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Long Beach Christmas Lights 2021

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. Neighbors and neighborhoods compete for the most fairy-tale look with hundreds of colorful lights everywhere. Dates vary each year, but usually, the lights are on from early December to Christmas.

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 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.

Downtown Long Beach Holiday Lights

There is a Festival of Lights in downtown Long Beach every winter 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.

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