December 14, 2011
  • DEC. 15 TILL FRIDAY DEC. 23: The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee presents the 49th annual Cruise of Lights, a 45-minute narrated boat tour through the harbour with lighted boats, decks, docks and homes. Cruises depart every day at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for children ages 2 through 12. Adult tickets are $15 on Dec. 19. For more information, call (714) 840-7542 or visit
DEC. 15 TILL FRIDAY DEC. 23: The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic… (MARK DUSTIN, HB…)


Vocal Concert

The Fountain Valley High School Vocal Music Program presents its annual "Home for the Holidays" concert at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday, and tickets are $8 presale, $9 at the door. For more information, visit


Holiday Ice Rink

The Strand hosts its annual Holiday Ice Rink at 155 Fifth St., Huntington Beach. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, with the following exceptions: 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and closed Dec. 25. Skate rental is $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. A grand opening celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday with the Cirque du Soleil truck, pet photos with Santa, free hot chocolate and more. For more information, (714) 465-4528.



Book Signing

Huntington Beach resident Crystal Singleton signs her children's book "Princess of Pilayzha" at Corner Bakery Café, 18315 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. The signing lasts from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (714) 861-4092.


'The Nutcracker'

Coast City Ballet presents the Tchaikovsky classic at the Huntington Beach High School theater, 1905 Main St. Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and children younger than 12. For more information, call (714) 963-9771 or visit

TILL Saturday

Holiday Book Sale

The Main Street Branch Library hosts its annual holiday sale of books, movies and CDs at 525 Main St., Huntington Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Items are at half price through Saturday. For more information, call (714) 375-5071.



OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, hosts a pastels and drawings exhibit by artist Scott Valenzuela. Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and also by appointment. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.


Downtown Art Walk

The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District hosts its monthly Downtown Art Walk around Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The show focuses on jewelry artists and lasts from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 536-8300 or visit


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