It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. With Thanksgiving a little over a week away and Christmas 5 weeks away, we thought we’d round up the top 7 events going on in Long Beach, Washington this December.
Holidays at the Beach – November 29 to December 1, 2019
Holidays at the Beach is a free family oriented holiday event. It happens every year the weekend after Thanksgiving. All events are free to attend but donations are always welcome to help fund the event.
Friday November 29th there are two showings of the movie “Polar Express” at the Neptune Theater. Saturday November 30th enjoy crafts, a magic show, the arrival of Santa Claus, and the city tree lighting ceremony. Sunday December 1st, celebrate the season with crafts and the holiday mermaid appearance. Learn more.
Downtown Raymond Lighted Christmas Parade – December 7, 2019
Bring the family to watch lighted Christmas floats march through downtown Raymond! Learn more.
Crab Pot Christmas – December 7, 2019
The world’s largest crab pot Christmas tree made from real live crab pots. This festive event is held annually on the first Saturday of December at the Port of Ilwaco. The tree lighting is at 5 pm sharp, followed by a reading of “A Coastal Christmas” by Lynette McAdams, crabby Christmas caroling and the world’s shortest firework display. This year’s event will pay tribute to the local crabbing fleet. After the lighting, visit participating businesses along the waterfront at the Port of Ilwaco for annual traditions like Santa Claus, hot chocolate, cookies and more! Dress warm and wear your boots because this holiday tradition happens rain, storm or shine! Learn more.
Water Music Society Christmas Concert – December 8, 2019
The Water Music Society’s annual Christmas Concert, featuring world class musicians in a beautiful, festively decorated environment. Refreshments and a no-host bar including champagne. The perfect way to start the holiday season! A portion of all proceeds goes to assist the local school music programs! Learn more.
Holidays at the Jetty – December 14, 2019
Join us for an afternoon of shopping, sipping, and fun! Santa and Mrs. Clause from 1:00-4:00 and vendors from 12:00-4:00. There is never a sitting fee or purchase requirement to see Santa at North Jetty! You take your own pictures with your devices or we can take them with your camera so the whole group can get in on the fun. Learn more.
Tuba Christmas – December 14, 2019
Enjoy some rich sounds-of-the-season at the annual Tuba Christmas concert. This free concert will feature the Astoria Tuba Quartet, who will perform a variety of seasonal selections, jazz arrangements, and a polka or two at this family-friendly event. Learn more.
Fireworks at Midnight – December 31, 2019
Spectacular fireworks over the Pacific Ocean to ring in the New Year! Gather at the boardwalk at the Bolstad Beach Approach. Bring a blanket and perhaps some hot chocolate. Learn more.