Holiday Happenings: Crafts, Carols Deck the Halls



 Participants in previous Messy Church activities.
Participants in previous Messy Church activities.

After shopping and toys, the public is invited to find comfort and joys during Messy Church on Sunday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m., to an evening of crafts and activities related to the Christmas story at the Methodist Church,

A light supper will be served following the service at 21632 Wesley Dr.

Participants in previous Messy Church activities.




Chasing Away Holiday Blues

For those in need of healing at the holidays due to a loss ranging from a relationship to a dream, Laguna Presbyterian Church opens its doors for a “Blue Christmas” service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

Come by yourself or invite a friend.


Congressman to Light Menorah

The public is invited to celebrate the Festival of Lights at a public menorah lighting ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 in Newport Beach’s Fashion Island Atrium Garden Court. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher will throw the switch.


Holy Night Celebrated Early 

A creche festival with hundreds of nativity scenes on display along with live music and refreshments is to take

Participants in last year’s second crèche festival.
Participants in last year’s second crèche festival.

place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 682 Park Ave.


Church Flows With Christmas Cheer

Laguna Presbyterian Church will be spreading Christmas cheer again during Hospitality Night in downtown Laguna Beach, 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, 415 Forest Ave.

Come for coffee, cider, and holiday cookies and join the rose garden Christmas carol sing-a-long. The Children’s ministry presents a   “Living Nativity” in Tankersley Hall, and an art exhibit will be displayed in the youth center. The sanctuary will be open for quiet reflection.

Opportunities to support church ministries such as Heifer International, World Vision and the MOM’s Group childcare program will be available through gifting and the sale of food and beverage items, including the famous La Playa tamales.  Laguna Presbyterian Church is located at at the corner of Second Street.

Lighten Up Kindling Chanukah Comedy

Lighten Up!, Chabad of Laguna Beach’s annual Chanukah comedy night, will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., featuring comedian Mike Preminger, and local singer-songwriter Jason Feddy, at 30804 S. Coast Highway.

The evening will begin with a menorah kindling ceremony honoring friends and supporters of Chabad, and a buffet and wine. Cost is $36 per person. RSVP online at , or call (949) 499–0770.



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