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Manhattan Beach holiday fireworks recognized on Travel Channel [PHOTOS]

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Photo by Jacquelyne May

Photo by Jacquelyne May

Continuing an annual tradition of 25 years, the city of Manhattan Beach welcomed the holiday season Sunday evening with explosive fireworks above its iconic pier.

Manhattan Beach's fireworks extravaganza leads in the Travel Channel Jingle Brawls online polls. (travelchannel.com/tv-shows/jingle-brawls-vote)

Manhattan Beach’s fireworks extravaganza leads in the Travel Channel Jingle Brawls online polls. (travelchannel.com/tv-shows/jingle-brawls-vote)

This year, the city’s Holiday Fireworks Show was broadcast nationally via the Travel Channel‘s “Jingle Brawls,” a program which pits eight pairs of cities around the country in a friendly competition for a “Best of the Nation” title. Manhattan Beach’s show faced off with the Niagra Falls Winter Festival, a showcase of festive fireworks over the falls.

An all-day celebration in downtown Manhattan Beach preceded the 7 p.m. fireworks display, including performances by Hyperion Outfall, Ari Perelmuter and Mira Costa High School’s marching band, jazz band, chamber orchestra, vocal ensemble and cheer team.

Photo by Gus McConnell

Photo by Gus McConnell

Photo by Brad Jacobson

Photo by Brad Jacobson

Photo by Jaquelyne May

Photo by Jaquelyne May

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