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December 12th, 2017

Winter in Marina del Rey — 5 Ways to Celebrate the Coziest Season of the Year

It may feel like summer every day of the year in Marina del Rey, but don’t let that fool you—we definitely know how to do winter right. Sure, you can still SUP across the water and meditate on the beach, but you can also cozy up in a sweater and sip hot chocolate, take in beautiful holiday lights at the park, practice your figure 8s on the ice and toast s’mores by the fire. Boy, that all sounds pretty marvelous, doesn’t it? No wonder the song goes: “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”—it really kind of is!

Here are 5 indulgences that will instantly make you agree. Enjoy the season, everyone!

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December 5th, 2017

HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY: SNOW WONDER & THE MARINA DEL REY BOAT PARADE

The winter holiday festivities are already zooming into Marina del Rey and trust us, you don’t want to miss a second of the festivities. So, this Saturday, December 9th, gather up your kids, friends and heck, even your favorite co-workers—and head down to Burton Chace Park for the special Snow Wonder extravaganza, followed by the always-amazing 55th Annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade.

There should be a great crowd so make sure to head down on the early side to land a prime viewing spot for the evening’s fireworks display and boat parade.

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November 22nd, 2017

POP INTO THESE 9 MARINA-CLOSE SPOTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

After the deliciousness of Thursday and the mania of Black Friday, you may be thinking this weekend is good for one thing, and one thing only — R&R.  But no, Marina del Rey people — there is one more special day that needs your attention in and around our beautiful town — Small Business Saturday (November 25th). Small local businesses are so important to our community and this Saturday is the day to give them some extra love and Shop Small® all day long. Here are nine indie spots you’ll want to check out — we predict some good purchases (and meals!) are in your future.

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November 8th, 2017

NEVER QUIT QUITTING! MAKE A PLAN FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT IN MARINA DEL REY

While California has one of the lowest numbers of adult smokers in the nation (yay for us!) — there are still people out there who haven’t yet kicked the habit. Yep, even in beautiful Marina del Rey, where the air is fresh and active lifestyles are just part of our paradise. That’s why we want to remind everyone about the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 16th. If you or someone you know is focused on quitting cigarettes for good, this annual, united event is a great time to start the process. Smokers need support and the Great American Smokeout is all about coming together, providing resources and encouraging our friends to never quit quitting.

The benefits to your health start within 20 minutes of crushing the habit and going smoke free.

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November 1st, 2017

5 EVENTS TO KICK OFF A NIFTY NOVEMBER IN MARINA DEL REY & BEYOND

There’s a wonderfully crisp November chill in the air that feels like pure fall — and there’s nowhere you’d rather be than out in that refreshing harbor air, breathing it all in. And that goes double when you live in and around Marina del Rey, because there’s always some kind of outdoor fun happening right around town. So, let’s get in the November frame of mind, shall we? Grab some fresh apple cider (perhaps at the farmer’s market?), throw on a light sweater, and head out for some serious season-inspired merriment. To get the fun rolling, here are five must-do Marina-close events that will perk up your fall spirits!