Holiday Event Schedule – 2014

A number of holiday events are being planned for the first weekend in December by various organizations and the Port of Los Angeles, in addition to the 52nd Annual Harbor Holiday Afloat parade, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 6th, starting at 6:00 PM. Most events are FREE of charge, food and gift items are available to purchase.

Saturday, November 29th: 10AM – 5 PM, ‘Decorate the Drum’ Day, Drum Barracks Museum, 1052 N. Banning Blvd, Wilmington. Join volunteers as they adorn the Barracks from top to bottom in Civil War-era decorations.

Friday, December 5th: 6PM – 8PM, Holiday Fountain Event at the Fanfare Fountain, Harbor Blvd. and the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro

Friday, December 5th: 11:30AM – 1:30PM, Victorian Christmas Luncheon, Banning Museum, 401 East ‘M’ Street, Wilmington. Elegant lunch, holiday entertainment and special sneak preview of Victorian-decorated Museum. Call (310) 548-2005 for tickets and reservations.

Friday, December 5th: 5PM – 9PM, Candy Cane Lane at Weymouth Corners, 8th and Weymouth Streets, San Pedro. Music, dancing, entertainment, food, cookie decorating, Santa visits and photos, activities for kids, face painting.

Saturday, December 6th: 11AM – 2PM, Wilmington Winter Wonderland, snow, face painting, games, holiday crafts and Radio Disney at the Wilmington Waterfront Park, ‘C’ Street and Neptune Ave. in Wilmington

Saturday, December 6th: 4PM – 6PM, Holiday Boutique, food and festivities at Banning’s Landing, 100 Water Street (end of Avalon Blvd) in Wilmington

Saturday, December 6th: Starting at 5:30, Battleship IOWA, view the parade from the deck and enjoy festivities TBD. For more information visit

Saturday, December 6th: 8PM, ‘Something’s Funny at the Warner Grand,’ 478 W. 6th St, San Pedro. Four of the funniest stand-up comedians working (you never know who will show up) Tickets: or Box office: (310) 548-7466

Saturday, December 6th: 8PM, Cliff Wagner & the Old #7 Bluegrass Holiday, Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St, San Pedro. Hoppin’ bluegrass, sing-along carols and hot cider. Tickets: (310) 833-4813

Saturday & Sunday, December 6th & 7th: 11AM – 4PM, ‘Victorian Christmas’ at the Banning Museum, 401 East ‘M’ Street, Wilmington and ‘A Civil War Christmas’ at the Drum Barracks Museum, 1052 N. Banning Blvd, Wilmington. Events include museum tours, children’s Victorian crafts, local food and craft vendors, and a horse-drawn trolley ride between the museums.

Sunday, December 7th: 1PM – 3PM, Holiday Spirit of San Pedro Parade, Pacific Ave from 13th St to 6th St and east on 6th St to Palos Verdes St. Pre-parade entertainment 11:30AM – 12:45PM.

Sunday, December 14th: 12 noon – 2PM, Wilmington Heart of the Harbor Holiday Parade, Avalon Blvd between ‘E’ Street and ‘M’ Street in Wilmington.

If your club, marina, business or organization is planning an activity, we’d like to know about it, so we can add your event to this list. Please submit your information to and we’ll add it to the schedule, along with a link to your website.