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Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights Boat Home Tour Santa Plays Guitar


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Santa plays guitar in the Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights home decorating contest held each Christmas in Huntington Beach, Calif.

This is not rocket science, in Huntington Beach where Boeing Company builds the space station. This

is pure rock, as in Santa playing a guitar in his flip flop sandals and Hawaiian shirt.

The scenes are all too familiar for beach people accustomed to the island lifetstyle and Hawaiian influence that reaches the shores of mainland USA in sunny, Southern California. Each year one of the larger (extended run) Christmas events, the Cruise of Lights, creates new themes surrounding music and lifestyle, and it also creates new challenges for creative types who seek to entertain the public with their lighted home displays.

The Santa in the picture above is delightfully tropical, colorful and fun for the holiday crowds that pass by several times nightly on Cruise of Lights boats to look at the houses and mansions. For a fee of less than $15, guests are taking into a fantasy waterworld of lights and reflections. The cruise breezes down the main channels of Huntington Harbour for a narrated tour of the home decor and notes of interest.

Tropical themes are some of the most popular as guests typically snuggle up on a 55-degree night and cruise around the channels of several manmade islands that comprise Huntington Harbour. Proceeds from ticket sales to the event benefit youth programs.