Holidays are fast approaching! Sorry this is a longer blast, but there is so much going on!! (and hopefully this time I didn't make any mistakes on dates/times!! I know I usually do. lol )
Want to do some early holiday shopping? This Saturday there is a holiday boutique at SeaCliff Country Club. 11am-3pm. It is hosted by Finding Something More – an organization helping to inspire women to look beyond their circumstances. They put on events designed toward personal growth and development as well as events geared toward helping charitable organizations. The boutique this Saturday is also a luncheon and there will be special vendor exhibits (get those stocking stuffers) as well as raffles and opportunity drawings. Get your tickets early and it is only $30 ($40 at the door). This is always a very nice event and for a very worthy cause. www.findingsomethingmore.com.
More holiday shopping will be following weekend at Old World Restaurant, Nov 27 from 10am-4pm. There will be up to 50 arts and crafts vendors, live music, and German food throughout the beer garden and festival hall. You are sure to find some great stocking stuffers and gifts at this one.
More for worthy causes: mark your calendar for the 14th of Dec for the Waggin' Trails Holiday Party at the Waterfront Hilton, 6-9pm. For only $35 presale ($45 at the door), you will be treated to a wide selection of fine wine, craft beer, hors d'oeuvres, desserts/chocolate & live music, raffles, silent auction. And the best part of all you can bring (if you have one) your 4 legged "fur-child" – we hope dressed in their holiday best. Valet parking will be available for $3. Come out and help support Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation and all the work they do to save the lives of dogs on "death row". Tickets and info at www.waggintrails.org. Hope to see you there!
Need more to do with your dog? You have two chances to visit Top Dog Barkery and have your pooch photos with the Surfin' Santa Paws!! Nov 27, 1pm-4pm and Dec 4, 12pm-3pm. So what does your pup want for Christmas? Let them tell Santa Paws! Top Dog is located in Pacific City on the lower level on 1st St under Equinox. While at Pacific City make sure to check out the super cute Santa set up in the middle of the lower level, complete with Santa's airstream trailer! It is set up now, but Santa will make his official arrival this weekend, and there are lots of dates you can pop in to get your photo with Santa. The schedule is at: www.gopacificcity.com/santa-photos.
Looking for some tree lighting? This weekend there will be two. The first one is Saturday night (the 19th) at Bella Terra for the Annual Tree Lighting. 6-7pm. Enjoy hot chocolate, falling snow, music & song and special surprises. The first 200 guest receive a complimentary santa hat and jingle bells!! Santa will be arriving and available for photos beginning at 7pm. Then on Sunday there is the Miracle on Main Street from 2-7pm downtown HB. Main street will be closed to cars and filled with entertainment, holiday craft vendors and free refreshments. Santa arrives at 6pm for the tree lighting at that time. And finally, the following Sunday (the 4th) is the Light a Light of Love Pier Lighting Ceremony. 3pm-7pm. This one begins with a parade down Main St from Orange to the Pier. There will also be entertainment at Pier Plaza and a Taste of Main on Main St, ending with the snowflake lighting.
Yep, plenty to do!! In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I'll make sure to get more posts out with additional holiday fun stuff to do.