It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least here in Laguna Beach. Lights are being hung, Christmas ware is displayed in stores and the wafting scent of baked goods is in the air. This is especially true at our Laguna Beach pet bakery, where we bake tasty canine confections every day in our Naked Dog Bistro kitchen.
While tourists flock to Laguna throughout the summer months, the holiday season can be a great time to visit our little village by the sea. Here’s a quick look at what’s going on this season in our area, as well as some enticing options for dog gifts available at our local dog boutique and bakery.
The Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival
Laguna has always been an artist’s colony, and the Sawdust Festival is a Laguna staple where artisans and craftspeople can display their unique items. During the holiday season, you can enjoy winter-theme art workshops, photos with Santa Claus, a petting zoo and even some falling snow. The festival is open weekends only from Nov. 19-Dec. 18.
The Surfboard Menorah
We do things a little differently in Laguna Beach and Hanukkah is no exception. In place of the traditional Menorah, a unique surfboard Menorah is displayed at Main Beach for, you guessed it, eight wonderful nights.
Holidays At The Laguna Playhouse
Laguna Playhouse is one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters on the West Coast, and this year is offering several holiday-centric performances. “A Cinderella Christmas” is a unique, fun experience for the whole family and it’s interactive. If you prefer a bit more adult options, the playhouse also will feature “The Skivvies: Best in Snow” and the holiday mystery “Sister’s Christmas Catechism.”
This fun event is just around the corner! On the first Friday of December, Laguna Beach kicks off the season with a tree lighting and a visit from Santa Claus as well as live music. Laguna Presbyterian (just a few steps from Naked Dog Bistro) will host an art market as well as offering tamales, cookies, cider and plenty of caroling. Many local businesses will be open and participating in the fun.
Holiday Boat Parades
Laguna Beach is snuggled between Newport Beach to the north and Dana Point to the south, and both have wonderful harbor boat parades each year. Dana Point’s parades will be held Dec. 8, 9 and 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Newport’s Christmas boat parades run from Dec. 13-17.
Holiday Treats From Our Pet Bakery
If you’ve been searching for a “dog bakery near me” that offers wholesome, yet delicious dog treats, our local pet bakery is the perfect option. We baked a huge selection of grain-free homemade dog treats each day in the Naked Dog Bistro kitchen including canine cookies, doggie donuts, doggie French fries (hugely popular), dog sushi and much more.
We also can provide you with holiday-themed custom dog cakes and custom dog cupcakes. We use no artificial colors or flavors and there are preservatives, it’s all “naked” and organic made with the finest possible ingredients.
You can pop into our shop to see what’s available daily, but if you do want a custom dog cake or cupcakes, simply provide us with 72 hours’ notice and we will create your custom confection. If you need a faster turnaround we can provide custom items more quickly although rush charges may apply.
Find Amazing Dog Christmas Gifts
Whether you head to Laguna for Hospitality Night, the Sawdust Festival or just to enjoy our wonderful town’s shops and restaurants, don’t forget to pop in and check out the huge assortment of dog gifts at our bakery and puppy boutique.
Our shop is stocked with cool dog collars, leashes and harnesses, as well as dog Hawaiian shirts, sweaters, grooming supplies and, best of all, a myriad of unique dog toys. These include posh Chewy Vuitton dog toys, a Fursace squeaky plush bone, Sniffany & Co. squeaky toys and much more.
If you don’t live near Laguna and we cannot serve as your handy dog bakery “near me,” some of our homemade treats can be shipped to locations throughout the United States. Our CBD dog treats are a wonderful stocking stuffer and perfect for a dog with anxiety, arthritis or perhaps a dog prone to skin issues. We make our own CBD for dogs, and this includes our treats as well as dog CBD oil. This also can be an excellent holiday gift, and we can ship this directly to your door.
Visit Our Pet Bakery
While the holidays are always a special time in Laguna and at Naked Dog Bistro, every season in Laguna Beach is just about perfect and we encourage you to visit our seaside village and pop into our pet bakery and boutique. We are located in downtown Laguna Beach at 424 Forest Avenue, right next to Lumberyard Restaurant (a dog-friendly eatery, by the way).