Friday November 29th

Santa Run, 8:00 AM  New this year, a Santa-themed Fun Run will kick off from the iconic arch at the Bolstad Beach Approach in Long Beach at 8:00 AM.  Holiday costumes are welcome — come and work off some of those Thanksgiving calories and have a great time at the beach!

Santa Breakfast, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM  What a great way to ring in the holidays — come have breakfast with Santa!  Everyone is welcome at this fun and festive activity.  The Chautauqua Lodge, 304 14th Street NW, Long Beach.

Polar Express Movie, 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM  Enjoy this well-loved Christmas classic film, nominated for three Oscars.  On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.  Please bring non-perishable food items or warm kid’s clothing items, (mittens, jacket, warm socks, for example) to help make a happy Christmas for those in need.  Neptune Theater, 809 Ocean Beach Blvd. S, Long Beach.

Saturday November 30th

Lots of family fun happening all day Saturday at the Chautauqua Lodge!

Wreath Viewing and Silent Auction, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Local merchants decorate festive holiday wreaths and donate these wreaths to help raise funds for next year’s Holidays at the Beach.  You can view these wreaths and bid on your favorite Saturday at the Chautauqua Lodge — if you’re the lucky winner, you’ll be able to take home your wreath to display at your home or business.  Your generous bids for these beautiful wreaths will help ensure this annual event will continue.  Wreaths may be picked up at the conclusion of the silent auction Saturday, or on Sunday morning, December 1.

Dragon Theater, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Portland-based Dragon Theater will be giving an entertaining performance of The Snow Queen and Princess Anabelle at the Chautauqua Lodge.

Santa’s Arts and Crafts Workshop, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  Kids of all ages will enjoy this fun and crafty activity, offering a variety of projects for children to make and take home with them.  Holiday ornament projects and more will be available to choose from. Chautauqua Lodge.

Dragon Theater, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  A second performance by Portland-based Dragon Theater will be giving an entertaining performance of The Snow Queen and Princess Anabelle at the Chautauqua Lodge.

Santa’s Arts and Craft Workshop, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM  Another opportunity for kids of all ages to enjoy some fun and crafty activities, with a variety of projects for children to make and take home with them.  Holiday ornament projects and more will be available to choose from. Chautauqua Lodge.

Santa’s Arrival, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 3:00 PM at the Chautauqua Lodge to greet kids and their parents, too!  Be sure to bring your camera or smart phone to take pictures with Old Saint Nick himself, direct from the North Pole!

Wreath Auction Winners Announced and Wreath Pickup, 5:00 PM  Lucky high bidders will be able to claim their holiday wreaths from the Holiday Wreath Silent Auction.

City Tree Lighting, 5:30 pm  The day’s festivities wrap up with a breathtaking holiday tree lighting at Veteran’s Field, 3rd Street SE and Oregon Avenue S, Long Beach.

Sunday December 1

The fun continues on Sunday at the Chautauqua Lodge!

Christmas Mermaid Photo Booth 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Here’s your chance for you and your family to take your picture with the Christmas Mermaid.  Costumes and accessories will be available for kids if they’d like to join in the fun.  Be sure to bring your camera or smart phone to take pictures!  Chautauqua Lodge.

Santa’s Arts and Crafts Workshop, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Another opportunity for kids of all ages to enjoy some fun and crafty activities, with a variety of projects for children to make and take home with them.  Holiday ornament projects and more will be available to choose from. Chautauqua Lodge.

Beach Ballet Performance 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Enjoy a talented dance studio’s performance of a beach ballet to send you home filled with the holiday spirit!  Chautauqua Lodge.

Wreath Auction Winner Pickup 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  If you were a high bidder at the wreath auction but didn’t get a chance to pick up your holiday wreath Saturday afternoon, be sure to collect your wreath before heading home — cash or personal checks accepted!  Chautauqua Lodge.