Victorian Christmas 2017

at the Historic Bembridge House in Long Beach

Toys & Yuletide Tunes

Leap back more than a century and experience a family style celebration in the lovingly decorated historic house. There will be crafts for children in the carriage house, Christmas favors, refreshments, music and the always popular garden boutique. 

  • Bembridge House is located at 953 Park Circle, Long Beach, California (Park Circle is at the west end of Tenth Street, west of Magnolia)

Reservations are $10. There is no charge for children under twelve accompanied by an adult (excluding Evening Events). Tickets will be held at the door.


  • Sunday, December 3rd - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | Opening Celebration
  • Friday, December 1st & Friday, December 8th - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Adults-only Nighttime Events
  • Tuesdays, December 5, 12 & 19 - 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm | Daytime Tours 
  • Saturdays, December 9, 16 & 30 - 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm | Daytime Tours

In honor of Long Beach Arts Month this October, the Bembridge House will be opening its doors to the public for two fun free events. 

Live Draw at the BembridgeFIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP

October 13, 2012 from 2-4pm 

On Saturday, October 13 from 2-4pm, artists are invited to participate in a figure drawing workshop at the Bembridge House. The session will be led by a professional artist Jill Sykes, with a professional model Sherry. posing for various poses. Participants need to bring their own supplies (pencils, paper, clip boards, drawing horses, easels, etc.) and space is limited to 10 artists. Reservations are required, call 562.493.7019 to participate.  Must be over 18.


Victorian Magick at the BembridgeBrian Smith, Victorian Conjurer and Clairvoyant, is a Southern California-based performer or magical and psychic entertainment who appears regularly at private parties, corporate events and charity galas. Currently he is also starring in his own interactive one-man show, Victorian Magick, which will debut at the Bembridge House on September 23, 2011 at 7 p.m. His unique style of performance takes participants on a journey back in time when wealthy patrons regularly invited magicians, mind-readers, and mediums into their Victorian homes to amuse and amaze intimate gatherings of family and friends. In those surroundings the parlor became the stage and the audience, thoroughly enthralled, looked on gleefully, mere inches from the show.

May Day

Come see the May pole! May Day Festival in Drake Park

Come and enjoy the festivities of an “old fashioned May Day” at the Historic Victorian Bembridge House and Drake Park.

There will be Maypole dancing performed by the local children as well as games for all ages, free food, a jumper, children's books, crafts and other festive activities. A Health Fair will offer information and screening services.

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