Long Beach, CA - 5th District Long Beach Councilwoman Stacy Mungo has joined the newly formed Norse Village Business Association to create the first annual HOLIDAYLIGHT The Nite, a free community event and holiday-themed street festival celebrating this unique shopping corridor made up of small and locally owned businesses. Festivities will be held on Friday, December 14th from 6:00-9:00 PM on Norse Way between Lakewood Blvd and Carson and will feature hot chocolate stations, family friendly games and activities, a live music performance by local legends, King Salmon Band, as well as a visit and picture opportunities with Santa Claus and The Grinch™.
An opening ceremony will be conducted at 6:00 PM sharp, featuring a ribbon cutting celebrating the recent street and lighting improvements completed in the area --watch Santa ride in on an antique Long Beach Fire Department truck and The Grinch™ following his lead with the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle club. All businesses will hold late hours into the evening to host event festivities. Additional and free parking may be found at Boeing – 4020 N Lakewood Blvd.
“I am so excited to join our neighbors and small businesses for this fun holiday event where we get to enjoy the newly installed overhead string lights,” said Councilwoman Mungo, “This will support a family-friendly environment and give opportunities for more community events just like this.”
Norse Way is the first of three small business corridors to benefit through a Business Corridor Improvement Program piloted under the City of Long Beach’s Economic Development Department and championed by Councilwoman Mungo.Feel free to bring your canned food and toy drive donations for drop off. This free event is made possible by a community sponsorship given by the Port of Long Beach. Opportunity drawings of holiday themed prizes will be conducted by the local businesses throughout the night to help cover costs and support future community initiatives.