The holiday season is in full swing here in Laguna Beach, and the atmosphere is becoming steeped in holiday spirit. Thanksgiving is just around the corner – which means that it’s time to amp up your efforts to scout out the perfect gifts for friends and family this year. If you like to give gifts that have a personal touch, there are some events happening around town that give you the opportunity to browse handmade goods made by local artisans. Not only will you likely score something unique to show your love, you’ll have a fun day out, too!
Holiday Glitz & Glam Trunk Show
On November 29th from 12pm – 5pm, RWorld Designs will be hosting a Holiday Glitz & Glam Jewelry and Gift Trunk Show. Get into the spirit of the season by sipping champagne cocktails and listening to some great holiday tunes while shopping for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists. You’ll have the opportunity to order custom-made jewelry for loved ones – or even for yourself, if you have an upcoming holiday event where you want to feel special. The hosts will be providing complimentary gift wrapping, and there will even be a raffle to win great merchandise. The Trunk Show will take place at RWorld Surf and Skate in the front courtyard at 305 North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. For more information please visit http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Jewelry-Gift-Trunk-Show/8239/.
Sawdust Art and Craft Festival Winter Fantasy
One of Laguna Beach’s most cherished summer art festivals is now opening its doors for a winter fantasy event! For five weekends from November 22nd through December 21st, the festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland! 175 artists will be creating, displaying and selling their original creations during this fantastic event, and it is sure to offer the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California. Whether you’re shopping for clothing, fused and blown glass, woodwork, ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles, or painting, you’re sure to find just the right gift!
In addition to the wonderful art on display, there will also be live entertainment, art classes and demonstrations, a petting zoo, outdoor cafes, and even the big man himself – Santa Claus! Food and refreshments that will be available for purchase include:
- Deb’s Deli – sandwiches, salads, smoothies and more
- Espresso on the Go – coffee, pastries and bagels
- Fran’s Popcorn – kettle corn, candies and Dippin’ Dots
- Sawdust Saloon – draft beer, wine and cocktails
- Sweet Shop – Crepes, salads and fried delights
- Tacos Durrell – All your Mexican favorites – including their original meatball taco!
- Thasos Greek Island Grille – Greek treats including baklava
The Winter Fantasy will be taking place from 10am to 6pm on weekends. Ticket prices are:
- Adults – $7
- Seniors (65+) – $6
- Children (6-12) – $4
- Children 5 and under FREE
- Season Pass – $10
For more information about the Sawdust Art and Craft Festival Winter Fantasy and to purchase tickets online please visit http://sawdustartfestival.org/winter-fantasy-2/. It’s sure to be a fun day out for the whole family – and you’ll get lots of your holiday shopping accomplished as well! What could be better?