Editor's note: This adds the Home for the Holidays event.
FRIDAY: Get into the holiday spirit at the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce's annual Hospitality Night from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Laguna Beach. Santa arrives at the City Hall pepper tree at 6 p.m., and will light the tree with the mayor, and then be paraded down Forest Avenue to Santa's House. Forest Avenue will be blocked off and shops will be open until 9 p.m. Many downtown businesses will have open houses to celebrate the festivities. For more information, call the chamber at (949) 494-1018.
SATURDAY: The Crystal Cove Alliance hosts its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 3 p.m. kicking off the Historic District's transformation into a festive, holiday destination. Santa is expected to land at the Cove around 4 p.m. and will stay to greet park visitors as well as to help light the tree. Adding to the ambiance will be carolers, refreshments provided by the Beachcomber Café, and holiday shopping in the Park Interpretive Store. $15 day-use parking fee.