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November 27 – December 25, 2018
The City of Hermosa Beach once again welcomes visitors throughout Southern California to enjoy the beach community’s shops, restaurants and downtown area as the City announces the return of the FREE Holiday Parking Program.
From November 27 through December 25, free parking will be offered at meters located in downtown Hermosa. The City of Hermosa Beach is pleased to offer residents and visitors the ability to park free of charge during the specified time frame at the designated meters for up to the posted time limit.
Meters that are included in the program will be clearly marked with festive red Holiday bags.
This marks the ninth consecutive year that Hermosa Beach has provided free parking to both residents and visitors for the holidays.
December 12 & 18, 2018
Santa will arrive on his sleigh along with his helpers escorted by the Hermosa Beach Fire and Police Departments. Santa will spend 20 minutes at each stop for photo ops.
Times are approximate and are subject to delay. Santa will stop as close to these locations as possible. Inclement weather may cause a change in schedule.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hermosabch.org/index.aspx?page=20&recordid=5823.
December 21, 2018
Celebrate the start of winter break with a special holiday movie screening of Home Alone starring McCauley Culkin. Rated PG. Light refreshments will be provided. After the movie, take a picture with Santa!
Tickets are $10 for 18 and older, $5 for 18 and under.
December 31, 2018
The festivities feature two countdowns to the new year. The first countdown takes place at 9 p.m. with the ball drop from Times Square in New York City being shown live on a 9 x 12 video screen. The second countdown at midnight features our very own ball drop – an 8-foot beach ball – as Hermosa Beach rings in the new year with the West Coast.
Lou Giovannetti and His “BIG” Big Band will be the featured performers. Inspired by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and their swing contemporaries, Lou and his musicians perform iconic standards of the American big-band era. Along with special guests, they appear on the main stage at Pier Plaza from 8 p.m. until midnight.
December 31, 2018
The event features several dance floors, multiple DJs, state of the art production, complimentary party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
General admission tickets are $40, VIP tickets are $100. Tables start at $400.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.berrybly.com/.
Alta House is located at 1301 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
February 9 – 16, 2019
The exhibit showcases the work of South Bay artists in a variety of mediums. The evening will feature live music and art demos.
For additional information, visit the website at http://hbartistcollective.org/.
Hermosa Design is located at 618 Cypress Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
Local rock star drummer Sabina Sandoval facilitates this very popular drum circle which draws crowds of onlookers and participants. Drums and percussion instruments are provided so that no one is left out. Any donations received are used for the purchase, maintenance and repair of instruments and to keep the circle alive.
The South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.
These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available.
Here’s a schedule by day of the week: