Holiday Events

Join in on the many holiday events taking place in Santa Monica including ice skating in Downtown Santa Monica, enjoying the Shopping Cart Tree on Main Street or Caroling on Montana Avenue. There is something for the everyone this holiday season.

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Holiday Events in Santa Monica

Santa Monica plays host to a number of annual holiday events and festive activities during the winter season. For more Santa Monica activities, visit the Santa Monica Events Calendar.


Annual Holiday Events


ICE at Santa Monica

ICE at Santa Monica Outdoor Rink, 1324 5th St
Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue into ICE at Santa Monica, a premier outdoor ice skating rink. The 8,000 square foot rink by the beach offers residents and visitors a little taste of winter without the bite. A great location for holiday play, ICE at Santa Monica is the perfect place to hang out with friends, family, and loved ones, throw a party in a private event cabana, enjoy a first date, or sign up for skate lessons.

Downtown Santa Monica & Third Street Promenade Holiday Events

Downtown Santa Monica & Third Street Promenade
Make the holiday season a special one for the whole family. Come to Downtown Santa Monica and enjoy Winterlit.

Santa Monica Place Holiday Events

Santa Monica Place
Enjoy our annual tree lighting, Santa Claus appearances, and more!

Montana Avenue Holiday Walk

Montana Avenue between 7th-17th Street
Kick the Holiday season off with Montana Avenue’s annual Holiday Walk. You and your family are sure to find the perfect holiday gifts walking down twinkling streets filled with live music and festive fun! Special promos and sales…four hours only!! And of course, Santa too. Enjoy festive blocks of complimentary holiday delights, family shopping, gourmet restaurants, singing, music and Santa Claus. Takes place the first Friday of December from 5pm to 9pm.

Main Street Holiday Event & Holiday Parties

Main Street
Take part in the Main Street Holiday Parties. Enjoy holiday parties at numerous Main Street businesses, live music and more! Santa is always there so bring a camera! Following the tree-lighting at the Museum, take part in a candle light walk to the famous Shopping Cart Tree at Edgemar Courtyard. Takes place the first Saturday of December.

Pico Holiday Hop

Pico Boulevard
Spread some holiday cheer at Holiday Hop Along Pico. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, art displays, shopping specials, Santa and much more!

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