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Family-Friendly Things to Do: December 1-2

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 1 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Belmont Shore | Second Street

What event conjures up those warm, festive feelings than our local Christmas parade?!? Join neighbors, family and friends at this year's 36th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas to celebrate all those things that make Long Beach special. Enjoy floats prepared by the city's cheeriest local business owners, sports teams, nonprofits, elected officials and more. This year's theme is "Parade of 1000 Lights" so you know it is sure to be bright and festive all night long. Finally, remember to arrive early to set up your chairs and save a front row seat to enjoy the festivities and see the man himself: Santa Claus!

Holiday Festival: ¡Fiesta Navideña!

Saturday, December 1 | 2:00pm-7:00pm

MOLAA | 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach 90802

Celebrate the holidays at the Museum of Latin American Art and indulge in classic Mexican Christmas traditions! Enjoy traditional foods and beverages like tamales and champurrado. Participate in activities and art workshops based on Las Posadas, a deep-rooted tradition that commemorates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Stroll through the museum and stop by the local vendor booths for handmade crafts. Best of all, this event is totally free and a great opportunity to experience holidays from a new perspective. Learn more:

Take a Picture with Santa at Lil Devils

Sunday, December 2 | 10:00am-4:00pm

Lil Devils Boutique | 2218 East 4th Street, Long Beach 90814

Make or keep it a tradition—it's photo time with Santa at one of our favorite local children's boutique. Why wait in line at the mall when you can support a local business and experience holiday cheer with neighbors and friends? For just $10 per pose, whether it’s with the entire family or an individual pose with your littles or furry friend, you will have a memory to cherish forever. It's also a good reminder for the kiddos that Santa is keeping tabs of their nice and naughty deeds. Learn More:


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