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Huntington Beach Events December 2011


December 11, 2011 49th annual Huntington Harbour Boat Parade. Theme this year is Island Serenade. Thousands watch from decks, docks, little beaches to see over 50 brightly decorated boats. Presented by the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee. Enter your boat~ 714-840-7542.

Liz Shockley, performer - live performance. Location: Harvey's Steakhouse, 6060 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 842-5111

Realism to Abstraction, art reception - at Anderson Art Gallery. Enjoy meeting artists and seeing unique works of artists Bill Anderson, Raul Anguiano, Gerald Brommer, Henry Fukuhara, Howard Hitchcock, George Post, Bea Riley and Milford Zornes. Time: 1-6 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: 16812 Pacific Coast Highway (next to Captain Jack's), Sunset Beach, CA Call: (562) 592-4393.

The Perfect Gift Holiday Boutique - A holiday gift-boutique fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10-11. Location: 5702 Venturi Drive (x-street Springdale & Heil), Huntington Beach, CAl Proceeds to benefit the Creative Identity program for developmentally disabled. Call: (714) 375-4162.

Huge Blues, band - at Luggatti's, all ages OK. Located in Downtown Huntington Beach, Luggatti's is known for its casual beach atmosphere and friendly "Cheers" vibe. Serves great pizza, Italian, steaks, fish and more. Full bar and extensive wine list, plus beers on tap. Kids menu, too. Time: 3 p.m. Location: 210 5th St, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 536-3773

OC Song & Dance Company - at Bella Terra mall. Time: Noon - 3 p.m. Location: 7777 Edinger Ave. Huntington Beach, CA

Impact Dance Center - at Bella Terra mall. Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Location: 7777 Edinger Ave. Huntington Beach, CA

Pining for fresher tree? All trees are express-shipped from the grower within 48 hours of being cut. Moon Valley Nurseries is in Sunset Beach at Peter's Landing, Pacific Coast Highway near Anderson Street. Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Info:

The Nutcracker, ballet. Huntington Academy of Dance Ballet Etudes production of the Nutcracker, one of three productions in Huntington Beach. December 10, 2011 2 & 7 p.m.; December 11, 2011 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 -20 Huntington Beach High School 1905 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA (714) 847-6657

George Fryer Combo, band - at JKing Neptune. Time: 4- 8 p.m. Location: 17115 Pacific Coast Hwy,. Sunset Beach, CA. (562) 592-4878

Live entertainment - at Aloha Grill. Time: 5 - 8 p.m. Dining entertainment with Hawaiian, Reggae or Rock. Location: 221 Main Street, Huntington Beach, Calif. Call: (714)374-4427.

Art-Afaire Weekend Crafts Fair at Pier Plaza. Vendors sell unique hand-made gifts at Pier Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway and Main, Huntington Beach, CA. Time: Noon till dark.

International Celebration of the First Nativity, Play & Lantern Parade - 10th Annual celebration includes Music and Dance from around the World in this fundraiser for Grandma's House of Hope Shelter for Women and Children. Bring non-perishable food donations at Old World Village. Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Location: 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. or

Calvary's Christmas Musical - invite family, friends and neighbors to see this wonderful story about the gift of hope. Admission: Free. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 8281 Garfield Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 962-6860.‎

Dachshund Races -at Old World Huntington Beach. Enter your dachshund into the race or simply watch & enjoy the fun. Doggy Friendly Patio Winter Wiener Wonderland makes it easy for the entrants and their wieners. Time: 3 - 6 p.m. Cost: $2 to watch. Location: Old World Village (German Restaurant,) 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call Inge: (714) 898-5111.

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. Tickets

Christmas Concert - The annual Christmas outreach concert will be held at 4 p.m. followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend! Redeemer Lutheran Church, 16351 Springdale St., Huntington Beach, CA . Call: (714) 846-6330.

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