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Snow, song, and holiday cheer! The 2017 Venice Sign lighting event was lit!

December 2nd, 2017 -



2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Alex Stowell of Venice Paparazzi here.  It was a smashing good time on Windward Ave.!  Snow blew off the rooftops, rockstars ran through classic jams, carolers harmonized, local businesses passed out cookies and hot chocolate, and Venice came out to party!  Woohoo!

And the Venice Paparazzi A Team was out in full force.  We had a super fun, holiday themed photo booth and a team of roaming, ace photographers capturing the entire night.

Thank you to the Venice Chamber of Commerce for utilizing our photography services.  We appreciate your business and support.  View coverage below!

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2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

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Here is a message from Venice Sign Event Producer George Francisco. 

The crowd of thousands enjoyed an wide-ranging group of musical artists leading off with Venice High School student Kiev Morales and his virtuoso violin  performance; recent Art Crawl favorite chanteuse Apryll Aileen; two-time American Idol Finalist Adam Lasher and his  band then jammed; finally, headliners The Kenneth Brian Band featuring Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Steve Ferrone on drums came on to rock the house and were joined by Beach Boys founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Al Jardine as their special guest.  The crowd grooved to Beach Boys classics such as Surfin Safari, Help Me Rhonda and Barbara Ann.  

In addition, this year, we were proud to have 50 sponsors, 10 nonprofits and 5 City Services join us to kick off the holiday season!

And local resident Matthew Modine, multiple Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner, and the man responsible for some of our favorite film and tv characters came out to do the honors in lighting the Venice Sign red and green.  While Matthew is one of our cinematic heroes, he was joined by a real-life hero in retired Senior Lead Officer Peggy Thusing of the LAPD, as well as Councilman Mike Bonin, his son Jacob and Presenting Sponsor Ilan Kenig in flipping the switch!

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2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

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2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Matthew Modine and Michael Newhouse

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

LAPD Pacific Division

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

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2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Beach Boys founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Al Jardine

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

© VenicePaparazzi.com

© VenicePaparazzi.com

The Kenneth Brian Band and  Beach Boys Al Jardine

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Two-time American Idol Finalist Adam Lasher

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Canadian Singer Songwrite Apryll Aileen

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Venice High School student Kiev Morales

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

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2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Michael Greco

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Little girl enjoys the snow falling in Venice

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Senior Lead Officer Peggy Thusing.  Congratulations on your retirement.  Thank you for keeping the Venice Community safe for two decades

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Steve Ferrone

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Councilman Mike Bonin, his son Jacob

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Venice Art Crawl’s “My Venice Holiday” Poster Contest winners.  The all-star artists, by grade, are:

  • Kindergarten: Rocco Bushnaq, Coeur d’Alene Elementary.
  • 1st Grade: Rowen Killian, Walgrove Elementary.
  • 2nd Grade: Jacob Masi, Coeur d’Alene Elementary (his third Poster Contest win). 3rd Grade: Miette Moon-Sasik, Broadway Elementary.
  • 4th Grade: Elizabeth Martinez, Westminster Elementary.
  • 5th Grade: Sarit Avedon, Coeur d’Alene Elementary.
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2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Venice Sign Presenting Sponsor Ilan Kenig, Mathew Modine and George Francisco

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Alternative Lighting’s Todd.  Amazing job on the stage lighting!

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Snow in Venice

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Right: YoVenice’s leading lady and superstar Melanie Camp

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Santa, aka Venice Neighborhood’s Council’s Ivan

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

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2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Venice Beach Suites and Hotel’s Andy and Anne Marie Layman.

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Assemblywomen Autumn Burke

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Craig Keylo and his amazing Surfside Venice Team

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Venice Breeze Suites‘ Francine and Carl Lambert

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Venice Electric Bike Parade

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Christian Paul Meadows

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Eduardo Manila and Venice Paparazzi – VisitVeniceCA.com’s Alexander Stowell join in the photo group fun with Adam Lasher and his band

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Faye Livesey, Steve Vulin and Keli Gaines.   To Faye and Steve, we look forward to meeting the little one.  Congrats!

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Douglas and James’ Beach and the Canal Club‘s Daniel Samakow

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

Another cool Venice family enjoys some photo fun at the Venice Paparazzi photo booth.

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

And of course we had to get our group photo with Matthew Modine.  Fun!

2017 Venice Sign Holiday Lighting. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

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/All photos by Team Venice Paparazzi.  Photos sponsored by VeniceChamber.net.

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