Santa Monica Celebrates the Holidays with Local Performers!

 The Montana Avenue Merchants presents its annual Montana Avenue Holiday Walk once again…in person!! The annual event takes place from on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, from 10am -6pm. The public is invited to celebrate all holidays…enjoy music, carolers, Santa, and the Grinch! 

There will be a Hanukkah Party at Whole Foods with the band Klezmer Juice. A kid’s Art Corner at Citibank and Santa’s mailboxes for all those holiday wishes. And of course fabulous shopping and great food. Lots of new shops and cafes have opened in the past year, so go check it out.

Be sure to arrive early, to shop, and take advantage of great deals! The entertainment officially starts as 12:30 pm.

Here is the entertainment line up: 

Klezmer Juice, 12:30 - 2:30 pm- at Wholefoods

We the Folk, 1 - 6 pm at The Duck Blind

Tritipsy, 1:30 - 5 pm at Le Macaron

Joe Gaeta Jazz Band, 12 - 4 pm at Frozen Fruit Co.

Miles and the Quadshot Quartet,  11 -5 pm at Peets Coffee

Guillermo Marigiano, 12:30 - 4:30 pm at Casper Bedding

Maxwell Riley 12-4 pm at the Shade Store

The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Kid’s Hands On Art Table with Adrineh - 2 -4 pm at Citibank

Santa, The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Caroling Princesses 2 - 6 pm

Local group…The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers will be performing once again at the Montana Avenue Holiday Walk. They will be strolling, and stopping to sing up and down the Avenue from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.See photo below: (from left to right) Jon Preston, Kathy Leonardo (with guitar), Suzy Williams, Catherine Allison, Mikal Sandoval, and Rory Johnston; 

The Rockers will also be performing again at The Main Street Holiday Extravaganza, Saturday December 11th 2021 from 6:00p.m. at Edgemar Place - at the famous shopping cart Christmas tree created by designed by Santa Monica artist Anthony Schmitt. The annual event runs from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. begins with a tree lighting at Ocean Park and Main, followed by a candlelight walk to the Shopping Cart Christmas Tree at Edgemar Place (by Ben & Jerry’s and Peet’s Coffee, 90401), where The Jingle Bell Rockers will sing a set, before they move on down the street to spread holiday cheer. 

The Jingle Bell Rockers have become a holiday tradition throughout the Los Angeles area for their cheerful, quirky brand of Christmas caroling. The six person group has been working together for over twelve years and include Catherine Allison, Rory Johnston, Kathy Leonardo, Jon Preston, Mikal Sandoval and Suzy Williams. This flamboyant, zany group performs exuberant renditions of classic non religious carols as well as their spicy made to order (just for the designated gig) originals that include all holidays.

For more info on the Off their Jingle Bell Rockers, visit their FB page (for INFO ONLY - Do NOT message here) at https://www.facebook.com/The-Off-Their-Jingle-Bell-Rockers-159658686730/