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Hospitality Night: December 7, 2018

Santa ringing a bell at Hospitality Night

A Street Party with Santa Claus

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 7, 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.

Downtown Driving and Parking

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 Peppertree 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.

Holiday Tree in Laguna Beach

Schedule of Events

  • 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)

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