Celebrate the Holidays in Signal Hill, CA
After a long year, it’s finally time to celebrate! And here in Signal Hill, the weather is perfect for a green, temperate holiday season.
No matter what you believe or how you choose to celebrate, you’ll find fun and holiday cheer this year in and around Signal Hill, California! Relax and enjoy holiday decorations, ring in the new year on a superyacht, or enjoy the pleasant sounds of holiday music live in concert! Here are a few highlights of what’s available in the area this year!
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Opportunities to Share
Some people like to decorate, while others want to relax and enjoy the holiday atmosphere of peace and joy. Still others like to party and start the new year with a bang. Whatever kind of person you are, celebrating the holidays in Signal Hill will let you indulge in the holidays exactly how you want.
Christmas Boat Parade & Ring of Lights Cruise: Each holiday season, residents decorate bayfront estates in Newport Beach, going all out decorating their homes and yards for the holidays. Visitors can enjoy these extravagant displays from an equally well-decorated boat as they cruise the shoreline enjoying cocoa and holiday vibes. This activity runs throughout December.
New Year’s Eve Yacht Party: Ring in the new year on Newport Beach’s most luxurious yacht: Endless Dreams. Three levels, scenic outdoor decks, lounges, multiple bars, and a large dance floor make this yacht something truly special. Book your tickets now, or you risk missing out. This event has sold out 18 years in a row!
Swedish Christmas Fair: The SWEA (Swedish Women’s Education Association) Christmas Fair is an amazing collection of vendors of handmade gifts, clothing, crafts, fresh baked goods, Christmas decorations, sweets and treats, Swedish-themed art, paintings, food, festivities, and more. You don’t even have to be Swedish to attend!
Shows and Performances
California is an amazing place where people from all around the world come together to form dynamic communities bursting with culture. Signal Hill is no exception. Here are a few of the amazing performances coming to the Signal Hill area this year. Treat yourself to some holiday cheer and get your tickets now!
A Baroque Christmas: For hundreds of years, baroque music has influenced and enlightened composers and performers across genres. This year, early music ensemble Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra will celebrate its 30th season by performing some of the Christmas season’s most exquisite and beloved baroque pieces. Featuring the work of influential composers like Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, Bach, and more, this concert will make for a night to remember. To complete the evening, register for the concert’s accompanying gala and dinner that same evening!
A Christmas Carol: Enjoy this beloved classic play taking place at the Long Beach Playhouse, December 9–18. This popular production reminds us that the holidays aren’t about getting, but about giving. It’s the perfect way to start out the holiday season! You’ll see all your favorite characters interpreted by the talented performers at the Long Beach Playhouse. This performance is sure to delight the whole family, so don’t delay. Get your tickets now: There may be many showings, but seats fill up fast!
Merry-Achi Christmas: This traditional Mexican holiday celebration is filled with seasonal songs, dances, and festive holiday performances. Headlining this event is one of the nation’s premier mariachi bands as well as America’s first all-female mariachi band and Sabor Mexico, an amazing dance company.
Getting a great gift is almost as satisfying as giving one. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect Christmas tree, searching for an amazing gift for a loved one, or looking to treat yourself to some unique holiday decor, you’ll find just the thing at these holiday stores!
Uptown Village Market: Taking place Friday, December 2, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., this unique holiday market offers visitors a selection of oils, jams and jellies, baked goods, fine frames, clothing, jewelry, succulents, woodwork, fine soaps, and all kinds of handmade goods. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, this is the perfect opportunity!
Snowy Pines Christmas Trees: This local institution has been serving southern California for over 45 years and offers noble, grand, Nordmann, and Douglas fir trees, as well as silver tips, affectionately known as Charlie Brown trees. Trees range in size from one foot to 20 feet. Snowy Pines also offers professional flocking and fire-retardant services. They’ll even come and decorate your home if you’d like!
Opportunities to Share
Getting is great, but giving is better! If you don’t have time, give financial support. If you lack funds, give up your time. No matter what, you can help this holiday season.
Heart of Christmas Food, Toy, and Book Donation Drive: This event takes place on Saturday, December 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aaron Community Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. There will be musicians performing for children, and authors and storytellers reading their books. Consider volunteering for this event or donating. Help bring holiday cheer to children near you!
UNIVISION Toy Drive: This opportunity to share is much more than a simple toy drive. In addition to receiving a toy, children and families will have access to free haircuts, health screenings, and COVID vaccines. Providing these services to children in need isn’t easy; please consider donating your time or your money to this noble cause. Let’s spread some cheer this year!
Everyone loves a good candle this time of year, but thousands of fires are started each year because of candles. Exercise extreme caution when bringing candles into your apartment, especially your bedroom. Battery-powered candles can give the same festive experience without the added danger. Whatever you do, never leave your holiday candles unattended!
Christmas trees can be another fire hazard you need to be wary of. If you’ve brought a real Christmas tree into your apartment during this holiday season, make sure you keep it watered so it isn’t quite as dangerous. Keep all open flames, especially candles, away from the branches, and make sure you turn all lights off when you’re not at home. You never know when electrical issues might cause fires. Stay safe and enjoy the holidays!
Take a break this holiday season and enjoy the fun and festivities available near Signal Hill, CA. With activities, shows and performances, shopping, and volunteering opportunities everywhere, this season promises to be a festive one.
We’d love to see your holiday fun! If you decorate for the holidays or try out one of the activities above, post a photo on social media, tag us, and use #TisTheSeasonAtAMC.
From all of us at The Heights at Signal Hill Apartments in Santa Ana, Happy Holidays!
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