Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will host Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 3rd from 4 PM to 9 PM at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The event will feature the official lighting of the Hermosa Beach Holiday Tree to help kick off the holiday season near where the Hermosa Beach Pier and Strand meet. Live music from local band Jermey Buck and the Bang, Justin Hopkins and others sets a festive moomd. Highlights will include a vist from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and a holiday carousel sponsored by Kinecta. Event goers are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy ($5-$10) to the tree which will be donated to the charities supported by the Annual Beach Cities Toy Drive. Tree lighting happens at 6 PM.
Start your holiday celebrating in Riviera Village at the annual Holiday Stroll on Thursday, December 3, from 5 to 9 pm. This wonderful collection of upscale shops will stay open late that night, offering fabulous finds and delectable treats to all. The Holiday Parade down Catalina Avenue steps off at 6 pm and features local bands, Scout troops, dance groups, Redondo Beach mayor Steve Aspel and Councilman Jeff Ginsburg. more info
The weatherman says it's nothing but sand! Sand! Sand! Sand! Bring your family and friends, shovels, scarves and mittens because Hermosa Beach will be showcasing its annual Sand Snowmen Contest December 6th from 8:45 PM - 12N. This holiday tradition is open to all ages and abilities. Come early and mark your spot for the best Sand Snowman! Don't forget to bring your camera! Event check-in begins at 8:45 am and sculpting begins at 9:00 am. For more information, contact the Community Resources Department at 310.318-0280.
Celebrate the holiday season at the James R. Armstrong theatre in Torrance. The Torrance Civic Chorale has been sharing its passion for outstanding choral music with the South Bay since the early 1960s. The Torrance Civic Chorale and Orchestra are pleased to present "Magnificat & Gloria: The music of John Rutter and Antonio Vivaldi." This incredible music features modern rhythmic and harmonic structures written for mixed choir, soprano soloist, pipe organ and chamber orchestra. The Torrance Civic Chorale's concerts are held in the beautiful James R. Armstrong Theatre located at 3330 Civic Center Drive. Reserved seating is available for $14.00, call the theatre box office at (310) 781-7171.
Holiday celebrants fill the Redondo Beach Pier Saturday afternoon for a free, community event put together by the Redondo Beach Pier Association. The stage is set for two hours of live music provided and an appearance by Mr. Claus himself. This event is family friendly and parking is FREE!.
Check out what else is happening for this annual holiday event on our website!
Nothing says California Christmas events like a boat parade. Combining the love of California beaches and waterways with the spirit of celebration, dedicated yachtsmen spend thousands of dollars on intricate lighting systems to deck out their boats and yachts for the annual King Harbor Christmas Parade. The seaworthy vessels within the channel follow a route that sweeps past vantage points where the public can watch the spectacular display of colors, designs and themes, often tied to the Southern California lifestyle.
The Boat Parade will light up King Harbor in Redondo Beach. Spectators can view the balconies from the International Boardwalk, Marina or Pier and the boat parade can be viewed from the seawall or Fisherman’s Pier. Free bleacher seating is available inside King Harbor Marina at Moonstone Park (enter at Marina Way). This year's Grand Marshall is fitness trailblazer Denise Austin. Read more about 24th King Harbor Boat Parade on our website.
Find out more about this year's 27th Annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks on their website.