Downtown Hermosa Holiday Sidewalk sale
Gum Tree Kids on Pier Avenue hosted a special guest from the North Pole, Elf Christopher made balloon animals for kids while parents perused the aisles and shelves., Pictured with the elf is owner Lori Ford and kids Will and Lily.
Hermosa merchants hosted a holiday open house and sidewalk sale on Saturday, November 22. Shops along Pier and Hermosa avenues participated in a scavenger hunt for the kids. Gum Tree and Gum Tree Kids welcomed special visitors from the North Pole and many stores offered holiday specials along with free refreshments. Festivities continue with the annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 4 starting at 6 p.m. on Pier Plaza. Stroll Pier Avenue sipping hot cocoa while kids visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Beach Cities Toy Drive. For more information visit hbchamber.net and TrulyHermosa.com.
Santa met with kids at Gum Tree Cafe. Photos by Beverly Baird
Howdy Doody, a populchildren’s show in the 1950s, is remembered at Stars Antiques.
Shanna Shryne of Shryne Design at her new location on Pier Avenue. The shop offers a variety of home accessories, holiday decorations and design elements.
Lavish Gift + Home, which opened in early November, is located on Pier Ave. Co-owners Stacy Carlson and Alecia Calder are gift stylists, specializing in home decor and offer interior design services.
Uncorked’s Lillie Farkas and Kathy Knoll with a few of their holiday gift items. in addition to wine and beer, the shop offers gift baskets, wine club, wine and beer accessories, cheese, crackers and snacks,
Deep Pocket Jeans’ Jimmy Hankins and Luke Mercer invite you to shop for denim, cigars and barber shop.
Dana Bridges stocks the shelves and waits on customers at Curious on Pier Avenue.
Live entertainment was provided by Brent Reger with Barley Legal, performing in front of Java Man Coffeehouse.
Carrie Quinn, owner of Maison Luxe, offers interior design services, custom furniture, home gifts, jewelry, cards and, special for the holiday season, Illume soy candles in the Balsam & Cedar fragrance.
What’s SUP for the holidays? Tarsan Stand-Up Paddleboards has everything for a stand up holiday: boards, paddles, lessons and more. Eric Sundquist and the big man will gladly help you tackle your gift list.
Cat Gimple, store manager at Sol Baby. The store has everything for kids, newborn to age 8.