Ho, ho, ho, El Segundo! This weekend, Santa Claus is coming to town in a big way. The 14th marks the first evening of El Segundo’s epic Candy Cane Lane, and the fun doesn’t stop there.

All weekend long, the South Bay is serving up holiday-themed events, from live performances to arts and crafts. Keep reading to see what’s in store!


3. Arts and Entertainment

The Nutcracker

WHAT: The Nutcracker is the official ballet of Christmas. For one weekend only, watch a group of talented young dancers from across the South Bay portray the classic tale of a young girl named Marie as she enters a world of Christmas magic with her beloved Nutcracker Prince.
WHEN: Saturday, December 14th at 7 pm and Sunday, December 15th at 1 pm and 5 pm
WHERE: The Norris Theater- 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates
DETAILS: Tickets are $39 for adults and $28 for kids, available from the Palos Verdes Ballet. See flyer below for details.

Sounds of Christmas Musical

WHAT: The International Christian Center Los Angeles, or ICCLA, brings you “Sounds of Christmas”, a unique holiday event focusing on cross-cultural performance. The show will connect Western orchestral instruments with West African percussion instruments, an urban contemporary band, and vocalists singing in several different genres and languages.
WHEN: Sunday, December 15th at 6 pm
WHERE: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center- 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach
DETAILS: Admission is free, but you can register online at Eventbrite.

April’s Fools: Merry Fools Holiday

WHAT: Directed by Rick Ramirez and Doris Usui, the April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe is joining forces with the Wild Cards for a seam-ripping good time.
WHEN: Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Second Story Theater is- 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach
DETAILS: Tickets are $10 each and $8 for seniors, or $60 for an annual pass.