With the holiday season approaching, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is ramping up activities on the Promenade including its much liked tree lighting event.
10s of thousands of lights are flickering on at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 marking the start of the yearly Winterlit celebrations set to permeate the Downtown district with the festive spirit. Santa will also be rolling into town to manage the lighting of the main City of Santa Monica 24-foot-tall vacation tree.
The event is meant to draw the community together and will include efficiencies by the Samohi Madrigals, Lincoln Middle School Madrigals, Santa Monica Youth Orchestra Mariachi Perla del Oeste and Santa Monica Youth Orchestra Chamber Ensemble.
” Its a hyper regional, extremely neighborhood friendly occasion to come out view your households and buddies carry out, enjoy the tree light up and then get a little face time with Santa Claus,” said DTSM Director of Marketing and Communications Mackenzie Carter, adding that Santa will be readily available for socially distanced photographs that night.
Menorah lightings will also occur throughout Hannukah from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6. Lightings will begin nightly at sundown on the 1400 block of Third Street Promenade, which is between Santa Monica Blvd and Broadway. Each lighting ceremony will be hosted by various Jewish companies from around Santa Monica and the Westside.
Anyone interested in fending off a less precious vacation tradition, that of vacation weight gain, will delight in the variety of health mindful programming also running on the Promenade.
This consists of totally free physical fitness classes hosted every Saturday morning on the Promenade in partnership with Fit Girl Club LA. Upcoming offerings include a 10 a.m. HIIT class with Basecamp Fitness and an 11 a.m. buns and boxing class with Femme Fighter on Nov. 20; and a 10 a.m. Krav Maga Self-Defense Level 1 class with Arthur Li and an 11 a.m. detox yoga flow class with Cara Chandler on Nov. 27.
Different local artisans will be featured at each Saturday exercise peddling handmade wellness products and crafts.
” We wished to host a routine exercise session on the Promenade on the weekends that would offer individuals the chance to come and work out, however likewise then to go grab lunch, go to the farmers market or go shopping,” stated Carter. “Were calling it Self-Care Saturday where you spend the morning on the Promenade in the beautiful sunshine and enjoying doing everything that the Downtown has to use.”
For those fit-minded individuals who like a little Saturday snooze, the Conscious Night Market, also hosted in collaboration with Fit Girl Club LA, uses an enjoyable night wellness choice.
The next market will occur from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 4 and include a series of wellness and sustainable brand names, healthy food trucks, artisans, a kombucha garden and live music.
” We want to be able to provide our neighborhood retail opportunities that they might not otherwise have in Santa Monica and so we decided to establish a market series,” said Carter, describing how the night market becomes part of DTSMs efforts to bring more minority-owned and little organizations to Downtown.
In line with this mission, the SoCal Etsy Guild will be hosting pop-up markets on the Promenade on Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. Both markets will range from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and consist of a variety of regional artists, designers and crafters.
More information on all of the Promenade programs can be discovered at https://www.downtownsm.com/events-calendar.
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