The Christmas season doesn't start until Long Beach hosts the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade!
The Belmont Shore Business Association’s (BSBA) 36th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade, presented by the Port of Long Beach, is on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This year’s theme is “Parade of Lights.”
The parade floats will be judged based on spectator appeal, execution of theme, and originality of design. The parade can also be seen on Long Beach Padnet TV with announcers, UPS VP State Gov. Affairs (and recurring Shoot Your Shot guest) Bruce MacRae and three-time Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor. Also conducting interviews on the street will be the Executive Director of the BSBA Dede Rossi.
The Belmont Shore Christmas Parade begins on Livingston and marches down Second Street to the beat of over a dozen local marching bands. Featuring over 100 entries, including floats designed by Long Beach businesses and associations, marching bands, and local personalities and dignitaries.
The Grand Marshal of the 2018 parade is the Long Beach State men's volleyball National Championship team, so come out and support.
Also, be on the look-out for Santa Claus on his own float because it wouldn't be a Christmas Parade without him.
Merry Christmas Long Beach!