There’s so much to experience in Santa Monica during the holiday season – from ice skating just blocks from the beach to enjoying some of the best holiday feasts. And, no need for snow gear here! Just grab a scarf and explore the holiday events, Christmas menus, New Year’s festivities and seasonal specials being offered around Santa Monica.

* Please note specials below are from 2015. Check back for 2016 offers and events!

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ICE at Santa Monica
November 1, 2015 to January 18, 2016
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 to celebrate the holidays, ICE at Santa Monica is the perfect place to hang out with friends and family, throw a party in a private event cabana, enjoy a first date or sign up for skate lessons. Join the fun and visit Downtown Santa Monica this season to experience ICE.

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SEASONAL SPECIALS

Arthur Murray Santa Monica
Arthur Murray Dancing Date Night: A Night of Dancing for $79. This includes one 40-minute personal session for you and a partner, or just for you! Valid October 8 to December 31, 2015.

Bar Pintxo
Join us for daily Happy Hour Monday-Sunday 4-6:30PM! Our Tapas Bar offers six tapas from our Happy Hour menu for only $6 along with 6 Pintxos for $6. $4 Pint of Draft Beer; $4 Vino Tinto or Blanco; $4 Sangria. Valid September 18, 2015 to January 1, 2016.

Benny’s Tacos
10% VIP discount at Benny’s Tacos. Print or show this to the cashier to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other promotions. Valid on dine-in, take-out and catering August 10 to December 31, 2015.

Bike Attack
15% off all bikes and accessories during the Holiday Season! Valid December 11, 2015-January 3, 2016.

Bike Attack Electric+
15% off all electric bikes and accessories during the entire Holiday Season! Valid December 11, 2015-January 3, 2016.

Cabo Cantina
A Cabo Christmas! Cabo Cantina will be open regular business hours on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Get merry with two-for-one prices on all drinks from 4pm to 8pm and jingle your bells during late night happy hour from 10:30pm to 12:30am! We will also be offering bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for only $10 until 3pm all weekend long! Valid December 24-27, 2015. Additionally, take advantage of our rainy day special of free chili! We are giving away free house-made chili whenever we have a rainy day in Santa Monica. Valid with one drink order minimum and on dine-in only. Restrictions apply. Valid December 9, 2015-March 31, 2016.

Cassia
Chef Bryant Ng is now offering some of the best Southeast Asian take-out on the Westside, just in time for the chilly weather or beating back those winter colds. The entire menu—which offers Bryant’s French Brasserie take on Southeast Asian cuisine—is available for take-out. People should order ahead by calling 310-393-6699 before picking up. Must-Try Soups: Laksa (The broth in this traditional Singaporean rice noodle and seafood dish is a thick and spicy, coconut curry, and the chile oil is great for clearing those sinuses) and Vietnamese Pot Au Feu (This play off the traditional French dish features a spiced pho broth, along with Creekstone Farms short rib, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and a side of grilled bread to smear with the bone marrow or sides of housemade Bird’s Eye chile sauce and a walnut mustard).

Charlie Kabob of Santa Monica
Free appetizers or salad with purchase of any Kabob Entrees. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer has no cash value. Valid December 7, 2015-May 31, 2016.

Crocs
Buy one, get one free clearance! Valid December 28, 2015 through January 20, 2016. Promotion is for in-store only, is subject to change and cannot be combined with any other coupons. Additionally, enjoy $10 off a purchase of $65 or more. Valid in-store only. This promotion can be combined with the buy one, get one free promotion and is valid December 28, 2015 through January 10, 2016.

European Skin and Massage Studio
Holiday Gift Card Special: European Facial for $65; Swedish Massage for $69; or, buy both for $130 and receive a free add-on treatment to your facial. Gift card also available in studio or online. Valid December 8-31, 2015.

Golden State Surf Co
Shaka Kalikimaka Special: 20% off private and group surf lessons or gift certificates. Valid December 7, 2015-January 2, 2016.

Haunted Santa Monica Ghost Tours
Enjoy $10 off ticket price by using code “SMTANT.” Valid December 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.

Hostelling International
Wouldn’t it be great to wake up two blocks from the beach, in a neighborhood of shops and cafes filled with interesting people from all walks of life? The fun is in Santa Monica! Take advantage of all this centrally located beach-side city has to offer, starting with a stay at Hostelling International Los Angeles Santa Monica. Our hostel offers economical accommodations and a warm welcome to travelers from around the world. 15% off December 28, 2015 – January 4, 2016, reservation is only valid when making reservation on www.hilosangeles.org. Use Promo Code: ROSE. Valid only for new reservation. Must present your HI Membership Card upon check-in. Non-Member will be charged an additional $3.00 per night upon check-in. 14 day maximum stay within 365 days period. Accommodations are only available to travelers outside the Los Angeles County Area.

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Book your holiday party and receive 10% off food and beverage, complimentary room night for planner, and 10,000 Starpoints for every 5,000 spent. Exclusive room rates starting at $199 with Complimentary Sparking Hour including Wine and Specialty Beverages. Valid now through December 31, 2015

Lotus East-West Medical Center
Acupuncture appointment with Clinic Director, Dr. Brendan Armm, of Lotus East-West Medical Center. New patients only. Holiday special: $202.50 for 90-minute initial appointment (normally $225). Herbal medicine may be an additional cost if needed. Valid December 7, 2015-April 1, 2016.

Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Book a premier suite at our best available rate and receive breakfast for two each night. Valid December 7, 2015-January 30, 2016.

O’Neill Santa Monica
25% off fleece, flannels and jackets using promo code: WEBCVB. Valid October 12, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

Physical Therapy Solutions
Help Us Honor our Veterans & Our Planet this Season. Simply invite one to complete a Healthy Back Evaluation with one of our licensed PT doctors in the months of November & December. For every spine & posture evaluation completed, Physical Therapy Solutions will donate $3 toward the sponsorship of a fruit tree ($100 value) or whole fruit & veggie garden ($250 value) at the organic Heroes Garden at the VA West Los Angeles. Thanks for helping us give back and have a very happy holiday season! Valid November 1 to December 31, 2015.

Pono Burger
Enjoy our seasonal Candy Cane Milkshake for $8. Organic candy cane, Straus Family Creamery organic vanilla soft serve ice cream, topped with housemade organic whipped cream. Valid December 10, 2015-January 31, 2016.

Pressed Juicery
Buy any four juices for $20. Valid December 22-29, 2015.

Sea Shore Motel
December special: From December 1-22, all standard rooms are only $100 plus tax. Must mention special December offer. Not available on existing reservations.

Shore Hotel
The eco-chic Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, CA announces its “Fall into Fitness” travel package for travelers looking to enjoy Southern California’s temperate weather and tranquil Pacific breezes, while indulging in Los Angeles’ hottest workouts. E!’s reality show newcomer Hollywood Cycle, features Cycle House’s intense cardio workouts complete with motivational instructors and high-energy music, classes burn between 500 and 1,000 calories in just under an hour. Located next to the hotel, guests can spin in its 4,000-square-foot indoor cycling studio with some of the city’s top spin instructors. Los Angeles Hotlist 2014 winner Hot 8 Yoga brings a new level of yoga, with classes designed to heal, detoxify, and exhilarate the mind. Valid on bookings from October 1 to December 31, 2015. Guests must book the Fall Into Fitness at least seven (7) days in advance and rates are based on availability.

Shutters on the Beach
No longer the “auto-dystopia” of old, Santa Monica and the City of Angels now offer countless adventures for those with a more sustainable form of transportation: a pair of walking shoes for the ladies. To prove it, Shutters on the Beach is extending a one-of-a-kind J’adore SaMo package for your next getaway. Available now through December 2015, it’s the perfect opportunity to discover coastal LA without ever turning an ignition. In addition to your private pied-a-terre, package includes: $100 Gift Card to Tieks – the world’s most versatile ballet flats; $50 VISA Gift Card to Santa Monica Place – luxury brand shopping center and one (1) Low Tide Pedicure from ONE Spa. Offer is subject to availability. Two-night minimum stay required.

Sweet Rose Creamery
For last minute holiday gift ideas, Sweet Rose now offers online ordering nationwide! Anyone can order Co-Owner/Executive Chef Shiho Yoshikawa’s home-spun classic or seasonal flavors delivered straight to their door with two different shipping options, a Four-Pint Pack or Quarterly Pint Club. Sweet Rose is also offering a special flat shipping fee of $25 for online Pint Packs anywhere in the U.S. the entire month of December. Another gift idea or treat to bring to your next holiday gathering is Sweet Rose Creamery’s housemade candies, including Peanut Brittle, Cinnamon Marshmallow Kisses, Vanilla and Dark Chocolate Caramels, Peppermint Bark, and Maple Glazed Pecans ($6-12 per bag). All can be purchased in-store now through December 31, 2015. Lastly, we’re also currently selling Shiho’s holiday Peppermint Patty Pie with peppermint ice cream, mint patties dipped in chocolate, and a chocolate crust with whipped cream drizzle on top ($40, must be ordered 5 days in advance). And while you’re there picking up the pie, enjoy some of the shop’s December flavors like Eggnog,  Rum Raisin, Cranberry Compote with Salty Pistachio, Persimmon Sorbet, and more, along with seasonal beverages like housemade Hot Chocolate, Eggnog and Chai Lattes.

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen
Join us for 80s REWIND every Tuesday at The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen with 80s music by DJ Miss Ninja, drink specials, 80s movies on the big screen and free plays all night on our vintage Ms PacMan machine. Valid October 12, 2015 to March 14, 2016.

Whole Life Balance
20% of all services. Valid December 1-31, 2015.

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