Have you ever wondered where Santa goes during the summer? Turns out, he is spending his downtime this July in the quaint seaside village of Morro Bay. Who wouldn’t when the entire town is celebrating Christmas in July by offering special prices designed to help you get your holiday shopping done early…real early…and have lots of summer fun at the same time? Visitors are invited to unwrap savings at local stores, restaurants, coffee shops and eateries and enjoy special offers on classes, events and more.
“We enjoy kicking off summer with Christmas in July promotions to get people thinking ahead about shopping and gift buying,” explains Bill Shewchuk from Suite 1 Gallery in Morro Bay. “It’s a great way for destination retailers to honor their customers with special discounts in the summer, during the busy season.”
“We are pulling out all the stops here in Morro Bay for our Christmas in July celebration, including a visit from Santa Clause on the 4th of July,” says Brent Haugen, Morro Bay Tourism Bureau Executive Director. “What better way to get the summer season started than with the idol of happiness and good cheer?”
You’ll have no trouble getting into the holiday spirit with all there is to do from taking your annual family portrait (use it as your 2015 Christmas Card!) or getting photos with Santa himself, to buying special hand painted ornaments, and vintage novelty Christmas items. What’s next? Participating in the Disney’s Frozen ® Look-A-Like Costume Contest? Learning to felt? Enjoying a ‘Santa Sangria’ or Egg Nog Latte? Kayaking? Bay cruises? Golf? There are so many special offers on activities during July that it will be hard to decide the itinerary.