Sunday, December 02, 2012

2012 Christmas / Holiday Events in the South Bay Beach Cities

Fun Christmas/ Holiday  events in the South Bay Beach Cities....December 2012 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.

  There are  many celebrations in the Beach Cities including  Tree lighting, Pier lighting fireworks and a sand snowman contest in our communities.

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 9, 2012- December 24, 2012 ... . 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 2, 2012... Family Crafts Night... Joslyn Center  1601 Valley Dr. 5:00-7:00 pm

Sunday December 9, 2012... Manhattan Beach Fireworks Show .... At the Pier...Entertainment starts at 4:00..

Santa starts his rounds  November 26, 2012.. and he will be looking for good little girls and boys until December 13, 2012..   Santa starts his route every evening at 5:30 with the exception of December 10, 2012 when the float is parked in Manhattan Village  from 6:00- 7:00 pm.

Nov. 26:
 Starts at 19th St and Ardmore Avenue, Pacific, Manhattan Beach Boulevard, and Valley Drive.

Nov 27:
 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.
 Nov. 29: Starts at 23rd St and Wendy Way, Marine Ave.,   Manhattan Beach Blvd,  Redondo Avenue and Aviation Blvd,.

Nov. 30:
Starts at Marine and John Street.  Ardmore Avenue, Sepulveda Blvd.,Manhattan Beach Blvd., Pacific Avenue.

Dec. 3 :
 Starts at  Second and Peck... Second Street, Aviation Blvd, Artesia Blvd and Peck  Avenue.

Dec. 3: Starts at Second Street and Rowell Avenue. Second Street, Meadows Avenue,  Artesia Blvd. and  Sepulveda.  

Dec. 5: Starts at Dianthus and 11th Street.  Manhattan Beach Blvd., Sepulveda Blvd., southern city limits and Ardmore Avenue.

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

Dec. 7: Starts at 8th Street and Johnson Avenue.  Manhattan Beach Blvd, Aviation Blvd, Eighth Street and Sepulveda Blvd.

Dec. 10: 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. 11: Starts at Meadows Avenue and Manhattan Beach Blvd. Marine Avenue, Rowell Avenue, Manhattan Beach Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd..

Dec. 12 Starts at Pacific Avenue and Valley Drive. Rosecrans Avenue, Sepulveda Blvd. Ardmore Avenue and Pacific Avenue

Dec. 13: Starts at Ingleside Avenue and First Street. Marine Avenue, Grandview Avenue, 24th St, 25th St, Ardmore Avenue, southern and western city limits

 December 12, 2012...  The Lighting of the Chanukah Menorah ... Manhattan Beach Mall.... 5:30 pm

December 15, 2012... Holiday Shop & Drop.. Need to spend the day shopping and want something fun for the kids to do... Drop them off at the Creative Arts Center for a day of fun!  8:00-6:00.. The price includes lunch (served at 12:30) and snacks during the day.  $50.00 for residents and $55.00 for non-residents.. Call  Diana Payne at  (310)-802-5444 for mor information

 Photos with SantaManhattan Beach Mall
Santa arrives Nov. 23 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.

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

Hermosa Beach:

Thursday December 6,2012...  Hermosa Beach Tree Lighting... 6:00 at the Pier

Saturday December 8, 2012    Santa Sand snowman contest  9:00-12:00 at the Pier

In Hermosa Beach Santa   and his helpers will visit  Hermosa Beach.. He will make 6 stops and stay 20 minutes at each stop...

Santa's Schedule:

December 3, 2012

6 to 6:20 p.m.: 500 block of 11th Street
6:30 to 6:50 p.m.:  1800 block of Valley park
7 to 7:20 p.m.:  31st  and Morningside Drive.
7:30 to 7:50 p.m.: 600 block of 24th .
8 to 8:20 p.m.:  600 and 700  block of 11th Street.
8:30 to 8:50 p.m.: Pier Plaza.

December 12, 2012 

6 to 6:20 p.m.: 6th and Hollowell
6:30 to 6:50 p.m.: Prospect and 8th St.
7 to 7:20 p.m.: 1500 block of Bonnie brae
7:30 to 7:50 p.m.:  2000 block of Hillcrest
8 to 8:20 p.m.: 1500 block of Golden Avenue
8:30 to 8:50 p.m.: Pier Plaza.

Monday  evening... December 24, 2012... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

Redondo Beach:

Tuesday December 4, 2012...The 32nd  annual Tree Lighting ... The Civic Center... 415 Diamond Avenue...5:00 pm


Saturday December 8, 2012.....    King Harbor Boat Parade...Free..
                                                        Along the harbor inner sea wall 5:30 PM

Santa Visits Redondo:  ..



Monday 11-26-12 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 11-27-12 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 11-28-12 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 11-29-12 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 11-30-12 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 12-01-12 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 12-02-12 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 12-03-12 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.

Belmont W/B Belmont to Harkness.

Tuesday 12-04-12 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 12-05-12 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 12-06-12 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 12-07-12 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.

Saturday 12-08-12 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 12-09-12 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 12-10-12 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 12-11-12 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 12-12-12 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 12-13-12 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.ake up Days

Make Up Days:: Friday 12/14; Saturday 12/15; and Sunday12/16

  Due to the size of Santa’s sleigh, and safety first, Santa will not be stopping on busy streets such as Manhattan Bch Bl, Aviation Bl, Artesia, Grant Av, 190th St, Prospect, PCH, Catalina.
His helpers will pull the sled as near to the curb as possible so he can see each and every one you.
If weather becomes a factor, that night’s area will be skipped, and made up at the end.
If you have any questions, please call Justin Korte
RBPD 310-379-2477.
 December 24, 2012 ... T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house.... You know the rest...

 El Segundo:

 Thursday December 6, 2012... The Annual Tree Lighting... and craft boutique at City Hall Plaza 300 Main Street  3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Saturday December 8 - December 23, 2012... 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 9, 2012.....1-3pm .. Holiday Parade.. Main Street.. from Imperial Highway to El Segundo Blvd.. (310) 322-1220 Santa's sleigh... 

We don't have a schedule for Santa.. will post as soon as  his elves let me know..

Monday   December 24, 2012... 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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