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.

FALL FESTIVITIES

ICE at Santa Monica
November 3, 2018 – January 21, 2019
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.

Día de los Muertos at Woodlawn Cemetery
November 4, 11am-3pm
The City of Santa Monica presents its seventh annual Día de los Muertos celebration. This family-friendly event celebrates the cycle of life and the remembrance of ancestors with live music and dance, storytelling, workshops, altars, craft vendors and food trucks.

18th Street’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
November 10, 7-10pm
Join us for 18th Street’s 30th Anniversary Celebration – an immersive live performance festival Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 7pm-10pm. 18th Street Arts Center kicks off a yearlong party celebrating 30 years as Southern California’s leading artist residency program. This evening spectacular spotlights new collaborations with 18th Street’s founding ‘compadres’ La Pocha Nostra and Highways Performance Space, and new commissions by alumni including Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Kate Johnson, Asher Hartman, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Amitis Motevalli, and more! Enjoy live performances, video installations, exhibitions, music, open artist’s studios, LA’s gourmet food trucks, and craft beer!

Thanksgiving in Santa Monica
November 22
Celebrate Thanksgiving minus the extensive food preparation by bringing your family and friends to Santa Monica for a festive feast in our beach city. From prix-fixe menus to specially curated holiday-themed dishes, celebrate with this list of restaurants, all offering the finest of Santa Monica cuisine sure to make the day memorable.

Small Business Saturday
November 24
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 25th, we hope you will join us in shopping small in Santa Monica. For a list of local businesses, visit the Buy Local Santa Monica website.

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HOTEL DEALS

Cal Mar Hotel Suites
10% off when booking directly at 310-395-5555. Ask for the Fall/Winter Special. Valid September 24-December 27, 2018.

Comfort Inn Santa Monica-West Los Angeles
Book two (2) consecutive nights, get 10% off each night. Book three (3) consecutive nights, get 15% off each night. Must call (310) 828-5517 and mention code “2522.” Must book at least seven (7) days in advance to qualify for discounts. Valid November 1-30, 2018.

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SEASONAL SPECIALS

Bombshell Santa Monica
Thanksgiving Promo: 10% off gift cards. Offer valid November 13-20, 2018

Daily Grill
Mondays 3pm – Close Monday Night Football Specials Enjoy $5 well drinks and $10 You Call It cocktails El Conquistador Burger & Beer $15 Smothered Tots $8
Valid September 17, 2018 through January 27, 2019.

El Cholo
El Cholo has two specialty margaritas made with Karma Tequila and a Barrel Select Margarita made with Patron Reposada that was aged exclusively for El Cholo Santa Monica. Available September 21 through November 30, 2018.

HaleARTS
Take 10% off entire purchase at this local art & gift gallery in Santa Monica Place. Featuring one-of-a-kind, unique Santa Monica, Los Angeles & California souvenirs, mementos and original works of art from local artists. Valid October 1 through December 31, 2018.

Le Méridien Delfina
Le Méridien Delfina is hosting Happy Hour with football at the bar every Sunday, Monday and Thursday! Happy hour is 4pm to 6pm everyday (including weekends), featuring small bites, seasonal beers on tap, wine and craft cocktails. Valid year-round.

Lemonade Santa Monica
Lemonade has launched special picnic boxes! Each box costs $13 and comes with a choice of sandwich, seasoned kettle chips and a freshly baked cookie. Order today by contacting catering@lemonadela.com or calling (310) 463-9998. Valid year-round.

Melisse Restaurant
Mélisse will begin offering a pre-theatre menu. The three course menu will change frequently based on the produce offered at the farmers market each week, and supplemental items like our Egg Caviar will also be available. Seatings will be Tuesday-Friday’s from 5:30-6:30pm. Valid March 6-December 31, 2018.

Paws & Whiskers Pet Spa
Get a photo with your pet, or take a photo with one of our rescue cats! Proceeds benefit the Meow Salvage Kitten Rescue. Get a high-quality digital photo with your pet, just your pet, or with one of our rescue kittens (we have several black ones just for Halloween!). Package costs $40 and you get all the photos from the shoot. 100% goes to the non-profit kitten rescue. Valid September 21 through December 31, 2018.

Puzzle Zoo
Weta Statues are now $9.99 each while supplies last. Marked down from $49.95. Valid February 23-December 31, 2018.

Salon Tru
50% off your first facial! Offer valid for first-time skincare clients. Free travel size Oi Milk or Love Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner with Davines purchase of $60 or more. Offer valid while supplies last. Valid September 19, 2018 through January 1, 2019.

Santa Monica Tickets
Receive 5% off all in-store purchases of $100 or more. New customers only. Valid September 19, 2018-January 1, 2019.

Stella Barra
Tis’ the season to eat, drink & get rewards! Book your holiday party by October 31, and receive 250 bonus frequent diner points for every $1000 you spend. Your party must take place between November 23, 2018 – January 31, 2019. Enjoy a variety of Italian wines paired perfectly with our artisan pizzas, market-driven hors d’oeuvres and fresh-baked signature desserts. Opt for a group dining menu at a semi-private table for smaller groups, or rent the whole restaurant for a cocktail reception of up to 85 guests. Must create a loyalty account to be eligible. Valid on contracted events only; not valid for general dining/reservations. Points will be awarded after the conclusion of the event and only after payment in full. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Valid September 20 through October 31, 2018.

Thai Dishes
Thai Dishes on Broadway is offering $5 cocktails during happy hour from 4pm-9pm. Valid February 22-December 24, 2018.

The Hydration Room Santa Monica
Free B12 Shot for new patients. Valid September 1 through December 31, 2018.

The Independence
New Fall menu highlights include: Squash & Apple Soup with brown butter croutons and pumpkin seeds Duroc Pork Rib Chop with delicata squash, tuscan kale, pepitas, sage and port wine Delicata Squash with sage butter and brown sugar. Available September 24 through November 30, 2018.

Upper West
Enjoy all night Happy Hour every Monday night! Valid September 20 through November 30, 2018.

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