Celebrate the Holiday Season at Santa Monica Place

Photo Courtesy of Santa Monica Place.

Santa Monica Place will transform into a winter wonderland and offer an array of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Santa’s coming to town on November 19 and taking residence in the brand-new Santa House in Center Plaza through December 24. Visitors will have the chance to take photos with Santa and shoppers can bring their four-legged friends to meet Santa during Pet Nights on December 14th and December 15th. Pre-booking reservations are now open.

Throughout December, visitors and shoppers will catch special holiday entertainment by the dancing sensation, Santa Monica Beach Belles, a cappella performances by the Oceanaires, as well as DJ holiday sets, all set around the 50-foot iconic Christmas tree and festive décor in Center Plaza.

Other special holiday events include Breakfast with Santa where families will enjoy crafts, snacks, and kid-friendly musical performances along with an appearance by Santa. The event will take place December 3 from 9-10 am in the Food Court. In lieu of ticket sales, Santa Monica Place is asking for donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. A minimum $5 donation per child will be required to attend.

Nightly menorah lightings will take place December 18 – 26 to celebrate the Festival of Lights during the Hanukkah season.


November 19-24

Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm

Sunday: 12 – 6 pm

Special Hours

Thanksgiving Day, November 24: CLOSED

Christmas Eve, December 24: 10am-4pm


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

December 14 & December 15: 4-7 pm

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


Black Friday: 11am – 3pm; 3-7 pm

Black Friday Weekend: 3-7pm

Every Friday-Sunday in December: 3-7 pm


December 3: 9-10 am

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-benefitting-st-jude-childrens-research-hospital-tickets-460410138117 to reserve a spot and make a $5 minimum donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


December 16 -18: 3-7:30 pm

December 21- 24: 3-7:30 pm


December 18 & 21: 2-3 pm


December 18-26: around 5:45 pm, nightly

For more information on holiday happenings at Santa Monica Place visit santamonicaplace.com/holiday.

About Santa Monica Place

Located steps away from the Pacific Ocean and iconic Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place is a unique, outdoor shopping destination, home to Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Nike, and a collection of specialty shops, digitally native brands and inspired dining concepts.

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

Credit: Santa Monica Place.

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