Winterlit

Light Up the Holidays

in Downtown Santa Monica

With Winterlit

 

Downtown Santa Monica and the Third Street Promenade will be glowing like never before, helping to make your season merry and bright with thousands of colorful, twinkling lights and a daily dancing neon light show synrchonized to festive tunes and featuring falling snow.

 

Forecasters are reporting there will even be an appearance by the jolly one himself, Santa Claus, who will help light up Santa Monica's Official Holiday Tree on the Promenade.

 

Local synagogues will celebrate the Festival of Lights every night of Hanukkah with gatherings at the Promenade Menorah.

 

Shop, dine and take a spin at the dazzling winter wonderland, Ice, everyone's favorite outdoor ice-skating rink, presented by The Plaza at Santa Monica.

 

It's a full slate of family-friendly holiday happenings in Downtown Santa Monica. Open to all.

 

Signature Events

 

Third Street Promenade Merry & Bright Light Show

November 19 – January 21

Daily, every half hour from 5pm-10pm

1200 Block of the Promenade

 

Ice at Santa Monica Community Grand Opening Celebration

November 8

6pm-10pm

Featuring free skating, food, music & skate performances

1324 5th Street

 

Plaza Film Nights

Wednesdays

November 21-January 16

Family Films: 6pm

LA Films: 8pm

A cinephile's exploration of the City of Angels' role in motion pictures.

1324 5th Street

 

Film Schedule

 

November 21

 

Smoke Signals

1998

Director Chris Eyre

Duration: 1h 29m

PG-13

 

The Exiles

1961

Director Kent Mackenzie

Duration: 1h 12m

Not Rated

 

November 28

 

Eight Crazy Nights
2002
Director Seth Kearsley
Duration: 1h 26m
PG-13

 

Chinatown
1974
Director Roman Polanski
Duration: 2h 11m
R

 

December 5

 

A Christmas Story
1983
Director Bob Clark
Duration: 1h 34m
PG

 

Shotgun Freeway
1995
Director Morgan Neville and Harry Pallenberg
Duration: 1h 28m
Not Rated

 

December 12


Home Alone
1990
Director Chris Columbus
Duration: 1h 43m
PG

 

Sunset Boulevard
1950
Director Billy Wilder
Duration: 1h 55m
Not Rated

 

December 19

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas
1993
Director Henry Selick
Duration: 1h 16m
PG

 

Punch Drunk Love

2002

Director Paul Thomas Anderson

Duration: 1h 35m

R

 

December 26

 

The Black Candle

2008

Director MK Asante

Duration: 1h 11m

Not Rated

 

Die Hard

1988

Director John McTiernan

Duration: 2h 12m

R

 

January 2

 

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
2005
Director Andrew Adamson
Duration: 2h 30m
PG

 

Los Angeles Plays Itself

2003
Director Thom Andersen
Duration: 2h 49m
Not Rated

 

January 9

 

Cool Runnings
1993
Director Jon Turteltaub
Duration: 1h 38m
PG

 

 

Stand and Deliver

1988

Director Ramón Menéndez

Duration: 1h 43m

PG

 

January 16

 

Happy Feet

2006

Director George Miller

Duration: 1h 48m

PG

 

Killer of Sheep

1978

Director Charles Burnett

Duration: 1h 23m

Not Rated

 

 

Official City of Santa Monica Tree Lighting with Santa

November 30

6pm-9pm

1200 block of the Promenade

 

Breakfast and Kids Crafts with Santa

December 1

9am-10:30am

Santa Monica Place, Level 3 Food Court

 

Menorah Lightings

December 2 – December 9

6pm

1300 Block of the Promenade

 

Holiday Kids Club with Mrs. Claus

December 5

11am-12pm

Santa Monica Place, Level 3 Food Court

 

Pet Nights with Santa

December 12 & 19

5pm-8pm

Santa Monica Place, Level One

 

Dancing with the Beach Belles

December 13-16

December 20-24

4pm-8pm

Santa Monica Place, Level One

 

Live Holiday Music

Thursdays, 4-7pm

Weekends, 3-6pm

Santa Monica Place, Level One

 

Make sure to visit the world-famous Santa Monica Pier for more holiday fun. For their holiday calendar, visit santamonicapier.org.