Seeking to celebrate the season but have no idea where to start? Our annual guide to all things holiday will help guide the way, regardless of where you live, work or play.
First up: the food.
For those shuddering at the thought of preparing a meal on Sunday, several top restaurants will be open for brunch and dinner, Choose from many options like a four-course champagne brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or dinner from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Las Brisas, 361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach; a three-course meal at the Californian at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, that includes entrée selections like roast turkey or an all-natural filet; and a brunch buffet with special holiday items at the Palm Terrace Restaurant in the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.
Decorate a dreidel cookie and enjoy the lighting of the "way cool surfboard menorah" at Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Beach's Hanukkah bash at 2 p.m. Sunday on Main Beach. Enjoy live Israeli music and dancing, and the see-it-to-believe-it antics of Rusty D.