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The 29th Annual Pier Lighting and 24th Annual Holiday Open House

  • Date: 11/14/2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  
  • Location: Manhattan Beach Pier
    Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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The 29th Annual Pier Lighting and 24th Annual Holiday Open House
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Downtown Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Beach Pier

Enjoy an evening of holiday music, shopping and dining all at one great location, Downtown Manhattan Beach.

The annual Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House is the official start of the holiday season in Manhattan Beach. It is also downtown Manhattan Beach's local restaurants, retail stores and businesses way of saying thank you to their customers and community for their support and patronage throughout the year. Downtown merchants will be open until 9:00 PM and are sure to offer some distinctive gifts and intriguing offers this holiday season. The restaurants will be serving their original menus and some sampling to get your palette started for an evening of wonderful food. Bring your kids and remember your shopping list! Pier Lighting Map COVER

Holiday Lighting
In addition to the live entertainment listed below, the City of Manhattan Beach and the Downtown Business and Professional Association will be lighting the streets for the holidays with snowflake lights and lighted street banner.

Festival of Lights
Metlox Plaza will have the Festival of Lights (solar powered).

Living Trees on the Pier
Living trees on the pier will be up for one (picture opportunity taking) week from November 13th to November 19th. Special thanks to Brett Zebrowski, owner of Palm Realty, for sponsoring the trees.


Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Download a copy of the schedule (PDF).

Pier Lighting Schedule (brought to you by the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department)

6:00 PM
Manhattan Beach Middle School Choir
6:30 PM
Mira Costa High School Choir
7:00 PM
Mayor Steve Napolitano flips the switch that lights the Pier and the Living Trees


Holiday Open House Schedule (Brought to you by the Downtown Business and Professional Association)

Metlox Plaza Entertainment (backside - 13th Street and Morningside Drive)
5:00 PM to
8:30 PM
Santa, Sleigh, Family Pictures, Food, Nicole Face Paints, Jack Tracy Ukulele, and the Soozi Show balloon artist
Metlox Plaza Entertainment
6:30 PM to
8:30 PM
Strolling Dickens-style Carolers by Harmony Carolers and A Holiday Affair, Michael Holmes on guitar
Manhattan Avenue
6:00 PM to
9:00 PM
Live Reindeer in front of {pages} a bookstore
Hyperion Outfall Serenaders at Chase Bank (Manhattan Beach Boulevard)
6:00 PM to
8:30 PM
Dietz Brothers Band at 10th Street
Matt Jazz on saxophone at 12th Street
Highland Avenue
6:00 PM to
9:00 PM
Danger Dogs (bacon wrapped street-style hot dogs) at Manhattan Beach Watch Repair on 13th Street
6:00 PM to
8:30 PM
Crabbleman’s Review DJ at 13th Street
6:30 PM to
8:30 PM
Strolling Carolers
Manhattan Beach Boulevard
6:30 PM to
8:30 PM
Strolling Carolers


Please be note the street closures that will occur the day of the event.

Street Closures - Pier Lighting


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