Local South Bay Area 2015 Holiday Events!

Local South Bay Area 2015 Holiday Events!

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The 2015 holiday season has arrived and several city neighbors are hosting some fabulous holiday events for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy.  Below are some of these great activities.

The Torrance Memorial Medical Center will be presenting their 32nd annual “Holiday Festival” Tuesday, December 1, 2015, through Sunday, December 6, 2015, featuring decorated trees and a holiday celebration that includes a food court, musical entertainment, fun children’s activities and a large Holiday gift section.  More than 30 trees are each decorated with a different theme (and will be sold with proceeds going to support the transformation of Torrance Memorial’s North Patient Tower).  The “Holiday Festival” is located in the parking lot under the big white tent adjacent to the hospital on Skypark & Medical Center Drives.  The public can view the trees and boutique on Tuesday, December 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday, the 2nd & 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, the 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $5 per person, and free for children under 3 years old.  Senior citizens can enjoy the festivities for free on Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  There will also be a lunch with Santa on Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for $15 per person and is a great opportunity to bring your camera and take pictures.  In addition to the Holiday Tree Festival, there is a Fashion Show & Festival Gala; you can get more information by going to www.torrancememorial.org/HolidayFestival, or call (310) 517-4703.  The Hospital is located at 3330 Lomita Boulevard, Torrance.

In Riviera Village, the annual “Riviera Village Holiday Stroll” will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  This is a fun event for all ages with a parade featuring marching bands from local schools and Santa will be making an appearance around 6:00 p.m.  The stores will be bringing out their festive wares and treats and you will definitely feel the holiday cheer.  The Stroll takes place on Catalina Avenue and Avenue I in Redondo Beach.

If you would like an old-fashioned Christmas, you will enjoy the “Victorian Christmas” at the Banning Museum.  This event will take place on Saturday, December 5, and Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  During this special weekend the grounds and museum are transformed into a Christmas festival with Victorian period entertainment.  There will be self-guided tours of the museum, children’s crafts, a blacksmith and refreshments. One of the special highlights will be the horse-drawn trolley ride between the Banning Museum and the Drum Barracks at the Civil War Museum.  Admission is free, and the last house tour and trolley ride are at 3:30 p.m.  Parking is on the street.  For more information go to www.thebanningmuseum.org., or call (310) 548-7777.   The Banning Museum is located at 401 E. M Street, Wilmington.

To read my prior article on South Bay Area Holiday Events click here.

Photo courtesy of the Banning Museum

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