From Halloween festivities to Thanksgiving feasts, 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 enjoy the many fall festivities, hotel deals and seasonal specials.
Please note the fall events and specials below are from the 2019/2020 season. Check back for offers and events for the 2020/2021 season.
FALL & HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES
ICE at Santa Monica
November 10, 2019 – January 20, 2020
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.
ICE at Santa Monica Grand Opening
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Ice presented by The Plaza at Santa Monica, everyone’s favorite outdoor ice-skating rink located just blocks from the beach and world-famous Third Street Promenade. Enjoy a family-friendly fun evening featuring free skating, food samplings from local eateries, live music, and ice-skating performances. Free and open to the public.
Mezcal Mixology Class at Margo’s Montana Ave
November 14, 2019
Mezcal Cocktail class: Join Margo’s on Thursday, November 14th for our mixology class featuring mezcal cocktails! The interactive, hands-on class, will teach the tips and tricks on how to craft three mezcal cocktails. Guests will enjoy their three cocktails alongside three courses of dishes, themed to go along with the evening. Seating is very limited!
Small Business Saturday
November 30, 2019
Shop Small is a movement encouraging people to shop at small businesses; millions of individuals, businesses, and communities have embraced it nationwide. Small Business Saturday is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and encourages people to shop small. Small Business Saturday has become a permanent fixture on the holiday shopping calendar. This year, on November 30th, we hope you will join us in shopping small in Santa Monica.
Montana Avenue Small Business Saturday Sidewalk Sale
November 30, 2019
Come out to Montana Avenue for Small Business Saturday where there will be a street wide sale event with many stores offering specials.
City of Santa Monica Official Tree Lighting Party
December 5, 2019
Join City of Santa Monica officials for a special tree lighting ceremony on Third Street Promenade and visit with Santa Claus. Free and open to the public.
Main Street Holiday Party
December 7, 2019
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. This annual tradition that starts with a tree lighting at the Heritage Lawn followed by a walk led by Santa, to the famous Shopping Cart tree at Edgemar. You’re invited to a festive night of carolers and holiday parties hosted by your favorite Main Street businesses!
Montana Avenue Holiday Walk
December 7, 2019
Find wonderful gifts, have your photos taken with Santa, listen to live music, indulge in great food and drinks. This is a fun night for all!
Homespun Holiday on Pico
December 7, 2019
Celebrate the holiday season at the Pico Boulevard farmers Market! There will be live music performances, giveaways, activities and more.
Holiday Cocktails Class at Margo’s Montana Ave
December 19, 2019
It’s time to get festive! Join Margo’s on Thursday, December 19th for our mixology class featuring holiday cocktails! The interactive, hands-on class, will teach the tips and tricks on how to craft three specialty cocktails. Guests will enjoy their three cocktails alongside three courses of dishes, themed to go along with the evening. Seating is very limited!
Celebrate fall with seasonal specials, curated exclusively for our hotel guests to enjoy. Indulge in a complimentary hot cider bar, complete with spiced baked goods while cozying up with plush throws on the poolside veranda. Afterward, join us in the Dining Room for Thanksgiving themed specials all season long, such as a classic “Thanksgiving Trio” or a rich pumpkin tarte. Valid October 14-November 30, 2019.
Currency Exchange International
Traveling this summer? Take 50% off the exchange fee for any foreign currency or foreign traveler’s cheque transaction. Valid May 22-December 31, 2019.
11/1-11/30 – the Pilgrim Pie! A fantastic Thanksgiving feast pizza with a Mashed Potato base, 1/2 Turkey and 1/2 Ham, Peas, Mozzarella Cheese and topped with Country Gravy and our own special Sriracha Cranberry Sauce. 11/8 – First Friday Brewery of the Month event with Fort Point Brewery! Swing by for loads of fun on Friday night from 5-9pm. Fort Point Swag, Free Samples, and Loads of Fun! Be prepared to welcome Fort Point as the newest member of your family. Featured Beers include Fort Point KSA, Fort Point Galaxy Park IPA.
“Margday Night Football” Happy Hour from 3pm to 10pm on Mondays in our bar and lounge area. Valid September 9-December 23, 2019.
Enterprise Fish Co.
Every Monday & Tuesday 2 lb. Live Maine Lobster + 2 Sides for $42.95. Every Wednesday- $1 Freshly Shucked Oysters (ea). Valid May 20-December 31, 2019.
The Gallery Food Hall & SocialEats
SocialEats Happy Hour: Half off beer and $7 House white & red wine (or Sangria at Azulé) weekdays from 3-7pm
Wine Wednesday: Half off bottles of wine at STRFSH, Paperboy, Petit Harvest, and Adelaide Coffeebar.
Sake & Sushi Sundays: Half off all sake bottles at Supertoro. Specialty nigiri sushi – 2 pieces for $6 only available on Sunday. Seasonal Crispy Rice $6 – Kabocha squash, albacore, blood orange.
Join us for Monday Night Football! The Independence in Santa Monica is now offering $1 beers for Monday Night Football! From kickoff until the final whistle, The Independence will give one beer per each item of food ordered on Monday night. Limit 5 promotional $1 beers per guest. Fall Goods!
Introducing our latest version of Chicken and Waffles. Our fall inspired dish includes: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Apple Cider Maple Syrup, Bacon Candy, Sweet Onion Butter, Belgium Waffle. Available during Saturday and Sunday brunch. Valid September 23, 2019-February 3, 2020.
Malin + Goetz
Visit our shop Thursday nights with your four-legged friend and enjoy sips + treats for dogs + humans. Every Thursday 4pm-6pm, June 6-December 26, 2019.
Michael’s Santa Monica
New Fall Happenings! Mondays: Locals Night – $8 Beer + Shot. $5 Daiquiris. Weekly Food Specials. Tuesdays: 40/40 Anniversary Dinner $40 for 4-Course Shared Dinner. Wednesdays: #WineWednesday for $40/Bottle Monthly Regional Wines Selected by our Sommelier. Thursdays: Paella + Pintxo Night for $40 – Shared Paella Dinner with Pintxos on the House. Valid October 7-December 30, 2019.
Stay fit and healthy while you travel! We have great deals on Singles and 3-Packs for new clients: Single Private: $50 3-Pack Privates: $267 Single Duo: $80 3-Pack Duos: $321. Valid October 1-December 31, 2019.
Monday and Thursday night football: Extended happy hour through the games and 2-for-$7 special on Bud Light Platinum on Thursday games only. Valid dates listed are approximate. Special will run NFL season. Valid September 30, 2019-February 29, 2020.
Santa Monica Main Street Visitor Center
Stop by our Main Street Visitor Information Center for all of your unique Santa Monica merchandise. On Black Friday, November 29th, Small Business Saturday, November 30th, and Cyber Monday, December 2nd, take 30% off your entire purchase. Offer excludes tap cards and domestic stamps. Offer valid only at our Main Street location located at 2427 Main Street. On Cyber Monday, and anytime, shop with us online at www.santamonica.com/store!
Spend $300 in SocialEats gift cards, get $100 on us! Offer only available the first of every month.
Sonoma Wine Garden
Veteran’s Day Bottomless Mimosa Brunch: The classic Monday afternoon with DJ’s, drinks, and California weather. It’s our last hurrah before the holidays kick in and we get swamped.
The Grape Escape: Bottles marked down up to 75% off. Discount applies during all happy hours and all day Wine Wednesday. Valid only while supplies last.
Live Music Lounge: Thursday November 14 and Thursday November 21. Solo Singer (14) and Blue Grass Artist (21) featured! Artists will be set up outside in the Garden (for those who want to see a live performer) but the music will pipe through the whole restaurant.
Santa Monica Brew Works Tape Takeover: Friday, November 22, 2019 from 3 – 11pm. $5 full pints of Santa Monica Brew Works Beer during afternoon and late night happy hour. The $5 flat sale price applies to the specialty seasonal brews we bring in, as well as our current SMBW beers on tap. Additionally, we give away swag, brewery tours, and growlers to fill up at the brewery.
New Starline Express bus saves time, money and sanity traveling to area theme parks for blow-out scary Halloween events. For $25 round trip, passengers arrive at the front entrance with no driving or parking hassles, only to be fully terrorized at Universal Studios® Halloween Horror Nights®, enjoy tons of fiendish fun at Disneyland® Resort, or take on the largest and most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, at Knott’s Scary Farm inside Knott’s Berry Farm®. Please check the website under transportation (Starline Express) for the full details. For more information and to book tickets, go to https://www.starlinetours.com/products/starline-express-shuttle-bus or visit www.starlinetours.com and type Starline Express in the search bar. Valid October 1-December 1, 2019.
All Night Happy Hour Ever Monday Night. Valid October 14-December 31, 2019.
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