Crystal Cove tree lighting

Here’s one of my most favorite holiday traditions in Laguna Beach – The annual Crystal Cove tree lighting event. It takes place on Saturday, Dec 5 in the Historic District.

The day will kick off with a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring local plein air art, a free sea glass wrapping activity, handcrafted jewelry and much more. Santa arrives on the beach at 4 p.m.

The tree lighting ceremony will be at 5:15 p.m. Complimentary cocoa and cookies will be provided by The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove.

Parking is $5/hour, with a maximum of $15. For more information, visit or call 949-376-6200.

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