Save the Date: 2nd Annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6th!
Second Annual Holiday Venice Sign Lighting Block Party to Take Place Friday, December 6th
The Venice Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Angeles, along with presenting sponsors Venice Neighborhood Council, Venice Symphony Orchestra, Hotel Erwin and Townhouse are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting and Windward Crawl on Friday, December 6, at the Venice Sign on Windward Avenue.
Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a pre-lighting ceremony beginning at 7:45 p.m. and the actual lighting at 8:00 p.m. Councilperson Mike Bonin along with academy award-winning actress and Venetian Anjelica Huston will pull the switch and change the Venice Sign colors to Red and Green. Last year’s event was a tremendous success with actor Robert Downey Jr. helping to light the sign.
The City of Los Angeles is closing Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue during the event and there will be a stage for bands and holiday music. As part of the entertainment line-up, Venice Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free concert for the community. Conductor Wesley Flowers' distinctly Venice brand of classical music and mash-ups range from "Beck to Beethoven" and are sure to make this year's
A limited number of vendor tables are available. Call 310.822.5425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org reserve your table.
The Venice Chamber is also partnering with the Muscle Beach Toy Drive, Venice Beach’s annual event in concert with the LAPD Pacific Division. For local merchants, contact Joe Wheatley (email@example.com) as soon as possible if you would like to have a box delivered to your location. Boxes will be collected on December 7 and 8.
We are asking those attending the event to donate a new unwrapped toy. There will be a collection box at the Chamber booth.
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 remotely 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. A portion of the money we raise from this event will go toward upgrading the sign.