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Celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year in Long Beach with a plethora of fun events all month long!
A Ranch Christmas - December 12-14
Take a tour of the historic Ranch House decorated in 1930s holiday style, and visit the ranch animals in
the barnyard. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and holiday music under the eaves of the horse barn.
Breakfast with Santa – December 8
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast, and meet Santa himself! Every child can write and mail a letter to Santa, as well. There will be music, games, crafts, activities, and more!
Bixby Knolls Holiday Party - December 13
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association cordially invites you to its annual Bixby Knolls Holiday Party on the 13th of December at 7pm in the evening. Kids 10 and under are free.
Retro Row Open House
With holiday sweaters and vintage ornaments on their shelves, the more than 50 vintage-themed businesses along Fourth Street’s Retro Row are ready for their street-wide holiday celebration.
Rose Park Tree Lighting – December 13
The Annual Tree Lighting in Rose Park is sponsored by RPNA for all who want to take a moment and celebrate the holiday in our park. There will be caroling and the park will be lit with luminaria.
A Baroque Christmas - December 8-9
A holiday favorite, Martin Haselböck and Musica Angelica ring in the holiday season with trumpets, oboes, strings, voices, and more! The performance kicks off with Corelli’s joyful Christmas Concerto, famed for its pastoral character.
David Benoit's Charlie Brown Christmas at the Carpenter Center - December 15
Get your entire family into the spirit of the season with a Carpenter Center holiday tradition of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes and more—starring jazz pianist David Benoit!
Naples Holiday Boat Parade - December 8
The Holiday Boat Parade is a dazzling spectacle, ablaze with colorful lights, and holiday displays that cruise Naples Island. One of Long Beach’s oldest holiday events, the parade is celebrating over 70 years as a local tradition.
Aquarium Holidays at the Aquarium of the Pacific - December 1 - 23
Throughout December families can enjoy a special holiday menu in the Aquarium’s Café Scuba, along with special seasonal features like the Great Hall's own snow fall, the gingerbread houses on display, and the various characters of the Aquarium in their holiday costumes.
Long Beach Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" - December 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Southern California's favorite Nutcracker returns to the Terrace Theater for seven performances this December. Long Beach Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" boasts dazzling special effects, grand-scale scenery, and radiant dancing. This holiday favorite is presented with a professional live symphony orchestra and children's choir.
Queen Mary Christmas - all December long
New traditions meet old-fashioned Christmas cheer on the legendary Queen Mary. Experience lights by the thousands, and carolers by the dozen. There'll also be a meet and greet with St. Nick, and an outdoor skating rink on the top of the Sports Deck, as well as more holiday fun.
Christmas Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner at Chianina - December 24
Our Christmas Eve prix-fixe menu will make your mouth water. We invite you to celebrate Christmas Eve at Chianina Steakhouse. We’re featuring a decadent prix-fixe menu. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now and join us for this very special, intimate dining experience on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner at Michael's on Naples Ristorante - December 24
Join us on December 24th for our annual Christmas Eve prix-fixe dinner. This year, Chef Eric Samaniego will be preparing an elegant full-course dinner. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now and join us for this very special, intimate dining experience on Christmas Eve.
Christmas at Cafe Sevilla - December 24 & 25
This Christmas, gather your family and friends to indulge in Sevilla’s special holiday menus, live entertainment and festive decor. Join us on Christmas Eve where we will be serving our regular dinner menu. On Christmas Day, we will be featuring a special holiday meal and our regular dinner menu.
New Year's Eve Dinner at the Attic on Broadway - December 31
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Attic! Enjoy a special dinner menu and cocktails! Make your reservations now!
New Year's Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner at Chianina - December 31
We invite you to celebrate New Year's Eve at Chianina Steakhouse. We’re featuring a decadent prix-fixe menu. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now and join us for this very special, intimate dining experience.
21+ New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise with Harbor Breeze - December 31
While cruising through the beautiful Long Beach Harbor, enjoy an open bar, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a firework show on our exclusive VIP yacht. This will be the BEST party in Long Beach Harbor and will be a sold-out event. Get your tickets early! This event is for ages 21 and over.
New Year's Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner at Michael's on Naples Ristorante - December 31
Join us on December 31st for our New Year's Eve dinner and champagne toast! Chef Eric Samaniego will be preparing a celebratory full-course dinner. We wish you a happy, healthy, rewarding holiday season and joyous new year ahead. We are grateful to you—Thank you for allowing us to serve you. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now and join us for this very exciting dining experience on New Year’s Eve.
New Year's Eve Presented by Night Dive - December 31
Ring in 2019 with the third annual New Year’s Eve at the Aquarium of the Pacific. It will be a night to remember, with live bands playing in the Great Hall and DJs spinning in the galleries—all curated by the team that brings you Night Dive so you know it’s going to be good!
New Year's at Parkers' Lighthouse - December 31
Get a front row seat to the best fireworks show in town! Parkers’ Lighthouse will be offering a 3-course Prix Fixe menu for $65 per person. To view the menu, please click here. As the midnight hour approaches, complimentary party favors and champagne will be available to all those 21 and over. Reservations for this evening are highly recommended!
New Year's Eve at the Queen Mary - December 31
Celebrate the launch of 2019 under a fireworks-filled sky on the legendary decks of the Queen Mary. Toast the New Year in style and enjoy an unforgettable evening of great food, drinks and live entertainment. New Year’s Eve aboard the Queen Mary is a sell-out party every year.
New Year's Eve Party at Boathouse on the Bay - December 31
Join us for our annual New Year Party 2019! East Coast AND West Coast count-downs as well as live entertainment!
Waterfront New Year's Eve Celebration - December 31
DLBA is hosting a free, family-friendly event down in Rainbow Harbor from 5PM to 10:30PM with incredible free live music and entertainment. And come 9PM, when the East Coast will be ringing in 2019, the sky will be lit up with a 10-minute fireworks spectacular from the Harbor’s lighthouse peninsula.
Celebrate the New Year at Cafe Sevilla - December 31
There’s no better place to ring in the New Year than Sevilla! Join us on New Year’s Eve where we will be featuring live music and serving a special 4 Course Prix Fixe NYE Menu in addition to our regular dinner menu. We will also feature a dazzling evening showing of our Flamenco Dinner Show, which will include our special 4 Course Prix Fixe NYE Menu.
Long Beach Dinner Cruise – December 12, 13
Grab your family and celebrate the holidays with exquisite dining cruises like four-course seated dinners and festive dinner buffets. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne upon boarding, a four-course seated meal, music, and the sparkling night sky.
Holiday Lunch Cruise in Long Beach – December 14
Set off on an afternoon cruise that offers a magical escape, even if only for a couple hours. In addition to salty breezes and abundant sunshine, Hornblower's Holiday Lunch Cruise includes a seated lunch meal and festive holiday music.
Long Beach Parade of 1,000 Lights – December 15
The parade starts outside the Shoreline Marina and the colorfully lighted boats and yachts sail past the Pine Avenue Pier, and then across the bay and past the Queen Mary.
Bixby Knolls First Fridays Family Festival – December 7
Aquarium Holidays – December 1-23
Old Time Christmas – December 9
Discover traditions of a Victorian Christmas! Make historic crafts, enjoy holiday music from a live brass band and carolers, strike the pinatas, listen to storytellers in the library, sip warm cider, get a head start on holiday shopping in our Museum Shop, and tour the adobe, lavishly decorated for the holidays. This event is fun for the whole family.
NYE Brunch Cruise & NYE Cocktail Cruise with Hornblower – December 31
NYE at Hotel Maya – December 31
Fuego at Hotel Maya rings in 2019 with full-course dinners and party packages on December 31. Guests will also enjoy an outstanding view of the spectacular fireworks from the Queen Mary at midnight.
NYE at Renaissance – December 31
Sip in the New Year at the Renaissance! Celebrate NYE in style with live music all night long, small bites or a prix-fixe dinner, and drinks, including a complimentary champagne toast.
NYE at Queensview Steakhouse – December 31
Ring in the New Year at the Queensview Steakhouse where you’ll have an excellent view of the fireworks-filled sky! We are featuring a full-course Prix-Fixe style menu and delicious drinks.
NYE at The Federal – December 31
The Federal is hosting two exciting NYE parties to help you ring in 2019! The Federal Underground nightclub dance party will be 3 rooms of music from the DJ’s that bring us SOLE SATURDAYS, DDouble & Jeffccee. Our Exclusive Speakeasy, The Parlour, is offering a premium open bar package.
NYE at The Reef
Join us for a festive Celebration at The Reef! Our NYE Gala will feature a DJ & dancing, photo booth fun, champagne toast at midnight and much more in our ballroom! Or, celebrate with our Signature New Year's Eve Limited Menu in our dining room!
NYE at Restauration
It's time to party again! Keep it close to home and celebrate with an awesome meal, friends, and fun at Restauration. Our early seating will be complemented by a live Jazz trio, and the late seating Includes a four-course dinner, all you can drink, a DJ from 9:30pm-12:30am, and a sparkler & champagne countdown! Then start your first day of 2019 al fresco with a two-course brunch, drink included!
NYE at Beer Belly
Join us at Beer Belly on NYE for a special Chef's dinner and drink specials! Cheese, charcuterie, cocktail specials, and bubbly!
NYE at Utopia
Utopia Good Food & Fine Art is serving up a delectable four-course meal to end the year with. Optional wine pairings are available.
Christmas Eve at Boathouse on the Bay – December 24
Christmas Eve at Fuego – December 24
Christmas at the Marriott – December 25
Renaissance Long Beach, December 25
HOLIDAY POPS! – December 22
A CHRISTMAS CAROL – December 8-23
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – December 6-13
ELF: the Musical – December 6-9
Holiday Ice – December 6-21
Festival of Trees – December 6-30
LA Kings Holiday Ice – December 6-January 6
DJ Skate Nights – December 6-January 3
Photos with Santa – December 7-24
Freebie Fridays at the Ice Rink – December 7-January 4
Pajama Party at the Ice Rink – December 11