Where and when: , 1600 Green Lane, Redondo Beach; Friday, 1:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Why go: Get your holiday shopping done early and support a local elementary school.
Where and when: , 298 Flagler Lane, Redondo Beach; Friday, 6 p.m.
Why go: Celebrate the season with musical entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and more with the Redondo Beach Historical Society.
Price: Unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more for Cheer for Children
Where and when: , 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach; Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Why go: Get into the spirit of the season with the classic holiday musical at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse.
Where and when: , 1243 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach; Friday through Sunday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Why go: Experience a trip back in time to a night that changed the world with a cast of more than 200 costumed actors, dozens of live animals and hundreds of hands-on experiences.
Where and when: , 405 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach; Saturday, 11 a.m.
Why go: This is a fun event for the whole family featuring free face painting and photos with Santa for kids.
Where and when: , 100 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach; Saturday, 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Why go: Listen to the Peninsulans Jazz Orchestra while browsing the shops at the Redondo Beach Pier. Don't forget to say hi to Santa Claus!
Where and when: , 801 Camino Real, Redondo Beach; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Why go: Santa Claus is coming to town! Instead of making his usual pre-Christmas route, Santa will make two stops in Redondo Beach this year. This weekend he's visiting South Redondo Beach.
Price: Small, unwrapped toy
Where and when: , 208 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach; Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Why go: It's a "storybook Christmas" in King Harbor. Check out the beautifully decorated boats as they compete for top prizes.
Where and when: , 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach; Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Why go: The School of Dance and Music Ballet Company presents How the Grinch Stole the Nutcracker at the Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit the organization's website.
Where and when: Ocean Drive and Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach; Sunday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Why go: Sit back, relax and enjoy Manhattan Beach's annual fireworks show.
Where and when: , 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach; Sunday, 4:30 p.m.
Why go: Celebrate the Jewish holiday early. Reservations required.