Palos Verdes Celebrates Holiday Traditions

Palos Verdes Celebrates Holiday Traditions

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Palos Verdes homes owners can celebrate Holiday Traditions locally on the peninsula with many upcoming events. There are tree lighting celebrations, holiday parades, Nutcracker ballets, visits with Santa and more.  Here are just a few of the events coming our way:

On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the City of Rolling Hills Estates’ annual Parade of Lights will take place with many local community groups and businesses sponsoring  floats and participating in the parade.  The parade will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and will travel along Silver Spur Road, Deep Valley Drive and the Center Drive.  There are floats, bands, animals and, of course, Santa to make this an event to remember.  It is recommended that you come a little early to find yourself a great viewing spot.  For more information or to request an entry registration, contact Andy Clark at (310) 377-1577 x 109 or go to

The Palos Verdes Performing Arts (formerly Norris Theatre) will be presenting “The Best of Doo-Wop at Christmas” on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.  You will hear music from such classic groups as as The Four Preps, who will be performing their hits, “26 Miles,” “Big Man,” and “Down by the Station”; also the Vibrations, with their chart-toppers “Hang on Sloopy” and “The Watusi”; and The Drifters Tribute Group, recreating the Doo Wop Hall of Fame vocal group’s classics, including “Under the Boardwalk,” “On Broadway,” and “Stand by Me.”  Backed by Billy and the Corvettes Band and they will have Mark Schiff as the comedy host, and will be a fun concert for all ages.  This last of the season series and the one-night show will sell out quickly so get your tickets soon.   Tickets start at $45 for adults and $25 for children.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Norris Theatre at (310) 544-0403, or go to  The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented by two different studios this month and held at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center.   The Classical Ballet Theatre will present “Highlights from The Nutcracker” on December 6, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., with ticket prices of $20 adult/$10 children under 12.  On December 19 & 20, 2015, the Palos Verdes Ballet will be presenting their production of The Nutcracker with show times on Saturday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 1:00 & 5:00 p.m.  The cost for tickets is $32 adult/$22 children. For more information or to purchase tickets go to or call (310)544-0403.  The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center is located at 27570 Crossfield, Rolling Hills Estates.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Holiday Traditions click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Performing Arts.

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