Torrance Memorial Medical Center celebrates 36th annual Holiday Festival with massive winter wonderland – Daily Breeze

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Torrance Memorial Medical Center has once again embraced the holiday spirit.

The hospital launched its 36th annual Holiday Festival on Tuesday, Dec. 3, boasting a 30,000-square-foot winter wonderland that will stay open for a week — and help in the fight against cancer.

The festival will last until Sunday, Dec. 8 — the times vary each day — with different attractions throughout the week. The money the festival raises will go to the Hunt Cancer Institute, scheduled to open later this month.

More than 60 volunteers and others spent 3,000 hours to make the event possible.

The hospital put up 36 Christmas trees — one for each year the festival has brought holiday cheer — decorated with different themes, from movies to spreading awareness of cancer to holiday puns.

Some of the most popular themed trees on Tuesday were “The Lion King,” featuring ornaments custom-designed by Disney; “Tis the Ski son,” a 4-foot ceramic skiing Santa and houses blanketed in snow; “Moose on the Loose,” a stuffed moose hugging a tree; and “A Very Pink Panther Christmas,” blanketed in all things pink, paying tribute to Best Friends Forever Breast Cancer Survivors.

The event, though, also boasts the South Bay’s largest holiday shopping boutique, featuring hundreds of hand-crafted items from volunteers, including mini-trees, wreaths and garlands. Other gifts will also be for sale.

The event also features a food court and live musical entertainment.

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