Shop. Stroll. Repeat.
The South Bay’s favorite shopping hubs are pulling out all the stops this holiday. Here are some event highlights keeping Santa very busy this season.
3200 Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach | shopmanhattanvillage.com
- November 14, 15, 21, 22 | Letters to Santa workshop
- November 27 | Santa’s arrival parade, 9 a.m.
- November 27–December 10 | Sandpiper’s Sugarplum Tree in Center Court
- December 7–24 | Neptunian Woman’s Club gift-wrap station
- December 9 | Menorah lighting ceremony, 4 to 6 p.m.
- December 18 | Manhattan Beach Community Church Christmas choir, 6 p.m.
DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN BEACH
downtownmanhattanbeach.com | (Free two-hour parking December 3–24)
- November 18 | Holiday open house
- November 28 | Small Business Saturday
- December 1 | Santa and Mrs. Claus at the farmers market, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m
DEL AMO FASHION CENTER
3527 W. Carson Street in Torrance | simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center
- November 7 and December 12 | Live reindeer, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- December 5 | Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Kidgits members only; reservations required)
- December 6 | Chanukah festival
- December 11–13, 18–20 | Walk-in snow globe, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Thru December 24 | Santa photo experience
- November 21 | Hermosa Beach Holiday Sidewalk Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- November 22 & 29 | Santa Photos at Gum Tree with Lauren Pressey, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- December 3 | Hermosa Beach tree lighting and Rock for Tots toy drive, 4 to 9 p.m.
- December 31 | Hermosa’s Swinging New Year’s Eve with Lou Giovannetti and his 18-piece big band orchestra, 9 p.m.
SOUTH BAY GALLERIA
1815 Hawthorne Boulevard in Redondo Beach | southbaygalleria.com
- November 7 | Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11 a.m.
- November 7-24 | Take an “Adventure to Santa” with Shrek and his friends
- November 27 | Black Friday gift card giveaway (all day)
- November 22 | Pet nights with Santa, 7 to 9 p.m.
- December 10 | Menorah lighting, 5 p.m.
- December 3 | Holiday stroll, 5 to 9 p.m.
850 S. Sepulveda Boulevard in El Segundo | thepointsb.com
- November 17–December 10 | Letters to Santa
PROMENADE ON THE PENINSULA
550 Deep Valley Drive in Rolling Hills Estates | promenadeonthepeninsula.com
- November 21 | Annual tree lighting celebration, 5 p.m.
- December 5 | Parade of Lights, 6 p.m.
- December 12 | Santa breakfast at Ruby’s Diner, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
- December 19, 20, 22, 23 | Santa visits, Noon to 4 p.m.
Southbay magazine and plastic surgeon Christine Petti, M.D. gathered in February for a beauty-inspired evening at Spa Bella in Torrance. More than $3,000 in raffle prizes were given and all were delighted with delicious appetizers by Chef Bert S. Agor of Kincaid’s.