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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Redondo

Santa Claus will visit Redondo Beach and the Hollywood Riviera between Monday and Dec. 13.

After a one-year hiatus, Santa Claus will once again ride his sleigh through the streets of Redondo Beach with the help of the Redondo Beach Police Officers' and Firefighters' associations from Monday through Dec. 13.

Santa and his elves will start Monday in North Redondo Beach and make their way down to South Redondo Beach by Dec. 13. (See attached .pdf for the full route map and directions.) The sleigh generally departs from the "North Pole" at about 5:30 p.m. and wraps up the night's journey at about 9 p.m.

For safety reasons, Santa won't stop on busy streets like Manhattan Beach, Aviation and Artesia boulevards; Grant, Prospect and Catalina avenues; 190th Street and Pacific Coast Highway. If a night's journeys are canceled due to weather conditions, the route will be made-up Dec. 14, 15 or 16.

Residents in the Hollywood Riviera—where properties have Redondo Beach addresses but technically are within Torrance city limits—will also have a chance to meet Santa.

Officers with the Torrance Police Department began their Santa escort on Saturday and will complete it Dec. 16. He will pass through South Torrance and the Hollywood Riviera from Dec. 3-6. (See attached maps.)

The Redondo Beach street-by-street tour, which began decades ago, was canceled in 2011 due to staffing issues, causing a small controversy. Instead of the three-week route, Santa scheduled two stops at local parks.

For more information on the Redondo Beach route, visit redondobeachpd.com. More information on the Torrance route can be found at torranceca.gov/TPD/25499.htm.

Robert Keane November 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM
You can also follow the Redondo Beach POA on twitter @redondobeachpoa
Nicole Mooradian (Editor) November 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Thanks, Robert, for the info! Do you know if they'll be live-tweeting where Santa is?
Robert Keane November 27, 2012 at 04:31 PM
We will tweet the route each day before Santa departs
Priscilla November 28, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Are there times with where Santa will be, like they do in Hermosa?

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