Category Archives: Holidays
Naples Island Christmas Boat Parade in Long Beach
Naples Island Annual Holiday Boat Parade
Naples Island 67th Annual Boat Parade
Theme: “Vintage Christmas”
Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 Time: 7:00 PM Skippers Meeting at: Long Beach Yacht Club 6201 Appian Way, Long Beach (562) 598-9401 Saturday, December 21st, 2013 “Christmas Parade night” Streets close at 5:00 PM Large Boats Starts at 6:00 PM All Large Boats will assemble along Lido Lane and off the sea wall in front of Naples Plaza and follow the Large Boat Parade map outline. Small Boat Parade Starts at 6:45 PM All the Small Boats will assemble in Marine Stadium. The #1 boat will lead the Parade. No boat will begin until the #1 boat has started the Parade. Boats will travel the route outlined on the Small Boat Parade Route map.
Boats must have Official Parade Numbers to Participate in the Naples Boat Parade.
Naples Island 67th Annual Christmas Boat Parade
Saturday, December 21st, 2013
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Naples Island Christmas Parade!!!
The Island of Naples hosts its 67th round of the Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade. This sparkling event is visible from several vantage points around the island. It’s a great for families living in Long Beach. Each year just keeps getting better with the boat owners getting very creative with decorating. Along with the boat parade, there will be three groups of carolers walking around the Island and singing holiday songs by the bridges. Homes in Naples will be festively decorated for the annual home decoration competition. Restaurants and businesses also will be decorated. The Boat Parade will be held on December 21st. Big Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m. Little Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Note that the streets in Naples close at 5 p.m. on parade night. You can access Naples off 2nd Street via several streets, including Naples Plaza, Revenna, Tivoli and The Toledo. Large Boat Parade Starts at 6:00 PM Lg Boat Parade MAP Small Boat Parade Starts at 6:45 PM Sm Boat Parade MAP
Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade
Saturday, December 14, 2013
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The 60th Annual Daisy Lane Parade is a unique community event sponsored by the City of Long Beach. The event will include holiday displays, entertainment and a parade. Many area residents decorate their homes and their will be a beautiful Christmas Village and nativity scene. Bring your blankets, chairs and don’t forget to bundle up. You won’t want to miss one second of the magic! The fun starts Saturday, December 14th at 5:00pm on Daisy Avenue. The parade runs along Daisy Avenue between Burnett Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
Christmas & Holiday Safety Tips for Long Beach Residents
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-6711Jim McDonnell, Chief of Police
L.B.P.D. OFFERS HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS
The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind everyone to report suspicious activity immediately by calling police dispatch at 9-1-1 or (562) 435-6711, and to practice the following safety tips:
While shopping:-Place all gifts and packages in the trunk or out of sight-Be aware of your surroundings at all times and walk with confidence-Park in well-lighted areas-Avoid shopping alone; there is safety in numbers-Use credit or debit cards for purchases to avoid carrying large amounts of cash-Keep car doors locked and windows closed-Carry purses or bags close to your body-Have the car key in your hand prior to getting to your vehicle
-Report suspicious persons or packages to on-site security or police
Suggestions in and around your home:-Keep gifts in areas that cannot be seen from doorways or windows-Install exterior motion sensor lighting-Keep bushes and shrubbery trimmed to eliminate places for thieves to hide-Postpone mail and newspaper deliveries while traveling
-Do not store gifts in vehicles or unsecured areas
Suggestions for business operators:-Lock unused doors (in compliance with Fire Codes)-Keep only necessary cash in the register-Vary the schedule and route for bank deposits each day-Make sure the register is clearly visible to passers-by-Advertise your security alarm system with signs in visible locations-Ensure video surveillance cameras capture facial features
-Develop a mutual aid system among stores on your block or close to you
For additional crime prevention tips, visit www.longbeach.gov/police