Hermosa for the Holidays returns with tree lighting and other festivities this weekend – Daily Breeze

The second annual Hermosa for the Holidays will help get the Christmas spirit started in the South Bay this weekend with a tree lighting ceremony and other festive events.

Hermosa for the Holidays will take place Friday through Sunday, November 18-20, and will also feature carnival rides and inflatables at Pier Plaza, a community concert, family photo shoots, and a letter-writing station with the Santa Claus, workshops, shopping and a stortytime tent, among other events.

“We really want this to be something that the whole South Bay community really enjoys every year,” said Jessica Accamando, president and CEO of the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

The chamber is partnering with the city to host Hermosa for the holidays, which Mayor Mike Detoy called “a wonderful showcase for our local businesses and our community.”

“Hermosa for the Holidays is a fun family event that will kick off the beach holiday season,” Detoy said in a statement, “and encourage visitors to shop, dine and play at Hermosa Beach during the winter months.”

  • The Hermosa Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 20 at Pier Plaza. Pictured is the Holiday Tree in 2020. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The tree goes up on Pier Plaza in preparation...

    The tree rises on Pier Plaza in preparation for the annual tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, November 20. The ceremony is the culmination of a weekend of activities, Hermosa for the Holidays, at Hermosa Beach beginning Friday, November 18. (photo by Michael Hixon)

The biggest change from last year’s inaugural event, Accamando said, is the swapping of an ice rink with the carnival at Pier Plaza. The carnival will feature a train, a sand slide and a Ferris wheel at the head of the Hermosa Beach pier.

“When you’re there,” Accamando said, “you have a full panoramic view of the coast.”

The pop-up market and holiday open house for downtown businesses, meanwhile, will return this year, as will the Giving Village on Pier Plaza to support nonprofits and grassroots workshops such as the Giving Course. cocktail making by Patrick Molloy.

The tree lighting ceremony, sponsored by Skechers, will begin around 6 p.m. Sunday, with entertainment beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Los Angeles County Fire Department is expected to bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to the event around 6:15 p.m.

Ride tickets are available for $8 per person, but wristbands are also available for unlimited rides. A full-access day pass is $40 presale or $50 at the door.

The carnival will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Sunday will feature live musical performances, including the South Bay Music Connection from 3:30-5 p.m., Coast Music from 5-6 p.m., and local band XYZPDQ from 6:30-8 p.m.

For more information, visit hbchamber.net/holidays.

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