The holidays are a fun time of year on Catalina Island. In Avalon, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and Avalon’s Shop Catalina night kick off the month-long celebration. As carolers navigate around downtown, shoppers enjoy discounts, offers and treats at local shops. At the end of the month, we usher in the new year at the annual New Year’s Eve Celebration in the iconic Casino Ballroom. Plan early, tickets go on sale in early summer.