LONG BEACH - The Long Beach boardwalk has come a long way since last year, and to celebrate, it's been decked out with twinkling lights.

Portions of the boardwalk have been adorned with holiday and nautical themed lights.

Visitors to the city by the sea say it's a festive way to celebrate the rebuilding of the boardwalk after it was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy last year.

The lights will be up through Jan. 15.