November 25th – December 1st, 2019
It’s Thanksgiving week! Get ready for family fun, holiday cheer, and FOOD! We have a few holiday themed events this week, and a little bit of shopping too! 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
LONG BEACH TURKEY TROT
When: Thursday November 28th from 7 am – 11 am
Where: 1 Granada Ave, Long Beach
It’s that time of year again! If anyone needs me, you can find me frantically training to do the Long Beach Turkey Trot! Technically, you can walk or run and it’s very low pressure, but I like to beat my previous times. The run is scenic and it’s also very flat. Strollers are allowed as well, and they have a kid’s run if your little wants to do a race of their own. Proceeds benefit Justin Rudd‘s nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT). Check out his website to sign up or for more details!
THANKSGIVING LUNCH AT THE AQUARIUM
When: Thursday November 28th from 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Come gobble gobble with the sea otters and the entire Aquarium family. You and your family can meet over 12,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean, and savor an expanded menu of traditional Thanksgiving buffet in the Aquarium’s Café Scuba, Veranda, and Front Plaza (weather permitting). The Aquarium is open for normal operation from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The menu includes Citrus & Dijon herb Roasted Turkey, Spinach Apple Cheddar Almond Salad, Southern Style Sweet & Savory Stuffing, and more. Dessert will be Pumpkin Bread Pudding & Cookies! The cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members, Children are $42.50 members and $32.50 non-members! Visit their site to purchase tix!
ONCE A YEAR PINT CHIP SALE
When: Saturday November 30th from 12 am – 12 pm
Where: Long Beach Creamery, 4141 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach
It’s the LB Creamery’s annual sale! Pint Chips will be 20% off all day online and in our shops. Pint chips are the coolest lil’ gift. One pint chip equals one pint of ice cream at Long Beach Creamery. The gift receiver gets to taste all the ice cream flavors and select the pint they love the most. This is a great gift for Secret Santa’s, clients, teachers, stocking stuffers. Spread ice cream love this Holiday Season! Check out their website to learn more!
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY
When: Saturday November 30th from 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Downtown Long Beach, Long Beach
Support local DTLB businesses! Downtown Long Beach’s Shop Small Saturday will kick off the holiday season right! There will be a variety of activities: entertainment, crafts and themed holiday food & drinks. Attendees can pick up a map and can catch the free trolleys, which will stop at various locations in Downtown to shop and dine at all of the great businesses. There will be lots of specials going on all day and throughout the holiday season.
To help shoppers move around the Downtown, the Big Red Bus and trolley will operate two routes, both accessible at MADE by Millworks, free of charge While businesses will be open all day for shopping, the Big Red Bus and trolley will be in circulation from 12 PM-4 PM . A map of 50+ businesses participating in Shop Small Saturday will be available at neighborhood hubs and on the bus and trolley to help shoppers navigate a fun day of shopping and dining. Visit their event page for more details!
SELFIES WITH SANTA
When: Sunday December 1st at 1 pm
Where: The Pike Outlets, 95 S Pine Ave, Long Beach
Free Santa pics?! Grab the whole family and bring your phone or camera to The Pike Outlets and snag a free photo with Santa! Santa will be in the main plaza from 1-4 PM every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 – December 22! Don’t forget to grab your holiday wish list!