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Experience the Holidays at Santa Monica Place

Enjoy a full schedule of events featuring immersive experiences, performances by the Santa Monica Beach Belles, holiday baking classes and more

From photos with Santa to one-of-a-kind immersive experiences, Santa Monica Place welcomes visitors to join the festivities throughout the holiday season. Enjoy an array of special entertainment throughout December at the center and take in the iconic 50-foot Christmas tree and festive décor in Center Plaza. Holiday happenings include:

* Photos with Santa | Through December 24 | Snap a photo with Santa at Santa's House in Center Plaza. Visit for Santa's visiting hours and break times.

* Pet Photos with Santa | December 13 & 14 | 4 - 7 pm | Bring your cat or dog to a special pet night and "sit" for a photo with Santa. Please be sure to have your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier.

* DJ Holiday Sets | December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 | 3 - 7 pm | Celebrate the season with live music featuring holiday favorites.

* Cayton Children's Museum | December 9 | The Anaheim Ballet will be performing "The Nutcracker" and kids are invited to join in on a mini dance class to try out moves in tutus. Kids can enjoy other hands-on activities and special events throughout December. For more information, visit

* Beach Belles Performances | December 15 - 17, 21 - 24 | 3 - 7:30 pm | View the dancing sensations perform special holiday numbers.

* Santa Monica Oceanaires | December 17 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm & December 20 from 2 - 3 pm | Experience the a cappella barbershop chorus singing festive favorites.

* Menorah Lightings | December 7 - 15 | Around 5:45 pm | Celebrate the Festival of Lights with nightly lightings this Hanukkah season.

* The Dr. Seuss Experience | Throughout December | This holiday season come see the Grinch and other popular characters while exploring the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss with interactive experiences, meet and greets and photo opportunities. For more information, visit

* CoComelon Party Time | Through December 30 | Families are invited to bring their little ones to participate in an immersive CoComelon experience with special character meet and greets with JJ and friends. For the holidays, kids can participate in a festive sing along. For information, visit

* The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories | Throughout December | Holiday classes include Cooking for Hanukkah, The Holiday Cookie Tin, Holiday Gingerbread Houses and more. Specially curated holiday baking kits are also available for gifting needs. For more information and to register, visit

Please note that all events, dates and times listed above are subject to change. For more information on holiday happenings at Santa Monica Place visit

About Santa Monica Place

Located steps away from the Pacific Ocean and iconic Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place is a unique, outdoor shopping destination, home to Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Nike, and a collection of specialty shops, digitally native brands and inspired dining concepts.

For more information, visit or interact with us via Facebook or Instagram. Access 'Concierge Services' anytime via text: (310) 499-2928.


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