Though he is not bound by the laws of physics, Santa Claus is duty bound to eat every cookie, brisket, and pile of thumbtacks you leave out for him. Explore new Yuletide traditions with this Groupon.
$25 for a Holiday-Light Kayak Tour ($55 Value)
Departing nightly just after sunset and again at 6:30 p.m., the 90-minute tour invites groups to paddle through Huntington Harbor, where the water reflects glints of holiday lights arrayed on houses along the shore. With admission, each person receives a kayak and paddle rental as well as hot cocoa to warm them up or pour down chilly dolphins’ mouths instead.
OEX Sunset Beach
Certified instructors at OEX Sunset Beach teach beginners basic stand-up paddleboarding skills on the calm waters of Huntington Harbor. The outpost is an offshoot of the original OEX center in La Jolla, which began as a kayaking and freediving center but has since branched out to include standup paddleboarding and poker tournaments with local sea bass. Staff members happily help guests get fitted with the perfect-size gear and lend basic safety tips before their expeditions over and under the blue bay waters.