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3 Must-Do Thanksgiving Activities in Manhattan Beach

09 November 2018 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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Residents and visitors to sunny Manhattan Beach have a lot to be thankful for as November rolls in. Here are 3 Must-Do Thanksgiving Activities in Manhattan Beach for 2018.

Fishing With Dynamite

Forget turkey, bring on the seafood! Catch a taste of ocean side cuisine at Fishing With Dynamite just off Manhattan Avenue. A rotating seasonal menu offers an array of choices. Fall specials arrive just in time for the season. With dining room seating for 35 guests, cocktail bar, and a raw bar, this ain't your mama's Thanksgiving dinner. Reservations recommended, especially during the holiday season.

Light Up the Night

Get a head start on Christmas cheer, with the 29th Annual Pier Lighting and 24th Annual Holiday Open House. Held on Wednesday, November 14th, at Downtown Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach Pier, this time honored tradition marks the start of the holiday season. This event is the perfect way to kick-off Thanksgiving festivities. Local restaurants and vendors will be open until 9 P.M. with an array of holiday shopping and dining options. Live music and entertainment for the kids is in generous supply! To honor the season of giving, be on the lookout for free samples, offers, and treats from Downtown Manhattan businesses. Don't miss the solar powered Festival of Lights and the 12 ft. Christmas tree in Metlox Plaza.

Sunset Splendor

If natural light is more your cup of tea, Sunset Through the Light Gate is a beautiful event to share with family and friends at the start of this Thanksgiving season. Light Gate, located at the top of 14th Street, features prismatic glass art designed to capture the colors of twilight. Twice a year -- on January 27th and November 14th -- the sunset aligns within the keyhole, creating a breathtaking spectacle. Sunset is expected to begin at 4:30 P.M. for the 2018 year.

Have a favorite beach side holiday tradition? Let us know!

Where to stay.

The best place to hang your hat in the City of Angels is at The Sea View Inn. They offer a variety of boutique style rooms along with free Wi-Fi and a heated pool. Did you forget to bring your beach toys? No problem. The Sea View Inn has complimentary Beach Toys for the kids along with Beach Chairs, Towels and even a Boogie Board for those who want to hang ten. If you have any questions contact us.

Every room at The Sea View Inn includes a coffee maker, refrigerator, and telephone with voicemail. It is like staying at home while you are on vacation.