Many Hotels, Restaurants and Attractions Throughout
Santa Monica Are Haunting Up A Frightfully Good Time
SANTA MONICA, Calif., (October 30, 2020) – Spooktacular Santa Monica is in full holiday mode this weekend with virtual and in-person activities throughout town. From a large-scale art installation to an oceanside luxurious hotel getaway, Santa Monica not only offers up sunshine and sand but also Halloween and Día de los Muertos fun activities for all ages. Here is a sampling of this weekend’s festivities, plus find more things to do at SantaMonica.com.
The Santa Monica Pier
From outdoor dining and fresh air to waterfront walks and digital engagement, there’s a variety of Halloween and Día de los Muertos activities planned as well as the Pier’s new “Secret Story Tour App” that is an all-ages interactive experience for individuals or groups. Location-based puzzles unlock secrets and untold stories of the 111-year old Pier. Play it safe and remember to wear a face covering and keep your social distance. For more information, visit santamonicapier.org.
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
The 174,000 solar-powered LED lights of the Pacific Wheel will display a 90-foot tall rotating gallery of a high-flying ghost, a Día de Los Muertos sugar skull, a smiling vampire, a grinning jack-o-lantern and more through November 2. The Ferris wheel light show is viewable from sunset until midnight each day in person or online.
Third Street Promenade
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. presents a variety of Halloween and Día de los Muertos activities at the Third Street Promenade and beyond now through November 2. For more information, visit downtownsm.com.
Loews Santa Monica Beach serves up room packages, themed brunches, movie nights, pumpkin decorating and tarot card readings all within steps of the ocean and the Santa Monica Pier.
The Linger Longer Room Package for the Halloween weekend includes complimentary attendance to movie nights on Friday and Saturday (adults and kids), pumpkin painting kits (kids only) and Halloween treat bags (kids only).
Dining and drinks at Blue Streak located on the Oceanfront Terrace, with a new fall menu featuring dishes like butternut squash flatbread, wild mushroom ravioli, and braised short rib. Indulge in the Halloween themed brunch from Friday – Saturday and celebrate Día de los Muertos on Sunday with dishes like churro flavored waffles, chilaquiles, machaca beef frittata and huevos rancheros – bottomless mimosas can be added. Sip on spooky themed cocktails such as Black Widow Smash, Pumpkin Pie Martini, and El Diablo all weekend long. With each nightly fire-pit reservation from Friday-Sunday, guests will also receive a complimentary s’mores kit – a perfect setting to swap scary stories and enjoy the ocean breeze.
Movies include popcorn, candy & soft drink. Hotel Transylvania will be shown Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm. Hocus Pocus will screen on Sunday at 8pm. Reservations through Resy. $36 per person (without Linger Room Package). A complimentary Tarot card reading is available on the pool deck on Saturday from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Pico Improvement Organization presents safe trick or treating. Stop by the Pico Pop-Up at 2802 Pico Blvd. on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a safely distributed candy bar. A Costume Contest for Kids up to 12 years old and pets too. A picture of kids in costume will be taken and posted to social media where followers can vote for the winner of a Baskin Robbins $25 gift certificate. Pico Blvd.’s Paws & Effect Pet Spa is sponsoring the Best Pet Costume prizes.
Huckleberry Bakery & Café is a one-stop Halloween lifesaver during these cautious times. Their “Hucktivies” include DIY kids, take and bake treats, and baking mixes. Bulk prices on kits are available for group or a Zoom party activities. Frost skull-shaped cookies or pumpkin cupcakes, and decorate with a variety of organic/all-natural sprinkles and candy corn. The pièce de résistance is the Haunted House Kit, a build it yourself cookie house with icing and oodles of organic candy. For information, https://www.huckleberrycafe.com/
Meals on Wheels West Virtual Monster Bash
This year’s Meals on Wheels West Monster Bash and silent auction has gone viral with a live DJ, dancing, The Rembrandts (Friends theme song), costume contest, cocktail kits and a celebrity host. All proceeds go to helping feed homebound neighbors of all ages in Santa Monica. Bid on 32 unique experiences like a Lake Tahoe ski getaway, a hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque, a staycation at magnificent hotels such as Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel or Sofitel Beverly Hills, and can’t miss dining experiences.
For a $60 or $100 donation, Meals on Wheels West will provide your choice of either a Champagne Toast, Witch’s Brew Cocktail, or Mocktail Kit to enjoy during the show. A Witch’s Brew Mixologist will be on hand during the event. Kits feature margarita ingredients including tequila, champagne, or Blood Orange Sodas and Lemonade along with glassware and Halloween surprises. Click here for more details.
City of Santa Monica Virtual Day of the Dead 2020
Join the City of Santa Monica virtually to celebrate Day of the Dead on Sunday from 5-6 p.m. This free, family-friendly hour will include an overview of this celebration of life and death, live Day of the Dead inspired music, presentations of altars by local community members, and a workshop on how to make a paper flower for your own altar. Register at http://bit.ly/SMDia2020
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