Archive for the ‘Community Events & Info’ Category

2019 Labor Day Weekend Events & Activities near Santa Monica CA

Friday, August 16th, 2019
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Close out the summer in style at these 2019 Labor Day Weekend events and activities in the Santa Monica-area! (more…)

What are the best waterfront restaurants in Santa Monica CA?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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With the wide stretch of sand, historic pier, and sweeping vistas, Santa Monica has one of the most iconic beaches in the world. Enjoy a great view of the beach and the Pacific Ocean at these waterfront restaurants in the Santa Monica-area. (more…)

2019 4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows Santa Monica CA

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Show your American pride this Independence Day and head to any these 2019 4th of July events and fireworks shows in the Santa Monica-area! (more…)

2019 Memorial Day Weekend Events Santa Monica CA

Friday, May 17th, 2019
A military cemetery with many gravestones and American flags

Pay your respects to our nation’s fallen service members and spend some quality time in the community at any of these 2019 Memorial Day Weekend events in Santa Monica! (more…)

2019 Mother’s Day Events & Activities Santa Monica CA

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Are you aiming to do something special for your mom for Mother’s Day this year? Check out these 2019 Mother’s Day events & activities in Santa Monica! (more…)

2019 Earth Day Events and Activities Santa Monica CA

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Do your part to contribute to a healthy planet and head to any of these 2019 Earth Day events and activities in the Santa Monica-area! (more…)

2019 Easter Events and Egg Hunts Santa Monica CA

Friday, April 5th, 2019
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Enjoy some springtime fun with your family at any of these 2019 Easter events and egg hunts in the Santa Monica-area! (more…)

2019 St. Patrick’s Day Events Santa Monica CA

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Are you feeling the luck of the Irish this year? Check out these 2019 St. Patrick’s Day events in the Santa Monica-area! (more…)

2019 Valentine’s Day Events & Activities Santa Monica CA

Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Whether you’re in a committed relationship or you’re still single, these 2019 Valentine’s Day events and activities in the Santa Monica-area are sure to bring out your inner cupid! (more…)

Holiday Events, Downtown LA 2018

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Los Angeles at night

At Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we love to tell you about places you can take your new VW to have a good time. Read on to learn about the 2018 Christmas activities in Downtown LA guaranteed to show you and your new car a good time.

The Grove

For a Christmas celebration worthy of a West Hollywood Saturday night, try The Grove. This year’s winter Wonderland in LA happening now through Christmas Day 2018, includes a 100-foot Christmas tree, nightly snowfall at 7:00 and 8:00 PM and live entertainment. Pet lovers can drop by on December 11th from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM for pictures of your furry friend with Santa.

A Queen Mary Christmas

For a truly elegant Christmas experience that might make Beverly Hills shopping seem bland, venture down to the Queen Mary between now and January 6, 2019, for indoor ice skating, a holiday dinner show, and of course, pictures with Santa himself.

Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Magic Mountain is just a short drive from Culver City and well worth it to check out holiday in the park. This year they’ll have more than two million lights and seven uniquely themed areas perfect for the whole family. Drop by daily from December 15 through 30th 2008 for live caroling and holiday-themed acrobatics.

Snow Wonder

On December 8th Burton chase park in Marina del Rey transforms into a magical Winter Wonderland. Stop by from noon to 6 PM for tons of real snow, alive DJ, food, arts and crafts, and so much more. Entry is free with food purchase.


Venture in from Brentwood to grab a picture with the Grinch himself and feel your heart grow three sizes too! Enjoy the Whoville carolers, catch the lighting of the splendid Whoville Christmas tree, and relax and let Cindy Lou Who lull you into the holiday spirit with story time.

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These wonderful activities are only the beginning of Santa Monica’s offerings. Check out our other city pages to see what attractions there are for visitors our favorite Santa Monica beach restaurants and the best places to take Fido for a run and socializing.