23rd Annual Shop Catalina Night Announced

Kick off the Holiday Season and take advantage of Local Holiday Discounts

Avalon, Catalina Island

The 23rd Annual Shop Catalina Night is Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from 5pm to 9pm.  It’s a merry way to get into the holiday spirit, enter to win prizes, enjoy yuletide entertainment including strolling carolers, and have a fun money-saving evening of holiday shopping while supporting the community.

Shop Catalina kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony on Wrigley Stage on Avalon’s waterfront.  Shoppers are invited to gather as Santa and his “helpers” arrive by Fire Truck.  The community tree lighting will start at 5pm.  Be sure to pick up a Treasure Card and hit the stores!  Adding to the festivities, many participating stores will be offering holiday treats. Shoppers are also invited to get their children’s photo taken with Santa.  Bring two cans of food and your camera to El Galleon Restaurant.

Avalon retailers are planning some terrific discounts and all shoppers will be able to enter to win prizes.  On Shop Catalina Night, each store will have a drawing to give away an in-store gift or gift certificate.  Get your Treasure Card stamped at each of the participating merchants and enter to win reservations for two to the 2016 New Year’s Eve Gala.

Shoppers will also receive one Shop Catalina Discount Card valid through Christmas Eve at any of the 20 participating retailers.  The discount card can be picked up during Shop Catalina night at any participating stores and will be good for 10-25% off all purchases made at any participating merchant between December 3rd and December 24th.  Some merchants are offering a larger discount on Shop Catalina Night only.  No purchase is necessary to receive the Shop Catalina Discount Card or to enter the in-store drawing, but you must be 16 years or older.

Be sure to join us for this exciting event on Saturday night, December 3rd and take advantage of many exciting offers and prizes from these stores!

List of Participating Shop Catalina Merchants:

A Touch of Heaven Day Spa

Afishinados Gallery

Bella Portofino

Buoys & Gulls

Catalina Arts Association Gallery

Catalina Island Foundation

Catalina Island Museum

Catalina Island Conservancy Explore Store

Catalina Pottery Bath & Body


Del Sol Catalina

Island Spa Catalina

Island Essentials Holiday Craft Boutique


Latitude 33

Leo’s Catalina Drugstore

Lloyd’s of Avalon

Rain Dance Art

The Steamer Trunk

Two’s Company



For Restaurants’ and Business’ Holiday Hours, please contact the Catalina Island Visitors Center at 310-510-1520 or go online at www.catalinachamber.com

11/28 – 12/19   Santa’s Mail Box in the Shops at the Atwater (Post Office Arcade).  Any child wishing to write Santa will receive a reply if they include their return address. City of Avalon Recreation Dept.  310-510-1987

12/2   First Fridays: Holiday Open House at the Catalina Island Museum Kick off the holiday season with the Catalina Island Museum! Snacks and refreshments, holiday entertainment, plus the museum store annual sale. Every item will be at least 10% – 50% off, additional discounts for Museum members! $12 members, $15 non-members. 6pm-8pm, Catalina Island Museum 310-510-2414

12/3   Christmas Tree Pick-Up begins at 9am at the Old Stables Property.  Trees available first come, first serve to those without a pre-order starting after 10am. Order by 11/28, forms available in Post Office Arcade or at Avalon Community Church, 310-510-1889.

12/3   Ladies Catalina Christmas Brunch
 at St. Catherine’s Parish Hall. $5 per ticket. 9:30am – 11:30am. Tickets available at Avalon community Church or St. Catherine’s Catholic Church

12/3   23rd Annual Shop Catalina (formerly Shop at Home) 
Holiday discounts at local merchants, musical entertainment, prize drawings, community booths and more, from 5pm-9pm! The event kicks-off at Wrigley Stage at 5pm with the Holiday Tree lighting and arrival of Santa. Bring a camera and 2 canned goods to the food drive at El Galleon to get your picture taken with Santa. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce 310-510-1520

12/4   2nd Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest 
begins at 2pm, judging at 3:15, cash awards to top three non-profits at 3:30pm, followed by live tree auction. Must sign up to participate by 11/25. Catalina Island Foundation & Overlook Hall 310-427-2450

12/8   Avalon Elementary Winter Concert 5pm in Casino Theatre. K-5th grades, Avalon School 310-510-0790

12/8   Holiday Open House at Mt. Ada from 2pm to 6pm, tour this grand historic home, win raffle prizes donated by local businesses, plus buy a chance to stay the night! Transportation will be provided from the Tour Plaza to Mt. Ada, for $1 each way. All proceeds to benefit the Catalina Island Foundation & Rotary Club of Avalon. Tickets just $5 each (including one raffle ticket) are available at the Catalina Island Visitors Center on the Green Pier or call 310-427-2450

12/10   Holiday Home Tour hosted by the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation. 12pm to 4:30pm, visit five magnificent Avalon homes. Tour begins with refreshments at the Catalina Island Yacht Club. Ticket includes transportation between locations. Tickets are $60 each, at the Catalina Island Visitor Center on the Green Pier, call 310-510-5160 or online: CIMCFoundation.org

12/11   Community Christmas Dinner 
5:30pm at Avalon Community Church, free and open to the public.  Avalon Community Church 310-510-1889

   Virgin of Guadalupe Celebration Processional St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 310-510-0192 

12/14   Avalon School Band Winter Concert
 7pm at the Avalon School Auditorium. $5 admission per person, Avalon School 310-510-0790

12/16   4th Annual Holiday Symphony Concert 
The Catalina Island Museum invites the community to enjoy a holiday concert featuring an ensemble from the Stanford Symphony Orchestra in the Casino Theatre at 7pm. FREE to the public; doors open at 6:30pm. Seating is limited, first come, first choice. 310-510-2414

12/17   Breakfast with Santa
 from 9-11am at Antonio’s Pizzeria & Cabaret. $5 for kids – includes pancake breakfast and a small gift. Parents can order off regular menu. Bring your camera for a picture with Santa. Sponsored by Catalina Kid Ventures, 310-510-1704

12/31   44th Annual New Year’s Eve
 Gala  Dine and dance in the new year at this black-tie optional event in the world famous Casino Ballroom. Includes dinner, dancing to a live band, party favors, champagne, and a balloon drop at midnight.  Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 310-510-1520www.CatalinaChamber.com/nye

12/31   New Year’s at Avalon Grille 
Ring in the new year with tunes from DJ K Fresh at Avalon Grille from 10pm-1am. No cover, 21+. Avalon Grille, 310-510-7494

12/31   Annual New Year’s Eve Parties at El Galleon & Antonio’s – 
Dual Party! Tickets good for both restaurants! Join us from 8:30pm to 1am. For tickets and dinner reservations call El Galleon. 310-510-1188

12/31   New Year’s Eve in Two Harbors Come to the Harbor Reef for dinner, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy and leave the driving to the shoreboats. Call 310-510-4215 for reservations.

Shop Catalina is sponsored by the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau.  For more information, please contact 310-510-1520 or www.catalinachamber.com


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