12 Ways You Can Celebrate the Season — Holiday Events Around LA

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Halton Pardee Family can’t wait to celebrate with you! Check out our complete guide in getting into the spirit with these awesome holiday events this season!

1. December 1 – First Friday on Abbot Kinney with Holiday Crafts

WHEN
Friday, December 1, 5:00-10:00pm

WHERE
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice

WHAT
Great food trucks, photo booth, holiday crafts, and music all on the coolest street in California.

MORE INFORMATION
abbotkinneyblvd.com


2. December 2 – Venice Christmas Boat Parade

WHEN
Saturday, December 2, 6:00pm

WHERE
Parade starts just north of the Albee Rd Bridge and travels south. See website for entire route

WHAT
Christmas in Venice…the lights, the palm trees, the waterways. Celebrate the holiday season by decorating your boat and joining in the fun! There is no better way to start the Christmas Season than by joining the fun and participating in the Venice Boat Parade of Lights.

MORE INFORMATION
venicechristmasboatparade.com


3. December 2 – Venice Holiday Sign Lighting

WHEN
Saturday, December 2, 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE
On Windward Ave (east of Pacific Ave)

WHAT
Join the Halton Pardee family along with the Venice Chamber of Commerce, special guests and your community for what has become a beloved tradition of changing the lights on the Venice Sign from white to red and green for the holidays! For the 6th year running, Windward Avenue, east of Pacific Avenue, will be closed for the event to include live music, a poster contest and activities for the whole family. We love sponsoring this annual event and hope to see you there!

MORE INFORMATION
venicechamber.chambermaster.com


4. December 2 – Main Street Holiday Party

WHEN
Saturday, December 2, 5:00-9:00pm

WHERE
Starts at the Heritage Lawn followed by a walk led by Santa, to the Shopping Cart tree at Edgemar.

WHAT
Join Main Street Santa Monica in a festive night! Stroll Main Street and hop from shop to shop for goodies and good times. There will be music, photo ops with Santa, a tree lighting and a candle light walk, all part of the family festive fun on Main Street in Santa Monica.

MORE INFORMATION
santamonica.com


5. December 3 – Abbot Kinney Holiday Stroll + Snow Day

WHEN
Sunday, December 3, 11:00am-4:00pm

WHERE
Abbot Kinney Blvd

WHAT
Businesses welcome revelers all day with special treats and in-store events. Santa and carolers will stroll the Boulevard spreading Holiday Cheer. And be sure to participate in a fun scavenger hunt to win great prizes! Kick off the Holidays at Abbot Kinney and Santa Clara with sledding on real snow, holiday crafts and Santa! Be sure to stop by our Venice location for some yummy treats!

MORE INFORMATION
abbotkinneyblvd.com


6. December 7 – Culver City Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

WHEN
Thursday, December 7, 6:00pm

WHERE
Town Plaza – at the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Van Buren Pl. (next to the Culver Hotel and ArcLight Cinemas)

WHAT
Celebrate peace, good will and the holiday season at this annual event. See Santa Claus as he makes a very special visit, all the way from the North Pole, in honor of Culver City’s Centennial. Downtown Culver City businesses provide the hot cider, hot cocoa, cookies and other festive treats that are sure to make everyone feel merry.

MORE INFORMATION
downtownculvercity.com


7. December 9 – Holiday Stroll 2017 on Ocean Park Blvd

WHEN
Sunday, December 9, 11:00am-4:00pm

WHERE
Ocean Park Blvd, participating businesses

WHAT
Eat, shop, mingle + celebrate the season with the Ocean Park Blvd merchants.  Be sure to stop by our Santa Monica office location for some yummy treats!

MORE INFORMATION
buylocalsantamonica.com


8. December 9 – Snow Wonder + Holiday Boat Parade

WHEN
Saturday, December 9, Snow Wonder Event: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with Fireworks @ 5:55 p.m. & Holiday Boat Parade @ 6-8 pm

WHERE
Burton Chace Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

WHAT
Join in on the spirit of winter at our free Marina del Rey Snow Wonder event! Children can enjoy real snow, sledding, arts & crafts, face painting, live DJ, food trucks, & much more. Plus FIREWORKS! After Snow Wonder, enjoy the 55th Annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade featuring fireworks (5:55pm) and Holiday Boat Parade (6-8 pm)

MORE INFORMATION
eventbrite.com


9. December 9 – 40th Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Run

WHEN
Saturday, December 9, 6:30am-10:00am

WHERE
Race start: Adjacent to Santa Monica Beach on Barnard Way near the intersection of Ocean Park Blvd.

WHAT
Join in the fun for the 40th Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run on Saturday, December 9, 2017! Run or walk the 10K or 5K, bring the kids to the kids run, and enter our holiday themed costume contests. Bring your friends – join or create a team when you sign up! Long sleeved tee, special 40th anniversary medal and a commemorative comic book for all registrants. Costumes encouraged! Show your holiday spirit.

MORE INFORMATION
christmasrun.com


10. December 10 – Manhattan Beach Fireworks

WHEN
Sunday, December 10, 2:00pm-7:00pm

WHERE
Manhattan Beach Pier

WHAT
The Skechers Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival is held at the Pier every year in December. This year’s Fireworks Festival will take place on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Remember to bring blankets, beach chairs, and picnic dinner to pick a spot for the spectacular show!

MORE INFORMATION
citymb.info


11. December 14 – Venice Beach Holiday Pop Up

WHEN
Thursday, December 14, 6:00pm-11:00pm

WHERE
6 Rose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291

WHAT
THE VENICE BEACH HOLIDAY POP UP will consist of art, live music, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced cider tastings, heart warming cocktails, art supply toy drive, gift wrapping and a great opportunity for last minute holiday shopping!

MORE INFORMATION
eventbrite.com


12. December 31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration

WHEN
Sunday, December 31, 7:00pm-12:00am

WHERE
Burton Chace Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

WHAT
Good-bye 2017! Ring in 2018 with your loved ones at the Marina’s annual fireworks show. New this year, join us at 7 p.m. for a Glow Party at Burton Chace Park with face painting, music, food trucks, and more. Free admission. Stick around to enjoy two fireworks shows – one at 9 p.m. and the other at midnight.

MORE INFORMATION
visitmarinadelrey.com