‘Tis the season for holiday festivities which means grabbing a hot cup of cocoa and perusing around looking for the best Christmas light display in town. Since the city is known for living its best life on the ocean, it’s not surprising the best place to see Christmas lights in Long Beach is from none other than the water.

All month long you can enjoy the beautiful spectacle that is the holiday lights of the city. Here are some of the best experiences to check out in Long Beach.

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting

Each year in Downtown Long Beach, you can enjoy watching the annual Christmas tree lighting. Countless lights to be seen, fireworks to enjoy, appearances by the Claus, live performances, and food trucks can all be enjoyed during this festive event.

2021 Details

  • Seventh annual event
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
  • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Annual Parade of 1,000 Lights

Every year the Shoreline Yacht Club presents its Annual Parade of 1,000 Lights. Each year, this parade starts outside of the Shoreline Marina, passing to the Queen Mary with a new theme.

2021 Details

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Naples Christmas Boat Parade

Road closures throughout the streets of Naples each year begin an hour before the kick-off of the Naples Christmas Boat Parade. For large vessels, check out the Second Street Bridge, Alamitos Bay Marina, and Appian Way Bridge for the best views.

2021 Details

  • 75th annual event
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • 6:00 PM

Naples Holiday Lights

If you missed significant events, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of Christmas cheer to be seen throughout Long Beach. Naples Island is known for having such an incredible display of lights during the holiday season. Enjoy a walk through this area anytime in December up until Christmas.

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