The kiddos and I are temporarily in Torrance with my parents until our new place is ready, so that means lots of quality time with grandma and grandpa. We attended the 34th annual Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival this week on one of their “Senior Days.” During those times, seniors get free admission, and since the babies were also free, we only had to pay $5 for admission for me.
The Holiday Festival is a signature fundraising event for Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and this year’s event will directly benefit the renovation of the North Patient Tower which will house the postpartum mother/baby, neonatal intensive care and pediatric units. Having recently been a NICU mom, this is especially close to my heart.
The Festival features a number of special events including the Festival Fashion Show, Festival Gala and Lunch with Santa. However, we attended the main event which is the:
Exhibit of Trees
The exhibit displays over thirty custom decorated themed trees, sponsored by the community and businesses in the South Bay and lovingly decorated by volunteers. The trees are available for purchase, with some being part of the Opportunity Drawing.
The trees range from elegant to whimsical to kid-friendly. Here are a few of my favorites from this year’s festival.
In addition to marveling at the beautiful trees, attendees are able to take complimentary photos with Santa Claus, decorate cookies from Torrance Bakery, enjoy live entertainment, get your face painted, and shop for Christmas decorations and gifts. Food and beverages are available at the Festival Food Court.
The Holiday Festival is being held in the big white tent in the parking lot at Medical Center Drive and Skypark Drive in Torrance and ends on Sunday, December 3, 2017.