Join us this holiday season for a night of mermaids, merriment and more! “Coastal Christmas” at the Ocean Institute is an event sure to bring your family holiday cheer. From story-time with a live mermaid, to pictures with Santa on the Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship, we truly have something for everyone. Sip on gourmet hot chocolate and enjoy a beautiful light display in Dana Point Harbor while being serenaded by carolers all evening. And don’t forget to swing by the Laurena G. Chambers Gift Shop to purchase a discounted, limited edition 2016 Ocean Institute ornament as a keepsake from this beautiful night.