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Every year Silicon Beach makes up for it’s lack of snow with an abundance of holiday spirit! This year, we have compiled a list of everything you can do between now and the end of December to enjoy the holiday season!



Ugly Sweater Night at the Venice Beach Bar

Break out your ugly sweater and head to The Venice Beach Bar at 323 Ocean Front Walk for a night of friends, food and beer!

Enjoy a shuffleboard tournament and live music by Skeeter’s Pool Party Band and Dogtown Allstar Jam!

In true holiday fashion, in addition to having fun, you’ll be giving back! Fifteen precent of the night’s proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Venice.

P.S. Prizes will be awarded to the best ugly sweaters, so make sure you’re wearing your ugliest sweater!


Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run

Roll out of bed, throw on your best holiday costume and lace up your running sneaks on December 9th!  

Los Angeles’ largest holiday running event will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2017! This year, participants can enjoy a 10K, 5K or kids run, or just spectate and cheer on their friends and neighbors! As always, costumes are encouraged!


Snow Wonder and Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

The most festive day in Marina del Rey is almost here! On December 9th from 12p.m. through 10p.m., you can enjoy an entire day of holiday events!

The day begins with the family-focused Snow Wonder festival from 12-6 p.m. at Burton Chace Park. The festival includes family-friendly crafts, snow play and sledding, face painting, DJ entertainment, and more. At 5:55 p.m., gather around to watch th brief fireworks show that kicks off the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade! Watch in awe as the illuminated boats parade through the marina until 8p.m.


Tis the Season! The 9th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl Returns!

Raise money for the Westside Food Bank all while drinking beer dressed as Santa Clause! On December 16, join thousands of crawlers spreading merry good cheer throughout the city! Choose between one of four routes: the Pier, Promenade, Main St. & Wilshire and the purchase your tickets online to secure a spot! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of for the SMPC official wristband, which gives you access to food and drink specials at all of the participating bars on your route. 

All participants are asked to dress in their most festive attire—either individually or in teams! For more information, click here!


Runway Playa Vista Holiday Party

Bring the family to Runway Plaza on December 17th for a holiday block party! Visit Santa in the North Pole, play in the snow, enjoy a live holiday band, and create gifts with arts and crafts!  


It’s the perfect way for children and adults alike to get into the holiday spirit!