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, Fall Events and Autumn Specials being offered throughout Santa Monica.


Fall Hotel Packages in Santa Monica


Ambrose Hotel

1255 20th St | (310) 315-1555
Drive SMART - FIAT 500 Package includes All Natural Continental Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Fiat 500. Valid May 19-September 30, 2014.

Oceana Beach Club Hotel

849 Ocean Ave | (310) 393-0486
Book 14 days in advance and receive 15% off best available rates. Rates include complimentary daily yoga, guided hikes, weekend surf lessons and beach cruiser bikes. Valid September 12-30, 2014.

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


No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating at Santa Monica Farmers Market

October 18th-19th
October 18th Pico Farmers Market in Virginia Avenue Park; October 19th Main Street Farmers Market in Heritage Square

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Free for kids, limit one pumpkin per child while supplies last.

9th Annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

October 25th, 7:30pm
Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave

Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s ninth annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises! Movies include Creepshow, Gargoyles, The Thing, The Night of a Thousand Cats, The Deadly Spawn, Basket Case and Zombie Holocaust. Coffee courtesy of Pete’s Coffee, Monster Energy Drink courtesy of Hansen's Beverage and prizes and giveaways courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and more.

Frightfully Fintastic Fishy Fest at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

October 25th & 26th
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk

Celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) all weekend long with family-friendly, spooky marine science activities. A glow-in-the-dark deep-sea laboratory, craft stations to create Dia de los Muertos masks, and face painting are just some of the features of this annual festival. All ghosts and goblins are invited to join a 3:00 PM parade on Sunday, Oct. 26th. “Fintastic” treats for all!

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!

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.

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.

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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!

Chili Roast at Santa Monica Farmers Market

September 6th-27th, 9am-1pm
Pico Farmers Market in Virginia Avenue Park

It’s late summer and the chilies are ready for harvest! Join us for a southwest style chili roast at the Pico farmers market located in Virginia Avenue Park. Take these delicious chilies home and whip up something tasty or freeze them to use later.

Hatch Chile Festival

September 8-October 8, 2014
Coast at Shutters on the Beach, 1 Pico Blvd

In New Mexico, the season of Hatch Chile’s is a revered one!  Enjoy Chef Isaac Gamboa’s limited-time menu celebrating this Southwest tradition. Featuring culinary creations centered around the Hatch Chile, this three-course flavor festival is best paired with a new specialty cocktail - the "Chefs Smoky Bandito" - a fiery blend of mescal, pineapple ice, hatch chile, & ginger beer.

Talk Like a Pirate Day at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

September 19th, 2pm
Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk

Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is celebratin’ International Talk Like a Pirate Day. We’ve got a treasure chest full of shenanigans to keep all yer sweet young scoundrels busy from 2 to 5 p.m. on this important holiday, celebrated Friday, Sept. 19th. First 100 mateys to visit the Aquarium on Talk Like a Pirate Day receive a free turn on the ride of their choice (Inkie’s Pirate Ship or the Sea Dragon would be grrrreat choices) at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. No walkin’ the plank necessary, just visit with us startin’ at 2 p.m. Sept. 19th. Admission: Pirates 12 & under: free with their adult pirates. All other mateys: $5 per mate. Pirate groups of 10 or more: $3 per mate, rrrrregardless of age. Valid September 19-20, 2014.

Double The Bubbles Brunch

September 20th-October 12th, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-2pm
CAST Restaurant at Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave

Viceroy Santa Monica and Veuve Clicquot invite you to Polo Classic’s Double the Bubbles Champagne Brunch at CAST Restaurant. Join us for Chef Tony DiSalvo’s favorites including quinoa and eggs, buttermilk and brown butter pancakes and house smoked Alaskan salmon. Pair your dish with a chilled glass or bottle of Veuve Clicquot and receive double the bubbles. Buy one glass or bottle and get a second one with our compliments. If you wish to leave an unopened bottle of champagne, Viceroy will keep it in the cellar for you to enjoy another time until October 12th, 2014.

Vegan Oktoberfest

October 4th, 1-6pm
2600 Barnard Way

Vegan Oktoberfest is LA’s newest, most festive and authentic Oktoberfest celebration. It kicks off this year on October 4th! Our beer hall by the beach will feature traditional Bavarian food, live Oompah bands, beer maidens, and of course, refreshing and delicious beer poured to perfection by dozens of great breweries. Come enjoy a taste of Germany while you make new friends and indulge to your heart’s desire. Since all the food and beer is vegan, you can experience a traditional Oktoberfest celebration with a clear conscience. Did we mention there’s a view of the Pacific Ocean while you drink? Prost!

California Harvest Festival on the Pier

October 25th, 12pm
Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier

Leaves don’t change color in Los Angeles and sweaters are reserved for December so the transition into fall is often overlooked. A pumpkin patch pops up here and there but the city lacks an event that celebrates the season and its bountiful harvest. The Event Deck on the Santa Monica Pier is a perfect place to gather vendors from up and down California to offer seasonal dishes and drinks in a family friendly atmosphere during the day followed by an after party at night. There will be food, drinks, music and a lot of fun!

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.

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Santa Monica Fall Specials


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.

Bike Attack

2400 Main St | (310) 581-8014
10% off on bicycles. Valid September 10-30, 2014.

Border Grill

1445 4th St | (310) 451-1655
This September, we are supporting programs to end childhood hunger in America by donating $1 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign for every specialty Roasted Tomato and Bacon Guacamole sold at Border Grill. Valid September 10-30, 2014.

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.

Del Frisco's Grille Santa Monica

1551 Ocean Ave | (310) 395-7333
Del Frisco's Grille Prime Cheeseburger with fries and draft beer for $18.50. Valid September 15-October 10, 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.

Next Salon

2400 Main St | (310) 392-6645
Free deep cleansing and summer hair rejuvenation with purchase of haircut. Valid May 21-September 22, 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 Charleston

2460 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 828-2115
Happy Hour every night! Valid May 26-September 30, 2014.

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)