The Best Holiday Events in the South Bay

2022 Best Holiday Events in the South Bay

November 3, 2022

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There’s so much to do, see, eat, shop, and experience in the South Bay of Los Angeles during the holidays that you no doubt need a Holiday Guide toThe Best Holiday Events in the South Bay and more! We’ve covered everything you need for the Holiday Season of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s and more! We love the Holidays in Los Angeles and it’s easy to see why… there’s so much to do! We’ve created a big festive round up for all the South Bay Holiday activities – from shopping ‘till you drop to visiting a winter wonderland, from delicious dining to family volunteering, you and your family can do our list and check it twice! 

The Best Holiday Events in the South Bay

Check out all our different holiday activity guides: 

South Bay Community Event Guide, Los Angeles Events, & Orange County Events – Updated Daily!

Where to Find Santa in the South Bay

Celebrate Holiday Events in Los Angeles and Orange County

12 Ways To Volunteer as a Family During the Holidays

15 Thoughtful Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

Coming Soon – Chanukah Celebrations 

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Local South Bay Holiday Events

Merry + Bright at South Coast Botanic Garden

November 25 through December 24, 2022
From November 25 through December 24, enjoy a variety of events at the Garden that capture the spirit of the season. As soon as you enter the Garden’s gates, you’ll see fresh seasonal plantings and can’t-miss photo possibilities, including our unique take on well-known pine trees. Shop for gifts or for yourself at our Palm Circle kiosk, which will have a brand-new aesthetic and seasonal products. Throughout this time, Merry + Bright will be included into all of the Garden’s activities, including Nature POP! and food and drinks at Dottie’s. No matter what holiday you observe, it is the season to be “merry” and “bright”! View the whole calendar of activities below.

53RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRE

November 12 – 13 2022
Over 60 artists selling handcrafted goods for Holiday gift-giving. Free parking and admission. Madrona & Torrance Blvd.

2022 MANHATTAN BEACH PIER LIGHTING AND HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

November 16, 2022
Enjoy an evening of holiday music, shopping and dining all at one great location, Downtown Manhattan Beach.

HERMOSA FOR THE HOLIDAYS: HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY, AND MORE!

November 18-20, 2022

Hermosa Beach has mashed together our Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting Ceremony and added a bunch of family-fun activities to make the newly expanded annual Hermosa for the Holidays.

WOBBLE BEFORE YOU GOBBLE LINE DANCING

November 19, 2022
Help kick off our Helping Hands Event by Wobbling before Gobbling!

2022 Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival 

November 29 – December 4, 2022 (Closed to the Public on Friday, December 2)

Beautifully decorated trees, concerts, seasonal gifts, kid-friendly activities, a food court, and unique ticketed events like a fashion show and dinner gala are all included in the Holiday Festival, a one-of-a-kind holiday celebration. Located near the intersection of Medical Center Drive and Skypark Drive.

DOWNTOWN TORRANCE HOLIDAY STROLL

Downtown Old Torrance

30 NOVEMBER 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Stores will be open late with special sales & treats, Santa will be there, DJ Ozzie, Carolers, Vendors, crafts for kids, family scavenger hunt, snow & more.

WAKE UP WITH SANTA- BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

December 10, 2022
City of Gardena – City Hall

Get your favorite PJs ready to wake up with Santa. Enjoy breakfast, crafts, pictures, and more!

HOLIDAY KICKOFF AT THE PIKE OUTLETS

Don’t miss an evening of festive fun for the whole family with Santa’s Arrival Parade & our Tree Lighting!

Enjoy live performances from The Sugarplums, Southern California Brass Consortium, Emerald Street Band, Cabrillo High School Drum Line, MYART Showcase Troupe and a special Holiday Magic Show.

TORRANCE TURKEY TROT FUN RUN

November 24, 2022
The Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot Fun Run is an annual event hosted by the City of Torrance Community Services Department. On Thanksgiving Day, the three-mile fun run will get under way at 8:00 a.m. A fantastic post-race chance drawing with mountain bikes, gift cards to restaurants, gym memberships, and many other amazing prizes will take place following the fun run. An official Turkey Trot shirt will be given to each registered participant. Please be aware that the Turkey Trot will go on regardless of weather.

2022 RIVIERA VILLAGE HOLIDAY STROLL

Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 5 PM to 9 PM
The atmosphere in Riviera Village is fantastic. The popular Holiday Stroll will be held as usual on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 5 PM to 9 PM, the first Thursday after Thanksgiving. The best holiday songs are playing in the background while Christmas lighting illuminates the streets! As you meander through the Village talking, buying, and soaking into the holiday mood, shops remain open to welcome you.

THE CALIFORNIA GREAT SANTA STROLL

December 10, 2022
Hermosa Beach Pier
A fundraiser for Mychal’s Learning Place will be held on December 10th in California during the California Great Santa Stroll. The fun run or walk is a 5K distance open to people of all ages and abilities. We anticipate 1,000 Santas to stroll from Hermosa Beach to Manhattan Beach and return this year.

12TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT

Redondo Pier

10 DECEMBER 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

58TH ANNUAL EL SEGUNDO HOLIDAY PARADE

11 DECEMBER

 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Downtown El Segundo

SKECHERS MANHATTAN BEACH HOLIDAY FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Manhattan Beach Pier

11 DECEMBER 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HOLIDAY LIGHTS TRAIN RIDES

2290 Washington ave Torrance

16 DECEMBER 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Holiday themed train ride a half mile of lights and displays. In Wilson park $8.00 per rider. Riders need to be at least 32” to ride no infants allowed to ride the trains.

If you are getting hungry, we’ve got you covered!  

South Bay Catered Holiday Meals
South Bay Bakeries 
South Bay Guide to Local Restaurants

Need to get some holiday gifts?  Shop local, support our local businesses and find the perfect gifts! 

Local Business Directory

South Bay Shopping Guide

South Bay Shopping Guide for Kids

More people then ever need some extra help this year.  We’ve put together these great resources to make it easy to give back to the community, support our local charities and those in need.

Check out our list of year-round volunteer opportunities and local organizations that accept in-kind donations.

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