Four Things to Do for the Holidays in the South Bay 2017


Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights

A normally quiet neighborhood in south Torrance turns into one of the largest displays of Christmas lights and decorations in the country every year. Bring the whole family or some friends – you can choose to drive slowly through, or walk the hilly neighborhood. Walking offers a much more relaxed, up-close view of all the displays, without worrying about holding up the cars behind you.

Every house in the neighborhood attempts to outdo their neighbor with spectacular decorations that get more creative each year. Make sure to bring cash for the hot cocoa and snack stands sprinkled throughout the neighborhood.  Bring the kids for an experience they will never forget, with a Santa Claus, sleighs in yards and much more. There is always a diverse array of themes on display from military, Christian, Jewish, Spongebob, Chicago Cubs, etc. so you’re bound to find something you like.The extravaganza is hidden down the hill behind PCH near Calle Mayor on Doris Way and Linda Drive. SHCLE is on display from 6-10 p.m. every night until the evening of New Year’s Day.


Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

‘Tis the Season… for ugly sweaters!! Everyone is welcome to attend the Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl in Riviera Village on Saturday, December 16 starting at 3 p.m. Join the parade around Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village for a fun pub crawl in support of Heart Felt, a charity organization benefiting families who are pre and post organ transplant surgery.


Holiday Light Concert

The Torrance Civic Chorale presents the annual Holiday Light Concert on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater. Over 100 singers strong, the Torrance Civic Chorale is one of the premier auditioned vocal ensembles in the South Bay. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays by attending their concert and singing along to favorite holiday carols.

This season’s concert features John Rutter’s Gloria, an Eric Whitacre number, several exquisite pieces from other cultures, a rollicking new arrangement of You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch, and a variety of old favorites and new choral gems. Buy your tickets early as the holiday concerts sell out quickly! Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling the Theatre Box Office at 310-781-7171 or online.


The Nutcracker

Presented by the Los Angeles Ballet, welcome to the world of The Nutcracker. This is the production that is the heart of Redondo Beach’s year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit. From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with adorable children, marching toy soldiers, a glowing giant Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, mischievous mice, crystalline waltzing snowflakes, the Land of Sweets and some of the most glorious dancing on earth.

December 30th, 2017, 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
December 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

Source: South Bay By Jackie & South Bay Events

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