The first week of December at The Guidance Center is a magical time. Staff take on the role of Santa’s elves and transform our Long Beach headquarters into a winter wonderland for our Annual Client Holiday Party.

A fresh tree was delivered and delightfully trimmed with glittery ornaments of blue, white and silver. The walls were donned with massive powder blue snowflakes and cheerful banners that proclaimed “Happy Holidays!” No wintry detail was left out of the transformation.

Then, the day of the party arrived. Festive craft stations were prepared for cookie decorating, ornament making, and frame embellishing. Excitement – and festive music provided by the DJ – filled the air as staff took their places next to craft stations, and children and families from all our Clinics were invited in to the winter wonderland.

Santa even made a surprise visit, and sat for lots of sweet family photos. Fortunately, the rain didn’t damper the festivities, and merriment was enjoyed by all.


A big thank you to our staff, volunteers and special friends for spreading cheer to our clients this holiday season!

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