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December 19th, 2018

Party on the Waterfront: Where to Celebrate Xmas & New Year’s in Marina del Rey

The biggest holidays of the year are coming up fast, and now is the time to start making your plans, booking reservations and preparing for the magic of Marina-style celebrations. When it comes to the quintessential Marina del Rey soirée, there’s one element that is non-negotiable–you have to be on the waterfront. (Especially for New Year’s Eve when a spectacular fireworks show will light up the sky over the main channel!) So we’ve compiled a short list of harborside spots that are doing it up right for the holidays with special menus and breathtaking views that will make you feel downright jolly and bright.

Before we get to your game plan options though, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Be safe, enjoy the fun, and have a happy, healthy 2019!


December 11th, 2018

Get Your Jollies! 5 Family Friendly Holiday Activities Around Marina del Rey

Even though Winter Solstice is still weeks away, the best of winter is already in play around Marina del Rey. We started out strong with a magical Snow Wonder event at Burton Chace Park last weekend, and now, every one of us is itching for even more winter merriment! Thankfully, the Marina just happens to be central to basically all that’s awesome in the Westside, including the jolliest events both in town and beyond. Here are the December highlights coming up…fill up your calendar pronto!


December 4th, 2018

Snow Wonder & The Holiday Boat Parade Dazzle This Weekend

Joy is in the air, the lights are beaming and bright, and the marina is bursting with anticipation for our town’s merriest holiday tradition—Snow Wonder and the Holiday Boat Parade. Well, hold on to your jingle bells boys and girls, because it’s all happening this Saturday, December 8th! Yep, this weekend, Burton Chace Park transforms into a winter wonderland, complete with real snow, sledding and a ton of holiday cheer. Plus, when the sun goes down, fireworks will light up the sky as a dramatic introduction to the 56th Annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. As one of the proud sponsors of the event, let us just say—it’s going to be epic fun…so make sure you’re there!


November 27th, 2018

LOOKING AHEAD: 4 Marina-Close Happenings to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Thanksgiving has come and gone, the temps are cool and refreshing, and the mood is festive and bright… yep, all signs are pointing to an epic holiday season! Let’s launch into the merriest month of the year with gusto, shall we? All around Marina del Rey and beyond, the first week of December is brimming with celebratory cheer that will put a smile on your face and have you bursting with holiday anticipation. Here are four happenings you don’t want to miss.


November 20th, 2018

Spread the Local Love for Small Business Saturday in Marina del Rey

While we all love shopping at big box retail or grabbing a bite at trendy chain restaurants now and then, there’s a certain caliber of coolness that comes with backing small local businesses. And this Saturday (November 24th) — “Small Business Saturday®” to be exact—is the day to make the most of it and give love some love to our local favorites. We have a ton of small businesses in and around Marina del Rey that accommodate just about any craving, doodad or want you could possibly have. Massage? Check. Amazing meals? Oh heck yeah. Shopping? Of course! Here are just some of the most awesome indie shops, services and restaurants to patronize this weekend (and all year long).