Give back, work out, toast and rock out to some holiday tunes. If the holiday bug hasn’t bitten you yet, check out some of the weekend activities below and remember, don’t be a grinch. Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is ready for you!
From now until January 6, 2013
Chill at the Queen Mary
Admission: Various prices. Please check the Queen Mary website for ticket prices. The Queen Mary is proud to bring an enchanting winter event to the South Bay – open to the entire family. Walk through The Ice Kingdom to see larger-than-life ice sculptures, enjoy outdoor tubing, practice your ice skating skills and take a stroll through their Holiday Village. Location: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach. More information can be found here.
Friday, December 14
6th Annual Victorian Holiday Party & Toy Drive
6 PM to 9 PM
Admission: Unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. Visit the Morrell House for a festive celebration with entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. All toys will benefit the Cheers for Children charity organization. Location: Redondo Beach Historical Society, 298 Flagler Lane in Redondo Beach. Visit this site for additional event details.
Saturday, December 15
Homeboy 5K Run/Walk
8 AM to 11 AM
Admission: $40 for adults, $20 for children. Registration and check-in starts at 6 AM. All proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk will support Homeboy Industries. The organizations provides hopes, training and support to formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women. Location: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring Street in Los Angeles. Visit the event website for more details.
Santa Crawl Newport Beach
Admission: $10-$20. A charity pub crawl through Newport Beach bars! The event will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Expect a costume contest, raffe and discounted drink specials. Location: The first stop will take place at Malarky’s Irish Pub, 3011 Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach. Visit the event page for more details.
Free Holiday Concert and Santa on the Pier
3 PM to 5 PM
Admission: FREE. Spread the holiday cheer by bringing a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more. The event will feature High Tide, a surf rock band performing The Ventures Christmas Album. Also present will be the KROQ Street Team. Expect Surfing Santa photos, giveaways and more! Location: Redondo Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach. More information can be found here.
Holiday POPS Spectacular
Enjoy the best holiday movie tunes interpreted by a 40 voice choir. Check out the Golden State Pops Orchestra at the annual Holiday POPS Spectacular! Location: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th Street in San Pedro.
What will you do this weekend?
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