WEDNESDAY,DECEMBER 16, 2009
December 16, 2009 Reserve your personal Gondola Christmas Lights Cruise. Huntington Harbour lights up with themed decorations, part of a contest and fund-raiser each year to raise money. Now is the time to take a magical gondola ride at night. Gondolas depart from Peter's Landing on Pacific Coast Highway at Anderson, Huntington Beach, CA.
December 16, 2009 Library Storytime - for Ages 18 months to 3 years at 10 a.m. and ages 3 to 5 years at 11 a.m. Cost: Free. Location: Main Street Library, 525 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 375-5071. hbpl.org
December 16, 2009 Sounds of the Season. With Academy of Performing Arts and Huntington Beach High School. APA Music Department present their annual celebration of winter cheer! The Musical Theater Department, the Surf City Singers, and the CRAD rockers will be there too, playing & singing all your perennial favorites and other special surprises. If you've never been to one of these, you don't know what you're missing... so swing by Grandmother's house and come start a new Family tradition with your pals at APA! Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: General Admission $18 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors. Location: Huntington Beach High School Bell Auditorium, 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA
December 16, 2009 Art-A-Faire - Shop for hand-made one-of-a-kind jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings. Rugs in the shape of surfboards, surf themed wall decor and planter boxes, household gifts, original art and body products are usually featured by vendors selling their creations at this weekly event held at Pier Plaza next to the Huntington Beach Pier. Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street adjacent to pier and city beach 6th Street parking lot, Huntington Beach, CA.
December 16, 2009 Snowflakes light up the Huntington Beach Pier and Main Street through New Year's Day. Approximately 84 artificial snowflakes strewn with twinkling lights adorn light downtown Huntington Beach. They are a delight to see. There are 48 on the pier and 36 stretching along Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Orange Avenue. Traditionally placed along Main Street and the Huntington Beach Pier, they are truly beautiful displays of holiday spirit in Huntington Beach. Watch the twinkling lights reflect on the Pacific Ocean waters below.
December 16, 2009 Lap Swim - Adult lap swim at Huntington Beach High School. Time: 6-8 a.m. Cost: $3 payable at pool. Call (714) 960-8884. Location: 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA.
December 16, 2009 Nutcracker Ballet - Ballet Etudes annual performance for youth at Huntington Beach Central Library. Time: 4 & 7 p.m. Cost: $4 person. Pre-sell only. Call Children's Library Services, 714-375-5107. 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.
December 16, 2009 Elks Bing Wednesday Matinee - 25 total games; $15 minimum buy in, all games pay $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Early bird 11 a.m., regular at 11:30. Color monitors and computerized bingo verification enhance the experience. Food, soft drinks available for purchase; free coffee, tea and popcorn provided. Location: 7711 Talbert Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Call: (714) 848-9440. hbelks.com
December 16, 2009 Sleigh Ride with Santa at Longboard Pub. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: Unwrapped gift gains ride admission. Location: 217 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA
December 16, 2009 Surf City Comedy Club with Bob Perkell - at Octane Alley, 5874 Edinger Ave. (Springdale & Edinger), Huntington Beach , CA
More the HB local events:
JH A Refuge Christmas
12/16/2009 Wednesday 6:45p
Evangelical Free Church, Huntington Beach CA
BUENA PARK- . Holiday decor, gifts, strolling carolers and visits from Santa are included in this unique once-a-year shopping extravaganza. Hours: Open daily except Christmas. Cost (Monday through Friday): $10 adult; $5 senior; $5 age 3-11. Location: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA. knotts.com
SANTA ANA - The Science of Gingerbread. Kids' imaginations can run free as they explore gingerbread, and learn that there's science in every bite! The annual gingerbread exhibit is one of the seasonal delights, along with this year's Mexico: Festival of Toys exhibit showing popular toys in Mexican culture. Also featured are exhibits, Head to Toe, and The True Story of Bats. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9.95 - 12.95 approx. Location: Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705. discoverycube.org
A-PIER-ANCES - APPEARANCE
About this photo above:
One of the favorite vantage points for watching world class surfing, superb sunbathing, and a host of beach activities is from the Huntington Beach Pier.
As you stand and gaze out to the scenes below, you discover there are many people to watch, and many things to see and do in Huntington Beach, the capital of cool.
Vibrant, young, energetic and appealing, Huntington Beach features almost nine miles of attractive sun-filled beaches where all ages come to mingle, relax and chill out, even in December when the temperature can get as low as 65 degrees on a cool winter day.