Every first Friday in December, Laguna Beach celebrates Hospitality Night. Happenings will occur in downtown Laguna Beach, along Forest Avenue. This year's Hospitality Night event is scheduled for Friday, December 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. Instead of beginning in front of City Hall this year, the festivities start in the Peppertree Parking Lot (located between Ocean and Forest, across from Second Street) where Santa Claus will arrive to greet holiday revelers before the tree lighting ceremony at 6:10 p.m. - this year on a different pepper tree than in the past.
The City will be hosting arts and crafts and holiday card writing to U.S. military personnel overseas in the lot until 8 p.m. Street closures in the downtown area will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Portions of Forest Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Beach Street, and the Pepper Tree Parking Lot will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to and during the event. For more information, contact Adam Gufarotti, Senior Recreation Supervisor, at (949) 497-0304.
Schedule of Events
5pm-6pm: Community Concert Band will play on Beach Street
5:15pm-6pm: Thurston Middle School Band will play in the Pepper Tree Lot
5:30pm-6pm: Elementary school choirs will perform next to Santa's Hut
5:30pm-8pm: Enjoy arts and crafts and candy canes in the Pepper Tree Lot
6pm-6:10pm: Community sing along in Pepper Tree Lot
6:10pm: Santa Claus will arrive in the Pepper Tree Lot to light the tree
6:45pm-10pm: Enjoy LIVE music on stage at the end of Forest Avenue and business open houses
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