Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 9:43 am
Lifesize scenes depicting events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ will go on display Sunday, Dec. 15 as the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes marks its 60th anniversary year with a new location and a large new scriptural banner telling the Christmas story.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:45 am
This Saturday, the Santa Monica Art Studios hosts a reception from 6 pm to 8 pm for its holiday show. Original art makes a wonderful gift. At SMAS, you’ll find all types of mediums offered by an eclectic group of artists.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:36 am
The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers are back, ready to rock for the holidays. The Rockers have performed together for more than 10 years and have been a crowd pleaser for popular events such as the Montana Avenue Holiday Walk and the Main Street Holiday Extravaganza.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:25 am
Main Street in Santa Monica will be getting into the holiday spirit this Saturday when they host street-wide holiday parties and sidewalk sales. More than 55 businesses will be participating, offering holiday beverages, snacks, sweets, door prizes and more.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:22 am
Santa and his Santa Monica public safety helpers will be distributing good cheer and thousands of candy canes as part of the 21st annual Candy Cane Drive this Saturday. Look and listen for the lights and sirens of the Santa Monica Police and Fire Department public safety vehicles.
Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 9:14 am
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual "Extra Bedroom Program" is being offered now through January 25, 2014.
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:02 am
November marks the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah falling on the same day this year. That means a double dose of calories between the turkey and latkes!
Posted Aug. 29, 2013, 8:12 am
Sundown on September 4 marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays, referred to as the “Days of Awe” in English, and “Yomin Noraim” in Hebrew.
Posted Jul. 4, 2013, 11:48 am
For the seventh year in a row, the Santa Monica community came together for the Ocean Park Association’s highly successful 4th of July Parade along Main Street.
Posted Jul. 3, 2013, 8:36 am
While the City of Santa Monica does not have a fireworks display on the 4th of July this Thursday, there are many professional fireworks displays and events planned in and around the surrounding area.
Posted Jul. 2, 2013, 8:48 am
The seventh annual 4th of July Main Street Parade presented by the Ocean Park Association will take place in Santa Monica this Thursday, July 4 at 9:30 am.
Posted Jul. 1, 2013, 12:39 pm
Thursday's 4th of July holiday will be celebrated at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier with a dazzling display of patriotic red, white, and blue colors and patterns on its Ferris wheel in honor of the Independence Day celebration.
Posted Jun. 30, 2013, 9:24 am
Big Blue Bus is reminding everyone that all of its buses will be operating on a Sunday schedule on Independence Day this Thursday, July 4.
Posted Feb. 17, 2013, 10:59 am
Big Blue Bus is reminding the community that its services will be operating regular hours on all our bus routes this Monday (Presidents Day), except for Routes 4 and 6.
Posted Feb. 13, 2013, 9:49 am
Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus transit authority is encouraging bus users to allow extra time on bus trips on Valentine's Day this Thursday, citing the romantic day is also a heavy one for traffic on local roads.
Posted Feb. 9, 2013, 10:50 am
Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, and Purim will all rolled into one and celebrated tonight, Feb. 9 at a historic private residence originally built in the 1930’s as part of the Winnett Estate (co-owner of Bullocks Wilshire).
Posted Jan. 6, 2013, 6:00 am
Just over two weeks remain to enjoy Ice at Santa Monica, Downtown Santa Monica’s premier outdoor ice-skating rink located at the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue.
Posted Dec. 31, 2013, 9:33 am
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier presents a celebration of white patterns and colors for New Year’s Eve tonight.
Posted Dec. 31, 2013, 9:11 am
It's New Year's Eve 2012 -- here is a look at some of the events taking place tonight across Santa Monica.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012, 9:22 am
It comes as little surprise Silicon Beach -- or Venice Beach, as it is more commonly known -- will be hosting a high-tech ball drop of its own this New Year’s Eve. Unlike Times Square, however, Venice will be dropping a giant 3-D beach ball at 11:59 p.m. PST at the historic mural of Venice Founder Abbot Kinney on N. Venice Blvd. paying homage to the beach ball that was invented by Jonathon DeLonge in Venice, CA in 1938.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012, 9:11 am
Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus reminds passengers it will operate on a Sunday schedule on New Year's Day this Tuesday. Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, and Rapid 10 will operate on a Sunday schedule. All other routes will NOT be in service.
Posted Dec. 27, 2012, 6:00 am
Former Santa Monica mayor and longtime civic activist Nat Trives will be the keynote speaker at the largest Santa Monica event celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan 19.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012, 12:31 am
Whether we plan to feast or fast during the holidays, getting stuffed seems to be inevitable for both ourselves and the turkey! Overindulgence in food and spirits often comes with the heavy price of indigestion. To help you feel a bit lighter this holiday season, try the following tips so you can survive the holiday munching mayhem.
Posted Dec. 21, 2012, 1:24 am
About 300 members of the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) aged 6-17 received a present as part of “Best Gift Ever” Toy Drive Thursday afternoon after time of press.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 10:00 pm
Many people find the holidays a delightful, upbeat time of year. But for others, the holidays – that time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s – can be a lonely, stressful time of year. Feelings of sadness, low energy, and wistfulness can be hard to cope with, particularly if you’ve lost a family member or friend at this time of year.