Ring in the Holidays in Long Beach

Ring in the Holidays in Long Beach

Celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year in Long Beach with a plethora of fun events all month long!

Holiday Events

Queen Mary Christmas

November 29th - January 1st

Queen Mary Christmas offers festive fun for the entire family including outdoor ice skating, train and carousel rides, strolling performers and live entertainment, visits with Santa, stories read by Mrs. Claus, sweet treats and holiday beverages, and a special screening of The Polar Express the 4-D Theater.

Aquarium Holidays at the Aquarium of the Pacific

December 7th-23rd

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.

Rancho Los Alamitos Holiday Open House

December 11th-13th

Rancho Los Alamitos welcomes you to its Holiday Open House on three evenings in December. Celebrate the holiday and enjoy an evening visit to Rancho Los Alamitos with a tour of the house.

Rose Park Tree Lighting

December 12th

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 13th

A holiday favorite, Martin Haselböck and Musica Angelica ring in the holiday season with trumpets, oboes, strings, voices, and more! Join in on the celebration of the Christmas season with traditional French Noels used in Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit. 

Naples Holiday Boat Parade

December 14th

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. 

Long Beach Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"

December 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd

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.

Terrace Plaza in Long Beach, CA

David Benoit's Charlie Brown Christmas at the Carpenter Center

December 21st

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!

Long Beach Symphony Holiday POPS! with The Copa Boys

December 21st

Ring in the holidays with The Copa Boys as they reunite to spread holiday cheer singing famous holiday tunes performed in swinging Rat Pack style. This performance will be filled with holiday music favorites, such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Let it Snow,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “White Christmas,” “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and many more!

Christmas Eve Prime-Rib Dinner at Chianina

December 24th

On Tuesday, December 24th, take a break from all the shopping, wrapping and holiday prep and join us to enjoy a cut of heavenly prime-rib cooked to order. This popular special is available on Christmas Eve only. Make a reservation today to enjoy the perfect Christmas meal.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Michael's on Naples

December 24th

Join us on December 24th for our annual Christmas Eve prix-fixe dinner. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now and join us for this very special, intimate dining experience on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Prix-Fixe at Hotel Maya's Fuego

December 24th & 25th

Fuego’s Executive Chef Victor Juarez will be offering a three-course, prix fixe Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Dinner!

Christmas Eve & Day Dinner at the Renaissance

December 24th & 25th

Head to SIP Lounge at the Renaissance for a 3 course dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day! 

Christmas in Spain at Cafe Sevilla

December 24th & 25th

This Christmas, gather your family and friends to indulge in Sevilla’s special holiday menus, live entertainment and festive decor. Celebrate Christmas Eve with a special 3-Course Prix Fixe Christmas Menu and live music from 6-9pm. On Christmas Day, we will be offering a special 3-Course Prix Fixe Christmas Menu with live music and a DJ to follow.

Christmas Eve & Day Dinner at La Traviata

December 24th & 25th

Holidays are always splendid at La Trav. All the traditional fare with all the fixings but also yummy Oven Roasted Crispy Salmon, Vegetarian Pappardelle and many more. Kids Menu too. Join us for a sweet Holiday Season. 

Christmas Day Brunch at The Queen Mary

December 25th

A local favorite, the Queen Mary Royal Brunch takes you on a worldwide culinary adventure and features over 50 unique dishes from around the globe. Guests can enjoy our special Christmas specialty menu for an early start to their jolly holiday! Join us and experience our newly added Sushi Station with renowned Sushi Chef as well as our new Signature Bloody Mary Bar. 

Champagne Brunch & Dinner Buffet at the Long Beach Marriott

December 25th

Book your Christmas Holiday Brunch to enjoy an outstanding variety of food with made to order action stations, unlimited Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa’s, entertainment and a guest appearance by Santa Clause!

Christmas Day Champagne Buffet at The Reef

December 25th 

Spend the best time of year with us at The Reef for our Christmas Day Champagne Buffet featuring Roasted Turkey, Herb Garlic Crusted Prime Rib, Holiday Ham, Crab Legs, Roasted Duck, Traditional Sides, Decadent Desserts, Bloody Mary Bar, Visits from Santa & More!

Christmas Day at The Westin

December 25th

Join Navy Proof at The Wesitn for Christmas Day dinner! Our 4-course prix fixe menu is available from 5:00-10:00 pm.

fireworks to celebrate New Year's Eve in Southern California

New Year's Events

New Year's Eve Night Dive at the Aquarium

Ring in 2020 at the fourth annual New Year’s Eve Night Dive 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 Eve Dinner at the Attic on Broadway

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Attic! Enjoy a special dinner menu and cocktails! Make your reservations now!

New Year's Eve at Boathouse on the Bay

Join us New Year’s Eve for a special prix fixe 3-course menu, party favors, and live entertainment by The Emperors! East Coast & West Coast Countdowns!

Celebrate the New Year at Cafe Sevilla

There’s no better place to ring in the New Year than Sevilla! Join us on New Year’s Eve starting for a special 4 Course Prix Fixe NYE Menu.  You can also enjoy a dazzling Flamenco Dinner Show Experience, which includes our special 4 Course Prix Fixe NYE Menu. On New Year’s Day, indulge in our brunch menu while enjoying live music spun by our resident DJ. 

New Year's Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner at Chianina

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.

New Year's Eve at the Waterfront

Join us and celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront! This FREE family-friendly event will kick-off the festivities at 5PM with live music, a photo booth, kids' crafts, face painting, interactive games, cirque entertainers, food, a 21+ bar and more! We will wrap up the night with an East Coast Countdown and fireworks show at 9PM.

New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise with Harbor Breeze

While cruising through the beautiful Long Beach Harbor, enjoy an open bar, appetizers, DJ & dancing and a fireworks show on our new exclusive VIP yacht, Sir Winston! This event is for ages 21 and over. Get your tickets early! 

New Year's Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner and Champagne Toast at Michael's on Naples

Join us on New Year's Eve for a Five-course prix-fixe dinner with a champagne toast as the New Year’s countdown begins. Ring in the New Year with your Michael's Family at the best restaurant and party spot in Naples!

New Year's Eve at The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary’s New Year's Eve Past & Present invites revelers to travel back in time and voyage throughout the ship’s uniquely themed decks and ballrooms for spectacular live music, DJ's, dancers, and strolling entertainment. One of SoCal’s best fireworks displays will light up the night sky off the stern of the ship at midnight. VIP-exclusive experiences, a hidden speakeasy, and more await you, so raise a glass to 2020 at the Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2019!


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