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Family Friendly Things To Do: December 22-23

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 22 | 9:00am-12:00pm

The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach 90802

For this one last weekend leading up to Christmas, enjoy breakfast with the big man himself: Jolly Ol' Saint Nick! Enter one of the Queen Mary's beautifully-decorated salons for a pajama party breakfast, holiday stories, and the opportunity to take some pictures with Santa. For just $19 for children age 4-11 and $39 for adults, you will have some festive memories to take you right into Christmas Day. Learn More:

Reindeer Run 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon

Saturday, December 22 | 7:30am

Beach Lot | 5400 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90803

Spend the morning burning off those calories that you're going to earn on Christmas Day! Gather the family for an enjoyable morning run along our beautiful beaches. Every participant will receive a medal, access to downloadable photos, and a goodie bag. The top three runners in each category will receive a commemorative 16oz glass. The cost of the race starts at $20 and varies based on the distance that you are willing to run/walk. Learn more:

The Polar Express- Family Film Event

Sunday, December 23 | 11:00am – 12:45pm

Art Theater Long Beach | 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach 90814

Join Long Beach's last independent art cinema for this season's family-friendly film event! Show up in your pajamas and enjoy hot cocoa, snacks from the cereal bar, or chill with a mimosa! “The Polar Express” revolves around Billy who longs to believe in Santa Claus, but finds it quite difficult to do so with his family’s dogged insistence that all of it is just a myth. However, this all changes on Christmas Eve when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole to visit Santa. The train’s conductor, along with the other passengers, help turn Billy’s crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. Take a ride with your family and enjoy the whimsical magic of the holiday. Learn More:

Holiday Music, Carolers, and Santa at Shoreline Village

Saturday, December 22 & Sunday, December 23 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Shoreline Village | 401 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach 90802

Take a stroll along Shoreline Village's pier and enjoy the sounds of the holidays. No, not the pounding of feet rushing to score that last Tickle Me Elmo doll, we're talking about the harmonious sounds of carolers singing and musicians playing familiar holiday songs. Enjoy pictures with costumed characters, Santa and selfies along the waterfront. The cost to enjoy the final days of holiday festivities is absolutely free! Best of all, you get to enjoy a Long Beach "winter" with family and friends. Learn More:


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