Holiday Shopping Preview and More at Rancho Los Alamitos This Month

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rancho los alamitos holiday eventsThere’s nothing like an “old-fashioned” Christmas. Celebrate the holiday season among the history and natural beauty of Long Beach by attending a holiday event at Rancho Los Alamitos this month. The historic ranch and gardens will host two of their most popular annual events in November—with more holiday fun scheduled for December!

Holiday events tend to crowd together once the season of shopping and celebrating really gets under way. So, mark your calendars now and be sure to attend the holiday preview sale or harvest table and wreath workshop.

Gift Shop Holiday Preview Sale and Back Patio Reception Nov. 16

Staff and volunteers at the Rancho take pride in featuring the work of local artists in the Gift Shop. Come see the creative array of gifts with a relaxed evening at the Rancho Los Alamitos Gift Shop. It’s a great way to get a head start on your holiday gift list!

Shoppers will find truly unique gifts from decorative tiles and Bauerware pottery to jewelry and apparel as well as items created onsite in the Blacksmith’s Shop. The Gift Shop carries beautiful books on local history, gardening, and cooking. And, just in time for fall planting, a lovely selection of California native plants are also available for sale.

This special holiday shopping event takes place Tuesday, November 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free and wine and cheese will be served on the patio, compliments of Teak Catering. Everyone is welcome to this exclusive shopping event, but Rancho members get holiday bonus—a 15% discount for RLA Members at the Barn Raiser level or higher.

The Harvest Table and Wreath Workshop Nov. 20

Later this month, Rancho Los Alamitos will host its annual Wreath Workshop and Harvest Table culinary experience. Plan to attend and prepare to celebrate the Holiday Season with style.

Professional floral designers will guide guests as they learn to decorate their own 20″ evergreen wreath. Then, join the culinary demonstration and tasting with Executive Chef Pierre Barit of Teak Catering, who will share his recipes to enhance holiday menus. Reservations are required and sell out every year, so book early. The wreath workshop takes place on Saturday November 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm. The cost $55, RLA Members $45.

Save the Dates for more Holiday Events at the Rancho in December

  • Holiday Open House: Thursday and Friday, December 9-10, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Bringing in the Greens and Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 11, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon.

For information about the holiday events at Rancho Los Alamitos, go to

Rancho Los Alamitos is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated by Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation as a public/private cooperative venture under the auspices of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. The site is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free and parking is normally available on site. Enter though Bixby Hill residential security gate at Anaheim and Palo Verde. Parking at the Rancho is limited. Carpooling is encouraged for all events.

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