Long Beach, California: Tree Lighting Ceremonies Include Outdoor Screening of 'The Polar Express' in 3-D

There's nothing quite like a colorful tree twinkling in the crisp winter air to usher in some holiday cheer. If you missed last weekend's tree lighting events, you're in luck. There are still several Christmas tree lighting ceremonies planned around Long Beach.

From now until December 17, the Queen Mary, Good Neighbor Park and Rose Park Neighborhood Association will all host celebrations centered around that shimmering, green Christmas icon.

Queen Mary Tree Lighting

On Wednesday, December 9, join the Mayor of Long Beach at the Queen Mary's annual tree-lighting party starting at 4 p.m. The program will feature holiday entertainment, a holiday sing-a-long, and refreshments. For more information, call (562) 435-3511 or read about theВ Queen Mary Tree Lighting in Long Beach.

Fourth Annual Tree Lighting and Movie in the Park

Bring your family and friends to Good Neighbor Park, 2800 N. Studebaker Road to celebrate the holiday season. Get in the spirit by donating an unwrapped toy to the Long Beach Firefighters Spark of Love Toy Drive. The tree lighting ceremony will take place Sunday, December 13 at 4:45 p.m. followed by a special showing of the movie The Polar Express in 3D featured on a 29-foot inflatable screen.Bring lawn chairs and blankets. There will also be a special appearance by Santa.



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