November 18th – November 24th, 2019
The holidays season is approaching! And the weather is finally cooling down! This week we put in some fun holiday events, along with art, shopping, and even fishing! Don’t forget to check back each week for that week’s top 5 events, brought to you by Long Beach Home + Living and ExploreLongBeach !
ASPIRING ARTIST CREATIVE STUDIO
Wednesday November 20th from 11 am – 12 pm
Ready to get artsy?! The Aspiring Artists Creative Studio class is an opportunity for kids to express their creative side through art-based activities. Each class will follow a theme and include a brief circle time with a variety of activities that follow the process of art while teaching the children the process along the way. This class is suggested for children ages 3 years and up. If you’d like to enjoy Open Play before or after your class, be sure to include the Add-On below. Parents must remain on-site for the duration of the class. You can click the link below to purchase tickets!
HOLIDAY KICKOFF AT THE PIKE OUTLETS
Thursday November 21st from 6 pm – 9 pm
This is one of my favorite holiday events!! Head to The Pike Outlets on November 21 from 6pm-9pm for their annual holiday kickoff. They’ll kickoff the holiday season with festive entertainment in the Main Plaza, all leading up to Santa’s grand arrival & tree lighting ceremony! Performances by MyArt, Sugarplums A Cappella Group, LA Crush Holiday Cover Band and magic show! Santa will be in attendance to light the tree and start our holiday season off right! Plus, FREE meet & greets with SANTA, Hot Chocolate Bar, Cookie Decorating & more festive fun! Check out their website for more info and don’t forget to follow their social channels for more upcoming events! They have some really great ones during the holidays!
FREE YOUTH FISHING DERBY
Saturday November 23rd from 8 am – 1:30 pm
Head over to El Dorado on Saturday for a free children’s fishing derby. Fishing poles and tackle to catch fish will be provided to kids ages 15 years and under for free. Anyone over age 16 is required to have a California State Fishing License.
Registration – 8 am.
Fishing Derby -9 am.
Raffle – 1 pm.
For more information, please call El Dorado Regional Park at (562) 570-1771 or check out their event page below!
SHOP SMALL SATURDAYS: FALL MARKET SERIES
Saturday November 23rd from 2 pm – 6 pm
The holiday season is upon us! Steelcraft is hosting #ShopSmall EVERY Saturday: Fall Market Series! For the 6 weeks leading up to #SmallBusinessSaturday on 11/30, enjoy a side of holiday shopping 2-6pm from local makers with your coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, wine or dessert. This event will be taking place at the Long Beach location, as well at the Bellflower and Garden Grove locations. Visit their event page to find out more!
4TH SUNDAY BEACH CLEANUP
Sunday November 24th from 10 am – 11 am
This Sunday is the 4th Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for the Alamitos Beach Cleanup! Families, groups, and individuals of all ages welcome! Meet on the sand near the Alamitos Beach parking lot. Enter on Beach Access Road, off of Shoreline Drive & Ocean Blvd/Alamitos Ave. Look for their table and shade tent at the southeast end of the parking lot. For directions enter “Alamitos Beach Cleanup” into google maps, which will lead you to the parking lot.
They offer *free parking codes*, valid for the duration of the cleanup at the Alamitos Beach parking lot. Be sure to enter the unique parking code (provided each month via social media or email) into the kiosk, print your ticket, and display it on your dashboard. Sign in at their table when you arrive and they will provide bags and gloves for the cleanup. Volunteer credit slips are available for students, and will be given at the end of the hour. Want to be an environmental superstar?! Bring your own reusable gloves and a bucket or reusable bag to collect trash. Check out their event page for more details!