Ring in the Holidays in Santa Monica

November 7, 2018
by Miranda Iglesias

Ring in the Holidays in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is your home for the holidays with an array of winter festivities, including the return of the favorite outdoor ice-skating rink and two tree-lighting ceremonies.

Ice Skating in Santa Monica

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 – MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

Every holiday season Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to our beachside community, transforming the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into the winter wonderland. For more info visit downtownsm.com.


Wonderland by the Water

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2019

The Pier is getting in the holiday spirit with the magical Wonderland Windows showcasing “Seadragons Village” in the historic Merry-Go-Round building. In collaboration with LA artist Myriad Slits, the Pier will be creating an unforgettable experience for locals and tourists alike, with programming and events all season long. For more info visit santamonicapier.org.


Holiday of Lights on Main Street

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018, 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M.

Celebrate the festivities with not one, but TWO tree lightings, starting at the California Heritage Museum (2616 Main Street), then join Santa for a short candlelight walk to the world-famous Shopping Cart Tree at Edgemar Center (2437 Main Street). Enjoy holiday carols, street-wide parties and art installations hosted by Main Street businesses. For more info visit mainstreetsm.com.


Montana Avenue Holiday Walk

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018, 4 P.M. TO 8 P.M.

Our Annual Holiday Walk has moved to Saturday with more sales, music, celebrations, snacks, and fun for ALL! For more info visit, montanaave.com.

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