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December 3, 2006 Full moon gondola cruise offered from world class gondoliers. Location: Peter's Landing and Marina, Huntington Beach (Pacific Coast Highway near Anderson). Call: Sunset Gondolas (562) 592-3295. Tickets/

December 3, 2006 Play - It's a Wonderful Life- performed by the Newport Beach Repertory Theater at Huntington Beach Art Center. Newport Beach Repertory Theater presents its 12th year of staging the holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” written by James Rogers and based on the film starring Jimmy Stewart and directed by Robert Michael Conrad. Celebrate Christmas in the small town of Bedford Falls as George Bailey discovers, with the help of an angel, that he indeed has a wonderful life. This holiday is suitable for all age groups. Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00 P.M. The play will be staged at The Huntington Beach Fine Arts Center, 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA. Presale tickets are available by calling (949) 633-1580 or e-mail . Presale: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors & students, $13 for children 12 & under. At the Door: $17 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, $15 for children 12 & under. For more information: Call (949) 633-1580 or visit our website:

December 3, 2006 Art Exhibit - Anderson Gallery features fine arts exhibits with a collection of watercolors, oils and sculptures and mixed media from renown artists Bill Anderson, Raul Anguiano, Henry Fukuhara, Howard Hitchcock, Milford Zornesand more. Time: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: 16812 Pacific Coast Highway (next to Captain Jack's Restaurant). Call: (562) 592-4393. Photos

December 3, 2006 - Main Street Holiday Celebrationand Pier Lighting Ceremony at Huntington Beach Pier. Join the festivities at Light a Light of Love - a Holiday Pier lighting and Main Street Snowflake Lighting and parade in downtown Huntington Beach. This children's holiday parade will include Santa and Mrs. Claus! Live musical performances and hot cocoa and cookies available for a small donation. The annual Main Street Holiday Celebration, now enjoying its tenth anniversary, comes to downtown Huntington Beach on Sunday, December 3, 2006 from 2-7 p.m. Beginning at 3 p.m., local restaurants will open their doors for "A Taste of Main Street," featuring specialty soups, chowders and desserts, as well as a raffle for prizes. The popular children's parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at Orange Street and heads toward the pier. The parade stars Surf City Santa Claus and his wife, Mrs. Claus; Dave Sullivan, the Mayor of Huntington Beach; Miss Huntington Beach and her court; cars from the Southern California Woodie Club; local Brownie, Cub Scout and Camp Fire Troops; Polynesian dancers; and a group of Bernese Mountain dogs specially tricked out for the holidays. "Light a Light of Love," the pier lighting ceremony, is kicked off at 4:45 p.m. by the popular local band the Slaw Dawgs, who will perform live at Pier Plaza, followed by the professional children's performing arts company, the Orange County Song and Dance Company. At 6 p.m., the pier, decorated with illuminated snowflakes, will light up to the delight of the 3,000 visitors expected to attend. The snowflakes are sponsored by local merchants and other businesses, with all proceeds benefiting the CSP Huntington Beach Youth Shelter. Call: 714-960-9276

December 3, 2006 Pete's Bottomless Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch entertainment includes live band or duo - Pete's Sunset Grille. Time:10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations: (714) 845-4775. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, Location: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA

December 3, 2006 Nutcracker Ballet - Nutcracker Ballet - Ballet Etudes production of “The Nutcracker.” Ballet Etudes is a nonprofit youth ballet company extending performing opportunities to pre-professional ballet students while introducing the art of ballet to young audience members. Huntington Beach High School Auditorium. Call: (714) 847-6657.

December 3, 2006 Art Exhibit - MANufactured is a contemporary art exhibit featuring Cathy Breslaw, Amy Caterina, Maureen Shields and Tomoko Suzuki. Plastic, fiber and fabric are manufactured products that make for interesting creations when a group of creative artists paint and sculpt. Location: Huntington Beach Art Center. Cost: Free. Location: 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648 Call: (714) 374-1650.

December 3, 2006 Karaoke - Bring your great singing voice. Many great talents have appeared at this karaoke event. 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 3, 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 3, 2004 Newland House Holiday on the Hill - Newland House will be decorated in holiday splendor. The historic Newland House features a museum and docent led tours from local historians who provide information about the two-story Victorian home built in 1898. Location: Newland Center at Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach CA 92648. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: $2; $1 child. Call: (714) 962-5777. Photos

December 3, 2006 Golden West College Swap Meet in the Golden West College parking lot includes New & Used Items, Fresh Produce, Records, Music Memorabilia, Antiques & Collectibles and much more! Cost: Free Parking and Free Admission. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call: (714) 898-7927 for 24-hour information. Location: 15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach, California 92647.

December 3, 2006 Nativity Play hosted by the Old World Village Churchin front of the Church on the Village Streets at 4 p.m. Lantern Parade to follow the Nativity Play. Kids Make & Decorate their own Lantern and stroll the Village Streets in Old World Traditional Lantern Parade with a contest to follow. All Parade participants will receive Complimentary Hot Coco & Cookies compliments of the Euro Market, Bakery & Deli. Call 714 895-8020 for parade info. Location: 7561 Center Avenue #49, Huntington Beach, California. Doors open around 6 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Phone: 714-647-7107

December 3, 2006 Band - New Breed & DJ Shy 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 3, 2006 Band - Helicopter 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 3, 2006 Football - NFL 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 3, 2006 Live Music - Say When Duo. Pete Mallory's at the Hyatt hotel is all about live entertainment! Say When at Pete Mallory Sunset Grille Sunday Bottomless Bloody Mary Brunch is a Surf City favorite. Join Pete and his crew every Sunday for Pete's Bottomless Bloody Mary Brunch! Pete features a coastal fusion of all you can eat grub along with all you can drink Bloody Mary's that YOU build at your own table. Live entertainment by "Say When" sets the mood for kicking back, drinking, eating and enjoying the ocean view! JUST GO BOTTOMLESS! Pete has put together all of his favorite recipes from his many surf destinations, that have included (but may not be served when you go, call to obtain the current menu) Peel n' Eat Shrimp, Bay Scallop Ceviche, Beer Can Chicken, Omelet and Waffle stations, Lots of Great Desserts, Famous Bottomless Bloody Mary's, Live Beach Band. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Call: (714) 845-4775. Photos

December 3, 2006 Band - Newland - one of o.c.s finest performs at 9 p.m. Gallaghers Pub & Grill. 21 and older, valid ID required. Gallagher's Pub, 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA Call: (714) 536.2422. Photos

December 3, 2006 Huntington Beach Movie Showings at Three Movie Theaters

Charter Centre 5 Huntington Beach, 7822 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Call: 714-841-0770.

Flags of Our Fathers
Rated (R) • 2 hrs. 12 min.
(1:00), (4:00), 7:00, 9:55

The Guardian
Rated (PG-13) • 2 hrs. 15 min.

Little Miss Sunshine
Rated (R) • 1 hr. 40 min.
(12:20), (2:45), 7:30

Marie Antoinette
Rated (PG-13) • 1 hr. 58 min.
(12:15), (2:40), 8:15

Open Season
Rated (PG) • 1 hr. 40 min.
(12:30), (2:30), (4:45), 6:50

The Prestige
Rated (PG-13) • 2 hrs. 15 min.
(1:15), (4:15), 7:15, 10:00

Running With Scissors
Rated (R) • 2 hrs. 2 min.
(5:00), 9:45

Rated (R) • 1 hr. 47 min.

Century 20 Huntington Beach at Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647(714) 895-3456. Bargain Shows M - F Until 6pm; General Admission Sunday after 2 pm, Monday -Thursday after 6 pm, Saturday 2 pm to 6 pm; General Weekend Friday - Saturday after 6 pm. Photo
Rated (R) • 2 hrs. 22 min.
12:35, 3:45, 7:00, 10:15

Rated (R) • 2 hrs.
11:45 AM, 2:20, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Ka
Rated (R) • 1 hr. 24 min.
12:25, 2:30, 4:45, 7:05, 9:10

Casino Royale
Rated (PG-13) • 2 hrs. 24 min.
11:25 AM, 12:45, 1:35, 2:40, 4:00, 4:55, 5:55, 7:10, 8:20, 9:20, 10:30

Deck the Halls
Rated (PG) • 1 hr. 35 min.
12:15, 2:45, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05

Deja Vu
Rated (PG-13) • 2 hrs. 8 min.
11:40 AM, 1:00, 2:35, 4:05, 5:35, 7:00, 8:30, 10:00

Flushed Away
Rated (PG) • 1 hr. 26 min.
11:15 AM, 1:25, 3:35, 5:45, 7:55, 10:10

For Your Consideration
Rated (PG-13) • 1 hr. 26 min.
7:05, 9:25

The Fountain
Rated (PG-13) • 1 hr. 36 min.
11:50 AM, 2:15, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45

Happy Feet
Rated (PG) • 1 hr. 48 min.
11:15 AM, 11:55 AM, 1:05, 1:50, 2:35, 3:40, 4:20, 5:10, 6:15, 7:50, 8:50, 10:20

National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj
Rated (R) • 1 hr. 38 min.
12:20, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:10

The Nativity Story
Rated (PG) • 1 hr. 40 min.
11:30 AM, 2:00, 4:25, 6:55, 9:30

The Queen
Rated (PG-13) • 1 hr. 37 min.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Rated (G) • 1 hr. 38 min.
11:50 AM, 2:25, 5:00, 7:30

Stranger Than Fiction
Rated (PG-13) • 1 hr. 45 min.
11:20 AM, 1:55, 4:30, 7:20, 10:05

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
Rated (R) • 1 hr. 40 min.
12:00, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:50

Turistas Go Home
Rated (R) • 1 hr. 32 min.
12:30, 3:00, 5:25, 8:00, 10:20

Pierside Surf City 6 Cinemas - Location: 300 Pacific Coast Highway, #203, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Call: (714) 969-3151.

Casino Royale
Rated (PG-13) • 2 hrs. 24 min.
(11:45 AM), (3:30), 6:45, 9:55

Deja Vu
Rated (PG-13) • 2 hrs. 8 min.
(11:05 AM), (1:45), (4:30), 7:15, 10:05

Happy Feet
Rated (PG) • 1 hr. 48 min.
(11:00 AM), (1:40), (4:20), 7:00, 9:45

National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj
Rated (R) • 1 hr. 38 min.
(11:45 AM), (2:20), (4:55), 7:40, 10:15

The Nativity Story
Rated (PG) • 1 hr. 40 min.
(11:20 AM), (2:00), (4:35), 7:10, 9:50


COSTA MESA - George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” - There’s really no better way to get a “Handel” on the holiday season than with Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale and four world-class vocalists when they come together to perform one of the grandest oratorios of all—George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” Trumpets, timpani in the uplifting "Hallelujah" chorus of this holiday masterpiece at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with guest conductor Julian Wachner will bring joy to your season. Sopranos Sandra Piques Eddy and Angela Turner Wilson, tenor Alan Bennett and baritone Matthew Burns are featured. Time: 3 p.m. Location: 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. Tickets are $22-$150. For more information or to purchase tickets (hurry, this is almost sold out!), call the Symphony ticket office at (714) 755-5799, or visit

DANA POINT - Boat rides with Santa at Holiday in the Harbor - Come aboard the “Sum Fun” for a twenty-minute Harbor cruise with Santa and his helpers. Santa will listens to Christmas wishes as you cruise the Harbor. The El Camino Real Junior Woman’s Club will be on hand to take your photo for a $1 donation. What a unique and fun way for kids of all ages to visit with Santa, dress warm. Location: East end of Dana Point Harbor at Dana Wharf Sportfishing docks, 34675 Golden Lantern, between the Jolly Roger and the Wind & Sea. Boats donated by Dana Wharf Sportfishing. Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Dana Wharf Sportfishing Docks.

LAGUNA BEACH - Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy - Enchanted winter wonderland of the 16th annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art Festival features over 175 artists and creators with original, handcrafted gift items that include: hand blown glass, ceramics, clothing, ornaments, jewelry, painting, sculpture and so much more. Admission includes complimentary art project for all ages, a real snow play field, holiday entertainment, 3 outdoor cafés, artist demonstrations including glass blowing and daily visits with Santa! Hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends only. Admission $5.75 Adult one-day; $4.75/ 65 yrs & up; $3/ 6-12 yrs; Free Age 5 yrs & younger; $9.00 Season Pass unlimited admission. Call 949.497.0514 Directions: In downtown Laguna Beach at Main Beach, make a right onto Broadway. In two blocks Broadway becomes Laguna Canyon Road. The Sawdust is on your right.

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