Happy Holidays, El Segundo! We hope you’re ready, because there’s so much fun headed your way! Almost every event coming up is chock full of wintery wonder. Keep reading to find one (or a few!) to visit this weekend.


2. Arts, Crafts, and Culture

Friends of the Library Book Sale

WHAT: Get amazing deals on books, music, and movies at the Friends of the Library Book sale! Genres will include everything from children’s literature to cooking, plus CDs and DVDs, all with very low prices.
WHEN: Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th from 10 am – 4:30 pm on both days
WHERE: El Segundo Public Library- 111 W. Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo
DETAILS: This is a free event, but items are available for sale at discount prices. Find out more from ES Rec and Parks.

SPROUT Film Festival

WHAT: For the third year in a row, ESMoA presents a film festival featuring submissions from the El Segundo community. Locals have submitted 60-second films, and the best of the bunch will be screened at the Festival.
WHEN: Saturday, December 7th from 2 – 4:30 pm
WHERE: ESMoA- 208 Main St, El Segundo
DETAILS: Attendees get a chance to vote for their favorite film! Get all the details on Facebook.

Holiday Art Market

WHAT: Shop for everyone on your list at Manhattan’s annual holiday art market. The pieces are unique, handmade, and perfect gifts for people who already have everything!
WHEN: Saturday, December 7th from 9 am – 5 pm
WHERE: Joslyn Community Center- 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach
DETAILS: Find out more here.

Holiday Crafts with Santa

WHAT: Calling all kids! Santa’s comin’ to town. Get in the holiday spirit with festive arts and crafts, treats, and tasty food. Santa’s really coming, so dress your best!
WHEN: Saturday, December 7th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 8th from 9 – 11:30 am
WHERE: Manhattan Heights Park Community Center- 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
DETAILS: Admission is $5 for residents, $6 for non-residents, and free for children 2 and under. Read more from MB Parks and Recs.

The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

WHAT: The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, presented by The Debbie Allen Dance Academy, is a unique spin on the timeless Nutcracker Ballet. This year’s performance will feature Debbie Allen herself, Raven Symone, and other big names.
WHEN: Friday, December 6th from 7:30 0 9:45 pm
WHERE: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center- 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach
DETAILS: Tickets are available on Eventbrite starting at $40.

Families having fun at last year’s holiday craft festival, photo from MB Parks and Rec.