For the first time in over a decade, the Pier is getting in the holiday spirit! We’re working with LA artist, Myriad Slits, to create a magical “Seadragons Village” in the windows of our historic merry-Go-Round building and inviting some of LA’s best event producers to host holiday events all season long. Add to that Story Time in Wonderland, Photo Ops with Holiday Mermaids, giveaways and more, and we’ve got ourselves an unforgettable seasonal experience for locals and tourists alike. Don’t miss the magic at Wonderland by the Water!

November 19 - January 6

Viewing is free and open to public! 

Puppet Show with Bob Baker Marionette

Thursdays Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20


The celebrated theater has been an institution since 1963, and for the first time ever it has a home at the Pier! This iconic puppet show will feature classic songs of the season and Bob Baker favorites.

6:00 and 7:00 PM(two shows a night) in the Merry-Go-RoundFREE

Story Time & Photos with Holiday Mermaids

Fridays Dec 7, 14, 21


The sea scenes come to life with Holiday Mermaids. We’ll be offering photos and story time thanks to our friends at the Santa Monica Public Library and Dark Tide Productions.

Photos: 3:00 - 7:00 PM in the Merry-Go-RoundStory Time: 4:00 PMFREE

Food Festival with Smorgasburg LA

Saturday Dec 8th


Westside fans will get to taste the best of Smorgasburg LA on their own turf with favorites from DTLA when more than 70 of Smorgasburg’s most popular vendors take over the Pier.

11:00 AM - 4:30 PMon the Pier DeckFREE

Shop Local with Unique LA

Sat & Sun Dec 15 & 16


One of LA’s best independent design and immersive shopping experiences is heading to the Pier! Meet and shop directly from hundreds of hand-selected designers and artists in one convenient space. 2 Days, 300 Artisans, Thousands of Shoppers & Free Activities… it’s the best way to shop for all your holiday gifts.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PMon the Pier DeckTickets

Myriad Slits (@myriadslits) makes art in all forms: performance, photography, painting, installations.. She is the creator of “Morton Salt Children’s Religious Revival”, an annual performance art retreat that’s going into it’s 12th year. Her art has been featured in Heart of Art gallery, Leimin Space, Neutra Museum, Los Angeles City Brewery and Galeria Obscura. You can find her performing with her band, ModPods, all throughout Los Angeles or teaching art to children ages 4 to 8-years-old. To create Wonderland by the Water, Myriad Slits will be working with fellow artists and dear friends Daniel Guzman, Marissa Lynn, Kayla Cloonan and Diego Galvin.