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. Moreover, no need for snow gear here! Just grab a scarf and explore the Santa Monica holiday events, Christmas & Hanukkah menus, hotel deals and seasonal specials all being offered throughout the city.

Please note specials below are from 2017. Check back for offers and events for the 2018 Holiday season!


For New Year’s Eve events, visit our “Celebrating the New Year in Santa Monica” page.

ICE at Santa Monica
November 1-January 15
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.

Pay It Forward Holiday Campaign
November 13-January 7
Any customer can Pay It Forward during this time with a referral card to a family or friend they know to pass on savings of up to $5 off their exchange fee, then they can do the same. At the same time, CXI and its employees will Pay It Forward by hosting a company giving tree, and donating to the Foundation for Foster Children. We’re also encouraging customers to join the cause and donate as well.

Santa Monica Restaurant Week
January 8-14
Introducing Santa Monica Restaurant Week, formerly Eat Well Week, taking place January 8-14, 2018! To celebrate California Restaurant Month and highlight Santa Monica as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination, participating Santa Monica restaurants will each craft healthy, custom dishes centered around this year’s special restaurant week ingredient – the radish. For more information on participating restaurants and their pomegranate dishes, visit the Santa Monica Restaurant Week page.

January 12-26
Explore a whole new world of good taste on January 12-26, 2018 with dineL.A.! For two weeks of adventuresome dining experiences, local foodies and visitors to Los Angeles have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix-. For a list of participating Santa Monica restaurants and their dishes, visit the Santa Monica dineL.A. page.

Marion Davies Birthday Celebration
January 15, 11am-2pm
Join the Santa Monica Conservancy in celebrating Marion Davies – silent film actress, famed party hostess and the original Beach House resident. Music, dancing, stories… it’s a slice of Gold Coast era history come to life! Guests are welcome to come in their favorite Gold Coast era attire or in costume as if attending one of Davies’s famed costume parties.

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Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton Santa Monica
Book our Pier Package and get 2 FREE adult wristbands for unlimited rides at Pacific Park, located at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, just 3 blocks from our hotel. (A savings of over $60!) Book Online Here

Oceana Beach Club Hotel 
Stay at Oceana Beach Club Hotel this holiday season and receive 10% off your room rate plus daily breakfast for two! Applies to individual, new reservations only. Valid December 1 through January 31, 2018. Blackout dates: December 26-January 2 and January 5-8, 2018.

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Chouchou is offering 20% off on one entree. Valid November 30-January 15, 2018.

Daily Grill 
Every Monday during football season from 3pm to close, enjoy $2 sliders or a Rancher Deluxe Burger with fries and a beer for only $12! Valid October 16, 2017-January 15, 2018.

Flower Child
Buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card.

Purchase a $100 gift card from Hairzoo and get a $25 gift card or purchase a %50 gift card and get a $10 gift card.

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is hosting Football on the Patio on Sunday, Monday and Thursday! Happy hour is everyday, except for Saturdays from 3pm-7pm and late night happy hour at the bar from Monday-Friday. Valid October 6, 2017 – March 31, 2018.

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 or calling (310) 463-9998. Valid year-round.

Live Language LA
Receive a 10% discount on all English conversation lesson packages and a beautiful holiday candle. Valid December 12, 2016-January 31, 2017.

Lotus Integrative Medicine
Receive 20% off a 90-minute comprehensive initial acupuncture visit (regular cost is $225). May potentially include a custom-made Chinese herbal formula at an additional fee. Valid October 1-December 31, 2016. Additionally, first time patients receive 10% off initial visit. Valid December 1, 2016-January 31, 2017.

REALM Winter Camp
If your kids are on winter break, then The REALM Winter Camp is the place to be!  Younger campers (ages 3-7) will be immersed in creative activities, making their very own nature wonderland snow globes, hand-made Yeti stuffies, festive holiday slime, giant gingerbread houses, and so much more.  Older campers (ages 8-13), in addition to exercising their creative muscles, will hit the road for adventures including scavenger hunts, museum excursions and hiking treks. Sign up here. Valid December 26-29, 2017 and January 2-5, 2018.

Santa Monica Place
Shopping and Dining Visitor Savings Show your out-of-town driver’s license, passport or hotel room key to the Santa Monica Place Concierge to receive your complimentary Visitor Savings valued at $750 in special savings and offers at participating stores and restaurants. Valid November 28-February 28, 2018.


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