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Recreation Services Program Highlights

November 2018

Updated November 1, 2018

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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

Youth Baseball/Rookie T-Ball Early Registration

Newport Harbor Holiday Lights Cruise Excursion

Holiday Events

Youth Boys and Girls Basketball League

$47 resident/$71 non-resident

All registration for youth basketball leagues for youth born between 2005 and 2013 will be held on the following days at the Cerritos Sports Complex, 19900 Bloomfield Avenue:

Residents Only:
Sat., Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 14 from 4-8 p.m.

Open Registration:
Sat., Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The non-refundable registration fee includes a team jersey, participation award, officials and Players' Medical Benefit Fund. Basketball participants will be formed into teams for league play. Children born in 2010 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.

Youth Baseball/Rookie T-Ball Early Registration

$47 resident/$71 non-resident

League begins in April. All registration for youth baseball for youth born between 2011 and 2013 will be held on the following days at the Cerritos Sports Complex, 19900 Bloomfield Avenue:

Residents Only:
Sat., Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 14 from 4-8 p.m.

Open Registration:
Sat., Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Register your child with a friend or sibling and receive 50 percent off each registration. Offer only valid at the time of registration and does not apply to previously registered participants.

The non-refundable registration fee includes a team T-shirt, participation award, officials and Player's Medical Benefit Fund. Baseball participants will be formed into teams for league play. Baseball games will be played during the months of April through June. Practices and games may not be close to a child's residence. BIRTH CERTIFICATES MUST BE PRESENTED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION IN ALL DIVISIONS. For more information, call the Sports Complex at (562) 916-8590.

Newport Holiday Lights Cruise Excursion

Get into the holiday spirit and bring the whole family to enjoy the Newport Harbor Holiday Lights Cruise. Travel on a boat through the harbor to see homes, yachts and the entire landscape transformed into a magical holiday experience. Please come dressed in layers as it does get chilly. Gloves, scarves and snug hats are also a good idea. Ages 3 and over are welcome, but children under 13 years of age must pay and be accompanied by a paying adult. The cost is $45 for Cerritos residents and $70 for non-residents. The bus will leave promptly at 4:30 p.m. and return at approximately 9:45 p.m. Waiver is 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 old on Sunday, December 9 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 14. 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 26 through Friday, December 14. E-mail Santa by watching for his link at cerritos.us.

Santa's Holiday Island – Candy Cane Lane

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! Refreshments will be available for purchase for a nominal fee. Children ages 2 to 11 who visit all the program areas on the Island will receive a special commemorative gift, while supplies last. This free event will be held on Saturday, December 8 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Heritage Park.