Santa’s Catalina Happy Hour Tour

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Downtown Avalon



All guests (21+) must have a valid photo ID.
This tour is offered in December.


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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 to book is 4 people and the max is 16 per tour. Private tours are available for this event.

We dine rain or shine! Wear comfortable walking shoes. 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 variety of food and beverage options are served. Come with a sense of foodie adventure!

Please see restrictions below. While checking out, you may enter any food allergies or aversions.

What to Expect

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!

Are food allergies or aversions accommodated?  Upon checkout you will have the opportunity to give us information about any allergies or aversions you may have. Please answer specifically so we can accommodate any requests, if at all possible.

What to bring and wear:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, plus extras to fit the weather – sunscreen, a hat for shade and sunglasses if it’s toasty or a light wind breaker or sweater if it’s cool.  You may want to consider a tip for your guide if you so choose. Photo ID is required to check in for the tour and if you plan to drink (minimum drinking age is 21 years old in CA).

Restrictions:  For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this tour. Minimum age to participate is 21 years of age. ID is required upon check in.


Where to Meet

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

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes. The Catalina Happy Hour Tour has a limited amount of spaces available.

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

Walking time to common locations:

  • Cabrillo Mole 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

Absolutely!  This tour provides six specialty shots or cocktails at five different tasting locations. Two of the locations will also provide light appetizers. All of the food and alcohol is included with the cost of your ticket.

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

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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