Longshoremen Weekend Guide: December 19-23

longshoremen-weekend-guide-december19More seasonal events are taking place this weekend in San Pedro, LA and Orange County. Will you participate or get stuck at the malls? Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is here! Don’t forget to take some time for yourself, family and friends. Happy holidays!

From December 19 to December 31
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Cruises
First cruise departs at 5:30 PM
Admission: $31-$36. Enjoy the parade route and 250 ships in it’s 104th year. This year’s theme is ‘Surf, Sand & Santa.’ Three cruises will be offered each night of the parade which will take place December 19-December 23. You have the option to purchase your tickets for this event now, or enjoy pre and post parade rides. Location: Newport Landing, 309 Palm Street #A in Newport Beach. Please visit the event website for more information.

Friday, December 21
5 PM to 10 PM
4 Joe’s vs 4 Joe’s Wine Tasting
Admission: $10-$15. Join Off the Vine wine bar to taste and savor the 2006 vintage of 4 Joe’s Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah against the 2007 vintage. Guests are encouraged to bring appetizers. Location: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 West 6th Street in San Pedro. Visit the Facebook event page for more information or contact the wine bar directly at (310) 831-1551.

7th Annual Miracle on 37th Street: Christmas at the Corner Store
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Admission: No pricing info listed. The Corner Store presents a traditional Christmas celebration and evening. Hang out with Santa from 5:30-7:30 PM or experience caroling from 7:30-8:30 PM. Make sure to bring your camera, flashlight and more holiday cheer. Location: 1118 West 37th Street (Cross street Barbara) in San Pedro. Call (310) 832-2424 for more information.

Saturday, December 22
Dockweiler Beach Winter Wonderland
11 AM to 4 PM
Admission: FREE. Experience a Winter Wonderland by the beach. Event includes bouncers, plenty of activities and real snow. All ages are welcome. Location: Dockweiler State Beach, 12001 Vista Del Mar in Playa Del Rey. Call (310) 726-4128 for more information.

Sunday, December 23
So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet
7 AM to 1 PM
Admission: $10. Free general parking. Over 500 vendors and 1000 bikes for show and sale – Harley, Cruisers, Choppers, Vintage, British, Race, Off-Road, Japanese, Euro, and Bicycles. Buy, sell, trade, show off and access new, used, vintage parts, bikes, and accessories. Location: Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium, 5000 Lew Davis in Long Beach. Visit this website for more information.

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