Saturday, Dec. 7
2-9 p.m. The city is closing down Avenida Del Mar to host three community events on one magical evening. Ring in the season with children’s activities, tree lightings, Santa, shopping and more. Santa’s Village by the Sea features Holiday Hoopla at the Community Center, Christmas at the Casa, and Puttin’ on the Glitz. City Tree Lighting event with the mayor will be held at 5:15 p.m. Festivities at the Casa from 5:30-7:30 p.m. will include cookies and hot cocoa, photos with Santa, a bell choir and a traditional choir, as well as kids’ crafts and letters to Santa. The San Clemente Community Center, 100 North Calle Seville. 949.361.8264. san-clemente.org.