HERMOSA FOR THE HOLIDAYS 11/19/21-11/21/21


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.

Get ready—the weekend of November 19-21 will be an open-air winter wonderland at the beach to:

  • Shop for eclectic gifts from local artisans and retailers for everyone on your shopping list
  • Skate at the Kinecta 'Ice' rink on Pier Plaza
  • Play at our workshops, storytime tent, and santa letter writing station
  • Dance & Sing at the community concert and tree lighting ceremony
  • Give back to our community at the Giving Village and bring your toys to the Beach Cities Toy Drive
  • AND so much more entertainment and activities for the whole family

Friday (5-8pm) SOLD OUT
Saturday (10am-8pm) LIMITED SPOT LEFT
Sunday (10am-8pm)

Tickets: $25 adult / $15 child under 12
(limited availability)
Location: Pier Plaza (in front of Hennessey’s Tavern)
50 min skate time and includes skate rental

Presented by Kinecta Federal Credit Union

Who can say they went ice skating without the sub-freezing temperatures with views of the beach?

The centerpiece of the weekend’s festivities includes a 1,500 sq. ft. synthetic ‘ice’ rink located in Pier Plaza.

scissors, wreath and lights

Saturday, 11am-4pm

Tickets: $10-35 (limited availability)
Location: Manhattan Ave (next to Java Man)
+ 2 bonus workshops just added at Patrick Molloy's and on the beach

Kids and adults love to make things with their hands to truly express their creativity. Our 40-minute workshops will be full of fun making crafts, holiday home decor and gifts for the family.  Explore our ten workshops.


Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm

Location: Parking Lot of Stars Antiques (526 Pier Ave)

The open-air local artisan pop-up, Sun & Sea Collective, is a curated market that features local artisans with offerings for everyone on your shopping list.

Presented by Gopuff


Saturday & Sunday

Location: Pier Avenue Shops (and sidewalk)

The Holiday Open House is back and better than ever! If you’re a fan of holiday shopping, this is the best place to be. We've added caroling, new experiences and the local retailers are creating experiences within their shops. See our sidewalks and retailers come alive!

Please come out and enjoy Hermosa by shopping small and supporting Local.

storytime tent graphics

Saturday, 11am-4pm

Location: Manhattan Ave in front of Java Man

Come down and enjoy some wonderful stories by some very talented entertainers from P3 Theatre Company. Happening on the hour, every hour, this is a special opportunity to bring the kids and enjoy some live entertainment under a tent.

Presented by P3 Theatre Company


Saturday, 11am-4pm

Location: Pier Plaza, next to Cafe Bonaparte

Twenty-thousand letters are sent to Santa each year. All of the kids in the South Bay should have a place to write those very important letters to a very important man. Not only do we provide the paper and crayon, there will be a very fancy red box to send those letters to the North Pole.


Sunday 11am-6pm

Location: Pier Plaza, next to Cafe Buonaparte

We welcome all families to come down to Pier Plaza for a pic with Santa (or not) in a COVID-safe way. A wintery scene will be set for photos and Santa will be available to sit in the pic with you or not at all.



Sunday 3-8pm

Location: Pier Plaza

Come out and visit all of our favorite local nonprofits and enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, activities, and more. Support our nonprofits when it matters most! BONUS: The Kinecta Ice Cream Truck will be there to give out goodies!



Sunday 3-8pm

Location: Pier Plaza

A rotating cast of musical groups will entertain Pier Plaza starting at 3pm. Beginning around 5pm, the Hermosa Beach Vista Band will perform followed by Aly Pangaro, followed by the tree lighting with Santa on Schumacher Plaza at 6pm. After the ceremony, a special performance by Sentry Dogs will take the stage until 8pm.