The Top 7 Places to See Santa Claus This Year

Holiday season is officially here. Whether we are ready for it or not, it is time for holiday music in department stores, decorations, Christmas trees, and plenty of twinkling lights.

Christmas isn’t complete without a picture with the big fella, so we want you to feel prepared when it comes to finding the best Santa Claus’s around town.

Here are the top seven places to see Santa Claus this year:

Christy Di Leo & Ellen Henry

1. December 1st - Parkview Village Meet Santa & Carriage Ride

Most Long Beach natives are familiar with the annual Parkview Village holiday celebration. They

have a horse-drawn carriage that takes locals around the shops for free, and a Santa Claus who is happy to take photos with families and little ones. The event is also part of a Toys-for-Tots drive which offers a great way to give back to charity during the holidays. Get ready for an evening of shopping at small businesses and spending time with family and friends.

Date: December 1st

Time: 6pm

2. December 1st - First Fridays Holiday Edition

Bixby Knolls knows how to throw a great Holiday party and getting to see Santa Claus definitely adds to the fun. Santa will be at this year’s First Fridays celebration at Mommy4D on Atlantic Avenue. It will be a night filled with fun as you get a chance to mingle with locals while enjoying music, art, and great food.

Date: December 1st

Location: Above Lola’s Mexican Cuisine at Mommy4D

Time: First Fridays is from 6:30pm-9pm, Santa will be at Mommy4D from 6:30pm-8pm

Link to First Fridays Event:

3. December 2nd - Breakfast with Santa at Parkers’ Lighthouse for Miller’s Children and Women’s Hospital

Giving back to the community is just one of the great things about the Holidays. Parkers’ Lighthouse is doing a Breakfast with Santa to raise proceeds for the Miller’s Children and Women’s Hospital. They will be serving bacon, eggs, potatoes, muffins, coffee, and more. Santa Claus will be making his grand entrance by boat and will be available to chat and take photos with families!

Date: December 2nd

Time: 8am-11am

Cost: $10 for Adults, $7 for Children (Ages 12 and under)

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4. December 2nd - 35th Annual Belmon