November 27 – January 6

PIP & POP

Our historic merry-go-round windows come to life with a one-of-a-kind, candyland-inspired  holiday installation by renowned Australian artists Pip & Pop.Where: Merry-Go-Round WindowsWhen: November 27 – January 6FREE and open to the public

SNOW DAY! AT THE PIER

There’s going to be a winter wonderland on the Pier for the first time ever! We’ll have 4,000 sq. ft. of real snow so grab the mittens and practice your snow angels.Where: Merry-Go-Round DeckWhen: November 30 • 11:00 AM–5:00 PMFREE under 12-years-old, $5 for 13 and olderRSVP HERE

BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER

The iconic group is back for three nights of puppetry, singalongs and holiday cheer.Where: Merry-Go-Round DeckWhen: December 5, 12, 19 • 6:00 & 7:00 PMFREE

PHOTOS WITH SURFER SANTA

Thanks to Pacific Park, we're getting a visit from a Surfing Santa in a one-of-a-kind photo opp!Where: Central Plaza (next to Pier Burger)When: December 8 • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PMFREE

HOLIDAY STORY & CRAFT TIME 

Hosted by the Santa Monica Public Library, kids can create their own Pip & Pop creatures as they listen to classic holiday lore.Where: Merry-Go-RoundWhen: December 13 • 4:00 & 5:00 PMFREE

UNIQUE LA HOLIDAY MARKET

Get all of your holiday shopping done at L.A.’s best artisan market.Where: Pier Event DeckWhen: December 14 & 15 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMTickets: $12

HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH THE NOELLES 

Enjoy holiday carols from the most festive all female doo-wop group, The Noelles.Where: Merry-Go-Round DeckWhen: December 21 & 22 • 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00 PMFREE

LOEWS WATERFRONT WONDERLAND

And that’s not all! The City of Santa Monica is also getting into the holiday spirit. Our friends at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel are launching their first-ever Waterfront Wonderland experience – a whimsical forest of upside-down Christmas trees in the hotel’s atrium.Where: Loews Santa Monica Beach HotelWhen: November 30 – January 6FREE

christmas tree on the beach

ICE AT SANTA MONICA

The beloved tradition, Ice at Santa Monica, returns for another year! The 8,000 sq. ft. rink is in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, temporarily transforming our beachside community into a winter wonderland.Where: 5th Street & Arizona AvenueWhen: November 1 – January 20Skate Rental & All-Day Admission: $15

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