Plenty planned in Trinidad for the holidays – Eureka Times-Standard

The Trinidad community will come together on Saturday and on Dec. 12 to celebrate the holiday season. The public is welcome to join in the festivities.
Local businesses are sponsoring a Christmas boutique —organized by the Trinidad Civic Club as a benefit for the Memorial Lighthouse Project — on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On sale will be jewelry and lighthouse memorabilia, as well as gift and decorating items.
The 150th anniversary of the Trinidad Head Lighthouse, 1871-1921, is also being celebrated on Saturday with walks from Memorial Lighthouse to Head Lighthouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and living history performances from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bureau of Land Management and its California Coastal National Monument partners, including Trinidad Museum, the Trinidad Rancheria and the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, are sponsoring this special observance.
Also on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., local crafters and vendors will come together for a “Flea-Art” event — featuring flea market type items and artwork — at Trinidad Town Hall. Food will be sold from the kitchen and live music will be performed.
On Dec. 12 at 6 p.m., Santa Claus will parade through Trinidad in his rolling boat with a flotilla of lighted fishing boats, preceded by the group Bandemonium, led by Gregg Moore. Santa and his elves will briefly stop in the Murphy’s Market parking lot to hand out candy canes. Street parking along the route is recommended for viewing from the harbor to Murphy’s Market, along Edwards, Trinity and Main streets, returning along View (no parking), East, Ocean and Edwards streets.
“Santa’s Soup and Salad Supper” will follow the Santa Lighted Boat Parade, and is set to take place in Trinidad Town Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The menu includes clam chowder donated by
Seascape Restaurant, vegetable soup from Lighthouse Grill, along with bread and salad. Beverages and desserts baked by Civic Club members will be sold separately.
The Tidepool High Divers will play dance music from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 12. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. This event also benefits the Lighthouse Fund.
The Trinidad Art Gallery will stay open until 7 p.m. on Dec. 12, with a book signing from 4 to 7 p.m. by member Maureen McGarry, who wrote and illustrated the children’s book, “Louie Learns a Lesson,” a story of local migrating geese.
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