Let the Holiday Festivities Begin

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Candy Cane Lane: The merchants of Weymouth Corners’ 30th annual Candy Cane Lane open house, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4. Music, dancing, entertainment, food, Santa, food, carnival games, face painting, cookie decorating, shopping and more. Weymouth Corners is at Eighth and Weymouth streets in San Pedro.

Christmas Boutique: Yule gifts, homemade baked items, vintage items, fresh wreaths, Christmas music, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 4-5. Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. $5 donation. Proceeds benefit LA Children’s Hospital and South Bay and Harbor nonprofits. 310-378-9363, www.neighborhoodchurchpve.org.

Holiday boutique: Origami, Christmas decorations, jewelry, stitchery, shell ornaments, wreaths, purses, scarves, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5-6. St. James Church, 415 Vincent St., Redondo Beach. http://www.saintjames.church

Giant tile menorah lighting: Chabad of South Bay presents the lighting of the first giant tile menorah in the South Bay. The event will feature entertainment, Hanukkah crafts, latkes and hot chocolate, doughnut decorating and more. Outdoor promenade of Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 Carson St., Torrance. Parking available off Fashion Way. 4-6 p.m. Dec.6. Free. 310-634-4516, go to www.chabadsb.org or email rabbisp@gmail.com.

Santa’s Village: Nativity Catholic School welcomes Santa Claus on his North Pole express train at its Santa’s Village and Gourmet Food Trucks event. Highlights include free activities for preschools and elementary school students, Santa’s “secret shop” free photos with Santa, gourmet food trucks and entertainment. 2371 W. Carson St., Torrance. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Event info at www.nativitybruins.org

Holiday Afloat Parade: L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade, themed “Santa’s Minions,” 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Main Channel of the Port of Los Angeles. Viewing areas include Banning’s Landing in Wilmington, Ports O’ Call Village and Warehouse One in San Pedro, and the various marinas. The Battleship Iowa will offer viewing starting at 5:30 p.m. with carolers, a “kids’ corner,” complimentary hot cocoa, coffee, cookies, food trucks and Santa Claus. 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro. $20/$10. www.pacificbattleship.com/event/detail/519/.

Holidays by the Sea: Lighted Christmas tree, entertainment, arts and crafts, food and more, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 5. Downtown Harbor, Fifth Street and Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro. www.lawaterfront.org

Peninsula Parade of Lights: The 17th annual Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights, hosted by the city of Rolling Hills Estates, will go through Silver Spur Road, Deep Valley Drive, and to the Promenade shopping center. 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. The parade will be broadcast live and played on Cox Communications channel 3 and 35 in the South Bay area

Holiday Spirit of San Pedro Parade: 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6, Pacific Avenue between 13th and Sixth Streets, ending at Palos Verdes Street on the east. www.lawaterfront.org

Victorian Christmas: Self-guided museum tours, children’s crafts, a visit from Queen Victoria and St. Nick, blacksmith demonstrations, wreath-making lecture, local food and craft vendors and a horse-drawn trolley ride, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5-6. Banning Museum, 401 E. M St., Wilmington, with a Civil War Christmas at the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, 1052 N. Banning Blvd., Wilmington. Free.

Wilmington Winter Wonderland: Snow, face painting, games, holiday crafts, Radio Disney, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5. Wilmington Waterfront Park, C Street and Neptune Ave., Wilmington. Free. www.lawaterfront.org

Golden States Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops Spectacular, a concert of seasonal favorites, 8 p.m. Saturday. $28.50-$60. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. www.gspo.com

Holiday concert: Loyola Marymount University’s Concert Choir, Consort Singers and Women’s Chorus perform seasonal favorites, 8 Dec. 4. St. Lawrence Martyr parish hall, 1900 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Free. http://www.stlm.org/

Peninsula Symphonic Winds: “When You Believe” holiday concert with the AMUSE Singers. 3 p.m. Dec. 6. Rolling Hills Covenant Church Community Center, 735 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. $10/adults, children 12 and under free. www.pswinds.org

Victorian Christmas Tea & Carols: Step back in time and listen to Victorian-costumed carolers “A Holiday Affaire” perform Christmas favorites after high tea with scones, finger sandwiches and desserts. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 4-12. 310-377-4867, Ext. 225, maryjoseph.org

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