Long Beach Holiday Parades

Few if any cities are as serious about holiday fun as Long Beach. Consider that the city is home to not one, not two, but three distinct and iconic Christmas parades. Best of all, these time-honored traditions, which take place at the shore, in the lane and on the water, can be experienced on three consecutive weekends. Plan for the fun!


Saturday, December 2

The 39th Belmont Shore Christmas Parade takes place from 6-9 P.M., with streets closing at 5 P.M. Beginning at Livingston Avenue and heading to Bayshore Avenue, the parade takes a full three hours to get to all the bands, floats, vintage cars, personalities and, of course, Santa and his elves. No chairs or personal items will be allowed on sidewalks, center medians or roped off areas until 5 P.M. and a strict no-alcohol policy will be enforced by the Long Beach Police Department.

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade


Saturday, December 9

The Daisy Lane Parade runs from 5-7 P.M., kicking off at Daisy Avenue at West Burnett Street, travels south, loops around Pacific Coast Highway and travels back north, ending near West Hill Street and Maine Avenue. The night after, Dec. 10, will feature holiday entertainment from 7 to 9 P.M. with multiple performers giving holiday-themed performances on the Daisy Lane median at Daisy Avenue and 20th Street.


Saturday, December 16

For the 77th time, holiday decorated boats and watercraft will wind their way through the romantic canals of one of Long Beach’s most famous neighborhoods. The Naples Boat Parade begins at 6 P.M., with large boats leading the way, followed at 6:30 P.M. by smaller craft. After the parade, families, friends, couples and first dates can stroll while checking out all the bulbs and beauty of the brightly decorated homes all along the canals.

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