Fall Specials 2013

Celebrate the Fall Season in Santa Monica! The warm days of Summer continue well into the Fall months allowing for exciting Halloween Festivities, Thanksgiving Feasts, Autumn Shopping Sales and more.


Fall Specials in Santa Monica

Experiencing the Fall Season in Southern California is like no other place. There is no need for those heavy jackets and mittens, just grab a scarf and a pair of flip flops when heading out to explore the many Hotel Packages, Halloween Festivities, Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Fall Events and Autumn Specials being offered throughout Santa Monica.


Fall Hotel Packages in Santa Monica


Shore Hotel

1515 Ocean Ave | (310) 458-1515
Santa Monica’s only LEED Gold certified hotel is offering its guests the Endless Summer at the Shore package. In addition to easy access to beachside landmarks such as the Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, and Pacific Park, guests will enjoy a surf lesson with a local surfing guru, dinner for two at the Blue Plate Oysterette, and one last set of photo worthy memories to keep them warm well into the winter months. Valid September 2-October 30, 2014.

Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier

120 Colorado Ave | (310) 451-0676
Book your holiday celebration at La Sandia or Zengo and receive a preferred rate of $189/night at Wyndham Santa Monica for your guests from November 11th-December 29th. Contact Arlene Marcia at amarcia@wyndham.com or Kandis Leigh at kleigh@richardsandoval.com.

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Santa Monica Spook-tacular Fun


Absolutely Halloween: A Magical, Mysterious, Musical

October 11th-26th
Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th Street

It’s the classic family theatre Halloween musical for Kids 2 to 102 – the heartwarming Rudie-DeCarlo tale of the aptly-named Candy, a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallow’s Eve adventure. Help Cattypuss, Patty Patches, Stuffy Steffy, Lester the Jester and Fifika the French Fortune Teller happily save Halloween for one more year. As witching hour approaches, kids, and parents, too, discover the value of team spirit, friendship, sharing, making choices and moderation, especially when it comes to treats and sweets. Come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets for any future family theatre show and every child’s admission includes a free wand – use it to help the magical spells during the show and save Halloween!

Halloween Cocktail Theatre: Zombies Edition

October 24th & 29th
41 Ocean Club, 1541 Ocean Ave #150

Mr. Floyd, a mixologist who has created cocktails for a bevy of award shows and big events, returns to 41 Ocean Club in Santa Monica on Friday, Oct. 24 and Wednesday, Oct. 29 to make Halloween sippables, with showmanship and style. The theme of this particular Cocktail Theatre -- Mr. Floyd travels far and around presenting many iterations of his staple show -- is Zombie Apocalypse, so prepare for a side of moan with that martini. Ticket price gets you five signature cocktails and a trio of dishes from Chef Jimmy Martinez.

All You Can Carry Pumpkin Patch at Santa Monica Farmers Market

October 29th, 8:30am
Downtown Farmers Market, Arizona Ave at 2nd St

Strategically stack and balance all the pumpkins you can carry, put them in your teeth, balance them on your head (no help from friends, and no equipment please) then carry them to the end of the 25 foot long pumpkin patch lane and they are yours! Costumes encouraged!

Three Naughty Nights of Halloween

October 29th-31st
Circle Bar, 2926 Main St

Celebrate Halloween not one night, but three! Come once, twice or every night for Wicked Brew Specials! There will be DJs all three nights. Priority entry with costume.

Monster Bash

October 30th, 7:30pm
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave

Join us for a spooktacular time! There will be casino games, a silent auction, prizes, complimentary specialty drink, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, frighteningly good entertainment, a no host full bar and Halloween costume contest! Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.

Westside Comedy’s Halloween Party

October 30th, 8pm
M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, 1323 3rd Street Promenade

Join us for a free Halloween Comedy Show. Come dressed to impress in your best Halloween costume to get a chance to win a great prize. Unlike other comedy clubs, there is no drink minimum and there is a wide variety of wine and beer available. There will be a haunted green room, costume party and karaoke from 9pm to midnight!

Montana Avenue Halloween Hop

October 31st, 3-6pm
Montana Avenue

Fun for kids of all ages! Safely stroll Montana Ave for tricks and treats! Our annual Halloween Hop is Friday October 31st from 3 – 6 pm.

Halloween Party

October 31st
The Roost at LA Farm, 3000 Olympic Blvd

Halloween Party - $55 all inclusive passed canapes and open bar. Costume Contest prizes include season tickets for 2 with open bar tabs at The Geffen Playhouse!

2nd Annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl

October 31st, 6:30pm
Rusty's Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier

Get ready to crawl your face off Halloween night! Hundreds of zombies will take over Santa Monica. Starting on the Santa Monica Pier at Rusty's Surf Ranch, crawlers will moan and growl their way through the city for spooky drink and food specials all night. Participants must follow specific rules to get through the streets: keep an authentic zombie appearance, keep arms extended, drag one leg and deliver vicious snarls with no talking. Makeup artists will be on-site to assist with the zombie-fying process.The zombies will collide at Wokcano for WOK-ing Dead 2, the official Zombie Crawl after party, with costume contests, prizes and more.

WOK-ing DEAD Halloween Party

October 31st, 8pm
Wokcano, 1413 5th St

Attention Zombie nation! Wokcano Santa Monica and Spin PR are hosting the Westside's Largest Halloween Party! Music by DJ FRANKIE. Spooky food & drink specials 8-10pm. Demons, zombies & ghouls welcome. Costume prizes for:  Best Zombie, Sexiest, Scariest, Most Original, Best Overall. Also featuring laser light show, cool prizes and more!

Half-assed Halloween Bash

October 31st, 9pm
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen, 119 Broadway

Celebrate Halloween at The Craftsman! There will be drink specials, house made moonshine, scary movies on the big screen, a live band and contest for best and sexiest costumes. No cover!

Sonoma Halloween Party

October 31st, 9pm
Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place

Celebrate Halloween with us! There will be a costume party, DJ and dancing in the garden, cocktails by mixologist Rob Floyd and beats by DJ LE.

Halloween 2014 with Three Day Rule & EOW

October 31st, 9pm
Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave

Three Day Rule & EOW invite you to Halloween 2014 at The Viceroy.  Decked out with lavish decor, The Viceroy Santa Monica will be transformed into a setting for the biggest and sexiest Halloween Costume Bash on the Westside. 500+ guests will convene for a ghoulish evening of costume competitions, two DJs spinning simultaneously all night in different rooms, discounted Veuve Clicquot Champagne and more. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the California Fire Foundation. 

Halloween Bash

October 31st, 9pm
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen, 119 Broadway

Don't miss our annual Halloween Bash, Friday October 31st at 9pm. Join us for live music, drink specials, our epic costume contest and much more!

The Messed Up Show Presents: All Hallow's Heave

October 31st, 11pm
M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, 1323 3rd Street Promenade

It's time to get messed up for the holidays! The legendary rocking performers from The Messed Up Show are celebrating Halloween the only way they know how... with drinking games and rock and roll. This short form improv show weaves together the magic of awesome music, big characters, audience participation, and lots of drinking. And as a special bonus, there will be a costume contest for Halloween! All for free!

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Dia de los Muertos Celebrations


Day of the Dead History & Significance Workshop

October 29th, 5-6pm
Pico Youth & Family Center, 715 Pico Blvd

UCLA's MEChA Xinachtli ("the seed that germinates") will be hosting a presentation discussing the history and significance of Días de los Muertos.

Day of the Dead Calavera Documentary & Discussion

October 29th, 6pm
Pico Branch Library Annex, 2201 Pico Blvd

A screening of the Metamorfosis Documentation Project's "The Feast of the Souls", followed by a discussion, co-presented with the Mexican Consulate/Asuntos Culturales. Programa bilingüe.

Papel Picado Workshop

October 30th, 4-6pm
Pico Youth & Family Center, 715 Pico Blvd

Learn about the traditional art of papel picado or Mexican tissue paper cutout banners. Papel picado is made especially for the Days of the Dead festivities and include skeletal figures engaged in the everyday activities of the living. Make your own papel picado banner, then string all the banners together to create colorful decorations for PYFC's celebrations!

Día de los Muertos Celebration

October 30th, 5pm
Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave

Altar building in front of the Library Annex. Bring photos of loved ones and items to be placed on the annual altar. The altar will remain in place through November 1st.

El Día de los Muertos Exhibition, Opening Reception

October 30th, 6-8pm
Roberts Art Gallery, 601 Pico Blvd

The exhibition includes art work from Santa Monica High School, John Adams Middle School, Grant Elementary and Pico Youth and Family Center students, and will also feature the work of artist and muralist, Raúl González of Mictlan Murals.

Traditional Ceremony

November 1st, 10am-1pm
Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave

Following a traditional ceremony, refreshments will be served. Attendees can walk to the Woodlawn Cemetery to continue the celebration.

Day of the Dead

November 1st, 11am-3pm
Woodlawn Cemetery, 1847 14th Street

Join us for a traditional Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), where family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones that have passed. The event focuses on the traditions that make up this celebration of life and death. There are a vareity of ways participants can discover the philosophy and history of the day inlcuding an opening procession led by Ketzaliztli dancers, a workshop to create offerings of marigold coronitas (crowns) and papel picado (perforated paper) for loved ones who have passed, self -guided tours of the cemetery that explore the history of local famous people, a documentary on how a small town in Mexico prepares for the holiday, a traditional Nahuatl ceremonial blessing and musicians performing throughout the cemetery to honor those who have passed. There will be free admission, bike valet and parking.

Day of the Dead Face Painting

November 1st, 11am
Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd

Get your face painted like a skeleton! Free tickets available at 10:30am on day of program.

Family Día de los Muertos Celebration

November 1st, 1:30-4:30pm
Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd

Music, crafts and a participatory theater presentation by Creative Playground: Dia de los Muertos: Cuentos de mi Familia, where young audience members can take part in the butterfly dance, singing, playing instruments and putting on masks to play some of the characters.

Día de los Muertos Ritual, Remembrances & Performance Celebration

November 1st, 2-6pm
Highways Performance Space, 18th Street Arts Center

Participate in a ritual ceremony to welcome and honor our ancestors and departed. Enjoy the day with us as we remember and honor our departed loved ones with live music, performance, vendors, art and traditional foods. Bring the whole family and celebrate the cycle of life!

Día de los Muertos

November 1st, 3pm
Café Bolivar and Gallery, 1741 Ocean Park Blvd

The café’s altar will be on display as well as an exhibit by local artists Ernie Lucero and Luis Brizuelas. At 3pm there will be a talk about Day of the Dead plus free pan de muerto and Mexican chocolate from the state of Oaxaca for children. Exhibition will remain on display through the month of November. Contact Café if you’d like to participate in the altar.

Closing Ceremony & Open Mic: The Cycle of Life in Words, Music & Dance

November 2nd, 1-3pm
Highways Performance Space, 18th Street Arts Center

Highways presents a Día de los Muertos celebration with readings by local youth spoken word artists, poets and hip-hop artists. Play a game of Loteria. A closing ceremony will be followed by traditional Aztec dancers.

Día de los Muertos Celebration

November 8th, 1-5pm
Edison Language Academy, 2402 Virginia Ave

The celebration includes altars created by each class, home-made tamales, music, traditional crafts and tours.

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Fall Events & Activities in Santa Monica


Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories Fall Cooking Classes

Dates Vary
The Market, 395 Santa Monica Place

Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories has a wide variety of classes every day that are perfect to get in the Fall or Holiday spirit from Halloween Cookies to Thanksgiving Classes, Fall Pies and more!

BAM Fest

October 26th, 1pm-5pm
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street
Celebrate with us during the 25th Anniversary edition of our popular annual fundraiser the Beer Art and Music Festival (BAM). This afternoon art festival includes artist open studios, contemporary art ‘crash courses’, live music, and 35+ craft breweries from around Southern California.

ICE at Santa Monica Grand Opening

November 6th
1324 5th Street
Comecelebrate our Grand Opening of ICE at Santa Monica, Downtown Santa Monica's premier outdoor skating rink! Be one of the first to take a spin on our rink. This is a free event and open to the public. There will be delicious food from local restaurants, music from DJ Kelly DLux and a performance by the California Gold Synchronized Ice Skating Team. There will also be an interactive photo booth and a special giveaway.

ICE at Santa Monica

November 1st, 2014 - January 19th, 2015
1324 5th Street
Everyholiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beach side 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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Santa Monica Fall Specials


Areal Restaurant

2820 Main St | (310) 392-1661
Every Monday and Thursday night is our Football Special! A bucket of Red Stripe with 2 Orders of Spicy Chicken Wings for $20. Special valid only during football games. Valid September 25-December 22, 2014.

Aqua Surf

2701 Barnard Way | (310) 902-7737
Receive a 30-minute upgrade on any surf lesson you book when mentioning this special. Valid September 26-December 31, 2014.

Azure Aveda Salon

395 Santa Monica Place #202 | (310) 393-7888
First time customer color retouch & cut special for $89 (Regularly $120). Valid September 1, 2014-January 1, 2015.

Bar Pintxo

109 Santa Monica Blvd | (310) 458-2012
Paella for 2 with a complimentary half carafe of sangria on Sunday and Monday. Valid September 14-December 28, 2014.

Border Grill

1445 4th St | (310) 451-1655
Celebrate the season in style with Border Grill Catering. Our full-service catering team will provide you and your guests with a night to remember. Choose your favorites from our seasonal menu and we will do the rest. $90 all-inclusive. Includes kitchen staff, servers, tax and service charge. Certain requirements apply. A minimum of 20 guests required. Add our holiday beverage package to complete the party. Call for more information.

Brambila Salon

1327 Ocean Ave | (310) 458-3770
Fall into a New You! Brambila Salon Fall Special: Enjoy a complimentary Trim and Deep Conditioning Treatment with any Color Service! Valid September 15-October 15, 2014.

La Sandia and Zengo

395 Santa Monica Place
Celebrating the holidays early or late? All holiday events booked at La Sandia and Zengo in November 2014 and January 2015 are eligible for special food and beverage discounts. Contact Kandis Leigh at kleigh@richardsandoval.com for more information.

Lotus East-West Medical Center

2222 Santa Monica Blvd, #105 | (310) 828-8258
Boost your immune system this fall season with Acupuncture. 10% off your initial acupuncture visit with Clinic Director, Dr. Brendan Armm. Valid September 9-January 31, 2014.

Marbles: The Brain Store

395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 395-1526
FALL into a new batch of games and Brain Teasers with 10% your entire purchase plus a Special Halloween Treat on October 31st. Valid September 25-November 3, 2014.

Pedego Santa Monica

214 Pier Ave | (310) 917-1111
Don't fall off your new Pedego Electric Bike - take $195 off instead - on the purchase of a new electric bicycle. Valid September 15-November 30, 2014.

Segway Los Angeles

1660 Ocean Ave | (310) 395-1395
2-hour experience includes an interactive training and a guided tour of the Santa Monica and Venice beach area. This coupon is valid for 10% off with discount code “SMC15.” Valid September 1-December 1, 2014.

The Albright

258 Santa Monica Pier | (310) 394-9683
We are offering $21.95 for a whole lobster and $2 off draft beer. Valid October 1-31, 2014.

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen

119 Broadway | (310) 395-6037
Ask for our fall football special. Choice of any two of our tasty gourmet mini-burgers and a craft local beer of your choice and get a side of our famous tater tots complimentary. $17 ( Normal value of $23). Valid Sundays 12-3pm and Monday and Thursday evenings during the games. Valid October 1, 2014-February 1, 2015.

Wokcano Santa Monica

1413 5th St | (310) 458-3080
Online Special: Spend $40 or more and add a Chicken Lo Mein to your order for free. Valid September 9-December 31, 2014.

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Front Porch Cinema

Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. We've got films, food, drinks and fun each Friday night this Fall. Oh, and the movies are really good too, and free! There are even old-timey lawn chairs for rent that melt away the stress of the week while you relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.

For more information, visit http://santamonicapier.org/frontporchcinema/

October 2nd - Higher (PG)
October 3rd - Frozen (PG)
October 10th - Gravity (PG-13)
October 17th - The Grand Budapest Hotel (R)
October 24th -  Ferris Bueller's Day Off (PG-13)