Check out these fab prizes you will be entered to win when you post your fave 1st Fridays snaps from 2013 on our AKFF Facebook Page by December 9. Come to 1st Fridays on December 6 and snap some photos to enter the contest!

First Fridays Photo Contest Prizes:
Agabhumi The Best of Bali
2665B Main Street, Santa Monica, 310-396-2422

Two great prizes you can win- one prize per winner! The kite poncho/sweater is sexy, sweet & comfy in black to layer over clothes.

Shimmery, silver finish earrings with pearl like drops are the perfect way to glitz up your holiday outfits!

Javita Gourmet Coffee Holiday Sampler Pack
Get a sampler pack of gourmet coffee – Drink Coffee, Lose Weight with added health benefits!

Thanks to both of our 1st Fridays Prize Sponsors!

Events from December 4 – 9, 2013

There are some great holiday events sure to warm your heart this weekend, along with our first Photo Contest on Facebook- where you can win  prizes for your photo!

Wednesday December 4
Venice Chamber of Commerce Happy Hour 6 – 8:00pm
Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce for a happy hour at local fave, Hal’s Bar & Grill on Abbot Kinney. Open to members and non-memberrs fopr some holiday networking and cheer!

Thursday December 5
Rest up for the weekend or check out a local happy hour!

Friday December 6
Join the last 1st Friday of 2013! 6 – 10:00 pm
Starting around 6pm. Make sure to take some photos and post them on the AKFF Facebook Page to win prizes (see above)! Our contest ends on the Monday, December 9 to give you the chance to hit us with your best shots from First Fridays in 2013! Photos from First Fridays on Abbot Kinney in 2013 only are accepted.

Venice Holiday Sign Lighting 6 – 8:00 pm:
This event is at Windward Av. just east of Pacific- a 10 minute walk  from Abbot Kinney, so you can check out both 1st Fridays and the 2nd Annual Venice Holiday Sign Lighting. Music by the VSO, event Emcee Mike Newhouse & special celeb guest to help pull the switch for the holiday lights! Last year Robert Downey Jr. was the special celeb guest. Starts at 6pm, sign lighting at 7:45 pm. Also, the Muscle Beach Toy Drive will accept donations at this event, plus see below.
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Calavera Tequila Friday Night Margarita Madness at Canal Club in Venice, dj’s & drink specials 8:00 pm – Midnight.

Muscle Beach Toy Drive,  10am – 4:00 pm, December 7 & 8 Friday & Saturday:
Bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need this holiday season! On Friday night, drop off your toy at the Sign Lighting & recive a wrist band for discounts  that night.  On both days drop off toys from 10am – 4:00 pm to the Venice Rec Center at 1800 Ocan Front Walk, aka the Boardwalk.

Montana Ave. Holiday Walk, 5 – 9:00 pm:
This annual event in Santa Monica brings live music, free drinks and snacks from the boutiques (last year we got some great samples!) plus some awesome sales and holiday spirit! This event attracts a large crowd.

Saturday December 7
Main Street Tree Lighting Santa Monica & Holiday Party, 5 – 9:00 pm:
This annual event is both fun & festive with 2 tree lightings! First at 5pm sharp, at the Victorian outdoors is a Christmas tree lighting while we are serenaded by local school kids with holiday songs. Then, join the candlelit procession heading up to the Edgemar Center (around 5:45) for the Shopping Cart Tree Lighting at 6:00 pm with music by local faves, the Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers and their merry mischief! Stores open until 9:00 pm with sales & specials!

Abbot Kinney Holiday Stroll 6 – 9:00 pm
Fun for the whole family during the day froom 10a more.m – 5:00pm , followed by carolers, window display contest and

Sunday December 8
Sidewalk Sales on Main Street,  Santa Monica 
Sales continue from 11am – 7:00pm. Get some great deals on gifts for friends, family & yourself too!

Monday December 9
PXL THIS Film Premiere 6 – 9:00pm
Make sure to check out the 23rd annual toy camera film festival, PXL THIS, by Venice Founder Gerry Fialka, featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder. Make sure to see the premiere of Sponto Lives. Free admission, two shows at 7 & 9:00 pm, preshow starts at 6:00 pm. The Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico blvd, Santa Monica CA 90401 (across from Trader Joe’s)

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