October 23, 2020 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

One week until Venice Sign Holiday Lighting Party

The Venice Chamber of Commerce and local merchants are counting down to the third annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting Party and Venice Crawl on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Venice Sign on Windward Avenue.

Festivities will begin at 6:15 p.m. with a pre-lighting ceremony beginning at 7:45 p.m. and the actual lighting at 8 p.m.

Venice Councilman Mike Bonin and a special celebrity guest will pull the switch and change the Venice sign colors from white to red and green. Previous events featured actors Robert Downey Jr. and Anjelica Huston who helped to light the sign.

The City of Los Angeles will close Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue and present a free concert of holiday music featuring a performance by the Venice Symphony Orchestra.

A limited number of tables are available to those who participate in the event as a sponsor, and tables will be available for purchase a la carte by businesses looking to introduce themselves, their service or products to the Venice community and for non-profits. Those interested can contact [email protected] or call 310.822.5425.

The Venice Chamber is also collecting toys for the Muscle Beach and Great Venice Toy Drives. People who donate a new unwrapped toy will receive a wristband good for discounts during the Venice Crawl at participating businesses. Collection boxes will be at the Chamber and VNC tables.

Local Venice businesses participating include: Bank of Venice, Barlo, Brig (21 and over), Café Gratitude, Canal Club, Candle Café, Casa Linda, Danny’s, Feed Body and Soul, Hama Sushi, High Lounge at Hotel Erwin, James Beach, Larry’s Venice, Le Cellier, Locali Conscious Convenience, Primitivo Wine Bistro, Seed Kitchen, The Sidewalk Café, Venice Ale House.

The Venice Chamber is extremely grateful to all its sponsors for it is their contribution that makes this event possible: Airelle Skin, Alternative Lighting, Beach Mobile, Bob Central, Buchalter Nemer, Burn Fitness, Danny’s/Canal Club/James Beach, Farmers Insurance – Rod Pyle Agency, First Team Security, General Real Estate Management, Gold Coast Properties, Google, Hama Sushi, Hotel Erwin, Hyphae Design Lab, LA Car Guy, Larry’s, Menotti’s, Mylan Stepanovich, Peak 6, Rent Track, Samesun Backpackers, SM Brew Works, Sync It Up Audio, The Argonaut, The Sidewalk Café, Townhouse, Trim, UrbanSitter, Venice Beach Suites, Venice Free Ride, Venice Horizon Suites, Venice Paparazzi, Venice Suites, Venice Winter Wonderland, Whole Foods Market, Windward Farms, Zambezi.

The Venice Sign, a federally registered trademark of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and Venice’s most iconic symbol, attracts thousands of tourists to Venice.

The Venice Chamber is working on replacing the regular single color bulbs with color changing LED bulbs that will make it easier for the Chamber to change the colors of the bulbs for all future events.

These bulbs will allow the Chamber to change the sign’s colors throughout the year at no additional cost, such as red for Valentine’s Day, green for St. Patrick’s Day, and many others.

The Chamber plans to launch a fundraising drive for this technology. Those interested in donating can go to www.venicesign.org.

The Venice Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business leaders who actively serve as advocates for the ever-growing Venice business community.

Through dynamic networking events and diverse committees, we support the interests of area businesses and contribute, to improving the vitality of the local economy; positioning Venice as the “creative soul” of Los Angeles. To learn more about the Venice Chamber, visit www.venicechamber.net.

Related Posts

‘Recall Newsom’ Head Hanging From Venice Ballerina Clown

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020

Cardboard cutout of Gov. Newsom’s head hanging from iconic Venice art installation By Sam Catanzaro A cardboard cutout painting of...

L.A. County COVID-19 Cases Partly Driven Teenagers

October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

68 percent of new cases among people between ages of 12 and 50 By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County health...

Mark Twain Middle School Community Raising Money to Restore Mural

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Colorful mosaic mural in front of school in need of repair By Sam Catanzaro Mark Twain Middle School community members...

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy: A Natural, Effective Solution for the Flu

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

By Dr. Mahboubeh Hashemi, ND and Dr. Matthew Cavaiola, ND  As fall and winter are fast approaching, many people, and...

Three-Story Apartment Building Planned Near Venice Canals

October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

1940s triplex could be replaced by co-living facility By Toi Creel Plans are in the works to demolish a 1940s...

LADOT Resumes Parking Enforcement

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control (PETC) has resumed parking enforcement. Find out what...

Armed Suspect Attempting to Rob Several Local Victims

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

LAPD issue alert regarding series of Westside robberies Los Angeles Police Department detectives have recognized a pattern of robberies on...

Italian Restaurant Opens in Venice’s Former Chaya Space

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Italian restaurant Forma expands into Venice By Kerry Slater A popular Santa Monica Italian restaurant has moved into space formerly...

Edify TV: Penmar Golf Homeless Encampment Update

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

The City of Los Angeles has taken new action in an effort to deal with a homeless encampment along Penmar...

Michelin Pauses 2020 California Guide

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Restaurant guide says COVID-19 and wildfires forced decision By Kerry Slater The Michelin Guide has paused the announcement of stars...

Free School Supplies and Hygiene Products Wanted by Venice Family Clinic

October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020

Clinic celebrating 50 year anniversary by asking the community to participate in volunteer opportunities By Kerry Slater As part of...

Homeless Encampment Fires Up 82%: YO! Venice Show – October, 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Homeless Encampment Fires Up 82% * Santa Monica Pier Turns Purple...

Petition Calls for Bonin to Hold Public Saftey Town Hall

October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

Petition circulating citing increase in crime By Sam Catanzaro Over 800 people have signed a petition calling for Councilmember Mike...

Is COVID-19 Driving Venice Rents Down?

October 11, 2020

October 11, 2020

Apartments.com study shows rents in City of Los Angeles down 6.2 percent By Toi Creel A recent study suggests that...

Renowned Wood-Fired Pizza in Venice Just for October

October 8, 2020

October 8, 2020

By Toi Creel Wood-fired pizzas have arrived in Venice by way of one of the most well-known pizzerias in the...