Welcome to the 39th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
Plan for the parade today and celebrate Christmas in style. Watch the 39th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade in Long Beach California on 2nd Street. December 2nd, 2023.
You’re Invited to Attend for Free
- Event: 39th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
- Time: 6 pm and ends at 9 pm
- Date: December 2nd, 2023 (Saturday evening)
- Theme: Christmas
Video: Belmont Shore Parade
What You will Experience?
Fun, I will see you there…
Belmont Shore Parade attendees can expect over 100 entries for you to watch and cheer on as they pass you by on 2nd Street.
- Marching bands
- Local Businesses
- Dancing Groups
- Youth Groups
- Floats and more
Things to Bring to the Parade
Bring a jacket and walk towards Sheldrake Coffee Roasting at 4506 2nd Street in Long Beach (9 Great Coffee Shops in Belmont Shore) …or find another great place to sit and what the parade…enjoying the community of Long Beach.
Map of Parade Route in 39th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
This popular Christmas Parade will stroll down 2nd Street to the beat of many local marching bands and cool floats. Watch the sites and enjoy the sounds of this year’s event.
- You may even see a few celebrities….and even Santa Claus will be in attendance… ssshh…don’t let the media know!!!
- Go to the Belmont Shore Business Association website
Quick Summary Slide Show
Watch the Parade Live
When I get the live feed, I will add it to my blog so you can watch it from RedWagonTeam.com. Here is the 38th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade in Long Beach in 2022 to give you an idea of what to expect.
Summary: Experience the Magic of the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
Get excited about the Christmas Parade is one of the most anticipated holiday events in Long Beach. Held annually on the first Saturday in December, this nighttime parade brings joy and wonder to locals and visitors alike.
Thousands line up along Second Street to secure the perfect spot for viewing the parade’s dazzling floats, marching bands, costumed characters, and special guests.
- Over 100 parade entries make their way down the parade route, which runs along East Second Street from Livingston Avenue to Bayshore Avenue.
The parade has something for everyone. Dozens of local marching bands fill the air with festive music. Area businesses and organizations showcase their holiday spirit with colorful, imaginative floats. And no Christmas parade would be complete without an appearance by Santa himself!
As evening falls on Belmont Shore, the streets come alive with twinkling lights, sounds of carols, and the smell of holiday treats. Spectators set up chairs and blankets hours in advance to enjoy a front-row seat to all of the action.
Floats are judged and awarded based on their execution of theme, originality, and crowd appeal.
The Belmont Shore Long Beach Parade is a can’t-miss Long Beach tradition, bringing the magic and merriment of the holidays to all.
- Don’t miss your chance to experience this free, family-friendly event and get into the holiday spirit!
Frequently Asked Questions
What time is the Christmas parade at the Belmont Shore?
6 pm is the start time; at 5 pm you can set up chairs on 2nd Street in Long Beach, California.
Where’s the best place to PARK during the Christmas Parade?
Park in the neighborhoods nearby like Naples, Belmont Shore, The Peninsula, Belmont Heights, or in the parking lot across from 2nd and Pacific Coast Highway…then have Lyft or Uber or a friend drop you off in Belmont Shore. The parade usually starts at Livingston and 2nd Street and goes south to Bay Shore.
Parking suggestions: Park at Marine Stadium, Ocean Blvd between Livingston and Bay Shore, Park in Belmont Heights, and walk or bike down to 2nd Street.
Can I bring my own chair or blanket to watch the parade in Long Beach?
You can set up chairs after 5:00 pm on Saturday night along 2nd Street.
What kind of entertainment can I expect during the Belmont Shore parade?
The parade features a mix of marching bands, dance groups, dazzling floats, and even appearances by local celebrities. Get ready for a spectacular show!
Is there an official after-party or related local events?
Probably. I would go to the local restaurants along 2nd Street after the event. You may want to make reservations ahead of time. Belmont Shore dining.
Can I bring my kids, and is there a designated family area?
Families are encouraged to attend! While there isn’t a specific family area, the entire parade route is family-friendly, providing a joyous experience for all.
Are there any restrictions on bringing outside food or beverages?
Feel free to bring snacks, but please be mindful of litter. Support local vendors along the route for delicious treats to enhance your parade experience.