Photos: Frosty, Starfish Shed Colorful Lights on Boardwalk

"Boardwalk Lights" display colors the Long Beach night sky.

The Long Beach boardwalk decorated with seasonal and nautical lights. (Credit: Joe Kellard)
The Long Beach boardwalk decorated with seasonal and nautical lights. (Credit: Joe Kellard)

A Christmas tree, menorah and Frosty the Snowman, as well as surfboard, star fish and anchor are among the colorful seasonal and nautical lights that line the new Long Beach boardwalk after the launch Monday of “Boardwalk Lights,” an initiative spearheaded by the City of Long Beach and Creative Advertising Concepts, a marketing agency, and several sponsors. The lights will be on display from Magnolia to Long Beach boulevards every night from 5 to 9 p.m. until mid-January. The project also includes Christmas carolers at the Allegria Hotel on Saturdays, as well as free trolley rides to the West End and other parts of town each weekend.

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Photos Joseph Kellard

Eddie December 04, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Is the only religion celebrated here Jewish? Why is the menorah the only symbol of faith? Why are we paying for this?
paul.d.spellman December 04, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Eddie, While there may be no Christian symbols on the boardwalk you can rest assured the West End Christmas Light Display will have lighted manger scenes and more. With the generous donation the AOH put toward the replacement of the damaged lights, you can be sure the real meaning of Christmas will be included in those lights
Beach bum December 04, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Huge menorahs everywhere and puny trees.
Jack December 04, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Nothing wrong with promoting Long Beach but to make a pagan festival of lights to substitute for Christmas is an insult. The politicians don't have the nerve to mention Christmas anymore because they are more afraid of alternative lifestyle groups. If the city promoted Christmas at the beach and restaurants probably more people would participate rather than alienate people.
Penquin December 04, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Eddie - Hanuakkah occurred chronologically before Christmas. I hope the city catches up and displays all the beauty of Christmas. Love and respect both religions
Eddie December 05, 2013 at 07:57 AM
The City's usually very good about that, Lambchop. Long Beach, since its inception was a very religiously diverse development -- on of the things that made it quite unique at the time. Seems like the lady setting up the boardwalk lights didn't get the word, and nobody corrected her "oversight".
mr george gentilesco sr December 05, 2013 at 09:49 AM
The lights and decorations look fantastic. ,lets work on getting OUR American Flags up all year round . If HELP is needed I would love to HELP
mr george gentilesco sr December 05, 2013 at 09:52 AM
The Long Beach Knights Of Columbus with the Help of Kerry Troy and the LB Rec will have up 2 or3 mangers very soon !!!
Penquin December 05, 2013 at 11:31 AM
That's a shame Eddie - I hope they read these blogs and develop a different strategy next year.
christie nicolle December 05, 2013 at 11:34 AM
A nativity scene? Really, mr. George? Are you sure Obama won't call in the National Guard? Sure they won't get sued by the leftist lawyers?? WOW!!
dee December 05, 2013 at 01:04 PM
I think they look great! My complaint is they could have alternated corners and spread the lights throughout the whole boardwalk instead of just the center of town, (Allegria Ave)
Penquin December 05, 2013 at 04:37 PM
George, is there a way you can work with the city and get permission to add a manger to the current set-up?
christie nicolle December 06, 2013 at 10:50 AM
notice the small Jewish holiday Hannaka is over... but the Political-Correctness machine won't utter "Merry Christmas"... during the biggest holy time for Christians -- + Leftist Hollywood has made Jesus a dirty word! Even conservative Jews I know, find it terrible that public symbols of Christianity are shunned; after all, America was built by men of faith - its foundations are Christian -- Once the atheist Left threw out the 10 Commandments all society suffers. ALL genuine religions: Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, Native American are united by a moral code that Liberalism wants to destroy.
Eddie December 06, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Any person of any faith or any lover of freedom would shun the government's attempts at religious censorship.
Penquin December 06, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Don't they usually put up a tree by City hall?
Penquin December 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM
There is no censorship - There are symbols representing Hanuakkah and Christmas, along with snowflakes and other winter symbols. Can't speak for the fish though - didnt notice if they were wearing yamicas Why don't you people let it go already? There will be a tree and manager by city hall and more lights.


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