This Friday, December 4th 2015, the Montana Avenue Holiday Walk is Back !!!

This Friday, December 4th 2015, the Montana Avenue Holiday Walk once again becomes takes
place from 5pm-9pm. Located between 7th and 17th Street, residents and merry makers will come out to celebrate the season. Kick off your holiday season at Montana Avenue’s Annual Holiday Walk, with150 stores and local merchants. There is something for everyone and fun for all the family.

Many of the shops will offer special promotions, sales, and cookies that will be available only during the walk. Her you’ll find “one of a kind gifts” made by local artisans. You and your family are sure to find the perfect holiday gifts walking down the twinkling streets lined with the finest retailers and restaurants on the West Side.

Texture: A Sweater Store and More (716 Montana), will be open and offering specials on its gorgeous merchandise. It's getting chilly out there…a good time to buy a warm sweater.

Owner, Jane Walker said she was so looking forward to the event. "The best thing about having a business on Montana Avenue is it's such a community oriented street," said Jane Walker, owner of Texture, A Sweater Store and More on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.  See Texture’s FB page.

Come visit Santa Claus, enjoy the live music, and visit local stores offering all kinds of tasty treats. The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers, a zesty group of local carolers who have been performing for over ten years are back again this year.  Enjoy traditional and off beat arrangements that will surely get you into the holiday spirit.

Partner’s Trust will be hosting Santa Claus. For info on Partner’s Trust call or visit the website. Partner's Trust (1333 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403); (310) 382-8500; http://www.thepartnerstrust.com/

The Venice Street Legends will be performng at Texture. A duo version of the band, tonight’s event
will feature guitarist Greg Cruz offering his dynamic talents on both guitar and vocals. Petr Hromadko will play bass with Cruz. Enjoy popular blues inspired holiday melodies plus a touch of country.

Cruz plays Vegas as well as LA, Venice and more. He performed for years at the House of blues where he was a fixture at the Porch Restaurant Lunch hour weekdays for years.  Cruz and Hromadko have become a welcome fixture busking on the Venice Boardwalk.

The Venice Street Legends will be performing just in front of Texture: A Sweater Store and More, (716 Montana) from 5-9pm.

Ten Women on Montana offers some wonderful gift giving ideas for the upcoming holidays (both inside and outside in front of the gallery). Ten Women Gallery, 1128 Montana Ave., in Santa Monica; 310-393-6254; http://www.tenwomen.org

Located at 1631 Montana Ave., Sweet Lady Jane has been in business for the past twenty-five years. It offers all types of desserts such as cookies, brownies, lemon squares, layer cakes, cheese cakes, pies tarts and more. 

Sweet Lady Jane will offer live music featuring guitar player Peter Skrabak. The musician was classically trained and started playing at just seven years old. He played his first professional gig at fourteen, then worked as a bassist as well. Skrabak has played just about every style of music.  http://www.peterskrabak.com

Sweet Lady Jane is located at 1631 Montana Ave. 310 254-9949; http://www.sweetladyjane.com/
Don’t miss this annual tradition for both the Montana Avenue businesses and the community. The event runs from 7th and 16th streets (5-9pm). For more information, see http://montanaave.com/