Fa la la la la! Santa is coming to Laguna Beach! Each year the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts one of the biggest street parties of the year, Hospitality Night. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 5 from 5pm-9pm. The evening will begin with Santa and his ‘reindeer’ riding down Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach style, in an open air trolley to light the Pepper Tree at City Hall. Then all the good boys and girls will get a chance visit Santa at his “house” on Forest Avenue to share their holiday wish lists. Other activities include ice-skating in the U.S. Bank parking lot, a special sing-along with the Presbyterian Church Bell Choir and live music by Ken Garcia. All the festivities will be broadcasted live on KX 93.5, so be sure to tune in.
Need to Know
When: Friday, December 5th, 5pm-9pm
Where: Downtown Laguna Beach, Forest Avenue. The festivities will begin at City Hall, 505 Forest Avenue.
The Low Down:
5:00pm - Santa & his ‘reindeer’ ride through town
5:00pm - Presbyterian Church Bell Choir sing-along
5:30pm - Thurston Middle School Band performs at City Hall
6:00pm - Santa arrives at City Hall to light the Pepper Tree
6:15pm - Santa arrives at his “house” on Forest Avenue
6:30pm - Ken Garcia performs on the main stage
9:15pm - A free screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at South Coast Movie Theater (tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce office – 357 Glenneyre St.)
Parking: Street closures will begin at 3:30pm. We recommend that you arrive early and look for directional signage that will lead you to public parking lots throughout town.
Free Trolley Service: The trolley will be starting at 4:45 pm from the North Cliff Drive bus stop. It will stop at every bus stop along PCH heading South. The Trolley will be going as far South on PCH as the Montage Resort bus stop. Approx. time of waiting is 30-40 minutes. There will be only one Trolley running this evening.
Hot Tip: Zinc Café will be offering complimentary eggnog and hot chocolate, along with a variety of desserts. Be sure to stop by and sample the pumpkin cheesecake, it’s dangerously delicious.