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All Systems Go for December 11th, Rain or Shine

Manhattan Beach’s Signature Holiday Event

The Holiday Fireworks have, over an entire generation, become part of the very heart and soul of our community.

The annual event started as a way for local business leaders to kick-off the holiday season, and give something back to Manhattan Beach. The deed has flourished – and this spirit of sharing is nowhere more apparent than here, as quoted from the Beach Reporter:

 

“If you want to feel a sense of community, there is nothing like the annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks show. It’s as if the entire town comes to the pier to see the show and see their neighbors… By the time the sun sets and the fireworks explode, the merriest people in the world …are probably the people sitting on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, wrapped in blankets and gazing into the night sky”

 

So come out and join me as we once again soak-in this great event and create new memories with family, friends and neighbors.

 

Pete Moffett MB Holiday Fireworks founder and producer.

Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Overlooking The Manhattan Beach Pier

Event Schedule - Sunday Dec. 11, 2016

2:00

Streets Close

4:00

Hyperion Outfall wishes you a “Dixieland Christmas”

4:00 'till 6:30

SKECHERS Snow Park and Sled Hill – bring a new, unwrapped toy or cash donation to benefit the YMCA Adventure Guides Toy Drive

4:00

Santa Float

5:00

Award-winning Mira Costa Jazz Ensemble

 
Name Instrument Name Instrument
Sean Syed Alto Sax Joseph Mejia Trumpet
William Hunter Cross Baritone Saxophone DeWayne Moore Trumpet
Paul Matt Baritone Saxophone Aidan Anderson Rhythm
Adam Aronesty Saxophone CJ Dale Rhythm
Jeffrey Hirai Saxophone Jesse Eads Rhythm
Matthew Nelson Saxophone Max Huggins Rhythm
Emma Hatton Tenor Saxophone Dave Jha Rhythm
Matt Yamada Tenor Saxophone Michael Schnuckel Rhythm
Sah-Ra Chestnut-Brooks Trumpet Matthew DuMont Guitar
Ian Cosner Trumpet  Will Riordan Guitar

6:00

Joe’s Band - Holiday Music Family Singalong

7:00

28th Annual SKECHERS Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Show with Extended Finale sponsored by Belkin

 

Current Weather Conditions

Click banner above for extended forecast!

 

All Systems Go for December 11th, Rain or Shine!

We are definitely a go this weekend, rain or shine!

"We are bringing extra tarps to cover in case we need to cover, and we will be ready at show time."

Frances Marquez ~ Fireworks America

MB HOLIDAY FIREWORKS AND MOTHER NATURE

As most locals probably remember, the Holiday Fireworks last year (2015) experienced drizzle most of the afternoon which turned into high winds and a series of rain squalls sweeping across the venue and crowd, an especially heavy one about 6:40 or so. So, as rain and winds continued to increase, I had the choice to launch the show at once or risk not being able to launch at all.

MB Fire Department makes this determination from end of the pier on a minute to minute basis.

With so many thousands sitting in the rain for hours, I decided we could not risk no show at all and decided to launch at 6:50. The show was the best ever in believe, our fireworks company is to be commended for their stellar performance under such hostile conditions. We regret those who planned on 7:00 and did not get to see the whole show. Not my choice, but I believe unavoidable under the circumstances.

We have successfully launched on time for almost 30 years only missing the published time by minutes in three or so instances in each case the delay caused by weather. We may face the same issue this or any other year. Wind and fog are the major elements of concern, rain less so unless a deluge right at launch time.

We appreciate the community understanding that Mother Nature plays a huge role!

Happy Holidays, hope all enjoy the event and show.

 

Pete Moffett - Founder and Producer

 
Important Street Closings For 2016 Fireworks Show
Courtesy of Manhattan Beach PD

Voted Best In Show

Voted best Holiday Fireworks Show in the Nation on Travel Channels Jingle Brawls originally aired December 2013

Voted Best Community Event Manhattan Beach Chamber, Best of Manhattan 2014

No Street Vendors Allowed

In support of local merchants and public safety, no street vendor policy will be enforced.

No No No Drones Due To Public Safety Concerns!

Taxi drop off and loading zones:

5th Street and Manhattan Avenue  |  Valley Drive in front of Joslyn Center

Taxi/Uber/Lyft Loading zones:

1 - Northbound Valley Drive across from Joslyn Center

2 - Joslyn Center Parking Lot (5 spaces)

3 - Northbound Ardmore Avenue north of Manhattan Beach Boulevard (5 spaces in Lot 8)

4 - Eastbound 15th Street east of Highland Avenue (City Hall)

BLANKETS IN THE STREETS

Manhattan Police and Fire Departments will decide when it is safe for the public to spread their blankets in the street for the show later in the evening.  The target range is between 2:30 and 4:30, again public safety being the determining factor. Please cooperate with the police, they have their hands full and are only trying to avoid any issues or problems. Blanket sizes should be for one party of 10 at most.

Do not try to mark off  huge spaces so all can have a closer view of the show.

Thank you and Happy Holidays

 

Pete Moffett - Founder and Producer

Scenes From Previous Holiday Shows

Special Thanks To All Our Sponsors
They Make This Event Possible
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Produced by Pete Moffett Productions

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Show

Address: 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Email: info@mbfireworks.com

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