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CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles: The Twelve Days of CRAFTmas!


Friday, Dec 6th

Saturday, Dec 7th


November 29 – December 22
Friday – Sunday
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.



Old Port of Los Angeles
Warehouse No 10
112 E. 22nd St.
San Pedro CA 90731 (map)

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Event Description

Give the elves a break and make it a handmade holiday! Join us for the 12 Days of CRAFTSmas here at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.
Some of our talented artists will be hosting their own DIY (that’s Do-It-Yourself) make-and-takes in November and December. Spread some holiday cheer with a personalized gift for those special people on your CRAFTSmas list!

This weekend:

4th Day of CRAFTSmas: Cotton Ball Wreaths by Zona, 1-3pm, December 6

5th Day of CRAFTSmas: Ornament by r^3, 1-3pm, December 7

6th Day of CRAFTSmas: Cup Cosies by Dragonfly Dyeworks, 12-2pm, December 8

First Fridays in Long Beach

Friday, Dec. 6 (6pm—10pm)
Atlantic Ave. b/n San Antonio Dr. & Bixby Rd.
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Event Description

Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community.

Special events every month! For the latest visit

We want people to walk, talk, look, discover and experience the Knolls. First Fridays is what you bring to it. First Fridays is what you take from it. Help transform Atlantic Avenue into Art-lantic Avenue. Anything goes.

Stop by the Village at Bella Cosa (3803 Atlantic) from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm to find all the information about First Fridays, maps, business info, restaurant recommendations and Vendors.

After the businesses close “after hours” fun begins. Nino’s Italian Restaurant, The Factory, BIS Italian-American Sports Café, and EJ Malloy’s stay open late for dining, drinks, and entertainment. Why go home early?

Dine on Art-Lantic Avenue at one of our tasty restaurants then grab the Big Red Bus that will transport you venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses.

For more information, please visit our website or e-mail us

Dress on a Dime Women’s Consignment Event

Thursday, Dec. 5 (10am—7pm)
Friday, Dec. 6 (10am—7pm)
Saturday, Dec. 7 (10am—7pm)
Sunday, Dec. 8 (10am—7pm)
4343 Atlantic Ave

Event Description
Dress on a dime is a semi-annual sale held each spring and fall. Here is your chance to get great women’s apparel for up to 90% off retail.

Dress on a Dime Long Beach Fall/Holiday event takes place December 5th through December 8th at 4343 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807.

Like us on Facebook for a chance to enter a fabulous contest for great prizes!

For more detailed information join our mailing list at and select the Long Beach link.

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 881-1574 or e-mail us at



Saturday Dec. 7th 10am-3pm


501 Pine Ave.

Event Description

Want to get in the best shape of your life? Don’t do it alone! Join us at our grand opening and see what we’re about! DJ, Food, Functional Movement Assessments, Hylete and other vendors, Contest & Prizes, Jump Rope, Rope Climb, Monkey Bar, Pull up, etc.

RSVP email at or call Eric G at 562 708 3428

Search for Sea Turtles

Saturday, Dec. 7 (8am—10am)
Hellman Ranch Wetlands
1st St. & Pacific Coast Highway

Event Description

It is hard to believe that we have a group of sea turtles living amidst our Long Beach wetlands.

A group of endangered Pacific Green Sea Turtles has taken up residence in a portion of the San Gabriel River. These turtles are an ancient species, dating as far back as 30 million years ago.

Green sea turtles usually live in tropical or subtropical regions. They may grow up to 5 feet long and may weigh as much as 500 pounds. Mature green sea turtles are usually found in shallow coastal waters with sea grass beds.

Two wetlands ecologists will lead a walk of the Los Cerritos Wetlands on Saturday, December 7th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Participants will explore the salt marshes and hope for a glimpse of the sea turtles.

The tour begins on the inland side of the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street, just at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach.

There is ample parking.

The hike is appropriate for ages seven and up. For more information or to RSVP for the December 7th walk, contact Elizabeth at Learn more about the wetlands at

For more information, please visit our website or call (714) 357-8576 or e-mail us at

Holiday Hoedown and Breakfast with Santa

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Saturday, Dec. 7 (9am—12pm)
Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens
6400 Bixby Hill Road
(562) 431-3541

Event Description

Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and a morning of western music and dancing, holiday activities, games and crafts.

Visit the animals in the corral and share your holiday wishes with Santa.

Designed for families with children 12 years of age and younger. Paid reservations are required.

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 431-3541 or e-mail us at

4th Street Annual Holiday Open House


Saturday December 7th


Come down to Retro Row, between Cherry and Temple from 12pm-8pm to shop great sales!

Event Description

There’ll be food, including kettle corn, adult and kid drinks, a holiday lounge, ugly sweater instagram photo contest, and an ugly sweater bedazzle station–HOW CAN YOU RESIST?!

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Assistance League Thrift and Vintage Shop presents Glitz

Thursday, Dec. 5 (10am—8pm)
Friday, Dec. 6 (10am—7pm)
Saturday, Dec. 7 (10am—6pm)
Sunday, Dec. 8 (12pm—5pm)
Assistance League Thrift & Vintage Shop
2100 E. Fourth Street

Event Description

Our fanciest sale of the year is almost here!

Shop for glitzy party wear, decorations galore, beautiful gift baskets, holiday gifts, jewelry, toys and so much more.

Proceeds go right back to the Long Beach community through Assistance League of Long Beach!

Free admission. Come in and take a look!

Special Glitz Hours:

  • Dec 5 (10am – 8pm)
  • Dec 6 (10am – 7pm)
  • Dec 7 (10am – 6pm)
  • Dec 8 (12 noon – 5pm)

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 434-7121 or e-mail us at

Book Signing And Wine Party with Author Ed Humes

Saturday, Dec. 7 (3pm—5pm)
Apostrophe Books
4712 E. 2nd Street
(562) 438-7950

Event Description

Please join us and meet the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the just-published biography A Man and His Mountain.

There will be wine, too!

Free admission.

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 438-7950 or e-mail us at

Come Jingle Your Bells Downtown: Winter in Willmore

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Saturday, Dec. 7 (1pm)
643 Pine Avenue

Event Description

Join us December 7th for a day of fun for all ages from 1 pm into the night.

Start at Drake Park, then to North Pine and finish your night at the bars & restaurants South on Pine Avenue!


Drake Park: 951 Maine Ave. Start your day with All Ages Fun…LIVE Music…Food Trucks…Kid’s Crafts…Local Artists…SNOW Day with 40 tons of snow!…Pictures with Santa…Jumper and Obstacle Course **A FREE shuttle will be available transporting guests from one event to the other.


A-Lot: 643 Pine Ave. After a day of fun in Willmore, make your way to the A-Lot for an All Ages Event with Local Bands…Canned Food Collection


Admission: $5.00 *TICKETS AT

After listening to some great live music, take your ugly sweaters South down Pine Ave. and enjoy drink specials at some of your favorite bars. Updates on participating bars and restaurants to come. Remember to “like” the Party on Pine page so you receive updates!

Participating Pine Avenue Bars/Restaurants:

  • George’s
  • Agave’s
  • Shannon’s on Pine
  • Gaucho Grill
  • Alegria

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 606-0646 or e-mail us at

longbeachseen.com31st Annual BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE!


Saturday December 7th 6:00-9:00pm


2nd Street in Belmont Shore

Event Description

This year’s parade is Presented by “Chill” at The Queen Mary” and Sponsored by the Port of Long Beach.
The theme this year is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, with the emphasis on supporting our troops, honoring our veterans and remembering Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941).Our Grand Marshal is LB 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong.  The Belmont Shore Business Association would like to honor him for his two-terms in the 3rd district.

The Belmont Shore Christmas Parade will march down East Second Street to the beat of over a dozen local marching bands. Featuring over 100 entries, including floats designed by Long Beach businesses and associations, marching bands, and local personalities and dignitaries. And of course, no Christmas Parade would be complete without an appearance by good ole’ St. Nick!

The parade route is along East Second Street and begins heading east from Livingston Avenue to Bayshore Avenue. Entries return to Livingston Avenue heading west along the north side of East Second Street.

Start time will be at 6:00pm again this year. East 2nd St. will close to traffic at 5:00pm, at which time spectators may set up chairs and blankets for a front row seat to the parade.

Floats will be judges based on Execution of Theme, Originality of Design and Spectator Appeal.  Parade applications will be available on September 5th, 2013. Sponsorships available by calling Dede Rossi at or 562.434.3066

Absolutly no outside vendors
Alcohol not permitted on streets during the parade
Silly string is not permitted

Marine Stadium is open and FREE to park
Beach parking lot can be accessed  from Ocean Blvd & Granada Ave only due to construction near the Belmont Olympic Pool.  Meters enforced until 6pm
LB Transit Bus Route for parade: 
Lines:            121, 131
Effective:      SATURDAY 12-7-2013
Hours: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM or until 2nd Street is reopened

Big RED Bus’ Holiday Waterfront Tour of Lights
$12 each for groups 7 or less, $10 each for groups 8 or more
Sunday, Dec. 8 (5:30pm—9:15pm)
Monday, Dec. 9 (5:30pm—9:15pm)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 (5:30pm—9:15pm)
Wednesday, Dec. 11 (5:30pm—9:15pm)
Thursday, Dec. 12 (5:30pm—9:15pm)
Friday, Dec. 13 (5:30pm—9:15pm)
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The Marketplace Long Beach
6471 E Pacific Coast Hwy
(562) 431-6282
Event DescriptionOur reservations for our Holiday Waterfront Tour of Lights are in full swing! Call us to reserve your seats or even the entire bus!When: Every evening except Saturdays beginning on December 8th. Times: 5:30pm-6:30pm, 6:45pm-7:45pm & 8:00pm-9:00pmCost: $12 per person (3 & under free); Groups of 8 or more, $10 per head $360 to rent the bus privately for your group; up to 45 people! That’s only $8 per person!Includes: Hot chocolate & sugar cookies, food & beverage discounts at area vendors, the lights and sights of the beautiful Long Beach waterfront on-board a Convertible Double-Decker Bus, and fun songs that encourage the holiday spirit…sing along if you like!Tour Includes Naples, Belmont Shore, Alamitos Bay, & Belmont Park.

Canned Food Drive Tour of Lights

In Partnership with Food Finders… Donate cans of food when you board the bus for your chance to win prizes. For every 2 cans donated you receive a raffle ticket!

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 852-9888 or e-mail us at

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