Update: Official Long Beach Holiday Tree Lighting–Monday, Dec. 9

Mayor Robert Garcia invites Long Beach residents and visitors to join him for the lighting of Long Beach’s tallest holiday tree.

The event is FREE to the public and includes free parking in the Convention Center parking structure. This festive celebration kicks off the holiday season with music, games, treats, a spectacular fireworks show, and fun for the whole family.

Bring your camera for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus two giant walk-thru “selfie station” ornaments. There will also be holiday photo booths, a Kids’ Train for rides, a brass band, DJ, Choirs, complimentary holiday sweets, and lots of activities for everyone. Local food trucks will be on hand to offer snacks and dinner items for purchase.

The Terrace Plaza Christmas tree is the tallest in Long Beach at 50 feet and will be lit with more than 35,000 colorful LED lights. The Terrace Plaza will be decorated in full holiday style with theatrical lighting, glowing seasonal decorations, giant lighted reindeer, plus some special surprises. The Terrace Plaza Dancing Water Fountains will sparkle with colorful seasonal patterns. New this year, adorning the roof of the Terrace Theater is a giant red-ribbon bow lit by thousands of LED lights. The newly added lighting features brings the total number of lights on the Terrace Plaza to more than 110,000.

Festivities sponsored by the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center/ASM Global and the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.