There are a slew of HOLIDAY EVENTS ready to jingle your bells for December 2014! The AKFF Team has made our list and will be checking it more than twice to add more upcoming events! Got an event you want to advertise? 
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December 5, Friday
First Fridays: Holiday Edition
5 – 9:00 pm Abbot Kinney Boulevard
This Special Edition First Fridays event will feature Holiday Carolers on the Hottest Boulevard in America, along with the usual food trucks and stores open late with specials!
See our 1st Fridays Post Coming This Week for deets!

December 5, Friday
Venice Sign Lighting 3rd Annual Event!
Festivities begin at 6:15 pm: Sign Lighting at 8:00 pm
At the VENICE Sign
Windward Avenue & Pacific Avenue

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!

December 7, Sunday
Abbot Kinney Family Fun Day
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fun for the whole family: Real Snow Sledding, Crafts, Face Painting and visit with Santa Claus on Abbot Kinney Boulevard!(note: date corrected)

December 6 & 7,  Saturday & Sunday
8th Annual Muscle Beach Toy Drive
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Santa and his elves will  attend this annual toy drive on the boardwalk. Please bring an unwrapped new toy for a child in need to open on Christmas! You can bring a toy to the Venice Sign Lighting to the Venice Chamber booth, plus get a wristband for discounts at local brs and restaurants on Friday, Dec 5.
Venice Recreation Center (aka Muscle Beach)
1800 Ocean Front Walk Venice 90291

December 6, Saturday
Main Street Tree Lighting, Santa Monica
The Annual Main Street Holiday Event & Holiday Parties will be on Saturday, Dec. 6, with a Sidewalk Sale tentatively scheduled for 11am – 7pm Dec. 6 & 7. This is a fun and festive all ages event!

Tree Lighting, Candlelight Walk, Parties, Carolers, Aerialists!!

  • 6pm Tree Lighting at the California Heritage Museum Lawn, with the Samohi Choir and Green Brooms Academy.
  • 6:25pm Candlelight Walk led by Santa to the Edgemar Courtyard for music by The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers.
  • 6pm – 9pm Holiday Parties (see list below)
  • 7:45pm – 9pm Holiday Aerialists, continuous show at Robin Murez Art, 2935 Main
  • December 18, Thursday
    Venice Art Crawl
    6 – 10:00 pm
    Final Art Crawl of the 2014! Make sure to catch this unique event across Venice, featuring local artists in a variety of popup venues, namely near the Venice Boardwalk (Ocean Front Walk).

    December 1-18 
    The Great Venice Toy Drive: December 1-18
    The Great Venice Toy Drive & Holiday Festival: December 18
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    The Venice Neighborhood Council, Vera Davis McClendon Youth and Family Center and the City of Los Angeles will collect new, unwrapped, non-violent toys at various locations in Venice from November 14, 2014 through December 18, 2014. The Holiday Festival is for kids up to 16 .
    More info on Toy Drive dropoff locations & Festival >

    December 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015 
    Venice Winter Wonderland
    Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10am-7pm
    Venice Recreation Center (aka Muscle Beach)
    1800 Ocean Front Walk Venice 90291
    Snow Play Area & Slides, Candy Cane Lane featuring Arts & Crafts and Seasonal Treats, more
    Entertainment featuring Venice Rockettes and Carolers!
    More info on Venice Winter Wonderland >

    More Events: 

    Live Music:
    December 3, Wednesday
    MIss Jessica’s X~Mas Kick-off!
    7:30-10:30 Danny’s Venice

    December 3 ,Wednesday
    Charles Arnoldi & Natalie Arnoldi LINEAGE
    6 – 8:00pm
    Hal’s Bar and Grill

    December 6, Saturday
    SPARC Gallery Opening

    5 – 8:00 pm
    The Durón Gallery at SPARC presents: Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Transformations

    December 8, Monday
    PXL THIS 24 Film Festival
    This unique film festival features film shorts made with a Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder with two different shows at 7 & 9pm, preshow starts at 6pm, at Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90401. More info on PXL THIS 24 >

    All events are FREE at time of posting (from the info we have) unless otherwise posted 🙂

    It’s All About Venice!