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Downtown, Video, Holiday, Santa Monica

VIDEO: 2014 Holiday Fun At Downtown Santa Monica

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 11:55 am

It's that time of year so we're traveling the Westside to help you get in the holiday spirit. This week we stopped by Downtown Santa Monica to learn about its Winterlit events.

Hot Flash columnist Barbara Bishop glides at the ICE at Santa Monica rink.

Downtown, Holiday, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

VIDEO: Santa Monica Ice Skating Brings Back Memories Of Childhood

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:27 am

Every holiday season for the past six years, I have passed the Santa Monica ice rink at the corner of 5th and Arizona, determined to skate “this year.” Each year, even though I swore I was going to, I just never got around to it.

Santa will meet a 54-foot tree adorned with more than 42,000 sparkling lights that will light up with a special ceremony this Thursday, Nov. 20.

Downtown, Santa Monica Place, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Place To Host Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 20

Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 9:40 am

Santa Monica Place join forces with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. this Thursday evening, Nov. 20 to celebrate the shopping center's tree lighting ceremony at its Center Plaza.

ICE at Santa Monica opened Nov. 1 and will operate through Jan. 19, 2015. It is open Monday-Thursday: 2-10 pm, Friday: 2 pm-midnight, Saturdays: 11 am-midnight, and Sundays: 11 am-10 pm.

Downtown, Seven Days, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Ice At Santa Monica Skating Rink Open Daily For Holidays Through Jan. 19

Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 3:36 pm

Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue into ICE at Santa Monica.

The ICE at Santa Monica skating rink opens this Saturday. A grand opening celebration will be held Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Life And Arts, Downtown, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Winter Wonderland Returns To Santa Monica Starting This Weekend

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:16 am

Downtown Santa Monica is preparing for a glittering winter paradise with the return of ICE at Santa Monica this weekend and Winterlit later in November.

News, Downtown, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Made In America Festival To Conclude Today With Kanye West, Iggy Azalea

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:01 am

A two-day concert featuring Kanye West, Iggy Azalea and Kendrick Lamar is due to conclude today in Grand Park.

News, Downtown, Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. To Deliver Annual Report This Thursday

Posted Aug. 20, 2014, 9:19 am

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. will deliver its Annual Report to Santa Monica's city leaders on Thursday, reflecting on 12 months that worked towards economic improvements and achievements, forward movement on ambitious plans, and a comprehensive 25th Anniversary Celebration for the locally created and globally celebrated Third Street Promenade.

News, Downtown, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 On Detour Today For COFEM Conference & Expo

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:25 am

Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 will be on detour today, Aug. 17 from the first to last trip of the day due to the 9th Annual COFEM Conference & Expo event in downtown Los Angeles.

Cinema on the Street has expanded this year to six free screenings on Friday nights on the Third Street Promenade starting this week.

Life And Arts, Downtown, Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Cinema On The Street Returns Friday To Third Street Promenade

Posted Jul. 10, 2014, 8:23 am

Santa Monica’s popular outdoor screening series Cinema on the Street returns to the corner of Third Street and Wilshire on the Third Street Promenade this Friday.

News, Downtown, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

TripAdvisor Awards Third Street Promenade Certificate Of Excellence

Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:21 am

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, has awarded Downtown Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade a recipient of the Certificate of Excellence for 2014.

News, Downtown, Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica V.P. Takes City Of Santa Monica Communications Job

Posted Jun. 3, 2014, 12:38 pm

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. vice president Debbie Lee will leave her post of seven years to lead the City of Santa Monica’s Public Information and Communications Team.

News, Downtown, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Third Street Promenade Celebrates 25th Birthday

Posted May. 20, 2014, 7:56 am

There was a time when the Third Street Promenade was not the Third Street Promenade. The area was nowhere near as commercial as it has become in the 25 years since the Promenade became, well, the Promenade.

CiBOTECA has paninis that are authentically Italian.

Dining, Downtown, Santa Monica, Food

CiBOTECA: An Authentic Taste Of Italy Now Open In Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 29, 2014, 9:01 am

A fast-casual modern Italian marketplace is now open in downtown Santa Monica, serving up an authentic taste of Italy.

A rendering of the Step Up On Colorado coming to 520 Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica.

News, Downtown, Development, Santa Monica

Groundbreaking To Take Place Friday For "Step Up On Colorado" Housing Project

Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 8:32 am

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Friday for a new permanent Santa Monica supportive housing development called Step Up On Colorado.

Cirque du Soleil will present a free preview this Thursday, Feb 6 at 12:30 pm at the Third Street Promenade.

News, Downtown, Theater, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Cirque Du Soleil To Present Free Street Show Thursday On Third Street Promenade

Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 9:24 am

Visitors to Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade will be in for a special treat this Thursday, Feb. 6 when Cirque du Soleil presents a free preview of its traveling production "Totem" that's currently on show next to the Santa Monica Pier through March 16.

A rendering of the 32-foot pylon that will be installed at the north end of the Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Boulevard.

News, City Council, Downtown, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Third Street Promenade Wayfinding Pilot Program Approved

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 9:18 am

A pilot program to help make it easier for people navigate the Third Street Promenade and to activate the northernmost section of the Santa Monica thoroughfare was approved Jan. 14 by the City Council, though not without a little resistance.

The new parking structure 6, which was demolished and rebuilt to create more parking spaces.

News, Downtown, Santa Monica, Parking

Parking Structure 6 Reopens On Second Street

Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 3:52 pm

The City of Santa Monica has officially opened its new Parking Structure #6 at 1431 2nd Street in downtown Santa Monica.

A rendering of the new parking structure 6, which was demolished and rebuilt to create more parking spaces.

News, Downtown, Santa Monica, Parking

Renovated Santa Monica Parking Structure 6 Reopens Today

Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 8:39 am

The renovated Parking Structure 6 at 1431 2nd Street (between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard) in downtown Santa Monica will open to the public at 2 pm today, Dec. 19.

Santa will make a special appearance to help light the City of Santa Monica’s tree on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm on Third Street Promenade near Wilshire Boulevard.

Downtown, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Celebrate The Holidays With Downtown Santa Monica Throughout December

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 7:54 am

The temperature may be cooling down but the number of happenings is heating up with the arrival of the holiday season. Every year Santa Monica hosts a series of holiday events and activities that light up Downtown, bringing a festive holiday spirit to the city.

A rendering of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel proposed for the corner of Colorado Avenue and 5th Street in downtown Santa Monica.

News, City Council, Downtown, Santa Monica, Hotels

Santa Monica City Council Green Lights Courtyard By Marriott & Hampton Inn

Posted Nov. 15, 2013, 9:04 am

Light rail stations and hotels are not an uncommon partnership. In neighboring Los Angeles, a few of Metro’s rail lines have stops adjacent to hotels such as The W in Hollywood and The Standard in downtown Los Angeles. In Santa Monica, two hotels will soon be located across from the Expo Line terminus as council members unanimously approved Tuesday the development of a Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn by Hilton.

Brenton Garen sits down with Downtown Santa Monica’s Mackenzie Carter to discuss ICE at Santa Monica.

Downtown, Santa Monica, In The Chair

In The Chair With Brenton Garen: Downtown Santa Monica's Mackenzie Carter

Posted Nov. 6, 2013, 9:51 am

In this week's episode of "In The Chair," Santa Monica Mirror Editor-In-Chief Brenton Garen interviews Mackenzie Carter, the program director at Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., about the 2013 opening of ICE at Santa Monica.

Located on the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.’s ICE at Santa Monica will be open daily through Jan. 20, 2014. A grand opening celebration will be held Thursday, Nov. 7.

News, Downtown, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Ice Ice Baby! Santa Monica Holiday Rink Opens Today

Posted Nov. 1, 2013, 9:02 am

It’s that time of the year again with the return of Downtown Santa Monica’s enormously popular ICE at Santa Monica skating rink, which opens today just in time for the holiday season.

News, City Council, Downtown, Development, Santa Monica

Development Agreement For 401 Broadway In Downtown Santa Monica Amended

Posted Oct. 11, 2013, 8:52 am

A development agreement (DA) originally approved by the Santa Monica City Council in 2011 was revisited and amended Tuesday night, as a shorthanded council approved modifications to building and parking access, ground floor design, and layout.

The Santa Monica 5000 5k/10k benefits the Santa Monica - Malibu Education Foundation.

News, Downtown, Fitness, Santa Monica, Running

Santa Monica 5000 Returns To City Sunday Morning

Posted Oct. 5, 2013, 9:06 am

The eighth annual Santa Monica 5000 returns this Sunday, Oct. 6, so expect road closures and bus detours throughout the morning.

Copa d'Oro will present its Pajama Party this Friday.

Downtown, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Copa d’Oro To Host Pajama Party Friday To Support Upward Bound House

Posted Oct. 3, 2013, 8:26 am

Santa Monica bar Copa d’Oro will host a Pajama Party for its first Friday theme night party, which will be held Oct. 4 from 5:30 pm until closing.

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