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

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.

The evening festivities will begin with Jolly St. Nick parading down Third Street Promenade (at Wilshire Blvd.) in a vintage car accompanied by dancing elves and the Santa Monica High School Band ending at Santa Monica Place to officially light the tree and where Santa will be available to take memorable photos at his winter home.

Guests are encouraged to post Santa photos on their social media pages using #santamonicaplace.

Musical entertainment features emcee Leo Quinones, hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti and the Magnolia Memoirs band.

“Partnering with Downtown Santa Monica makes this holiday season more enchanted,” said Shoshana Puccia, Senior Marketing Manager, Santa Monica Place. “Together, we will be collaborating on promotions and events that position the downtown district as a ‘must visit’ shopping, dining and entertainment holiday destination.”

Event Schedule:

6 pm: Parade starts with Santa on Third Street Promenade (at Wilshire Blvd.)

6:30 pm: Santa arrives at Santa Monica Plaza (Center Plaza) and live entertainment begins

7 pm: Santa lights the tree and live entertainment continues

8 pm: Santa available to take photos with guests in Center Plaza

For more information, visit www.SantaMonicaPlace.com.

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