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Recreation Services Program Highlights

November 2017

Updated November 2, 2017

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Following is a listing of certain upcoming Recreation Services Division programs and activities. Many of the activities require advance registration and participation numbers are limited. Cerritos residents receive priority in registration. To find out about registration dates and procedures, please call the Recreation Services Division Office at (562) 916-1254.

Youth Boys and Girls Basketball League

Boat Tour of Lights in Huntington Harbor Excursion

Holiday Events

Youth Boys and Girls Basketball League

$47 resident/$71 non-resident

All registration for youth basketball leagues for youth born between 2004 and 2012 will be held on the following days at the Cerritos Sports Complex, 19900 Bloomfield Avenue:

Residents Only:
Sat., Nov. 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 15 from 4-8 p.m.

Open Registration:
Sat., Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The non-refundable registration fee includes a team jersey, participation award, and Officials and Players' Medical Benefit Fund. Basketball participants will be formed into teams for league play. Children born in 2009 or before will be placed on teams according to their age and ability. Basketball games will be played during the months of January through March. Practices and games will be held at various locations throughout the City. BIRTH CERTIFICATES MUST BE PRESENTED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION IN ALL DIVISIONS. For more information, call the Sports Complex at (562) 916-8590.

Boat Tour of Lights in Huntington Harbor Excursion

Get into the holiday spirit and bring the whole family to enjoy the 55th annual cruise of lights in Huntington Harbor. See the sparkling lights and animated displays of waterfront homes and boats moored along the channels of Huntington Harbor. Please come dressed in layers as the cruise does get chilly. Age 3 and over welcome, but children under 12 must pay and be accompanied by a paying adult. The cost is $39 for Cerritos residents and $59 for non-residents. The bus will leave promptly at 6 p.m. and return at approximately 9:30 p.m. Waiver required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time to complete required paperwork. Registration for this excursion is non-transferable. No refunds will be given unless this trip is cancelled by the city.

Holiday Events

Little Elves Workshop
Participants will be busy little elves playing holiday games, making a simple gift and singing holiday songs! This is the perfect opportunity for parents to run some holiday errands while kids get in the holiday spirit. A light snack will be provided. The workshop will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. for children ages 4 to 8 years on Sunday, December 10 at Cerritos Park East. Cost is $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Parents are required to sign children in and out of the class.

Letters to Santa
Santa has asked the Recreation Services Division to set up a special post office box to receive letters from Cerritos boys and girls who wish to write to him. Letters will be forwarded to the North Pole. Letters must be received by the Recreation Services Division on or before Friday, December 15. Letters should be addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole, P.O. Box 3130, Cerritos, CA 90703. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive a response.

E-mail to Santa
Surf onto the City of Cerritos Homepage and e-mail a greeting to Santa! A special e-mail address has been set-up by the City so children up to age 11 can send their holiday wishes electronically. Santa is very busy this time of year so the site will only be open Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 15. E-mail Santa by watching for his link on the Cerritos HomePage at

Santa's Holiday Island – Elves in Training
Families are invited to enjoy some holiday cheer by visiting Santa Claus at the Heritage Park Play Island! Enjoy crafts, music, games and more. Don't forget to bring a camera! Families are encouraged to bring two (2) canned goods or a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to local food charities and holiday gift programs such as Toys for Tots®. This free event will be held on Saturday, December 9 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Heritage Park.