The following press release is from the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce:
The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5th at 6 PM at the foot of the Hermosa Beach Pier.
The event will feature the official lighting of the Hermosa Beach Holiday Tree to help kick off the holiday season in Hermosa Beach.
A fire truck from the Hermosa Beach Fire Department is scheduled to serve as the sleigh for Santa, who, along with Mrs. Claus, will be available for photos in his chair as well as fielding holiday requests from children in attendance.
The festivities will include holiday musical performances from Hermosa Beach Youth Music and Jack Tracy. Also scheduled to perform are singers from “Puttin On Productions” and dancers from “You Can Dance Studio” in Hermosa Beach
The same evening, local businesses in the downtown area will be getting in the holiday spirit as they host open houses which will coincide with the tree lighting festivities.
Event goers are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the tree which will be donated to the charities supported by the Annual Beach Cities Toy Drive.
Those interested are encouraged to follow the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for updates.