We could all stand to save a few bucks over the spendy month of December. Here are a few great deals we found on Christmas light tours, musical shows, vintage Holiday experiences, skating rinks and more.
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If your kids are anything like mine, they LOVE riding trains and busses and yes, trolleys. Here's a great deal on a waterfront tour of lights with the Long Beach Trolley. Groupon's offering $10 for kids and $14 for adults for this experience.
Dates: Runs first Sunday of December 4th-December 24th; almost every evening except Saturday.
• Times: 5:30pm-6:30pm, 6:45pm-7:45pm, 8:00pm-9:00pm Includes: • Santa Claus Photo Ops • Live Christmas music on board • Hot Chocolate & Cookies • Waterfront Tour of Lights (includes Naples, Belmont Shore, Bay Shore Ave & Belmont Heights)
The Queen Mary is hosting a new Holiday experience this year. Take a voyage from Long Beach to the North Pole, and discover new traditions mingled with good old-fashioned Christmas cheer. As you stroll the beautiful decks of the legendary ship, see thousands of synchronized twinkling lights, carolers and musical performances. There's even an outdoor skating rink atop the Sports Deck, plus meet-and-greets with Santa, memory-making activities for the whole family and more. Make your holidays extra special this year, and experience all the glittery and joyful magic aboard the historic Queen Mary! This Goldstar offer is good for any non-peak dates between November 23 and December 20 (so December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 are excluded).
Head in to Chef Tech with your young one and get creative! They will have your gingerbread house components baked and ready to go, royal icing galore for assembling your house and decorating, and enough candy to make Willy Wonka jump for joy.
This is over in La Mirada, but a good deal on a fun Holiday show. The La Mirada Theatre turns into a winter wonderland, bringing holiday cheer to theatre-goers of all ages. Featuring a cast of 250 Young Americans, the theatre comes to life with state-of-the-art 45-foot digital screens, over 6,000 costumes, 30 festive scene changes and yes, it will even snow! Spectacularly created and produced, you’ll delight in dancing Santas, The Nutcracker Suite, toe-tapping penguins and your favorite Christmas songs. Huge production numbers! This is the Christmas show not to miss!
The OC Fair and Event Center is home to Winter Fest OC. Winter Fest OC is a giant wonderland of immersive wintry fun, featuring ice tubing down an 8-lane, 150 foot real ice summit; massive snow play and slide area with fresh snow blown in daily; an all new SoCal Dickens Village, where you can take a trip down memory lane through the 1800's with holidays past, present and future. There's way more. Catch some good deals (starting with a few comp days even!) on Goldstar.
Fill your holidays with music! Walt Disney Concert Hall is proud to present its beloved Holiday Sing-Along and the Grammy(r)-winning 12-man chorus, Chanticleer. A cappella sensations Naturally 7 produce their "instrumental" accompaniments with their own voices in a holiday-themed program.
Showing throughout December at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach. Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, tie a big Broadway bow around it and you've got the sweet family treat known as Elf the Musical. Ticket prices range from $14 up to about $70.
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