Our Laguna Beach annual Hospitality Night is going on tonight, Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-9 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 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 parking lot behind Laguna Drug for their renowned S’mores on an open fire, and check out the greatest holiday decor on the second block of Forest at Colony. Bars and restaurants offer specials all night. Live music crowds in everywhere (and don’t limit your live music to just downtown – remember, the Stand Up Paddle store just south on PCH is hosting none other than World Anthem).

Wrap it up at 9:15 p.m. with a screening of my personal favorite for the holidays, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” at the South Coast Cinema just across from Main Beach. Comp tickets are at 949-494-1018.

Shuttles 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.

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