What’s Happening in Long Beach and Orange County CA This Weekend? Nov 20-25, 2013

Chill, Comic Convention, and Cirque in Long Beach and Orange County CA

Christmas_Lights_DowntownIt’s officially starting to look like the Holidays in Long Beach, CA with the “trees” on the water in Downtown Long Beach and the Lagoon starting this evening. This is the official kickoff to the season with numerous events, boat parades, and concerts to get you into the holiday spirit.


The first Holiday event starts this week, November 22, 2013 – Queen Mary Chill. If you didn’t make it to Chill last year, it’s a frozen world inside the former “Spruce Goose Dome”. It’s quite literally freezing in there – they hand each guest a much needed parka on the way inside. I also recommend you bring some thick gloves, warm shoes, and maybe a beanie — because we are spoiled with our sunny Southern California weather. There are ice sculptures of various holiday icons, and ice tubing slides inside; outside there is ice skating, twinkling lights, and music to turn the area into a Winter Wonderland. 

Advance tickets to Queen Mary Chill are recommended and are available on the Queen Mary website, and include many options such as single passes, season ice skating passes, and even a fireside cabana rental option for those cold evenings.

Long Beach Comic and Horror Convention

It might not be a holiday event, but it’s becoming a fall tradition in Long Beach – The Long Beach Comic and Horror Convention at the Long Beach Convention Center – November 23-24, 2013

“Long Beach Comic & Horror Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic & Horror Con you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.”

There are some interesting events on the program, such as a 50th Anniversary Special for Dr. Who – live from the BBC, and speakers such as cartoonist John Kricfalusi. There will also be many vendors with interesting items for sale, such as my friends at Mystical Apothecary.  These events are always fun for people watching – with many attendees arriving in elaborate costumes of their favorite characters. Tickets are available on the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con website.

Cirque Du Soliel – Totem

Cirque Du Soliel is opening Totem at Orange County Great Park on November 21 until December 29, 2013

Cirque Du Soliel shows are always a feast for the eyes – with stunning costumes, gorgeous sets, and feats of acrobatics that boggle the mind.

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from Cirque Du Soliel

“TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.

Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species.

Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.”

Tickets are available through the Cirque Du Soliel website.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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