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Idle Hands

Idle Hands perform at the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Posted on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 12:00PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Santa Monica Christmas Nativity Scene 

The 65th annual Santa Monica Christmas Nativity Scene on display at Calvary Baptist Church. Each year since 1953, the city of Santa Monica has celebrated Christmas by hosting a series of Nativity scenes assembled by local churches to tell the story of the birth of Christ.  Originally, 14 independent  scenes with life-size figures depicting events surrounding Christ's birth lined Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park.  In 2011, atheists who opposed the religious displays were successful in influencing the city’s decision to end all unattended displays in the park.  While the displays no longer line Ocean Avenue on public property,  the nativity scene is still being staged on the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church, at 1502 20th Street, Santa Monica. 

Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 07:54PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE

The sun can be seen setting through Baile Oakes' interactive wood sculpture entitled "Gestation III," 1991, marking the winter solstice at Palisades Park on Friday, December 21, 2018. During only the 3 days of the winter solstice, the Sun sets exactly in the middle of the sculptures opening. The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year.

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 05:23PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Santa Monica Oceanaires

The Santa Monica Oceanaires sing Christmas carols at Santa Monica Place on Friday, December 21, 2018. The Santa Monica Oceanaires are a men's a cappella chorus (Barbershop style 4-part harmony) and are in a Society for the Preservation Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing In America.

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 03:27PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run 

Participants run along Barnard Way during the 41st Annual Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run is Los Angeles’ largest holiday running event and a great fundraiser. The Christmas Run was started in 1977 with 10,000 runners participating in the race. For over three decades, it has not only remained a highly popular local run but the event has become an integral part of the Los Angeles community during the holiday season. For many, the Christmas Run is the true start of the holidays. The Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run has a 5K and a 10K run that winds through the beautiful streets of Santa Monica and Venice, California, including a long stretch along the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Many runners participate in teams with friends or family and many run or walk in costume. There is also a short kids race at the finish line. @Christmasrun

Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:37AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Holiday Mermaids

Holiday Mermaids pose for photos at the #SantaMonicaPier Carousel on Friday, December 17, 2018.

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 07:27PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

HOLIDAY MERMAIDS

Holiday Mermaids pose for photos at the #SantaMonicaPier Carousel on Friday, December 17, 2018.

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 06:29PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

The Puppet Shows with the Bob Baker Marionettes perform at the Santa Monica Pier, Thursday, December 6, 2018. The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, founded by Bob Baker and Alton Wood in 1963, is the oldest children's theater company in Los Angeles. In June 2009, the theater was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 07:18PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint