The Holiday Spirit
Torrance Memorial’s 35th Annual Holiday Festival
November 27–December 2
Torrance Memorial Medical Center will host its annual fundraiser with themed decorated trees, dinner gala, live entertainment, fashion show, the South Bay’s largest holiday boutique, an opportunity drawing, children’s activities and food court. 310-325-9110
Sandpipers’ Holiday Home Tour
November 30–December 2
The 26th outing showcases four distinctive homes in the South Bay. Each home will be magnificently decorated and magically transformed for the holiday season. In addition, the Sandpipers Holiday Market featuring local artisans and restaurants will provide a unique shopping and dining experience. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SKECHERS presents Holiday Fireworks Festival
Grab a sweater and your loved ones for this annual Manhattan Beach tradition where the night sky above the Manhattan Beach Pier explodes in a colorful spectacle. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. in Downtown Manhattan Beach.
November 28–Jan 6
Come From Away
Celebration of the Season Tree Lighting
5 p.m., Catalina Terrace at Terranea Resort
The Devin Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts
8 p.m., Saint Rocke
8 & 9
Gingerbread House Workshops
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Art To Grow On
8 p.m., The Forum
15 & 16
2 p.m., Marsee Auditorium
5:30 p.m., Downtown Manhattan Beach
What keeps Hermosa … Hermosa? This question has sparked much soul-searching among those debating the prospect of oil drilling in the city. Some champion a financial windfall; others lament environmental risks and potential loss of character. The tradeoffs are real, and
with $1 billion and the fate of the South Bay in the balance,
the stakes are higher than ever.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s 29th annual event raised $2 million toward the hospital’s $200 million capital campaign to fund construction of the new Patient Tower. More than 5,000 community members enjoyed the six-day event hosted under a 22,000-square-foot white tent on the Torrance Memorial campus.