It’s time to get those parties started and celebrate the holidays! We’ve created your holiday event guide so you can fun lots of fun things to do to celebrate in and around the South Bay, Los Angeles! Did we miss something, send us an email so we can add it! Check out our Community Calendar for event more local happenings!
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Santa Claus is coming to town!
(Check back soon to see when Santa will be in your area)
Manhattan Beach Schedule
Hermosa Beach Schedule
Redondo Beach Schedule
El Segundo Schedule – Coming soon!
Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates schedule- Coming soon!
Ongoing Happenings in and around the South Bay
Disneyland, The Merriest Place On Earth, November 08, 2019 – January 06, 2020
Celebrate Holiday Traditions With Your Family At Both Parks This Holiday Season. Disney Holiday Décor. Haunted Mansion Holiday. Holiday Fireworks. Seasonal Parade. Festival Of Holidays. Destinations: Disneyland Park, California Adventure, Downtown Disney District.
Knott’s Merry Farm, November 22, 2019 – January 05, 2020
Every winter, Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the merriest of seasons as the park wondrously transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm, a Christmas celebration for all ages. Spend the most wonderful time of the year with your family at Knott’s Merry Farm enjoying thrilling holiday attractions, live entertainment, a Christmas Crafts Village, festive food, lavish holiday decorations, and nightly snow in Ghost Town. Knott’s Merry Farm is Southern California’s ultimate holiday festival full of Christmas activities and attractions for the entire family. Park-goers of all ages can enjoy classic shows like Merry Christmas, Snoopy!, the beloved ice show starring the famous beagle, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world-class ice skaters. ‘Tis the season for delectable food creations that can’t be found anywhere else, and only offered this time of year. The streets of Calico play host to traditional Christmas Carolers, a Christmas Crafts Village offering one-of-a-kind gift ideas, Santa’s Christmas Cabin, a nightly tree lighting ceremony, the enchanting Snow and Glow experience, plus so much more.
Enchanted: Forest of Light Returns to Descanso Gardens, November 17, 2019 – January 05, 2020
Enchanted Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. There are a variety of large-scale light displays, many of which are interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds.
Christmas Train at the Irvine Railroad, November 29th – December 23rd
‘Tis the season for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Children can share their wish list with Santa and have their photo taken with him too. You may take pictures with your personal camera or you may purchase a photo taken by Irvine Park Railroad. After visiting with Santa, hop back aboard the train and enjoy the colorful Christmas lights and decorations, as well as the magical “Tunnel of Lights”, on the ride back to Santa’s Village.
Los Angeles Zoo Lights November 15th – January 5th
Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook, a magical disco ball forest, giant glittering snowflakes, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed holiday light experience and has glowed brighter each year since its debut in 2014. This year’s event features more light animals than ever before, spectacular new additions – both hand-crafted and high-tech – and returning favorites.
Queen Mary Christmas in Long Beach –November 23rd-January 6th
The Queen Mary invites one and all to embrace the holiday spirit at Queen Mary Christmas, returning November 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020 on select dates. Start your adventure at the outdoor North Pole Village with ice skating at the True North Ice Rink circling a 26-ft Christmas tree, then jump aboard the QM Express Train or the Grand Carousel for more festive fun. Enjoy a sweet treat or libation as you watch live entertainment on the outdoor stage before climbing aboard the Queen Mary to take in the dazzling decor.
Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood – November 28th – Dec 29th
Share memorable holiday traditions with your friends and family at Universal Studios Hollywood from November 28 – December 29. Get into the spirit as you enjoy the Park adorned with holiday decorations, holiday-themed food, characters, photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise, and more! Celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, where Hogsmeade™ is transformed with festive décor and enchanting spirit. And experience The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts™ Castle, a holiday spectacle of dazzling lights and music. Plus, join in on the Who-tacular festivities with The Grinch™, Max and all of Who-ville when Grinchmas™ returns!
Local Tree Sales
Debbie and Jeff’s
411 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Acostas Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees
1601 Kingsdale Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Christmas Tree House
17520 Prairie Ave
Torrance, CA 90504
Phone: (949) 847-7808
20 NOV HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
20 NOV PIER LIGHTING & HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
21 NOV MOMMY & ME AND DADDIES TOO FREE KIDS CLUB: GIVE THANKS!
21 NOV HOLIDAY KICKOFF AT THE PIKE OUTLETS
22 NOV 8TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF MYCHAL’S ART SHOW
23 NOV2019 SOUTHBAY PAVILION SANTA FEST
23 NOV SANTA’S ARRIVAL EVENT
23 NOV DOWNTOWN HERMOSA BEACH HOLIDAY STROLL
23 NOV GIVE A TEDDY BEAR TO A SICK AND HOMELESS CHILD
26 NOV BLANKETS OF LOVE SOUTH BAY
28 NOV TORRANCE TURKEY TROT FUN RUN
28 NOV PRE TURKEY AND PIE WORKOUT
28 NOV THANKSGIVING LUNCH
29 NOV WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHTS AT ROADIUM
30 NOV SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SHOPPING AND CLASS EVENT!
30 NOV KIDS CLUB HOLIDAY CRAFT AND MAGIC SHOW
30 NOV SNOW DAY! AT THE PIER
01 DEC SPIRIT OF SAN PEDRO HOLIDAY PARADE
01 DEC MALLOW MALLOW AT THE POINT
03 DEC HOLIDAY FESTIVAL FASHION SHOW
03 DEC 36TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
03 DEC 5TH ANNUAL WINTER WONDERLAND
03 DEC CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES & TREE LIGHTING
03 DEC DECEMBER KIDS CLUB
04 DEC 36TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
05 DEC COCOA WITH SANTA
05 DEC SAN PEDRO TREE LIGHTING
05 DEC 2019 ANNUAL RIVIERA VILLAGE HOLIDAY STROLL
06 DEC 08 SANDPIPERS HOLIDAY MARKET
06 DEC08 SANDPIPERS HOLIDAY HOMES TOUR 2019
06 DEC PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA
06 DEC RIVIERA VILLAGE FIRST FRIDAYS
06 DEC HOLIDAY FESTIVAL GALA
06 DEC HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AND LASER SHOW
07 DEC BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & FRIENDS
07 DEC SANTA’S BREAKFAST AT PARKERS’ LIGHTHOUSE
07 DEC BRUNCH WITH SANTA 2019
07 DEC CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH’S 2019 SAND SNOWMAN CONTEST
07 DEC BIGGEST TOY DRIVE EVER
07 DEC MODEL RAILROAD HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
07 DEC COCOA WITH SANTA
07 DEC GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP
07 DEC FROZEN (TOURING)
07 DEC STRAIGHT UP 2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY CARNIVAL
07 DEC HERMOSA BEACH HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AND BEACH CITIES TOY DRIVE
07 DEC HOLIDAY CRAFTS WITH SANTA
07 DEC SHORELINE VILLAGE HOLIDAYS 2019
07 DEC 22ND ANNUAL PARADE OF LIGHTS
07 DEC 57TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES HARBOR HOLIDAY AFLOAT PARADE
07 DEC 37TH ANNUAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE
07 DEC 2019 SAN PEDRO HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE ABOARD THE LANE VICTORY
08 DEC CARING SANTA
08 DEC HOLIDAY CRAFTS WITH SANTA
08 DEC 36TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
08 DEC LUNCH WITH SANTA
08 DEC CREATE YOUR HOLIDAY WREATH AT ERIN CONDREN HAWTHORNE
08 DEC SANTA PAW’S PET PICTURES
08 DEC 56TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE
08 DEC OLD TIME CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
08 DEC HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT RLC
08 DEC GREEN HILLS MEMORIAL PARK ANNUAL “LET IT SNOW” HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
08 DEC MALLOW MALLOW AT THE POINT
08 DEC CELEBRATION OF THE SEASON TREE LIGHTING
09 DEC HARBOR CITY WINTER WONDERLAND
10 DEC ELF: DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE ROADIUM (HOLIDAY EDITION!)
10 DEC HOLIDAY PAJAMA PARTY
12 DEC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RUN
12 DEC DISNEY ON ICE: MICKEY’S SEARCH PARTY
13 DEC ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
14 DEC THE ROADIUM WINTER WEEKEND – DECEMBER 14TH & 15TH, 2019
14 DEC THE CALIFORNIA GREAT SANTA STROLL
14 DEC PAWS TO READ
14 DEC SNOW WONDER AT MARINA DEL REY
14 DEC THE POINT HOLIDAY BLOCK PARTY & TOY DRIVE
14 DEC STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS
14 DEC SHORELINE VILLAGE HOLIDAYS 2019
14 DEC 9TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT, SANTA ON THE PIER, AND TOY DRIVE
14 DEC CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY STROLL 2019
14 DEC CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOUR
14 DEC CANDLELIGHT TOUR
15 DEC BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
15 DEC SANTA IS COMING TO #ECSOUTHBAY
15 DEC SANTA AND THE POLAR EXPRESS
15 DEC HANUKKAH CELEBRATION AT THE POINT
15 DEC POLAR EXPRESS
15 DEC SHORELINE VILLAGE HOLIDAYS 2019
15 DEC MALLOW MALLOW AT THE POINT
15 DEC DOWN WITH DYSTONIA’S 2ND ANNUAL FUNDRIVE
17 DEC SANTA AND SLEIGH!
17 DEC HAPPY CHANUKAH DEMO & TASTING!
19 DEC MOMMY & ME AND DADDIES TOO FREE KIDS CLUB: HOLIYAY PARTY
19DECFREE SANTA PHOTOS!
19 DEC 2019 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
20 DEC FREE SANTA PHOTOS!
20 DEC 4TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT: ELF
20 DEC 2019 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
21 DEC 2019 BEACH WINTER WONDERLAND
21 DEC SHORELINE VILLAGE HOLIDAYS 2019
21 DEC DISNEY JUNIOR HOLIDAY PARTY! ON TOUR
21 DEC 2019 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
22 DEC SHORELINE VILLAGE HOLIDAYS 2019
22 DEC MALLOW MALLOW AT THE POINT
22 DEC 2019 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
27 DEC DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS MICKEY’S SEARCH PARTY
27 DEC THE KARATE KID: DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE ROADIUM
29 DEC MALLOW MALLOW AT THE POINT
31 DEC SHORELINE VILLAGE HOLIDAYS 2019
31 DEC 01JAN MARINA DEL REY NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS & GLOW PARTY
31 DEC 01JAN NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SHORELINE VILLAGE 2019-2020