Holiday Events 2014: Venice Sign Lighting, Abbot Kinney Holiday Stroll, Main Street Tree Lighting & More!

Venice-Sign-Lighting Holiday Events, VeniceFeatured Events:
3rd Annual Venice Sign Lighting!
December 5, Friday
Festivities begin: 6:15 pm: Sign Lighting: 8:00 pm
VENICE Sign: Windward Avenue & Pacific Avenue

The Venice Sign lighting started in 2012 with  slambang event featuring the band Venice for musical entertainment among other local musicians with the light switch pulled by actor Robert Downey Jr. and Councilman Bill Rosendahl and  a few hundred people in the crowd celebrating with them! The 3rd annual sign lighting features Councilman Mike Bonin and a surprise celeb guest (can’t tell ya who it is tho she is an amazing female singer known world wide!). Enjoy live music from the Venice Symphony Orchestra and other local musicians at the VENICE Sign at Windward Avenue & Pacific Avenue.  Get drink and food specials at bars and restaurants on Windward Av. with a wristband. There are 2 ways to get a wristband and each goes to a great cause:

1- donate a toy at the Venice Chamber booth for the Muscle Beach Toy Drive
2- make a donation of any amount online here for Project Angel Wing Sponsored by Venice Beach Young Professionals to get your wristband

1stfridays-abbot-kinney-holiday-2014First Fridays: Holiday Edition

5 – 9:00 pm Abbot Kinney Boulevard
This Special Edition First Fridays event will feature Holiday Carolers on the Hottest Boulevard in America, along with the usual food trucks and stores open late with specials!
See our 1st Fridays Post Coming This Week for deets!


Miss-Jessica-Livemusic-ChristmasDecember 3 Wednesday
Miss Jessica’s X~Mas Kick-off!
7:30-10:30 Danny’s Venice

Friday, December 5
Montana Ave. Holiday Walk

This fun filled event draws a huge crowd each year! Live music, sales, gift bags from select shops, parties too and Santa Claus! 5-9:00pm

December 7, Sunday
Abbot Kinney Holiday Stroll
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fun for the whole family: Real Snow Sledding, Crafts, Face Painting and visit with Santa Claus on Abbot Kinney Boulevard! (note: date corrected)

main street map Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 main street tree lighting 2014December 6, Saturday
Main Street Tree Lighting, Santa Monica
The Annual Main Street Holiday Event & Holiday Parties will be on Saturday, Dec. 6, with a Sidewalk Sale tentatively scheduled for 11am – 7pm Dec. 6 & 7. This is a fun and festive all ages event!

Tree Lighting, Candlelight Walk, Parties, Carolers, Aerialists!!

  • 6pm Tree Lighting at the California Heritage Museum Lawn, with the Samohi Choir and Green Brooms Academy.
  • 6:25pm Candlelight Walk led by Santa to the Edgemar Courtyard for music by The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers.
  • 6pm – 9pm Holiday Parties (see list below)
  • 7:45pm – 9pm Holiday Aerialists, continuous show at Robin Murez Art, 2935 Main


December 6 & 7, Saturday & Sunday
8th Annual Muscle Beach Toy Drive
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Santa and his elves will attend this annual toy drive on the boardwalk. Please bring an unwrapped new toy for a child in need to open on Christmas!
Venice Recreation Center (aka Muscle Beach)
1800 Ocean Front Walk Venice 90291

Venice-Art-Crawl-Dec18-472x394December 18, Thursday
Venice Art Crawl
6 – 10:00 pm
Final Art Crawl of the 2014! Make sure to catch this unique event across Venice, featuring local artists in a variety of popup venues, namely near the Venice Boardwalk (Ocean Front Walk).

December 1-18
The Great Venice Toy Drive: December 1-18
The Great Venice Toy Drive & Holiday Festival: December 18
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Venice Neighborhood Council, Vera Davis McClendon Youth and Family Center and the City of Los Angeles will collect new, unwrapped, non-violent toys at various locations in Venice from November 14, 2014 through December 18, 2014. The Holiday Festival is for kids up to 16 .
More info on Toy Drive dropoff locations & Festival >

holiday 2014-venice-winter-wonderlandDecember 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Venice Winter Wonderland
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10am-7pm
Between the Boardwalk and Beach at Windward
1800 Ocean Front Walk Venice 90291
Snow Play Area & Slides, Candy Cane Lane featuring Arts & Crafts and Seasonal Treats, more
Entertainment featuring Venice Rockettes and Carolers!
More info on Venice Winter Wonderland >


More Events:

December 3, Wednesday
Charles Arnoldi & Natalie Arnoldi LINEAGE
6 – 8:00pm
Hal’s Bar and Grill

December 6, Saturday
SPARC Gallery Opening
5 – 8:00 pm
The Durón Gallery at SPARC presents:  Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Transformations

December 8, Monday
PXL THIS 24 Film Festival
This unique film festival features film shorts made with a Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder with two different shows at 7 & 9pm, preshow starts at 6pm, at Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90401. More info on PXL THIS 24 >

All events are FREE at time of posting (from the info we have) unless otherwise posted :)