Manhattan Beach Events

South Bay By Jackie is your source for information about fun and interesting Manhattan Beach events.

MBAC Opening Reception: ImmersiO

November 1 – December 29, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) presents the Opening Reception: ImmersiO, a solo exhibition by Swiss born and New York educated, Paris based artist Claudia Meyer on Friday, November 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Envisioned by Homeira Goldstein and Time4Art and organized by the Manhattan Beach Art Center with special thanks to the Cultural Arts Commission and the Manhattan Beach City Council, ImmersiO will be on view from November 1, 2019 to December 29, 2019.

Leaving the confines of the canvas, Claudia Meyer’s work bridges painting and sculpture, technology and nature, light and dark. Her monumental pieces explore the artist’s newfound interest in handwriting through immersive layered panels.

“Creating is about stimulating new ideas and finding ways to articulate them,” says Meyer about her work. She is often inspired by architecture, technology, poetry, and nature and seeks to create an uplifting dialogue and a source of reflection through colors, transparencies, lights, and shapes.

Claudia Meyer’s artwork is exhibited in carefully selected Art Galleries, Public and Private Institutions, Corporate and Private collections and Art Fairs all over the world, as well as being commissioned for public and private venues.

South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

South Bay farmers' MarketsThe 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:

Costume Figure Drawing @ MBAC

First Thursdays

LIVE-Costume-Figure-Drawing-MBACThe Manhattan Beach Art Center presents LIVE: Costume Figure Drawing the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m.

LIVE is a FREE series of Thursday night community-building activities designed to enhance artistic skills and develop presentation confidence in local artists. Small refreshments and good vibes will be provided. LIVE is open to everyone 16 years and older. Events are FREE but a donation of $12 is much appreciated to help defray costs.

Hang out with your friends and work on your figure drawing skills with a live costumed model. No instructors and no pressure – draw as you feel! Attendees should bring their own materials; easels will be provided if necessary.

For additional information, call (310) 802-5440 or contact via email at

Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

SkyDeck Yoga

Every Monday & Saturday

Shade Hotel offers a complimentary Yoga Class every Monday and Saturday morning on the rooftop Skydeck at 10 a.m..

Gather a few friends for an hour long, all levels class taught by certified Yogi Katherine Guerra.

This event is ‘weather permitting’, so don’t show up if it’s raining, and attendees should bring their own mat. It’s a terrific way to start the day!

Call 310-546-4995 to reserve your spot!

For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-546-4995.

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

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 .

Sandpipers’ Holiday Homes Tour

December 6 – December 8, 2019

Sandpipers presents the annual Holiday Homes Tour Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

The Tour, which features four breathtaking homes in the most desirable neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach, will be decorated and transformed for the holiday season by top local designers, retailers, and florists for ticket holders to visit and explore. Proceeds from the Tour will benefit Sandpipers’ 60+ local charities as well as individuals and families in need of emergency financial assistance.

“We are thrilled to welcome Los Angeles residents near and far to experience the joy of the holidays in the South Bay. Whether it’s the decorations, friendships, featured artisans or the stunning homes themselves, the Sandpipers’ Holiday Homes Tour will not only surprise and delight, but raise the resources to support so many in need,” said Natalie Radtke, President of Sandpipers.

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

December 8, 2019

The annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks sponsored by Skechers will take place Sunday, December 8!

Manhattan Beach’s signature holiday event gets underway at 4 p.m. with a concert by the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders followed by the award-winning Mira Costa Jazz Ensemble at 5 p.m. and local favorite, Joe’s Band, will be ‘Rockin’ the Holidays’ at 6 p.m. Our own Lou Giovannetti will be Master of Ceremonies.

Skechers’ Snow Park will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with five 50′ sled runs, two snow play areas and snowmen available for family photos. A donation of canned goods, cash or a new, unwrapped toy is requested for admission to the Snow Park.

The Bounce Park will have two huge slides and the Fire Dog bouncy for smaller children.

Blue Diamond Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

December 11, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting for the Grand Opening of Blue Diamond Jewelers on Wednesday, December 11 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Registered guests will receive a complete cleaning kit and a $100 gift card, valid on in-store purchases. Perfect timing for the holidays!

For additional information and registration, visit the website at

Blue Diamond Jewelers is located at 1009 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

North Manhattan Beach Open House & Walkabout

December 14, 2019

The North Manhattan Beach Business District presents the annual Holiday Open House & Walkabout on Saturday, December 14 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Walkabout offers another fabulous opportunity to get your holiday shopping done in a fun and festive way. Participating shops, businesses and restaurants along Highland Avenue from 33 Street to 40 Street will stay open late for an evening of music, shopping, dining and entertainment. Merchants will be offering discounts, samples, snacks and libations making for a thoroughly enjoyable shopping experience. The kids will enjoy balloon art, face painting, artists, popcorn, raffle prizes and more. The area restaurants are sure to be busy, busy, busy, so reservations are highly recommended.

Santa will be flying in from the North Pole, landing at the “Miracle on 34th Street” from 6 to 8 p.m.! Be sure to bring the wish list and camera!

For additional information, visit the website at

New Year’s Eve @ Shade Manhattan Beach

December 31, 2019

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach will ring in 2020 Above the Clouds on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach will transport guests to a Chateau in the Alps to welcome the New Year with the perfect ambiance for you to celebrate! Feast on ski-inspired hors d’oeuvres and decadent dessert displays while ringing in the New Year with your very own split of champagne at midnight. This will be a night to remember!

Welcome Winter Cocktail • Casino Tables • Prizes • Dance Floor • Lite Bites • Midnight Champagne Toast • Iced Martini Bar • Ski Swag

This event will take you to a winter wonderland without all the travel hassle. Dress in your favorite aprés ski winter couture.