WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2006
December 20, 2006 - Huntington Beach Cruise of Lights boat ride is a 45 to 50 minute boat cruise through Huntington Beach's waterways and channels in a residential area known as Huntington Harbour. Residents of this community comprised of five manmade islands (that's part of the City of Huntington Beach) deck their boats with boughs of holly and string colorful lights to reflect an annual event theme. In 2006, Cruise of Lights celebrates the season with "Music for All Ages." Annual attendees to an event that's existed nearly 50 years may recognize that most years the event has a musical theme to educate about the tremendous effort by volunteers of the nonprofit Huntington Harbour Philharmonic to raise money for music programs in the schools. It's a delightful experience ideal for all ages. Note, ticket holders go to Huntington Harbour Mall, 16821 Algonquin, where they park for free and board a bus for a short 3 minute trip to the boat dock of Huntington Harbour Yacht Club where yachts depart for the cruise. Volunteers are on hand to direct you to your bus and boat. Read more Event Times: 6, 7 or 8 p.m. Ticket cost: $12.50; $8.50 age 2 -12; Call: 714-840-7542. Fax your order anytime to: (714) 840-7573. www.cruiseoflights.org
December 20, 2006 Huntington Harbour Holiday Lights Gondola Cruises. See the houses twinkling and all aglow for the annual Cruise of Lights event in which the multi-million dollar homes in the 6 navigable channels (including Sunset) can be viewed only in a gondola. The gondoliers offer rides nightly through the holidays. Choose a Sunset Cruise till 6 p.m. or Holiday Lights cruise till midnight each night. The gondola ride is slower, more intimate and ideal for romance or family & friends. Expert gondoliers will guide you on a fabulous tour through channels and bays the larger yachts can't navigate. It's a 5 Diamond holiday activity (wear warm clothes, blankets provided). Location: Peter's Landing and Marina, Huntington Beach (Pacific Coast Highway near Anderson). Offered each evening through New Years 2007. Tickets/
December 20, 2006 Disc Frisbee Golf Weekly Amateur League Play - The public is invited to get out and compete in this exciting sport that's relaxing and easy to learn. In weekly league play, competitors are assigned a handicap. Location: Huntington Beach Disc Golf Course, Central Park lot off Golden West Street between Talbert and Ellis. Time: 3 p.m. Call for pricing and sign up: (714) 425-9931. Photos
December 20, 2006 Band - Bill Markus & Eddy Olivieri features Bill Markus, Bass; Eddy Olivieri, Piano. Cavallino Ristorante, 8052 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646. Call (714) 536-6665.
December 20, 2006 Live entertainment - Band. Dinner menu and cocktails are served nightly. Age 21, valid ID required. $10 minimum order per person applies. Call for details about additional cover charge for select shows. Location: Martini Blues Supper Club, 5874 Edinger Avenue. Call: 714-840-2129 or Toll Free at (888)24-BLUES 25837. Photos
December 20, 2006 Live entertainment - Hump Day Funnies 8:30pm. Dinner menu and cocktails are served nightly. Age 21, valid ID required. $10 minimum order per person applies. Call for details about additional cover charge for select shows. Location: Martini Blues Supper Club, 5874 Edinger Avenue. Call: 714-840-2129 or Toll Free at (888)24-BLUES 25837. Photos
December 20, 2006 Live entertainment - Joey's Blues Jam 8:00pm. Dinner menu and cocktails are served nightly. Age 21, valid ID required. $10 minimum order per person applies. Call for details about additional cover charge for select shows. Location: Martini Blues Supper Club, 5874 Edinger Avenue. Call: 714-840-2129 or Toll Free at (888)24-BLUES 25837. Photos
December 20, 2006 Open House - Community Health Care Centers. Time: 12 to 1 p.m. 8041 Newman Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647. RSVP, Selina (714) 375-2272.
December 20, 2006 Bingo - Elks Bingo BPOE Lodge 1959. Door opens at 10 a.m. Early bird 11 a.m. Regular 11:30 a.m. Free coffee, tea, and popcorn. Food and soft drinks available for purchase. Location: 7711 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, California Call: (714) 848-9440. hbelks.com
December 20, 2006 Art - Windows Gallery in Huntington Beach Central Library on the first floor features works from amateur and professional artists with varied themes that range from landscapes to abstracts. This mixed media exhibit is free to see. Location: 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Photo
December 20, 2006 Kids - Toddler Storytime. Stories are geared toward children ages 3 - 5 and everyone is welcome. Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Avenue, #110, Huntington Beach, California 92647. Cost: Free admission. Call: (714) 897-8781.
December 20, 2006 Snowflake lights adorn the Huntington Beach Pier and Main Streetthrough the New Year 2007. Artificial snowflakes strewn with twinkling lights line the downtown Huntington Beach street, continuing on the Huntington Beach Pier, the icon that vacation travelers and local residents recognize as the symbol of Huntington Beach. Time: Sunset to dawn, daily. Photos
December 20, 2006 Band - The Shout & DJ Matt at Hurricanes Bar & Grill, 200
Main St., Huntington Beach, CA Call: (714) 374-0500. 21+, ID. 32 beers on
tap plus thousands of cocktail creations, including signature 26 oz.
Hurricanes Twister. w spectacular ocean/sunset patio overlooking the heart
of Main Street USA. Happy Hour 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. M-Sat; Sunday 7-10 p.m. &
M-W 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
December 20, 2006 Band - Live sounds at Tumbleweeds Bar & Saloon where food is served till Midnight every day! Pool, darts, Monday Night Football Specials and meal deals. 21094 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, California (714) 960-3776
This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.