Calendar 11-18-2021

Connecticut residents Jay and Liz Zyzo visit the newly decorated Holiday tree in downtown Hermosa Beach on Tuesday.

Holidays at the beach

Hermosa for the Holidays

Nov. 19-21

An ice skating rink with faux ice at Hermosa Beach’s Pier Plaza will help ring in the holiday season.

The rink will take center stage at Hermosa for the Holidays, presented by the Hermosa Chamber of Commerce Nov. 19-21. In addition to the rink, there will be a tree lighting ceremony, a community concert, shopping at an artisan market and local businesses, holiday crafts workshops and more. The tree lighting and community concert is on Sunday, Nov. 21. The concert, featuring multiple musical acts, is at Pier Plaza and begins at 3 p.m. The tree lighting is at 8 p.m. at Schumacher Plaza. The “ice” skating rink, presented by Kinecta Federal Credit Union, will be open 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children under age 12. This includes a skate rental and 50 minutes on the ice. Space is limited. 

For tickets and more information, go to


Nov. 19-21

Peninsula School of Performing Arts will present live performances of “Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children ages 17 and under.

For tickets, call the Norris Theater box office at 310-544-0403.

27570 Norris Center Dr, Rolling Hills Estates,

Pet photos with Santa

Nov. 22

Bring your four-legged family members to Manhattan Village to share holiday wishes with Santa every Monday, 4-7 p.m., through Dec. 20! Reserve your spot.

Snow flurries

Nov. 26-Dec. 23

The Point in El Segundo will have snow flurries every Friday and Saturday from 6–8 p.m., every 30 minutes. From Dec. 20–23, The Point will have snow flurries every night. For more information, go to

Holiday Festival

Nov. 30-Dec. 5

Torrance Memorial hosts its 38th annual Holiday Festival with beautifully decorated trees, boutique, food court, opportunity drawing and local entertainment. Nov. 30-Dec. 5 (closed Fri., Dec. 3). $5 general admission, children under 5 free and free senior admission 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2. Must show proof of full COVID vaccination and wear a mask. The event will take place in the white tent at Skypark and Medical Center drives, Torrance. 310-517-4703.

Holiday Stroll

Dec. 2

Riviera Village’s Holiday Stroll takes place 5-9 p.m. Shop and dine while enjoying live holiday music and holiday lights. Santa and the Grinch will be there, as well. Catalina Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic. For more information, go to

Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour

Dec. 3

Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour is back in person. Tour three South Bay homes decorated to the hilt and transformed by local artisans and florists. The holiday boutique is back, too, with jewelry, wine, clothing and more. Dec. 3-5. Tickets can be purchased for $30 from a Sandpipers member or on Eventbrite. The price goes up to $35 on Dec. 3.

Let is Snow Redondo

Dec. 4

Seaside Lagoon will be transformed into a winter wonderland on Dec. 4. The Redondo Beach Police Department is bringing 20 tons of real snow to Seaside Lagoon. The department’s Let it Snow Redondo event will also have crafts, cookies, cocoa, a bounce house, Santa and more. Admission is free. In addition, the police department’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Program is holding a new toy and coat drive. The program is collecting gift cards, new, unwrapped toys and new coats (kids and adult sizes). 1-5 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way.

Holiday boutique

Dec. 5

Shoppers are invited to a holiday boutique that will benefit Community’s Child, 1736 Family Crisis Center and Friends of Cabrillo Aquarium. The boutique, presented by Las Candalistas, a philanthropic organization, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Riviera United Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach.

Hanukkah celebration

Dec. 5

This celebration at The Point in El Segundo will feature Hanukkah traditions such as dreidel games, plus storytelling, crafts, festive eats and music. 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 5. Sponsored by Congregation Tikvat Jacob. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to

Nativity exhibit

Dec. 6-21

The public is invited to the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes to view its 15th annual nativity exhibit, “Mixed Company ~ Visitors to the Creche.” The exhibit is on display Dec. 6-21. Admission is free. For more information, call at 310-377-4867 ext. 221 or email Sydne at

Live musical theater

Dec. 9-12

“Elf the Musical” is coming to Redondo Union High School. The drama department will present the holiday show at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9, Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 and 2 p.m on Dec. 12 in the school auditorium.

Tickets are $10 presale through a cast or crew member and at the ASB Finance Office and $15 at the door or online. For more information, go to

Toy drive

Dec. 11

The Point in El Segundo is partnering with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for a Holiday Block Party and Toy Drive. Guests who donate a new toy or household item will receive a shopping and dining passport to unlock special holiday incentives at The Point. Enjoy holiday decorations, balloon animals and more. Noon-4 p.m., on the grass. For more information, go to


Dec. 11-12

Palos Verdes Ballet will stage “Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 12. Tickets are $42 for adults and $28 for children. For tickets, call 310-544-0403. Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Dr, Rolling Hills Estates.

Holiday boat parade

Dec. 12

Shimmering lights meet shimmering water in the annual King Harbor Boat Parade. VIew spectacularly decorated boats as the motor along the Redondo’s main harbor channel.The public can watch along Moonstone Park and the breakwall. 5 p.m. Paddlecraft will precede the boat parade.

Holiday concert

Dec. 19

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale will present “A Holiday Festival” under the direction of Allan Petker at 7 p.m. at the Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Tickets $35 and $20 (students).  For tickets, call Diana at 310-779-3072 or the box office at 310-781-7171. Audience members must be vaccinated. For more information, go to ER