a discount on your favorite island souvenirs including art, housewares, gifts, clothes and more.
Santa Will Be There
Santa and Mrs. Claus' sleigh looks a little different than most. They arrive in style on an Avalon Fire Truck! The Claus' will preside over the annual Christmas tree lighting.
There Will be Singing and Caroling
Get into the holiday spirit with caroling from the Catalina Kid Ventures performers who are set to perform on the Wrigley Stage just after 4 pm. Following their rendition of holiday favorites, The Jingle Singers will perform, welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to town and then set off on foot through the streets of Avalon spreading holiday cheer.
You Can Support Small Businesses
What's more fun than hand picking personalized holiday gifts for loved ones from small independent retailers. Our shops offer an eclectic mix of gifts perfect for anyone on your list. Catalina tile, jewelry, clothing, art, memorabilia and much much more are available throughout town.
You Can Win Prizes
Find treasure code words at participating retailers, enter treasure code words online and be entered to win one of three Catalina Island Gift Certificate Grand Prizes, valued up to $125.
You Can Toast S'mores
Stop by the Wrigley Stage, in the center of town, and toast s'mores. You can also purchase See's Candies, hot chocolate and popcorn. You'll need to refuel for all that shopping!
You Can Visit Our Craft Boutique
Local crafters, organized by the Catalina Island Art Association, will be selling their handiwork at the Glenmore Plaza Hotel at the Annual Christmas Craft Boutique. And, while mom & dad shop, kids can make their own holiday ornament to take home.
Ginger Bread Contest
Residents and visitors alike enjoying viewing and judging homespun ginger bread creations brought to life from all imaginations.
It's Fun For All Ages
From shopping to dining, crafts and caroling, to photo ops with Santa Claus, there's something for everyone of all ages at Shop Catalina!
It's Catalina Island
Holiday spirit is in the ocean air. Shop outside along the waterfront. Enjoy a festive atmosphere with decorated homes and businesses, dine out, shop, spend the night, make a weekend of it. Kick off your holiday shopping on Catalina Island!
For a full schedule of Shop Catalina times and happening, please visit our Shop Catalina event page.