Hospitality Night

Ring in the holiday season with the best block party of the year. The first Friday each December the City of Laguna Beach and the Chamber of Commerce jointly sponsor Hospitality Night. Sing carols, mingle with neighbors, and watch Santa light the tree. 

Hospitality Night 2021 will be held on Friday, December 3, from approximately 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 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. 

From 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., the Recreation Division has arranged activities for the community including live music, a community sing-along, and arts and crafts. Santa will be on an outdoor deck at The Promenade on Forest to meet families for photos. Downtown merchants, non-profit organizations, and the Chamber of Commerce will also provide activities, open houses, and live musical entertainment.


3:30 p.m. Downtown street closures begin*

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Thurston Middle School Band performs in the Peppertree Lot

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy arts and crafts, and activities in the Peppertree Lot

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Laguna Presbyterian Church - cookies, tamales, art and more

5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Elementary school choirs performs at the Fountain Plaza across from Hobie

5:30 - 5:55 p.m. Ukulele Band performs on Peppertree Stage

6:00 - 6:10 p.m. Community sing along in Peppertree Lot led by Ava August, American Idol top 10 in 2021 

6:10 p.m. Santa Claus arrives at the Peppertree Lot to light the tree

6:15- 7:15 p.m. Community Concert Band performs in Peppertree Lot

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Santa Claus arrives at his outdoor deck at The Promenade to listen to children's Christmas wishes

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Ukulele Band performs at the Main Stage in The Promenade

7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Mary's Line Dancing at the Main Stage in The Promenade

7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Family Style Band to perform at Main Stage in The Promenade

6:45 - 10:00 p.m. Business open houses and live music on stage at the Coast Highway end of Forest Avenue 


*The Promenade will be filled with entertainment and merchant open houses. Street closures in the downtown area will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Portions of Forest Avenue, Beach Street, and the Pepper Tree Parking Lot will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to and during the event. 

*The City’s free trolley service along Coast Highway, as well as our new Laguna Beach Local on-demand service to Top of the World, Bluebird Canyon and Arch Beach Heights neighborhoods, will operate until midnight.