So much to do this weekend…

Hey Everyone,
There is so much to do this weekend in the South Bay.

But First…FREE PARKING!!!
Thank you so much to the cities of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach for offering 4 weeks Free Parking at downtown meters.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Look for the red bags, and park for FREE now through Christmas Day.
*Please make sure to pay attention to the posted meter time limits so you don’t get a ticket!

Today through Sunday…it’s the 26th Annual Sandpipers Holiday Home Tour.

I had the honor and pleasure to provide holiday decorations for an incredible home again this year.  We set up all day yesterday, here’s a sneak peek…

The home was designed by Shana Shryne and we love the lucky family who lives here!  It’s just a dream, you should really go see it.  Tickets are available at both of our shops, it’s fun to tour all the beautiful homes, and it’s all for charity.

Saturday…
Hermosa Beach Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting
10am-8pm
Come down and sip and shop in Hermosa all day…there’s an Elf scavenger hunt in 20 participating businesses, rumor has it there will be a real live Elf cruising around town too!

We’ll be serving sips and treats at Gum Tree, and raffling off this solid 14k gold and diamond Zoe Chicco necklace!  We collaborated with Zoe for our 10th Anniversary this year, this is a special edition necklace, we have a limited quantity and when they’re gone that’s it.   But you could win one!  Valued at $378.

Every purchase in our shop Saturday enters you into the raffle, and gets you a FREE 10th Anniversary Gum Tree Canvas Tote!

At 6pm head down to the plaza for a Carousel ride, live music and the Tree lighting.  We hear Santa will come down Pier Avenue on a firetruck!  Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the Beach Cities Toy Drive…each toy you bring gets you a free ride on the carousel.

Sunday
Santa is back at Gum Tree for our last day of Santa Photos this year.  10am-4pm.

Pro Tip: The line is always long in the morning and always short after 1:00!  Please be in line by 3:30 as Santa has to head back to the North Pole at 4:00 on the dot.

Missy Marie is back to take the photos, $20 cash or check only, with EVERY PENNY donated to the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation.  Last weekend we raised $5120, let’s beat that this weekend!

Your Santa photos will be emailed directly to you one week after you took them.

Sunday Afternoon…
Join the Jewish Community Center for a Celebration of Chanukah on Pier Plaza from 3-5pm.  Giant Menorah Lighting, hot Latkes, holiday crafts, and more.  They had me at hot Latkes!

Hope to see you soon.

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford