Regular Events

For a full list of upcoming events here in Santa Monica, organized by our BLSM partners + participating businesses:  click here.   Here are some of our favorite weekly events....

Every Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.+ Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street.

Every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Location:  Virginia Avenue Park (Pico Boulevard at 22nd St).

Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 2640 Main Street.  Free validation parking at the beach. Free bicycle valet parking at the market.

2nd Tuesdays, monthly, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free but RSVP required. Location: SM Chamber, 1234 6th Street.

3rd Wednesdays, monthly, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Locations vary, to RSVP and purchase tickets:


Ice at Santa Monica 2018/19 Season

November 3, 2018 - January 21, 2019

Location:  Arizona Avenue @ 5th Street. 

Ice skating for all ages!  For more info including ticket sales, skate rentals + times:


Green Business Mixer

5:30-7:30 pm

Location:  Lexus Santa Monica

Celebrate our Santa Monica Green Businesses + learn about how you can get involved!  Connect with businesses that put a priority on sustainability and find out ways you can green your business.  Hosted by Lexus Santa Monica and the City of Santa Monica' s Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works.  The event is free to everyone who RSVPs:


Wonderland by the Water Window Reveal @ SM Pier

November 19th – January 3rd

Location:  SM Pier Carousel

The historic Merry-Go-Round is getting in the holiday spirit for the first time in over a decade, featuring a whimsical “Seadragons Village” in the carousel windows, created by LA Artist, Myriad Slits. “Seadragons Village” will be revealed November 19th and remain free and open to public viewing through January 3rd.   Don’t miss the magic!  For more info:


Third Street Promenade Merry + Bright Light Show

November 19th – January 2nd 

Location:  1200 Block of the Promenade

Daily, every half hour from 5-10 pm.



Plaza Film Nights

November 21 - January 16

Every Wednesday @ ICE, 1325 5TH Street

Family Films: 6pm, LA Films: 8pm.

A cinephile's exploration of the City of Angels' role in motion pictures.  Film Schedule as follows:

November 21:  Smoke Signals + The Exhiles.  November 28:  Eight Crazy Nights + Chinatown

December 5:  A Christmas Story + Shotgun Freeway.  December 12:  Home Alone + Sunset Boulevard

December 19:  The Nightmare Before Christmas + Punch Drunk Love.  December 26:  The Black Candle + Die Hard 

January 2:  The Chronicles of Narnia + LA Plays Itself.  January 9:  Cool Runnings + Stand and Deliver

January 16:  Happy Feet + Killer of Sheep



Small Business Saturday + Shop Small Sidewalk Sale on Montana Avenue

Location:  Montana Avenue from 7th-17th Streets (participating stores)

10 am - 6 pm

Starting on Nov. 24th + Saturdays through Dec 15th:  A day dedicated to encouraging people to "shop small" and buy local for the holidays, part of a national event organized by American Express, led locally by SM Travel + Tourism and the Buy Local SM Committee.  This event kicks off our month of Tis the Season to Buy Local for the Holidays programming featuring Small Business Saturday-themed events through December 15th.   


Last Sundays @ Main Street

Location:  Participating shops on Main Street

1-5 pm

The Last Sunday of every month, come down to Main Street for live music, merchant sidewalk sales, food specials and giveaways.  Organized by the Main Street Merchants Business Improvement Association.


Joy on Pico Merchant + Resident Mixer

Location:  Elks Lodge, 1040 Pico Blvd.

5:30-7:30 pm

A fun community mixer for Pico Boulevard Merchants and Santa Monica residents, at the Elks Lodge. Get to know your neighbors over fun food, a cash bar, promotions from PIO merchants.  Organized by the Pico Improvement Organization. 

RSVP to:




Bike Local SM HandleBar Happy Hour (Monthly)

 Location:  TBD

5:30 -7 p.m.

Join us for our monthly Handlebar Happy Hour where we'll be celebrating bicycling with our Bike Local Santa Monica partners - SM SPOKE + friends - at some of our favorite Buy Local SM bars + restaurants! 

Everyone is welcome to join us at our monthly Handlebar Happy Hours.  No RSVP required for our monthly handlebar happy hour events.   

Bob Baker Marionette Theater @ SM Pier

November 29, December 6, December 13 & December 20 

pm + 7 pm

Location:  SM Pier.  

The iconic theater coming will be performing Thursday evenings during Wonderland by the Water in the merry-go-round at the Pier. Two shows per night. For more info: