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Long Beach Christmas Lights 2024

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

Dates: December

Long Beach Christmas Lights
Long Beach Christmas Lights
Long Beach Christmas Lights
Long Beach Christmas Lights
Long Beach Christmas Lights
Long Beach Christmas Lights
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Long Beach is a perfect family-friendly destination for the holidays with plenty of fun, Christmas-themed activities, parades, and dazzling holiday lights, setting the festive mood for the season.

Long Beach Christmas Tree Lighting (November 28, 2023)

The Terrace Plaza is a holiday mecca in Long Beach thanks to a massive 67-foot Christmas Tree, one of the largest in Los Angeles County. The holiday season starts with the official lighting ceremony, featuring carol singing, dancing, and various performances. Festivities, including fireworks, live music, and train rides for children, last from 5 to 8 pm. Over 500,000 amazing holiday lights decorate the Terrace Plaza, making it a must-see during the holidays. Photo ops include giant Christmas ornaments, Santa Claus, and much more. Food trucks with delicious holiday treats are available nearby.

The lights extravaganza in downtown Long Beach spans over 30 businesses, exceeding 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.

Naples Island Holiday Lights

Naples Island 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.

Holiday Light Tours (December 4–24, 2023)

Visitors can tour the best and the brightest locations on the Big Red Bus, a double-decker going along one of the most stunning coastlines in North America. "Waterfront Holiday Lights Tours" feature luxurious private homes, the famous floating Christmas trees in Alamitos Bay, and a Ferris Wheel. 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.

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