SAN PEDRO, Calif. — November 25, 2014 — In December, the Port of Los Angeles is hosting “Holidays by the Sea,” a series of free and festive weekend holiday events on the LA Waterfront.

The Port will kick off the holiday season with an outdoor concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, at Downtown Harbor, located at 6th Street and Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro. The evening will feature live performances by the San Pedro Ballet and San Pedro High School Glee Club, along with arts and crafts, gingerbread, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa Claus.

Downtown Harbor visitors will be in a prime viewing location to enjoy the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat parade, also starting at 6 p.m. A festooned Exy Johnson tall ship will remain docked at the public landing for all to enjoy that evening.

Holidays by the Sea festivities will continue each weekend before Christmas: December 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21. Visitors may return to Downtown Harbor each of these evenings to witness the Holiday Sail Spectacular and light show, turning the public town square outside the Los Angeles Maritime Museum into an outdoor theater venue with holiday movies projected right onto a ship’s sail.

The December holiday movie schedule at Downtown Harbor is as follows:

Sunday, December 7:“The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Friday, December 12 through Sunday, December 14: “Jack Frost,” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Friday, December 19 through Sunday, December 21: “The Smurfs Holiday Celebration,” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Event dates are subject to cancelation due to inclement weather. For more information, visit www.lawaterfront.org.

The LA Waterfront is a visitor-serving destination located in the Los Angeles Harbor area that includes more than 400 acres of property funded and maintained by the Port of Los Angeles. Featuring more than a dozen beautification and redevelopment projects utilizing open space with pedestrian promenades, walking paths, native landscaping, decorative lighting, and scenic views, the LA Waterfront attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future.