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Our Laguna Beach annual Hospitality Night happens Friday, Dec. 4th, 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 Hotel Laguna for their Cookies, Cocoa & Carols in the Hotel’s historical lobby, 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 are milling everywhere, too.

Street closures downtown begin at 3:30 p.m.!

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 from 5 – 10 p.m.

Hospitality Night timeline is as follows: 

3:30 p.m. Street closures begin (Forest Ave between Coast Hwy. & Third St. (including Beach and Second Street)

5-6 p.m. Santa rides through town on Coast Highway, followed by the Laguna Beach Trolley

5 p.m. Bell Choir and Community sing-along at the Presbyterian Church (415 Forest Ave), La Playa Pre-school Tamales Booth, Craft Bazaar

5 p.m. Laguna Concert Band at 326 Forest Ave. Parking Lot

5:30 p.m. Hotel Laguna opens its lobby for live pianist, cookies and cocoa 

5:30 p.m. Thurston Middle School Band Performance on City Hall Front Lawn

6 p.m. Santa Arrives at City Hall; Santa & Mayor Light the Peppertree at City Hall

6 p.m. Ice skating rink with free rental skates opens at the US Bank & Broadway by Amar parking lot! Rink will be open until 9 p.m.

6:10 p.m. Santa Arrives at his house in front of Tuvalu at 295 Forest escorted by his Elves, Snow White, Cinderella and his golf sleigh

6:10 p.m. Anneliese’s School Choir Sings on Main Stage

6:30-9 p.m. Live Music Entertainment, Main Stage on Forest Ave at 

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