Once Upon A Christmas offers a one-of-kind interactive and immersive experience for children exclusively during the holiday season, with new 2021 activities. Engage with a talking reindeer, make a toy, get a “naughty or nice” certificate, and meet Santa! Hundreds of families visit Balboa Island annually to marvel at the beauty of homes adorned with over-the-top Christmas scenes and the world-famous Christmas Boat Parade. Create your family’s tradition by strolling the island, watching the lights sparkle on the water, sipping hot cocoa, and finally meeting Santa in a winter wonderland cottage! You’ll leave truly believing in the wonder of this magical season.