Special Holiday Edition 1st Friday! Updated December 5

It’s the last First Friday of 2014 and there are special Holiday events in both Venice and Santa Monica!

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Ready, Set, Celebrate!

Let’s get to 1st Friday First: 
Friday, December 5, 5-9pm Abbot Kinney Boulevard
There will be holiday carolers going up and down Abbot Kinney Bl, shops open late with holiday specials and restaurant happy hours too! Food trucks will be there as usual so eat, drink and be merry! Remember to throw your trash away too:)
Find out which Food trucks will be at 1st Fridays >
Food Trucks get info hereon 1st Fridays >


Check out Doordash at 1st Fridays, giving away freebies at Heavenly Couture on Abbot Kinney.
Hungry and want to stay in? A cool new food delivery app! Doordash caters to  – Venice, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Culver City, and Westwood. With restaurants on their roster like Tender Greens, Lyfe Kitchen, Sugarfish, Baby Blues, and Cafe Gratitude, to name a few, DoorDash has a selection that everyone can be excited about – whether you order on your way home from work, make it a night in with DoorDash and a movie, or are preparing for Football Sunday. Doordash is an on-demand delivery service that delivers from the best local restaurants within 45 minutes.
Get the Doordash App >


Get Your Holiday Gift Certificates & Give the Gift of a Hot Bod!

Need a gift idea this holiday season? Give a gift of fitness, like Pilates at award winning Pilates studio right here in Venice, Turning Point Pilates, conveniently located on 612a Venice Bl near Abbot Kinney.  Call 310-217-7630


Live Dance Performance at Electric Lodge on 1st Fridays at 9pm and it’s Free!  Music, Drinks, Performance, Fun! On the block behind Abbot Kinney Bl. 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, California 90291

Venice Sign Lighting
Friday, December 5, 6:15pm Pacific at Windward Sign Lighting 8pm
For the 3rd year in a row, the VENICE sign will be the star of this show! Watch the sign get lit up in festive Christmas lights by a secret  international celeb singer and Councilman Mike Bonin, enjoy live music from the Venice Symphony Orchestra and other local music acts at the VENICE Sign at Windward Avenue & Pacific Avenue.  Get drink and food specials at bars and restaurants on Windward Av. with a wristband. There are 2 ways to get a wristband:

1- donate a toy at the Venice Chamber booth for the Muscle Beach Toy Drive

2- make a donation of any amount online here for Project Angel Wing Sponsored by Venice Beach Young Professionals.

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Shop, Sip Spa at Tonight at Nitespa!
Friday, December 5, 6-10:00pm
Nitespa, the beauty spa formerly on Abbot Kinney, now in Mar vista brings holiday giving to a new level with Spakarma, 20% of proceeds from tonight funds spa treatments for cancer patients.  PLUS, EXCLUSIVE GIFTS FOR AKFF FOLOWERS:

1- complimentary brow shaping
2-skin analysis 
3- gift card for makeover w fashion photographer (value $600)

Restaurant Opening on 1st Friday!
Friday, December 5, 5-9:00 pm
While you’re at it, make sure to check out the grand opening of Status Kuo  restaurant in Mar Vista, just a hop, skip and a jump from Venice! The AKFF Blog Team checked it out for you at an exclusive tasting and really dig the chicken dishes, sandwiches (the barbecue with jack straw is awesome) and super fresh salads; the pork is really tender and succulent too. Good food, easy on the wallet! 3809 Grandview Bl 90066 See AKFF Facebook  pics >


Santa Monica 1st Friday Holiday Events 

Montana Ave. Holiday Walk
Friday, December 5, 5-9:00 pm
This fun filled event draws a huge crowd each year! Live music, sales, gift bags from select shops, parties too and Santa Claus!

More holiday events on the AKFF Holiday HOTlist >

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