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    Christmas Tree Lighting

    November 13, 2017

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    On December 7th, just a few days after the 37th Annual Spirit Of San Pedro Holiday Parade, even more Christmas magic is going to unfold. What could top a bombastic parade filled with amazing floats and a community’s worth of people marching through the streets in holiday glee, you wonder? The icing on the cake of any community, of course, the Christmas Tree Lighting. Dwellers of apartments across California are probably familiar with some form of Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, but few can compare to the grandeur and majesty of what happens in San Pedro. Want to experience all the wonders for yourself? Read on, as we detail the splendor that is planned to occur and kick off the holiday season with style.

    What’s The Deal With The Christmas Tree?

    In years past, the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony has been an oft-talked about event. Checking out the photos from last year, you can see that fun was had by all, especially Councilman Joe Buscaino, as he places the prominents star atop the tree. This year is expected to be a similarly amazing experience, marked by Christmas cheer galore.

    Things will kick off at 4:00PM at the Pepper Tree Plaza. From then until 8:00PM, you’ll be able to delight in all the performances, fine food and drink, and make some brand new memories once the tree is finally lit and you’re able to take some photos of the impressive display in all its glory. The fun is just getting started though, because the Christmas spirit will be flowing strong on the 7th.

    Pre/Post Tree Planning (Plus Other Events)

    Might as well make a whole day out of it, right? Since the Christmas Tree Lighting is only going to take up a portion of the day, you might have the opportunity to squeeze some more fun in before or after you head to the Christmas Tree Lighting. Alternatively, you might not be in the mood for seeing the lights and may want to revel in some other excitements instead. There’s plenty going on that might fit the bill.

    For instance, there’s a lovely holiday ornament making party going on right over in Long Beach, complete with everything you need to make your own ceramic goodies, along with instructions on how to get it done. There will even be some choice refreshments to make the entire atmosphere that much more enthralling:

    “Includes light snacks, one drink at the event (choose between beer, wine, and a seasonal cocktail created for the evening- non-alcoholic beverages also available), enough clay for two ornaments, use of tools & glazes, and a firing service to be completed on or about 7 days from the event.”

    Remember that this event will be held on the upstairs terrace of the studio, so you’ll need to dress appropriately (in other words, for the cold). If you don’t mind heading down to Newport Beach on the 7th, you can check out the fun holiday boat stuff that’s going on down there. For starters, they’re having their own boat parade:

    “The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed by over two million people each year. Another competition called the “Ring Of Lights” has Bayfront estates competing for top honors in all out holiday décor & light displays.”

    There’s also going to be an opportunity to luxury yacht for a holiday boat cruise:

    “Get up close and personal to the million dollar yachts and multi-million dollar homes that are often decorated with over $50,000 in lights and decor! Sit back and enjoy some nice snacks and sip from a complimentary glass of champagne, wine, beer or mixed beverage of your choice while we cruise tranquilly through the harbor.”

    If you’d prefer to stick in the San Pedro limits, though, you can get in on the action of the Art Walk, which will be happening along with the Tree Lighting Ceremony. You can check out the amazing talents of the artists in attendance, watch them work, and perhaps shop some of their wares as well. It’d make for a nice addendum to attending the lighting ceremony, and a great way to end the evening.

    If you’re not keen on ending the evening after that, though, you’re in luck, because the action is all going down near one of the Waterfront’s finest attractions -- The Ports O’ Call Village:

    “Los Angeles’ own New England fishing village since 1963, Ports O’ Call Village, located along the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel in San Pedro, is a unique seaside plaza that features souvenir and gift shops, along with popular and one-of-a-kind restaurants, tempting sweetshops, fish markets and quick-bite eateries.”

    Got that? There are plenty of other places along the water to explore to your heart’s content. You might have gotten a bit hungry, for example. It’s just a short walk over to the Crusty Crab, where you can get some of the finest seafood dishes available. Delicious calamari, grilled shrimp, or maybe even some of those famous crabby patties, along with a nice cold beer?

    Or maybe you’d prefer something more upscale. Perhaps even with some live music and a stunning view of the water? Port’s O Call Waterfront Dining has you covered, and will certainly have a few menu options you find tempting.

    The point is, there’s a lot going on in San Pedro before the Tree Lighting Ceremony, during the ceremony, afterwards, and, in general, just all the time. It’s a great place to be and during the holidays, all that excitement is ramped up several-fold. Now, if you could just find a place to settle down nearby.

    These Apartments In California Provide The Answer

    If you’ve been thinking that it’s about time to make that move to San Pedro, then the perfect option already awaits. The Vue is one of the area’s prime rental communities, and it’s got everything you’ll desire to make life grand in this land near the water. The neighborhood puts you near all the best local hotspots. The well-designed floorplans give you the space you need to spread out, and the fantastic building amenities make relaxing in comfort a complete breeze. Check it all out, and see why The Vue should top your list for apartments in San Pedro.