LONG BEACH TROLLEY HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOURS
When: Daily, Tuesday December 10th – December 30th
Where: Legends Long Beach, 5236 E 2nd Street, Long Beach
Check out the holiday lights from the comfort of the Long Beach trolley! This magical experience includes hot cocoa and a sugar cookie, a souvenir Santa hat and candy cane, light narration, and holiday music which you are welcome to sing along with! You’ll also receive a $5 off $20 coupon for Legends after the tour! They currently have deals on Groupon and kids under 2 are always free on an adult’s lap. Visit their website for more details!
CHRISTMAS AT RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS
When: Thursday December 12th from 3:30 – 5 pm
Where: Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach
Join Rancho Los Alamitos for a special holiday music program for families with children ages 3-8 years old, adapted from the book “Christmas Eve at Rancho Los Alamitos” by Katharine Bixby Hotchkis. This fun, interactive children’s concert explores the musical concepts of Melody, Tempo, Dynamics, and Rhythm, as well as telling stories about family holiday traditions from the last century.
The musical program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by light refreshments, children’s craft activities in the barnyard, and tours of the decorated Ranch House. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Parking lot opens at 3:00 p.m.
Must purchase tickets in advance: Head to their website to reserve yours!
Visit their event page to learn more!
ROSSMOOR WINTER FESTIVAL
When: Friday December 13th from 6 – 10 pm
Where: 3001 Blume Dr, Los Alamitos
This Saturday is the 5th Annual Rossmoor Winter Festival in Rossmoor, California!! There will be real snow, a tree lighting ceremony, your favorite food trucks, pony rides, a beer garden, games, vendors, arts and craft, Santa, live music, holiday characters, and more! Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gourmet Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Pony Rides, Games, Vendors, Arts and Crafts, Santa Claus, Holiday Characters, Live Music and Entertainment. Check out their site for more details on this awesome event!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
When: Saturday December 14th from 9 am – 12pm
Where: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach
Come aboard the Queen Mary to enjoy breakfast with Santa himself and hear him read a Christmas story! Pajamas are welcome! This event brings families together to celebrate the holiday season in a fun and welcoming environment. Participants enjoy a warm breakfast, the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa! Santa’s Breakfast Buffet will feature buttermilk pancakes, fluffy scrambled eggs, crisp bacon strips, and so much more! Head over to their site to buy tix and don’t forget to follow their social pages to be the first to learn about more fun Queen Mary events!
2ND ANNUAL LONG BEACH PAROL LANTERN FESTIVAL
When: Saturday December 14th from 5 – 10 pm
Where: Historic Pine Avenue sign, 430 Pine Ave, Long Beach
Head over to Pine Ave to celebrate some Christmas traditions from the Philippines! Experience Filipino food, music, culture, and more at this year’s Parol Lantern Fest for the second year running! Visit their website to learn more and check out pics and vids from last year’s Parol Fest!