Everything You Need to Know About Hospitality Night

The night that Laguna Beach comes together to ring in the holiday season in the downtown village.

Each year the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of Laguna Beach co-sponsor one of the biggest street parties of the year, Hospitality Night. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 7 from 5pm-10pm. Festivities will begin with entertainment at the PEPPERTREE PARKING LOT and the arrival of Santa Claus to light the Christmas Tree at 6:10pm. Local merchants, non-profit organizations and the Laguna Beach Chamber will provide myriad activities around the downtown area which will include live musical entertainment, a community sing-along, hot chocolate, tamale sales, and more.

Hospitality Night Laguna Beach


Need to Know

When: Friday, December 7th, 5pm-10pm
Where: Downtown Laguna Beach, Forest Avenue. The festivities will begin at Peppertree Lot

Laguna Beach Hospitality Night
Photo by Laguna Beach Indy

The Low Down: 

  • 3:30pm: Downtown street closures begin
  • 4:00pm-11:00pm: Free trolley service
  • 5pm-6pm: Community Concert Band will play on Beach Street with vocalist Lisa Morrice
  • 5:15pm-6pm: Thurston Middle School Band will play in the Peppertree Lot
  • 5:30pm-6pm: Elementary school choirs will perform next to Santa's Hut
  • 5:30pm-8pm: Enjoy crafts, cookie decorating, and writing letters to overseas troops in the Peppertree Lot
  • 6pm-6:10pm: Community sing along in Peppertree Lot
  • 6:10pm: Santa Claus will arrive in the Peppertree Lot to light the tree
  • 6:15pm-7:15pm: Laguna Community Big Band with vocalist Ginger Hatfield
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm: Santa Claus arrives at his hut to listen to children's Christmas wishes
  • 6:45pm-10pm: Enjoy LIVE music on stage at the end of Forest Avenue and business open houses

Music Schedule

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm: Community Concert Band (Beach Street)
  • 5:15pm-5:45pm: TMS Band (Peppertree Lot)
  • 6:00pm-6:03pm: Gabi Denny to sing Last Christmas (Peppertree Stage)
  • 6:03pm-6:05pm: MC to Welcome Everyone (Peppertree Stage)
  • 6:05pm-6:10pm: Gavi to lead a sing along (Peppertree Stage)
  • 6:10pm: Santa and Mayor Arrive on Ocean Avenue (Peppertree Stage)
  • 6:15pm-6:20pm: Tree Lighting Ceremony (Peppertree Stage)
  • 6:20pm-7:00pm: Community Concert Swing Band (Beach Street)
  • 6:20pm-6:40pm: LBHS Brass Quartet Performs (Peppertree Stage)
  • 6:45pm-7:15pm: Anneliese School Performs (Main Stage)
  • 6:50pm-7:45pm: Susi Q Ukulele Group Performs (Peppertree Stage)
  • 7:30pm-10:00pm: Sweet Mahogany (Main Stage)


To accommodate pedestrian traffic in the downtown area, portions of Forest Avenue, Beach Street, 3rd Street and the Peppertree parking lot will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to and during the event. Free public parking will be available at the City's Forest/Laguna Canyon (lot #11), Lumberyard (Lot 12) and Community and Susi Q Center (Lot 13) parking lots. Street closures will begin at 3:30pm.


The trolley will be running 4:00pm - 11:00pm. 

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