December means snow and snow means snowmen! Except if you live in the Southbay. Why should us Californians miss out on all the winter fun? Don’t worry, It’s time again for the Annual Hermosa Beach Sand Snowman Contest!

The competition will take place Saturday, December 9th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Grab your shovels and bring the whole family to 15th Street at the shoreline. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. but make sure to get there early to claim the best sand snowman building spot. Building starts at 9 a.m. and the chaos does not stop until the judging begins at 11:15.

People running back and forth from the water with buckets full of wet sand. Families scrambling to get their sand snowman dressed without breaking apart their hard work. Sand, water, corn cob pipes flying in the air as people compete to have the best looking sand snowman on the beach.

This year’s prizes will be awarded to Hermosa Beach Favorite, Most Unique, Most Traditional, Best Dressed, and Funniest. Get ready for a day of fun and sun for Christmas at the beach!


Added bonus: Free parking at all meters in Hermosa Beach for the holidays!

For more information on the event click here.