MORRO BAY — It’s holiday time and Morro Bay Winterfest is in full swing with fun things to do! You can visit Santa’s House until Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and let Santa know your wish for gifts. Santa will have presents and treats for children and pictures are free, but frames have a small cost. Jolly Old Saint Nick will be in residence at the Chess Board on the Embarcadero. This event is sponsored by Morro Bay Rotary.
Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.. there will be an adult scavenger hunt with beer and wine. Retail and services businesses will have a winemaker or brewmaster placed inside their business to give a sip of their products. A Yuletide passport will be given to each participating business at the start of the event and a completely filled out passport will be entered to win a prize of a full weekend of wining and dining. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department.
If you are a creative baker, you might want to try your hand at the Gingerbread House Competition to be held on Dec. 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Inn at Morro Bay. Build it at home and bring it in to be displayed and judged. Three categories give everyone a chance — professional, children under 18, and family. The house will be judged by people’s choice and the winner will receive fabulous prizes.
It will snow in Moro Bay on Dec. 9 but only at Tidelands Park from 12 to 3 p.m. Kids of all ages can have fun playing in the snow. There will be a sledding hill, a snowball alley and an area for those little ones under 5 years of age. You can also enter the Elf on a Shelf contest where families can create their naughty elf in a diorama. Elves are provided.