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.
Admission is FREE to this family-friendly event and it is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to come early to enjoy the evening specials offered by retailers and the many restaurants and bars in Hermosa Beach. Parking is limited. Patrons are encouraged to use taxis and rideshare companies for a safe ride home.
For additional information, call 310-376-0951 or visit the website at http://www.hbchamber.net/#.
Pier Plaza is located at the western end of Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.