Where and when: Manhattan Marketplace, 1590 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why go: Free food, music, magic and holiday celebration take over the merchants in Manhattan Marketplace as they gather to collect unwrapped toys and sports equipment in collaboration with ABC and firefighters' established Spark of Love Toy Drive.
Where and when: , 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why go: The aquarium will have sea- and winter-themed games and activities. Money raised will benefit the aquarium's education programs.
Where and when: , 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach; Saturday, 11 a.m.
Why go: Help wrap gifts for children in need, and meet your neighbors at the party.
Where and when: , 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Why go: Get into the holiday spirit with this Puttin' on Productions show.
Price: Tickets at the door are $25 for adults; $18 for seniors (62 years and older) and children (12 years and younger).
Where and when: , 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Why go: Ring in the holidays with this Hawaiian dance performance.
Price: Call 310-738-6067 for details.
Where and when: , 1001 N. Rowell Ave., Manhattan Beach; Sunday, 4 p.m.
Why go: You're sure to enjoy a respite from the holiday madness while getting into the reflective and joyful holiday spirit.
Where and when: , 142 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach; Sunday, 6 p.m.
Why go: It will be a night of music, comedy and prizes at Saint Rocke for this benefit supporting Nathan Goecke, who was left paralyzed after a Hermosa Beach surfing accident. 21 and up.
Where and when: , 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach; Sunday, 7 p.m.
Why go: Singer-songwriter Melissa McLaughlin will lift your spirits with holiday songs.