CALL UPON NASHVILLE... in December, and you might find a stack of guitars done up in tinsel and bows. Find your way to Texas and you could encounter a tree made from cowboy boots. And in a mountain town? You might find a fun "fir" tree that's entirely comprised of old skis and poles. There are plenty of local-lively expressions of the holiday out there, and one of the most distinctive pops up in Morro Bay. For that's where a series of "trees" created out of crab pots are on display in the Embarcadero area of town, including "a huge Crab Pot tree made of commercial crab pots on the waterfront in Anchor Park." That towering wonder was fashioned by Friends of the Harbor Department, and is quintessentially as Morro Bay as you can get. And can majestic Morro Rock be seen in the not-so-far-off distance? It can, which means this is one unique photo opportunity.
MORRO BAY WILL STAY MERRY... over several December dates, thanks to the presence of the Jolly Old Elf on the Embarcadero (look for Santa's House to be open from Dec. 6-22), and a tree lighting on Dec. 6 in City Park. The Lighted Boat Parade takes to the waves on Dec. 7, while the Holiday Paddle Parade will follow on Dec. 8. There's plenty of cheerful doings afloat in the festive and funky Central Coast town, so swing by for a look-see at these oceanic crab pot trees and stay for an effervescent, season-sweet event. Where to find the full, fa-la-la'd schedule? Here.