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Laguna Beach Hospitality Night
December 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Laguna Beach annual Hospitality Night happens Friday, Dec. 7th, 5-10 p.m. Normally, it’s one of the coolest parties we have going on each year, and we have thousands of visitors join us to celebrate.
While Santa’s arrival at 6:00 p.m. is definitely a plus, there’s a heck of a lot more going down. Just about all Laguna Beach stores are open with wine, hors d’ouevres, and cookies (be sure to hit the Laguna local favorite, Lumberyard, to meet up with many neighborly friends. Just about every bar and restaurant offers specials all night. Live music crowds are milling everywhere, too.
Street closures downtown begin at 3:30 p.m.!
Free trolleys will be operating from all the usual parking stations in the Canyon and in North and South Laguna Beach, and they’ll be trolling regularly up and down PCH the entire evening from 4 – 11 p.m.
The non-stop activities start at 5 p.m. and continue at a brisk pace with holiday fun on every corner until approximately 10 p.m. The festivities will take place in the Peppertree Lot (Lot 2), where Santa Claus will arrive to greet holiday revelers before the tree lighting at 6:10 p.m.
After the tree is lit, the Community Services Department has arranged activities for the community including music by the Thurston Middle School band, a community sing-along, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, and letter writing to the troops.
Of course, Santa will be in his house on lower Forest Ave to meet families for photos. Downtown merchants, nonprofit organizations, and the Chamber of Commerce will also provide activities, open houses, and live musical entertainment.
The holiday hoopla schedule is as follows:
3:30 p.m. Downtown street closures begin
4 – 11 p.m. Free trolley service
5 – 6 p.m. Community Concert Band performs on Beach St
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Thurston Middle School Band performs in the Peppertree Lot
5:30 – 6 p.m. Elementary school choirs perform next to Santa’s Hut
5:30 – 8 p.m. Enjoy crafts, cookie decorating, and writing letters to overseas troops in the Peppertree Lot
6 – 6:10 p.m. Community sing-along in Peppertree Lot