Thursday, December 02, 2010

Christmas/Holiday Events in the South Bay-Beach Cities December 2010

Fun Christmas/ Holiday  events in the South Bay Beach Cities....December 2010 Schedule by City

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 the Holiday Season..... Many homeowners in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo do some fabulous light displays and Christmas/Holiday decorations. El Segundo and other cities have whole neighborhoods of homes that bring visitors from near and far to see the wonderful winter wonderland displays.

Santa seems to find a way to visit every home... on every street... in every neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach 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 3,4,5, 2010  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 ext. 6#

Monday December 6, 2010   5:30 pm   Chanukah Lighting of the Menorah

Thursday December 9, 2010 :  5:00 pm North Manhattan Beach ( El Porto) Holiday Open House and Walk About

 Saturday December 10- Thursday 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.....

Sunday December 12, 2010... Manhattan Beach Fireworks Show .... At the Pier...Entertainment starts at 3:00.. fireworks at 6:30 pm

Santa starts his rounds  November 29, 2010.. and he will be looking for good little girls and boys until December 16, 2010..   Santa starts his route every evening at 5:30 with the exception of December 14, 2009 when the float is parked in Manhattan Village  from 6:00- 7:00 pm and finishes that evening at 9:00 pm. .

Nov. 29:
 Starts at 19th St and Ardmore Avenue, Pacific, Manhattan Beach Boulevard, and Valley Drive.

Nov 30:
 Starts at Blanche Road and 24th Street, 45th St, Ocean Drive, Marine Avenue, Grandview Avenue and the western City limits..

Dec. 1:
  Starts at Bell  and 36th St, Rosecrans Avenue, Pacific Avenue, Marine Avenue, Bell Avenue.
Dec. 2: Starts at 23rd St and Wendy Way, Marine Ave.,   Manhattan Beach Blvd,  Redondo Avenue and Aviation Blvd,.

Dec. 3
Starts at Manhattan Beach Blvd and Oak Street.  Ardmore Avenue, Sepulveda Blvd.,Manhattan Beach Blvd., Pacific Avenue.

Dec. 6:
 Starts at  Redondo and Mathews Avenues... Second Street, Aviation Blvd, Artesia Blvd and Peck  Avenue.

Dec. 7: Starts at Second Street and Rowell Avenue. Second Street, Meadows Avenue,  Artesia Blvd. and  Sepulveda.  

Dec. 8: Starts at Dianthus and 11th Street.  Manhattan Beach Blvd., Sepulveda Blvd., southern city limits and Ardmore Avenue.

Dec. 9:  Starts at 6th and Meadows. Eighth Street, Aviation Blvd., Second Street, Sepulveda Blvd..

Dec. 10: Starts at 8th Street and Johnson Avenue.  Manhattan Beach Blvd, Aviation Blvd, Eighth Street and Sepulveda Blvd.

Dec. 13: 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.  Marine Avenue, Redondo Avenue,Manhattan Beach Blvd., and Rowell Avenue.

Dec. 14: Starts at Meadows Avenue and Manhattan Beach Blvd. Marine Avenue, Rowell Avenue, Manhattan Beach Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd..

Dec. 15: Starts at Pacific Avenue and Valley Drive. Rosecrans Avenue, Sepulveda Blvd. Ardmore Avenue and Pacific Avenue

Dec. 16: Starts at Ingleside Avenue and First Street. Marine Avenue, Grandview Avenue, 24th St, 25th St, Ardmore Avenue, southern and western city limits

 Photos with SantaManhattan Beach Mall
Santa arrives Nov. 26 and stays until Dec. 24.
Mon to Sat: 11a.m. to 8 p.m
Sun:  12:00 to 6 p.m.,
The Web site above has a list of packages and prices.

Santa Pet Photos...
Manhattan Village Mall.. Friday DEcember 10, 2010 1-5 pm Cats and dogs only and on a leash

Breakfast with Santa...

Register at the Manhattan Village Concierge for the opportunity to win breakfast with Santa at Coco's Bakery & Cafe (on Dec. 20). Applicants must be between the ages of 3-12. 12 Total winners will be selected. One entry per person. Registration ends December 14, 2010

Friday evening... December 24, 2010... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

Hermosa Beach:

December 3,4,5,  2010  
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 11, 2010 First Annual Snowfest.....10:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Snowfest will feature the tree lighting, music, and the arrival of Santa.
There will be a free movie on Pier Plaza and a snow hill on upper Pier Avenue... There is a little confusion

In Hermosa Beach Santa  will visit on December 8th and December 15, 2010.. He will be at each stop for about 20 minutes...

Dec. 8 Parade Route

6 to 6:20 p.m.: Monterey Boulevard and 10th Street.

6:25 to 6:45 p.m.: Hermosa Avenue and Sixth Street.

6:50 to 7:10 p.m.: Manhattan Avenue and Second Street.

7:15 to 7:35 p.m.: 900 block of Third Street.

7:40 to 8:00 p.m.: Sixth Street and Prospect Avenue.

8:05 to 8:25 p.m.: Hillcrest and 21st Street.

Dec. 15 Parade Route

6 to 6:20 p.m.: Power and 21st streets.

6:25 to 6:45 p.m.: 25th Street and Silverstrand Avenue.

6:50 to 7:10 p.m.: 30th Street and Morningside Drive.

7:15 to 7:35 p.m.: 20th Place and Prospect Avenue.

7:40 to 8:00 p.m.: 15th and Golden streets.

8:05 to 8:25 p.m.: Bonnie Brae and 14th streets.

Friday evening... December 24, 2010... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

Redondo Beach:

Thursday December 2, 2010 ... Riviera Village Holiday Stroll...6:00-10:00 pm. Come and hear carolers, see fun street performers ... and meet Santa

Tuesday December 7, 2010...The 29th annual Tree Lighting ... The Civic Center... 415 Diamond Avenue...5:00 pm

Tuesday December 7, 2010... Hanukkah... The lighting of the Menorah... Civic Center415 Diamond Ave. 5:30 pm

Saturday December 11, 2010 .....    King Harbor Boat Parade...Free..
                                                        Along the harbor inner sea wall 5:30 PM

Santa Visits Redondo: Beginning Monday November 30,  Thursday December 17, 2009 Santa will visit all the boys and girls in Redondo BeachClick for Maps

North Redondo:

Monday November 29, 2010: 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 11-30-10:  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 12-01-10:   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 12-02-10:  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 12-03-10:  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 12-04-10: 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 12-05-10:  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 12-06-10: 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 12-07-10:  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 12-08-10:  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 12-09-10:  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 U turn 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 12-10-10:  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 12-11-10:  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 to 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 12-12-10:  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 12-13-10:  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 12-14-10:  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 12-15-10:  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 12-16-10:  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 12/17; Saturday 12/18; and Sunday 12/19

Photo with Santa:

The Galleria:

Dec. 6, 2010 -Dec. 24, 2010 Level 1

Friday  December 24, 2010 ... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

 El Segundo:

 Thursday December 9, 2010... The Annual Tree Lighting... and craft boutique at City Hall Plaza 300 Main Street  3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Saturday December 11, 2010 - December 23, 2010... Candy Cane Lane lights up:
 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue in El Segundo ( off Imperial) 7:00 pm

Sunday December 12, 2010.....10:00 am .. Holiday Parade.. Main Street.. from Imperial Highway to El Segundo Blvd.. (310) 322-1220 Santa's sleigh... 

Santa's will visit  Dec. 13-17, starting on the west side of the city. Santa will work his way east to Sepulveda Boulevard each night. Police cars with lights, sirens, and music playing will signal Santa's arrival on your block. 
His sleigh takes off  at 5:15 p.m and stops at 8:45 p.m. 

Santa's schedule:

Dec. 13: West end of the city east to Loma Vista Street.
Dec. 14: Loma Vista Street east to Main Street.

Dec. 15: Main Street east to Sheldon Street.

Dec. 16: Sheldon Street east to Center Street.

Dec. 17: Center Street east to Sepulveda Street.

In case of rain, a make-up day is scheduled for Dec. 20.  For an updated schedule, visit

Friday  December 24, 2010 ... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest

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


Lisa said...

Di you have this years itinerary?

Kaye said...

Hi Lisa,
here is the link for this year's information...