December 22, 2011
  • SUNDAY: Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Beach hosts a Hanukkah bash at 2 p.m. at Main Beach, featuring live Israeli music and dancing, a variety show with Rusty D, crafts for the kids and the lighting of the surfboard menorah. For more information, call (949) 499 – 0770 or visit
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Church Sanctuary

Laguna Presbyterian Church welcomes visitors to its sanctuary for personal prayer, silent meditation or quiet time from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church is at 415 Forest Ave. Call the church office at (949) 494-7555 for more information.


Christmas Eve Celebration

Join singers Jason Feddy, Nick Hernandez and Mary Scifres, accompanied by Pam Wicks on piano, along with Poet John Gardiner, at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive, for a free 7 p.m. service of candlelight and carols. Prior to worship this year, the church's Labyrinth will be open across the courtyard in Bridge Hall. From 5 to 7 p.m., the community is invited to take a breather and walk the Labyrinth's ancient circles of inspiration in meditation and reflection. Free parking is available in the church parking lot across from Ralphs on Glenneyre and Cleo streets. For more information, call (949) 494-8061.

Saturday and Sunday


Christmas Church Services

Laguna Beach United Methodist Church is holding special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship services. At 5 p.m. Saturday, there will be a family worship service. At 7:30 p.m., a musical worship service will feature the chancel choir, handbells and organ and piano music. At 11 p.m., there will be a candlelight service. At 10 a.m. Sunday, the service includes "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." For more information, visit

Dec. 31

Cirque du Soiree

Pacific Edge Hotel hosts a Cirque du Soiree New Year's Eve Party at the Deck from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJs From Another Mother, featuring Sli Dawg from SOUL Project, a custom menu, food and drink specials, and a champagne toast are included. Tickets are $25 if bought before Dec. 25 and $35 after that. For information, call (949) 281-5703 or email PacificEdgeEvents@

Jan. 1

First Day Hike

To celebrate New Year's Day, Crystal Cove State Park docent and professor Mert Hill and park interpreter Rick Connella will conduct a hike along the beach and shore cliffs of Crystal Cove. They will explore unique geology and rare rock formations. Park in the Los Trancos lot and meet at the Education Commons in the Historic District.

Jan. 4

Tidepool Volunteers Needed

Training for tidepool volunteers at Crystal Cove State Park will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Institute. Volunteers help the public visiting the tidepools by providing information and identifying organisms. If interested, contact

Jan. 7, 8 and 12

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