This weekend we’ve got not one, but two food festivals to check out. Plus, some holiday events to get you in the spirit because we know you want it.
Get to scrollin’!
PORT CITY HOLIDAY TAVERN – PORT CITY TAVERN (Wednesday – Sunday)
Zaferia District’s craft cocktail bar, Port City Tavern, has decked out its establishment with nautical-Christmas-themed decor they’ve dubbed “Nauti or Nice” and a new holiday craft cocktail menu, devised in-house by their very own bar manager, Bradley (thank you, Bradley).
Cocktails (which range from $12-$14) are served in specialty holiday-themed glasses and mugs, like the spiced “Son of a Nutcracker” cocktail, which is enjoyed in a Santa Claus-shaped mug, or the “Here’s for the Ho’s” served in a tall, Santa Claus shaped boot glass.
While you sip, be sure to check out the decorations—including a six-foot anchor wreath on the exterior of the building and a replica of the floating trees in the bay—many of which were crafted by Port City staff.
The specialty cocktails will be available during operating hours which are Monday-Friday from 4-12 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon-12 a.m. Click here to see the entire holiday cocktail menu.
Port City Tavern is at 4306 E. Anaheim St.
ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING & “ELF” MOVIE SCREENING – 2ND & PCH (Friday)
The outdoor shopping center 2nd & PCH is kicking off the holiday season with its annual Christmas tree lighting and celebration, Friday Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m. The lighting will happen at about 5:45 p.m., followed by a free outdoor movie screening of the holiday film “Elf” at 6:15 p.m.
The movie will be projected onto a large inflatable screen at the south end of the center on Seaport Way—that’s the side with women’s apparel stores Lulu Lemon and Jolie. The entire street will be closed to traffic.
Early arrival is encouraged so you can stake your spot along Seaport Way. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets as complimentary seating is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be heaters outside, though getting a spot near those will also be first-come, first-served.
The center requests that all attendees adhere to social distancing.
Other festivities and entertainment for the evening include live music, photos opportunities with a custom backdrop featuring Buddy the Elf and Jovie, balloons, face painting and more.
2nd & PCH is at 6400 Pacific Coast Highway.
FIRST FRIDAYS HOLIDAY VILLAGE – BIXBY KNOLLS (Friday)
On the first Friday of every month, Bixby Knolls throws a free community block party along Atlantic Avenue, in which stores open their doors, artisans set up tables on the sidewalks and side alleys and people get together to shop, dine, or just rub elbows with other fine fellow Long Beach people, like yourself.
This month’s theme is the holidays, naturally, and First Fridays is promising an evening of live music, small business shopping, pop-ups, art displays and demonstrations, holidays crafts and cooking to get you into the spirit.
There’s a lot to see on Friday, Dec. 3, but here are some highlights:
- Hot Chocolate Stations at Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Bixby Joe, Dream Come True and The Better Half Boutique.
- Photo opportunities with Santa Claus and Mrs. Clause plus a Bixby Blizzard Show at Santa’s Village at 4313 Atlantic Ave. (next to Expo Center).
- Arts and crafts pop-ups from the Uptown Village Market at the The Expo Center.
- Special Jazz Band will march down the business corridor.
- Photo ops with Mickey, Minnie, Jack The Gingerbread Man & Jingle The Elf at The Better Half Boutique.
Click here for more information on the evening event.
First Fridays at Bixby Knolls is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The free event spans several blocks of Atlantic Avenue, but a good starting point is at the Expo Arts Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave.
HOLIDAY POP-UP BOUTIQUE (Saturday)
Source : https://lbpost.com/hi-lo/things-to-do-in-long-beach-this-weekend-including-ube-tamales-and-holiday-cocktails1261