Santa comes to Laguna!
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce announced that plans are well underway for the 2013 Holiday season and Hospitality Night. The annual event is a community event intended to kick- off the holiday season. Downtown merchants, non-profit organizations and the Chamber provide a myriad of activities around downtown along with live music entertainment, hot chocolate, tamale sales and more! Laguna Beach’s only FM station, KX93.5 will be broadcasting live during the event! Activities commence at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6 with street closures starting on Forest Avenue at 3:30 p.m. The timeline for the evening’s festivities are:
3:30pm- Street Closures begin (Forest Ave between Coast Hwy. & Third St. (including Beach and Second Street)
5:00 – 6:00 PM – Santa rides through town on Coast Highway upon the Historic Fire Truck followed by a Laguna Beach Trolley with Fireside Carolers
5:00pm- Bell Choir and Community Sing-along at the Presbyterian Church (415 Forest Ave), La Playa Pre-school Tamales Booth, Craft Bazaar & Live Nativity
5:00pm- Laguna Beach Community Band at 326 Forest Ave. Parking Lot 5:30pm- Thurston Middle School Band Performance on City Hall Front Lawn
6:00pm- Santa Arrives at City Hall on Historic Fire Truck with Sparky the dog. – Santa & Mayor Light the 6:00pm- NEW!!! Ice Skating rink with free rental skates opens at the US Bank & Broadway by Amar parking lot!!
Rink will by open until 9pm.
6:10pm- Santa Arrives at his house in front of Tuvalu at 295 Forest escorted by his Elves and his golf sleigh
6:10pm -Anneliese’s School Choir Sings on Main Stage
6:30-9:00pm- Live Music Entertainment-Main Stage located on Forest Ave at Glenneyre St.
9:15pm – The Chamber of Commerce & South Coast Movie Theater is happy to offer FREE passes to the movie It’s a Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart.
Forest Avenue will reopen at 9:00 p.m.
Join all of Laguna Beach to welcome Santa and usher in the holiday season in true Laguna style!
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