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Hospitality Night: December 6, 2019

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 6, 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

  • 3:30 pm - Downtown street closures begin*
  • 4:00 - 11:00 pm - Free trolley service
  • 5:15-6:00pm - Thurston Middle School Band playing in the Pepper Tree Lot
  • 5:30-6:00pm - Elementary School Choir performs in front of Santa's Hut 
  • 5:30pm - Kid's Activities begin in the Pepper Tree Lot 
  • 6:10pm - Santa and Mayor arrive on Ocean Avenue 
  • 6:10-6:15pm - Tree Lighting Ceremony 
  • 6:15-7:00pm - LBHS Brazz Quartet performs on the Pepper Tree Stage 
  • 6:20pm - Community Concert Band performs on Beach Street 
  • 6:50pm - Anneliese School performs on Main Stage on Forest Ave 
  • 7:30pm - The Farm performs on Main Stage on Forest Ave 
  • 10:00pm - End of Event 
  • 10:45pm - All Road Closures are opened

 Visit our blog for tips on how to make the most of out your evening!