Every year Santa Monica hosts a series of holiday events and activities that light up Downtown, bringing a festive holiday spirit to this idyllic seaside city. In fact, we’ve managed to engineer some true holiday magic, turning a busy urban corner into a magical winter wonderland with the annual ICE at Santa Monica skating rink, open November 1 through January 20.
Events this year include the Santa Monica Place Holiday Kick Off Party with HGTV® on November 23, which will be home to a two‐story gingerbread house created in partnership with HGTV. Santa will make a special appearance to help light the City of Santa Monica's tree on December 12 on Third Street Promenade. And Downtown’s menorah will also be lit each night of Chanukah at sundown.
Visitors and residents are invited to join in the holiday fun in Downtown Santa Monica:<