Saturday, November 29th  


Saturday brings magic to Veteran’s Field at 1PM.  Be early for the best seat to watch Mrs. Claus and her special helpers!  You know never know what Mrs. “C” has up her sleeve…or when Santa might roll into to town!

Free craft activities will be available for the kids before and after the show.  Make and take home a holiday souvenir!

Veteran’s Field is located behind the Long Beach Police Department on 3rd Street SE.


2PM begins FREE pictures with Santa Claus!  Bring your very best smiles and whisper to Santa what you wish the most for during this season of celebration and thanks.  Photography by Cardenas Photo Studio, donations are always welcome!

6:00pm – 7:00pm

At 6pm join the Mayor of Long Beach and his special guests for the City of Long Beach tree lighting ceremony.  The big man in red will have some magic of his own to help light our tree, and will be assisted by the Long Beach Fire Department!  Afterwards enjoy holiday caroling.  Sing classic carols like Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Feliz Navidad!  Merchants will be open for convenient  holiday shopping!

Our tree lighting will take place in Veteran’s Field this year!

Later, stop by the Hungry Harbor to see the Christmas Village Display.  Also take a drive around town and enjoy our lighted holiday decorations, including Cecil The Sea Serpent!