Palos Verdes Enjoys LA County Holiday Events!

Palos Verdes Enjoys LA County Holiday Events!

Palos Verdes homes owners, who are looking for more fun holiday events, have many choices below that are located within the LA County area.

BOLD Beverly Hills Holidays   Through Dec. 24
Join us for spectacular lighting displays throughout the City of Beverly Hills. BOLD Holidays features evening shopping on Friday and Saturdays, live entertainment, music, an interactive photo experience with The Scenario Studio and much more!
Contact: 800-345-2210 / www.lovebeverlyhills.com/boldbh

Hollywood Christmas Parade   Dec. 1
Floats, balloons, costume characters, bands, equestrians and celebrities from all genres.
Time/Place: 5pm / Hollywood Blvd. between Orange and Highland
Contact: 833-727-2331 / www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

Downey Christmas Parade   Dec. 1
Christmas of Service
Time/Place: 1-2pm / Downey Avenue Contact: www.downeychamber.org

Gardena Winter Wonderland   Dec. 3
Play in the Snow, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Pictures with Santa, Arts & Crafts, Smores, Hot Chocolate and more!
Time/Place: 4-9pm / 1700 W 162nd Street Contact: www.cityofgardena.org

Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival   Dec. 3-8
Decorated trees, music, crafts, Senior Days, Fashion Show luncheon, Gala dinner and dance with live and silent auction.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Contact: 310-517-4606 / www.torrancememorial.org/holidayfestival

Long Beach Christmas Tree Lighting   Dec. 4
Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday photo booths, kid train rides, local food trucks, brass band, DJ, choirs, and holiday sweets.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Long Beach Terrace Theater Plaza
Contact: 562-436-3645 / www.visitlongbeach.com

Culver City Tree Lighting Sled-tacular   Dec. 5
Tree-lighting ceremony, a sledding activity on 25 tons of snow, an appearance by Santa Claus and photo op station, performances by local community groups, jumpers/bouncy houses for the kiddies, a life size snow globe and carnival games.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Culver City Town Plaza

Contact: www.culvercity.org

Baldwin Park Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 5
Special visit from Santa. Performances by East Valley Boys & Girls Club, Julia McNeill Senior Center Carolers, Mariachi Superior de Mexico, Pualanis Polynesian Dancers, Baldwin Park Unified School District School Choir.
Time/Place: 6pm / Esther Snyder Community Center

Contact: www.baldwinpark.com

Claremont Holiday Promenade & Tree Lighting   Dec. 6
Live entertainment, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony, and a visit from Santa Claus.  Village business will be participating as holiday cheer stops and will be providing holiday treats.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Claremont Village & Depot

Contact: www.ci.claremont.ca.us

La Puente Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 6
Join us for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall at the conclusion of the parade.
Time/Place: 6:30pm / La Puenta Community Center to City Hall
Contact: 626-855-1560 / www.lapuente.org

Lomita Christmas Tree Lighting   Dec. 6
Time/Place: 5:30pm / City Hall Front Lawn

Contact: www.lomita.com

Lights on Temple City   Dec. 6
Visit Frosty the Snowman and Santa! Festivities include sled rides, arts and crafts, food booths, and more!
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Temple City Park: 9701 Las Tunas Dr.
Contact: 626-285-2171 x4545 / www.ci.temple-city.ca.us

Monterey Park Holiday Snow Village   Dec. 6
Following the tree lighting, attendees will be entertained by holiday music, snow play with two sled runs and a 900 square foot play area. The event will also have refreshments, a chance to take your picture with Santa and a Christmas tree raffle.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Barnes Park Amphitheater

Contact: www.montereypark.ca.gov

Agoura Hills Holiday Boutique   Dec. 6-7
The City of Agoura Hills would like to invite you to visit our artisan vendors selling the perfect gift for the holidays.
Time/Place: Fri 5-8pm, Sat 11am-5pm / Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center
Contact: www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us

Burbank Holiday Boutique   Dec. 6-19
You will find a wonderful selection of pottery, paintings, photography, ornaments, decorations, clothing, scarves, jewelry, and more!  Find that unique handmade gift youre looking for!
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center
Contact: 818-238-5397 / www.burbankca.gov/blcac

Annual Parade of 1000 Lights   Dec. 7
The parade starts outside the Shoreline Marina and the colorfully lighted boats and yachts sail past the Pine Avenue Pier, and then across the bay and past the Queen Mary.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Long Beach

Contact: www.visitlongbeach.com

Chili Holiday Celebration   Dec. 7
Attendees can enjoy hot dogs, cookies, warm drinks, and of course free chili to kick off the holidays! Photos with Santa, Holiday Wreath Auction and Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center
Contact: 562-943-0131 / www.cityoflamirada.org

Holiday Art Market   Dec. 7
Get your holiday shopping done early all while supporting local artists. Find unusual, one-of-a-kind art pieces for that special person in your life. Enjoy drinks, refreshments and light snacks, while shopping local and supporting local artists.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Joslyn Community Center, Manhattan Beach
Contact: 310-802-5440 / www.citymb.info

Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade   Dec. 7
Pre-parade events begin at 4pm at Bannings Landing Community Center in Wilmington. Officials and community leaders are judges or passengers on approximately 50 decorated parade boats.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / Los Angeles Waterfront

Contact: www.portoflosangeles.org

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade   Dec. 7
Featuring over 100 entries, including floats designed by Long Beach businesses and associations, marching bands, Santa, local personalities and dignitaries.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / 2nd Street, Long Beach

Contact: www.belmontshore.org

South Lake Pasadena Holidayfest   Dec. 7
Taking advantage of in-store specials and promotions. Scavenger hunt, live music, photos with Santa, holiday crafts for kids, carolers, cookie decorating, holiday character photo ops, raffles, giveaways and much more! Live musical performances at Santas Village from acclaimed local and international talent.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Shops On Lake Avenue

Contact: www.southlakeavenue.org

Manhattan Beach Holiday Crafts Weekend   Dec. 7-8
Join in the holiday spirit by making handmade crafts and ornaments with the whole family! There will be delicious treats, hot cocoa, and old fashioned family fun.
Time/Place: Manhattan Heights Community Center

Contact: www.citymb.info

Joy to the Holidays at Greystone Mansion   Dec. 7-8
Open House to enjoy a family day of fun with cookie decorating, crafts, a visit with Santa, holiday music and more!
Time/Place: 12-5pm / 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills
Contact: 310-285-6830 / www.greystonemansion.org

Pageant of the Trees   Dec. 7
A holiday celebration with great food and family entertainment. Live and silent auctions!
Time/Place: 5-9pm / South Gate Park Municipal Auditorium
Contact: 323-563-5408 / www.cityofsouthgate.org

Diamond Bar Winter Snow Fest   Dec. 7
This festive, winter-themed event will feature four snow-packed sledding hills, snow play areas, games and activities for children, giveaways, food and a special appearance by Flurry, the sledding penguin!
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Pantera Park

Contact: www.diamondbarca.gov

Burbank Mayors Tree Lighting   Dec. 7
Time/Place: 6-8pm / City Hall: 275 E. Olive Avenue

Contact: www.burbankca.gov

Norwalk Snowfest & Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 7
Snow slides, a snow play area, game booths, a holiday train ride, craft tents, face painting, and much more! Local entertainers will perform on stage throughout the day.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / City Hall Lawn

Contact: www.norwalk.org

Holiday Sonata   Dec. 7
Bring the family and you can take a photo with Santa. There will be a horse drawn carriage to get you around Uptown.
Time/Place: 4-9pm / Uptown Whittier

Contact: www.whittieruptown.org

Lamplight Holiday Celebration   Dec. 7-8
Get immersed in a retelling of Dickens classic A Christmas Carol as you tour the historic houses; afterward, enjoy a festive and tasty reception.
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Heritage Square Museum, LA

Contact: 323-225-2700 / www.heritagesquare.org

L.A. GOAL Holiday Boutique   Dec. 7-8
Original artwork, bake sale, apparel, home goods, gift items, and more created by the Artists of L.A. GOAL and our lovely outside vendors. Get your photo taken with Santa and his elf from 11-1 both days!
Time/Place: 4911 Overland Avenue, Culver City

Contact: www.lagoal.org

South Gate Childrens Christmas Lane Parade   Dec. 8
Bands, floats, music, toys, snow, food sampling, raffles, grand marshal, activities for kids, photo with Santa and more.
Time/Place: 12-2pm / Tweedy Blvd between California and Hildreth
Contact: 323-567-1203 / www.cityofsouthgate.org

Naples Island Boat Parade   Dec. 14
The theme this year is Christmas Under the Sea. Large boats start at 6pm. Small boats start at 6:30pm.
Time/Place: 6-11:30pm / Long Beach

Contact: www.naplesca.com

Redondo Beach Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier   Dec. 14
Presented by Miller Childrens & Womens Hospital Long Beach & The Redondo Pier Association.
Time/Place: 2-4pm / Redondo Pier

Contact: www.redondopier.com

Alhambra Police Departments Story Time & Pictures with Santa Claus   Dec. 14
Come meet your local police officers. There will be free gift for kids.
Time/Place: 1-3pm / 211 S. First Street

Contact: www.cityofalhambra.org

West Covina Childrens Christmas Parade & Santas Village   Dec. 14
Food, games, boutiques, farmers market, entertainment, petting zoo, jumpers and pictures with Santa. Parade at 10am.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / S. Glendora & Walnut Creek, Old Town Center
Contact: 626-260-1997 / www.westcovinakiwanis.com

Whittier Christmas Parade   Dec. 14
Joy of Christmas. Entries include marching bands, vintage autos, floats, dance troupes, drill teams and more. Santa Clause always makes his appearance through the event.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / 6717 Bright Avenue

Contact: www.whittieruptown.org

A Magical BLVD Christmas   Dec. 14
Carolers, dancing and outstanding Christmas entertainment. Children can enjoy a train ride, make crafts in Santas Workshop and go sledding in real snow.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / The BLVD, Lancaster

Contact: www.cityoflancasterca.org

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade   Dec. 14
Located on Daisy Avenue between Pacific Coast Hwy and Willow Street with a Christmas Village and nativity scenes.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Daisy Avenue, Long Beach

Contact: www.longbeach.gov

Ugly Sweater Party in the Paseo   Dec. 21
Enjoy an afternoon of pizza and treats (while supplies last) with some of Santas helpers. The afternoon will include crafts for the kids, dancing and an ugly sweater contest!
Time/Place: 4-7pm / Artsakh Avenue Paseo, Glendale
Contact: 818-548-2792 / www.glendaleca.gov

Lynwood Snow Day   Dec. 21
Snow play, jumpers, Santa, live entertainment, food & craft vendors, and give-a-ways.
Time/Place: 3-8pm / Lynwood City Park
Contact: 310-603-0220 x319 / www.lynwood.ca.us

 

This article is being reposted with permission of Benjamin Hsu and Grant Alley, First American Title.

 

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