In lieu of the storied Christmas Parade, which is planned to return next year, the Belmont Shore Business Association (BSBA) is hosting an an alternative event on Saturday, December 4th: the Belmont Shore Winter Village. The celebration will extend the length of the 2nd Street business corridor and will include activities and entertainment for all ages.
A central stage will be set up next to the Chase Bank building and will feature:
- High school bands
- Dance troupes
- An 8-pc brass ensemble
- A special holiday concert from Manuel the Band who will close out the evening.
Santa will make an appearance at the “Shorth Pole” on the North corner of 2nd + Nieto. Partial closures of side streets will allow for many of the usual float entries to become stationary activations that patrons can interact with as they explore the different activities up and down the street.
Take a step back in time when you visit Rancho Los Alamitos and its gorgeous, historic ranch and gardens. This area is rich with history of the lives of native people who converted this land into the Long Beach we know and love today. The sacred ranch now hosts annual events for all ages, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. The holiday open house lets you tour the decorated ranch house, perhaps sparking inspiration for your own festivities. This event also features drinks, music and an unforgettable holiday spirit. Rancho Los Alamitos also hosts other seasonal events, including Breakfast with Santa and a Holiday Workshop. Check out the whole event calendar here to see the latest happenings!
Kids and adults alike will love the Naples Boat Parade, happening this year on Saturday, December 18. During this event, boats coast through the canals and Alamitos Bay past brightly decorated mansions. Whether spectators are on a boat or on land, this is a bright and sparkly holiday event that can be thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in the family.
This is a unique community event with lots of bright lights and decorations, holiday displays and nativity scenes, and a whole lot of joy for the whole family.