This Ginger Bread House was part of the Christmas Eve feast prepared by chefs aboard the exquisite 7-day Carnival Cruise ship trip that departs Tampa Bay, Florida for the Caribbean destinations
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Santa Claus is coming!
Motorcycle Santa
Harley Santas
Bicycle Santa
Snowflakes Light the Way
Snowflake on street light
Newland House Christmas
Holiday Family Portrait
Girl with Santa
Christmas on Main Street


Nearly all water front homes. Access is via Pacific Coast Highway at Admiralty Drive. 

Bounded by Admiralty Island to the west and the Main Channel to the east.

Davenport Island - is the southernmost island accessed by taking Davenport Drive on southern border of Huntington Harbour Mall. 

Humboldt Island - Two-thirds of the 335 homes are on-water locations. Access the Island by taking Saybrook Lane to Humboldt Drive.

Trinidad Island - Considered the most luxurious of the islands. Drive west on Edinger Avenue and turn left on Trinidad Lane. 

Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights


Christmas, held every year on December 25, is a celebration that is enjoyed by Huntington Harbour home owners who decorated their houses, boats, boat docks and waterways with displays for an annual event, the Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights. Also celebrated during the Cruise of Lights event is Hanukkah. It is celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar (which is November-December on the Gregorian calendar). In Hebrew, the word "Hanukkah" means "dedication." The holiday commemorates the rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Jews' 165 B.C.E. victory over the Hellenist Syrians. Antiochus, the Greek King of Syria, outlawed Jewish rituals and ordered the Jews to worship Greek gods.

When you take the boat tour along the Huntington Harbour manmade channels for the holiday celebration, you'll sometimes see Menorahs or candelabras in windows instead of a tree or nativity scene. 

The annual holiday fun event held in Huntington Harbour attracts tourists and Huntington Beach residents. As interesting as the light displays are the houses themselves. The odd facts and buys and sells of homes is revealed by Realtor volunteers giving the tour or locals in the know.  Each year you may see the home of the Zambonis who created the ice machines that sweep and smooth the floors at ice rinks and professional sports arenas.  The Helen Grace candy heiress home has been sold after Helen passed away several years ago but its size and stature are something to behold.   Return to photos

Nearby restaurants include Harpoon Harry's, J. King Neptune's,  Sam's Seafood, Captain Jack's, Mahe, Super Mex, Mimi's, California Pizza Kitchen and many more for after cruise dining or eating before hand.

If you want to turn the adventure into an overnighter, nearby hotels include the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort and Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa.

For the full Cruise of Lights Schedule visit Huntington Beach Events or click on the specific days in the calendar above to view detailed information about the Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights such as date, time, ticket price and phone number to call.

Cruise of Lights Links:

Cruise of Lights - HUNTINGTON BEACH - Holiday Boat Cruise

Photos of Cruise of Lights Tour

Huntington Harbour Mansion Holiday Lights

Huntington Beach December Events Calendar

Cruise of Lights  Press Release - Media News Information