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Long Beach Christmas Lights 2019

Houses around Naples Island are known to put on the best displays in Southern California

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Naples Island Holiday Lights

Naples Island in Long Beach is often called the most beautiful waterfront in Southern California during the Christmas season. Neighbours and neighbourhoods compete for the most fairy-tale look with hundreds of colourful lights everywhere. Dates vary each year, but usually, the lights are on from early December to Christmas.

Long Beach Christmas Lights in California - Best Season 2020
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Naples Island Holiday Light Tours

When the lights are on, visitors can tour the best locations on the "Big Red Bus" which offers Christmas light cruises around Long Beach. Or you can take a "Waterfront Holiday Lights Tour" which also includes a Ferris Wheel for the full picture. Another romantic option is to enjoy Christmas lights from a gondola with a cup of hot chocolate in your hand. You can also just stroll around Naples Island by yourself, starting at the marine or Mothers’ Beach. The Naples Island Christmas lights in Long Beach are switched on in early December.

Best time to see Long Beach Christmas Lights in California 2020
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Downtown Long Beach Holiday Lights

Every winter, there is a Festival of Lights in downtown Long Beach when more than 30 businesses exceed expectations in decorating their shops and restaurants with fantastic holiday displays. Also, check out the Long Beach Christmas Tree Lane on Daisy Avenue with over 20 decorated trees and the Christmas Village.