Santa Monica has many unique and festive 2019 Christmas events and activities. Take a look at our picks below!
Official City of Santa Monica Tree Lighting • Third Street Promenade
December 5 • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Start the holiday season at the Official City of Santa Monica Tree Lighting at the Third Street Promenade. There will also be live music, dancing, photos with Santa, and handcrafted items for sale at the Winterlit Holiday Market. (Third Street and Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401)
Main Street Holiday Party • Main Street
December 7 • 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Head to Main Street in Santa Monica for the Holiday Party, with a tree lighting, photos with Santa, a candlelight walk, music, carolers, and many family-friendly activities. When you’re at the Holiday Party, you can get some of your Christmas shopping done at the local businesses. (Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405)
Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run • Barnard Way/Ocean Park Boulevard
December 7 • 7:30 am
Have you been eating a lot of Christmas cookies? Burn off the calories at the Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run. Held since 1977, the Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run offers a 5K race, a 10K race, and a Kids Run. There will also be a costume contest, vendors, music, and a play activity zone for kids. (Race start: Near the intersection of Barnard Way and Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405)
Santa Monica Pier Holiday Market • Santa Monica Pier
December 14 • 10:00 am
The Santa Monica Pier Holiday Market offers another great opportunity for holiday shopping, with over 100 emerging brands and independent designers, along with beautiful ocean views, free drinks, shaded lounges, free gift wrapping, DJ music, and an outdoor games area. (200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90401)
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