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Winterlit Holiday Lights

Winterlit transforms Downtown Santa Monica into an immersive, festive experience!

 Winterlit Holiday Lights
 Winterlit Holiday Lights

General Info

Nov 19, 2021, 9:00 AM PST – Dec 24, 2021, 9:00 PM PST

Free, 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Description

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) brings the holidays to the Third  Street Promenade with the return of Winterlit, transforming the downtown district into an immersive, festive experience. Tens of thousands of colorful lights, decor and garland will deck the Third Street Promenade,  2nd and 4th Streets, illuminating convenient shopping and cozy outdoor dining experiences. Santa comes to the Promenade on Friday,  November 19 at 6 p.m. for the annual lighting of the official City of  Santa Monica 24-foot-tall holiday tree.

Nightly menorah lightings will celebrate the Festival of Lights during the Hanukkah season from Sunday, November 28 through Monday,  December 6. The lighting of the menorah will begin at sundown and take place on the 1400 block of Third Street Promenade (located between Santa Monica Blvd and Broadway).

A one-stop holiday shopping destination, the Conscious Night Market will be on the Promenade, Saturday, December 4 from 4 – 9 p.m. hosted by Fit Girl LA.  The pop-up artisan market features unique goods from over 40 local vendors, levated and sustainable brands in addition to live music and free kombucha. The SoCal Etsy Guild comes to downtown for two dates: Saturday, November 20 and Saturday, December 18 from 2 – 9 p.m.,  featuring local Southern California-based artists, crafters, and designers. Shoppers can support local businesses while finding something for everyone on their gift list.

Steps from the Promenade, Santa Monica Place will offer an array of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season. Santa Clause will be in town and available for photos from November 19 through December 24.  Visitors and shoppers can also catch special performances by the dancing sensation, Santa Monica Beach Belles, and the 14-foot  larger-than-life Snow Globe. Bring your furry friend to a special pet night and “sit” for a photo with Santa on December 15 and 16. 

Dates 

November 19, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021

Cost

Free

Age

All Ages 

Website

Third Street Promenade

Parking

Parking is widely available in the downtown structures including the  Santa Monica Public Library, or Parking Structures 9 and 10 just north of Wilshire Boulevard. Biking, walking, and public transit are encouraged.

Direction

Click on "Google" on the map for direction. 

Disclaimer  

Event listings are believed to be accurate at the time of posting, but details are subject to change without notice. Please confirm all details with the event organizer before attending. FUN WITH KIDS IN LA® is not liable for errors, omissions, or changes to listings in our calendar. Some events have paid us to be on our events calendar.

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