FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2006
December 22, 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 22, 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 Gondola 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 22, 2006 Farmer's Market and Art A-Faire Held weekly on Friday from Noon to Dusk (approx. 5 p.m.) Held most Fridays at the outdoor Pier Plaza next to the Huntington Beach Pier, a certified Farmer's Market sells the finest California grown fruits and vegetables, breads, nuts, flowers and perishables. The Art Fair held in conjunction with the Farmer's Market features over 50 vendors selling unique, hand made gifts and crafts. Call: (714) 536-2213 or (714) 846-5509. Location: Pier Plaza at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. Photos
December 22, 2006 Band - Koochie Coo - Time: 8 PM - 1 AM. Location: 117 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Call: (714) 960-9996. www.perqs.com Photos
December 22, 2006 - A Song For Christmas - book & music by Erik Przytulski appearing December 21 & 22. Huntington Beach Playhouse. Location: Huntington Beach Public Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Avenue , Huntington Beach, CA. www.hbph.org
December 22, 2006 Club Canes and DJ Dime at Hurricanes. Must be 21+ with Valid ID All shows start at 9:00p! $Cover. Hurricanes Bar & Grill. Location: 200 Main Street Suite 201 Huntington Beach, Ca 92648 Call: (714) 374-0500. Photos
December 22, 2006 Band - The Jimmy Roberts Quartet features Jimmy Roberts, Sax; Russell Chan, Guitar; Larry Kester, Piano/Keyboards; David Levray, Bass; Bubba Bryant, Drums. Cavallino Ristorante, 8052 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646. Call (714) 536-6665.
December 22, 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 22, 2006 Nutcracker Ballet (full version) - is a traditional Christmas performance at Golden West College Mainstage Theater. It is Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house. As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen. Clara begins shrinking as her beautiful Christmas tree grows high above her. The toys around the tree come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, lead by the fierce Mouse King. As the Nutcracker awakens, he leads his army of toy soldiers into battle with the mice. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $13/ general admission; $12/ students, seniors, kids 12 and under. Golden West College Mainstage Theater. Golden West College, Location: 15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach, California 92647.
Call (714) 895-8150. www.gwctheater.com
December 22, 2006 Band - Club Canes and DJ Dime 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. Photos
December 22, 2006 Live entertainment - R Generation Band 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 22, 2006 Live musical entertainment - Band usually includes jazz
selections at The Arbors, 6060 Warner, Huntington Beach, CA . Time: 9 p.m.
Cover: Food or one drink minimum. Call: (714) 842-5111.
December 22, 2006 Band - Have Another Monkey 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
December 22, 2006 - Band - Dean Rod and the Orange Groves at Red Chair Lounge at Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach, performing from 8:30 to 12:30 a.m. 21+, ID. Location: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA Call concierge for info: (714) 698-1234. Photos
December 22, 2006 Band - Aaron Broering Duo at Pete's Sunset Grille at Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach, performing from 7 to 10 p.m. 21+, ID. Location: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA Call concierge for info: (714) 698-1234. Photos
This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.