Waterfront Wonderland

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November 30, 2022

Before Santa gets busy on Christmas Eve, his sled lands first on Santa Monica to take pictures and interact with guests of all ages. Greet Jolly Old St. Nick and bask in the beauty of an intricately decorated atrium, made extra special with a whimsical forest filled with hanging and upside-down Christmas trees at Waterfront Wonderland.

Live festive music, gingerbread installations, and holiday-themed photo booths will greet you when you join in this splendid holiday experience. Beyond the immersive activities and enchanting lights, Waterfront Wonderland features an array of festive eats and select seasonal drinks, from stirred cocktails to local brews.


The official dates for Waterfront Wonderland have not been released. Check back later for more updates.

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Located at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.


The event is free for hotel guests and non-guests.

Covid-19 Information

Guests are highly encouraged to wear face masks.

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Experience Waterfront Wonderland

Even without falling snow, Santa Monica, California, is still among the best Yuletide destinations. Waterfront Wonderland by Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a holiday celebration that proves it!  

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From the hanging Christmas trees at the lobby’s atrium to incredible art installations and live festive music played by local artists, you’ll find quite a few things that keep the holiday cheer alive. Plus, Santa Claus is coming to the beach! Enjoy photo opportunities with Santa and his elves throughout the event.

Craving the most decadent treats and drinks? Eat everything you can imagine as the hotel provides all kinds of imaginative dishes and SoCal’s classics. So, experience the city’s sun, sand, and Christmas celebration!


Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, California 90401
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(877) 879-4401
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