Hermosa Beach Events

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Shop Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017

Small-Business-SaturdayNovember 25 is Small Business Saturday!

With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great opportunity to make a dent in that shopping list while supporting local merchants. Approximately 83 cents of every dollar spent locally stays within the community and supports everything from team sports to infrastructure improvements.

The South Bay has numerous downtown areas which are home to a vast assortment of shops, services and dining establishments. You really can find everything you need right around the corner!

This season, shop local and keep those all-important tax dollars in the neighborhood!

Art of Winter

December 2, 2017

ResinThe Hermosa Beach Artist Collective will host Art of Winter on Saturday, December 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Resin Gallery.

The event features new works as well as affordable original art and the gallery will be filled with “gift-able” artwork. Christmas is only 42 days away! This year, be original and buy original.

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/378712725914900/.

Resin Gallery is located at 618 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Hermosa Beach Holiday Tree Lighting & Concert

December 3, 2017

Hermosa-Beach-Holiday-Tree-LightingThe Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Holiday Tree Lighting & Rock for Tots Toy Drive Charity Concert on Sunday, December 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier.

This Concert/Fundraiser is in association with the Beach Cities Toy Drive. The concert will start at 3 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. with an impressive line-up of live bands. Attendees are encouraged to bring a toy worth at least $5 – $10 in value.

The Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m. followed by the grand entrance of Santa Claus. There will be a meet and greet photo station with Santa Claus, a Holiday Carousel sponsored by Kinecta, and Hot Chocolate.

This is a great family holiday tradition bringing the community together to share in the fun and excitement of the season, all for a good cause.

South Bay Faves Holiday Trunk Show

December 5, 2017

South-Bay-Faves-Holiday-Truck-ShowSoap Seas presents South Bay Faves Holiday Trunk Show, a celebration of local art, design and craft, on Tuesday, December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

South Bay Faves Holiday Trunk Show features sweet local artists, makers and creatives at a private home in Hermosa Beach. Get to meet your neighbors and makers, shop one of a kind gifts for the Holidays, and avoid the chaos at the malls. Lets mingle, shop, and be merry. Local love welcome!

Artists include Dane Capo Art, Gus Vintage Goods, Soap Seas, Lauren Luvs Jewelry, PACHA HOT SAUCE, Drica Lobo Art, Krista Lynnette and Andreas Glassworks.

Hermosa Beach Sand Snowman Contest

December 9, 2017

sand snowmanThe City of Hermosa Beach invites children of all ages to compete in the annual Sand Snowman Contest on Saturday, December 9 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Just because the South Bay doesn’t experience cold, snowy winters doesn’t mean you have to miss out on traditional winter pastimes. The South Bay may not have snow but there’s sand….lots and lots of sand. So instead of building a snowman, how about building a sand snowman?

It is recommended that you arrive early to claim a prime building site. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. north of the Hermosa Pier at shoreline and building commences at 9 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded for the Most Unique, Most Traditional, Best Dressed, Hermosa Beach Favorite and Funniest. Judging begins at 11:15 a.m. with awards being presented at 11:30 a.m.

Beach Cities Toy Drive Wrapping Party

December 16, 2017

Beach-Cities-Toy-DriveThe annual Beach Cities Toy Drive Wrapping Party will take place in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, December 16 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

The Beach Cities Toy Drive is held in cooperation with the cities of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach and will benefit local charities including: The Salvation Army, Harbor Child Crisis Center, 1736 House, Good Shepherd Center, Richstone Family Center, Special Needs Network, The Midnight Mission, South Central Family Health Center, Toys for Champions and Los Angeles County Toy Loan Program.

The wrapping will commences at 11 a.m. and will continue until all the gifts are wrapped. You can also drop items off at the Wrapping Party and stay to help wrap hundreds of others! It is requested that you bring scissors, tape and any extra wrapping paper you may have!

You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any of the following locations:

Hermosa Beach Drum Circle

Third Sundays

Sabina-sandovalThe Hermosa Beach Drum Circle takes place every third Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 3 p.m. just north of the Hermosa Beach Pier on the sand.

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.

South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

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: