Monday, December 01, 2008

South Bay-Beach Cities: Christmas /Holiday Events

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It's that special time of year..... we put lights on houses .... ornaments on trees..... and little kids know that magic is real. I love Christmas..... Many homeowners in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo do some fabulous light displays and Christmas/Holiday decorations. El Segundo has a whole neighborhood of homes that bring visitors from near and far to see the wonderful winter wonderland displays... even in 75° weather.

Santa seems to find a way to visit every home... on every street... in every neighborhood in Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo and El Segundo right up to Christmas Eve. We have Tree lighting and Pier lighting in our communities. Don't miss the El Segundo Holiday Parade... it's just so much fun.

Our little Beach towns have retained their unique Holiday traditions. If you want to know what's happening in the Beach Cities during the Holidays... just scroll down and you will find the major activities for Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo. It's a wonderful time of year... Oh and be sure to stop by the Gift Wrap in the Manhattan Mall... I'll be there .. so stop and say Hello..

Manhattan Beach:

December 3, 2008 5:00 pm North Manhattan Beach Holiday Open House.

December 5, 6, 7, 2008 The Sandpipers will hold their annual Holiday Home Tour in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. The tour runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tickets start at $25. For information call (310) 374-1748

Saturday...December 6, 2008 from 4:30- 6:30 ..... Manhattan Beach kicks off December with the Pier Lighting Ceremony. The Neptunian Woman's Club will be selling homemade cookies and hot drinks. See you there!

Sunday December 7, 2008 :
Family Crafts Night: Jocelyn Center...
1601 Valley Drive... 5:00-7:00pm

Saturday December 6-Wednesday December 24... 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.. The Neptunian Woman's Club will be Gift Wrapping at the Mall... proceeds go toward scholarships for Manhattan Beach students and the fees are tax deductible. Psssst..... We will wrap any gift ... not just ones bought at a Mall store.... See you at the Mall.....

Thursday December 12, 2008... Holiday Light Tour 5:00 pm

Sunday December 14, 2008... Manhattan Beach Fireworks Show .... At the Pier...Entertainment starts at 3:00.. fireworks at 6:30 pm

Santa starts his rounds Monday December 1, 2008.. and he will be looking for good little girls and boys until December 18, 2008.. Santa starts each evening at 5:30...( except December 15... when the float is parked from 6-7 pm)

Dec 1 :
Starts at 19th St and Ardmore Avenue, Pacific, Manhattan Beach Boulevard, and Valley Drive.

Dec. 2:
Starts at Blanche Road and 24th Street, 45th St, Ocean Drive, Marine Avenue, Grandview Avenue and the western City limits..

Dec. 3:
Starts at Blanche Roand and 26th St, Rosecrans Avenue, Pacific Avenue, Marine Avenue, Bell Avenue.
Dec. 4: Starts at Redondo Avenue and 15th Street, Redondo Avenue, manhattan Beach Blvd, Aviation Blvd, Marine Avenue
Dec. 5:
Starts at Marine Avenue and John Street. Pacific Avenue, manhattan Beach Blvd., Sepulveda Blvd. and marine Avenue.

Dec. 8:
Starts at Redondo Avenue and Mathews Avenue, Second Street, Aviation Blvd, Artesia Blvd and Peck Street

Dec. 9:
Starts at Second Street and Rowell Ave. Second Street, Rowell Avenue, Artesia Blvd. and Peck

Dec. 10: Starts at Ardmore Avenue and First Street. Manhattan Beach Blvd., Sepulveda Blvd., Longfellow and Avenue and Ardmore Avenue.

Dec. 11: Starts at 6th and Meadows. Eighth Stret, Aviation Blvd., Second Street, Sepulvreda Blvd..
Dec. 12: Starts at 8th Street and Johnson Avenue. Eighth Street, Aviation, Manhattan Beach Blvd, Aviation Blvd, Eithth Street and Sepulveda Blvd.

Dec. 15: From 6 to 7 p.m., the Santa float will be parked at the main pool of Manhattan Village. Starts at 7 p.m. at 18th Street and Redondo Avenue.
Dec. 16: Starts at Marine and Rowell Avenue, Marine Avenue, Rowell Avenue, Manhattan Beach Blvd.,. and Sepulveda Blvd.
Dec. 17: Starts at Pacific Avenue and Valley Drice. Rosecaran Ave, Sepulveda Blvd. Ardmore Avenue and Pacific Avenue
Dec. 18:Starts at Ingleside Avenue and First Street. Marine Avenue, Grandview Avenue, 24th St, 25th St, Ardmore Avenue, southern and western city liimits
Thursday December 24, 2008 10:00-2:00 pm .... Holiday Party at Manhattan Heights Park .. 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd

Thursday evening... December 24, 2008... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

Hermosa Beach:

December 5, 6, 7 , 2008
The Sandpipers will hold their annual Holiday Home Tour in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. The tour runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm tickets start at $25. For information call (310) 374-1748

Thursday December 4, 2008... The annual Tree Lighting will be at the Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza... 6:00 pm

Saturday December 6, 2008.....Sand Snowman Contest... 9:00 am-Noon.. North side of the Hermosa Beach Pier.. (310) 318-0280
Sunday December 7, 2008.....Hermosa Beach Christmas Village... noon-8:00 pm...Pier Ave and Pier Plaza

Saturday December 13, 2008.....Breakfast with Santa... children 5 and younger... 9:00 am - 11:00 am.. Call for information.. reservations a must... $15.00 per child... (310) 318-0280

In Hermosa Beach Santa hasn't set his schedule... As soon as Santa and his helpers give out the information I will post it:

Thursday evening... December 24, 2008... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

Redondo Beach:
November 18-January 11, 2009...The Seaside Ice Rink is now open... click here for more information...
Tuesday December 2, 2008...The 28th annual Tree Lighting ... The Civic Center... 415 Daimond Avenue...5:00 pm
Thursday December 4, 2008 ... Riviera Village holiday Stroll... Come and hear carolers, see fun street performers ... and meet Santa
Friday December 12... Santa Visits the Pier 5:00 pm
Saturday December 13,... King Harbor Boat Parade...Free.. Along the harbor inner sea wall 5:30 PM

Santa Visits Redondo: Begining Monday December 1-18, 2008 Santa will visit all the boys and girls in Redondo Beach.
North Redondo:

Monday 12-01-08 Route 1: This is a two part route. Start Part 1 at Johnston
and Beland, Go N/B and cover area Between Johnston and Dow, then Gibson
and 159th, 160th to Beland and end Part 1 – go dark to the start of Part 2. Start
Part 2 at Warfield / Vail, continue westbound Warfield to Aviation Bl. End Part 2 &
entire route.
Tuesday 12-02-08 Route 2: Start at Vail and Timothy. May and Pinckard.
Then triangle area south of Beland to Robinson. Barkley, Gibson, Perkins,
Carlsbad…etc. South on Inglewood (dark) to Robinson, Robinson westbound to
Aviation. (see map). Note DARK streets on map

Wednesday 12-03-08 Route 3: Start at Plant and Vail, go W/B. to Green, then
right to Perry and E/B on Perry to Rindge. Left and go to Ernest, go W/B to
Aviation, then right and E/B on Farrell to Vail. Left turn and W/B on Bataan to
Aviation, then right and E/B on Dufour to Vail. End route at Vail / Warfield.

Thursday 12-04-08 Route 4: Begin at Curtis and Aviation, E/B to Perkins,
then left and W/B on Gates to Aviation. Right on Aviation to Graham, then E/B to
Perkins. End at Perkins / Robinson.
Friday 12-05-08 Route 5: Aviation and Mathews, E/B to Perkins, then left and
W/B on Nelson. Make a left at Aviation Wy, a right at Mathews to Aviation, then
right on Aviation to Ruhland. E/B on Ruhland to Perkins, then W/B on Voorhees
to Aviation.

Saturday 12-06-08 Route 6: Start at Ruxton and Rockefeller and go W/B to
Aviation Wy. Turn right and come E/B on Carnegie to Ruxton. Turn left and W/B
on Vanderbilt to Aviation Wy. ….

Sunday 12-07-08 Route 7: Start at Clark and Harkness, go E/B Clark to
Ripley. North on Felton then W/B on Harriman to Harkness, and E/B on
Huntington to Ripley.

Monday 12-08-08 Route 8: Start at Flagler and Armour, go W/B to Harkness,
RIGHT, then right to Spreckels and E/B to Ripley. Go left and come back W/B on
Havemeyer. Turn left on Flagler and go to Spreckels then right to Harkness, right again to Morgan and go E/B to Blossom. Then left to Speyer and come back W/B on Speyer to Harkness. Make a right and go to Pullman. Go E/B on Pullman to Ripley, then right on Ripley to MacKay. Turn right on MacKay and turn left onto Belmont W/B Belmont to Harkness.

Tuesday 12-09-08 Route 9: Start at Harper and Palm and go N/B. travel to
Artesia. Then back and forth on Steinhart, Goodman, Stanford, Ford, Reed,
Herrin, Carver, Wollacott and Axenty.

Wednesday 12-10-08 Route 10: Start at 190th and Pruitt, go to Armour and
travel E/B to Firmona. Make a left and come back W/B on Spreckels to Pruitt.
Right to Fisk and E/B to 190th, then right and another right on Firmona. Go N/B to Alvord and stop for a few minutes, then go to Ralston and W/B to Pruitt. Make a left at Pruitt and come back E/B on 2500-2600 Alvord. Go left at Inglewood Av.
Left again at Ralston, then right on Felton. At 185th St, turn left to Pruitt, then right to 184th, and E/B on 184th across Inglewood to Firmona. Go right to 185th and W/B on 185th back to Felton. Go N/B to 183rd, and E/B to Firmona, then W/B to Felton on 182nd Pl, and back E/B on 182nd St to Inglewood.

Thursday 12-11-08 Route 11: Start at 190th and Green, go N/B to Ripley,
then right and back S/B on Cluster. Make a left at 190th to Blossom, then N/B on
Blossom to Havemeyer, E/B on Havemeyer to Rindge. Go right to service road at
190th, and make a left. Go to Earle and do each of the Courts. Then E/B on
Ripley to Meyer. Right on Meyer. Left on 190th to Phelan, N/B on Phelan to Fisk,
then W/B to High, right and back E/B on Alvord. Go right to Lilienthal. Make a Uturn at the park and come back N/B to Ralston. Go W/B on Ralston to Meyer,
then right and back E/B on Hill to Lilienthal. W/B on Ives, and E/B on Hadley.
Take Lilienthal, Ripley to Marshallfield W/B to Harkness.

Friday 12-12-08 Route 12: Start at Amethyst and Harkness, Turn left on 190th
and go west to Goodman, turn right, then W/B on Lomax to Prospect. Turn right
to Van Horne, then E/B Van Horne to Harkness. Make a left then W/B on Armour
to Reynolds. Continue to do 1600-1700 blks to Speyer, then do Harper to
Aviation, Steinhart back to Belmont, then N/B Goodman to Aviation. Come back
on Stanford to Belmont and N/B Ford to Aviation.

South Redondo:

Saturday 12-13-08 Route 13: Start at RBPD and go N/B on Broadway to
Catalina, back S/B on Elena to Carnelian. Make a left and take PCH, then make
a left on Beryl and do Francisca. North on Catalina. Then S/B on PCH to
Diamond. Turn left on Diamond and go to N. Gertruda. Go N/B on Gertruda to
Carnelian. Make a right, go to Guadalupe, then S/B tp Diamond. Make a left, to
Irena, then N/B on Irena to Agate. Right turn to Juanita, then S/b on Juanita to
Del Amo. Turn left and go to Lucia. N/B on Lucia to 190, turn right and come
back S/B on Maria to Del Amo. Then N/B on Paulina to 190th. St.

Sunday 12-14-08 Route 14: Start at RBPD, go S/B on Broadway to Torrance
Bl, then E/B Torrance to S. Francisca. Go N/B to Vincent Park, then right, come
back S/B on Guadalupe, to Torrance, then left to Helberta and back N/B to
Vincent, then right to Irena, S/B to Torrance, then left and back N/B on Juanita to Vincent. Come back S/B on S. Lucia to Torrance.

Monday 12-15-08 Route 15: Start at Broadway and Torrance go S/B to Knob
Hill, then N/B on Elvira to Sapphire. Turn right and cross PCH on Sapphire to
Knob Hill, turn right and come back to Gertruda. Go N/B to Pearl, then left to
Francisca, left again to PCH. Then left onto Sapphire, this time go to Helberta
and go left to S. Irena, come back S/B on S. Irena. Left on Serpentine, then left
again on S. Juanita to Camino Real.

Tuesday 12-16-08 Route 16: Start at Pearl / Susanna. S/B Susanna, turn
corner to Faye & continue Faye N/B to Pearl. Go Dark, Prospect to Torrance,
left to Lucia, left. S/B Lucia to Rita, right on Rita W/B to Juanita, N/B Juanita to
Torrance. Dark on Torrance W/B to Irena. Irena S/B to Judy, right turn Judy
N/B to Pearl. Pearl W/B to Camino Real, N/B to Miramar. Miramar W/B to
Francisca, N/B to Sierra Vista E/B. End Sierra Vista/Camino Real. Note: advise
families on Opal & Pearl to meet Santa on Lucia, Juanita, or Irena!

Wednesday 12-17-08 Route 17: Start at Ave G / PV W/B to PCH, then E/B
on Ave F to PV. W/B on Ave E, make a right on Ave D to S/B Gertruda, then
back on Helberta to Ave D., S/B on S. Irena (Do Ave D as you are going back
and forth on Gertruda, Helberta and Irena). Take PV to Prospect and do the 1000
blk Ave D, then W/B on Ave C back, including 1000 block, then E/B on Ave
B(including 1000 block), then Ave A(1000 block) to PCH. Take Knob Hill to
Camino Real.

Thursday 12-18-08 Route 18: Start at S. Irena and PV Bl, go east to 1400
blk, then back to W/B on Helberta to PV, then E/B on S. Gertruda go to Messina
and Circle Drs. Then W/B on Ave E to Pv, and E/B on Ave F to Prospect. Then
W/B Ave G to PV. Then S/B on PV to Catalina. Turn and immediately take the
left to Camino de la Costa. Go W/B on Paseo de la Playa, come back E/B on
Vista del Mar, then N/B along the 1700 Blk of Camino de la Costa to Ave I. Make
a left and to go the Esplanade. Go DARK N/B Esplanade to Knob Hill.
Continue route E/B Knob Hill to PCH, S/B PCH to Avenue A, W/B to Esplande.
Continue Avenue A to Avenue H, alternating East & West on the Avenues
(always S/B PCH and S/B Esplanade). End Route at Avenue H and PCH.

Make up Days: Friday 12/19; Saturday 12/20; and Sunday12/21
Monday evening... December 24, 2007... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

El Segundo:

Thursday December4, 2008... The Annual Tree Lighting... and craft boutique at City Hall Plaza 300 Main Street 4-7 pm

Tuesday December 9, 2008....Santa and the Claus Family will be at the Library at 3:00pm

Sunday December 14, 2008.....1:00 pm.. Holiday Parade.. Main Street.. from Imperial Highway to El Segundo Blvd.. 2:00 pm (310) 322-1220

Santa's sleigh... The elves haven't given out his schedule yet...

Monday evening... December 24, 2007... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... Merry Christmas to Alll.. and to All ... Good Night...

If you have an event you would like to add... just e-mail me and I will add it to the list....


Steve U said...

Are their any streets in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa that have great lights.

Kaye Thomas said...

Steve U,
Not really.. there are some nice lights on the walk streets and in the Hill section in MB... walkstreets in Hb also have some homes with great lighte... Best places for holiday lights are El Segundo's Candy Cane lane on Acacia and Seaside Ranchos in off Prospect Torrance and Ave H