Holiday Events Happening Around Los Angeles

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Halton Pardee Family can’t wait to celebrate with you! Check out our complete guide for getting into the spirit with these awesome holiday events this season!

The Halton Pardee family has sponsored and will be at all ** events. Be sure to stop by and say hi!


Winter Wonderland Block Party + Art Walk**

Mar Vista proudly presents Winter Wonderland and Mar Vista Art walk, taking place on Saturday, November 24th from 12pm – 6pm, right in the heart of Mar Vista on Grand View Blvd.

It will be an entire day of fun, food, shopping, and experiencing in Mar Vista. Activities include:

  • Skating rink
  • Photos with Santa
  • Cookie scavenger hunt
  • Bouncy house
  • Photo booth
  • Crafts
  • Live performances
  • Food trucks

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, from 12:00-10:00pm
WHERE: Venice Blvd from Beethoven to Inglewood Blvd, Mar Vista
WEBSITE: eventbrite.com


 7th Annual Venice Holiday Sign Lighting**

Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce, special guests and your community for what has become a beloved tradition of changing the lights on the Venice Sign from white to red and green for the holidays!

For the 7th year running, Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue will be closed for the event to include live music, a poster contest, and activities for the whole family.

WHEN: Saturday, December 1 from 6:00-9:00pm
WHERE: The Venice Sign – Windward and Pacific Avenue, Venice
WEBSITE: venicechamber.chambermaster.com


Main St. Holiday Party

Join Main Street Santa Monica in a festive night! Stroll Main Street and hop from shop to shop for goodies and good times. There will be music, photo ops with Santa, a tree lighting and a candle light walk, all part of the family festive fun on Main Street in Santa Monica.

An annual tradition that starts with a tree lighting at the Heritage Lawn followed by a walk led by Santa, to the famous Shopping Cart tree at Edgemar. You’re invited to a festive night of carolers and holiday parties hosted by your favorite Main Street businesses!

WHEN: Saturday, December 1, from 5:00-9:00pm
WHERE: Main Street, Santa Monica
WEBSITE: mainstreetsm.com


Culver City Holiday Tree Lighting

Celebrate peace, good will and the holiday season at this annual Downtown Culver City event. See Santa Claus as he makes a very special visit all the way from the North Pole! Downtown Culver City businesses provide the hot cider, hot cocoa, cookies and other festive treats that are sure to make everyone feel merry. Stay afterwards for dinner at one of Downtown Culver City’s many restaurants, or take a stroll down the boulevards. Culver City’s downtown area is Southern California’s best kept secret, featuring a wonderful mix of historic buildings, boutiques, theaters, galleries, and unique restaurants opening on to tree-lined streets.

WHEN: Thursday, December 6, at 6:00pm
WHERE: Town Plaza at the intersection of Culver Blvd and Van Buren Place (next to the Culver Hotel and ArcLight Cinemas)
WEBSITE: downtownculvercity.com


Marina del Rey Snow Wonder/Boat Parade

Burton Chace Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with tons of real snow and a sledding hill (sleds provided for your use). Also enjoy crafts, music, face painting, and food booths. The entire event is free with food available for purchase.

Watch a trail of lighted boats cruise through the main channel. Narration on a PA system is available at the two most popular viewing places, Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village. For 2018, 4th District L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn serves as the Grand Marshall. This year’s parade theme is Winter Water Wonderland. The event is heavily attended and local parking lots fill quickly. We recommend arriving early in the day and enjoying activities and dining in the Marina while you wait for the start of the parade.

WHEN: Saturday, December 8 from 12:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Burrton Chace Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
WEBSITE: visitmarinadelrey.com


Venice Canals’ Holiday Boat Parade

The 35th Annual Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade parade kicks off at 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Eastern Canal and Carroll canals. The Venice Canals welcomes everyone to be part of the parade.

WHEN: Saturday, December 8, All Day
WHERE: Venice Canals, Venice
WEBSITE: visitveniceca.com


Montana Ave Holiday Walk

Find wonderful gifts, have your photos taken with Santa, listen to live music, indulge in great food and drinks. This is a fun night for all!

WHEN: Saturday, December 8, from 5:00-9:00pm
WHERE: Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
WEBSITE: santamonica.com


Abbot Kinney Holiday Stroll + Snow Day**

Every year the Merchants of Abbot Kinney Blvd kick off the Holiday season with a day of fun that includes

  • Sledding on real snow
  • Santa
  • Holiday activities for kids
  • Special in-store events
  • And lots more!

Snow Day: An annual tradition! Our gift to the community. All day wintry fun for the whole family.

Kick off the Holidays at Abbot Kinney and Santa Clara with sledding on real snow, holiday crafts and Santa!

Santa will make a special appearance in LAPD Pacific Division’s sleigh (11:00-12:30) and you can catch him next to the snow hill from 1:00-3:00.

Holiday Stroll: Businesses welcome revelers all day with special treats and in-store events. Santa and carolers will stroll the Boulevard spreading Holiday Cheer. And be sure to participate in a fun scavenger hunt to win great prizes! 2017 Date to be announced soon!

Shop during the Holiday Stroll for free entry into a drawing for great prizes!

Bring your receipt aand/oryour Instagram posts to Holiday HQ at Abbot Kinney and Santa Clara to receive your free entry. One free entry for every $25 spent at an Abbot Kinney Blvd business and one free entry for each set of Holiday Elves posted on Instagram!

WHEN: Sunday, December 9, from 11:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
WEBSITE: abbotkinneyblvd.com


2018 Beach Winter Wonderland

Join us for Beach Winter Wonderland at the Dockweiler Youth Center. Bring the whole family to the DYC for this free event and enjoy bouncers, winter activities, and REAL SNOW at the beach!

WHEN: Saturday, December 15, from 11:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: Dockweiler Youth Center – 12505 Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles
WEBSITE: eventbrite.com


New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Park

Head to Burton Chace Park for a Glow Party, 7 p.m.–midnight, with face painting, DJ music, dancing, and food trucks. Watch live broadcasts of the east and west coast countdowns to the New Year – with fireworks at 8:59 p.m. and again at 11:59 p.m.

WHEN: Monday, December 31, from 7:00pm-12:00am
WHERE: Burton Chase Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
WEBSITE: visitmarinadelrey.com