Santa’s Catalina Happy Hour Tour

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Downtown Avalon



All guests must have a valid government-issued photo ID. Tickets must be purchased 1 hour prior to tour time. Tickets are fully exchangeable & refundable up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. For assistance within 24 hours please contact us.

Ring in the holidays on Catalina with our Cocktail Concierges & their festive spirits!

  • 5+ specialty seasonal cocktails & shots - boisterous encounters & interactive games!
  • Start your night out right, with tasty appetizers, holiday antics and a bit of a buzz
  • Experience Catalina Island's best bars with a spirited local guide and seasonal shenanigans
  • Take home the Catalina Happy Hour Tour Guide - with maps, recipes & exclusive tour guest coupons
  • This is a great tour for getting primed for a night out & getting to know the best bartenders in town

Minimum per tour is 4 guests and the maximum is 16 per tour. Private tours are available as well.

We dine rain or shine! Holiday attire encouraged but not required.

Minimum age to participate is 21 years of age. ID is required upon check in.

This tour is fully accessible.

A Holiday Party on the Move

Make the most of your December time on Catalina Island with our festive guides as they introduce you to Avalon’s best restaurants and bars all decked out for the holidays. Sample several seasonal cocktails and shots on this fun-filled tour! Your Catalina tour includes some light appetizers which is a good base for the booze.

You will likely be buzzed by the time we wrap up, but don’t worry – you will be in good shape to get ready for dinner or you might just stretch that day drinking into the evening. Gain a new appreciation for the Catalina Island food and beverage scene. On our Santa’s Happy Hour Tour, you’ll feel like you’re drinking with friends in your hometown bar.

Get your night started out right

With the expertise of our cocktail concierges, we’ll give you all the info you need to make your night out unforgettable (bar suggestions, best late night snack stops, bathroom locations to avoid, bartenders that know how to mix a drink in just the right way and many other fun tips and hints).  Ready to turn it up?  We are!

Locations, appetizers & drink specialties subject to change

Coyote Joe's

Serving delicious authentic Mexican food and creative beverages for over 35 years (established 1982)

Luau Larry's

Where the Bar meets the Bay (established 1988)

Bluewater Avalon

Avalon's premiere waterfront bar featuring craft beers and cocktails (established 2013)

Maggie's Blue Rose

Offering an extensive Margarita Bar & unique South of the Border cuisine (established 2014)

The Marlin Club

Where the young surrender and the old grow tender (established 1946)

Coyote Joe's Bar & Restaurant
113 Catalina Avenue, Avalon, CA

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

What’s the difference between Santa’s Happy Hour Tour and the Catalina Happy Hour Tour?

Good question! Santa’s Happy Hour Tour is the holiday version of the Catalina Happy Hour Tour. It includes seasonal cocktails along with holidays games and shenanigans. Both tours are a fun frolic through Avalon’s best watering holes.

Do I need a reservation for the Catalina Happy Hour Tour?

Yes. The Catalina Happy Hour Tour has a limited amount of spaces available for each departure time.

Do I have to dress up or in costume for Santa’s Catalina Happy Hour Tour?

No. This tour is fun for everyone whether you come fancy, costumed, or perfectly relaxed. If you’re in the spirit, we will have some festive items for you to wear while on tour.

I want to take the Catalina Happy Hour Tour, but have allergies.

If you and/or anyone in your party has an allergy or aversion, please let us know ahead of time by selecting the appropriate checkboxes in the booking flow when you make your purchase.

Catalina Happy Hour Tour: We do our best to work with our vendors to accommodate everyone on this tour.  The tour is already meat, seafood & gluten free!  We can provide alternatives for guests with the following allergies & aversions:

  • No Alcohol
  • Corn Allergy
  • Dairy Allergy
  • Aversion to Spice (hot sauce)

We are able to accommodate guests who would like a non-alcoholic tour as well (virgin drinks or substitutions). The cost is the same for a regular or non-alcoholic tour as guests will still experience the full tour, tasty appetizers & the same number of beverages. Please include a message with your purchase for any concerns or questions we might be able to help you with.

For those of you with food aversions (not medical food requirements) – we will, of course, work with you, however, all of our locations are serving their specialty dishes, so if you are able to check your diet at the door for a few hours that would be great!

How far is the Catalina Happy Hour Tour starting locations from certain areas?

  • Cabrillo Mole (Boat Landing) Area: 7-10 minutes
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Old Ben Park Area: 3-5 minutes
  • Green Pleasure Pier/Island Tour Plaza: 1-2 minutes
  • Casino Building: 7-10 minutes
  • Descanso Beach: 15-20 minutes

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"The holiday pub crawl was seriously the BEST!!! Paul (our guide) was so much fun and so engaging. We laughed so much and the entire group had a great time!! Thank you! Thank you!!"

- Shannon H. from Upland, CA - TripAdvisor

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