Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Manhattan Beach-Beach Cities: Holiday Events December 2011

Fun Christmas/ Holiday  events in the South Bay Beach Cities....December 2011 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.

While Santa wants to visit every house in the Beach Cities... like many of us today... budget issues are making it harder this year... Santa won't be able  take his sleigh through Redondo Beach  but you can  visit with him at Anderson Park and Alta Vista Park.  There are  many celebrations in the Beach Cities including  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 2,3,4, 2011  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.  For information call (310) 374-1748

 Saturday December 10- Thursday December 24... . 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 11, 2011... Manhattan Beach Fireworks Show .... At the Pier...Entertainment starts at 4:00..

Santa starts his rounds  November 28, 2011.. and he will be looking for good little girls and boys until December 15, 2011..   Santa starts his route every evening at 5:30 with the exception of December 12, 2011 when the float is parked in Manhattan Village  from 6:00- 7:00 pm.

Nov. 28:
 Starts at 19th St and Ardmore Avenue, Pacific, Manhattan Beach Boulevard, and Valley Drive.

Nov 29:
 Starts at Blanche Road and 24th Street, 45th St, Ocean Drive, Marine Avenue, Grandview Avenue and the western City limits..

  Starts at Blanche  and 26th St, Rosecrans Avenue, Pacific Avenue, Marine Avenue, Bell Avenue.
Dec. 1: Starts at 23rd St and Wendy Way, Marine Ave.,   Manhattan Beach Blvd,  Redondo Avenue and Aviation Blvd,.

Dec. 2
Starts at Marine and John Street.  Ardmore Avenue, Sepulveda Blvd.,Manhattan Beach Blvd., Pacific Avenue.

Dec. 5:
 Starts at  Second and Peck... Second Street, Aviation Blvd, Artesia Blvd and Peck  Avenue.

Dec. 6: Starts at Second Street and Rowell Avenue. Second Street, Meadows Avenue,  Artesia Blvd. and  Sepulveda.  

Dec. 7: Starts at Dianthus and 11th Street.  Manhattan Beach Blvd., Sepulveda Blvd., southern city limits and Ardmore Avenue.

Dec. 8:  Starts at 6th and Meadows. Eighth Street, Aviation Blvd., Second Street, Sepulveda Blvd..

Dec. 9: Starts at 8th Street and Johnson Avenue.  Manhattan Beach Blvd, Aviation Blvd, Eighth Street and Sepulveda Blvd.

Dec. 12: 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. 13: Starts at Meadows Avenue and Manhattan Beach Blvd. Marine Avenue, Rowell Avenue, Manhattan Beach Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd..

Dec. 14: Starts at Pacific Avenue and Valley Drive. Rosecrans Avenue, Sepulveda Blvd. Ardmore Avenue and Pacific Avenue

Dec. 15: Starts at Ingleside Avenue and First Street. Marine Avenue, Grandview Avenue, 24th St, 25th St, Ardmore Avenue, southern and western city limits

Wednesday December 21, 2011...  The Lighting of the Chanukah Menorah ... Manhattan Beach Mall.... 5:30 pm

 Photos with SantaManhattan Beach Mall
Santa arrives Nov. 25 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.

Saturday evening... December 24, 2011... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

Hermosa Beach:

December 2,3,4,  2011  
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 . For information call (310) 374-1748

Thursday December 1, 2011...  Hermosa Beach Tree Lighting... 6:00 at the Pier

Saturday December 10, 2011  Second Annual Snowfest.....10:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Snowfest will feature the tree lighting, music, and the arrival of Santa.

In Hermosa Beach Santa  will visit on at The Gum Tree at 238 Pier Avenue  on December 2, 2011 from 5-9 pm and on December 5, 2011 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm...

Santa and his helpers will visit Hermosa neighborhoods on  Wednesday December 7 and Dec. 14.

The sleigh will spend 20 minutes at each stop, where Santa will take photos with residents waiting to meet him.

Santa's Schedule:

December 7, 2011

6 to 6:20 p.m.: 18th Street and Valley Park Avenue.
6:30 to 6:50 p.m.: 25th Street and Silverstrand Avenue.
7 to 7:20 p.m.: 30th Street and Morningside Drive.
7:30 to 7:50 p.m.: 23rd/24th streets and Hermosa Avenue (west side of the street).
8 to 8:20 p.m.: 500 block of 11th Street.
8:30 to 8:50 p.m.: Pier Plaza.

December 14, 2011 

6 to 6:20 p.m.: 2000 block of Hillcrest Avenue.
6:30 to 6:50 p.m.: 1100 block of 19th Street.
7 to 7:20 p.m.: Golden Street between 15th and 16th streets.
7:30 to 7:50 p.m.: 1100 block of Eighth Street.
8 to 8:20 p.m.: Fifth Street and Hermosa Avenue.
8:30 to 8:50 p.m.: Pier Plaza.

Saturday  evening... December 24, 2011... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

December 26, 2011Lighting of the Chanukah Menorah  Greenwood Park.. (Windmill at Aviation/PCH ) 6:00 pm

Redondo Beach:

Thursday December 1, 2011 ... Riviera Village Holiday Stroll...6:00-10:00 pm. Come and hear carolers, see fun street performers ... and meet Santa

Tuesday December 6, 2011...The 31st annual Tree Lighting ... The Civic Center... 415 Diamond Avenue...5:00 pm


Saturday December 10, 2011.....    King Harbor Boat Parade...Free..
                                                        Along the harbor inner sea wall 5:30 PM

Santa Visits Redondo:   Santa  has two visits scheduled....
Saturday Dec 10, 2011...  Alta Vista Park from 4-8 pm

Saturday Dec 17, 2011... Anderson Park from 4-8 pm

Tuesday December 20, 2011... Hanukkah... The lighting of the Menorah... Civic Center415 Diamond Ave. 5:30 pm
  December 24, 2011 ... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

 El Segundo:

 Thursday December 8, 2011... The Annual Tree Lighting... and craft boutique at City Hall Plaza 300 Main Street  3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Saturday December 10, 2011 - December 23, 2011... Candy Cane Lane lights up:
 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue in El Segundo ( Corner of Acacia and California) 6:30- 7:00 pm

Sunday December 11, 2011.....1-3pm .. Holiday Parade.. Main Street.. from Imperial Highway to El Segundo Blvd.. (310) 322-1220 Santa's sleigh... 

Santa's will visit  Dec. 12-16, 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 9:00 p.m. 

Santa's schedule:

Dec. 12: West end of the city east to Loma Vista Street.
Dec. 13: Loma Vista Street east to Main Street.

Dec. 14: Main Street east to Sheldon Street.

Dec. 15: Sheldon Street east to Center Street.

Dec. 16: Center Street east to Sepulveda Street.

In case of rain, a make-up day is scheduled for Dec. 19.  For an updated schedule, visit http://www.elsegundopoa.org/.

Thursday Dec. 22, 2011: Lighting of the Chanukah Menorah... 5:30 City Hall

Saturday Dec. 24, 2011Chanukah on Ice  at 6:15 pm Toyota Sports Center 555 N. Nash St

Saturday  December 24, 2011 ... 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....

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