LA To Do: Santa Monica Place Holiday Festivities

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This holiday season, Santa Monica Place will offer an array of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Visitors and shoppers will catch special performances by the dancing sensation, Santa Monica Beach Belles, live music performances by local artists, and have the opportunity to snap a photo with Santa and a furry friend at holiday Pet Nights. 

Santa’s coming to town November 17 and taking residence through December 24. The annual Santa Breakfast on December 1 will include musical entertainment, snacks, crafts and face painting. 

Santa Monica Place’s annual Holiday Kids Club invites children to participate as one of Mrs. Claus’ little helpers. Kids will enjoy storytelling, music, games and other fun surprises.

Holiday Schedule of Events:

Santa Hours 

November 17 – December 24 

November 17 – December 8

Sundays: 11am-7pm

Monday-Thursday: 12-8pm

Fridays & Saturdays: 10am-8pm

Thanksgiving Day, November 22: CLOSED

December 9 – December 24

Sunday-Thursday: 11am-8pm

Fridays & Saturdays: 10am-8pm

Christmas Eve, December 24: 9am-6pm

Pet Nights 

Bring your furry friend to a special pet night and “sit” for a photo with Santa.*

Wednesday, December 12: 5-8pm

Wednesday, December 19: 5-8pm

*Dogs and cats only. Please be sure to have your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier. 

Beach Belles Performances 

December 14- 16: 4-8pm

December 20- 24: 4-8pm

Live Music

Thursdays: 4-7pm

Saturdays & Sundays: 3-6pm

Santa Breakfast

Join us for our annual Santa Breakfast and enjoy breakfast treats with Santa! Guests will enjoy musical entertainment, snacks, crafts, face painting and a special visit from Santa. Children of all ages are welcome. Visit updates. 

Saturday, December 1: 9-10:30am

Food Court: Level 3

Holiday Kids Club

Join Mrs. Claus at our annual Holiday Kids Club. Kids will enjoy storytelling, music, games and other fun surprises.

Wednesday, December 5: 11am-12pm

Food Court: Level 3

Located steps away from the Pacific Ocean in Downtown Santa Monica and adjacent to Third Street Promenade, the unique, all-outdoor Santa Monica Place is home to Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, Hugo Boss, BARNEYS NEW YORK, Nike, dozens more shops and an inspired collection of restaurants and entertainment experiences including True Food Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Sonoma Wine Garden, The Curious Palate, ArcLight Cinemas and more. Santa Monica Place also is home to a growing set of engaging, digitally native brands, such as b8ta, Ministry of Supply, Monica + Andy, Peloton and others. 

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

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