Press ReleasePress ReleaseCity of Laguna Beach
John Pietig, City Manager

505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0704
Fax: (949) 497-0771


Subject :Hospitality Night 2018
Contact :John Pietig    949-497-0704

Hospitality Night 2018 will be held on Friday, December 7 from approximately 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. The festivities will take place in the Peppertree Lot (Lot 2 between Ocean and Forest Avenues), where Santa Claus will arrive to greet holiday revelers before the tree lighting at 6:10 p.m.  Hospitality Night is co-sponsored by the City of Laguna Beach and the Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the start of the holiday season.

After the tree is lit, the City has arranged activities including live music, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, and letter writing to the troops. Santa will be in his hut on lower Forest Avenue to meet families for photos. Downtown merchants, non-profit organizations and the Chamber of Commerce will also provide open houses and other entertainment. 

The public should expect heavy traffic on December 7 during the afternoon and evening commute, and motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes or carpool. 

  • 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. To sign up fortext message traffic alerts,simply text 92651 to 888-777.
  • The free neighborhood trolleys will run from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and free public parking will be available at the City’s Forest/Laguna Canyon (Lot 11), Lumberyard (Lot 12) and Community and Susi Q Center (Lot 13) parking lots. 

If you’re going:

Please visit a complete detailed schedule of all the Hospitality Night events.  If you have any questions, or for more information, contact Adam Gufarotti, Senior Recreation Supervisor at (949) 497-0304.  

Happy holidays!