The folks at Laguna Beach Pride decided it was time to do a Holiday Party in honor of the LGBTQ community before everyone heads to family Christmas functions. The party takes place in the Tiki Lounge at Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill this Friday, Dec. 20th. RSVPs are recommended at LagunaBeachPride.org. The party runs 5:00- 9:00 p.m.

“We just wanted everyone to enjoy some holiday cheer with their LGBTQ family before we all rush off to other obligations,” says Board President Craig Cooley. “And, it’s a great way to show support for our ‘Pride’ here in Laguna Beach.”

Complimentary Light Bites and 1st Drink FREE

Thanks to support and generous sponsorship from Radiant Health Center, party attendees will enjoy initial rounds of complimentary appetizers and a first drink(even a Lapu!).

Royal Hawaiian is also extending its Friday Happy Hour until 7:00 p.m. for Laguna Pride party goers, with the full dining menu available throughout.

A significant number of cool Silent Auction items also will be available for bid (think last minute holiday gifts) with all proceeds benefitting Laguna Beach Pride. Lording over the silent auction will be popular Hostess Wilhelmina and Santa Claus (this version of Santa Claus, though, is in his 20s before he ate all those cookies).

Open to LGBTQ individuals as well as friends and supporters, it’s a great way to finally and officially break for the holidays while supporting Laguna Beach Pride’s commitment to culture and diversity in Laguna Beach with year-round gatherings, events and festivals.

RSVPs are briskly rolling in. Be sure to register for the party (it’s free) at LagunaBeachPride.org