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Winterlit in Downtown Santa Monica

November 1 - January 19


December 1, 2014

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. This year, Winterlit takes over the corner of Wilshire Boulevard at Third Street Promenade. Every Thursday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. November 20th, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is going to make it snow! There will be free activities as well, including karaoke, kids’ crafts, a holiday movie screening and more. Event lineup includes:

ICE at Santa Monica: Nov. 1st, 2014 — Jan. 19th, 2015 on the corner of 5th St. & Arizona Ave.

ICE Grand Opening: Nov. 6th 6pm-10pm on the corner of 5th St. & Arizona Ave.

Downtown Santa Monica Community Tree Lighting & Santa Parade: Nov. 20th on Third Street Promenade at Wilshire

Photos with Santa: Nov. 22nd — Dec. 24th 11am-8pm at Santa Monica Place, Center Court

Let it Snow: Nov. 27th 6pm on Third Street Promenade at Wilshire

“Paws & Claus” Pet Photos with Santa Claus: Dec. 1st, 8th & 15th 5pm-8pm at Santa Monica Place

Story Time With Mrs. Claus: Dec. 3rd 11am at Santa Monica Place, SAMO’s Kids Club

Christmas Karaoke & Kids Crafts: Dec. 4th 6pm on Third Street Promenade at Wilshire

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 6th 9am at Santa Monica Place

Holiday Story Time & Letters to Santa: Dec. 11th 6pm on Third Street Promenade at Wilshire

Menorah Lightings: Dec. 16th - Dec. 23rd at Sundown on Third Street Promenade, Between Arizona Ave & Santa Monica Blvd

Holiday Movie Night (“Elf”) with Hot Chocolate: Dec. 18th 6pm on Third Street Promenade at Wilshire

PAL Best Gift Ever Toy Drive: Nov. 6th — Dec. 12th. Donate a new unwrapped gift or gift card! Drop-off locations: Santa Monica PAL, 1401 Olympic Blvd

Phone: (310) 393-8355 or visit

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