Aliso Viejo, Calif. -- The Laguna Niguel Stake hosted its third annual free community event, A Christmas Chalk Walk, on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16 and 17) evenings.
Over 150 various artists participated in the event who ranged from young children to professionals that flew in from as far as Mexico and Canada. Artists began creating their masterpieces on Thursday and Friday while battling the rain. The skies cleared and the heavens opened Friday afternoon in time for the open house.
The parking lot was full of Christmas magic as visitors meandered through the colorful displays of holiday whimsy. Guests were treated with hot chocolate to warm their spirits, fresh cinnamon rolls and pizza to please their bellies and festive music to delight their ears as they enjoyed the sights.
A live nativity was presented to the patrons of the event as young men and women from the Laguna Niguel Stake portrayed the spectacular event of the coming of Jesus Christ.
Event organizer and director of activities for the Laguna Niguel Stake, Kristen Kamerman remarked, "The artists have such a passion for doing this and find joy in sharing their talent. "
Kamerman was supported by her "Dream Team" who helped with donations (Big Air, Nothing Bundt Cake, JimBoy's Tacos, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Sapphire Restaurant) volunteers, baking, cleaning, musicians, nativity cast and so much more to make A Christmas Chalk Walk a memorable tradition.