14th Annual Spirit of Christmas


525 E. 7th St. Long Beach, CA 90813

December 22, 2017
December 22, 2017

5pm to 9pm

Come Celebrate!
Come Celebrate!

Dinner, Gifts, Photo Booths, and More!

14th Annual Spirit of Christmas

December 22, 2017, 5pm to 9pm

St. Lukes Church 525 E. 7th St. Long Beach, CA 90813

California Families in Focus is proud to partner with Hamburger Mary’s to produce our 14th Annual Spirit of Christmas benefiting LGBTQ youth living in shelters, part of a nonprofit organization or a community group.

This event is only for LGBTQ youth or children of LGBTQ parents between the ages of 13-18.

Adults must be CFF volunteers, chaperones, speakers or entertainment and must be cleared through Angel Macias.


Spirit of Christmas Registration


2017 Spirit of Christmas Awards

Angel Award Recipient

Dale Warner


Youth Legacy Award – The Youth Legacy Award is given to two deserving youth that goes above and beyond community service, which includes LGBTQ community events.

Nick and Noah Diaz

Brothers, Nick and Noah Diaz are being honored for the many hours of volunteer time and their commitment to helping people in need. Nick and Noah have volunteered at many community events in Long Beach and surrounding cities and are deserving of the Youth Legacy Award, we hope that other youth will follow in their footsteps.


The Spirit Award – This Award is given to community partners that fight for the rights and advancement of the LGBTQ community.

Senator Ricardo Lara | Mayor Robert Garcia | Supervisor Janice Hahn | Jewels | Sabreena | Renita Samuel | Sylvia Gonzalez | Aaliyah Daniels | Joel Gemino | Andrew Montejo | Mishelle Ramos | Whitney Mixter | Alex Thomopoulos | Tonya Martin | Jannay Lima

These amazing individuals have worked tirelessly to promote awareness, provide funding or services and have run programs or produced events focusing on advancing the rights of our LGBTQ community and all deserve to be recognized at this year’s Spirit of Christmas.

Celebrity Guest

Alex Thomopoulos

Our 2017 Sponsors

Hamburger Mary’s

Hotel Maya

Renaissance Hotel

Federated Auxiliary of the ILWU 

Executive Suite