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2023 College Football National Championship

January 9, 2023

Welcome to sunny Santa Monica, Georgia Bulldogs and TCU Horned Frogs fans! It’s the best time of the year as the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship comes to SoFi Stadium. Santa Monica saved you a front row seat, with easy access to SoFi Stadium, specialty hotel packages and the chance to experience the Southern California coast, including 3.5 miles of sun-kissed beach, over 400 of LA’s best eateries, premier shopping, wellness experiences, events and more. We get that football is family, so bring the whole gang, wear your team’s colors with pride and start 2023 with an experience you’ll remember forever!

TCU Pep Rally Info

2023 CFP National Championship Special Offers

Business Specials

Casa Martin
Celebrate at Casa Martin between 11am and 3pm for “fan”-tastic happy hour specials, like $10 off two soft tacos, drink specials for $8 and game-day appetizers starting at $13.

Sand N Surf
Find the perfect Santa Monica gift between January 5 through January 10 and receive 10% off entire purchase at this classic SoCal store. Shop for all styles of clothes, accessories and SoCal swag. Valid 1/5-1/10.

Surf City Tours
2023 National Championship fans can enjoy 20% off all tours to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu and more! Valid 1/6-1/14.

The Library Ale House
Celebrate with $6 El Segundo Mayberry IPA pints and $6 Fresh Pils of LA Common Space Pilsner pints for this 2023 CFP National Championship offer for TCU and Georgia fans. Offer only available on January 8.

True Food Kitchen
Enjoy a free starter at True Food Kitchen in Santa Monica. Valid for dine-in only. Must be redeemed with a $25+ purchase. Excludes tax, tip and alcohol. Valid 1/7-1/9.

Hotel Offers

Hotel Carmel
Stay in the heart of Santa Monica at Hotel Carmel and enjoy the spirit of Santa Monica. All game day fans receive a waived destination fee of $20 per room per night from January 6 through January 10. Click here for more information.

Hostelling International LA/Santa Monica
Enjoy 10% off any dorm bed with code CFNC23 when booking direct on Hostelling International’s website. Discount available January 7 through January 11. Guests must enter the code when booking for discount to apply. Click here to book your room.

Click here for more Santa Monica specials.

TCU Pep Rally at Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier will be hosting a pep rally for Texas Christian University on Sunday January 8th from 4 – 5 p.m. Located on the pier parking deck, the event will feature TCU’s marching band and performances by the TCU cheerleading squad, along with statements from Fort Worth Mayor, Mattie Parker and Santa Monica Mayor, Gleam Davis.

Pep Rally Attendees: Enjoy these Business Specials from Pier Businesses

Big Dean’s Ocean Front Cafe
Head to Big Dean’s at Santa Monica Pier on January 8 for big game specials like $7 Dos XX. Fans can enjoy sports on any of the 35 TVs, game-worthy food and a whole lot of fun.

TCU fans: show your purple & white spirit colors during the pep rally and receive a 10% discount. Offer valid Sunday, January 8. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Excludes alcohol. Management reserves all rights.

Playland Arcade
TCU fans: wear your TCU gear with pride and get 200 extra points at this iconic arcade located on Santa Monica Pier. There’s plenty of fun here for the whole family!

Santa Monica Pier Bait & Tackle Co.
2-for-1 fishing rod rentals.

Seaside on the Pier
Philly Cheesesteak specials all day for everyone!

The Lobster
Join The Lobster on January 8th before or after the pep rally in the bar area or outdoor patio for $8 draft beer and canned cocktails.

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