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Huntington Harbour Boutique of Lights Crafts Fair Fundraiser Event

huntington harbour boat tour
Huntington Harbour Philharmonic volunteers
Pictured are participants and volunteer from Huntington Harbour Philharmonic


Huntington Beach, Calif. - Boutique of Lights is the annual crafts fundraising event for the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic annual effort to raise money for music programs in the educational system and schools to benefit children.


This event includes over 20 unique artisan and crafters selling their wares just in time for the Christmas holiday shopping. 


What better gift than something truly handmade, that supports a cause? Original art, jewelry, gift items, ornaments and other crafts and collectibles are sold at this event (usually lasts two to three days). 


The reincarnation of an earlier effort, an art fair that was once held at Huntington Harbour Mall during the holiday season, this Boutique of Lights has expanded its offerings to the public, taking advantage of the wide array of talents that abound in Huntington Beach and Huntington Harbour.


One of the most exclusive and active associations in a mostly non-gated residential community set along the waterways and five manmade islands of Huntington Harbour, the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic has tirelessly volunteered for over 40 years to held bring enhanced education opportunities to youth as the school system has removed many costly programs that include teaching music.


While the average income of residents in Huntington Beach is high, like any Southern California city, there are many who cannot afford a musical instrument or private lessons. Huntington Harbour Philharmonic has stepped in to help fill the gap between funding of programs and opportunities for youth.  They can't do it all, but their efforts to help are the most significant private source of funding for music in Huntington Beach and locally.


In addition to the crafts fair, Huntington Harbour Philharmonic sponsors an annual lighted boat parade and boat tour for the public to attend. The public can purchase tickets to ride in yachts (donated for the event by local owners), and see a narrated 45-minute tour of the lighted waterways and channels of Huntington Harbour before Christmas. In addition, a house decorating contest is held. Open to the Habour residents, plaques are awarded and placed in front of the winning exterior decor that is honored.