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South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide

December 5, 2019

Buckle up everybody! All the big, South Bay holiday events will take place over the next two weeks. This is what happens when Thanksgiving falls later in the month and there are only three weeks until Christmas. There are so many fantastic events scheduled, but we’ve got one seriously congested calendar. You won’t be able to attend all your favorites, so plan accordingly. After about the 16th of the month, things quiet down considerably because everyone is busy with holiday shopping. FYI, this year, Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Wednesday (which really throws a wrench into the work week and holiday travel). Speaking of New Year’s… this morning on The South Bay Show, we’ll be giving away two tickets to the Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach ‘Above the Clouds’ New Year’s Eve party. Tune in at 8 a.m. and we’ll tell you when to call in to win (714-242-5288)!

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the El Segundo Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting today, Thursday, December 5 from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy refreshments, raffles, prizes, music and more while indulging in a little holiday shopping at participating retailers throughout the charming downtown area. The event features an Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt with the Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.elsegundochamber.com/. Downtown El Segundo is located in and around Main Street and Grand Avenue in El Segundo, CA 90425.

Join the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce for some seasonal cheer at the Holiday Mixer: Martinis & Mistletoe today, Thursday, December 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank. Attendees will enjoy delicious bites from El Segundo Catering Company, drinks, raffle prizes and more while mixing and mingling with old friends and new. Tickets are only $5 for Chamber Members and $10 for non-Chamber Members and will be available at the door. For additional information, contact the Chamber offices at 310/322-1220 or via email at info@elsegundochamber.org. Citizen’s Business Bank is located at 275 Main Street in El Segundo.

Santa Claus is coming to town! The LA Sheriff’s Lomita Station hosts the annual Santa Sleigh Tour starting tonight, Thursday, December 5 and running 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 at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/lomita-and-rancho-palos-verdes-santa-sleigh-tour/ to enlarge the schedule. For more information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LomitaSheriffsStation/.

The annual Riviera Village Holiday Stroll takes place tonight, Thursday, December 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Village takes on a cheerful holiday atmosphere with lights, decorations and festive music for your enjoyment as you stroll along the avenues admiring the festooned store fronts. A parade featuring marching bands from local schools and Santa Claus, starts at 6 p.m. at the corner of Catalina Avenue and Avenue I. With over 300 fashionable boutiques offering a wide variety of unique gift ideas, Riviera Village is the destination of choice for discerning shoppers. Once the shopping is done, take a relaxing ride in a horse-drawn carriage and treat yourself to dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments. As always, reservations are highly recommended! Catalina Avenue will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to Elena Avenue from 5 to 9 p.m. to facilitate the happy shoppers. This is a very popular event so plan to arrive early! For additional information, visit the website at http://rivieravillage.net/. Riviera Village is located in the area between Palos Verdes Boulevard, Pacific Coast Highway and Avenue I in Redondo Beach.

Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center will host a special Holiday Aesthetics Event tonight, Thursday, December 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. You don’t want to miss out on their biggest event of the year, celebrating amazing patients, friends and family. This is the perfect night to take advantage of the best specials of the year, exclusive day of event only, including injectables, lasers, skin care treatments and mini consults for the newest treatments in aesthetics. Attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and bubbly refreshments. When you RSVP you’ll have a chance to win one of the fantastic raffle prizes. Bring a friend and receive an extra raffle ticket. For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page at http://bcvlcholidayevent.eventbrite.com or by calling 310.906.2287. Space is limited! Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center is located at 390 North Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, Ca 90245.

Behavioral Health Services, Inc. and the Beach Cities Prevention Community Council present Clear the Air: Get the Facts on Marijuana & Vaping tonight, Thursday, December 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach City Council Chambers.
Topics include:
-Laws that protect teens
-Marijuana trends
-How parents can empower teens to make healthy choices
Featured Panelists:
-Acting Chief Milton McKinnon Hermosa Beach Police Department
-Gilbert Mora RAM – Rethinking Access to Marijuana
-Donnie W. Watson, Ph.D. Thelma McMillen Recovery Center
This event is FREE to attend! To RSVP, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhPSxQeA_4og10yjiNxSnvN8zGhXPJp5IXZ4yI-VqoAKpEHA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1. Hermosa Beach City Council Chambers is located at 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Women’s Voices in Tech present Women in Code tonight, Thursday, December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Motor Trend Group. This event celebrates women software engineers and is sponsored by the great people at Motor Trend! Join the Women’s Voices in Tech community for this special holiday event featuring:
•Networking
•Tech talks on Web Accessibility, SwiftUI and DevOps from with some incredible women coders
•Panel Discussion
•Career Opportunities
This holiday season, help kids at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by donating TOYS! All attendees are asked to bring a new and unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. This event is FREE to attend! For additional information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-code-presented-by-womens-voices-in-tech-tickets-80113749381?aff=eac2. Motor Trend Group is located at 831 South Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

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. This year’s Tour will feature the residence of a serial entrepreneur, restaurateur, hotelier and philanthropist family that has captivated consumers with their wide-ranging portfolio of well-loved, highly successful concepts including Shade Hotels, The Strand House, Rock’N Fish, Brew Co, Rock & Brews, and their newest venture, The Brews Hall. Also debuting on the Tour is the new South Bay franchise of The Bubble Tap Trailer, a vintage camper trailer converted into a mobile party bar serving bubbly and other wine offerings on tap. The Holiday Homes Tour hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 8.
Other attractions include:
– Sandpipers Holiday Market & Cafe Sandpipers Holiday Market will feature over 30 local artisans and restaurants providing a unique shopping and dining experience. The Holiday Market is open to the public Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Neptunian Woman’s Club located at 920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach.
– Ocean View Rooftop Happy Hour at 200 Pier Avenue Sandpipers will host the Ocean View Rooftop Happy Hour event on Saturday, December 7th from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. at 200 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. This special stop on the Tour features top local restaurants serving delicious food, beer, and wine.
– Throughout the weekend, a free shuttle service will be provided with stops at each of the homes and the Holiday Market & Café on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and limited hours Sunday, December 8th from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $33 in advance and $38 at the door. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://sandpipers.org/events/hht/.

The City of Lawndale Community Services Department is proud to present the annual Angel Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza. This fun-filled, family-friendly event includes arts and crafts, train rides, music, entertainment, refreshments, ice-skating, snow sledding, pictures with Santa and more. In keeping with the spirit of the season, a suggested donation of canned food items is requested. For additional information, contact the Community Services Department at 310-973-3270 or visit the website at http://www.lawndalecity.org. Civic Center Plaza is located at 14700 Burin Avenue in Lawndale.

Riviera Village presents First Friday on Friday, December 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. This free, monthly event is the place to be every first Friday! Head to the Village and enjoy live music, food samplings, gallery viewing, promotional offers and more while you dine and shop. Riviera Village merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. The energy will be fueled by live music at various locations from 6 to 8 p.m. If you plan on having dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments, reservations are highly recommended. The Village has plenty of metered parking on every street, along with a large metered parking lot in the triangle bordered by South Elena Avenue, Via El Prado and Avenida del Norte, and additional parking off South Catalina Avenue and Vista Del Mar. The parking fees are $1.50 per hour from 9am to 9pm and many meters conveniently accept credit cards for payment. For additional information, visit the website at http://rivieravillage.net/.

The City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall. Attendees can sip complimentary coffee and hot cocoa while enjoying an evening of musical performances. There will also be arts & crafts, a puppeteer, face painter and balloonist. Enjoy a visit and photo ops with Santa! For additional information, call 310-326-0140 or visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/. Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Avenue in Lomita.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center present John Tesh: Acoustic Christmas on Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater. This Acoustic Christmas Concert isn’t your average holiday program. Yes, there will be music and an abundance of holiday cheer, but John Tesh is adding some personal touches, too. “What you’re going to see on stage is pretty much what you would see if you were to come for Thanksgiving or Christmas at my house. My son, Gib, will be with us, he plays the ukulele and he’s a comedian. Prima, my daughter, who’s 25, is a ballet and modern dancer, she’ll be dancing with us… so you’ll really see Christmas in my living room on stage. We do some spoken word stuff, something we call an Old School Christmas, so it’s really a baby boomer Christmas,” Tesh said. Tickets are $35/$40/$50/$150. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://torrancearts.org/christmas-concert-john-tesh/. The James Armstrong Theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

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The Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance presents Peninsula Cars & Coffee every first Saturday (December 7) of each month from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Promenade on the Peninsula parking structure top deck. Attention car hobbyists and enthusiasts! Bring you hot rod, custom, muscle car, sports car, antique, classic or exotic or other special interest car or truck…. or just yourself! It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other South Bay gear heads! This event is FREE to attend for both the public and those displaying a vehicle. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.pvconcours.org/peninsula-cars-and-coffee. Promenade on the Peninsula is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. Entrance to the top deck of the parking structure is located on Indian Peak Road.

The City of Hermosa Beach invites children of all ages to compete in the annual Sand Snowman Contest on Saturday, December 7 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 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. It’s time to assemble the construction crew, haul out the heavy equipment (pails, shovels, coal, corn cob pipe, etc.) and get into a winter state of mind. Awards and prizes are nice but bragging rights are better. For more information, contact the Community Resources Department at 310-318-0280 or visit the website at http://www.hermosabch.org/. The event will take place at 15 Street at the shoreline.

The City of Lawndale presents Winter Funland on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from noon to 8 p.m. at Lawndale Civic Center Plaza. Celebrate the season at Winter Funland! Enjoy two fun-filled days featuring a skating rink and skate exchange, live DJ, visit and photos with Santa, face painting and trackless train rides (Saturday 4 to 8 p.m. only). All events are FREE! For more information, visit the website at http://www.lawndalecity.org/home.asp. Lawndale Civic Center Plaza is located at 14700 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260.

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Pier Plaza and Hermosa Beach Pier. This year’s entertainment will take place on the main stage at Pier Plaza and carolers will also be strolling downtown. Tree Lighting festivities will take place on Pier Plaza from 5 to 7 p.m. and includes a carousel, toy collection for Beach Cities Toy Drive, Santa’s Village featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Tree Lighting and live music performances throughout the afternoon/evening. Hermosa Beach non-profit organizations will be selling hot chocolate, churros, popcorn and other holiday treats on the Plaza. Plus, a full-size carousel welcomes everyone to hop on for a spin. Those who donate a toy receive a free ride! There is also a raffle in which people can win various prizes. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hbchamber.net. The Hermosa Beach Pier is located at the western end of Pier Plaza, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

El Segundo Museum of Art presents the Video Art + Film Festival on Saturday, December 7 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Established in 2017, the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival is a free international festival inviting filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds to submit short, 60-second films around a theme. This year, the Festival’s topic is SPROUT. Join the ESMoA team for the screening of the best submissions within the category of film, video art and animation. Attendees will vote for their favorite short and awards will be announced at the screening. As always, admission is FREE! For additional information, visit the website at http://esmoa.org/. El Segundo Museum of Art is located at 208 Main Street in El Segundo.

Stop by Alpine Village for a Visit with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 7 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Santa Claus returns again this year to Alpine Village and will be greeting guests in front of the Alpine Market. Be sure to bring the children to visit Santa and to get their picture taken with him. There will be treats for both adults and children. The specialty stores will be open for your holiday shopping pleasure or just to browse. The cafe and restaurant will both be open for lunch so stop in and enjoy some German delicacies. The Alpine Market will have all your holiday needs including Advent Calendars, Holiday Gift baskets, Stollen, Krapfen, Hot Chocolate, Gluhwein and more. For additional information, visit the website at http://alpinevillagecenter.com/event/santa-claus-visit/. Alpine Village is located at 833 West Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90502.

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Sounds of the Season on December 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. Celebrate the season with the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band as they join forces with the acclaimed Los Cancioneros Master Chorale, a 60-member vocal ensemble that has been entertaining South Bay audiences for 70 years. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy your favorite Christmas and Hanukkah music, performed by more than 100 musicians. Bring your voice too, and take part in the annual audience sing-along! Sounds of the Season is included in Garden admission. Admission is $4/$6/$9. For additional information, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/sounds-of-the-season-palos-verdes-symphonic-band/. South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

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. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 6 to 9 pm. An Artist Walk-Through will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. A Closing Event will be held on Saturday, December 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. For details, visit the website at http://www.torranceartmuseum.com/ or call 310-618-3846. The Torrance Art Museum is located at 3320 Civic Center Drive in Torrance.

The City of Torrance Community Services Division presents the annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilson Park. The Christmas Boutique is a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items only show featuring a variety of goods such as toys, ceramics, needlework, quilts, dolls, jewelry, T-shirts and sweatshirts, stuffed animals and many one-of-a-kind items. It’s a great opportunity to find gifts or decorations for Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Various vendors will be on-site with food for purchase. In addition, there will be photo ops with Santa! For additional information, call (310) 618-2930 or visit the website at https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/recreation/special-events/boutiques. Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA.

The South Coast Botanic Garden will host a Gingerbread House Workshop on Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to Noon. Make your own gingerbread house collection, with a twist – no baking or sugar needed! Instead of frosting and cake, these gingerbread houses are made with natural elements from the Garden affixed to paper mâché houses. Take a brisk winter walk in the Garden with docents to learn about and collect winter “treats” to decorate your houses. Then, take your masterpieces home for display this holiday season. Fee includes all supplies, set of two to three small houses approximately 3” tall and a docent-led tour. Recommended for all ages and abilities. All supplies provided. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Advanced registration is required. General price: $29 | Member price: $24. For details and registration, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/gingerbread-house-workshop/2019-12-08/. The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and Chevron present the annual Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 8. The parade gets underway at 1 p.m. and is expected to end about 3 p.m. The route begins on Main Street at Imperial Avenue and proceeds south to El Segundo Boulevard. The grandstands will be located at Main Street and Holly Avenue on the west side of the street where parade entrant performances will take place. Floats will be theme decorated and Saint Nick will make his appearance at the end of the procession. Floats, music, marching bands, antique cars, giveaways, Santa and more….can you think of a better way to celebrate the season? For additional information, visit the website at https://www.elsegundochamber.com/events-and-news.

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. The Holiday Fireworks start at 7 p.m. and will be synchronized to holiday music with an extended grand finale sponsored by Belkin. This is a hugely popular event so be sure to arrive early to nab prime seating – bring your own beach chairs and blankets! For additional information, visit the website at http://www.mbfireworks.com. The Manhattan Beach Pier is located at the western end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. NOTE: If you plan on attending the Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks show, Pampers will have a pop-up Diaper Airstream (co-sponsored by Kinecta) located in the lower parking lot. This will surely be a helpful amenity for the bizillion families that come down for the snow park, Santa, and the show. Nothing worse than changing a diaper over your knee, on the hard pavement, or a dirty bathroom floor… yuk.

Terranea Resort celebrates the start of the season with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 8 at 5 p.m. at Catalina Terrance. Enjoy spirited music from local entertainers and holiday crafts for all ages. The resort will accept donations of unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots, and will also be hosting a celebratory dinner at Catalina Kitchen following the ceremony. Take your little ones to Sea Beans for popcorn, holiday cookie decorating, and a visit with Mrs. Claus. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.terranea.com/traditions. Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Maderos Cocina Mexicana will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, December 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour. Enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5. The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up! For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour. Maderos Cocina Mexicana is located at 231 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

The South Bay Business Women’s Association hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Card de A on Tuesday, December 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like-minded individuals. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and any flyers you might have to promote your business. Light appetizers will be provided. It’s always a fun and casual evening! Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://sbbwa.com/. Card de A is located at 265 Avenida Del Norte, #5702, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

The Roadium Open Air Market presents Drive-In Movie Nights this fall and winter. The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience. On select Friday nights, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, concessions, and more. The schedule is as follows:
12/10/19 Elf
12/27/19 The Karate Kid
01/31/20 Toy Story 1
02/28/20 Up
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at sundown. Admission is $20 per car. For additional information, visit the website at http://roadium.com/. The Roadium Open Air Market is located at 2500 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90504.

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 details and registration, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/blue-diamond-jeweler-ribbon-cutting-9558. Blue Diamond Jewelers is located at 1009 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

The annual Hermosa Beach Santa Sleigh Ride will take place on Wednesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 18. Santa will arrive on his sleigh along with his helpers escorted by the Hermosa Beach Fire and Police Departments between 6 and 9 p.m. 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 https://www.hermosabeach.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6373/20.

Here’s a HEADS-UP on a whole bunch of events you’ll want to plan for now!

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/caroling-for-a-cause/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/play-at-the-bay/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/bazaar/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/torrance-civic-chorale/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/seaside-heroes-park-community-beautification-event/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/breakfast-santa-promenade-peninsula/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/el-segundo-womans-club-holiday-boutique/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/breakfast-visit-santa/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/cruise-at-the-beach-christmas-car-show/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/yoga-octagon-redondo-pier/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/california-great-santa-stroll/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/absolution-christmas-party/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/holiday-extravaganza-ice/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/holiday-concert-on-the-redondo-beach-pier/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/santa-paws/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/king-harbor-holiday-boat-parade/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/north-manhattan-beach-open-house-walkabout/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/the-nutcracker-2/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/april-fools-comedy-improv-troupe/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/st-lukes-concert-series-rolling-hills-estates/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/breakfast-santa-terranea/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/santa-polar-express-lomita-railroad-museum/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/lomita-holiday-open-house/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/movie-night-sea-level/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/redondo-beach-chamber-holiday-open-house-ribbon-cutting/

This event listing is current as of yesterday, but new events are posted EVERY DAY! Check the website for updates at http://www.southbaybyjackie.com for details on these and other events happening throughout the South Bay.

The Redondo Beach Police Department Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Program has announced the annual Toy & Coat Drive now through December 13. Donations will benefit local children in need and can be dropped off at the RBPD located at 401 Diamond Street. Requested items include:
-Unwrapped new toys (aged 0 – 17)
-Gift cards
-New coats (children and adult sizes)
For additional information, contact Ericka at 310 379 2477 x2336.

The South Bay community is invited to join Kinecta for the annual Toy Drive to help make this season of gratitude a little brighter for deserving families by donating an unwrapped toy now through December 12 at any of their branch locations. The following items are NOT acceptable for donation: stuffed animals, handmade blankets, hats, socks, get well cards or big items including bikes or skateboards. To locate a branch to donate, visit http://www.kinecta.org/locations or call Kinecta at 800.854.9846.

FREE PARKING
-Hermosa Beach commercial areas: now through December 25
-Riviera Village: December 7 through January 1
-Redondo Pier: December 7 through January 1
-Manhattan Beach: now through January 1

This morning on The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight, the holiday season is officially upon us and, boy oh boy, there are a TON of special events scheduled over the next few weeks. Joe and I will do a round-up of everything that’s going on so you don’t miss anything! We’ll also be giving away two tickets to the Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach Above the Clouds New Year’s Eve party. Tune in at 8 a.m. and we’ll tell you when to call in to win (714-242-5288)! Listen to the program at 8 a.m. or at your leisure at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/joe-jackie-show-south-bay-holiday-events/. Tune in every Thursday morning and 8 a.m. to keep up with what’s going down throughout in the South Bay!

Tomorrow morning on The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360, our guests will be Cedric Jones and Nina Daniele from Beastie in Manhattan Beach. Beastie was a finalist in two categories for Best of Manhattan (Healthy Living and Best of Manhattan categories), and we’re going to learn all about Beastie and the various programs they offer. Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/cedric-jones-nina-daniele-beastie/. Tune in every Friday morning at 8 a.m. and discover what’s happening in Manhattan Beach!

Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!

Jackie

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