Ultimate Holiday guide to the South Bay
Here’s your Official Holiday Guide to the South Bay!  Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and then we are full swing into the 2017 Holiday Season.  Don’t blink because we will be saying Happy New Years before we know it.

There are so many fun local activities through out the month that are perfect for kiddos of all ages. Here’s what we know now, but be sure to check back as we will continue to update this list. Have something to add, comment below!

Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  Dates and times subject to change, please confirm directly with venue to ensure accuracy. 

Santa Claus is coming to town!
Torrance Schedule

Manhattan Beach Schedule
Hermosa Beach Schedule – December 12th and December 14th 
Redondo Beach Schedule 
El Segundo Schedule
Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates schedule 


Friendsgiving Playa Vista, Nov 18
Annual Tree Lighting, Promenade at the Peninsula, Nov 18
Diono Presents A Day of Thanks & Giving, The Garland, Nov 19
Long Beach Turkey Trot and Kids 1/2-Mile Wingding, Long Beach, Nov 23 Thanksgiving
Turkey Trot 3-Mile Fun Run, Torrance  Nov 23 Thanksgiving
Santa Arrival & Parade!, Manhattan Village, Nov 24
FACEBOOK EVENT –Black Friday deals for Moms, Dads, and kidsNov 24
Princess Meet and Greet with Ariel and Eric, Nov 25
PJ Masks Live!, Nov 26
FACEBOOK EVENT –Cyber Monday deals for Moms, Dads, and kids, Nov 27
Winter Wonderland, Gardena,  Nov 28
2017 Annual Riviera Village Holiday Stroll, Nov 30


Sandpipers Holiday Home Tour, Dec 1- 3
Santa Photos at the Great Room Cafe, Dec 1
Breakfast with Santa to Benefit Miller Children’s & Women’s, Dec 2
Daniel Tiger Meet & Greet, Dec 2
Story Time with Santa, Dec 2
Festival of the Trees, Dec 2
Wilmington Winter Wonderland, Dec 2
2017 Mompreneur Holiday Gift Boutique, Dec 2
Holiday Pet Photos (Manhattan Beach), Dec 2
Holiday Afloat Party, Dec 2
35th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade, Dec 2
Lunch with Santa, Torrance Memorial Dec 3
37th Annual Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade Dec 3
12th Annual “Rock for Tots” Charity Concert and HB Holiday Tree Lighting Dec 3
Breakfast with Santa, Dec 9 
2nd Annual Mother and Daughter Holiday Breakfast , Dec 9
Breakfast with Santa at Terranea, Dec 9
Gingerbread House Workshop, Dec 9
Kids DAY out at Zooga Yoga, Dec 9
Snow Wonder, Marina del Rey, Dec 9
Hot Chocolate Nutcracker – Saturday December 9, 2017 / 1:00pm
Hermosa Beach Sand Snowman Contest – Dec 9
Holiday Boat Parade – California Christmas – Dec 9
29th Annual Sketchers Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Show, Dec 10
Hannukah Celebration, The Point, El Segundo Dec 10
Kids Club: Walking in a Winter Wonderland, South Coast Botanical Gardens, Dec 10
Old Time Christmas Festival, Rancho Los Cerritos, Dec 10
Santa and the Polar Express, Dec 10
Chanuka Aboard the USS Iowa Battleship, Dec 12
Menorah Lighting, Manhattan Village, Dec 13
Glow in the Dark Hanukkah Celebration and Installation Dinner, Dec 15
Cocoa with Santa, December 15
Frozen – North Pole Movie Night, Dec 15
Winter Concert, December 15
Beach Winter Wonderland, Dockweiler Youth Center – Dec 16
25th Annual Beach Cities Toy Drive, Dec 16
Starlight NIGHT Ride,  Torrance Dec 16
MB Yuletide 5K,  Dec 16
Nutcracker, El Camino Dec 17
11th Annual Christmas of Hope Volunteer Wrapping Party, Dec 17
Giant Chanukah Celebration, Hermosa Pier, Dec 17
Mommy & Me and Daddies Too Holiday Kids Club, The Point, Dec 21
Meet and Greet with Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff, December 30

Santa Claus is coming to town!
Torrance Schedule
Manhattan Beach Schedule
Hermosa Beach Schedule – December 12th and December 14th 
Redondo Beach Schedule 
El Segundo Schedule 
Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates schedule 


Ongoing Happenings in and around the South Bay:

Disneyland, The Merriest Place On Earth, Nov 10 – Jan 7
Knott’s Merry Farm, Nov 17- Jan 7
Enchanted: Forest of Light Returns to Descanso Gardens November 19 – January 7
Christmas Train at the Irvine Railroad, Dec 1- 23
Reindeer Romp Los Angeles Zoo Nov 17- Jan 7
CHILL at the Queen Mary in Long Beach – Dec 13- Jan 7
Holiday Movie Nights – South Bay Galleria

Want to find the best deals this season, join our community Facebook events: 

FACEBOOK EVENT –Black Friday deals for Moms, Dads, and kidsNov 24
FACEBOOK EVENT –Cyber Monday deals for Moms, Dads, and kids, Nov 27



Laura Stotland is the Founder + Editor in Chief of South Bay Mommies & Daddies. Stotland, co-owner of Beachside Marketing House, is a marketing, digital and social media strategist with an extensive background in media, digital, and entertainment marketing; including the proven track record to increasing revenue, creation and execution of strategic marketing plans, and managing talent and teams. Laura gained her experience working with The Walt Disney Company, Clear Channel Radio (now iHeart Media) and The Alliance for Women in Media. Additionally, Laura has worked in social media, advancing the public awareness through the Pancreatic Cancer Network and other non-profit organizations. Above all, Laura is poised to aid businesses grow successfully in development and execution of strategic marketing plans that tap into current and future trends through traditional marketing channels, strategic use of influencer marketing, and a variety of digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Follow her @LauraStotland and @BeachsideMarketingHouse Looking for things to do outside of the South Bay, check out Fun Things to do for Kids, a national site for parents with a curated list of events to attend!