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Floating Trees Twinkle on for the Holiday Season

Friday night is the traditional tree lighting neighborhood gathering at the Colorado Lagoon, featuring Santa, cookies and treats at the base of the wharf. Will you be there?

Long Beach's waterways are aglow for the coming weeks, as the city's signature floating trees blink  blink on over the long Thanksgiving weekend. On cue, the Alamitos Bay trees blinked on Thanksgiving night, although some remain dark nearest each side of the Second Street Bridge and Bay Shore. (What is it with the red-white-and-blue ones that they fritz out more?)

Throughout our community's back bay neighborhoods and coast, the unique glowing trees are Long Beach landmarks. If you get some photos at tonight's Lagoon gathering, upload them here for all to enjoy. These are a few shots from last year's party, hosted by the surrounding neighborhood.

This year's 23rd annual Colorado Lagoon Tree Lighting Ceremony:

When:  Friday, November 23rd

Time:   6:00pm until 7:30pm

Where: Colorado Lagoon Lifeguard station
Details:6:00 - 7:30 - Friends and Neighbors gather to enjoy

Traditional Dickens Carolers while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate

6:30 - Lighting of the Lagoon Trees

6:35 - SANTA arrives with the Long Beach Fire Department 

6:45 - 7:30 - Pictures with SANTA! Be sure to bring your own camera for extra good shots! (*pictures will be available for download and found on our website: www.AHIA.info after the event.)

This event brought to you and sponsored by your Alamitos Heights Improvement Association (AHIA)

Rand Foster November 25, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Does anyone how late the trees stay lit? I would love to grab a couple pictures at dawn, does anyone know if they're lit all night?
Nancy Wride (Editor) November 25, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Rand, if you get a dawn photo, post it here. That sounds beautiful!

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