Category: Special Events

Santa Photo Experience @ Del Amo

November 8 – December 24, 2019

Santa-Del-AmoEager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Santa Photo Experience at Del Amo Fashion Center.

Children can visit and be photographed with Santa November 8 through December 24.

Del Amo Fashion Center will host a several opportunities for families to make memories with Santa. Save time, avoid the line by reserving your magical moment with Santa online. Families can plan their visit to see Santa in advance with a Santa Fast Pass on all days the shopping mall is open.

An opportunity for all members of the family, Pet Photo Night allows pets the opportunity to visit and have their photo taken with Santa. The center will host two pet photo nights on Sunday, November 17 and Sunday, December 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. where pet owners can bring their fur babies for photos with Santa Claus.

Redondo Beach Library Activities for December

December 1 – 31, 2019

The Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more!

A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Telephone: 310 318-0675

Redondo Beach North Branch Library is located at 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Telephone: 310 318-0677

For more information on Library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs.

For updated information, visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for December

December 1 – 31, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

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Torrance Santa Float Schedule

December 1 – 22, 2019

The Torrance Police Officers’ Association will escort the Santa Float as it make its rounds throughout the City of Torrance starting Sundaty, December 1 and running through Sunday, December 22.

Continuing a holiday tradition that started in 1969, the Torrance Police Officers’ Association will be bringing Santa Claus and a sleigh full of helpers to different areas in the city. In the event of rain, the float may be cancelled and rescheduled to a different date. In the event of a cancellation, the makeup date will be posted on their social media platforms.

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza

December 1, 2019 – January 1, 2020

076 - sbbj2Taking place for over 40 years, the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza (also known as Candy Cane Lane) is one of the largest holiday decoration displays in the country.

You can walk or drive through the neighborhood reveling in the sights, sounds and scents of the season. It’s a wonderful way to spend the evening and one the entire family will enjoy and remember for years to come. The wildly extravagant decorations are on display from December 1 through January 1 from about 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Manhattan Beach Santa Float Schedule

December 2 – 20, 2019

The Santa Float will be making the rounds of Manhattan Beach over the next couple of weeks!

The neighborhood routes generally start at 4:45 p.m., but check the times at the link below as there are some variations. The sleigh will tour a different neighborhood for fifteen nights (excluding weekends), ending December 20. Santa should be able to complete each nightly route before the kiddies go to bed, so get those lists ready!

The Manhattan Beach Santa Float is led by the Kiwanis Club of Manhattan Beach, and is staffed each night by a different community organization. There is no charge to visit the Santa Float on its nightly routes. The calendar, staffing organizations, dates and a hi-resolution expandable map of the routes can be seen at http://www.manhattanbeachsantafloat.com/routes/ .

Lomita and Rancho Palos Verdes Santa Sleigh Tour

December 5 – 20, 2019

Santa Claus is coming to town!

The LA Sheriff’s Lomita Station hosts the annual Santa Sleigh Tour from Thursday, December 5 through Friday, December 20.

They’ll be guiding his sleigh through the streets of Lomita and Rancho Palos Verdes. A sheriff’s patrol car will precede Santa’s Sleigh announcing his arrival.

Look for Santa Stops Here signs along the route. Children of all ages are encouraged to come out, chat with Santa, and get a candy cane.

Click on the image to enlarge the schedule!

The Winter Show @ PVAC

December 6 – January 18, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents The Winter Show opening December 6 and running through January 18.

The Winter Show is a juried, all-media exhibition hosted by and open for submission only to members of the Palos Verdes Art Center’s eight active artists’ groups: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, The Artist’s Studio, and Third Dimension.

The People’s Choice Award of $200, will be chosen by popular ballot during the opening reception on December 6. The winner will be announced in the Main Gallery at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments provided by The Circle.

TAM Special Exhibitions

December 7 – 21, 2019

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) closes out the year with a run of Special Exhibitions from December 7 through December 21.

TAM’s Main Gallery hosts Adjacent, Adjacent, a culminating exhibition of FORUM 2019, a 10-month mentorship program with a cohort of fourteen art professionals. Gallery Two hosts Plaza Mirage II, featuring brand new works by artists Zach Trow and Theresa Sterner. The Dark Room features a series of video and document clips pertaining to FORUM 2019 events.

Main Gallery – Adjacent, Adjacent

Adjacent, Adjacent is a reflection on relationships between the participants of the FORUM 2019, some of whom will carry forward beyond the exhibition as the art collective Museum Adjacent. The exhibition provokes the artists to consider where they are (both in location and career trajectory) and how that relates to what they make. FORUM is an annual 10-month mentorship residency for emerging artists, curators, gallerists and writers who wish to build a career in contemporary art. This empowering program is designed as a practical guide to navigating the art world via Q&A sessions with successful professionals (artists, curators, critics and gallerists), culminating with an exhibition in the Main Gallery of the Torrance Art Museum, with the program’s participants. More information about the program and applications for FORUM 2020 are now available at http://www.TorranceArtMuseum.com/forum.

Redondo Beach Santa Sleigh Tour *UPDATE*

December 9 – 22, 2019

The Redondo Beach Police Officers’ Association, in conjunction with the Redondo Beach Firefighters’ Association, is proud to present the Redondo Beach 2019 Santa Sleigh Tour.

Starting December 9, Santa and his Elves will once again travel the streets of Redondo Beach. Originally started by volunteer police and firefighters several decades ago, the Santa Sleigh has always been staffed by off duty police officers and firefighters volunteering countless hours during Santa’s visit. This is an opportunity for Redondo Beach’s public safety personnel to give back to the community and thank them for their support.

Come out and meet Santa and the police officers, firefighters and city employees that work the streets in your city every day!

The sleigh heads out each night at 5 p.m. and end about 9 p.m. To view the route maps, visit https://www.redondobeachpoa.com/santa-sleigh-routes . (The maps take a while to load.)

Redondo Beach Santa Sleigh 2019 Tour Schedule and Routes

Torrance Civic Chorale: A Joyful Sound

December 13 & 14, 2019

The Torrance Civic Chorale presents A Joyful Sound on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre.

Enjoy a celebration of holiday music from the Americas including several sing-a-long favorites!

The Chorale has provided the South Bay with exceptional choral music, instruction and cultural enhancements since 1961. With 90+ singers, the auditioned Chorale is sponsored by the Cultural Services Division of the Community Services Department at the City of Torrance, with Irene Apanovitch-Leites as Artistic Director and Conductor.

Tickets are $25.

Wescom Christmas Tree Giveaway

December 14, 2019

Grab your tinsel and ornaments! When the tree lots open on Saturday, December 14, Wescom Credit Union will be surprising holiday shoppers by picking up the tab when they go to buy their Christmas tree this season.

As a way of showing the community #WescomKindness and spreading holiday cheer, Wescom will pay for shoppers’ tree selections (up to $100 in value per customer) at 15 Christmas tree lots throughout the Southland. This year, one of the lots will be in Torrance. Each of the pop-up lots will give away $2,000 worth of Christmas trees to unsuspecting customers, compliments of Wescom.

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

December 14, 2019

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, December 14 from 8 to 11 a.m.

All are welcome to get down and dirty and lend a hand cleaning, weeding, and dead heading – including groups or individuals who need community service hours.

Even though the park is small, it’s a huge job to keep it looking good. As of January 2019, volunteers have put over 1300 work hours into the project. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

COME MAKE FRIENDS! DO GOOD! HAVE FUN!

Meet at 22812 Kathryn Avenue in Torrance. Bring tools and gloves (if you have or will be supplied), sunscreen, water AND energy.

Breakfast with Santa @ Promenade on the Peninsula

December 14, 2019

Buy your tickets now for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Promenade on the Peninsula.

It’s going to be a magical morning! See Santa up close and personal! Enjoy a breakfast provided by Good Stuff Restaurant, arts and crafts, and a visit with Jolly St. Nick.

Time slots:
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Tickets are $15 per adult, $5 for kids 6 to 12 years old, 5 years old and younger are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at Good Stuff Restaurant in Promenade on the Peninsula.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/363849380977228/.

El Segundo Woman’s Club Holiday Boutique

December 14, 2019

The El Segundo Woman’s Club presents the annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Shop local for the holidays! The event features the work of local crafters and artisans and plenty of sweet treats for purchase.

Tables are $40 with an item donation.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.elsegundowomansclub.org/.

The El Segundo Woman’s Club Clubhouse is located at 541 Standard Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.