7th Venice Holiday Sign Lighting is set for Dec. 1st

This annual event has become one of the community’s favorite!  Live jams, sing alongs, hot cider, and a whole bunch of friendly faces are what you can expect.  And, once again Venice Paparazzi will be documenting it all, and will be hosting a fun holiday themed photo booth!  Woo hoo! Come celebrate with us on Sat. Dec. 1st!

Here is a message from the Venice Chamber of Commerce.

Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce and local merchants at the Seventh Annual Venice Holiday Sign Lighting on Saturday, December 1st, below the Venice Sign on Windward Avenue and Pacific Avenue. Festivities will begin at 6:15 p.m and the sign lighting will be at 8:00 p.m.Councilman Mike Bonin and special guest Andy Summers of The Police will pull the switch and change the Venice Sign colors from white to red and green.  Musical acts include indie band, Foxtrails, local rapper/r&b artist, Luckson, and Olivia Rox, a top 10 finalist from season 15 of American Idol, will be performing as the headliner.

Doors’ Robbie Krieger and the Potential Suitors at the 5th Venice Holiday Sign Lighting. Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

The Venice Chamber of Commerce is extremely grateful for the sponsors, for it is their contribution that makes this event possible! VIP Sponsors: Eaze, Google, Penske Media Corporation, Santa Monica Lexus, Santa Monica Toyota, and the Venice Whaler. Community Sponsors: General Real Estate, Bank of Venice, Venice Properties, Burn Fitness, Deasy Penner, AMO Marketing, Venice Free Ride, West Coast Investors, The Cadillac Hotel, Yo! Venice, Strong House Realty, Hotel Erwin, Venice Place, Strange Invisible Perfumes, Halton Pardee, Arthur Murray Dance Center, The Lincoln, Surfside, Frame, Great White, Rose Cafe, Venice Living Magazine, Butcher’s Daughter, Public Storage, The Waterfront, Venice Beach Suites, Breeze Suites, Venice West, Getaround, Zip Recruiter, South End, Sky Water, Campbell Wellman, System 1, Ben & Jerry’s Venice Beach, Sweetfin, Menotti’s, Townhouse, The Bord Room, Goldthread Tonics, Reed Architectural Group, Calisons, Humphry Slocombe, Tesuque Market, Wallflower, FlowerHire, Bird, Larry’s, Sole Bicycles, and The Sidewalk Cafe.

2017 “My Venice” Holiday Poster Contest Winners. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com

During the event, the City of Los Angeles will close Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue for on-stage entertainment and exhibits. A limited number of tables are available to those who participate in the event as a sponsor, and tables will be available for purchase  by businesses and nonprofit organizations looking to introduce themselves, their services or products to the Venice community. Those interested can call 310-822-5425 or email [email protected]

  • Date:  Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
  • Time:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: at the VENICE Sign, Windward Avenue & Pacific Ave.  Venice, CA.  View Map

For more info:  venicechamber.net

About the Venice Sign:

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. In 2007, the Venice Sign Restoration Project recreated and installed the contemporary version of this historic sign.  Since that time, the Venice Chamber has been responsible for maintaining the sign and for protecting its trademark. Today this lasting legacy is restored across Windward Avenue as a tribute to the celebrated Venice of years past and a modern day gateway to the world famous Venice Beach. Continuing year-round, the Venice Chamber of Commerce, through programs and events, raises funds to support the maintenance of the Venice Sign. Those interested in adopting a bulb or 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.

Here is a fun Venice Paparazzi fact!
VP has documented Venice Sign events since 2007! Wow 11 years! Woo hoo!

Thank you to Venice Chamber of Commerce and Venice Sign event producer George Francisco for utilizing our photography service.

View some of our favorite Venice Sign Holiday pics!

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LAPD’s Teresa Skinner, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, and Robert Downey Jr at the 1st Annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting in 2012

Jan. 4, 2017. Day of The Doors. Venice, California. #VeniceBeachFun © www.VenicePaparazzi.com