The Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, December 3, 2016, and the Long Beach Police Department encourages attendees to comply with all laws for everyone’s safety:
• Allow plenty of time to find LEGAL parking and consider using public transportation, which is affordable and allows you to avoid traffic congestion. All parking laws will be strictly enforced and illegally parked vehicles will be subject to tow.
• Sidewalk areas and center medians CANNOT be reserved with personal property until 5:00 p.m. During previous parades, the placement of personal items along the parade route has created pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic issues, in addition to causing problems for businesses. In an effort to prevent any collisions or injuries and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, personal property found along the parade route prior to street closures may be confiscated at the direction of L.B.P.D. and taken to the Bay Shore Library for pick-up after the event.
• The public is reminded that the law strictly prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property (sidewalks, medians, roads, etc.) and anyone found in violation will be subject to citation or arrest
• Long Beach Municipal and California Penal Code sections regarding under-age drinking and/or possession of alcohol will be enforced
• Street vendors selling items without a business license are subject to citation or arrest and may have their property confiscated
• NO dispensing of Silly String -- violators may be cited for littering
• Parade goers are reminded to immediately report any suspicious activity to the nearest police officer or by calling 9-1-1. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!
Affected street closures and times are as follows:
• Livingston Avenue will be closed from Ocean Boulevard to Second Street at 2:00 p.m. for staging parade participants
• At 3:00 p.m., all north/south streets from Quincy to Claremont Avenues will be closed up to the immediate alleyways that run parallel to 2nd Street on both the south and north sides
• Second Street will be closed from Livingston Drive to Bay Shore Avenue at 5:00 p.m.
• We anticipate all roads will reopen to traffic by 11:00 p.m.
The Long Beach Police Department would like to thank the community in advance for their understanding and cooperation, and wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.